August 31, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 is underway! Spain,
Serbia, Georgia and Montenegro were the first winners at EuroBasket
2011. Spain had to battle hard to edge Poland 83-78 in Group A in
Panevezys. Pau Gasol led the winners with 29 points and 2008-09
Euroleague MVP Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Regal added 23 on
11-of-12 free throws.
August 31, 2011 - Ikonic embraces underdog status Sharp
shooter Goran Ikonic is no stranger to causing upsets and attaining
success as an underdog. Last season the guard helped propel KRKA Novo
Mesto to a glorious Eurochallenge Final Four success with an MVP
performance that will live long in the memory.
August 31, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 1 – Argentina, Puerto Rico dominate The
opening day of the FIBA Americas tournament witnessed three lopsided
affairs as the contenders looked to separate themselves from the
pretenders early. Host Argentina was among three teams to win by at
least 30 points as it routed Paraguay 52-84.
August 30, 2011 - Cholet's Dozier to miss start of season Cholet
Basket will be without big man Robert Dozier for the start of the
season after the player suffered a broken bone in his left foot. Dozier
will undergo surgery that will sideline him for two-to-three months.
August 30, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball Announces Licensing Partnership with EA SPORTS Electronic
Arts and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce their licensing
partnership that makes the leading global interactive entertainment
software company an official partner under the video gaming category.
Under this agreement EA SPORTS will include Turkish Airlines Euroleague
players in the upcoming release of the mythical arcade game NBA Jam: On
August 30, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 opens with a record The
Official Opening Ceremony of EuroBasket 2011, which took place on
Monday in Vilnius, was marked by a new world record of the kind that
can only be produced in Lithuania. As a prelude to the ceremony, more
than 55,000 fans bounced a basketball simultaneously, for a period of
five minutes, in six different cities accross the country.
August 30, 2011 - Pekovic recovered and ready Montenegro
fans can breathe a sigh of relief. The captain and star of the team,
Nikola Pekovic, has recovered from the knock he picked up in a friendly
victory over Ukraine that forced him to miss two games against Turkey
and is ready for the EuroBasket.
August 30, 2011 - AfroBasket 2011: Tunisia claims crown, Olympic berth Tunisia
became the champion of Africa for the first time by dethroning Angola
56-67 in an exciting final Sunday in Antananarivo, Madagascar, to
secure the nation’s first Olympic basketball berth. Marouan Kechrid
starred for Tunisia in the final with 21 points and 7 rebounds.
August 29, 2011 - Caja Laboral loses Lampe long-term Caja
Laboral center Maciej Lampe will be sidelined for at least five months
due to a hip injury, the club announced Monday. Lampe will undergo
surgery in the United States next week and is not expected to come back
before January. Accordingly, he will miss the entire Turkish Airlines
Euroleague regular season.
August 29, 2011 - FIBA Americas 2011: Argentina, Aug. 30 - Sept. 11 The
2011 FIBA Americas Championship gets underway Tuesday in Mar del Plata,
Argentina, with two more tickets to the 2012 London Olympic Games at
stake. Three active Turkish Airlines Euroleaguers, another that will
compete in the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds and tens more with
experience in Europe’s premier basketball competition will take the
courts hoping to lead their countries to gold.
August 29, 2011 - Buducnost lands Canadian playmaker Anderson Perennial
Montenegrin champion KK Buducnost Voli signed Canadian national team
point guard Jermaine Anderson to run the team this season. Anderson
(1.89 meters, 28 years old), who spent last season in Greece with
Panionios, has vast experience in European basketball.
August 29, 2011 - Zalgiris-CSKA to tip off Turkish Airlines Euroleague season! A
shining new monument to Lithuania's first love, basketball, will be the
starting place for a Turkish Airlines Euroleague season full of promise
as Zalgiris Kaunas has been chosen to host long-time rival CSKA Moscow
in the 2011-12 opening game. Zalgiris and CSKA will face each other at
the recently inaugurated, 15,400-seat Zalgirio Arena on Monday, October
17 to open a week when all 24 teams of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
will see their first action of the 2011-12 season.
August 29, 2011 - A weekend streak of bad luck Lithuania,
Turkey and Belgium received very bad news from their medical teams this
weekend, that force them to cut key players from their roster with less
than four days to the start of the EuroBasket.
August 28, 2011 - Tripkovic, Milosavljevic cut by Ivkovic Guards
Uros Tripkovic and Dragan Milosavljevic were on Saturday told they had
not made Serbia's roster for the EuroBasket. Dusan Ivkovic, the Serbia
coach, thought long and hard and decided to release the two talented
August 28, 2011 - Zalgiris, Popovic reunite after three years Zalgiris
Kaunas announced Friday that it signed former player Marko Popovic, who
spent two seasons with the club between 2006 and 2008. The contract is
for one season with an option for 2012-13. Popovic (1.85 meters, 29
years old) arrives from Unics Kazan, whom he led to the Eurocup title
August 28, 2011 - BCM Gravelines grabs swingman Pape Sy Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful BCM Gravelines added strength on the wings
by signing Pape Sy. The versatile Sy (2.01 meters, 23 years old) grew
up with fellow French League side STB Le Havre, spent the past season
in the United States.
August 28, 2011 - Hapoel Jerusalem picks a Strawberry Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem bolstered its backcourt by signing shooting guard D.J.
Strawberry to a two-year contract. Strawberry (1.96 meters, 26 years
old) finished last season with Lietuvos Rytas, with whom he averaged
6.6 points and 2.8 assists in a reserve role in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Top 16.
August 26, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011 preview The
road to the basketball glory will run through one of the sport's sacred
grounds, Lithuania, when EuroBasket 2011 starts on Wednesday, August 31
with 24 teams full or Euroleague and Eurocup talent battling not only
to become continental champs, but also to win two places in the 2012
London Olympics or four berths in next summer's pre-Olympics qualifying
August 26, 2011 - Turkey beat Montenegro, Ukraine fall Turkey
beat Montenegro 81-69 on Thursday to win the Adidas Istanbul Cup. Orhun
Ene's side followed up their six-point triumph over New Zealand with
another victory to boost the confidence of the side with the EuroBasket
in Lithuania quickly approaching. Hedo Turkoglu was named the MVP of
the Istanbul Cup.
