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  Spain - Palma released Mutakabbir  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Palma Air Europa de Palma de Mallorca (LEB Gold) released 26-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) guard Khalid Mutakabbir (193-86kg-91, college: Presbyterian, agency: Duran International). In 6 LEB Gold games he had 5.5ppg and 3.2rpg this season. Mutakabbir played there last season where in 8 LEB Gold games he recorded 8.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0spg.
He has played previously professionally also in Greece (Aiolos Trikallon).
Mutakabbir attended Presbyterian College until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Turkey - Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria could sign David Hawkins, ex Galatasaray  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) is about to agree terms with experienced 35-year old American guard David Hawkins (194-100kg-82, college: Temple) who played last time at in Turkey.
In 2004 he was drafted by Florence Flyers (USBL) in fourth round (43rd overall).
The former Temple University staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hawkins won Turkish League championship title in 2012. He was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2013.
Hawkins has played also professionally in Italy (Armani Milano, Roma Virtus, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Napoli J.News), NBA (Houston Rockets) and Turkey (Galatasaray and Besiktas).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria.
On Hawkins: Athletic player with tremendous basketball instincts. Has a very powerful body, that enables him to guard higher opponents and to battle for the rebounds. His good passing skills allow him to spend some time at the point, but his ideal position is at the SG, where he produces lots of points.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Uruguay - Sweetney re-signs at U Universitario  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Urunday Universitario (LUB) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old American forward Michael Sweetney (203-131kg-82, college: Georgetown). He played there last season. In 14 LUB games he had 10.9ppg, 12.7rpg (#3 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.1bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
In 2003 Sweetney was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in first round (9th overall). He attended Georgetown University and it is his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Sweetney's team made it to the Puerto Rican BSN Semifinals in 2010 and 2012. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 1st Team back in 2010.
Sweetney is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Sweetney has played previously professionally in China (Guangzhou), Dominican Rep., Venezuela (Guaiqueries), NBA (Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics), Puerto Rico (Vaqueros, Brujos and Cangrejeros), Uruguay (Atenas and Bigua), Dominican Republic (Metros de Santiago) and D-League (Erie Bay Hawks).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at U Universitario.
Sweetney could be described: Can rebound and has great shooting touch. Mike catches the ball in traffic. He also has good scoring instincts in the post.
True size and athleticism are a bit of concern; great hands and knows how to score; an animal in the paint
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By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Uruguay - Olimpia adds Mitchell to their roster, ex Tijuana  - by Eurobasket News - 3 days ago

Club Atletico Olimpia Montevideo (LUB) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette). He played last summer at Zonkeys de Tijuana in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 32 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 4.8apg (top 4) and 1.7spg (in top 5). Mitchell helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game. He also played that season for Lobos UAD Mazatlan (also in CIBACOPA) where in 20 games he averaged remarkable 19.1ppg, 4.9rpg and 3.6apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game.
In 2006 Mitchell was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in second round (20th overall).
He attended University Louisiana at Lafayette and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mitchell was voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Import Player of the Year back in 2011.
He is quite experienced player. Mitchell's career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Mitchell tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in France (Paris-Levallois), Germany, Sweden (KFUM Jamtland), Ukraine (Mykolaiv), Venezuela (Bucaneros), Israel (Maccabi Rishon), South Korea (SK Knights) and D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders, Iowa Energy and Westchester Knicks).
Mitchell is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Olimpia.
On Mitchell: A very athletic perimetral player, who can easily go inside to finish. Thanks to great 1-vs-1 skills, can beat any opponent, but sometimes plays out of control. Can spend time in the 2 and 3 positions, needs to improve his FT accuracy, because he gains lots of fouls and he's not able to "capitalize" them all.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Venezuela - Cocodrilos de Caracas prepares for Liga de las Americas FIBA (Group D)  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Even though they still have to fill 3 roster spots for foreign players and have another 2 key Venezuelan players active overseas with other teams, Cocodrilos de Caracas, the current title holder of Venezuela's LPB, is getting ready for the upcoming Liga de las Americas FIBA 2017, in which they'll play in Group D against Academia de la Montana (Colombia), Weber Bahia Basket (Argentina) and the hosts, Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rico) in Ponce, Puerto Rico, February 10th-12th.
Head coach Nestor Salazar, with the help of assistant coaches Nelson Solorzano , Jose Dos Santos and Gustavo Maza , is already working at Cocodrilos Sports Park in Caracas with a group that is still missing 3 foreign players and Venezuelans Lenin Lopez (198-F-91) and Jovanni Diaz (195-G-92), who are currently playing in Chile.
Salazar is coaching the team for a 12th consecutive season. His roster includes Yochuar Palacios (196-F-85), Angel Blanco (97), Moises Teixeira (180-PG-92), Cesar Garcia (193-G/F-90, agency: Pro Sports), Nelson Palacios (196-SF-92), Jose Rodriguez, Kelvin Caraballo (195-F-88) and rookies Aaron Espinoza (96), Asa Acosta (G), Jesus Armas, Rances Valdez, Alvaro Rodriguez (190-G-99), Jenderson Rondon, Melvin Zambrano, Endry Salcedo, Evert Bernal, Dani Arias, Gabriel Diaz, Teobaldo Marcano, Carlos Lopez, Christopher Guerrero and Gilberto Hernandez.
The absence of Lopez and Diaz will be solved through talks with the general management of their current team in Chile, Puente Alto, according to GM Rostin Gonzalez.


