Eurocup – Results and Stats from Round 4 of Regular Season

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Results and Stats from Round 4 of Regular Season Oct 23, 2019
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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

First defeat of Italian Virtus BO (3-1) against third ranked Greek Promitheas (3-1) 78-69 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Virtus BO. It was a key game for the top position in Group A. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Promitheas made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Strangely Virtus BO outrebounded Promitheas 42-25 including a 16-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Langston Hall (193-91, college: Mercer, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 assists. Ukrainian guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) replied with 17 points and 4 assists for Virtus BO. Promitheas keep a position of Group A leader, which they share with Monaco and Virtus BO. Virtus BO will play next round against strong Monaco trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Promitheas will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Andorra on the road.
Leading Spanish Joventut (2-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Russian Unics Kazan. Visitors were defeated by Unics Kazan 86-74. It was a key game for the second position in Group C. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Errick McCollum (188-88, college: Goshen) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 4 assists and Alex Tyus who added 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Slovenian center Alen Omic (216-92, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Unics Kazan (3-1) moved-up to second place in Group C. Joventut at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Unics Kazan will play against league’s leader Darussafaka in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Joventut will play at home against Cedevita Olimpija and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also a 19-point tough home defeat of 4th ranked Israeli Rishon in a game in Rishon Le-Zion versus Spanish Andorra (#5) 86-67. The winners were led by Clevin Hannah who scored that evening 13 points and 9 assists. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by Darryl Monroe did not help to save the game for Rishon. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Andorra (2-2) moved-up to fourth place in Group A. Loser Rishon dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Andorra will meet at home league’s leader Promitheas in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Rishon will play against ratiopharm Ulm (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should not miss a road victory of leader Turkish Darussafaka (3-1) who outleveled their biggest opponent Italian Brescia (2-2) by 26 points 61-35. It was a key game for the top position in Group C. Bonzie Colson-Jr fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Darussafaka keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with Unics. Brescia at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Darussafaka’s next round opponent will be league’s second-placed Unics Kazan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brescia will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
And finally the game worth to mention about is Asseco Arka’s easy win against Trento 91-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trento. It was a key game for the top position in Group D. It was a very good performance for Devonte Upson who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 7 rebounds. Asseco Arka’s coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Asseco Arka (3-1) keeps a position of Group D leader, which they share with Unicaja and Galatasaray. Loser Trento keeps the fourth place with two games lost. Asseco Arka will face league’s second-placed Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trento will play on the road against the league’s leader Unicaja Malaga and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant.
In Group A winless Ratiopharm was beaten by Monaco on the road 82-65.
In Group B Venezia won against Limoges on its own court 93-85. Lokomotiv lost to undefeated Partizan NIS in Beograd 71-80. Tofas managed to beat Rytas at home 91-81.
In Group C Nanterre defeated Cedevita Olimpija on the opponent’s court 93-87.
In Group D Galatasaray beat Buducnost in a home game 84-83. Unicaja lost to EWE Baskets on the road 78-91.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 14 points by Justin Sears of EWE Baskets.

GROUP A

Rishon – Andorra 67-86

An interesting game was also a 19-point tough home defeat of 4th ranked Israeli Rishon in a game in Rishon Le-Zion versus Spanish Andorra (#5) 86-67. The game without a history. Andorra led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The winners were led by American-Senegalese point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 13 points and 9 assists and American-Haitian Frantz Massenat (193-92, college: Drexel) supported him with 13 points and 5 assists. Four Andorra players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by American power forward Darryl Monroe (201-86, college: GMU) did not help to save the game for Rishon. His fellow American import guard Alex Hamilton (193-93, college: Louisiana Tech) added 21 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Andorra (2-2) moved-up to fourth place in Group A. Loser Rishon dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Andorra will meet at home league’s leader Promitheas in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Rishon will play against ratiopharm Ulm (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Andorra: D.Jelinek 15+2reb+2ast, C.Hannah 13+1reb+9ast, F.Massenat 13+4reb+5ast, M.Diagne 10+7reb, T.Perez 10+4reb+1ast, D.Todorovic 9+3reb+3ast
Rishon: A.Hamilton 21+4ast, D.Monroe 16+7reb+3ast, J.Williams III 10+5reb, A.Ariel 9+4reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 7+4reb+1ast, O.Blayzer 2+4reb+2ast

gschID: 730712

Promitheas – Virtus BO 78-69

First defeat of Italian Virtus BO (3-1) against third ranked Greek Promitheas (3-1) 78-69 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Virtus BO. It was a key game for the top position in Group A. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Promitheas made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Strangely Virtus BO outrebounded Promitheas 42-25 including a 16-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Langston Hall (193-91, college: Mercer, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 assists. Ukrainian guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) replied with 17 points and 4 assists and American Vincent Hunter (203-94, college: UTEP) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Virtus BO. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Promitheas keep a position of Group A leader, which they share with Monaco and Virtus BO. Virtus BO will play next round against strong Monaco trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Promitheas will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Andorra on the road.
Top scorers:
Promitheas: L.Hall 16+1reb+6ast, D.Agravanis 12+5reb+1ast, O.Lypovyy 11+5reb+3ast, L.Kaselakis 11+1reb+5ast, C.Babb 11+1reb, C.Fieler 7+1reb+2ast
Virtus BO: M.Teodosic 17+4reb+4ast, V.Hunter 14+9reb+1ast, S.Markovic 11+3reb+2ast, K.Weems 11+3reb+1ast, F.Gaines 6+3reb+1ast, J.Gamble 4+5reb