August 26, 2011 - Finland and Portugal book final two slots Finland
and Portugal have qualified for Eurobasket 2011 via the Additional
Qualifying Rounds. Hungary are the sole team to miss out. Finland
finished top of the AQT with a perfect 4-0 record, and will travel to
Alytus where Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and
F.Y.R of Macedonia await them in Group C.
August 26, 2011 - Cibona brings Zizic back after 6 years Cibona
Zagreb signed veteran big man Andrija Zizic, who returns to the club he
last played for in January 2005. Zizic (2.06 meters, 31 years old) grew
up with Split and then made his Euroleague debut with Cibona in the
August 25, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas tabs elite prospect Seskus Lietuvos
Rytas Vulnius announced that it signed elite teenage prospect Edvinas
Seskus to a multi-year contract. Seskus (1.91 meters, 16 years old) is
a do-it-all forward coming off a dominant performance at the recent
Under-16 European Championships.
August 25, 2011 - Aris signs rookie scorer Oliver Aris
continued its recent youth movement by signing highly-touted scorer
Adrian Oliver to a two-year contract. Oliver (1.93 meter, 23 years old)
is the fourth player the club has signed directly from the NCAA ranks
in recent weeks joining guard Dan Mavraides, swingman Sergio Kerusch
and big man Sam Muldrow.
August 25, 2011 - AfroBasket 2011: the quarterfinals are set! There
were no major surprises in the AfroBasket 2011 eighthfinals in
Antananarivo, Madagascar, as all eight favourites stormed into the next
round ready to keep fighting to win the competition and clinch a spot
at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
August 25, 2011 - Panathinaikos, Logan pen two-year deal Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champion Panathinaikos reinforced its back court by
signing veteran guard David Logan to a two-year deal. Logan (1.84
meters, 29 years old) arrives from Caja Laboral, where he averaged 10.0
points and 2.4 assists in 19 Euroleague games last season.
August 24, 2011 - Anadolu Efes adds forward prospect Sirin Anadolu
Efes added another big body to its frontline by signing power forward
prospect Gokhan Sirin for three seasons. Sirin (2.06 meters, 20 years
old) returns to Turkey after several seasons overseas. He played the
past two seasons at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,
where he averaged 3.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in a reserve role last
August 24, 2011 - Collet calls in Tchicamboud France
coach Vincent Collet has called Steed Tchicamboud in to his EuroBasket
squad after the withdrawal of Antoine Diot due to injury. Diot was
forced to pull out with a back problem and Collet has selected the
veteran Tchicamboud to take his place.
August 24, 2011 - Velickovic ruled out for Serbia Serbia
will head to the EuroBasket without key forward Novica Velickovic, who
has lost his fitness battle with a muscle injury. The Real Madrid star
had been training alone as he tried to regain his fitness, and has
missed all of Serbia's warm-up games.
August 24, 2011 - BCM Gravelines tabs Eldridge BCM
Gravelines added a new piece to its backcourt weeks before the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking shooting guard Osiris
Eldridge to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Eldridge (1.91 meters, 23
years old) arrives from Pinar Karsiyaka.
August 24, 2011 - Caja Laboral brings back Prigioni A
legendary point guard is back to Vitoria to play for Caja Laboral, as
the club announced that two-time All-Euroleague second team selection
Pablo Prigioni inked a one-year deal with the Spanish powerhouse on
Tuesday. Prigioni (1.93 meters, 34 years old) arrives from Real Madrid.
August 24, 2011 - Fans prepare Cido Arena for EuroBasket There's
only one week left until EuroBasket 2011 tip-off and the excitement is
as high as ever. Lithuanian fans led by Tomas Balaišis-Sekla decorated
Cido Arena in Panevėžys to show their support for the national team.
August 24, 2011 - VEF Riga puts Perry at point guard VEF
Riga turned to a veteran point guard to help lead the team into the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by signing Marque Perry.
The playmaker split last season between Union Olimpija in Slovenia and
Ural Ekaterinburg in Russia.
August 23, 2011 - Azovmash inks Pecherov for two years BC
Azovmash Mariupol added one of Ukraine's top players to its roster by
signing power forward Oleksiy Pecherov to a two-year contract. Pecherov
(2.12 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Armani Jeans Milano. He made a
brilliant Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut last season with Milan.
August 23, 2011 - Union Olimpija signs big Rothbart Union
Olimpija Ljubljana signed promising center Robert Rothbart, who arrives
from Israeli club Maccabi Haifa. Rothbart (2.17 meters, 25 years old)
averaged 5.8 points and 4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game in the
Israeli League last season.
August 23, 2011 - Olympiacos lands Papadopoulos Olympiacos
BC announced the arrival of center Lazaros Papadopoulos, who inked a
one-year deal with the Reds on Tuesday. Papadopoulos (2.10 meters, 31
years old) arrives from BC Khimki, where he averaged 4.2 points and 4.3
rebounds in 25 Russian League games last season, reaching the title
series against CSKA.
August 23, 2011 - Caja Laboral tabs scoring ace Williams Caja
Laboral improved its backcourt for the upcoming season by inking
shooting guard Reggie Williams to a one-year deal, the club announced
Tuesday. Williams (1.96 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Golden State
in the NBA, where he averaged 9.2 points on 42.5% three-pointers and
1.5 assists in 80 games last season.
August 23, 2011 - Asseco Prokom signs Gee Asseco
Prokom keeps improving its backcourt for the upcoming 2011-12 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season. Just two days after signing Leroy Nobles
and Jerrel Blassingame, Prokom announced the arrival of Alonzo Gee, who
inked a one-year deal with the club on Tuesday.
August 22, 2011 - Aris inks rookie swingman Kerusch to 3-year deal Aris
signed promising swingman Sergio Kerusch to a three-year contract, the
club announced Monday. Kerusch (1.95 meters, 22 years old) is the third
player that Aris has signed directly from college this month, joining
guard Dan Mavraides and big man Sam Muldrow.
