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

Bristol Academy Flyers (BBL) re-signed 25-year old American guard Brandon Boggs (196-86kg-92, college: W.Carolina, agency: SPORTlab Agency). He played there last season. In 35 BBL games he averaged 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg.
The previous (15-16) season Boggs played at Kongsberg Miners in Norwegian BLNO where in 21 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg and 1.0bpg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements he played in the final of SoCon Tournament in 2012 and 2014. Boggs received also SoCon All-Tournament 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time.
Boggs graduated from Western Carolina University in 2014 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @sportlabagency)
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  Venezuela - Vaqueros inks DJ Stephens   - by Marcos Carlo - 3 days ago

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

  Venezuela - Guayama welcomes back Thornton  - by Marcos Carlo - 3 days ago

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


  Venezuela - Parra is back at Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

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


  Australia - Itzehoe tabs Nelson Kahler  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

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

  Colombia - FASTBREAK VALLE WANTS THE CHAMPIONSHIP  - by Victor Garcia - 4 days ago

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

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

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

Source.medi Bayreuth






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

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

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

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

  Iceland - Sverrisson re-signs at Njardvik  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

  NCAA1 - St. Bonaventure lands UNLV transfer guard Jalen Poyser  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

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

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

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


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

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

  ABA - Another Gwizzlies player overseas to China  - by Gianni Pascucci - 5 days ago

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

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

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

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

Leones de Ponce (BSN) inked experienced 34-year old American small forward Mike Harris (198-107kg-83, college: Rice). It is actually his comeback to Leones as he has played here before. Harris He moved there from Sichuan Blue Whales in Chinese CBA league where he started the season. In 11 games he averaged impressive 22.7ppg, 9.8rpg and 2.0apg this season. The last season Harris played also at Blue Whales (also in CBA). In 47 games he had very remarkable stats: 30.4ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice). A very good season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
Harris has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Imported Player of the Year award in 2013 and 2015.
Harris is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to five different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Harris has played previously professionally also in Iran, Kuwait (Al Qadsia), Ukraine and NBA (Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves) and China (Golden Bulls, Jiangsu Dragons, Leopards and Eagles).
He attended Rice University until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Gravelines to sign Benjamin Sene  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (ProA) tabbed 23-year old point guard Benjamin Sene (186-94). He moved there from Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (ProA). Sene has played there for the last seven years. In 34 ProA games he averaged 6.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.9apg. The last season he played also at Sluc Nancy. In 34 ProA games he had 10.8ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.9apg. Sene also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the ProA Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Sene represented France at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 5.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 26.3%.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - Tim Koch Stays With The Kirchheim Knights  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 5 days ago

Pro A team Kirchheim Knights have given their first contract extension in the off season to German Tim Koch (196-F-89). Koch is a 28 year old 196cm guard that will go into his fourth season with the team. Last season he played 31 games averaging 9.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 39.2%, 3PT: 45.7%, FT: 81.4%. The ex BBL veteran who played 98 games and played six seasons with the MHP RIesen Ludwigsburg is happy about prolonging his career in Kirchheim. "I feel very comfortable in Kirchheim and want to help develop the team", stressed Tim Koch. Last season the German scored in double figures in 16 games including a 29 point ourburst against Dresden. "Tim always gives his all for Kirchheim. This is a positive thing and big day for Kirchheim basketball", stressed head coach Michael Mai.
Source.Kirchheim Knights

  Germany - Lars Wendt Signs Extension With Bremerhaven  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 5 days ago

The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven continue to lay the foundation for next seasons team keeping their fourth player Lars Wendt after extending Ivan Elliott, Jordan Hulls and Adrian Breitlauch. Wendt is a 24 year old 191cm guard from Kiel that completed his first season in the BBL playing 30 games averaging 3,4ppg, and 1,5apg in 10,5mpg. "Lars Wendt (191-SG-92) is the perfect example how a player finds to his offense through good defense. He got better in the last part of the season, more consistent and got extra playing time through good play. He can be a good defender and finds his teammates. I hope he can add on to his good games from last season", stressed head coach Sebastian Machowski. He scored in double figures in three games including a 12 point effort against Munich, 11 points against Alba Berlin and 10 points against Wurzburg. "I had a fruitful talk with coach in the second half of the season putting up new goals as I wasn't happy with my game. I wnat to continue where I left off in the last games and heighten my game. I think that we can achieve a lot", stressed Lars Wendt.

