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  1. Lithuania - Akropolis Cup: Zalgiris edge Lokomotiv Kuban to clinch title

    Zalgiris - Lokomotiv Kuban 65:49 The Akropolis Cup trophy will stay in Kaunas. Hosting Zalgiris outgunned Lokomotiv to celebrate the title at the tournament. Arturas Gudaitis (208-C-93) and James Anderson (198-SG-89, college: Oklahoma St.) tossed in 10 points each for the winners. Lokomotiv got to a strong start. The Russian team piled up a 23:10 lead after the opening quarter. But Zalgiris responded with a 23:9 run in the second term to pull ahead. Zalgiris held Lokomotiv to j...

  2. Spain - Rasko Katic (ex Crvena Zvezda) agreed terms with CAI Zaragoza

    Rasko Katic
    Rasko Katic
    CAI Zaragoza (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 34-year old Serbian international center Rasko Katic (208-114kg-80, agency: Beo Basket). He has played for the last two years at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Katic managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 17 KLS games he recorded 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Katic also played 10 games in Euroleague where he aver...

  3. Russia - Khimky roll past Gipuzkoa Basket

    Tyrese Rice
    Tyrese Rice
    Gipuzkoa Basket - Khimky 71:81 Khimky earned another pre-season victory. They beat Gipuzkoa Basket in Spain. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) stepped up with 18 points and 7 assists to lead the winners. Khimky eked out a 16:15 lead after the opening quarter. Gipuzkoa Basket pulled ahead in the second frame. The hosts took a 37:30 halftime lead. But Khimky turned things around in the second half. They pulled within 4 points at the final int...

  4. Eurocup - 2014-15 EuroCup Draw Results

    Tyrese Rice
    Tyrese Rice
    The 2014-15 Eurocup Draw took place in Barcelona on Tuesday and divided 36 clubs from 17 countries into the regular season groups that will mark the road forward toward the eventual crowning of the competition's champion next spring. The 10-game Eurocup regular season will begin on October 15 and finish on December 17, with the best four of each group's six teams advancing. Games resume on January 6, with the opening of the Last 32 round, which consists eight groups of four and six more g...

  5. Italy - Trenkwalder RE adds Lavrinovic to their roster

    Grissin Bon Reggio Emila (Serie A) added to their roster 35-year old Lithuanian international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-115kg-79). Lavrinovic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. He played last season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 15 games he recorded 7.3ppg and 2.3rpg. He also played at Zalgiris (LKL) in Lithuanian league that season. In 9 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg. Lavrinovic also played 13 games in Euroleague where he aver...

  6. Italy - Angelico Biella roll past SAM Massagno

    Angelico Biella - SAM Massagno 92:71 Angelico Biella conquered the Trofeo Angelico. They overcame Swiss SAM Massagno for the trophy. Tommaso Laquintana (187-PG-95) came up with 19 points to lead the charge. SAM Massagno jumped to a 25:20 lead after the first frame. Angelico Biella turned things around in the second quarter. They spurred ahead to take a 48:36 halftime lead. Angelico Biella maintained the lead throughout the third term. They entered the final stanza up by 19 poin...

  7. Spain - Roger Grimau agreed terms with La Bruixa d'Or

    Roger Grimau
    Roger Grimau
    La Bruixa d'Or Manresa (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 35-year old guard Roger Grimau (196-94kg-79). He moved there from FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa where he played this season. Grimau also played at Bilbao Basket earlier that season.
    He has played previously for two other Spain teams: FIATC Joventut and Lleida Basquet.
    It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at La Bruixa d'Or

  8. Spain - Mikeldi inks Iker Andia

    Iker Andia
    Iker Andia
    Centro de Estudios Mikeldi (EBA) agreed terms with 20-year old domestic forward Iker Andia (195-94). He played last season at Askatuak in EBA. However his team was relegated to 1 Nac. In 23 LEB Silver games he had just 2.7ppg and 1

  9. Greece - Ionikos Nikaias welcome back Vlachos

    Ionikos Nikaias (B) landed 21-year old small forward Lampros Vlachos (201-93). It is actually his comeback to Nikaias as he played here before. Vlachos was about to sign at Ilysiakos in A2. However the deal was off. The last season he played at Ionikos Nikaias. The previous (12-13) season Vlachos played at Peristeri. But in three games he averaged just 0.7ppg in 2012-13 season. In 2011-12 season he was tested by Ikaros (A2). In 2010-11 season Vlachos was tested by Panionios (A1). He repre...

  10. Greece - Giannis Vlahos is a newcomer at Ikaros

    Ikaros Kallitheas (B) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old guard Giannis Vlahos (190-93). He played most recently at Halkidas in C but he belonged to Ikaros Kallitheas since he spent all his basketball years with the youth and cadet temas of Ikaros. This season is expected to get some serious time in the roster of the "Fresh" team of Ikaros By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece

  11. France - Chalon tabs Ivars Rihards Zvigurs, ex Jelgava

    ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) inked 19-year old Latvian small forward Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-92kg-95). He was about to sign at BK Jelgava in Latvian LBL league. The last season Zvigurs played at BK Valmiera (LBL) in Latvian league. In 25 games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 2

  12. France - Joris Ortega is a newcomer at Orchy

    BC Orchies (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old guard Joris Ortega (188-93). He has played for the last two years at the junior team of Limoges CSP Elite (ProA). But in 5 games he did not score anything and had only 1 rebound. Ortega helped his team to make it to the U21 Championships (Trophee du Futur) Semifinals in 2012.
    He has played previously for another French team Hyeres-Toulon

  13. Baltic League - Liepaja/Triobet lands Toms Leimanis

    Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) tabbed 20-year old shooting guard Toms Leimanis (188-94). Leimanis managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). He played most recently at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL league. In 13 games he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.9apg. He also played 1 game in EuroChallenge but he did not score anything and 4 assists. Leimanis also played 7 games in Baltic League where he had 3.7ppg. He also played at Ventspils Augstskola (LBL2) that season. In 20 games he had very impres...