August 22, 2011 - BK Banvit lands Nalga at center BK
Banvit continued to bulk up inside by signing center Cemal Nalga to a
two-year contract. Nalga (2.08 meters, 24 years old) returns to his
native Turkey to play after a season-and-a-half abroad. Last season he
played for Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania, where he was a teammate of
another recent Banvit signing, Kenan Bajramovic.
August 22, 2011 - Gran Canaria 2014 completes roster with Butler Gran
Canaria 2014 rounded up its roster for the upcoming Eurocup Qualifying
Round by inking small forward Rasual Butler to a one-year deal on
Monday. Butler (2.01 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Chicago of the
NBA, where he averaged 2.4 points in 8 games last season.
August 22, 2011 - Back woe sees Diot exit French team Antoine
Diot was one of France's brightest young stars at the EuroBasket in
Poland two years ago when they lost just once but for the second
straight summer since, he'll have to miss a big tournament because of
August 22, 2011 - Buducnost inks center Vucevic Montenegrin
powerhouse KK Buducnost Voli bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming
season by inking center Nikola Vucevic to a one-year deal this weekend.
Vucevic (2.13 meters, 20 years old) arrives from the University of
August 21, 2011 - Banvit adds Bajramovic, re-signs Williams Turkish
Airlines Euroleague hopeful BK Banvit re-created its frontcourt for the
new season by signing veteran power forward Kenan Bajramovic and
re-signing center Lance Williams. Bajramovic (2.07 meters, 30 years
old), who has spent the past season-and-a-half with Lietuvos Rytas, has
past experience in Turkey with Turk Telekom in the 2008-09 season.
August 20, 2011 - Asseco Prokom inks guards Blassingame, Nobles Perennial
Polish League champion Asseco Prokom has revamped its backcourt with
the signings of guards Jerel Blassingame and Leroy Nobles. Blassingame
(1.75 meters, 29 years old) starred in the Polish League for Energa
Czarni Slupsk last season and faced Prokom in the playoff semifinals.
August 19, 2011 - Besiktas bags veteran Hawkins Besiktas
Cola Turka signed experienced swingman David Hawkins to a one-year
deal, the team announced Friday. Hawkins (1.93 meters, 28 years old)
has spent the last five seasons playing for three different Euroleague
teams and scoring in double figures for all of them. Last season he
recorded 13 points and 1.8 steals in 10 Turkish Euroleague games for
Armani Jeans Milano.
August 19, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk adds size with Naymick Czech
League champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk improved its frontcourt for the
upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking center
Drew Naymick to a one-year deal on Friday. Naymick (2.11 meters, 26
years old) arrives from Bakersfield, where he averaged 8.6 points, 7.6
rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 50 NBA Development League games last season.
August 19, 2011 - Afrobasket 2011: Madagascar, 17 to 28 August The
road to the 2012 Olympic Games starts with the AfroBasket, in which 16
African teams will battle for one ticket to London. Teams were drawn
into four groups and the first phase is already underway. All teams
will advance to the eighthfinals and every game will be a do-or-die
battle from then on until a new African champion is crowned on August
August 19, 2011 - Germany sky high with Nowitzki aboard There
is not a more significant photo circulating in Germany right now than
the national team picture just taken by the Germany Basketball
Federation. In it is a squad full of players, most who are grinning ear
to ear. Dirk Nowitzki, wearing number 14 on his Deutschland jersey, is
among them. Read more here.
August 19, 2011 - Portugal, Finns punch EuroBasket ticket Portugal
stunned Hungary 66-57 on Thursday night to punch their ticket to the
EuroBasket. In beating the Hungarians for the second time in the
Additional Qualifying Round, the Portuguese improved to 2-1. The
triumph also sealed a spot in the EuroBasket for Finland (2-0), who had
won their opening two games against the Hungarians and Portugal.
August 19, 2011 - Cedevita signs 3-time Euroleague champ Smodis Cedevita
Zagreb loaded its frontline with the signing of Matjaz Smodis, who has
been one of Europe’s top big men over the past decade. Smodis (2.05
meters, 31 years old) is a three-time Euroleague champion, with two of
those titles coming during his recent six-year stay with CSKA Moscow.
August 18, 2011 - Gran Canaria 2014 keeps Savane A
signature big man is set to keep fighting for Eurocup glory, as Gran
Canaria 2014 announced that center Sitapha Savane will stay in the team
next season. Savane (2.01 meters, 32 years old) enters his eighth
season with Gran Canaria, to which he helped to reach the Spanish
League playoffs as many as seven times since his arrival in summer
August 17, 2011 - Dexia Mons-Hainaut hands reins to Singletary Dexia
Mons-Hainaut signed playmaker Sean Singletary to man the point guard
position this season. Singletary (1.83 meters, 26 years old) spent the
2009-10 campaign with Spanish league powerhouse Caja Laboral, but did
not play last season due to personal reasons.
August 17, 2011 - Kaman promises he will be ready Chris
Kaman is telling Germany's basketball fans not to worry if it takes a
little while for him to find his rhythm and be a big contributor this
summer at the EuroBasket. The Los Angeles Clippers center and the
country's basketball icon, NBA Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas
Mavericks, have just linked up with the national team and have only two
weeks before the start of the Final Round in Lithuania.
August 17, 2011 - Sluc Nancy brings back Amagou An
experienced playmaker is set to return to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague next season after a long absence, as Pape-Philippe Amagou
agreed to a one-year deal with French League champions Sluc Nancy
Basket on Wednesday.
August 17, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal invests in Eriksson One
of the most promising shooting guards in Europe joined a Turkish
Airlines Euroleague powerhouse, as FC Barcelona Regal announced the
arrival of Marcus Eriksson to a four-year deal on Wednesday. Barcelona
keep an option to extend his contract until the end of the 2016-17
August 17, 2011 - France, Serbia, Croatia and GB In London The
London Invitational Tournament, which serves as the Olympic Test Event
for basketball, tips off on Tuesday. Great Britain, who will be at the
Olympics as hosts, along with Serbia, Croatia, France, Australia and
China will take part in the test event.
