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FaviconSpain - Valencia cruise past TAU Castello 

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas
TAU Castello - Valencia 55:88 Valencia stormed past TAU Castello at the Trofeo Diputacio de Castello. Matt Thomas (196-G-94, college: Iowa St.) paced well-balanced effort with 17 points for the winners. Valencia posted a 23:14 lead after ten minutes. They established a comfortable 46:23 halftime advantage. Valencia dominated throughout the third term. They entered the final stanza up by 23 points 65:42 and never looked back en route to a comfortable win. Sam Van-Rossom (188-PG-86) an...


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FaviconSpain - Benfica prevail against Melilla in Lisbon 

Alejandro<br>Suarez<br>
Alejandro
Suarez
Benfica - Melilla 84:75 Benfica topped Melilla at the Pavilhao Fidelidade in Lisbon on Wednesday. Alejandro Suarez (206-C-93, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 20 points to pace the hosts. Melilla jumped to a 21:16 lead after the opening quarter. But Benfica gradually took over. The Portuguese team surged ahead to take a 39:36 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 6-point mark at the final break 60:54. Melilla pulled within three points midway through the final term bu...


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FaviconTurkey - Maccabi Rishon adds Weaver to their roster, ex TED Kolejliler 

David Weaver
David Weaver
DAVID WEAVER Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) added to their roster 30-year old American center David Weaver (207-113kg-87, college: Wake Forest). He played last season at TED Kolejliler in Turkish TBL league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.2apg. Weaver ended the previous (2016-17) season at Diamond Dolphins (B League) in league where in 24 games he averaged 7.1ppg and 3.9rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Shiga L-Stars (B League) in le...


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FaviconItaly - Agrigento coast past Orlandina in friendly 

Marco<br>Evangelisti<br>
Marco
Evangelisti
Agrigento - Orlandina 99:76 Agrigento claimed a convincing win over Orlandina in the pre-season action. Marco Evangelisti (198-G-84) scored 25 points to lead the effort. Agrigento set the tone early in the game as they posted a 23:13 lead after ten minutes. Orlandina managed to pull within 3 points at halftime 42:45. But the third term belonged to Agrigento. They restored an 8-point cushion heading into the fourth frame 67:59. Agrigento went on a strong rally in the final period to s...


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FaviconRussia - Rytas prevail against Enisey in test game 

Mindaugas<br>Girdziunas<br>
Mindaugas
Girdziunas
Vilnius Rytas - Enisey 89:75 Vilnius Rytas earned a comfortable win over Enisey in the pre-season test clash. Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-G-89) posted 18 points to lead the Lithuanian team. Rytas recorded a 21:15 lead after the opening quarter. Enisey managed to cut the distance to 3 points heading into the fourth period. But Rytas sank 28 points in the final stanza to get away with the victory. DJ Seeley (193-SG-89, college: CS Fullerton) accounted for 14 points in the win. Tyler Ston...


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FaviconRussia - Lokomotiv Kuban defeat Afyon at Gloria Sports Arena Cup 

Jamel McLean
Jamel McLean
Lokomotiv Kuban - Afyon 78:66 Lokomotiv Kuban earned the first win at the Gloria Sports Arena Cup in Turkey. They topped Afyon in the opener. Jamel McLean (203-C/F-88, college: Xavier) delivered 25 points and 8 rebounds for the Russian team. Afyon led by a single point at the first break 18:17. But Lokomotiv surged ahead in the second quarter to take a 37:32 halftime advantage. Lokomotiv followed with a 23:14 rally in the third quarter to clear off for good. Dmitrii Kulagin (197-G/F-92...


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FaviconGreece - Kolossos outgun Rethymno in friendly 

Stevie<br>Browning<br>
Stevie
Browning
Kolossos - Rethymno 95:87 (2OT) Kolossos continued their preparations for the upcoming season. They beat Rethymno in the friendly tournament. Stevie Browning (190-G-93, college: Marshall) scored 27 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. Rethymno posted a 20:18 lead after the opening frame. Kolossos surged ahead in the second quarter. They eked out a 36:35 halftime lead. The seesaw action continued in the third term as Rethymno regained the lead. But Kolossos...


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FaviconSerbia - Aleksandar Vlahovic (ex Inter Bratislava) joins CSM Steaua Bucuresti 

Aleksandar<br>Vlahovic<br>
Aleksandar
Vlahovic
ALEKSANDAR VLAHOVIC CSM Steaua Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) agreed terms with 28-year old Serbian point guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90, agency: 011 Sports). He is the second import player in the roster asSkylar Spencer signed here earlier. Vlahovic has played for the last two seasons at Inter Bratislava in Slovakian SBL league. In 39 games he had 13.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 5.2apg and 1.0spg last season. Vlahovic helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in t...