Source:Eisbaeren Bremerhaven




  Germany - Dan Oppland Remains With The Nuernberg Falcons BC  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 5 days ago

Dan Oppland (203-F-84, college: Valparaiso) seems to be getting better with age as he is Mr Consistent put up his best numbers with the Nuernberg Falcons BC in his third year there and will continue to wear their jersey. The club annoinced the contract extension today. Oppland is a 33 year old 203cm forward from St Louis that will be entering his 12th professional season and fifth in Germany. Last season with the Nuernberg Falcons BC he played 27 games averaging 12.9ppg, Reb-4 (8.4rpg), 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 11.8%, FT: 67.8%. "He is our leader and identity figure. The reason why we got him in 2014. I am looking forward to be going into our fourth season together. We will build a strong team around him", stressed head coach Ralph Junge. Last season the American who has got experience playing in Holland, Poland, Sweden, Austria and Finland scored in double figures in 23 of 27 games and registered seven double doubles. His bests coring games were 23 points against Dresden and 19 points against Hanau.

Source:Nurnberg Falcons BC

  NBA - Celtics To Prioritize Gordon Hayward In Free Agency  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

The Celtics have the assets to pull off a trade for a star this summer, though the team is focusing its attention on the free agent market with the hopes landing Gordon Hayward (6'8''-G/F-90, college: Butler), Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. Wojnarowski notes that Boston could have a better idea of where it stands with Hayward leading up to the draft. Hayward didn't make an All-NBA team, which means he won't be eligible for the new designated player extension. That marginalizes the advantage that the Jazz have in re-signing the 27-year-old and it could open the door for another team to pry him from Utah. Celtics coach Brad Stevens recruited and coached Hayward at Butler University prior to making the jump to the professional ranks. Boston has just under $62MM in guaranteed salary on the books next season against a projected $101MM salary cap. Tyler Zeller has an $8MM non-guaranteed salary for next season, so if the team offers a max deal to a free agent, he'll most likely be released.
Courtesy of: hoopsrumors.com

  NCAA1 - UConn Receives Signed Letter From Recruit Isaiah Whaley  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

UConn welcomed Isaiah Whaley (6'10''-F) into the men's basketball fold Thursday, after receiving his signed national letter of intent. "Isaiah is a long, active player who will bring us great energy," coach Kevin Ollie said. "He gives us some more depth on the front line and I look forward to him coming in and fighting for playing time during his freshman year." Whaley, listed by UConn at 6 feet 9 and 195 pounds, is from Gastonia, N.C. After playing for Ashbrook High, where he averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.7 blocks as a junior and led the team to the state final, he moved to Evelyn Mack Academy in Charlotte and played a postgrad year at Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore. He averaged 21 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks at Mount Zion, which went 27-10 against top-level competition. "Isaiah has a skill set that is off the charts, especially for a player of his size," said Mount Zion coach Roderick Harrison. "He is really mobile around the basket, but he can step out and make jump shots. On defense, he can guard guards as well as the bigger guys." Whaley averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks at Evelyn Mack, which went 34-6 for coach Greg Primus. "Isaiah is super athletic - very fluid," Primus said. "He had a lot of college programs interested in him when he was with us. He's very quiet and shy, but he's a hard worker on the court. I think he'll keep getting better in college." Whaley helps fill the void left by three who transferred from UConn: Steven Enoch, Juwan Durham and Vance Jackson. Newcomers to the program next year include guard Antwoine Anderson, a grad transfer from Fordham; forward Eric Cobb, a junior college transfer from Chipola College; and freshmen forwards Tyler Polley and Josh Carlton. UConn has three more scholarships available. The spring signing period, which applies to national letters of intent, ended Wednesday, but players can still be added with financial aid agreements. UConn has been in the mix for forward Sidney Wilson, from Brewster Academy, and possibly guard Tremont Waters, from Notre Dame-West Haven, the state's top prospect. Wilson tweeted Thursday that he will not make his decision until after May 27.
Courtesy of: courant.com

  NCAA2 - Chris Gillett returns to Naestved as Assistant Coach  - by Daniel Poerschke - 5 days ago

US-American coach Chris Gillett will return as the assistant coach of danish top-league team Team FOG Naestved again for next season. Gillett came to Denmark last summer after multiple years of working in the NCAA 2 college ranks and spending the 2015/16 season in the United Kingdom as an assistant coach. While in the UK he won the british BBL championship with the Leicester Riders in 2016. This past season with Naestved, Gillett helped the club win the danish Cup trophy. The young american coach specializes in player development and video scouting.