August 16, 2011 - Bizkaia Bilbao extends center Hampl Bizkaia
Bilbao agreed to a contract extension with center Tomas Hampl, the club
announced Tuesday. Hampl (2.15 meters, 23 years old) is a native of the
Czech Republic, but joined Bilbao as a teenager and has been a part of
the club for the past five seasons.
August 16, 2011 - Le Mans lands big forward Sommerville Le
Mans Sarthe Basket completed its frontline by signing French League
veteran Marcellus Sommerville for the coming season. Sommerville (2.00
meters, 29 years old) has spent most of his professional career in
France, suiting up for Angers BC 49, Chalon/Saone, Le Havre, Chorale
Roanne, Cholet Basket and most recently, Paris-Levallois.
August 16, 2011 - Aris picks up rookie shot-blocker Muldrow Aris
BSA 2003 signed big man Sam Muldrow, who was the club's second rookie
addition in as many days. Aris agreed to terms with guard Dan Mavraides
on Monday. Muldrow (2.05 meters, 23 years old) arrives from the
University of South Carolina.
August 16, 2011 - Union Olimpija reunites with Varda Union
Olimpija signed Ratko Varda to man the pivot this season, bringing the
center back to Ljubljana for the first time since the 2002-03 season.
Varda (2.13 meters, 32 years old) helped Olimpija win the 2003
August 16, 2011 - PARTIZAN brings former champ Pekovic home Partizan
mt:s Belgrade supped up its frontline by signing favorite son Nikola
Pekovic for the season. Pekovic (2.10 meters, 25 years old) is a former
Euroleague champ and an All-Euroleague selection, who spent three
formative seasons in black-and-white between 2005 and 2008.
August 16, 2011 - Charalampidis not going to Lithuania Kostas
Charalampidis of Greece will not realize his dream of playing at the
EuroBasket in Lithuania. A late call-up to the squad, the 35-year-old
guard once played for national team coach Ilias Zouros at club level.
August 16, 2011 - BCM Gravelines brings back Edwards BCM
Gravelines completed its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking
big man JK Edwards to a one-year deal. Edwards (2.02 meters, 29 years
old) arrives from BC Donetsk, where he averaged 10.9 points and 5.8
rebounds in 61 Ukrainian League games last season, helping the team to
make it to the title series.
August 15, 2011 - Zalgiris inks playmaker Ty Lawson Zalgiris
Kaunas signed playmaker Ty Lawson for the coming season, the club
announced Monday. Lawson (1.80 meters, 23 years old) arrives from
Denver of the NBA, where he was a teammate of another new Zalgiris
signee, Sonny Weems, last season.
August 15, 2011 - Buducnost bags veteran guard Krstovic KK
Buducnost Voli signed veteran guard Bojan Krstovic over the weekend to
a two-year deal. Krstovic (1.94 meters, 31 years old) arrives from
Hemofarm Stada, where spent last three seasons. He averaged 6.5 points,
3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 22 minutes in 10 Eurocup games last
August 15, 2011 - Krka signs Stinson & Djurkovic, extends Petrov Krka
Novo Mesto shored up its roster as it begins preseason training by
signing guard Curtis Stinson and big man Marko Djurkovic and extending
veteran guard Simon Petrov. Stinson (1.90 meters, 28 years old) was the
NBA D-League MVP last season playing for Iowa.
August 15, 2011 - Aris adds rookie guard Mavraides Aris
BSA 2003 signed rookie guard Dan Mavraides to a three-year contract,
the club announced Monday. The contract will go into effect after
Mavraides, whose father is Greek, receives a Greek passport. Mavraides
(1.93 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Princeton University.
August 14, 2011 - Germany Surprise, Serbia Bounce Back Germany
made headlines for the second straight day at the Sportoto World Cup in
Izmir with a 79-72 triumph over hosts Turkey. Fresh off their upset of
Serbia, Dirk Bauermann's team clinched another confidence-boosting win
on Friday with Tibor Pleiss pouring in 20 points.
August 13, 2011 - Theo Papaloukas signs with Maccabi Euroleague
legend Theodoros Papaloukas left Olympiacos and will continue his
career with another European powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv. The club
announced the signing of a one-year deal with the player. 34-year-old
veteran spent the last three seasons in his native Greece with
Olympiacos. Two-time Euroleague champion had one of the largest
contracts in Europe and since the club wasn't going to offer a deal to
Paploukas he started for a club abroad.
August 13, 2011 - Danny Green joins Union Olimpija BC
Union Olimpija Ljubljana signed one-year contract with NBA-out option
with former Tar Heel Danny Green. He will join Deon Thompson, his
former teammate from University of North Carolina.
August 13, 2011 - Spirou adds promising forward Shengelia Belgian
champions Spirou Basket continued loading up for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by adding promising forward Tornike
Shengalia with a two-year contract announced Saturday. Shengalia (2.05
meters, 19 years old), a former Eurocup champion, arrives from another
Belgian club, Verviers-Pepinster, for whom he put up 6.4 points and 3.6
rebounds in 18.7 minutes on average last season.
August 13, 2011 - Sabonis walks tall into hall of fame Euroleague
legend Arvydas Sabonis added another crowning achievement to his
storied career when he was honored among the sport's greatest players
ever at the 2011 induction ceremonies for the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States on
August 12, 2011 - Georgia 'Family' Travel To Netherlands Georgia
have taken 14 players to the Netherlands for a warm-up tournament ahead
of the EuroBasket. In Holland, the Georgians will encounter the Dutch
national side, Israel and American college basketball side Villanova.
Their most famous player, Zaza Pachulia of the Atlanta Hawks, has
accompanied the squad to the Netherlands and will no doubt be the focal
point of the team this summer.
August 12, 2011 - Poland Without Gortat At EuroBasket Poland
have announced that center Marcin Gortat will not play at the
EuroBasket after the federation's failure to acquire an insurance
policy the NBA center needed to take part in the competition. The
Phoenix Suns big man, who thrilled the home crowds at EuroBasket 2009
in Poland, is a direct casualty of the NBA lockout.
