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  1. Euroleague - Stefan Jovic agreed terms with Crvena Zvezda

    Stefan Jovic
    Stefan Jovic
    Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd (KLS) inked 24-year old international guard Stefan Jovic (199-90). He was about to sign at Radnicki Kragujevac (KLS). The last season Jovic played also at Radnicki. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 7 KLS games he recorded 4.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.7apg. Jovic also played 13 games in Eurocup where he averaged 3.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.1apg. He also played 18 games in Adriat...


  2. Euroleague - Gustavo Ayon dunks long-term deal Real Madrid

    Gustavo Ayon
    Gustavo Ayon
    Star center for Mexico's national-team Gustavo Ayon (Agency: Duran International) signed with Spanish powerhouse and European finalist Real Madrid. According to sources with knowledge of the pact between the former NBA big man and the Spanish club, Ayon penned a three-year offer sheet worth 5.2 million Euros total. Madrid, sources say, can opt-out between years two-and-three; for a buyout fee, Ayon holds an escape clause to the NBA each summer. Following a shoulder injury on February a...


  3. Spain - Laboral Kutxa edge Aguada at EuroAmerican Cup

    Ryan Gomes
    Ryan Gomes
    Aguada - Laboral Kutxa 77:81 Laboral Kutxa defeated Aguada in front of a sellout crowd at the Palacio Penarol in Montevideo. It was the second game of the EuroAmerican Cup organized by Direct TV. Ryan Gomes (201-F-82, college: Providence) came up with 18 points and 9 rebounds to pace the Spanish team. Aguada jumped at 19:17 lead after the first frame. But Laboral Kutxa erased the deficit and evened things up at 38 at halftime. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term....


  4. Slovenia - Un.Olimpija welcomes back Begic

    Mirza Begic
    Mirza Begic
    Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Telemach League) tabbed 29-year old former Slovenian international center Mirza Begic (216-118kg-85). It is actually his comeback to Ljubljana as he played here before. Begic has a double citizenship as he also holds Bosnia and Herzegovina passport. Begic played most recently at Olympiacos in Greek A1 league, but left the team in Feb.'14. In 14 games he averaged 5.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1bpg last season. He also played 12 games in Euroleague where he had 3.6ppg and 2.0rpg


  5. France - Paris-Levallois, Orleans and Strasbourg record pre-season wins

    Sharrod Ford
    Sharrod Ford
    Paris-Levallois outgunned Nanterre 76:69 for the latest pre-season victory. Paris-Levallois built a 40:30 halftime lead and stayed in charge throughout the second half. Sharrod Ford (206-C/F-82, college: Clemson) accounted for 31 points to pace the winners. Jamal Shuler (191-G-86) responded with 20 points for Nanterre. Orleans outgunned Rouen 90:67. Orleans built a comfortable 55:31 halftime lead. They never looked back afterwards. David Noel (200-G/F-84, college: N.Carolina) delivere...


  6. Baltic League - P.Zvaigzdes add Oriakhi to their roster

    Alex Oriakhi
    Alex Oriakhi
    Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) added to their roster 24-year old American power forward Alex Oriakhi (206-109kg-90, college: Connecticut). Oriakhi managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. He played last season at Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in the U.S.. In 26 games he recorded 5.9ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to win the Central Division title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to USBasket.com D-League All-Rookie 1st Team. Oriakhi also played...


  7. Euroleague - Eight teams for one spot in the Euroleague Qualifying Round

    Alex Oriakhi
    Alex Oriakhi
    Eight teams from seven countries are set for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, which for one winner will result, the final ticket to the 2014-15 Euroleague Regular Season. The path to competing with the continents best, runs through Sleuyter Arena in Ostend, Belgium, for this seasons qualifying tournament, which tips off on Tuesday, September 23. This is the sixth edition of the tournament, and the fourth in a row that will be played in a single-elimination format. The...


