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FaviconTurkey - BSL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Anadolu Efes enter semifinal stage 

Derrick<br>Brown<br>
Derrick
Brown
Anadolu Efes - Galatasaray 87-76 Anadolu Efes held off Galatasaray to secure the semifinal birth. Anadolu Efes outrebounded Galatasaray 38-26 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Derrick Brown (203-87, college: Xavier) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (189-89) chipped in 7 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Gr...


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FaviconEuroleague - Perperoglou may be back at Panathinaikos 

Stratos<br>Perperoglou<br>
Stratos
Perperoglou
Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is about to agree terms with 33-year old Greek international small forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-104kg-84) who currently played atFC Barcelona Lassa in Spain. It will actually be his comeback to Athens as he has played here before. In 28 Liga Endesa games he had 7.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Perperoglou played also at FC Barcelona (also in Liga Endesa) in Spanish where in 43 games he recorded 7.1ppg and 2.4rpg. He helped them to win th...


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FaviconEuroleague - Anadolu Efes could land Vasilije Micic 

Vasilije<br>Micic<br>
Vasilije
Micic
Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) is close to sign 23-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who currently played atTofas Bursa.In 24 BSL games in Turkey he recorded 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.4spg this season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Great season indeed as he was voted to Turkish League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. The last season Micic played at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS. The team pla...


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FaviconTurkey - Kenny Kadji is a newcomer at Tofas 

Kenny Kadji
Kenny Kadji
Newly promoted Tofas Bursa (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Cameroonian ex-international power forward Kenny Kadji (211-110kg-88, college: Miami, FL) from Trabzonspor. In 28 BSL games in Turkey he recorded very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg this season. Kadji also played earlier that season for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL where in three BSL games he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA...


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FaviconItaly - Openjobmetis VA welcomes back Okoye 

Stan Okoye
Stan Okoye
Openjobmetis Varese (Serie A) inked 26-year old Nigerian swingman Stan Okoye (198-93kg-91, college: VMI). It is actually his comeback to Openjobmetis VA as he has played here before. Okoye He moved there from GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine, the newcomer in Serie A2 where he played this season. In 30 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg. Okoye ended the last season at Lighthouse. In 15 Serie A games he had 10.9ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.0spg. But the most of that year he s...


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FaviconGreece - Aris reportedly agreed on terms of contract with coach Panagiotis Giannakis 

Panagiotis<br>Giannakis<br>
Panagiotis
Giannakis
Aris Thessaloniki (A1) is close to hire experienced 58-year old Greek coach Panagiotis Giannakis who coached last time at Limogesin France. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Giannakis' team won French Supercup in 2013. He was selected to Greek League All-Star Game back in 2008. Giannakis was coaching Greek Senior National Team between 1996 and 2008. He has coached previously Panionios. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Greece


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FaviconFrance - NM1 Round 1 of Finals. Quimper grab the lead 

Dwight Burke
Dwight Burke
Quimper - Souffel 76-60 Quimper defeated Souffel to take 1-0 lead in the championship series. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 48-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Quimper UJAP looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marqu...


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FaviconBelgium - Euromillions League Round 2 of Semifinals. Antwerp and Oostende claim victories 

Kevin Punter
Kevin Punter
Brussels - Antwerp 67-71 Antwerp upset Brussels on the road to level the series at 1-1. American players dominated the game. Guard Kevin Punter (188-93, college: Tennessee) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Antwerp Giants players scored in double figures. Antwerp Giants' coach Roel Moors used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Powe...


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FaviconHungary - A Division Round 2 of Semifinals. Wins for Falco KC and Alba 

Aliaksandr<br>Pustahvar<br>
Aliaksandr
Pustahvar
Kormend - Falco KC 78-81 Falco KC upset Kormend on the road to take 2-0 lead in the series. Kormend was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 23-14 charge of Falco KC, which allowed them to win the game. Belarusian-Russian Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) contributed with 16 points and 8 assists for the winne...


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FaviconBulgaria - NBL Round 3 of Finals. Beroe post first victory 

Shane Gibson
Shane Gibson
Beroe - Lukoil Acad. 74-64 Beroe edged Lukoil at home court to stay alive in the title chase. The best player for the winners was American guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Beroe players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was international Dimitar Dimitrov (203-93, agency: Interp...


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FaviconPortugal - LPB Round 3 of Semi-Finals. FC Porto and Benfica reach Finals 

Jose Silva
Jose Silva
Vitoria SC - FC Porto 70-95 FC Porto cruised past Vitoria SC on the road to sweep the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by FC Porto Ferpinta. Vitoria SC managed to win fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. FC Porto Ferpinta dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Vitoria SC's 26. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Jose Silva (194-89) who led his team...


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FaviconAustria - A Bundesliga Round 1 of Finals. Oberwart register opening victory 

Andell<br>Cumberbatch<br>
Andell
Cumberbatch
Oberwart - Kapfenberg 61-57 Oberwart Gunners opened win count in the championship series. They held off Kapfenberg at home court. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward...


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FaviconPoland - Young Kiwilsza is back in Koszalin! 

Szymon<br>Kiwilsza<br>
Szymon
Kiwilsza
AZS Koszalin (PLK) agreed terms with 20-year old young prospectSzymon Kiwilsza (202-97). It is his comeback to hometown after two years in Wroclaw and atPolonia Leszno (1Liga) where he played this season. In 33 games he had 8.5ppg and 6.4rpg. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga U21 Player of the Year and named to Honorable Mention. Kiwilsza started his basketball career in MKKS Zak Koszalin. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List...