  Venezuela - Guaros de Lara gets ready for Liga de las Americas FIBA, brings in Carter, Abreu and Rodgers  - by Francisco Vega - 3 days ago

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guaros de Lara, now coached by three-time LPB champion Jorge Arrieta , is getting ready for the upcoming edition of the FIBA Americas League, in which they will defend their 2016 continental championship. They will play in Group B, set for action January 27th till the 29th in Monterrey, Mexico, against Caballos de Cocle (Panama), Leones de Quilpe (Chile) and the hosts, Fuerza Regia Monterrey (Mexico).
The general management is bringing back most of the Venezuelan core of the roster with the presence of Heissler Guillent (186-PG-86), Gregory Echenique (206-C-90, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports), Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86), Nestor Colmenares (203-PF-87, college: Campbellsville, agency: Pro Sports), Windi Graterol (204-C-86, agency: Pro Sports), Rafael Guevara (193-F/G-79), Jose Martinez (196-F-82), Kenji Urdaneta (188-PG-85, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC), Daniel Macuare (190-F-84) and Yohanner Sifontes (192-G-92), alongside rookies Jose Ascanio, Amos Acosta (175-G-96), Heldrin Guillent, Yoxander Cardozo (187-G-00), Yoeser Valera, Ricardo Medina (C-95) and Emir Arteaga.
American-Venezuelan SF Leon Rodgers (201-F-80, college: N.Illinois) will play for Guaros only in this international tournament and later on will join the roster of Marinos de Anzoategui for LPB 2017.
Regarding the coaching staff, Arrieta will get help from assistant coaches Yonaicker Ecker , Ricardo Moreno and Cruz Salcedo , while Diego Vasquez will be in charge of scouting.
SG Zach Graham (198-G-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro Sports) is back as foreign player and the team has also signed American-Puerto Rican PG-SG Alex Abreu (180-PG-91, college: W.Georgia) and PG-SG Russell Carter (196-G-85, college: Notre Dame). Carter was a late addition, since the team was unable to bring Orien Greene, who had legal issues back in the United States that made him unavailable to come despites reaching an agreement for him to play.



  Greece - Lavrio replaces Jito Kok with Sean Evans  - by Stefanos Marolachakis - 4 days ago

GS Lavrio (A1) adds 29-years old Power Forward Sean Evans (203-104kg-88, college: St.John's) to their roster. Sean Evans played last season in Sakarya Isik Koleji (TBL) and averaged 15 points and 11.2 points in 40 games and will replace Dutch center Jito Kok (206-94). Jito Kok averaged 3.92 points, 3.85 rebounds and 1.54 blocksin 13 games in Greek Basketball League.
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  Basketball Champions League - Aris part ways with Buckner  - by Giorgos Diploidis - 4 days ago

Eric Buckner (208-C/F-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee Services) agreed with Aris Thessaloniki to solve their contract as it was officiallly announnced by the club of Thessaloniki. He will probably join Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket to be his next team.
His last game with the team of Thessaloniki was in the semi final of the Greek Cup where Aris Thessaloniki beat AEK Athens 77-76 to qualify to the final where they will face the winner of the other semi final between Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus and Panathinaikos Athens which will take place on Monday (16/01).
The player
in 10 games in the Greek League had 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2bpg whereas in 9 games in Basketball Champions League had 7.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3bpg.

  China - Anadolu Efes add Kirk to their roster, ex Guangzhou  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 4 days ago

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 26-year old American center Alex Kirk (211-114kg-91, college: N.Mexico, agency: Pensack Sports). He supposed to play at Guangzhou Securities in Chinese CBA league, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 7 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.9bpg this season. The last season Kirk played at The Flexx Pistoia in Italian Serie A where in 33 games he averaged remarkable 16.3ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.3bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
He represented USA at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) four years ago.
Kirk has played previously professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks) and D-League (Canton Charge).
He attended University of New Mexico until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: For a big man, he is a very good passer and can make shots from 15-20 feet.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Germany - PS Karlsruhe Add D'Andre Bullard  - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber - 4 days ago

/Pro B team PS Karlsruhe have added strength to their guard rotation bringing in D'Andre Bullard (193-G-93, college: Virginia Union). Bullard is a 23 year old 193cm guard from Apopka, Florida that is playing his second professional season. Last season as a rookie he played for Leeds Force (United Kingdom-BBL): 30 games: 7.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 39.6%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 61.1%. He started his basketball career in 2011 with Florida A&M (NCAA) playing 32 games averaging 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg. In his second season there he played 20 games averaging 4.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg. As a junior at Florida A&M (NCAA), he played 31 games averaging 2.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.3apg. He moved to Virginia Union (NCAA2) as a senior playing 18 games averaging 10.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 62.2%.
Source:PS Karlsruhe