August 12, 2011 - Spirou Charleroi signs forward Gelabale Belgacom
Spirou Basket added experience and versatility before the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by signing forward Mickael
Gelabale to a one-year deal on Thursday. Gelabale (2.01 meters, 28
years old) arrives from Asvel Basket, where he averaged 12.2 points and
5.7 rebounds in six Eurocup games last season.
August 12, 2011 - Benetton Basket bags Becirovic Sani
Becirovic returns to Italy to play for his sixth club in the country
after signing with Benetton Basket Treviso. Becirovic (1.95 meters, 30
years old) is a former Euroleague champion and a runner-up to the
scoring title, who has been among the top guards in Europe over the
August 12, 2011 - Jerusalem tabs shot-blocker Varnado Hapoel
Jerusalem shored up its frontline with the signing of shot-blocker
extraordinaire Jarvis Varnado to a two-year contract. The big man spent
last season in the Italian second division with Pistoia, where he led
the league in blocks with 2.8 per game and was third in rebounding with
8.9 per game in addition to 15.7 points per game.
August 12, 2011 - BK Prostejov tabs Eitutavicius BK
Prostej ov completed its roster for the upcoming season and got ready
to fight in the Eurocup Qualifying Round against Lukoil Academic by
inking playmaker Arvydas Eitutavicius to a one-year deal on Friday.
Eitutavicius (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Iraklis, where he
averaged 7.5 points and 1.5 assists in 24 Greek League games last
August 11, 2011 - Cholet, coach Kunter together through '13 Cholet
Basket has given additional job security to head coach Erman Kunter by
signing him to a contract extension through 2013. Kunter was already
under contract for the next two years. He has coached the club for six
consecutive seasons already and seven overall. Kunter guided Cholet to
the 2010 French championship and its Euroleague debut last year.
August 11, 2011 - PAOK brings back Kalampokis A
well-rounded veteran has the chance to return to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague with a fourth different Greek team, as PAOK announced the
arrival of guard Ioannis Kalampokis, who inked a one-year deal with his
new club on Thursday. Kalampokis (1.95 meters, 32 years old) arrives
from Ikaros Kallitheas, where he averaged 9.3 points and 2.5 assists in
24 Greek League games last season.
August 11, 2011 - Fraport Skyliners land Davidson An
accomplished rebounder returns to the Eurocup for the second
consecutive season, as Fraport Skyliners announced an agreement with
Jermareo Davidson to a one-year deal on Thursday. Davidson (2.08
meters, 26 years old) arrives from Idaho of the NBA Development League,
where he was second in the competition in rebounding with 10.1 boards
August 10, 2011 - EB, NTV Spor of Turkey expand broadcasting agreement Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce that it has agreed to an expanded
broadcasting deal with Dogus Yayin Grubu (DYG) of Turkey, that
country’s one of the biggest media group. The new agreement gives DYG
broadcasting rights of Turkish Airlines Euroleague games for the next
three seasons, until the end of the 2013-14 season.
August 10, 2011 - Le Mans adds size with Coleman Le
Mans Sarthe Basket got closer to complete its roster for the upcoming
season by inking forward Will Coleman to a one-year deal on Wednesday.
Coleman (2.06 meters, 22 years old) arrives from the University of
Memphis, where he averaged 7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 35 NCAA games
August 10, 2011 - BK Ventspils gets Young Latvian
powerhouse Ventspils got stronger weeks before trying to reach the
Eurocup through the Qualifying Round by inking guard Jahmar Young to a
one-year deal. Young (1.96 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Spirou
Charleroi, where he averaged 9 points in 3 Belgian League games last
season, helping the team to win the title.
August 9, 2011 - Gran Canaria grabs power forward Ekperigin Gran
Canaria 2014 added to its frontcourt with the signing of power forward
Laurence Ekperigin, who played last season in Korea and Italy.
Ekperigin (2.02 meters, 23 years old) averaged 14.3 points and 7.9
rebounds in his professional debut for Mobis Phoebus in Korea before
coming to Angelico Biella to finish the season.
August 9, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal lands Huertas One
of the best point guards in the competition switched Turkish Airlines
Euroleague clubs when FC Barcelona Regal announced an agreement with
Marcelinho Huertas, who inked a four-year deal with his new team on
August 9, 2011 - Youngsters Impress As Brits Down Dutch The
mood could not be any better in the Great Britain camp ahead of the
EuroBasket following a 96-70 demolition of the Netherlands in their
first warm-up game on Sunday. All 14 of Britain's players in the squad
for the contest played at least 10 minutes, and Ryan Richards led the
way with 16 points.
August 9, 2011 - Finnish High After Win At Germany Finland
served notice they will be very tough opponents for Hungary and
Portugal in the EuroBasket 2011 Additional Qualifying Round by winning
79-74 at Germany in a friendly. The triumph was not only the first for
Finland against the Germans since 1995, it also marked the first time
since 1973 that Germany hosted the Finns and lost.
August 9, 2011 - Montepaschi Siena extends Lavrinovic One
of the players that led Montepaschi to its current golden age is set to
stay in Siena for a long time, as the club reached a new agreement with
former All-Euroleague big man Ksistof Lavrinovic to extend his contract
until the end of the 2013-14 season, the club announced Tuesday.
August 9, 2011 - PGE Turow adds size with Edwards PGE
Turow completed its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking center John Edwards to a
one-year deal on Tuesday. Edwards (2.13 meters, 30 years old) arrives
from Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. he started the 2010-11 season
with Greek side VAP Kolossos and moved to Iowa in the NBA Development
League in January.
August 8, 2011 - PGE Turow extends Wysocki A
signature player is staying put in his team, as PGE Turow reached a new
agreement with swingman Konrad Wysocki to keep him in the team next
season. Wysocki (2.01 meters, 29 years old) will enter his fourth
season in Zgorzelec. He averaged 10.4 points and 6.9 rebounds in 40
Polish League games last season.
August 8, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk lands Wilson A
basketball globetrotter now has the chance to return to the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague next season, as CEZ Basketball Nymburk announced
the arrival of power forward Lamayne Wilson, who will play for the
Czech powerhouse next season. Wilson (2.03 meters, 31 years old)
arrives from Budivelnik, where he averaged 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds
in 14 Eurocup games last season.