  ABA - CJ Henderson appointed CEO of ABA Australia  - by Gianni Pascucci - 6 days ago

The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that CJ Henderson as been appointed CEO of ABA Australia, the second initiative in the league's international expansion. "The ABA brand is recognized worldwide," stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. "Each year, we send over 250 players to play internationally and have established some remarkable relationships. Many countries have expressed interest in the exciting ABA rules and in our fan-friendly affordable approach to professional basketball. We are very happy to have CJ leading the effort in Australia.
Though born in Oklahoma into a sports family with one member playing for the Harlem Globetrotters and the other being NFL legend Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson, CJ has been involved with basketball all his life and played internationally for two seasons. He is a US Navy veteran aboard the famous USS Missouri and has lived in Sydney Australia for 28 years including coaching two local teams to championships.
He currently runs a sports marketing business in Sydney and is partnered with a global sporting app along with some of the biggest names in the NBA. "As a young man I grew up watching the original ABA evolve and I am really lookig forward to re-creating that magic for the young people of Australia," added Henderson. "My first goal is to recruit 4-8 teams owners to form teams, and like the ABA, we'll make it the easiest to own and operate of any professional sports league. We are excited and pleased with this opportunity."
For more information, email CJ at interactivesportshub@outlook.com, Twitter: @sportshuboz, Instagram: sportshuboz, or visit www.sportshuboz.com or www.abaliveaction.com

  Argentina - Elliott is back at Cocodrilos, ex Quimsa  - by Francisco Vega - 6 days ago

Cocodrilos de Caracas (LPB) signed experienced 34-year old American guard Carl Elliott (193-83, college: G.Washington). It is actually his comeback to Caracas as he has played here before. Elliott He moved there from Quimsa in Argentinian LigaA where he played this season. In 30 games he had 13.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.8apg and 1.4spg. The last summer Elliott was tested by Indios de San Francisco (LNB) in Dominican Rep. league.
In 2007 he was drafted by Brooklyn Kings (USBL) in second round (17th overall).
The former George Washington University standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Elliott was voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LPB Player of the Year back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Elliott has played also professionally in Finland, Mexico (Fuerza Regia and Soles), Uruguay (Hebraica), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce), Venezuela (Centauros de Apure) and Dominican Republic (La Mattica and Leones de Santo Domingo).
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Australia - Gries/Oberhoffen could sign Demond Watt  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Gries/Oberhoffen BC (NM1) is about to agree terms with 28-year old American forward Demond Watt (200-89, college: Texas A&M-CC) who currently plays at Rockhampton Rockets in Australia. In four QBL games he had 12.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 4.5apg and 2.3bpg this season. This season Watt played at Angers BC in France.
He is quite experienced player. Watt has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Finland (UU Korihait), Iceland (KR Reykjavik), Sweden (Eco Orebro), United Kingdom (London Lions and Cheshire Phoenix), PBL (Gary Splash) and Mongolia (Sukhbaatar).
Watt attended Texas A&M - Corpus Christi until 2011 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Brazil - Faverani leaves FC Barcelona  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

29-year old Brazilian ex-international center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88) left FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa). In 6 games he averaged 9.2ppg and 5.0rpg this season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Faverani also played 9 games in Euroleague where he had 7.7ppg and 4.2rpg. The other team he played that season for was UCAM Murcia. In 15 Liga Endesa games he recorded 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg.
Among other achievements Faverani's team won Israeli Cup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year award back in 2011. Faverani was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Faverani experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Faverani has played previously professionally in Italy, NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (Valencia Basket, Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Brazil (Araraquara) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He is described as: A powerful pivot with great moves inside. Yet a "beast" defensively, he has improved his offensive skill, becoming a very good scoring center.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Ludovic Negrobar agreed terms with Gries/Oberhoffen  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