  Greece - Al Riyadi adds Evangelos Ziagkos to coaching staff  - by Greg - 4 days ago

Defending champion Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Pepsi LBL) strenghtened its coaching staff by adding 42-year old Greek coach Evangelos Ziagkos. He will be an assistant to Ahmad Farran.
Ziagkos coached most recently at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek A2 League. He received Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Coach of the Year Award previous season. Ziagkos has coached also professionally for other Greece teams.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Japan - Fubon Braves welcome back Barron, ex Toyama Grouses  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Fubon Braves (SBL) inked experienced 36-year old American center Earl Barron (211-109kg-81, college: Memphis). It is actually his comeback to Fubon Braves as he has played here before. Barron started the season at Toyama Grouses in Japanese B League. In 19 games he averaged 11.3ppg and 7.1rpg this season.
The most of last season Barron spent at Fubon Braves where in 36 SBL games he was the best scorer with impressive 26.9ppg and recorded 15.7rpg (leader !!!) and 1.5apg. Barron helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Asia-basket.com Taiwanese SBL All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. He also spent pre-season at the Hawks in NBA earlier that year.
Barron's team won D-League Showcase Cup in 2015.
He is a very experienced player. Barron has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Barron has played previously professionally in China (Shanxi Zhongyu and Qingdao Eagles), Italy, Lebanon (Al Moutahed), Philippines (Meralco Bolts), Puerto Rico (Atleticos), Turkey, NBA (Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Fubon Braves.
Barron attended University of Memphis until 2003 and it is his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: A very big and long guy, also enough athletic for his size. Started his career as a forward, this is why offensively he likes to play front to the basket, to use his good mid-range shot. He is a good free throw shooter too, something not usual for a so big man. Needs to improve defensively and at the rebounding department, however, some say he's too soft..
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  NBA - White comes back to Miami Heat  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Miami Heat strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old forward Okaro White (206-93kg-92, college: Florida State). It is actually his comeback to the Heat as he has played here before. White started the season at Sioux Falls Skyforce. In 23 D-League games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg this season.
White has never been drafted by the NBA.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Greek League Semifinals in 2016. White received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Rookie of the Year award in 2016.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Virtus Bologna) and Greece (Aris).
White attended Florida State until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A not so techical skilled but very athletic PF, who should improve his perimetral skills and ball handling to make a succesful transition to the 3 position. Has great running abilities and leaping skills, can play almost everytime above the rim offensively, can make his job done defensively.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  NBA - Hawks Expected To Sign Gary Neal To 10-Day Contract  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

The Atlanta Hawks are expected to sign Gary Neal (6'4''-G-84, college: Towson) to a 10-day contract. Neal worked out this week for the Hawks. The Hawks would have to create a roster spot to make room for Neal, who is currently playing for the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League. Neal played under Mike Budenholzer ‎when both were with the Spurs and is a career 38-percent shooter from 3-point range.
Courtesy of: realgm.com

  Poland - KK Warszawa adds Marcin Kosinski and Krystian Kozluk to the roster  - by Greg - 4 days ago

According to sources KK Warszawa (2Liga) have strenghtened thier roster with addition of 32-year old former international guard Marcin Kosinski (186-85, also known as Ivo Kitzinger). He played most recently at Legia W-wa (1Liga) back in 2015. In 15 games he recorded 6.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg that season.
He was a member of Polish international program for some years. Kosinski played for Polish Senior National Team between 2007 and 2009 including European Championships in Spain in 2007. His stats at that event were 3 games: 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 40%.
Second player who joined KK Warszawa is Krystian Kozluk (205-C-94) who started this season at OKK Sokol Ostrow Mazowiecka (2Liga). In 17 games he had 11.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2.2spg, 2.7bpg, 2FGP: 59.1%, 3FGP: 13.3%, FT: 43.8%.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Romania - Olimpic inks Isiah Stokley  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

BC Olimpic Baia Mare (Liga Nationala) signed American guard Isiah Stokley (193-91kg, college: LIU Post). He played last season at NY Court Kingz (ABA) in the U.S.
Stokley played at the ECC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
He graduated from LIU Post in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Slovenia - Caceres ink Andraz Kavas, ex Rogaska  - by Eurobasket News - 4 days ago

Caceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad (LEB Gold) agreed terms with 25-year old Slovenian forward Andraz Kavas (208-107kg-92, college: Harding, agency: Two Points). He started the season at Rogaska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM, but left the team in Oct.'16. But in only one Liga Nova KBM game he did not score anything and had only 4 rebounds. Kavas played in the final of GAC Tournament.
He was voted All-GAC 1st Team in 2015 at his college time.
Kavas has played also professionally in Slovenia for Jance Prit.
He attended Harding University until 2016 and it is his first season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Spain - Unicaja lands Alen Omic  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 5 days ago