gschID: 730713

Monaco – Ratiopharm 82-65

No shocking result in a game when third ranked French Monaco (3-1) beat at home bottom-ranked German ratiopharm Ulm (0-4) 82-65 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for Canadian-Jamaican point guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, college: Oregon, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists. American forward JJ OBrien (200-92, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. French Killian Hayes (196-1) replied with 15 points and 4 assists and Andreas Obst (191-96, agency: BeoBasket) added 11 points in the effort for ratiopharm Ulm. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Monaco keeps a position of Group A leader, which they share with Virtus BO and Promitheas. Loser ratiopharm Ulm still closes the standings with four games lost. Monaco will face Virtus BO (#3) in Bologna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. ratiopharm Ulm will play at home against Rishon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Ennis 18+3reb+4ast, J.O’Brien 16+5reb+3ast, D.Bost 12+3reb+8ast, A.Clemmons 9+3reb+2ast, W.Yeguete 8+6reb, L.Sane 5+1reb
Ratiopharm: K.Hayes 15+4reb+4ast, D.Willis 11+3reb+1ast, A.Obst 11+3reb+3ast, S.Hinrichs 7+2reb+1ast, P.Guenther 7+1ast, Z.Dragic 5

gschID: 730714

GROUP B

Venezia – Limoges 93-85

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Italian Umana Venezia and one of their biggest challengers French Limoges CSP Elite had identical 1-2 record. This time Umana Venezia used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Limoges 93-85 on Tuesday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 27-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia outrebounded Limoges CSP Elite 35-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American forward Austin Daye (211-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Greek-American swingman Michael Bramos (196-87, college: Miami, OH) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Umana Venezia players scored in double figures. American forward Brian Conklin (201-89, college: St.Louis) replied with 26 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Semaj Christon (190-92, college: Xavier) added 15 points and 11 assists in the effort for Limoges CSP Elite. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Italian champion maintains third position in Group B with 2-2 record behind leader Promitheas. Loser Limoges CSP Elite dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Umana Venezia will face bottom-ranked Rytas (#6) in Vilnius in the next round. Limoges CSP Elite will play at home against the league’s leader Partizan NIS and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Venezia: A.Daye 20+7reb+4ast, M.Bramos 20+7reb, J.Chappell 15+3reb+5ast, M.Watt 13+4reb+1ast, G.Vidmar 10+3reb+1ast, S.Tonut 4+2reb
Limoges: B.Conklin 26+5reb+1ast, S.Christon 15+2reb+11ast, M.Ginyard 13+5reb+1ast, V.Sanford 9+3reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 6+2reb+3ast, N.Lang 6+1ast

gschID: 730715

Partizan NIS – Lokomotiv 80-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with top-ranked Serbian Partizan NIS‘s (4-0) home victory over their biggest opponent Russian Lokomotiv (2-2) in Beograd 80-71 on Tuesday. Lokomotiv was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Partizan NIS, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Partizan NIS made 9 blocks. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for center William Mosley (203-89, college: Northwestern St.) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Rashawn Thomas (203-94, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: Wasserman) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Partizan NIS players scored in double figures. Partizan NIS’s coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Point guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) replied with 17 points and 7 assists and center Alan Williams (203-93, college: UCSB) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Lokomotiv. Partizan NIS have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group B with 4-0 record. Loser Lokomotiv keeps the second place with two games lost. Partizan NIS will face Limoges CSP Elite (#5) on the road in the next round. Lokomotiv will play against Tofas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan NIS: R.Thomas 16+3reb+2ast, W.Mosley 11+9reb+1ast, R.Zagorac 10+3reb+2ast, O.Jaramaz 10+4reb+3ast, S.Bircevic 9+5reb, N.Jankovic 9+5reb
Lokomotiv: S.Dekker 17+3reb+3ast, W.Cummings 17+2reb+7ast, A.Williams 15+10reb, J.O’Bryant III 9+5reb+1ast, M.Kalnietis 7+7reb+6ast, D.Apic 2+1reb

