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  1. Euroleague - Recap of Round 2 of Quarterfinals

    Sonny Weems
    Sonny Weems
    FCB Regal - Galatasaray 84-63 FC Barcelona celebrated the second straight victory over Galatasaray in the EuroLeague playoff series. Five players scored in double digits for the hosts. Brad Oleson (191-PG-83, agency: Duran International, college: Alaska-Fairb.) tossed in 14 points in the victory. FC Barcelona got to a storming start. They triggered a 21:8 run in the opening frame. FC Barcelona stretched the gap in the second term. The hosts piled up a comfortable 43:25 halftime advanta...


  2. Italy - EuroLeague: Emporio Armani level playoff series versus Maccabi

    Curtis<br>Jerrells<br>
    Curtis
    Jerrells
    Emporio Armani - Maccabi Tel-Aviv 91:77 Emporio Armani bounced back from the starting loss and overcame Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the playoff series today. The series is now tied at 1-1 as the series move to Tel-Aviv. Curtis Jerrells (185-PG-87, college: Baylor) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Emporio Armani got to a confident start. The Italian team piled up an 8-point lead after the opening quarter. The hosts stretched the margin in the second term. Emporio Armani piled up a...


  3. Russia - EuroLeague: CSKA thump Panathinaikos for second straight win

    Sonny Weems
    Sonny Weems
    CSKA - Panathinaikos 77:51 CSKA earned the second consecutive victory in their EuroLeague playoff series versus Panathinaikos. The Russian powerhouse this time looked dominant and earned a comfortable victory. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) topscored for CSKA with 23 points. CSKA eked out a 21:19 lead after ten minutes. The hosts stretched their lead in the second frame. CSKA piled up a 39:25 halftime advantage. Panathinaikos narrowed the distance in the third term.


  4. Italy - Beretta All-Stars victorious in Adecco All-Star Game

    Damian<br>Hollis<br>
    Damian
    Hollis
    Beretta All-Stars - Veneto Banca All-Stars 141:111 Beretta All-Stars claimed an exciting victory in the impressive basketball performance at the Adecco All-Star Game in Mantova yesterday. They overcame Veneto Banca All-Stars selection. Damian Hollis (203-F-88, agency: Two Points, college: G.Washington) scored 17 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 3 assists and was named the MVP. Beretta All-Stars eked out a 28:27 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap at 12-poi...


  5. Israel - Winner League Round 28: Last-ranked Maccabi Ashdod beats Ironi Nes-Ziona

    R.T. Guinn
    R.T. Guinn
    Netanya - Bnei Hertzeliyya 88-86 OT Ironi Nes-Ziona - Maccabi.Ashdod 76-79 Hapoel Holon - Galil Gilboa 75-67 Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Rishon 84-76 Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel T-A 85-79


  6. Serbia - Boban Marjanovic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian KLS (Second Stage)

    Boban<br>Marjanovic<br>
    Boban
    Marjanovic
    Former international Center Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Crvena Zvezda and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage). The 25-year old center had a double-double of 21 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Mega Vizura (#6, 1-2) 89-76. It allowed Crvena Zvezda to consolidate first place in the Serbian KLS. They maintain perfect record wi...


  7. France - Pau-Lacq-Orthers extend contract with David Denave

    David Denave
    David Denave
    David Denave (195-SG-85) and Pau-Lacq-Orthez have agreed on terms of contract extension. The new deal is meant for two seasons. The guard has been played for Pau-Lacq-Orthez since 2012. He tallies 9.6 points, 3.3 boards and 3.3 assists per game this season. Previously David Denave played for Saint Chamond, Sorbiers and Saint Vallier. He made it into French ProB All-Domestic Players 2nd Team in 2012.


  8. Russia - Spartak SP take on Ventspils in friendly games

    Jared Homan
    Jared Homan
    Spartak Saint Petersburg and Ventspils played two friendly games recently. The teams split the victories. The first game ended with a 91:87 victory of Ventspils. Ronalds Zakis (207-F/C-87) came up with 17 points to lead the effort. Janis Timma (201-SF-92) contributed 14 points for the Latvian side. Jared Homan (206-C-83, college: Iowa St.) responded with 20 points and 15 boards for Spartak Saint Petersburg. Next game in Ventspils had a different outcome. Spartak SP bounced back fr...