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) landed 25-year old Slovenian international center Alen Omic (216-102kg-92). He started the season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish BSL league. In 5 games he averaged 8.6ppg and 6.2rpg this season. Omic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he had just 2.9ppg and 1.5rpg. The last season he played at Gran Canaria. In 35 Liga Endesa games he recorded 12.0ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.1apg. Omic helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Omic also played 21 games in Eurocup where he got 14.0ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.4apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements Omic's team won Slovenian Supercup in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup European Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Center of the Year award in 2016.
Omic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Omic also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 59.3%, FT: 44.4%.
Omic has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Un.Olimpija and Zlatorog.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Turkey - Eric Buckner (ex Aris) signs at Demir IBB  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (BSL) landed 27-year old American power forward Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia State, agency: David Lee Services). He started the season at Aris in Greek A1 league. In 10 games he averaged 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.2bpg this season. Buckner also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 7.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3bpg. The last summer he played at Henan Shedianlaojiu in Chinese NBL. In 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.6ppg, 13.0rpg, 1.9apg and 3.3bpg. Buckner helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Buckner has played previously for three other Turkey teams: Turk Telekom, Usak Sportlif and Istanbul BBSK.
He attended Georgia State until 2012 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Buckner is described as: Combines scoring and rebounding with excellent shot blocking ability. .. Lacks bulk but runs the floor very well.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Argentina - Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata signs Raul Salvatierra, ex BOL NT  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (TNA) signed 26-year old Bolivian international forward Raul Salvatierra (200-91). just played at Bolivian National Team in Bolivian league.
He also represented Bolivia at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.8ppg, Reb-2 (9.6rpg), 1.2apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 27.3%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 50.0%.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Argentina - Penarol tabs Roy Booker, ex Bauru  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) inked 33-year old American shooting guard Roy Booker (191-95kg-84, college: Southeast Missouri State). He played in the summer at Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB league. In 8 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2006 Booker was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in second round (12th overall).
He attended Southeast Missouri State and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Booker played in the final of Paulista League.
Among other achievements he received Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team award in 2015.
Booker is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to thirteen different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Booker has played previously professionally in Austria (UBC St. Polten), Cyprus (Etha), France (Saint Vallier and Lille Metropole), Germany, Holland, Hungary (Kormend and Marso Nyiregyhazi KK), Israel (Hapoel Afula), Slovakia (Prievidza), Syria (Al Karameh), Turkey, Australia (Ballarat Miners) and D-League (Texas Legends).
His game is described as: A combo guard with great scoring skills. He is working on his handle and court vision to become a true PG.
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)
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  Argentina - Estudiantes Concordia tabs Pedro Calderon  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Estudiantes Concordia (LigaA) inked experienced 37-year old former international center Pedro Calderon (209-80) from Boca Jrs. In 23 LigaA games he averaged 4.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Calderon played at Regatas Corrientes where in 59 LigaA games he had 5.7ppg and 4.0rpg.
Among other achievements his team won Argentinian LigaA Regular Season for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
Calderon was a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He was called to Argentinian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2006 and previously for U21 National Team between 2000 and 2001.
Calderon has played also professionally in Brazil (Metodista/Sao Bernardo do Campo, Assis Basket and Mogi), Argentina (Obras Basket, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Estudiantes Olavarria, Automovil Club and Olimpico de La Banda) and Puerto Rico (Barceloneta).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Estudiantes Concordia.
Calderon's game is described as: The most improved inside player in last Liga A season. Took great advantage from a larger playing time, and increased all his figures. Can score inside, has a good touch even to hit a 3 pointer, improved his defensive presence.
By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)
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  Bolivia - ASS Sale signs Jason Jones  - by Greg - 5 days ago

As de Sale (D1) signed 27-year old American guard Jason Jones (198-92kg-90, college: Middle Tennessee State). He played most recently at Vikingos in Bolivian Libobasquet. In three Liga Sudamericana games he had solid 14.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. Jones won Bolivian Libobasquet Apertura championship title that season leading his team on the court with impressive 29.4ppg, 11.0rpg and 4.0apg.
He has played previously professionally in UBA (GIE Maile Matrix) and La Salle Tarija (Bolivia).
Jones attended Middle Tennessee State until 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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  Brazil - Vitor Faverani signs at FC Barcelona  - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu - 5 days ago

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) landed 29-year old Brazilian ex-international center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88). He started the season at UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa). In 15 games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg this season. Faverani also played 10 games in Eurocup where he had 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The last season he played also at UCAM Murcia. In 21 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.5ppg and 5.0rpg.
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, CAI 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.
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  Brazil - FC Barcelona may sign Vitor Faverani  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is considering to sign 29-year old Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88) who currently plays at Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB. In 15 Liga Endesa games he had 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg this season. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The last season Faverani played also at UCAM Murcia. In 21 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.5ppg and 5.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Israeli Cup in 2016. Faverani was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year back in 2011. He was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team in 2013.
Faverani is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Faverani has played previously professionally in Italy, NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (Valencia Basket, CAI Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Brazil (Araraquara) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He could be described: A powerful pivot with great moves inside. Yet a "beast" defensively, he has improved his offensive skill, becoming a very good scoring center.
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  Croatia - Osijek and Jonathon Mines part ways, Gorica inks Americans Troy McDonald and Javan Felix, Zabok inks five players  - by Zeljko Zule - 5 days ago