  8. Spain - Micky Stobart could be added to Valladolid roster

    Micky<br>Stobart<br>
    Micky
    Stobart
    C.B. Valladolid (LEB Gold) is close to ink 29-year old center Micky Stobart (205-85, agency: Interperformances) who played last time at Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB in n Liga Endesa. But in 16 games he recorded just 0.8ppg and 1


  9. Spain - Lucentum Alicante B adds Klikna to their roster

    Tomas Klikna
    Tomas Klikna
    Lucentum Alicante B (EBA) added to their roster 19-year old Lithuanian center Tomas Klikna (198-95). He played last season at Pamesa Ceramica Valencia in Spanish EBA league. But in 17 games he recorded just 1.1ppg and 1.0rpg


  10. Greece - Nick Galis Cup: Aris roll past Banvit in opener

    Aleksandar<br>Vezenkov<br>
    Aleksandar
    Vezenkov
    Aris - Banvit 66:48 Aris outgunned Banvit at the start of the Nick Galis Cup pre-season tournament. Aleksandar Vezenkov (206-PF-95, college: Xavier) came up with 25 points to pace Aris to the victory. The Thessaloniki team will take on the winners of CSKA vs. Panathinaikos clash for the trophy on Sunday. Aris held Banvit to 11 points in the first frame to take a 5-point lead. Aris stayed aggressive defensively in the second quarter. The Greek team piled up a 35:18 halftime adva...


  11. Greece - Panelefsiniakos topple Rethymno in test game

    Aaric Murray
    Aaric Murray
    Panelefsiniakos - Rethymno 84:69 Panelefsiniakos outgunned Rethymno in the friendly pre-season encounter. Aaric Murray (208-C-89, college: Texas Southern) stepped up with 15 points to pace the winners. Panelefsiniakos led from start to finish in this one. They grabbed a 23:18 lead after ten minutes of action. The gap grew at 11-point mark after the first half. Panelefsiniakos dominated throughout the second half. They ensured a 68:55 lead heading into the fourth frame and never loo...


  12. France - Le Portel inks Justin Safford, ex ZTE KK

    Justin<br>Safford<br>
    Justin
    Safford
    ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (ProB) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Justin Safford (204-106kg-87, college: Missouri, agency: Hart Sports Mngm). He played last season at Zalakeramia-ZTE KK in Hungarian A Division. In 32 games he had very impressive stats: 17.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. The previous (12-13) season Safford played at MoraBanc Andorra (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league. In 34 games he recorded 8.8ppg and 3.6rpg in 2012-13 season. He helped them to make it to th...


  13. Turkey - Banvit Basketbol Kulubu let Benson go

    Keith Benson
    Keith Benson
    Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (TBL) cut 26-year old American center Keith Benson (210-104kg-88, college: Oakland).
    The last summer Benson played at Shaanxi (NBL) in Chinese league. In 18 games he averaged impressive 28.6ppg, 15.4rpg, 1


  14. Turkey - Istanbulspor inks Anil Binici

    Anil Binici
    Anil Binici
    Istanbulspor (TB3L) signed 27-year old domestic power forward Anil Binici (214-87). He played last season at Sanliurfaspor (TB3L).
    AddhereLastSeasonawards The previous (12-13) season Binici played at Mugla Ormanspor. He helped them to win the cup.
    In 2011-12 season Binici played at Bandirma Kirmizi (TBL)


  15. Adriatic League - Owen Klassen is a newcomer at MZT Skopje

    Owen Klassen
    Owen Klassen
    KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Canadian international forward Owen Klassen (208-102kg-91). He has played for the last five seasons at Acadia in Canadian CIS league. In 16 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.5ppg, 11.3rpg (#2 in the league), 2.4apg and 1.3bpg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to CIS All-Canadian 1st Team. Klassen's team won Atlantic Division Regular Season. He was voted All-Atlantic Division De...


  16. Israel - Maccabi Ashdod lands Darius Rice, ex Hitachi SR

    Darius Rice
    Darius Rice
    Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) landed 32-year old American power forward Darius Rice (208-108kg-82, college: Miami, FL). He played most recently at Hitachi Sunrockers Tokyo in Japanese NBL league, but left the team in March'14. In 30 games he averaged 14.9ppg and 6.1rpg last season. The previous (2013) summer Rice played at Trotamundos (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 12 games he had 10.9ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6spg in 2013 season. He ended the previous (12-13) season at Hebraica (LUB) in Uruguay...