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FaviconSpain - Recap of Liga Endesa Round 2 of Quarter-Finals 

Aaron<br>Doornekamp<br>
Aaron
Doornekamp
Iberostar Tener. - Unicaja 73-67 Iberostar Tenerife held off Unicaja to even the series at 1-1. The hosts were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 14 after three quarters before a 22-14 last quarter charge of Unicaja Malaga cut the lead to 73-67 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) who scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Argentinian-Italian point guard Nicolas Richotti (183-86)...


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FaviconPoland - Szczecin signs coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas 

Mindaugas<br>Budzinauskas<br>
Mindaugas
Budzinauskas
King Szczecin (PLK) signed 44-year old Lithuanian coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas. He moved there from Polpharma (PLK) where he played this season and made it to PLK quarterfinals. Budzinauskas has coached also professionally in Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine and Lithuania (Lietkabelis, Silute and Statyba). By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Poland


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FaviconVTB United League - Round 1 of Semi-Finals. CSKA and Zenit claim wins 

Nando De<br>Colo<br>
Nando De
Colo
CSKA - Lokomotiv 101-95 CSKA shot down Lokomotiv in Moscow to victoriously open the semifinal series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lokomotiv won fourth quarter 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CSKA made 30-of-37 free shots (81.1 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. CSKA looked well-organized offensively handing out 22...


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FaviconSpain - LEB Gold Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Burgos enter Finals 

Goran Huskic
Goran Huskic
Burgos - Breogan 92-81 Burgos edged Breogan to clinch Finals birth. Burgos made 30-of-38 free shots (78.9 percent) during the game. 31 personal fouls committed by Leche Rio Breogan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Serbian center Goran Huskic (210-92, college: Howard Col., TX) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Alejandro Lopez (189-91) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebo...


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FaviconSpain - LEB Silver Round 1 of Finals. Valladolid grab the lead 

Rowell<br>Graham<br>
Rowell
Graham
Zornotza - Valladolid 68-73 Valladolid upset Zornotza in the Finals opener. Zornotza was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of Blancos de Rueda, which allowed them to win the game. British forward Rowell Graham (197-94) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and American guard Henri Wade-Chatman (188-92, college: Edinboro) chipped in 17 points. At the losing side Bahamas swingman JR Cadot (196-87, college:...


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FaviconRussia - Clarke comes back to Arecibo, ex Unics 

Coty Clarke
Coty Clarke
Defending champion Capitanes de Arecibo (BSN) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Coty Clarke (201-105kg-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Capitanes as he has played here before. Clarke He moved there from Unics in Russian VTB league where he started the season. In 19 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg this season. The last summer Clarke played at Capitanes. In 19 BSN games he was third best score...


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FaviconGermany - The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Keep David Mccray Until 2019 

David McCray
David McCray
Even if David McCray(187-G-86) has played for BBL teams like BG Karlsruhe, Telekom Baskets Bonn and the Artland Dragons, he will most likely always call Ludwigsburg his second home as he will continue to play there as the team extended his contract until 2019. He played there from 2007-2012 and returned back in 2015 and has showed the last years to be a solid role player for head coach John Patrick. Last season he played 35 BBL games averaging 3,7ppg, 1,1rpg and 1,2 apg. In the Championsl...


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FaviconIsrael - Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin signs Lior Segev 

Lior Segev
Lior Segev
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin (Artzit) signed experienced 34-year old point guard Lior Segev (180-83, agency: Gross Zeev ISA). He played last season at Ironi Kiryat Ata in the National League. In 23 games he had 5.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 3


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FaviconPoland - Start Lublin tabs Michael Gospodarek 

Michael<br>Gospodarek<br>
Michael
Gospodarek
TBV Start Lublin (PLK) inked 26-year old point guard Michael Gospodarek (186-91, agency: BeoExcell). He moved there from PGE Turow (PLK) where he played this season. Gospodarek has played there for the last three years. In 28 PLK games he averaged just 3.0ppg and 1.4apg. Gospodarek helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals. The last season he played also at PGE Turow (TBL). But in 23 games he had only 1.8ppg. Gospodarek also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3....


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FaviconPoland - PLK Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Stal Ostrow force decider against Stelmet ZG 

Aaron<br>Johnson<br>
Aaron
Johnson
Stal Ostrow - Stelmet ZG 58-57 Stal Ostrow nipped visiting Stelmet ZG to even the semifinal series at 2-2. The decisive fifth game is scheduled for May 29th. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Stelmet won fourth quarter 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Stelmet 38-24 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Aaron John...


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FaviconUnited Kingdom - Bristol Acadamy Flyers keep Smith for another season 

Leslee Smith
Leslee Smith
Bristol Academy Flyers (BBL) re-signed 27-year old British V.Islands international forward Leslee Smith (203-111kg-90, college: Nebraska). He played there last season. In 34 BBL games he recorded 12.0ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg. The previous (15-16) season Smith played at Olimpi (Superleague) in Georgia where in 14 games he averaged impressive 17.4ppg, 12.0rpg, 1.9apg, 2.4spg and 1.6bpg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Imports Team...


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FaviconSlovenia - Gasper Vidmar's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Slovenians playing currently abroad: 

Gasper<br>Vidmar<br>
Gasper
Vidmar
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Slovenian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Banvit (21-9) in their last game. Despite Vidmar's good performance Banvit lost 67-72 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Darussafaka.


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