  14. Turkey - Mehmet Okur named team ambassador for Utah Jazz

    Mehmet Okur
    Mehmet Okur
    Mehmet Okur (6'11''-C/F-79) is back with the Utah Jazz. Not as a player, though. The lovable, sharpshooting Turkish big man isn't leaving the retirement life anytime soon. Rather, Okur has agreed to be a team ambassador in an official capacity for the NBA team he played for from 2004-11. Jazz CEO Greg Miller complimented Okur because, he said in a statement released by the team's PR crew, the center "has always carried himself with class and dignity." Miller said Okur will work with playe...

  15. Turkey - The Pelicans sign D.J. Stephens, ex Anadolu Efes

    New Orleans Pelicans (NBA) signed 24-year old swingman D.J. Stephens (198-85kg-90, college: Memphis). Stephens managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. He played last season at Anadolu Efes in Turkish TBL league

  16. Serbia - Konstantin tabs Bogdan Obrenovic

    KK Konstantin Nis (KLS) inked 24-year old power forward Bogdan Obrenovic (206-90). He played most recently at Sloboda Uzice in KLS. However his team was relegated to 2MLS. In 26 games he averaged 12.1ppg and 5

  17. Serbia - Tresac comes back to Borac

    KK Borac Mozzart Cacak (KLS) added to their roster 27-year old Serbian small forward Djordje Tresac (193-87). It is actually his comeback to Cacak as he played here before. Tresac played last season at Cherno More in Bulgarian NBL league. In 28 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 2

  18. Lithuania - Dzukija adds Jomantas to their roster

    Dzukija Alytus (LKL) added to their roster 29-year old ex-international swingman Arturas Jomantas (200-105kg-85). He played last season at P.Zvaigzdes (LKL). In 32 games he recorded 12.0ppg, 6

  19. Lithuania - Lithuanian LKL round 2 best performance: Dominykas Milka

    Center Dominykas Milka (203-C) put on an amazing game in the last round for Tonybet, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. The -year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Lietkabelis (0-1) 88-81. Tonybet is placed at 3rd position in Lithuanian LKL. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Tonybet won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after...

  20. Ukraine - Shelukha is back at Halychyna

    Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (Superleague) signed 27-year old domestic forward Artem Shelukha (198-87). It is actually his comeback to Lviv as he played here before. Shelukha has played for the last three seasons at VolinBasket (Higher League). In 25 games he had 12.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League Honorable Mention. His team won Ukrainian Cup in 2013. Shelukha has played previously for anot...

  21. Ukraine - Hoverla overcome Avangard in friendly

    Hoverla - Avangard 77:57 Hoverla recorded a comfortable pre-season victory over Avangard. Anatolii Chelovan (206-C-91) and Vadim Matyukevych (209-C-80) had 14 points each to pace the Ivano-Frankivsk team. Hoverla eked out a 21:20 lead after the opening quarter. But they extended the margin at 12-point mark at the interval. Hoverla stayed in front throughout the third term. They marched into the fourth quarter up by 13 points 60:47. Avangard managed just 10 points in the fourth...

  22. Germany - Face To Face With Cameron Wells (Giessen46ers)

    Cameron Wells (186-PG-88, college: Citadel) is a 26 year old 186cm point guard from Houston, Texas that is playing his third professional season and first with the Giessen 46ers. He played at Citadel (NCAA) form 2007-2011 where he finished as the schools alltime leading scorer an das a senior played 32 games averaging 17.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 24.7%, FT: 82.7%. He started his professional basketball career in 2011 with Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisi...

  23. Germany - The Mitteldeutscher BC Keep Ryan Nicholas For Two More Months

    2004 Fiba cup winner Mitteldeutscher BC have announced that try-out player Ryan Nicholas (201-F-91, college: Portland) has had his contract extended for two more months. Ryan Nicholas (201-F-91, college: Portland) is a 23 year old 201cm forward from Spokane that is a rookie. He played at Portland (NCAA) form 2010-2014 and as a senior played 30 games: 13.0ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 76.9%. He showed in the pre season that he has the ability to play in the Beko BBL. "...

  24. Portugal - Vitoria Guimaraes earn Torneo Oliveirense title

    Jose Silva
    Jose Silva
    Vitoria SC - Dragon Force 81:73 Vitoria Guimaraes clinched the Oliveirense Tournament title. They edged Dragon Force in the Final. Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) sank 23 points to pace the winners. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first frame. Dragon Force eked out a 22:19 lead after the first frame. Vitoria SC denied the deficit and tied things up at 40 after twenty minutes. Vitoria SC eked out a one-point lead heading into the fourth frame. They used a 21:14 run in the...

  25. Belgium - Rasmus Larsen (ex La Bruixa d'Or) signs at Spirou

    Belgacom Spirou Charleroi (Ethias League) landed 20-year old Danish center Rasmus Larsen (212-94). He was about to sign at La Bruixa d'Or in Spanish Liga Endesa. The last season Larsen played also at La Bruixa d'Or (Liga Endesa) in Spain. In 27 games he averaged 6.1ppg and 4