gschID: 730716

Tofas – Rytas 91-81

Everything could happen in Bursa at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Turkish Tofas and one of their biggest challengers Lithuanian Rytas had identical 1-2 record. This time Tofas used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Vilnius 91-81 on Wednesday night. It was a key game for the second position in Group B. The game without a history. Tofas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Rytas’ players. Rytas were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American center Devin Williams (206-94, college: WVU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Baris Ermis (194-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists for the winners. Four Tofas players scored in double figures. American guard Tu Holloway (183-89, college: Xavier) replied with 20 points and 4 assists and Mexican guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming) added 17 points in the effort for Rytas. Rytas’ coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn’t help. Tofas (2-2) moved-up to second place in Group B, which they share with Venezia and Lokomotiv. Rytas lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with three games lost. Tofas will face league’s second-placed Lokomotiv in Krasnodar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rytas will play at home against Umana Venezia (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tofas: D.Williams 16+10reb+3ast, M.Yasar 14+1reb+1ast, M.Mustafa 11+2reb, T.Phillip 11+1reb+9ast, B.Ermis 10+3reb+10ast, M.Lojeski 9+1reb+1ast
Rytas: T.Holloway 20+2reb+4ast, F.Cruz 17+2reb+2ast, C.Bairstow 11+4reb+1ast, A.Butkevicius 9+6reb+5ast, E.Bendzius 8+7reb, D.Sirvydis 7+3reb+1ast

gschID: 730717

GROUP C

Brescia – Darussafaka 35-61

We should not miss a road victory of leader Turkish Darussafaka (3-1) who outleveled their biggest opponent Italian Brescia (2-2) by 26 points 61-35. It was a key game for the top position in Group C. The game was mostly controlled by Darussafaka. Brescia was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Brescia to just 5 points in first quarter. Darussafaka held Brescia to an opponent 19.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 27.8 percent accuracy of the winners and had 22 for 33 from the free-throw line, while Brescia only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Brescia 47-33 including 36 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Brescia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Bonzie Colson-Jr (196-96, college: Notre Dame) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Trinidad and Tobago center Johnny Hamilton (213-94, college: UT Arlington) chipped in 5 points and 12 rebounds. Awudu Abass (199-93, agency: Players Group) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Kenneth Horton (201-89, college: CCSU) added 6 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Darussafaka keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with Unics. Brescia at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Darussafaka’s next round opponent will be league’s second-placed Unics Kazan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brescia will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: B.Colson Jr. 21+12reb, K.Ozmizrak 8+1reb, J.Jones 6+7reb+1ast, J.Hamilton 5+12reb+1ast, S.Guler 5+2reb, G.Browne 5+4reb+1ast
Brescia: A.Abass 12+8reb+1ast, K.Horton 6+5reb, T.Laquintana 5+2reb, D.Lansdowne 3+2reb+2ast, T.Guariglia 2, D.Moss 2+3reb+1ast

gschID: 730718

Unics – Joventut 86-74

Leading Spanish Joventut (2-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Russian Unics Kazan. Visitors were defeated by Unics Kazan 86-74. It was a key game for the second position in Group C. The game was mostly controlled by Unics Kazan. Joventut was better in fourth quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Errick McCollum (188-88, college: Goshen) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 4 assists and American-Israeli center Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida) who added 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Slovenian center Alen Omic (216-92, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) scored 22 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Unics Kazan (3-1) moved-up to second place in Group C. Joventut at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Unics Kazan will play against league’s leader Darussafaka in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Joventut will play at home against Cedevita Olimpija and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Unics: E.McCollum 32+4reb+4ast, K.Kaimakoglou 12+5reb+3ast, A.Tyus 12+9reb, V.Mantzaris 9+2reb+4ast, A.Klimenko 6+2reb, J.Smith 5+1reb+3ast
Joventut: K.Prepelic 22+4reb+4ast, A.Omic 20+13reb+2ast, N.Dimitrijevic 10+1reb+4ast, X.Lopez-Arostegui 8, C.Morgan 5+3reb+2ast, L.Harangody 4+5reb

gschID: 730719

Cedevita Olimpija – Nanterre 87-93

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked French JSF Nanterre‘s (2-2) road victory over bottom-ranked Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (0-4) in Ljubljana 93-87 on Wednesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cedevita Olimpija won third quarter 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JSF Nanterre made 26-of-29 free shots (89.7 percent) during the game. Cedevita Olimpija was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American-Albanian guard Dallas Moore (185-94, college: N.Florida) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). French Isaia Cordinier (196-96) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Serbian forward Marko Simonovic (203-86, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 21 points and American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Cedevita Olimpija. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre moved-up to third place in Group C, which they share with Joventut and Brescia. Loser Cedevita Olimpija still closes the standings with four games lost. JSF Nanterre will face Brescia (#5) at home in the next round. Cedevita Olimpija will play against Joventut in Badalona and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: D.Moore 25+5reb+3ast, I.Cordinier 20+4reb+4ast, T.Smith 16+4reb+1ast, S.Butterfield 14+5reb+2ast, D.Oliver 8+7reb, Y.Ndoye 7+3reb
Cedevita Olimpija: M.Simonovic 21+4reb+2ast, C.Miller-McIntyre 19+5reb+2ast, R.Boatright 16+3reb+5ast, J.Blazic 12+3reb+4ast, M.Hopkins 7+4reb, E.Muric 6+2reb