NM1 newcomer Gries/Oberhoffen BC strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old center Ludovic Negrobar (207-91). He moved there from Union Rennes Basket 35 in NM1. He has played there for the last three years. In 31 NM1 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.1spg and 1.4bpg. The last season Negrobar played also at Union_Rennes (also in NM2). He contributed to his team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Negrobar has played previously for three other teams: Limoges CSP Elite, Sceaux and Limoges CSP 2.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Dijon lands Nicolas Dorez  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) tabbed 18-year old power forward Nicolas Dorez (205-99). He moved there from Centre Federal du Basket-Ball in the NM1 where he played this season. Dorez has played there for the last three years. In 26 NM1 games he averaged 5.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.1apg. The last season he played also at CFBB (also in NM1). In 31 games he had 3.7ppg and 1.9rpg.
Dorez represented France at the World Championships U17 in Zaragoza (Spain) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 3.1ppg, 1.1rpg.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  France - Yanik Blanc signs at Poitiers  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Union Poitiers Basket 86 (ProB) landed 18-year old point guard Yanik Blanc (188-99). He moved there from Centre Federal du Basket-Ball in the NM1 where he played this season. In 30 NM1 games he averaged 10.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played also at CFBB (also in NM1). In 32 games he had 4.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg.
Blanc represented France at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 12.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 28.9%, FT: 61.5%.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - BV Chemnitz Keeps Daniel Mixich  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

His ultimate goal is the eadsyCredit BBL, but Daniel Mixich (182-PG-97) will continue to develop further in the Pro A with BV Chemnitz and fight for more minutes as the club extended his contract to 2019. Mixich is a 19 year old 182cm point guard that just completed his third season with BV Chemitz having tallied 90 Pro A games in this time and last season played 27 games averaging 3.9ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.4apg. "He is a very important part of the team and with 19 has much potential and we want to exploit that together", stressed head coach Rodrigo Pastore. He scored in double figures twice last season including a 18 point game against Paderborn and 11 points against Trier. "I feel very comfortable here and Chemnitz is like a second home for me", stressed Daniel Mixich.
Source:BV Chemnitz

  Germany - Oliver Clay Remains With Science City Jena  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

Science City Jena will hold on to German Oliver Clay (208-F/C-87) who will go into his seventh BBL season. Clay will turn 30 this summer and is a 208cm center that will play his second season with the club. Two seasons ago he helped the Eastern Germany team back to the BBL playing 38 games averaging 6.9ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 45.2%, FT: 51.1%. Last season in the BBL, he played 30 games averaging 2,6ppg and 2,7rpg. "Consistency is an important factor for our roster planning. We want to give the team an identity with established faces and Oliver Clay belongs there and is an important building block that gave his part to the success and filled his role well the last two seasons. He is a hard worker not only in games, but in practice. He was a very versatile player on the defensive end. We are happy to have him for another season", stressed head coach Bjoern Harmsen. His best game was a 11 point seven rebound game against Phoenix Hagen. "I am looking forward to another season in Jena. The city is beautiful and I will do my best to pay back the trust I was given. I feel comfortable in coach's system and am proud to play another season here", added Oliver Clay.
Source:Science City Jena

  Germany - SC Rasta Vechta Add David Gonzalvez  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

After splitting last season with BBL teams Ludwigsburg and Bayreuth playing 26 BBL games, the American will try his luck this upcoming season in the Pro A with SC Rasta Vechta. David Gonzalvez (193-G-87, college: Richmond) is a Georgia native that is 29 year old and 193cm and brings extensive professional experience to Vechta having played in France, Austria, Holland and Finland. Last season with Ludwigsburg he played Basketball Champions League playing 6 games averaging 4.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.2apg and played 8 BBL games averaging 6.5ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 53.3%, 3FGP: 37.5%, FT: 69.2%. He then moved to medi Bayreuth playing 18 games averaging 3,0ppg. "He is a winner and real team player. I am happy that we could get a guy like him with his European experience. We hope he brings good defense, energy and intensity", stressed head coach Doug Spradley. His best games were against his future team Vechta as he steered 16 points with Ludwigsburg and 12 points with Bayreuth. "I will work hard this summer on my game to bring my best with Rasta. My strength is my defense and I will do all that my team wants for us to win. I await that we have a successful season", warned David Gonzalvez.