August 8, 2011 - Anadolu Efes gets Ilievski A
well-rounded Turkish Airlines Euroleague veteran has the chance to play
the competition with a sixth different team, as playmaker Vlado
Ilievski inked a one-year deal with Anadolu Efes on Monday. Efes keeps
an option to extend his contract until the end of the 2012-13 season.
Ilievski (1.88 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Union Olimpija, where
he averaged 10.8 points and 4.1 assists in 15 Euroleague games last
August 8, 2011 - PAOK puts Wright at point A
well-rounded playmaker is ready to battle for a Turkish Airlines
Euroleague spot through the Qualifying Rounds, as PAOK BC announced an
agreement with Rashad Wright for the upcoming season. Wright (1.89
meters, 29 years old) arrives from Alba Berlin, where he averaged 8.8
points and 2.7 assists in 15 Eurocup games in the 2009-10 season.
August 8, 2011 - Buducnost extends Mihailovic, Popovic Perennial
Montenegrin League champion Buducnost Voli managed to keep two of its
core players for the future by extending guard Vladimir Mihailovic and
forward Marko Popovic until the end of the 2013-14 season. Mihailovic
(1.93 meters, 19 years old) arrived in the team last season and
averaged 6.3 points in 6 Eurocup games with Buducnost.
August 8, 2011 - Olympiacos, Pelekanos stay together Olympiacos
reached an agreement with veteran swingman Michalis Pelekanos to keep
him with the team for an additional season. Pelekanos (1.98 meters, 30
years old) will mark his third season with the Reds. He averaged 0.7
points and 1.2 rebounds over six games in limited minutes in the
2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
August 8, 2011 - Buducnost tabs top prospects Ivanovic, Radovic KK
Buducnost Voli announced a pair of signings on Monday that will
strengthen the club for years to come. Teenagers Nikola Ivanovic (1.87
meters, 17 years old) and Nemanja Radovic (2.08 meters, 19 years old)
both signed multiyear contracts with the Montenegrin champion. Ivanovic
is one of the top players of his generation in Europe.
August 8, 2011 - Fraport Skyliners inks Gray Fraport
Skyliners got stronger to face its Eurocup return this season by inking
combo guard Justin Gray to a one-year deal. Gray (1.88 meters, 27 years
old) arrives from Guangzhou Free Man in China, where he finished a very
eventful 2010-11 season.
August 8, 2011 - Aris brings back coach Alexandris A
familiar face is back to Aris BSA 2003 seven years after his departure,
as the club announced the arrival of head coach Vangelis Alexandris,
who will lead the team next season. Alexandris, age 60, played for Aris
in the 1970s and led the team to win the 1978-79 Greek League before
moving to PAOK and Iraklis.
August 8, 2011 - Mons signs combo-guard Slaughter Eurocup
hopeful Dexia Mons-Hainaut bolstered its backcourt with the signing of
combo-guard A.J. Slaughter, who comes off a successful rookie season in
the Italian League. Slaughter (1.91 meters, 24 years old) averaged 10.5
points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 27 games for Angelico Biella
August 8, 2011 - BK Prostejov adds center Peterson BK
Prostejov added size and power in the paint by inking center Travis
Peterson to a one-year deal. Peterson (2.08 meters, 26 years old)
arrives from Lukoil Academic, Prostejov's opponent in the Eurocup
Qualifying Round. He averaged 13.6 points and 7 rebounds in 36
Bulgarian League games last season, helping his team to win the title.
August 6, 2011 - Olimpija hangs onto Markota One
of the pillars of Union Olimpija's surprise run to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Top 16 last season, forward Damir Markota, will be back for
another season, the club announced Saturday. Markota (2.08 meters, 26
years old) posted a rock-steady 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9
assists over 26 minutes on average in 15 games, all as a starter, last
August 5, 2011 - Slovenia, Serbia With Roster Changes Slovenia
coach Bozidar Maljkovic has called U18 captain Luka Rupnik into this
squad after the youngster impressed at the U18 European Championship
Men in Poland this summer. Rupnik is due to meet with his international
team-mates on Friday as they go into the weekend's Adecco Cup friendly
August 5, 2011 - Unicaja extends Garbajosa Unicaja
reached a new agreement with power forward Jorge Garbajosa to keep him
in the team next season. Garbajosa (2.05 meters, 33 years old)
re-joined Unicaja midway through last season, averaging 7.2 points and
4.2 rebounds in 11 Spanish League games. He had started the 2010-11
season with Real Madrid and averaged 5.4 points in 11 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague games before moving back to Malaga.
August 5, 2011 - Fraport Skyliners tabs Leuer Fraport
Skyliners bolstered its frontcourt by inking center Jon Leuer to a
one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Leuer (2.08 meters, 22 years
old) just finished his college career at the University of Wisconsin
(NCAA). He averaged 18.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 34
NCAA games last season, making it to the All-Big Ten first team.
August 5, 2011 - Unicaja adds Darden Unicaja
added more depth to its roster by inking small forward Tremmell Darden
to a one-year deal, the club announced Friday. Unicaja keeps an option
to extend his contract until the end of the 2012-13 season. Darden
(1.94 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Sluc Nancy, to which he helped
to win the French League title last season.
August 5, 2011 - Fenerbahce Ulker brings back Demirel Turkish
League champion Fenerbahce Ulker improved its backcourt for the
upcoming season by inking point guard Hakan Demirel to a one-year deal
on Friday. Demirel (1.92 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Erdemirspor
Belediyesi, where he averaged 11 points and 3.4 assists in 30 Turkish
League games last season.
August 5, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk adds Monroe CEZ
Basketball Nymburk added more fire power to its roster by inking
shooting guard Chris Monroe to a one-year deal on Thursday. Monroe
(1.91 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Enel Brindisi, where he
averaged 5.3 points in 3 Italian League games last season. Monroe was
the 2008-09 regular season top scorer (20.6 ppg.) playing for Chorale
August 5, 2011 - Buducnost brings back Vitkovac Montenegrin
powerhouse Buducnost Voli brought back a familiar face to its roster,
as forward Cedomir Vitkovac penned a two-year deal with the club on
Thursday. Vitkovac (2.01 meters, 29 years old) arrives from BC Igokea
Aleksandrovac, where he averaged 10.4 points and 4.9 rebounds in 26
Adriatic League games last season.