gschID: 730720

GROUP D

Trento – Asseco Arka 80-91

And finally the game worth to mention about is Asseco Arka’s easy win against Trento 91-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trento. It was a key game for the top position in Group D. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-80. Asseco Arka looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Devonte Upson (206-93, college: SE Louisiana) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import guard Ben Emelogu (196-94, college: SMU) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Asseco Arka players scored in double figures. Asseco Arka’s coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: UNC, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and swingman Alessandro Gentile (200-92) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Trento. Asseco Arka (3-1) keeps a position of Group D leader, which they share with Unicaja and Galatasaray. Loser Trento keeps the fourth place with two games lost. Asseco Arka will face league’s second-placed Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trento will play on the road against the league’s leader Unicaja Malaga and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Asseco Arka: B.Emelogu 17+5reb+1ast, L.Hammonds 15+2reb+2ast, D.Upson 14+7reb+2ast, K.Szubarga 12+5reb+5ast, B.Woloszyn 11+8ast, A.Moore 9+4reb+1ast
Trento: J.Knox 21+14reb+2ast, A.Gentile 16+5reb+1ast, G.King 11+2reb, J.Blackmon Jr. 10+3ast, A.Forray 9+1reb+3ast, A.Craft 6+3reb+10ast

gschID: 730721

Galatasaray – Buducnost 84-83

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (0-4) was edged by second ranked Turkish Galatasaray (3-1) in Istanbul 84-83 on Wednesday. Quite impressive performance for American forward Greg Whittington (203-93, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 rebounds. Greek-American center Zach Auguste (208-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 20 points and 9 assists and Kosovan-American swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, college: Weber St., agency: BeoBasket) added 20 points in the effort for Buducnost. Five Buducnost players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Galatasaray keeps a position of Group D leader, which they share with Unicaja and Asseco Arka. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost still closes the standings with four games lost. Galatasaray will face Asseco Arka (#3) in Gdynia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Buducnost will play at home against EWE Baskets and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: G.Whittington 20+9reb+1ast, Z.Auguste 18+8reb+2ast, A.Harrison 13+3reb+1ast, B.Moore 12+6reb, T.Webster 8+6reb+3ast, G.Koksal 5+1ast
Buducnost: J.Cobbs 20+1reb+9ast, S.Bamforth 20+4reb+2ast, D.Nikolic 14+8reb+1ast, H.Martin 10+12reb+1ast, M.Meiers 10+3reb, L.Bozic 5+6reb

gschID: 730722

EWE Baskets – Unicaja 91-78

There was a surprise result when fifth ranked German EWE Baskets (1-3) beat top-ranked Spanish Unicaja Malaga (3-1) in Oldenburg 91-78 on Wednesday. The hosts 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 91-78. Quite impressive performance for Austrian-Slovenian center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Braydon Hobbs (196-89, college: Bellarmine) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American guard Josh Adams (188-93, college: Wyoming) replied with 14 points and Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (201-91, college: Iowa St.) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Unicaja Malaga. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. EWE Baskets maintains fifth position in Group D with 1-3 record. Loser Unicaja Malaga still keeps top place with one game lost. EWE Baskets will face bottom-ranked Buducnost (#6) in Podgorica in the next round. Unicaja Malaga will play at home against Trento (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: B.Hobbs 18+2reb+3ast, J.Sears 14+4reb+3ast, R.Mahalbasic 12+7reb+5ast, N.Boothe 10+2reb, K.McClain 10+2ast, R.Amaize 8+1reb+3ast
Unicaja: J.Adams 14+4reb+3ast, A.Avramovic 13+1reb+1ast, A.Waczynski 11+1reb+1ast, V.Herun 11+2reb, M.Ejim 8+6reb+3ast, J.Fernandez 8+2reb+3ast

gschID: 730723

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youtube The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. First defeat of Italian Virtus BO (3-1) against third ranked Greek Promitheas (3-1) 78-69 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Virtus BO. It was a key game for the top position in Group A. T…  
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

First defeat of Italian Virtus BO (3-1) against third ranked Greek Promitheas (3-1) 78-69 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Virtus BO. It was a key game for the top position in Group A. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Promitheas made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Strangely Virtus BO outrebounded Promitheas 42-25 including a 16-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Langston Hall (193-91, college: Mercer, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 assists. Ukrainian guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) replied with 17 points and 4 assists for Virtus BO. Promitheas keep a position of Group A leader, which they share with Monaco and Virtus BO. Virtus BO will play next round against strong Monaco trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Promitheas will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Andorra on the road.
Leading Spanish Joventut (2-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Russian Unics Kazan. Visitors were defeated by Unics Kazan 86-74. It was a key game for the second position in Group C. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Errick McCollum (188-88, college: Goshen) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 4 assists and Alex Tyus who added 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Slovenian center Alen Omic (216-92, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Unics Kazan (3-1) moved-up to second place in Group C. Joventut at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Unics Kazan will play against league’s leader Darussafaka in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Joventut will play at home against Cedevita Olimpija and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also a 19-point tough home defeat of 4th ranked Israeli Rishon in a game in Rishon Le-Zion versus Spanish Andorra (#5) 86-67. The winners were led by Clevin Hannah who scored that evening 13 points and 9 assists. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by Darryl Monroe did not help to save the game for Rishon. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Andorra (2-2) moved-up to fourth place in Group A. Loser Rishon dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Andorra will meet at home league’s leader Promitheas in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Rishon will play against ratiopharm Ulm (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should not miss a road victory of leader Turkish Darussafaka (3-1) who outleveled their biggest opponent Italian Brescia (2-2) by 26 points 61-35. It was a key game for the top position in Group C. Bonzie Colson-Jr fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Darussafaka keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with Unics. Brescia at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Darussafaka’s next round opponent will be league’s second-placed Unics Kazan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brescia will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
And finally the game worth to mention about is Asseco Arka’s easy win against Trento 91-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trento. It was a key game for the top position in Group D. It was a very good performance for Devonte Upson who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 7 rebounds. Asseco Arka’s coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Asseco Arka (3-1) keeps a position of Group D leader, which they share with Unicaja and Galatasaray. Loser Trento keeps the fourth place with two games lost. Asseco Arka will face league’s second-placed Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trento will play on the road against the league’s leader Unicaja Malaga and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant.
In Group A winless Ratiopharm was beaten by Monaco on the road 82-65.
In Group B Venezia won against Limoges on its own court 93-85. Lokomotiv lost to undefeated Partizan NIS in Beograd 71-80. Tofas managed to beat Rytas at home 91-81.
In Group C Nanterre defeated Cedevita Olimpija on the opponent’s court 93-87.
In Group D Galatasaray beat Buducnost in a home game 84-83. Unicaja lost to EWE Baskets on the road 78-91.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 14 points by Justin Sears of EWE Baskets.

