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FaviconOlympic Games - Olympic Games: USA enter the Final game in Tokyo 

Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant
USA - Australia 97-78 USA entered the Final game in Tokyo as they needed a strong third period to beat Australia 97-78 at the Olympic Games. Australia dominated the first half. They won the first period 24-18 and Patty MILLS gave his team 44-31 in the second frame. USA however was too far to give up and took control of the game in the rest of it. They erupted with a 32-10 surge in the third quarter and then did not allow the opponents to get back into the game. Kevin Durant...


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FaviconBelgium - Belfius Mons keep Mortant for another season 

Zaccharie<br>Mortant<br>
Zaccharie
Mortant
Belfius Mons-Hainaut (BNXT League) re-signed 23-year old 192cm swingman Zaccharie Mortant for upcoming season. Mortant has played there for the last seven seasons. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). The team played in three different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 35 BNXT League games he recorded just 2.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.1apg. Mortant helped them to make it to the Belgian League final after they ended regular season as...


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FaviconBasketball Champions League - Rytas add Leissner to their roster, ex Afyon 

Tanner<br>Leissner<br>
Tanner
Leissner
BC Rytas Vilnius (LKL) added to their roster 25-year old American power forward Tanner Leissner (201cm-104kg-95, college: UNH) for new 2021-22 season. Leissner played last season at Afyon in Turkish BSL league. In 27 games he recorded 11.9ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg. The previous (19-20) season he played at EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL where in 20 games he averaged 10.2ppg and 4.1rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Leissner has played...


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FaviconIsrael - H.Haifa tabs Josh Freund 

Josh Freund
Josh Freund
Hapoel B-Cure Laser Haifa (Winner League) inked 24-year old American 204cm forward Josh Freund, college: Roanoke for upcoming season. Freund spent his 2-year professional career in Israel. He is not a newcomer in Israeli League as he played most recently at E.Ashkelon in the National League. In 20 games he averaged 6.8ppg and 3.4rpg last season. The previous (19-20) season he played at Maccabi Ashdod/Be'er Tuvia where in 19 Winner League games he had just 2.6ppg and 2.5rpg. Freund...


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FaviconBasketball Champions League - Stal lands Vaggelis Mantzaris, ex Peristeri 

Vaggelis<br>Mantzaris<br>
Vaggelis
Mantzaris
Defending champion Arged BMSlam Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski (EBL) landed 31-year old Greek international 195cm guard Vaggelis Mantzaris for new season. Mantzaris played most recently at Peristeri in Greek A1 league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 13 A1 games he averaged 3.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.9apg. Mantzaris also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he had just 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.0apg. The other team he played shortly was Promitheas (A1). In three...


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FaviconFrance - Le Havre signs Jaraun Burrows 

Jaraun<br>Burrows<br>
Jaraun
Burrows
Saint Thomas Basket Le Havre (NM1) signed experienced 35-year old Bahamas international forward Jaraun Burrows (203cm-100kg-85, college: PFW) for upcoming 2021-22 season. Burrows played last season at Fos-Provence in ProB. He helped his team get promotion to Jeep ELITE ProA. In 11 ProB games he had 6.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg. NM1 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Burrows contributed to his team winning the ProB title. He has been regularly called to...


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FaviconVTB United League - Skylar Spencer (ex Belfius Mons) joins Astana 

Skylar<br>Spencer<br>
Skylar
Spencer
BK Astana (National League) agreed terms with 27-year old American power forward Skylar Spencer (206cm-109kg-94, college: SDSU) for new 2021-22 season. Spencer joins another USA player Elyjah Clark who is already in the roster. He played last season at Belfius Mons in Belgian BNXT League. He managed to play in three leagues last year. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 35 BNXT League games he had...


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FaviconPoland - Trefl inks Josh Sharma 

Josh Sharma
Josh Sharma
Trefl Sopot (EBL) agreed terms with 25-year old American (has also British passport) center Josh Sharma (213cm-104kg-95, college: Stanford) for new 2021-22 season. Sharma played last season at Fuenlabrada in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 15 Liga Endesa games he had 3.3ppg an...


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FaviconSpain - The Sam Van Rossom (Valencia) Vs Mike Tobey (Slovenian National Team) Teammate Basketball Insight 

Mike Tobey
Mike Tobey
When I mention the name Mike Tobey (213-C-94, college: Virginia) to Belgium national player Sam Van Rossom, you instantly hear his voice change to pure enjoyment. The American and Belgium guard will be going into their fifth season together with Spanish ACB club Valencia Basket and memories between them are as long as being stuck in traffic on interstate 405 in Los Angeles, California. I reach Sam Van Rossom on a mild August day in Germany while he is enjoying his summer in his homeland...