  17. Russia - Martynas Andriuskevicius (ex Polpharma) agreed terms with TEMP-SUMZ Revda

    Martynas<br>Andriuskevicius<br>
    Martynas
    Andriuskevicius
    TEMP-SUMZ Revda (Superleague) inked 28-year old Lithuanian ex-international center Martynas Andriuskevicius (218-113kg-86, agency: Interperformances). Andriuskevicius managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). He played most recently at Polpharma in Polish TBL league, but released. In 10 games he recorded just 2.0ppg and 1


  18. Russia - Dikiy is back at DniproAzot

    Stanislav<br>Dikiy<br>
    Stanislav
    Dikiy
    SK Dnipro Azot Dniprodzerzhynsk (Superleague) signed 26-year old Russian forward Stanislav Dikiy (201-105kg-88, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). It is actually his comeback to Dniprodzerzhynsk as he played here before. Dikiy played most recently at BC Kyiv (Superleague), but left the team in Oct.'13. In only one game he recorded 5 points last season


  19. Serbia - Metalac tabs Nikola Otasevic

    Nikola<br>Otasevic<br>
    Nikola
    Otasevic
    Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (KLS) inked 32-year old Serbian guard Nikola Otasevic (180-82, agency: Beo Basket). He has played for the last two years at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 7 Eurocup games he recorded 4.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 3


  20. Poland - Dominique Johnson is a newcomer at Stabill Jezioro

    Dominique<br>Johnson<br>
    Dominique
    Johnson
    Stabill Jezioro Tarnobrzeg (TBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old American shooting guard Dominique Johnson (189-88kg-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He played last season at Slask Wroclaw (TBL). In 32 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the cup. Johnson ended the previous (2012-13) season at Sioux Falls Skyforce in D-League. In only one game he had just 2 points and 1 rebound in 2012-13 season. But t...


  21. Lithuania - Mazeikiai rally past Saldus

    Arvydas<br>Gydra<br>
    Arvydas
    Gydra
    Mazeikiai - Saldus 75:56 Mazeikiai outgunned Saldus at the pre-season tournament in Lithuania. Arvydas Gydra (207-F-89) stepped up with 13 points to pace the Lithuanian side. Mazeikiai ensured a 19:9 lead after the first frame. They boosted the margin at 13-point mark at the interval 40:27. Mazeikiai maintained the advantage throughout the third term. They entered the fourth frame up by 21 points. Saldus cut the deficit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Vytautas...


  22. Ukraine - Khimik edge Tsmoki-Minsk at One Team Cup

    Maxym<br>Korniyenko<br>
    Maxym
    Korniyenko
    Khimik - Tsmoki-Minsk 81:73 Khimik earned the second straight victory at the pre-season One Team Cup in Prienai. They knocked down Tsmoki-Minsk. Maxym Korniyenko (204-F/C-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 18 points to pace the winners. Khimik used a 31:13 run in the first frame to take a comfortable lead. Tsmoki-Minsk cut the distance in the second frame. They pulled within 12 points at halftime. But Khimik were back in control in the third quarter. They fired 23 points to open a...


  23. Ukraine - Gavrilov Memorial: Ferro-ZNTU and DniproAzot post wins

    Yakov<br>Zmitrovich<br>
    Yakov
    Zmitrovich
    Ferro-ZNTU opened the traditional Gavrilov Memorial pre-season tournament with victory. The hosts outgunned Cherkasy 71:66. Yakov Zmitrovich (200-F-84) came up with 16 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Ferro-ZNTU piled up a 38:33 halftime lead. Cherkasy got within 2 points at the final intermission but Ferro-ZNTU responded with a 19:15 run in the fourth frame to seal the win. Dmitro Antonets (198-F-88) had 14 points, while Maks Adam Konate (200-F-91) added 11 points for Ferro-ZNT...


  24. Germany - British big man for Koenigs Wusterhausen

    Glen<br>Izevbigie<br>
    Glen
    Izevbigie
    WSG Koenigs Wusterhausen (Regionalliga North) further solidified its frontcourt by adding Glen Izevbigie (208-F/C-85, college: Savannah St.). In the season opener Saturday night, he scored 8 points and pulled down 3 rebounds to help lead the Red Dragons to a 85-80 road win over Buergerfelder TB. Izevbigie is 29 years of age and calls London, England, home. He tallied 7.8 points a game for the Birmingham Knights of the British Basketball League this past season. In addition to scoring, Iz...


  25. Germany - Joel Mondo next to join Hertener Loewen

    Joel Mondo
    Joel Mondo
    On the heels of today's announcement that Robert Franklin (195-F-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) had joined 2. Bundesliga ProB team Hertener Loewen, Joel Mondo (186-G-88, college: USC-Salkahatchie JC) was the next addition for the Lions. A 26-year-old Cologne native, Mondo played in ten ProA contests for the Otto Baskets Magdeburg last season, where he racked up 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. He had started the 2013-14 campaign in Ludwigsburg, working out with the BBL team and se...