The American started his basketball career in 2006 with Richmond (NCAA) playing a total of 131 games and as a senior played 35 games averaging 14.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 70.5%. He started his professional career in 2010 with Hermine Nantes Atlantique (France-ProB) playing 8 games averaging 10.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 64.3%, in Feb.'11 moved to Oberwart Gunners (Austria-A Bundesliga, starting five): 21 games: 8.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 69.6%. In the 2011-2012 season he played for the Eiffel Towers Den Bosch (Holland-Eredivisie) playing 41 games averaging 8.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), FGP-1 (65.2%), 3PT: 30.2%, FT: 64.0%. In the 2012-2013 season he played for WBC Raiffeisen Wels (Austria-A Bundesliga, starting five): 21 games: 13.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-2 (1.6spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 46.3%, FT: 76.4%. In the 2013-2014 season he returned back to the SPM Shoeters Den Bosch (Holland-Eredivisie) playing 42 games averaging 10.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 75.3%; and played EuroChallenge playing 6 games averaging 13.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 72.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 93.3%. In the 2014-2015 season he moved to Namika Lahti (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 45 games: 12.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.6apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 72.6%. In the 2015-2016 season he played for Kouvot Kouvola (Finland-Korisliiga) playing 51 games averaging 13.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 79.0%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been HS: Georgia AAAAA State Championship -05, All-Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention -09, CBI Championship All-Tournament Team -09, All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team -10, Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team -10, Atlantic 10 Tournament Finalist -10, Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team -10, Austrian Bundesliga A Champion -11, Austrian Bundesliga A Regular Season Runner-Up -11, Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Defensive Player of the Year -11, Eurobasket.com Austrian League All-Defensive Team -11, Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -12, Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Runner-Up -12, 14, Dutch Eredivisie Champion -12, Dutch Supercup Finalist -13, Austrian Cup Semifinals -13, Dutch Supercup Winner -14, Dutch Cup Semifinals -14, Dutch Eredivisie Finalist -14, Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 2nd Team -16, Eurobasket.com Finnish Korisliiga All-Imports Team -16, and Finnish League Champion -16.

Source:SC Rasta Vechta






  Germany - The Bayer Giants Leverkusen Hold Tim Schonborn And Alexander Blessig  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

Pro B team Bayer Giants Leverkusen continue to build their team for the new season and have held on to Germans Tim Schonborn (193-G/F-90) and Alexander Blessig. Schonborn is a 26 year old 193cm guard that completed his first season with the Giants showing that he was their best German player playing 24 games averaging 12.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, FGP-3 (64.4%), 3PT: 32.9%, FT: 87.9%. The ex Rhondorf guard scored in double figures in 15 games and his best scoring games were 26 against BG Karlsruhe and 20 points against Nordlingen. "We are happy that Tim will wear our jersey this season. He performed the way we expected him to. He has gained valuable experience and it is important that we have someone like him", stressed Achim Kuczmann. "I have got used to Leverkusen and am loking forward to my second season here. Despite losing early in the playoffs, i saw the season as positive. Now important is to work hard and get to the top", stressed Tim Schonborn.

The club also kept Alexander Blessig who is a 23 year old 188cm guard that will go into his second season with the team. The ex FC Bayern Munich and Alba Berlin 2 player who played at Rollins (NCAA2) averaged 8,0ppg and 4,1apg. He scored in double figures in five games and had 21 points against Leipzig. "He was exactly the missing puzzle piece that we were looking for. He was one of the best Germans in the league at the point guard position and developed well. The contract extension of Alexander had a high value for our planning for this upcoming season", stated Achim Kuczmann.

Source:Bayer Giants Leverkusen




  Germany - Enosch Wolf Stays With The Hamburg Towers  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

2011 NCAA champion Enosch Wolf (215-C-90, college: Connecticut) will continue to play with Pro A team Hamburg Towers as he recieved a contract extension. Wolf is a 26 year old 215cm center that last season played 25 games for the Hamburg Towers averaging 9.0ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 69.8%. The club is thrilled that the Goettingen native will remain for another season. "He was our emotional leader. He always left his heart on the court. We wanted to continue to work with him in the future and are happy that it worked", stated Marvin Willoughby. Wolf who played with Bonn and Bayreuth in the BBL amassing 18 BBL games scored in double figures 11 times and had two double doubles. His best games were against MBCand Baunach where he hadc 17 points apiece. "I can hardly wait to play another season for this team because it is special to play for this city and fans. I want to thank Marvin Willoughby, Hamed Attarbashi and Benka Barloschky for their trust. There was no doubt that I wanted to stay here as I feel comfortable on and off the court", stressed Enosch Wolf.