Vrijednosnice Osijek and Australian Jonathon Mines (193-G-91, college: N.Mexico Highlands) have mutually agreed to part ways. Mines joined Osijek over the summer and averaged 9.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.1 blocks over 21 minutes in 10 Croatian A1 League games with the club.
Gorica strenghthened its roster by inking Leon Tomic (200-G/F-96) and Americans Trey McDonald (203-C-93, college: Ohio St.) and rookie Javan Felix (180-PG-94).
Leon Tomic (200-G/F-96) arrived from West Nebraska CC, where he averaged 3.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 25 JUCO games last season.
Trey McDonald (203-C-93, college: Ohio St.) started last season with Arkadikos in Greece and later moved to Hopsi Polzela, for whom he averaged 8.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 6 Slovenian league games.
Javan Felix (180-PG-94) arrived from Texas, where he produced 10.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 2.2 assits and 0.8 steals per game in 33 NCAA appearances last season.
Zabok added five players: Petar Babic (190-G-85), Pasko Vrlika (204-F/C-91), Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83), Ivan Vodopija (202-F/C-93) and Bosnian Imran Polutak (209-C-96).
Petar Babic (190-G-85) arrived Zaprudje, where he averaged 18.8 points (ranked third) in 13 Croatian A2 Central League games this season.
Pasko Vrlika started the season with Alkar, for whom he produced 9.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks per game in 10 Croatian A1 League appearances this season.
Hrvoje Pulko arrived from Serbian side Spartak, where he averaged 11.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.1 blocks in 9 Serbian League games. In his last Croatian A1 League's season, 2012-13 with Djuro Djakovic, Puljko averaged 22.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 5 games.
Ivan Vodopija (202-F/C-93) arrived from Skrljevo, where he averaged 8.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks in 13 Croatian A1 League games this season.
Imran Polutak (209-C-96) arrived from Slovenian side Krka, where he averaged 0.9 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.2 assists and 0.1 blocks in 9 ABA League games this season and 3.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.3 assists in 9 Slovenian League games.
Polutak was a member was a member of Bosnian U16, U18 and U20 natioal team at European Championships from 2012 thorugh 2016.


  Czech Republic - Ceglie lands Anthony Jones, ex MMCITE Brno  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Nuova Pallacanestro Ceglie 2001 (Serie C Silver) tabbed 33-year old American guard Anthony Jones (191-84, college: Indiana Tech). He played most recently at MMCITE Brno in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 10 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.0spg last season. Jones also spent pre-season at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division that year where in four games he had 13.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Italian LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. Jones received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Jones experienced life in eight different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Jones has played previously professionally in Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Montenegro (Jedinstvo), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), Slovakia (Handlova), Turkey (Baskent Genclik), Italy (Matera), Hungary (Szedeak) and ABA (Detroit H.).
He attended Indiana Tech until 2008 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Jones' outlook: Anthony is a 6'4' combo guard that can play the 1 and 2. He played the 3 in college also. He is a good on ball defender and has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Off the ball he has great anticipation as well. He has long arms and is athletic. He can shoot the ball from anywhere on the basketball court. He can also can attack the basket and either finish or make the right play. He runs the court well and is a hard worker. He is very coachable and a student of the game. His strengths are rebounding, shooting, and passing. He is a versatile athlete who will do whatever needs to be done to help the team win.
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  France - St Chamond signs Khyle Marshall  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) signed 25-year old American (has also Saint Lucian passport) forward Khyle Marshall (200-98kg-92, college: Butler, agency: Duran International). He started the season at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML. In four games he had 14.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg this season. Marshall also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds. The last summer he played at Cangrejeros in Puerto Rican BSN. In four games he averaged 5.5ppg and 1.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Marshall was voted .two-time Sun Sentinel Class 6A-5A-4A Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time.
Marshall represented Saint Lucia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 47.7%, FT: 60.0%.
Marshall is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Marshall has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Japan (Yokohama B-Corsairs), Spain (Lleida Basquet), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended Butler University until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
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  France - Matt Gamberoni (ex Stevnsgade) agreed terms with Maia Basket  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Maia Basket Clube (LPB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old French forward Matt Gamberoni (208-113kg-91, college: Trevecca Nazarene). He supposed to play at Stevnsgade BBK in Danish Ligaen, but was released by the team in October. In three games he recorded 5.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg this season. Gamberoni played in the final of G-MAC Tournament.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Caceres Ciudad del Baloncesto) and France (Entente Orleans 45).
Gamberoni attended Trevecca Nazarene until 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
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  France - Vitre inks Ron Mvouika  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Aurore de Vitre (NM1) agreed terms with 26-year old French swingman Ron Mvouika (196-91kg-91, college: St.John's). He just graduated from St.John's University (NCAA). In 32 games he had 8.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.8apg last season.
Last year Mvouika was drafted by Greensboro Swarm (D-League) in fourth round (75th overall).
He just came directly from St.John's University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Mvouika played at the MVC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
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  Hungary - Falco KC Szombathely signs Drew Barham, ex Targu Mures  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Falco KC Szombathely (A Division) signed 28-year old American guard Drew Barham (198-84kg-89, college: Gonzaga). He started the season at Targu Mures in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 13 games he had 13.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. Barham also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7apg. The last season he played at BK Usti nad Labem in Czech Republic NBL. In 41 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg.
Barham's college team won WCC Tournament in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Japan (Orange Vikings).
Barham attended Gonzaga University until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.
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  Italy - Coach Ansaloni leaves FCM Ferentino  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

