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  1. Greece - EuroLeague: Panathinaikos nip CSKA in overtime thriller

    Jonas<br>Maciulis<br>
    Jonas
    Maciulis
    Panathinaikos - CSKA 73:72 (OT) Panathinaikos clinched a heart-stopping victory over CSKA in Athens to force the decisive fifth game in the EuroLeague playoff series. The teams are tied at 2-2 now with the fifth game scheduled for Friday in Moscow. Jonas Maciulis (198-F/G-85) scored 15 points to lead the hosts to the vital victory. Panathinaikos grabbed a 21:16 lead after the starting quarter. CSKA erased the deficit in the second frame. The Moscow side established a 38:37 half...


  2. Israel - EuroLeague: Maccabi defeat Emporio Armani to enter Final Four

    Richard<br>Hickman<br>
    Richard
    Hickman
    Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Emporio Armani 86:66 Maccabi Tel-Aviv became the second team to advance into EuroLeague Final Four. They overcame visiting Emporio Armani in Israel tonight to win the playoff series 3-1. Richard Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) and Alex Tyus (203-C-88, college: Florida) scored 16 points each to pace the winners. Emporio Armani eked out a 21:19 lead ten minutes into the game. The Italian powerhouse maintained the advantage throughout the second fram...


  3. France - Boungou Colo's 36-point game gives him Player of the Week award

    Nobel<br>Boungou<br>Colo<br>
    Nobel
    Boungou
    Colo
    25-year old forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Limoges and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28. He had the game-high 36 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Limoges in his team's victory, helping them to beat Antibes (#16, 5-23) 99-93. Limoges is placed at 2nd position in French league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season....


  4. France - ProB: new format of the championship

    Nobel<br>Boungou<br>Colo<br>
    Nobel
    Boungou
    Colo
    LNB steering committee endorsed a new format of the ProB championship which will remain in force at least three seasons including 2014/2015. LNB decided to reform the current format of the second-tier league in order to produce more games and also intensify competition and rivalry between teams. Representatives of the second division clubs had a debriefing seminar to discuss this experimental format and here are the main items: - season tips off September 13 with more than 40 games to pl...


  5. Germany - Fraport Skyliner Danilo Barthel Named Most Improved Player

    Danilo<br>Barthel<br>
    Danilo
    Barthel
    That Danilo Barthel (207-PF-91) was named the most improved player in the Beko BBL was no real surprise for Frankfurt fans, because stats and his development demonstrate that he was more than worthy of getting this award. Barthel is a 22 year old 208cm power forward from Heidelberg and is playing his third season with the Fraport Skyliners. The German has had a rise since his rookie season in 2011-2012 where he first showed his immense potential scoring 8 points in a game in Tuebingen at...


  6. Italy - Albert Schweitzer Tournament: Italy edge Ukraine

    Federico<br>Mussini<br>
    Federico
    Mussini
    Italy U18 - Ukraine U18 89:70 Italy celebrated the first victory at the Second Stage of the 2014 Albert Schweitzer tournament. They overcame the Ukrainian counterparts in Mannheim today. Federico Mussini (182-PG-96) came up with 29 points to lead the winners. Italy eked out a 19:18 lead after the opening quarter. The Azzurri jumped to a 40:29 halftime lead. They poured in 25 points in the third term to secure a 14-point advantage at the final intermission. Italy stayed red hot...


  7. Italy - Italian U18 National Team 2014

    Andrea Spera
    Andrea Spera
    Starting five#s# Spera Mussini Flaccadori Cacace Donzelli #e#5 4Luca Severini 202-F-96 Siena Virtus 5Enrico Merella 185-G-96 Sassari 6Martino Mastellari 191-SG-96 Bologna Pall. 7Ion Lupusor 202-F/C-96 Reggio Calabr. 8Andrea Spera 203-F/C-96 Sidigas AV 9Andrea Picarelli 191-SG-96 EA7 Armani 10Andrea La Torre 202-F/G-97 Roma S.Azzurra 11Federico Mussini 182-PG-96 Grissin Bon RE 12Diego Flaccadori 194-PG-96 Treviglio 13Alberto Cacace 195-G-96 Loano 14...


  8. Greece - Jeremiah Wilson: ''I like to surprise my competition with the unexpected''

    Jeremiah<br>Wilson<br>
    Jeremiah
    Wilson
    Jeremiah Wilson, the dynamic power forward from Chicago, after travelling all over the world to play basketball, is currently showing his talents in the Greek Basketleague. A team player, with an expertise in dominating in the paint. Lets get to know him a little better. EB: Hey Jeremiah. When did you start playing basketball and how that happened?.. What was the reason? J.W.: ''I started playing organized basketball when I was 14 years old, in my freshman year of high school. I'm from...