  9. Serbia - Svetozar Stamenkovic (ex KK Nis) replaces the injured Jiri Hubalek at Al Hilal !!

    Svetozar<br>Stamenkovic<br>
    Svetozar
    Stamenkovic
    Al Hilal Riyadh (Premier League) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old Serbian power forward Svetozar Stamenkovic (202-90). He played last season at KK Nis in Serbian 1MRL. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Stamenkovic played in the final of Radivoj Korac (Serbian Cup) in 2010. He represented Serbia at the European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 3.9rpg....


  10. Poland - Paul Miller gets MVP of the Week award for Polish TBL (Second Stage)

    Paul Miller
    Paul Miller
    Experienced American Paul Miller (208-C-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for Slask Wroclaw (they play in Places 7-12) and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7 (Second Stage). The 31-year old center had a double-double of 18 points and eleven rebounds, while his team crushed Kotwica (#0, 4-25) with 23-point margin 93-70. Slask Wroclaw is placed at -4th position in Polish TBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few ga...


  11. Lithuania - Gonzaga signs Arvydas Sabonis' son, Domantas Sabonis

    Domantas<br>Sabonis<br>
    Domantas
    Sabonis
    The spawn of an all-time basketball great is headed to Gonzaga. The school has announced the signing of Domantas Sabonis (6'10''-F/C-96), son of Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis (7'4''-C-64). Domantas previously played with Spain's Unicaja Mlaga team. He is 17, a 6-foot-10 tweener forward and considered one of the better teenage players from Europe. The reason he's able to come stateside from Spain lies in the fact he never signed a contract/earned money while playing hoops overseas. So this...


  12. Ukraine - Motorchuk number one in Ukrainian Higher League for round 33

    Vyacheslav<br>Motorchuk<br>
    Vyacheslav
    Motorchuk
    Power forward Vyacheslav Motorchuk (205-F/C-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for VolinBasket, receiving a Eurobasket.com Higher League Player of the Week award for round 33. The 21-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat BK Donetsk-2 (#5, 15-6) 68-56. VolinBasket maintains the 9th position in Ukrainian Higher League. VolinBasket is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in t...


  13. Germany - Chris Brown Remains With BSV Wulfen

    Christopher<br>Brown<br>
    Christopher
    Brown
    When Christopher Brown (201-F-83, college: Chattanooga) was a rookie in Germany in 2005, he was a teammate of future NBA player Tim Ohlbrecht and nine years later the American is still playing basketball in Germany and will remain with BSV Wulfen. Brown is a 31 year old 210cm forward from South Carolina that will be playing his ninth season in Germany. Last season with BSV Wulfen, he played 26 games averaging 22ppg and 11rpg. Brown had no problems staying in Wulfen. "It was an easy decisi...


  14. Germany - Rashad Bishop left Vechta

    Rashad<br>Bishop<br>
    Rashad
    Bishop
    26-year old American forward Rashad Bishop (198-100kg-88, college: Cincinnati) left SC Rasta Vechta (BBL). In 12 ProA games he had 9.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg this season. The most of last season Bishop spent at Tijuca TC (Carioca) in Brazilian league. In 16 games he recorded 12.0ppg and 3.9rpg. He also spent pre-season at D-Fenders in D-League that year. The previous (11-12) season Bishop played at Joinville (Gaucho) in Brazilian league. In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.4p...


  15. Croatia - Ivan Krolo (ex Planasa NV) agreed terms with Al Hilal for Al Nokhba Cup !!

    Ivan Krolo
    Ivan Krolo
    Al Hilal Riyadh (Premier League) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Croatian center Ivan Krolo (217-83). He played recently at Planasa Navarra in Spanish LEB Gold. In 9 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 3.3rpg this season. Krolo also played at Capljina Lasta (Division I) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league earlier that season. In four Division I games he averaged 11.3ppg and 5.3rpg. The last season he played at Apollon Patras (A1) in Greek league. In 22 games he averaged 3.9pp...