Source:Hamburg Towers

  Germany - The ETB Wohnbau Baskets Keep Head Coach Igor Krizanovic Until 2019  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

Head coach Igor Krizanovic has gone through the highs and lows of the ETB Wohnbau Baskets like no other as he has been on board since 2007 and that will continue. Despite not being able to keep the Essen professional basketball club in the Pro A, management has kept trust in the 44 year old coach and will go into the Pro B giving him a two year contract extension. Igor Krizanovic will go into his 11th season with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets and has led the club into the playoffs on two occassions. The Croatian has taken much of the blame and knows there is much work to be done to get back to the Pro A after one Pro B season. "The team developed well last season and there is still much potential. The players had charachter. Planning the new roster is a process and won't take one or two weeks", stressed Igor Krizanovic . "We are happy that Igor will remain a part of the ETB family. We are convinced that he is the right man for the job and are happy with this cooperation", stressed ETB Wohnbau Baskets CEO Niklas Cox.
Source: ETB Wohnbau Baskets

  Germany - Martin Linssen To Play For The Valparaiso Crusaders  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

German big man Marten Linssen (204-C-98) will try the NCAA route via the Valparaiso Crusaders. Linssen is a 18 yera old 204cm center that will be turning 19 on August 30th and played 25 games for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen the last two seasons with 3 Pro A games and 22 Pro B games. Last season in the Pro B averaged 4,4ppg and 3,5rpg. He will be playing for ex Bayer Giants Leverkusen guard Matt Lottich who is the head coach at Valparaiso. "We are extremely excited to add Marten to the Valpo basketball family,. Marten is an extremely motivated young man who really has a strong desire to compete. Marten is unique in that he is very light on his feet for a young man his size. He has great touch around the basket and loves to rebound. We expect a bright future in a Valpo uniform for Marten", stressed Matt Lottich. His best game last season was a 12 point seven rebound performance against Rhondorf.
Source: Valparaiso Crusaders

  Germany - Joshua Wilcher Joins the Itzehoe Eagles  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

It doesn't always have to be an American point guard in the Pro B as both northern German Pro B teams SC Rist Wedel showed last weekend hauling in Nino Celebic from Serbia and yesterday the Itzehoe Eagles announced the arrival of JJoshua Wilcher (178-PG-91, college: Cent.Wyoming). JJoshua Wilcher is a 26 yera old 178cm point guard that has the British/Australian citzenship. He played mostly in Australia, but made a name in the British BBL the last three years putting up consistent stats with Plymouth and Cheshire. The Melbourne native who got a year of experience in the States with Central Wyoming CC may not be the biggest player, but head coach Pat Elzie is impressed with his abilities. "He is a clever player and his good stats in the BBL in the UK are comparable to our Pro B", stressed Pat Elzie.

After a season in the States,Wilcher returned down under in 2011 and played with the Melbourne Tigers (NBL)and Sandringham Sabres (ABA) playing 23 games averaging 16.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 5.5apg, 2FGP: 40.5%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 80.0%. In the 2012-2013 season he got his first taste of the UK BBL playing for the Reading Rockets (United Kingdom-EBL D1) playing 6 games averaging 22.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 4.5apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 42.1%, FT: 67.4% and also played for the Bendigo Braves (SEABL) playing 16 games averaging 10.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.1apg, Blocks-5 (6.3bpg), FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 25.5%, FT: 50.0%. He then played two seasons for the Plymouth University Raiders (BBL) playing 34 games averaging 13.8ppg, 4.3rpg, Assists-2 (6.9apg), FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 80.1%, and in his second season there played 21 games averaging 13.2ppg, 4.2rpg, Assists-2 (6.6apg), FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 28.4%, FT: 74.7%. Last season he played for the Cheshire Phoenix (United Kingdom-BBL) playing 13 games averaging 15.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 6.0apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 47.2%, 3FGP: 40.7%, FT: 83.3%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Australian National Team -09, Oceania Championships In Saipan (N.Mariana) -09 (Champion): 6 games: 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 31.6%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 50.0%, British National Cup Winner -14, British EBL Division One Regular Season Champion -14, British EBL Division One Finalist -14, British BBL Trophy Semifinals -15, Eurobasket.com All-British BBL Honorable Mention -15, Australian QBL Regular Season Champion -16, and Australian QBL Semifinals -16.