GROUP A

Rishon – Andorra 67-86

An interesting game was also a 19-point tough home defeat of 4th ranked Israeli Rishon in a game in Rishon Le-Zion versus Spanish Andorra (#5) 86-67. The game without a history. Andorra led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The winners were led by American-Senegalese point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 13 points and 9 assists and American-Haitian Frantz Massenat (193-92, college: Drexel) supported him with 13 points and 5 assists. Four Andorra players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by American power forward Darryl Monroe (201-86, college: GMU) did not help to save the game for Rishon. His fellow American import guard Alex Hamilton (193-93, college: Louisiana Tech) added 21 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Andorra (2-2) moved-up to fourth place in Group A. Loser Rishon dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Andorra will meet at home league’s leader Promitheas in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Rishon will play against ratiopharm Ulm (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Andorra: D.Jelinek 15+2reb+2ast, C.Hannah 13+1reb+9ast, F.Massenat 13+4reb+5ast, M.Diagne 10+7reb, T.Perez 10+4reb+1ast, D.Todorovic 9+3reb+3ast
Rishon: A.Hamilton 21+4ast, D.Monroe 16+7reb+3ast, J.Williams III 10+5reb, A.Ariel 9+4reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 7+4reb+1ast, O.Blayzer 2+4reb+2ast

gschID: 730712

Promitheas – Virtus BO 78-69

First defeat of Italian Virtus BO (3-1) against third ranked Greek Promitheas (3-1) 78-69 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Virtus BO. It was a key game for the top position in Group A. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Promitheas made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Strangely Virtus BO outrebounded Promitheas 42-25 including a 16-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Langston Hall (193-91, college: Mercer, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 assists. Ukrainian guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) replied with 17 points and 4 assists and American Vincent Hunter (203-94, college: UTEP) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Virtus BO. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Promitheas keep a position of Group A leader, which they share with Monaco and Virtus BO. Virtus BO will play next round against strong Monaco trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Promitheas will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Andorra on the road.
Top scorers:
Promitheas: L.Hall 16+1reb+6ast, D.Agravanis 12+5reb+1ast, O.Lypovyy 11+5reb+3ast, L.Kaselakis 11+1reb+5ast, C.Babb 11+1reb, C.Fieler 7+1reb+2ast
Virtus BO: M.Teodosic 17+4reb+4ast, V.Hunter 14+9reb+1ast, S.Markovic 11+3reb+2ast, K.Weems 11+3reb+1ast, F.Gaines 6+3reb+1ast, J.Gamble 4+5reb

gschID: 730713

Monaco – Ratiopharm 82-65

No shocking result in a game when third ranked French Monaco (3-1) beat at home bottom-ranked German ratiopharm Ulm (0-4) 82-65 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for Canadian-Jamaican point guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, college: Oregon, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists. American forward JJ OBrien (200-92, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. French Killian Hayes (196-1) replied with 15 points and 4 assists and Andreas Obst (191-96, agency: BeoBasket) added 11 points in the effort for ratiopharm Ulm. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Monaco keeps a position of Group A leader, which they share with Virtus BO and Promitheas. Loser ratiopharm Ulm still closes the standings with four games lost. Monaco will face Virtus BO (#3) in Bologna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. ratiopharm Ulm will play at home against Rishon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Ennis 18+3reb+4ast, J.O’Brien 16+5reb+3ast, D.Bost 12+3reb+8ast, A.Clemmons 9+3reb+2ast, W.Yeguete 8+6reb, L.Sane 5+1reb
Ratiopharm: K.Hayes 15+4reb+4ast, D.Willis 11+3reb+1ast, A.Obst 11+3reb+3ast, S.Hinrichs 7+2reb+1ast, P.Guenther 7+1ast, Z.Dragic 5