  16. Kosovo - SuperLeague Round 25: Sigal Prishtina beats Bashkimi in the most crucial game of the week

    Dardan<br>Berisha<br>
    Dardan
    Berisha
    Sigal Prishtina - Bashkimi 108-80 Kastrioti - RTV 21 88-80 Trepca - Peja 73-92 Besa - Drita 90-84


  17. Belarus - Premier League Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Tsmoki-Minsk and Grodno-93 clinch victories

    Vitali<br>Liutych<br>
    Vitali
    Liutych
    SEMIFINALS Tsmoki-Minsk - Tsmoki II 112-73 Tsmoki-Minsk cruised past Tsmoki II for the opening win in the semifinal series. The game without a history. Tsmoki-Minsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Tsmoki II's 40. They outrebounded Tsmoki II 42-26 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for...


  18. Latvia - LBL2 Round 1 of Finals. VeA earn opening victory

    Rihards<br>Lomazs<br>
    Rihards
    Lomazs
    FINAL BTS - VeA 65-76 VeA overcame BTS on the road to take 1-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-65. Ventspils Augstskola made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Guard Rihards Lomazs (187-96) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Guard Roberts Paze (190-95) chip...


  19. Slovakia - Extraliga Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Prievidza clinch third victory

    Drazen<br>Klaric<br>
    Drazen
    Klaric
    Prievidza - Iskra Svit 70-62 Prievidza held off Iskra Svit and gained 3-2 lead in the semifinal series. Iskra Svit trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 19-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 62-70 at the end of the game. Croatian power forward Drazen Klaric (204-80) stepped up and scored 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Corey Jefferson (181-85, college: Texas St.) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Jefferson is a former Eurobask...


  20. FYR Macedonia - Lukovic's double-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award

    Nemanja<br>Arsic<br>
    Nemanja
    Arsic
    24-year old center Uros Lukovic (213-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) had a great game in the last round for Kumanovo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage). He had a double-double of 41 points and 12 rebounds, while his team was edged out by Kozuv (#2, 3-1) 83-79. Kumanovo maintains the 5th position in FYR Macedonian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 3 games and recorded just one victory. Luk...


  21. Luxembourg - T71 Dudelange keep Denell Stephens and Ryan Sharry

    Denell<br>Stephens<br>
    Denell
    Stephens
    T71 Dudelange have agreed on terms of contract extension with Denell Stephens (190-F/G-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Slippery Rock) and Ryan Sharry (203-F/C-89, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Middlebury). Denell Stephens has been played for T71 since 2009. He averages 18.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this season. Denell Stephens was named All-Luxembourg League Player of the Year in 2011. The forward was also trumped All-Star Gam...


  22. United Kingdom - Frustrated But Not Down

    Paul Douglas
    Paul Douglas
    Going in to the final week of the regular BBL season the Birmingham Knights are still striving to find that elusive first win. They face a Durham Wildcats side also desperate for a win as they seek a place in the end of season play-offs. It should be a great game. With Birmingham's record sitting at 0 - 32 anyone could be forgiven if they thought the team, organisation and Head Coach Paul Douglas had thrown in the towel. Not a bit of it according to Douglas who spoke with EuroBasket afte...


  23. Montenegro - Easter interview with Nemanja Calasan, former Purdue University student, now in Benetton Fribourg Olympic (Switzerland)

    Nemanja<br>Calasan<br>
    Nemanja
    Calasan
    Nemanja Calasan (205-C-85, college: Purdue), new big man of Benetton Fribourg Olympic shared with eurobasket.com his thoughts about playing NCAA basketball and professional basketball in Europe, with a special memory on his basketball beginnings in Niksic. Hi Nemanja, you have started playing basketball in a city which is historically known as the land of tall people. Have you always dreamed about being a professional basketball player or you had different goals in your childhood?...