50-year old coach Luca Ansaloni left FMC Ferentino (Serie A2).
Ansaloni's team won Italian Nazionale B Group B Regular Season in 2012.
He has coached previously three other teams: Bondi Ferrara, Virtus Bologna and Bologna Madel.
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  Lithuania - Tadas Pazera agreed terms with Delikatesas  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Delikatesas Joniskis (NKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 19-year old shooting guard Tadas Pazera (192-77kg-98). He started the season at BC Siauliai (LKL). LKL was a little too high level for him, where in four games he recorded just 0.5ppg and 1.5rpg this season. NKL will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Pazera played also at Siauliai (also in LKL). LKL was a little too high level for him, where in 5 games he averaged only 1.6ppg. He also played 3 games in Baltic League where he had only 2.0ppg. Pazera's team made it to the Baltic League Final Four.
He was a member of Lithuanian U18 National Team last year.
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  Mexico - Toros sign Lorrenzo Wade  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Toros de Nuevo Laredo (LNBP) signed 32-year old American forward Lorrenzo Wade (196-103kg-85, college: San Diego State, agency: DTMones). He started the season at Delaware 87ers (D-League) in the U.S. In 15 games he had 11.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg this season. The last season Wade played at Obras Basket in Argentinian LigaA where in 39 games he recorded 14.4ppg and 4.4rpg. He helped them to make it to the cup final.
In 2010 (a year after he left the college) Wade was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in fifth round (12th overall).
The former San Diego State staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Mexican CIBACOPA in 2011. Wade was also voted All-MWC 1st Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Wade is quite experienced player. He has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Wade has played previously professionally in Greece, Israel, Philippines (Star Hotshots and SM Beermen), Puerto Rico (Manati), Venezuela, Argentina (Lanus and Sionista), Mexico (Abejas and Soles) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).
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  Saudi Arabia - Thomas signs for Al Ittihad  - by Ali Ahmed - 5 days ago

Al Ittihad Jeddah signed 30year old Seneglanen power forward Ibrahima Thomas (213-F-87, college: Cincinnati)


Thomas ended last season in Spain averaging 9.7ppg, 3.4 reb
Awards/Achievements
Big 12 Tournament Semifinals -09
Qatar League Regular Season Runner-Up -13
Qatar League Champion -13
Qatar Emir Cup Finalist -13
Gulf Club Championships Winner -13
Senegalese National Team -13-16
Afrobasket Championships in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) -13 (Bronze): 7 games: 3.0ppg, 3.1rpg
Iranian Superleague Semifinals -14
World Cup in Spain -14: 5 games: 1.2ppg, 1.6rpg
FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila (Philippines) -16: 2 games: 2.5ppg, 3.0rpg

  Serbia - Handlova tabs Slobodan Bozovic, ex Smederevo  - by Michal Duchovic - 5 days ago

Newly promoted MBK Handlova (SBL) inked experienced 38-year old Serbian power forward Slobodan Bozovic (207-79). He started the season at Smederevo 1953 in Serbian KLS league. In 10 games he averaged 7.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.0spg this season.
The most of last season Bozovic spent at Iskra Svit where in 18 SBL games he had 9.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. Bozovic also played earlier that season for Smederevo (also in KLS). In 11 games he recorded 13.7ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Macedonian Cup final in 2015. Bozovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Bozovic has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Bozovic has played previously professionally in Bulgaria (Balkan), Cyprus, Greece (Apollon Patras), Iran (M.H.Ahvaz), Slovenia, Serbia (Partizan, Masinac, Sloga and Konstantin) and FYR Macedonia (Kozuv).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Handlova.

  Slovenia - Unicaja could add Alen Omic  - by Eurobasket News - 5 days ago

Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is about to agree terms with 25-year old Slovenian international center Alen Omic (216-102kg-92) who currently plays at Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. In 5 BSL games he had 8.6ppg and 6.2rpg this season. He also played 17 games in Euroleague where he recorded just 2.9ppg and 1.5rpg. The last season Omic played at Gran Canaria. In 35 Liga Endesa games he averaged 12.0ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish Liga Endesa Honorable Mention. Omic also played 21 games in Eurocup where he got 14.0ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.4apg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Omic's team won Slovenian Supercup in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup European Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Center of the Year in 2016.
Omic has been also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Slovenian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012.
Omic also represented Slovenia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 6.7ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 59.3%, FT: 44.4%.
Omic has played also professionally for other Slovenian teams like Un.Olimpija and Zlatorog.
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  Argentina - Cristian Amicucci signs at Boca Jrs  - by Facundo Iatzky - 6 days ago

Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (LigaA) landed 32-year old power forward Cristian Amicucci (200-85) from Libertad Sunchales. In 18 LigaA games he averaged 6.9ppg and 3.3rpg this season. The last season Amicucci played at Ferrocarril where in 31 LigaA games he had 13.8ppg and 6.0rpg.
Among other achievements his team won Argentinian TNA Regular Season in 2006 and 2009.
Amicucci was a member of Argentinian U21 National Team back in 2004.
He has played previously for six other teams: Weber Bahia, Argentino, MH Basket, Quimsa, Union de Sunchales and Olimpico de La Banda.
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  Argentina - Andrew Feeley (ex U Universitario) signs at Ferrocarril  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Ferrocarril Oeste Capital Federal (LigaA) landed experienced 34-year old American center Andrew Feeley (206-83, college: UMBC). He played recently at U Universitario in Uruguayan LUB league. In 13 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.7bpg this season. Feeley also played earlier that season for Gigantes (LPB) in Venezuelan league.
Among other achievements his team made it to the LPB Semifinals in 2011 and 2014. Feeley received also Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL2 Import Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Feeley experienced life in eight different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Feeley has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., France, Mexico (Bucaneros and Pioneros), Slovenia, Argentina (Penarol and GECR Indalo), Japan (Toyotsu Fighting Eagles Nagoya), Uruguay (Aguada, Hebraica, Trouville, Goes and Bigua) and Dominican Republic (Reales de La Vega).
He attended University of Maryland -Baltimore County until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Feeley's outlook: A versatile big man who can play with his back to the basket, finish with both hands around the basket and has the ability to step outside and knock down 15-18 foot jump shots. His game has continued to improve every season. Displays great leadership on and off the court.
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  Argentina - Leather comes back to Sagesse, ex Sionista  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut (Pepsi LBL) added to their roster experienced 36-year old American center Terrence Leather (204-103kg-81, college: S.Florida, agency: Interperformances). It is actually his comeback to Beirut as he has played here before. Leather played last season at Sionista in Argentinian TFB league. In 6 LigaA games he recorded 7.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2spg. Leather also spent pre-season at Estudiantes (also in LigaA) in Argentinian that year. The other team he played shortly was Champville where in 5 Pepsi LBL games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Leather's team made it to the Korean KBL Semifinals in 2012 and 2015. He was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Honorable Mention back in 2014.
Leather is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in eight different countries. Leather tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany, Iran (Foolad Mahan), Korea (Mobis Phoebus, KCC Egis, ET Land Elephants, Goyang Orions and SK Knights), Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico (Mets), Spain and Lebanon (Homenetmen).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Sagesse.
Leather attended University of South Florida until 2005 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Leather: A potent offensive weapon … A skilled player with good shooting range.
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  Australia - Matthew Adekponya (ex Geraldton B.) signs at Naestved  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) landed 27-year old Australian guard Matthew Adekponya (194-86kg-90). He played in the summer at Geraldton Buccaneers in Australian SBL. In 26 games he averaged impressive 26.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.8apg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg. Adekponya helped them to make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL Domestic Player of the Year, selected to 1st Team and to the All-Star Game.
Last year Adekponya was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) in sixth round (99th overall).
Among other achievements he won Australian QBL championship title in 2009 and 2015.
Adekponya is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). Adekponya has played previously professionally in Malta (Depiro), Portugal (Barcelos), Australia (Mackay Meteors, Cairns Taipans and Cairns Marlins) and Norway (Nidaros Jets).
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  Brazil - Leonardo Fernandes agreed terms with L.Sorocaba  - by Paulo Freire - 6 days ago

Liga Sorocabana de Basquete (NBB) inked 20-year old point guard Leonardo Fernandes (185-97). He played recently at Paulistano in Brazilian NBB league. But in only one game he did not score anything. Fernandes also played earlier that season for Paulistano (Paulista). The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In only one NBB game he did not score anything. Fernandes also played 11 games in NBB for the same team last season , but he recorded just 0.5ppg. Fernandes also played 4 games in Liga Sudamericana, but he did not score anything and had only 5 rebounds and 1 assist.
He helped his team to make it to the Paulista League Semifinals in 2016.
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  China - New Round  - by Robert Wang - 6 days ago

New round just finished tonight. Some games are tough such as Xinjiang and Guangdong, Shanghai and Liaoning, Guangsha and Beijing.
Shanxi 102-90 Beikong, Bayi 70-80 Jiangsu, Guangzhou 85-94Qingdao, Tianjin131-113Zhejiang, Xinjiang129 -109 Guangdong, Tongxi105-97, Sichuan 118-111, Shanghai 100-96 Liaoning, Fujian110-106,Guangsha96-84 Beijing.
Shanghai, Guangdong, Xinjiang, Laioning, Guangsha,ShenZhen, Shandong, Beijing lock the top 8 standings. Shanghai is the fist time to be on the 1st place in recent seasons. Meantime, beijing is upset staying on the 8th. Good luck Beijing.