gschID: 730714

GROUP B

Venezia – Limoges 93-85

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Italian Umana Venezia and one of their biggest challengers French Limoges CSP Elite had identical 1-2 record. This time Umana Venezia used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Limoges 93-85 on Tuesday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 27-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia outrebounded Limoges CSP Elite 35-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American forward Austin Daye (211-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Alti Sport) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Greek-American swingman Michael Bramos (196-87, college: Miami, OH) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Umana Venezia players scored in double figures. American forward Brian Conklin (201-89, college: St.Louis) replied with 26 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Semaj Christon (190-92, college: Xavier) added 15 points and 11 assists in the effort for Limoges CSP Elite. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Italian champion maintains third position in Group B with 2-2 record behind leader Promitheas. Loser Limoges CSP Elite dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Umana Venezia will face bottom-ranked Rytas (#6) in Vilnius in the next round. Limoges CSP Elite will play at home against the league’s leader Partizan NIS and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Venezia: A.Daye 20+7reb+4ast, M.Bramos 20+7reb, J.Chappell 15+3reb+5ast, M.Watt 13+4reb+1ast, G.Vidmar 10+3reb+1ast, S.Tonut 4+2reb
Limoges: B.Conklin 26+5reb+1ast, S.Christon 15+2reb+11ast, M.Ginyard 13+5reb+1ast, V.Sanford 9+3reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 6+2reb+3ast, N.Lang 6+1ast

gschID: 730715

Partizan NIS – Lokomotiv 80-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with top-ranked Serbian Partizan NIS‘s (4-0) home victory over their biggest opponent Russian Lokomotiv (2-2) in Beograd 80-71 on Tuesday. Lokomotiv was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Partizan NIS, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Partizan NIS made 9 blocks. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for center William Mosley (203-89, college: Northwestern St.) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Rashawn Thomas (203-94, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: Wasserman) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Partizan NIS players scored in double figures. Partizan NIS’s coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Point guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) replied with 17 points and 7 assists and center Alan Williams (203-93, college: UCSB) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Lokomotiv. Partizan NIS have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group B with 4-0 record. Loser Lokomotiv keeps the second place with two games lost. Partizan NIS will face Limoges CSP Elite (#5) on the road in the next round. Lokomotiv will play against Tofas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan NIS: R.Thomas 16+3reb+2ast, W.Mosley 11+9reb+1ast, R.Zagorac 10+3reb+2ast, O.Jaramaz 10+4reb+3ast, S.Bircevic 9+5reb, N.Jankovic 9+5reb
Lokomotiv: S.Dekker 17+3reb+3ast, W.Cummings 17+2reb+7ast, A.Williams 15+10reb, J.O’Bryant III 9+5reb+1ast, M.Kalnietis 7+7reb+6ast, D.Apic 2+1reb

gschID: 730716

Tofas – Rytas 91-81

Everything could happen in Bursa at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Turkish Tofas and one of their biggest challengers Lithuanian Rytas had identical 1-2 record. This time Tofas used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Vilnius 91-81 on Wednesday night. It was a key game for the second position in Group B. The game without a history. Tofas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Rytas’ players. Rytas were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American center Devin Williams (206-94, college: WVU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Baris Ermis (194-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 assists for the winners. Four Tofas players scored in double figures. American guard Tu Holloway (183-89, college: Xavier) replied with 20 points and 4 assists and Mexican guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming) added 17 points in the effort for Rytas. Rytas’ coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn’t help. Tofas (2-2) moved-up to second place in Group B, which they share with Venezia and Lokomotiv. Rytas lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with three games lost. Tofas will face league’s second-placed Lokomotiv in Krasnodar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rytas will play at home against Umana Venezia (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Tofas: D.Williams 16+10reb+3ast, M.Yasar 14+1reb+1ast, M.Mustafa 11+2reb, T.Phillip 11+1reb+9ast, B.Ermis 10+3reb+10ast, M.Lojeski 9+1reb+1ast
Rytas: T.Holloway 20+2reb+4ast, F.Cruz 17+2reb+2ast, C.Bairstow 11+4reb+1ast, A.Butkevicius 9+6reb+5ast, E.Bendzius 8+7reb, D.Sirvydis 7+3reb+1ast

gschID: 730717

GROUP C

Brescia – Darussafaka 35-61

We should not miss a road victory of leader Turkish Darussafaka (3-1) who outleveled their biggest opponent Italian Brescia (2-2) by 26 points 61-35. It was a key game for the top position in Group C. The game was mostly controlled by Darussafaka. Brescia was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Brescia to just 5 points in first quarter. Darussafaka held Brescia to an opponent 19.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 27.8 percent accuracy of the winners and had 22 for 33 from the free-throw line, while Brescia only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Brescia 47-33 including 36 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Brescia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Bonzie Colson-Jr (196-96, college: Notre Dame) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Trinidad and Tobago center Johnny Hamilton (213-94, college: UT Arlington) chipped in 5 points and 12 rebounds. Awudu Abass (199-93, agency: Players Group) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Kenneth Horton (201-89, college: CCSU) added 6 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Darussafaka keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with Unics. Brescia at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Darussafaka’s next round opponent will be league’s second-placed Unics Kazan at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Brescia will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: B.Colson Jr. 21+12reb, K.Ozmizrak 8+1reb, J.Jones 6+7reb+1ast, J.Hamilton 5+12reb+1ast, S.Guler 5+2reb, G.Browne 5+4reb+1ast
Brescia: A.Abass 12+8reb+1ast, K.Horton 6+5reb, T.Laquintana 5+2reb, D.Lansdowne 3+2reb+2ast, T.Guariglia 2, D.Moss 2+3reb+1ast