August 5, 2011 - Pinar Karsiyaka extends Bayav Pinar
Karsiyaka reached a new agreement with center Emre Bayav to keep him in
the team next season. Bayav (2.12 meters, 24 years old) arrived to the
team midway through last season, averaging 2.7 points and 2.4 rebounds
in 17 Turkish League games last season.
August 4, 2011 - Cedevita lands Warren KK
Cedevita Zagreb got stronger for the upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round
by inking swingman Chris Warren to a one-year deal, the club announced
Wednesday. Warren (1.96 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Bizkaia
Bilbao Basket, to which he helped to reach the Spanish League finals
August 4, 2011 - Anadolu Efes lands Ilyasova Anadolu
Efes improved its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking power
forward Ersan Ilyasova to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Ilyasova (2.07
meters, 27 years old) arrives from Milwaukee of the NBA, where he
averaged 9.7 points and 6.2 rebounds in 59 NBA games last season.
August 3, 2011 - Maccabi Electra adds point guard Farmar Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv moved to shore up its backcourt by signing point guard
Jordan Farmar, a two-time NBA champion, to a one-year deal on
Wednesday. Farmar (1.88 meters, 24 years old, arrives from New Jersey
of the NBA, where he averaged 9.6 points and 5 assists in 24.6 minutes
August 3, 2011 - NGC Cantu adds Bolzonella NGC
Cantu added more depth to its roster weeks before the start of the
2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by inking playmaker Federico
Bolzonella to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Bolzonella (1.82 meters, 27
years old) arrives from Copra Morpho Piacenza, where he averaged 13.6
points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals in 14 Italian third
division games last season.
August 3, 2011 - VEF Riga signs Millage VEF
Riga kept improving its backcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking guard Curtis Millage to a
one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Millage (1.85 meters, 30
years old) arrives from Khimik-OPZ Yuzny, where he averaged 14.9
points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.4 steals in 48 Ukrainian League
games last season.
August 3, 2011 - Calathes Back But Sofoklis Out For Greece The
welcome return of Nick Calathes was overshadowed by another day of
turmoil for Greece in their troubled build-up to the EuroBasket. The
good news is that star guard Calathes has arrived at training camp,
although he has not yet been cleared to play on his injured ankle and
his condition will be assessed over the next 10 days before a decision
is made as to whether to include him in full practice.
August 3, 2011 - Llull: Up To Eight Candidates For Gold Sergio
Llull has warned his Spain team-mates there are "seven or eight" teams
capable of winning the EuroBasket and they will need to be at their
best to get a medal in Lithuania. All the talk around the Spain squad
this week has been about defending their title and taking gold once
again, but Llull has admitted they cannot just expect to turn up and
August 3, 2011 - BK Prostejov adds guard Smith BK
Prostejov gets improving its roster to try to survive its two-way
Eurocup Qualifying Round against Lukoil Academic by inking guard Jamar
Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Smith (1.91 meters, 24 years old)
arrives from Guaiqueries de Margarita of Venezuela.
August 2, 2011 - Bjelica gets green light Nemanja
Bjelica has been cleared for full practice with Serbia ahead of the
EuroBasket. The forward had been undertaking only individual exercises
following surgery on his hand three months ago, but travelled to
Barcelona to be examined by the doctor who operated on him and got a
August 2, 2011 - Olympiacos signs scorer Gecevicius Olympiacos
signed one of the best young scorers in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague, Martynas Gecevicius, to a two-year contract. Gecevicius
(1.93 meters, 23 years old) has averaged double figures in each of the
last three seasons with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius – the last two of them
in the Euroleague and the previous season 2008-09, in helping Rytas win
August 2, 2011 - Sluc Nancy lands Batum Sluc
Nancy announced an agreement with small forward Nicolas Batum, who will
play for the reigning French League champions this season. Batum (2.01
meters, 22 years old) arrives from Portland in the NBA, where he has
played in the last three seasons. He averaged 12.1 points and 4.3
rebounds in 86 NBA games last season, helping the Trail Blazers to make
it to the playoffs.
August 2, 2011 - Le Mans puts Rochestie at point Le
Mans improved its backcourt for its upcoming Eurocup Qualifying Round
series against Pinar Karsiyaka by inking playmaker Taylor Rochestie to
a one-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Rochestie (1.85 meters, 26
years old) arrives from Alba Berlin, where he averaged 8.7 points, 2.7
rebounds and 3.9 assists in 27 German League games last season.
August 2, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal extends Ndong Spanish
League champion FC Barcelona Regal has retained another big man who
helped win the Euroleague title in 2010, center Boniface Ndong, for one
more year, the club announced Tuesday. Ndong (2.13 meters, 33 years
old) averaged 6.2 points and 12 minutes per game last season.
August 2, 2011 - Banvit gets Hammonds Banvit
improved its backcourt by adding combo guard Cliff Hammonds, who inked
a one-year deal with his new team on Monday. Hammonds (1.91 meters, 25
years old) arrives from Asvel Basket, where he averaged 11.5 points,
3.3 rebounds and 4 assists in 6 Eurocup games last season.
August 2, 2011 - Pinar Karsiyaka gets Karaman on loan Pinar
Karsiyaka reached an agremeent with Galatasaray Cafe Crown to get
up-and-coming big man Ilkan Karaman on loan this season. Karaman (2.05
meters, 21 years old) arrives from Tofas Bursa, where he averaged 8.1
points and 5.4 rebounds in 30 Turkish League games last season.
August 2, 2011 - VEF Riga keeps Valters VEF
Riga reached a new agreement with playmaker Sandis Valters to keep him
in the team next season. Valters (1.93 meters, 32 years old) is set to
enter his third season with the club and has the chance to take it to
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the Qualifying Rounds. He
averaged 13.3 points on 49.5% three-pointer and 2.3 assists in 18
Latvian League titles, helping VEF to lift the trophy.