  Colombia - Horace Wormely (ex Aguilas) is a newcomer at Riptide  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Saint John Riptide (NBL Canada) added to their roster 33-year old American point guard Horace Wormely (168-84, college: Vanguard). He played last summer at Aguilas in Colombian Liga DirecTV.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wormely won Colombian Liga DirecTV-2 championship title in 2015. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Colombian Liga DirecTV-2 Import Player of the Year in 2015.
Wormely is quite 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 six different countries. Wormely has played previously professionally also in China (Leopards), Germany (Landshut), D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders), WCBL (Pasadena S.), JBL Pro-Am (Pasadena) and Colombia (Patriotas and Bucaros).
He attended Vanguard University until 2006 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.
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  Croatia - Kvarner 2010 inks Mladen Vujicevic  - by Zeljko Zule - 6 days ago

Kvarner 2010 added another player to its roster with the signing Mladen Vujicevic (203-F/C-96) for remainder of the season.
Vujicevic arrived from Italian side Aretusa Siracusa, where he averaged 11.9 points in 14 Serie C Silver Sicilia games this season. Last summer he was a member of Croatian national team at the 2016 European Championship U20 Division B, where he averaged 4.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.1 steals and 0.1 blocks in seven games.
Vujicevic has already played for Sibenik and Ribola Kastela plus Betaland Capo d'Orlando it Italy. In his last Croatian A1 League's season, 2014-15 with Ribola Kastela, Vujicevic averaged 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 9 games.


  Denmark - SISU Copenhagen tabs Derrick Wilson, ex Battipaglia  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

SISU Copenhagen (Ligaen) inked 25-year old American point guard Derrick Wilson (185-98kg-92, college: Marquette). He started the season at Battipaglia in Italian Serie C Silver.
Among other achievements Wilson's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2012. He received also HS League Player of the Year award back in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Wilson graduated from Marquette University in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: Pass-first point guard, who can score when he needs to. Great perimeter defender. Good rebounder from the pg position. Knows how to lead a team and take control over a game. Improved shooter but still needs work.
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  D-League - Knicks land Joey Miller, ex Fiorenzuola  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Westchester Knicks tabbed 25-year old guard Joey Miller (190-79kg-92, college: Dallas Baptist). He started the season at Alberti e Santi Fiorenzuola in Italian Serie C Gold.
Among other achievements Miller's college team won Heartland Conference Tournament in 2016. He received also All-Heartland Conference Newcomer of the Year award in 2016.
Miller graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.
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  Ecuador - TLU/Kalev signs Willie Readus, ex Piratas  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Alexela KML) signed 25-year old American power forward Willie Readus (201-113kg-92, college: Delta State, agency: DTMones). He played last summer at Piratas in Ecuadorian National League. Readus also played that season for Fuerza Guinda Nogales in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 31 games he had very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 9.2rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.6apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won GSC Regular Season in 2014. Readus was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA 1st Team in 2015.
He has played also professionally in Paraguay (Luqueno), Uruguay (Atenas) and Argentina (Ferrocarril).
Readus attended Delta State until 2014 and it will be his third season as a professional player.
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  Euroleague - Fenerbahce and Bobby Dixon pen new deal  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) has agreed on terms of contract extension with Fenerbahce. The point guard has inked a new two-year deal with the Turkish powerhouse. Bobby Dixon has joined the team back in 2015. He tallies 11.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in EuroLeague this season. In Turkish League his stats read 10.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per appearance. Bobby Dixon was named All-Turkish League Guard of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

  Finland - Namika Lr welcomes back Bratton  - by Eurobasket News - 6 days ago

Namika Lappeenranta (1st Division) landed 31-year old American swingman Reginald Bratton (193-86, college: Lenoir-Rhyne, agency: Blacktop Management). It is actually his comeback to Lappeenranta as he has played here before. Bratton started the season at Korihait in Korisliiga. He helped his team get promotion to Korisliiga. In 6 games he averaged 12.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg this season. The last season Bratton played also at UU-Korihait where in 25 1st Division games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.4apg and 2.3spg (in top 5). He contributed to his team winning the 1st Division Division A title (twice) (also twice). It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Finnish 1st Division Division A 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Bratton 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 (Europe, Africa and of course North America). Bratton has played previously professionally also in Germany (Sixers), Morocco (Wydad Athletic Club Casablanca and FUS Rabat), Spain (Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia), United Kingdom (Worthing Thunder) and Finland (Tampereen Pyrinto and of courseNamika Lr).
He attended Lenoir-Rhyne College until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
Bratton's game is described as: Bratton is a big-time scorer who can fill up the stat sheet very quickly. His scoring is carried out in a variety of ways. He can hit from the deep, but is also a tremendous athlete that will finish with great power at the rim. He is an excellent leaper. Has a very strong body and will over-power and out-muscle opposing wings. Good speed and acceleration. A solid ball-handler and passer and an excellent rebounder. Very intelligent and well-spoken individual who is very committed to climbing the professional ranks.
By Eurobasket Data Center
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