Source:Itzehoe Eagles

  Germany - The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven Secure Adrian Breitlauch Until 2019  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 6 days ago

Adrian Breitlauch (192-G/F-93, agency: Octagon Europe) will remain with BBL team Eisbaeren Bremerhaven until 2019. Breitlauch is a 23 year old 193 cm guard that will turn 24 in September and is one of the rare German players that has made the jump from the Regionaliga 2 over a few years to the BBL and showed that he can stay in Germany's top league. Last season with Bremerhaven the ex Pro B player from Itzehoe played 26 games averaging 1,2ppg. "It is super that he will stay the next 2 years. He identifies 100% with the city and club and gave a lot of enjoyment with his play. He fights for every offensive rebound and gives the team energy. I hope he can continue to develop and become a valuable part of the team", added head coach Sebastian Machowski. The German averaged 7,9 minutes per game and his best game was a 8 point game in 15 minutes against SC Rasta Vechta. "I had a positive first season in the BBL and it went better than I had expected. I want to build on that in the next 2 years. I am thankful for the Eisbaeren that I get the chnace to play in my hometown. That is a big plus for me", stated Adrian Breitlach.

Source.Eisbaeren Bremerhaven.



  Japan - Tate is back at Tijuana, ex Saitama Bron.  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Zonkeys de Tijuana (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 32-year old American power forward Cyrus Tate (203-120kg-85, college: Iowa). It is actually his comeback to Tijuana Zonkeys as he has played here before. Tate He moved there from Saitama Broncos in Japanese B League D3 where he started the season. In 28 games he had 11.0ppg and 7.6rpg this season. Tate also played that season for Kagoshima (B League) in Japanese league. In four B League D3 games he recorded 9.8ppg and 6.8rpg.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Tate was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) as #5 pick overall.
He attended University of Iowa until 2009 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Tate won Israeli National League championship title in 2013. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention back in 2011 and 2012.
Tate is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Tate has played previously professionally in Turkey (Final Genclik), Venezuela (Espartanos), Japan (Sanen Neophoenix, Orange Vikings and Fukuoka Rizing), Israel (Ironi Nes Ziona) and Mexico (Huracanes).
He could be described: A strong player who gives his best in banging inside and in tough defense. Has a limited range, but makes his job done offensively shooting very near to the basket.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Lithuania - Osvaldas Matulionis leaves Obradoiro  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

26-year old Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-100kg-91, agency: Dynamics Global Management) left Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (Liga Endesa). In 19 games in Spain he recorded just 2.6ppg and 1.6rpg this season.
The last season Matulionis played at Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (LEB Gold) where in 32 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9spg (in top 3).
Among other achievements he played in the final of Spanish LEB Gold Play-Off in 2015. Matulionis received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) six years ago. Matulionis' team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 3 games: 1.7ppg.
Matulionis has played also professionally in Estonia (Parnu) and Lithuania (LSU-Atletas, Lietkabelis and Siauliai).
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  NBA - 76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers all have interest in J.J. Redick (6'4''-G-84, college: Duke) in free agency. While the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in re-signing Redick, media reports have consistently indicated he's their free agent most likely to sign elsewhere. The 76ers are the team said to be most interested in Redick. 'Brooklyn, the Knicks are teams that have interest in Redick. We'll see how far they're willing to pay,' said Adrian Wojnarowski. Redick has been connected to the Knicks with the possibility of the Clippers revisiting trade talks for Carmelo Anthony.
Courtesy of: realgm.com