  9. France - Boulogne signs Matthew Bryan-Amaning

    Matthew<br>Bryan-Amaning<br>
    Matthew
    Bryan-Amaning
    SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) signed 26-year old British ex-international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-109kg-88, college: Washington, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Ghanian passport. Bryan-Amaning just played at Sharks Antibes in French ProA. In 24 ProB games he had 10.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg this season. He also played at London Lions (BBL) in British league earlier that season. In three games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.3apg


  10. France - Maurienne may keep Jeb Ivey and Frederic Adjiwanou

    Jeb Ivey
    Jeb Ivey
    Maurienne is close to extend the contracts of Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) and Frederic Adjiwanou (204-C-80, college: St.Mary's, CA). Jeb Ivey joined Maurienne at the start of the season. He notches 15.2 points, 3.7 assists and 2.0 boards per game in ProB. Last season the guard spent in Finland. He was named All-Finnish Korisliiga Guard of the Year in 2013. Frederick Adjiwanou, if extended, will enter his second straight season with Maurienne. He posts 9.6 points, 4....


  11. Turkey - Turkish U18 National Team 2014

    Furkan<br>Korkmaz<br>
    Furkan
    Korkmaz
    Starting five#s# Korkmaz Gecim Guven Arar Bayram #e#5 4Kadir Bayram 185-PG-96 Tofas 5Okben Ulubay 200-F-97 Anadolu Efes 6Kaan Sariaslan 193-F/G-97 TED Kolejliler 7Mert Cevik 198-G/F-96 Tofas 8Yigit Arslan 191-SG-96 Tofas 9Furkan Korkmaz 193-SG-97 Pertevniyal 10Tolga Gecim 202-PG-96 Bandirma Kir. 11Ogulcan Baykan 195-SG-96 Pertevniyal 12Metehan Akyel 206-C-96 Bandirma Kir. 13Akif Guven 206-C-96 Karsiyaka 14Ege Arar 200-C-96 Galatasaray 15Ayberk Olmaz 204-C-9...


  12. Israel - National League Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Hapoel Afula and Ironi Ramat Gan complete semifinal picture

    Jeff Allen
    Jeff Allen
    Hapoel Afula - Elitzur Ramla 78-73 Hapoel Efula edged Elitzur Ramla at home court to advance into semifinal stage. Elitzur Ramla was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 40-34 second half run of Hapoel Afula. It was a quality performance for American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Forward Gal Halamish (195-91) accounted for 19 points and 4 assists for the winning...


  13. Serbia - Crvena Zvezda Telekom promoted one more junior to its senior roster - Marko Radovanovic signed 4-year pro contract

    Marko<br>Radovanovic<br>
    Marko
    Radovanovic
    Crvena Zvezda Telekom announced signing of first professional contract with member of junior team Marko Radovanovic(202-PF-96). Radovanovic has signed 4-year long contract with red-whites. Talented forward started his career at Mladost Cacak before moving to junior team of Crvena Zvezda Telekom last summer. He was a member of Serbian U16 and U17 National teams as well. He is third member of junior team that has signed pro contract with Crvena Zvezda Telekom after Marko Tejic(209-C/F-95)...


  14. Lithuania - LKL Round 31: Siauliai is defeated by Lietuvos rytas

    Renaldas<br>Seibutis<br>
    Renaldas
    Seibutis
    Lietuvos rytas - Siauliai 78-68 Neptunas - Nevezis 78-76 Tonybet - Dzukija 88-74 Lietkabelis - Juventus 68-82


  15. Lithuania - Giedraitis' 19 points and 5 assists give him Player of the Week award

    Rokas<br>Giedraitis<br>
    Rokas
    Giedraitis
    21-year old Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for Siauliai and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 30. He had the game-high 19 points adding five rebounds and five assists for Siauliai in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Nevezis (#10, 10-20) with 28-point margin 97-69. Siauliai maintains the 3rd position in Lithuanian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season....


  16. Germany - Steven Bennett (Giessen46ers) We have To Be More Aggressive Than BG Goettingen In Game Three

    Steven<br>Bennett<br>
    Steven
    Bennett
    Steven Bennett (170-PG-88, college: Chaminade) is a 25 year old 173cm point guard from Los Angeles that is playing his second professional basketball season with the Giessen 46ers. Last season he played for the Spot Up Medium Baskets Braunschweig. With Braunschweig he played 10 games averaging 22.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.1apg, 2.4spg, 2FGP: 57.5%, 3FGP: 34.2%, FT: 76.6% He is one of the few special players that has a tenacity and will to win that is unmatched; it is impossible to judge him based u...


  17. Germany - Daniel Theis Named Rookie Of The Year In The Beko BBL

    Daniel Theis
    Daniel Theis
    Today was a big day for German basketball cities Frankfurt and Ulm as Danilo Barthel won most improved and ratiopharm Ulm forward Daniel Theis (204-PF-92) was named rookie of the year. These are two players that may be fighting for the starting position in the German national team at position four in the future. Theis is a 21 year old 204cm forward that started his career in Braunschweig and is playing his second season with ratiopharm Ulm. This season the German has played 28 Beko BBL ga...