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FaviconSpain - Jose Jimenez signs at Cornella 

Jose Jimenez
Jose Jimenez
CB Cornella (LEB Silver) landed 25-year old 197cm forward Jose Jimenez for new season. Jimenez played most recently at Moron. In 16 LEB Silver games he averaged 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.0spg last season. He ended the previous (2019-20) season at CB Marbella. But in two LEB Silver games he had just 1.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.0apg. But the most of that year he spent at Navarra where in 7 LEB Silver games he recorded 7.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.0apg. He represented Spain at the World Championships...


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FaviconTurkey - Kanter comes back to the Celtics 

Enes Kanter
Enes Kanter
Boston Celtics added to their roster 29-year old Turk ex-international center Enes Kanter (6'11''-266lbs-92, college: Kentucky) for season 2021-22. It is actually his comeback to the Celtics as he has played here before. Kanter is not a newcomer in USA League where he played most recently at Portland Trail Blazers. In 77 NBA games he recorded 10.6ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.1apg last season. The previous (19-20) season he played at the Celtics. In 68 NBA games he averaged 7.6ppg and 7.0rpg. He...


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FaviconTurkey - Leon Apaydin is a newcomer at Gaziantep 

Leon Apaydin
Leon Apaydin
Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster 22-year old 194cm shooting guard Leon Apaydin for season 2021-22. Apaydin played most recently at Karsiyaka in the D4. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. The previous (18-19) season he played at Besiktas. But in only one BSL game he did not score anything. Apaydin represented Turkey at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (Turkey) five years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.7ppg,...


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FaviconEuropean Championships U18 - Day 2 from the U18 European Qualifiers in Skopje 

Baba Miller
Baba Miller
Skopje, Northern Macedonia - The U18 FIBA European Challengers kicked off on Monday in a slightly different format. Teams are divided in smaller groups, playing in five different competitions in Albania, Northern Macedonia, Israel, Slovakia and Turkey. Despite the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 brought and keeps bringing, we have been able to make it to Skopje, the capital of Northern Macedonia, for the second day of the event and will keep you updated with daily recaps covering...


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FaviconEuropean Championships U18 - Overview of Day 1 

Apostolos<br>Roumoglou<br>
Apostolos
Roumoglou
Estonia - Greece 83-85 OT Greece nipped Estonia in overtime to celebrate the first win in Group B. Apostolos Roumoglou (193-PG-03) came up with 21 points to lead the winners. Estonia enjoyed a 39-33 halftime lead. But Greece responded with a 40-34 rally in the second half to force overtime. The Hellenes then dropped 12 points in the extra period to snatch the win. Athanasios Bazinas (194-G-03) contributed 20 points and 14 assists for the winning side. Henri Veesaar (206-C-04) replied...


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FaviconItaly - Ravenna keeps Cinciarini for another season 

Daniele<br>Cinciarini<br>
Daniele
Cinciarini
Orasi Ravenna (Serie A2) re-signed experienced 38-year old former international 194cm guard Daniele Cinciarini for season 2021-22. Cinciarini was a team leader there last season. In 32 Serie A2 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg. The previous (19-20) season he played at Fortitudo (Serie A) where in 21 games he averaged 5.8ppg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Cinciarini was a member of Italian international program for some years....


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FaviconItaly - Andrea Picarelli signs at Ragusa 

Andrea<br>Picarelli<br>
Andrea
Picarelli
Basket Club Ragusa (Serie B) landed 25-year old 196cm swingman Andrea Picarelli, agency: SLN for new season. Picarelli played most recently at Sangiorgese. In 17 Serie B games he averaged 14.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.6apg last season. The previous (19-20) season he played at Societa Consortile Virtus Pozzuoli where in 20 Serie B games he had 8.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg. He represented Italy at the World University Games in Napoli (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 3...


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FaviconRussia - OKK Sloboda Tuzla tabs Pavel Lobarev 

Pavel<br>Lobarev<br>
Pavel
Lobarev
OKK Sloboda Tuzla (Division I) inked 23-year old Russian 191cm guard Pavel Lobarev for upcoming season. Lobarev played most recently at Mladost. In 18 Division I games in Bosnia he averaged 12.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.1apg last season. He ended the previous (2019-20) season at Uralmash in Russian Superleague 1. But in two games he had just 1.0ppg and 1.0rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Vojvodina in Serbian KLS where in 17 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 3.1rpg and...