gschID: 730718

Unics – Joventut 86-74

Leading Spanish Joventut (2-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Russian Unics Kazan. Visitors were defeated by Unics Kazan 86-74. It was a key game for the second position in Group C. The game was mostly controlled by Unics Kazan. Joventut was better in fourth quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Errick McCollum (188-88, college: Goshen) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 4 assists and American-Israeli center Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida) who added 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Slovenian center Alen Omic (216-92, agency: BeoBasket) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) scored 22 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Unics Kazan (3-1) moved-up to second place in Group C. Joventut at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Unics Kazan will play against league’s leader Darussafaka in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Joventut will play at home against Cedevita Olimpija and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Unics: E.McCollum 32+4reb+4ast, K.Kaimakoglou 12+5reb+3ast, A.Tyus 12+9reb, V.Mantzaris 9+2reb+4ast, A.Klimenko 6+2reb, J.Smith 5+1reb+3ast
Joventut: K.Prepelic 22+4reb+4ast, A.Omic 20+13reb+2ast, N.Dimitrijevic 10+1reb+4ast, X.Lopez-Arostegui 8, C.Morgan 5+3reb+2ast, L.Harangody 4+5reb

gschID: 730719

Cedevita Olimpija – Nanterre 87-93

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked French JSF Nanterre‘s (2-2) road victory over bottom-ranked Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (0-4) in Ljubljana 93-87 on Wednesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cedevita Olimpija won third quarter 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JSF Nanterre made 26-of-29 free shots (89.7 percent) during the game. Cedevita Olimpija was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American-Albanian guard Dallas Moore (185-94, college: N.Florida) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). French Isaia Cordinier (196-96) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners. Serbian forward Marko Simonovic (203-86, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 21 points and American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Cedevita Olimpija. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre moved-up to third place in Group C, which they share with Joventut and Brescia. Loser Cedevita Olimpija still closes the standings with four games lost. JSF Nanterre will face Brescia (#5) at home in the next round. Cedevita Olimpija will play against Joventut in Badalona and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: D.Moore 25+5reb+3ast, I.Cordinier 20+4reb+4ast, T.Smith 16+4reb+1ast, S.Butterfield 14+5reb+2ast, D.Oliver 8+7reb, Y.Ndoye 7+3reb
Cedevita Olimpija: M.Simonovic 21+4reb+2ast, C.Miller-McIntyre 19+5reb+2ast, R.Boatright 16+3reb+5ast, J.Blazic 12+3reb+4ast, M.Hopkins 7+4reb, E.Muric 6+2reb

gschID: 730720

GROUP D

Trento – Asseco Arka 80-91

And finally the game worth to mention about is Asseco Arka’s easy win against Trento 91-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trento. It was a key game for the top position in Group D. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-80. Asseco Arka looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Devonte Upson (206-93, college: SE Louisiana) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import guard Ben Emelogu (196-94, college: SMU) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Asseco Arka players scored in double figures. Asseco Arka’s coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: UNC, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and swingman Alessandro Gentile (200-92) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Trento. Asseco Arka (3-1) keeps a position of Group D leader, which they share with Unicaja and Galatasaray. Loser Trento keeps the fourth place with two games lost. Asseco Arka will face league’s second-placed Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trento will play on the road against the league’s leader Unicaja Malaga and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Asseco Arka: B.Emelogu 17+5reb+1ast, L.Hammonds 15+2reb+2ast, D.Upson 14+7reb+2ast, K.Szubarga 12+5reb+5ast, B.Woloszyn 11+8ast, A.Moore 9+4reb+1ast
Trento: J.Knox 21+14reb+2ast, A.Gentile 16+5reb+1ast, G.King 11+2reb, J.Blackmon Jr. 10+3ast, A.Forray 9+1reb+3ast, A.Craft 6+3reb+10ast

gschID: 730721

Galatasaray – Buducnost 84-83

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (0-4) was edged by second ranked Turkish Galatasaray (3-1) in Istanbul 84-83 on Wednesday. Quite impressive performance for American forward Greg Whittington (203-93, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 9 rebounds. Greek-American center Zach Auguste (208-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 20 points and 9 assists and Kosovan-American swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, college: Weber St., agency: BeoBasket) added 20 points in the effort for Buducnost. Five Buducnost players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Galatasaray keeps a position of Group D leader, which they share with Unicaja and Asseco Arka. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost still closes the standings with four games lost. Galatasaray will face Asseco Arka (#3) in Gdynia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Buducnost will play at home against EWE Baskets and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: G.Whittington 20+9reb+1ast, Z.Auguste 18+8reb+2ast, A.Harrison 13+3reb+1ast, B.Moore 12+6reb, T.Webster 8+6reb+3ast, G.Koksal 5+1ast
Buducnost: J.Cobbs 20+1reb+9ast, S.Bamforth 20+4reb+2ast, D.Nikolic 14+8reb+1ast, H.Martin 10+12reb+1ast, M.Meiers 10+3reb, L.Bozic 5+6reb