  NCAA1 - Texas lands commitment from top five recruit Mo Bamba  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Mohamed Bamba (7'0''-C-98), a top five prospect in the Class of 2017 and the potential No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, announced on Thursday that he will be attending Texas for what is expected to be his one and done season. Bamba is a 7-foot-1 center with a 7-foot-9 wingspan and the potential to be a Rudy Gobert-esque defensive presence around the rim. He picked Texas over Kentucky, Duke and Harvard, among others. Texas has already added point guard Matt Coleman in the class, and the expectation is that Andrew Jones will be returning for his sophomore season. If wings Eric Davis and Kerwin Roach take a step forward, the Longhorns have the kind of young talent to make some noise in the Big 12.
Courtesy of: nbcsports.com

  NCAA1 - Tevin Mack commits: From Dreher to Texas to the SEC  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Former Dreher High standout Tevin Mack (6'7''-G/F-97) wanted to get closer to home after deciding to transfer from the University of Texas. Mission accomplished. Mack has committed to coach Avery Johnson and Alabama, ESPN reported Wednesday night. A rising junior, he will have to sit out a season and then be eligible to suit up for the Crimson Tide for the 2018-19 season. The 6-foot-7 Mack was the Longhorns' leading scorer when coach Shaka Smart indefinitely suspended him in January for a violation of team rules. His mother, Paula Mack, told Phil Kornblut earlier this year that the distance from home became a big issue for her son. 'He kind of felt like he was out there by himself with no family,' she said. 'He was 18 when he left. He was OK with it, but last year he really didn't want to go back and we talked him in to going back. He said once he got there he realized how far it was.' In 15 games this season Mack averaged nearly 15 points and 5 rebounds per game. As a freshman he averaged 5 points and 2 rebounds per game.
Courtesy of: thestate.com

  Russia - Head Coach Evgeny Pashutin and Unics part ways  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

48-year old head coach Evgeny Pashutin (agency: BeoBasket) left Unics Kazan (VTB). Pashutin has coached there for the last three years.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he coached in the final of VTB United League in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Pashutin was also voted Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Coach of the Year back in 2012 and 2013.
He was coaching Russian Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015, and coached also U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006.
Pashutin has coached previously two other teams: Spartak St.Petersburg and Lokomotiv.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Belgium - Matt Bingaya joins Limburg United  - by Eurobasket News - 7 days ago

Hubo Limburg United (Euromillions League) agreed terms with 23-year old American guard Matt Bingaya (193-95kg-94, agency: Lebedintsev Andriy). He just graduated from Fairmont State University (NCAA2). In 33 games he had very impressive stats: 19.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg this season. Bingaya helped them to win the regular season and make it to the MEC Tournament final. Quite impressive season as he was selected All-MEC Player of the Year, named to All-MEC 1st Team and named to MEC All-Tournament Team. The last season he played also at another team Falcons in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA2 where in 30 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 18.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg.
As mentioned above Bingaya is just out of the college and it will be his first full season as a pro.
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @GuidoGuida)
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  Brazil - RETAbet Bilbao Basket adds Fischer to their roster, ex Flamengo  - by Eurobasket News - 7 days ago

RETAbet Bilbao Basket (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 26-year old Brazilian international point guard Ricardo Fischer (185-91). He moved there from Flamengo in Brazilian NBB league where he played this season. In 21 games he recorded 8.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.7apg. The last season Fischer played at Paschoalotto/Bauru (also in NBB). In 24 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 3.9rpg and 5.1apg (top 3). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League 2nd Team.
He played in the final of Liga Americas in 2016.
Fischer also represented Brazil at the FIBA Americas in Mexico two years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 4 games: 4.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg.
Fischer's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Fischer has played previously professionally also in Switzerland (Martigny, MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket and Rh.Herens) and Brazil (Hebraica and Sao Jose/Vinac).
On Fischer: Rare and true amazing basketball talent at the point guard position ... excellent court awarness ... sees plays before getting ball in his hands, thus he has great anticipation and becomes very hard to guard ... excellent long range shooter and driver for his age ... seems to always know what to do and quickly picks systems and plays up ... competitive and hard nosed ... defensively does not back down to anyone, likes to play defense ... shows toughness against older and more mature players ... will grow into an excellent player and his overall talent is very high ... moves well, is rapid and has quick feet with good body control ... good handles ... can create his shot and creates well for others ... fast and dangerous in the open court.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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