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FaviconRussia - Pavel Sergeev joins Avtodor 

Pavel<br>Sergeev<br>
Pavel
Sergeev
Avtodor Saratov (VTB) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old guard Pavel Sergeev (185cm-96kg, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) for new 2021-22 season. Sergeev has played for the last four seasons at Unics in the VTB. In 7 Eurocup games he had just 2.4ppg last season. He also played 22 games in VTB United League where he recorded 4.2ppg and 1.0apg. Sergeev helped them to make it to the VTB United League final. He was a member of Russian U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007. Sergeev has...


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FaviconGreece - Eleftheroupoli signs Giannis Karakechagias 

Giannis<br>Karakechagias<br>
Giannis
Karakechagias
GS Eleftheroupoli Kavalas (A2) signed 21-year old guard Giannis Karakechagias (195cm) for upcoming 2021-22 season. Karakechagias played last season at Enosi Kavalas. In 12 A2 games he had 10.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.8apg and 2.0spg. The previous (19-20) season he played at Panionios (A1). But in 5 games he recorded just 1.8ppg. He has played previously for GS Kronos Agiou Dimitriou. GS Eleftheroupoli Kavalas roster for 2021-2022: Guards: Panagiotis Ermidis Diogenis Gorgonis Giannis...


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FaviconGreece - Kyparissias tab Ioannou Fotis 

Ioannou<br>Fotis<br>
Ioannou
Fotis
Gaet Dionas Kyparissias (C) inked experienced 35-year old 187cm point guard Ioannou Fotis for upcoming season. Fotis has played for the last two years at Neo Lixurio in the B. C will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. He has spent his entire career in Greece playing for three other teams: Esperos Patras, Eleftheroupoli and Aiolos Astakou. Among many awards he won Greek C Division (Group 4) championship title in 2018. Fotis was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Greek...


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FaviconFrance - Dinal comes back to Orleans 

Kevin Dinal
Kevin Dinal
Entente Orleans 45 (Jeep ELITE ProA) inked 28-year old 200cm power forward Kevin Dinal for upcoming season. It is actually his comeback to Entente Orleans 45 as he has played here before. Dinal has played for the last two years at Gries/Oberhoffen in the ProB. In 34 games he recorded 9.9ppg, 8.9rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.7apg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 1st Team, All-Domestic Players Team and League Player of the Week. He was a...


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FaviconGermany - Joshua Bonga (ex Frankfurt) signs at Zalgiris 

Joshua Bonga
Joshua Bonga
Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) landed 16-year old German 190cm point guard Joshua Bonga for new season. Bonga was about to sign at Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in German BBL league. Part of last season he spent at Skyliners (also in BBL) where in three games he averaged 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He also played for Frankfurt (NBBL) in Germany. But in only one game he had just point, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Bonga is a member of German U16 National Team. He has played also...


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FaviconGermany - Wuerzburg tabs Nicolas Carvacho 

Nicolas<br>Carvacho<br>
Nicolas
Carvacho
s.Oliver Wuerzburg (BBL) inked 24-year old American (has also Chilean passport) 211cm power forward Nicolas Carvacho, college: Colorado State for upcoming season. Carvacho played most recently at Rilski in Bulgarian NBL league. In 34 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 9.4rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.2apg last season. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and...


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FaviconIsrael - Michael Brisker signs at H.Galil Gilboa 

Michael<br>Brisker<br>
Michael
Brisker
Hapoel Galil Gilboa (Winner League) landed 23-year old naturalized American 185cm shooting guard Michael Brisker for new season. Brisker played most recently at M.Haifa (Winner League). In 29 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg last season. He also played 3 games in Balkan League where he had 3.3ppg and 1.0rpg. The previous (19-20) season he played at Hapoel Tel Aviv. But in 8 Winner League games he recorded just 1.8ppg. Brisker represented Israel at the World University Games...


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FaviconIsrael - Eric Thompson (ex H.Beer Sheva) is a newcomer at Voluntari 

Eric<br>Thompson<br>
Eric
Thompson
CSO Voluntari (Liga Nationala) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American center Eric Thompson (204cm-109kg-93, college: Pacific) for season 2021-22. Thompson played last season at H.Beer Sheva in Israeli Winner League. In 18 games he recorded 7.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.0spg. He also played for ET Land in South Korean KBL where in 39 games he averaged 7.9ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.1bpg. Thompson is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three...


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