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FaviconSerbia - Nemanja Krstic leads Novi Pazar past Vogosca 

Nemanja<br>Krstic<br>
Nemanja
Krstic
Novi Pazar - Vogosca 100:72 Nemanja Krstic (203-F-93) led Novi Pazar past Vogosca in a friendly game. He scored 21 points as the Serbian team posted a comfortable 100-72 win. They won the first period 25-14 and added a narrow 23-21 rally before the halftime. Moreover Novi Pazar scored 35 points in the third quarter to ensure the comfortable win. Nenad Slavkovic (195-F/G-87) poured in 13 points, while Nikola Vujovic had 12. Tarik Bruncevic, Dzem Han and Petar Ivanovic (197-F-97) ended...


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FaviconPoland - WKK Wroclaw and FutureNet Slask enter Memorial Adama Wojcika Final 

Jakub Patoka
Jakub Patoka
WKK Wroclaw and FutureNet Slask entered Memorial Adama Wojcika Final. WKK Wroclaw overcame Biofarm Basket Poznan 104:85. Jakub Patoka (200-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 28 points, while Jakub Koelner (183-G-93) netted 19. Dominik Rutkowski (194-F/G-98) delivered 18, whilst Damian Pieloch (195-SF-89) notched 16. FutureNet Slask Wrocaw meanwhile edged Znicz Basket Pruszkow 89:77. Norbert Kulon (187-PG-92) stepped up with 18 points for the winners, whilst Tomasz Zelezniak (198-F-98)...


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FaviconLithuania - Prienai cruise past Astana in friendly 

Martynas<br>Gecevicius<br>
Martynas
Gecevicius
Prienai - Astana 84:57 Skycop Prienai earned a comfortable pre-season win. They breezed past Astana. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) notched 23 points to lead the effort. Prienai recorded a 24:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Astana pulled within 5 points at the big break 37:32. But Prienai stepped on the gas in the second half. The Lithuanian team ignited a massive 21:8 run in the third quarter to open a comfortable 18-point lead and never looked back en route to the win. Maverick...


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FaviconBelgium - Ioann Iarochevitch agreed terms with Kangoeroes 

Ioann<br>Iarochevitch<br>
Ioann
Iarochevitch
IOANN IAROCHEVITCH Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen (Euromillions League) inked 29-year old international power forward Ioann Iarochevitch (207-102kg-89, agency: Inception Sports). He has played for the last two years at Spirou in the Euromillions League. In 32 games he recorded 3.6ppg and 2.6rpg last season. Iarochevitch helped them to make it to the semifinals. He also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 7.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 2.1apg. Among other achievements Iarochevitch won Bel...


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FaviconKosovo - Mehmeti is back at Drita 

Arian<br>Mehmeti<br>
Arian
Mehmeti
KB Drita Gjilan (Liga e pare) signed 23-year old international power forward Arian Mehmeti (202-95). It is actually his comeback to Gjilan as he has played here before. Mehmeti has played for the last two seasons at Trepca in the Superliga, but left the team in Dec.'16. In three games he had just 2.0ppg and 1.7rpg in 2016-17 season. Mehmeti's team made it to the Kosovo League Semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe...


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FaviconKosovo - Anderson's pro career starts at Prishtina e Re 

Arian<br>Mehmeti<br>
Arian
Mehmeti
KB Prishtina e Re (Liga e pare) landed American point guard Kayden Anderson (173-150kg). He just graduated from Johnson and Wales University, FL (NAIA). As mentioned above Anderson is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. He was selected to SportsDayHS Class 5A District 9-5A 1st Team in 2017. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Kosovo


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FaviconBasketball Champions League - Burnett starts his pro career at Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 

DeAndre<br>Burnett<br>
DeAndre
Burnett
DEANDRE BURNETT Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders (BBL) agreed terms with 24-year old American guard DeAndre Burnett (188-87kg-94). Burnett just graduated from Mississippi (NCAA). He has played there for the last three years. As mentioned above Burnett is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. He played in the final of NIT in 2015. Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders roster for 2018-2019: Guards: Conner Washington DeAndre Burnett Niem Stevenson Forwards: Andre...


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Favicon3x3 - Pools unveiled for 3x3 Basketball Competition at Youth Olympic Games 

DeAndre<br>Burnett<br>
DeAndre
Burnett
The 40 participating teams (20 men's and 20 women's) were divided into 8 pools of 5 after the automatic seeding of the 3rd edition of the 3x3 basketball competition at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), that will bring together some of the best U18 3x3 players in the world in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 6-18, 2018. Men Pool A: China, Slovenia, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Georgia Pool B: Ukraine, Andorra, Venezuela, Brazil, New Zealand Pool C: Estonia, USA, Mongolia, Russia, Argentina Po...