gschID: 730722

EWE Baskets – Unicaja 91-78

There was a surprise result when fifth ranked German EWE Baskets (1-3) beat top-ranked Spanish Unicaja Malaga (3-1) in Oldenburg 91-78 on Wednesday. The hosts 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 91-78. Quite impressive performance for Austrian-Slovenian center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Braydon Hobbs (196-89, college: Bellarmine) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American guard Josh Adams (188-93, college: Wyoming) replied with 14 points and Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (201-91, college: Iowa St.) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Unicaja Malaga. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. EWE Baskets maintains fifth position in Group D with 1-3 record. Loser Unicaja Malaga still keeps top place with one game lost. EWE Baskets will face bottom-ranked Buducnost (#6) in Podgorica in the next round. Unicaja Malaga will play at home against Trento (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: B.Hobbs 18+2reb+3ast, J.Sears 14+4reb+3ast, R.Mahalbasic 12+7reb+5ast, N.Boothe 10+2reb, K.McClain 10+2ast, R.Amaize 8+1reb+3ast
Unicaja: J.Adams 14+4reb+3ast, A.Avramovic 13+1reb+1ast, A.Waczynski 11+1reb+1ast, V.Herun 11+2reb, M.Ejim 8+6reb+3ast, J.Fernandez 8+2reb+3ast

gschID: 730723

Tags : LANGSTON HALL, ASP PROMITHEAS PATRAS, EUROCUP BASKETBALL

youtube American Alex Hamilton (193-G-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rishon and that’s him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 3. The 26-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding five rebounds and eight assists for Rishon in his team’s victory, helping them to beat Monaco (#2, 2-1) 77-72. Rishon is placed at 4th position in their group in EuroCup GROUP A. Rishon is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They n…  
American Alex Hamilton (193-G-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rishon and that’s him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding five rebounds and eight assists for Rishon in his team’s victory, helping them to beat Monaco (#2, 2-1) 77-72. Rishon is placed at 4th position in their group in EuroCup GROUP A. Rishon is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. It’s Hamilton’s second year at Rishon and it’s hard to imagine this team without him. Louisiana Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hamilton is in league’s top in rebounds (3rd best: 4.0rpg) and averages solid 2.0bpg and 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was 31-year old American guard Errick McCollum (188-G-88) of Unics. McCollum impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Unics to edge Nanterre (1-2) by 2 points 94-92. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let’s wait for the next round. McCollum is well-known by Unics fans and he already established his position as one of team’s most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#9). He also recorded 3.7 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Devin Williams (206-C-94) of Tofas (#5). Williams scored 28 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Williams’ great performance Tofas lost 65-76 to Venezia (1-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Tofas not to end season at such low position in GROUP B, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victory. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Williams could try to bring Tofas’ a little bit higher in the standings. Williams has individually a great season in EuroCup. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 19.7ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 7.0rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Octavius Ellis (208-C-93) of Promitheas – 14 points and 8 rebounds
5. Langston Hall (193-PG-91) of Promitheas – 16 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Hassan Martin (201-F-95) of Buducnost – 14 points and 13 rebounds
7. Justin Knox (205-F-89) of Trento – 25 points and 6 rebounds
8. Julian Gamble (208-F/C-89) of Virtus BO – 19 points and 4 rebounds
9. Semaj Christon (190-G-92) of Limoges – 21 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Aaron Craft (188-PG-91) of Trento – 11 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists

The Player of the week is selected based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it’s accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) – 2*BSAG – 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM – 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) – 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) – (FTA-FTM)


Tags : ALEX HAMILTON, MACCABI RISHON LE-ZION, EUROCUP BASKETBALL

youtube Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) signed 28-year old naturalized French guard Frederic Bourdillon (193-91). He played last season at Hapoel Eilat. In 37 Winner League games he had 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Bourdillon helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (17-18) season he played at Maccabi Haifa where in 14 Winner League games he recorded just 2.7ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.5apg. Bourdillon’s team won French ProB Leaders Cup in 2015. He represented France at the World…  

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) signed 28-year old naturalized French guard Frederic Bourdillon (193-91). He played last season at Hapoel Eilat. In 37 Winner League games he had 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. Bourdillon helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (17-18) season he played at Maccabi Haifa where in 14 Winner League games he recorded just 2.7ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.5apg.
Bourdillon’s team won French ProB Leaders Cup in 2015.
He represented France at the World Maccabiah Games two years ago.
Bourdillon has played also professionally for other French teams like Olympique Antibes, CFBB, Chalon/Saor, Rueil and Charleville Mezieres.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Tags : FREDERIC BOURDILLON, MACCABI RISHON LE-ZION, ISRAELI BASKETBALL, ISRAELI TRANSACTIONS, EUROCUP


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