August 2, 2011 - Cakarevic Ruled Out For Serbia Marko
Cakarevic has been ruled out of Serbia's EuroBasket campaign with a
foot injury. The Partizan Belgrade forward, who finished third in the
domestic MVP race, has had to leave training camp after failing to
overcome the problem. "We did our best to help him recover, but these
problems are very tough and there was no sense in continuing to ask him
to do things that his body can't do at this moment," said coach Dusan
August 2, 2011 - Ukic Injury Rocks Croatia Croatia's
EuroBasket hopes have been dealt a major blow with the loss of starting
guard Roko Ukic with a broken foot. The 26-year-old Fenerbahce star
suffered a broken metatarsal bone in his foot during practice on Friday
and is likely to be out until mid-September. "I am heartsick and
terribly disappointed," Ukic said. "I do not know what else to say. I
was so looking forward to playing at the EuroBasket where I really
wanted to help Croatia."
August 1, 2011 - Lokomotiv Kuban adds size with Traore Lokomotiv
Kuban kept bolstering its frontcourt for the upcoming future by inking
big man Ali Traore to a two-year deal on Monday. Traore (2.07 meters,
26 years old) arrives from Lottomatica Roma, where he averaged 9.5
points and 3.8 rebounds in 15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games last
season, helping his team to make it to the Top 16.
August 1, 2011 - BC Oostende tabs Booker for 2 years BC
Oostende improved its frontcourt for its upcoming Eurocup Qualifying
Round series against Norrkoping Dolphins by inking center Christopher
Booker until the end of the 2012-13 season, the club announced Monday.
Booker (2.08 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Krka Novo Mesto, where
he averaged 11.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 27 Adriatic League games
August 1, 2011 - Bizkaia Bilbao gets shot-block ace Fischer Bizkaia
Bilbao bolstered its frontline with center D'Or Fischer, who has
blocked more shots over the past three Euroleague seasons than any
other player. Fischer (2.11 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Real
Madrid, with whom he reached the Euroleague Final Four last season.
Fischer was second in the league with 1.43 blocks per game last season
in addition to averages of 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds.
August 1, 2011 - BC Khimki lands Nielsen BC
Khimki Moscow Region added much-needed experience to its frontcourt by
inking power forward Matt Nielsen to a two-year deal on Monday. Nielsen
(2.08 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Olympiacos, where he averaged
4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games
last season. He had an outstanding 2009-10 season in which he led Power
Electronics Valencia to win the Eurocup title.
August 1, 2011 - Cholet Basket adds Battle, too Cholet
Basket reached an agreement with scoring ace Talor Battle, who will
make his professional debut in the French powerhouse next season.
Battle (1.82 meters, 23 years old) just finished his college career at
the Pennsylvania State University. He averaged 20.2 points, 4.4
rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 NCAA games last season, taking his team
to the Big Ten Tournament final.
August 1, 2011 - Kaun knocked out of Eurobasket As
officially announced by the Russian Basketball Federaiton, Sasha Kaun
will have to stay out of Eurobasket for injury reasons. The nature of
the player's injury requires immediate medical attention and the player
will undergo surgery in Cleveland tomorrow.
August 1, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas signs Katelynas Lietuvos
Rytas improved its frontcourt by inking power forward Mindaugas
Katelynas to a three-year deal, the club announced Monday. Katelynas
(2.05 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Cajasol Sevilla, where he
averaged 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16 Eurocup games last season,
helping his team to go all the way to the title game.
August 1, 2011 - Cholet Basket signs Byars Cholet
Basket kept getting ready for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Qualifying Rounds by inking veteran swingman Derrick Byars to a
one-year deal this weekend. Byars (2.02 meters, 27 years old) arrives
from Bakersfield of the NBA Development League, where he averaged 17.5
points and 5.3 rebounds in 33 games.
August 1, 2011 - Asvel hands reins to Goss Asvel
Basket found a new point guard in Phil Goss, who signed a one-year deal
with the French powerhouse this weekend. Goss (1.86 meters, 28 years
old) arrives from Cimberio Varese, where he averaged 14.8 points, 3
rebounds and 3.8 assists in 33 Italian League games last season,
helping his team to make it to the playoffs.
August 1, 2011 - PAOK BC keeps Stiggers PAOK
BC reached a new agreement with playmaker Dante Stiggers to keep him in
the team until the end of the 2011-12 season. Stiggers (1.87 meters, 29
years old) arrived to PAOK in March and averaged 8.1 points and 2.1
assists in 15 Greek League games last season, helping PAOK to make it
to the semifinals and finish third overall.
August 1, 2011 - Benetton Basket adds size with Adrien Benetton
Basket bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking big
man Jeff Adrien to a one-year deal this weekend. Adrien (2.02 meters,
25 years old) arrives from Rio Grande of the NBA Development League,
where he led the competition in rebounding (12.2 rpg), also averaging
19.9 points and 1.5 blocks in 22 games.
August 1, 2011 - Azovmash inks Drozdov, Slipenchuk BC
Azovmash got closer to complete its roster for the upcoming future by
inking small forward Artur Drozdov and playmaker Artem Slipenchuk this
weekend. Slipenchuk penned a three-year deal and Drozdov reached an
agreement and is expected to sign his contract this week.
August 1, 2011 - Redondo Named U18 MVP Alejandro
Abrines Redondo collected 16 points, five rebounds and four blocked
shots in leading Spain to a 71-65 victory over Serbia for the gold
medal of the U18 European Championship and securing the Most Valuable
Player award. "This is incredible for me. A championship [title] and
one MVP award. I have no words for this," said Redondo, who averaged
13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks as
Spain won all nine of their games to claim the crown.
August 1, 2011 - Spain Stand Ground To Win Title In
the final in Wroclaw, Spain held Serbia to just 3-of-19 on
three-pointers (16 percent) and Spain made 24-of-30 free throws (80
percent) to win the title. Sanz scored 22 points while Redondo had 16
points, five rebounds and four blocks. Daniel Diez, who was also named
to the All-Tournament Team added eight points and eight rebounds.