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FaviconFrance - Saint-Chamond lands Marvin Jefferson, ex Apoel 

Marvin<br>Jefferson<br>
Marvin
Jefferson
MARVIN JEFFERSON Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) tabbed 32-year old American center Marvin Jefferson (206-107kg-86, college: Idaho, agency: Slash Sports). He played most recently at Apoel in Cypriot Division A. In 14 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 8.6rpg (#2 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.3spg and 1.4bpg last season. Jefferson helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team, A...


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FaviconGermany - Kevin Franceschi (BBC Coburg) I'm Playing With A Big Chip On My Shoulder And I'm Just Going To Bring Maximum Intensity 

Kevin<br>Franceschi<br>
Kevin
Franceschi
Kevin Franceschi (191-G-93, college: Oklah.Baptist) is a 24 year old 190cm guard from Argenteuil, France playing his second professional basketball season and first in Germany with Pro B team BBC Coburg. Last season as a rookie he played with BEHAPPY2 - CB Myrtia (Spain-LEB Silver) playing 30 games averaging 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 62.2%. In the states he played with three schools with Weatherford JC (JUCO) playing 9 games averaging 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.0apg, FGP:...


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FaviconGermany - Rasta Vechta Add Down Under Flair With Venky Jois 

Venky Jois
Venky Jois
easyCredit BBL team Rasta Vechta have added Down Under flair with Venky Jois (202-F-93, college: E.Washington) Jois is a 202 cm center from Australia that will makle his BBL debut and got a six week contract with an option until the end of the season. He brings experience from the NCAA and played in Estonia, Croatia and Japan. Last season he split time with KK Vrijednosnice Osijek (Croatia-Premijer Liga) playing 4 Alpe Adria Cup games: averaging 16.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.8spg and in the...


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FaviconBalkan League - Z Mobile Prishtina is coming back to the Balkan League 

Venky Jois
Venky Jois
The upcoming season in the Balkan League just got stronger as another former champion is returning to the competition. Z Mobile Prishtina is the new name to join for season 2018/2019 after the managements of the team and the league reached an agreement for the return of the Kosovo powerhouse. Formerly known as KB Sigal Prishtina the team spent four seasons between 2013 and 2017 with a lot of success


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FaviconCzech Republic - BC DELTA Marneuli sign a second import player, ex MMCITE Brno 

Rob<br>Brandenberg<br>
Rob
Brandenberg
ROB BRANDENBERG BC DELTA Marneuli (Superleague) inked 26-year old American guard Rob Brandenberg (188-86kg-92, college: VCU). He is the second import player in the roster as Ukrainian Artem Shvets signed here earlier. Brandenberg played most recently at MMCITE Brno in NBL league in Czech Republic, but left. In two games he averaged 6.5ppg and 2.5rpg last season. He also played 1 game in Alpe-Adria-Cup where he had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. The previous (2017) summer...


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FaviconLatvia - Mark Dorris (ex Parnu) signs at Trepca 

Mark Dorris
Mark Dorris
MARK DORRIS KB Trepca Mitrovice (Superliga) landed 32-year old American guard Mark Dorris (188-77kg-85, college: Marshall). The last time (16) he played at Parnu Sadam in Latvian LEUBL. Dorris missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. Among other achievements Dorris' team won German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season in 2011. He received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention award back in 2014. Dorris has played also profe...


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FaviconLatvia - Lietkabelis outgun Jurmala in test game 

Mark Dorris
Mark Dorris
Lietkabelis - Jurmala 92:63 Lietkabelis defeated Jurmala in the pre-season action. Donatas Tarolis (202-F-94, agency: Interperformances) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Lietkabelis grabbed a 25:13 lead after the opening frame. They extended the gap in the second period. Lietkabelis established a 49:28 halftime advantage. The Lithuanian team sank 43 points in the second half and cruised to a well-deserved win at the end. Mindaugas Kupsas (217-C-91, agency: Octagon Europe) had 17 p...


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FaviconUkraine - Yuriy Lokhmanchuk joins newcomer SC Prometey 

Yuriy<br>Lokhmanchuk<br>
Yuriy
Lokhmanchuk
YURIY LOKHMANCHUK SC Prometey, a newcomer inHigher League, agreed terms with 30-year old swingman Yuriy Lokhmanchuk (197-98kg-87). He played last season at Hoverla. In 28 Higher League games he had 12.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg. Lokhmanchuk helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Ukraine


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FaviconGeorgia - Ndumanya starts his pro career at Mgzavrebi 

Emmanuel<br>Ndumanya<br>
Emmanuel
Ndumanya
Mgzavrebi-Armia Tbilisi (Superleague) agreed terms with Nigerian center Emmanuel Ndumanya (208-121kg). Ndumanya just graduated from Santa Clara (NCAA). He has played there for the last five years. As mentioned above Ndumanya is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. He played at the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2017. Mgzavrebi-Armia Tbilisi roster for 2018-2019: Guards: Adrian Bowie Revazi Chachanidze Kakhaber Jintcharadze Forward: Jacoby Armstrong Center: E...


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