  18. Slovenia - Slovenian U18 National Team 2014

    Luka<br>Kraljevic<br>
    Luka
    Kraljevic
    Starting five#s# Kraljevic Grubelic Kodrin Kosi Hojc #e#5 4Nejc Baric 180-PG-97 Zlatorog 5Thomas Jeram 184-PG-96 Lorgues 6Grega Sajevic 186-PG-96 Un.Olimpija 7Aljaz Slutej 188-G-96 Elektra 8Luka Kraljevic 204-C-97 Un.Olimpija 9Sandi Grubelic 174-PG-96 Grosuplje 10Tilen Kodrin 203-F-96 Un.Olimpija 11Jan Kosi 198-F-96 Elektra 12Tadej Tabak 188-G-97 Terme Olimia 13Filip Leskovar 201-F/C-96 Pingvini 14Luka Pirc 206-C-96 Pingvini 15Tilen Hojc 179-SG-...


  19. Kosovo - Best players of Kosovan SuperLeague round 26

    Jasonn<br>Hannibal<br>
    Jasonn
    Hannibal
    Canadian Jasonn Hannibal (211-F/C-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Drita and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26. The 25-year old power forward had a double-double of 25 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Kastrioti (#7, 4-20) with 34-point margin 114-80. Drita maintains the 5th position in Kosovan SuperLeague. Drita is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the sta...


  20. Estonia - Tallinna Kalev beats TTU, reaches semis

    Mario Paiste
    Mario Paiste
    Tallinna Kalev used the home court advantage to beat TTU 60:58 in the 4th game of the quarter-final series. Reimo Tamm (188-PG-84) scored 15, Mario Paiste (184-G-89) 14 (twice as much as his average this season) and Kaido Saks (207-F-86) 12 points for the winners. Kiur Akenparg(190-SG-88) led TTU with 13 points. Kalev won the game despite shooting terribly from a free throw line - 9/28 (!!!) and being outrebounded 23:39! TTU made 4 more turnovers and scored 3 less three-pointers.. Kalev...


  21. Sweden - Peter Oqvist signs with LF Basket

    Peter Oqvist
    Peter Oqvist
    Peter Oqvist will next work with LF Basket. The specialist inked a three-year deal with the team. Peter Oqvist worked with Sundsvall Dragons since 2005. He led the Dragons to the Basketligan title in 2009 and 2011. Peter Oqvist was named All-Swedish Basketligan Coach of the Year in 2008. Peter Oqvist guided the Icelandic National Team in 2012-2013.


  22. FYR Macedonia - Prva Liga Round 5 (Second Stage): Kumanovo 2009 defeats ABA Strumica in the closest game of the week

    Ivan<br>Miskovic<br>
    Ivan
    Miskovic
    Prva Liga is at the halfway of the Second Stage and there are still another 5 rounds left. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The most exciting game of round 5 in the Prva Liga took place in Kumanovo. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of bottom-ranked ABA Strumica (0-5) to fifth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (2-3) 81-78 on Wednesday evening. ABA Strumica trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 28-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-81...


  23. Bosnia - France defeats BIH in classification games of AST 2014

    Imran<br>Polutak<br>
    Imran
    Polutak
    After defeats against Spain and Italy and a victory against a young Chinese team BIH faced today France. BIH which is deprived of some crucial players like Imran Polutak (209-C-96) and Aleksandar Lazic(203) played a good first half and led the score 31-29. However the first half dispalyed enormous problems in the paint while defending the post up game of the athletic French team. Three minutes before the end the Bleus stepped up higher and established a 12 points margin which turned out t...


  24. Bosnia - Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 National Team 2014

    Edin Atic
    Edin Atic
    Starting five#s# Atic Dedovic Gacic Predic Aleksic #e#5 4Djordje Aleksic 184-PG-97 Mladost 5Edin Atic 200-SG-97 Spars Sarajevo 6Damir Hadzic 205-F-97 Rimini 7Nedim Dedovic 198-SF-97 FCB Regal II 8Sandro Gacic 196-SG-96 Leon Ule F. 9Milan Luzajic 189-G-96 Leotar 10Mirsad Pilavdzic 195-SG-96 Spars Sarajevo 11Enis Memic 205-PF-97 Spars Sarajevo 12Djordje Beronja 199-C-96 Basket 2000 13Smajcovic Rijad 96 14Milenko Predic 198-F-96 Rookie 15Alija Piric...


  25. United Kingdom - BBL Team of the Week - Week 30

    Ralph Bucci
    Ralph Bucci
    There's no change to our leader board in our penultimate line-up, with neither of the main contenders included this week. Matt Pressey (Plymouth University Raiders) It was a bitter-sweet final weekend of action for Pressey after he initially inspired his team to an excellent road win at London Lions, only to subsequently see Raiders slide out of a precious play-off spot in a dramatic conclusion to the regular season. The guard fired 23 points at the Copper Box Arena...