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Top former ESL players currently in pro basketball based on last week's performance - Jan 9, 2013


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We bring you last week's top performances from Eurobasket Summer League players who are playing pro basketball and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Kyndall Dykes
Kyndall Dykes
   #1. Kyndall Dykes (190-SG-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Ukraine) led Hoverla to a double overtime (!!!) victory over the closely-ranked Azovmash (17-7) 107-98 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Dykes scored 30 points (!!!) and grabbed 5 rebounds in 39 minutes. Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk (14-11) is placed fifth in the Superleague. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Dykes has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg in the 25 games he played so far. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. In 2009 Dykes went to the ESL camp in Malaga, Spain playing for Team Naples.

Demarius Bolds
Demarius Bolds
   #2. Demarius Bolds (190-G-84, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Missouri Western, currently plays in Czech Republic) led BC Kolin to a victory over one of league's weakest teams B&W Opava (6-14) crushing them 98-77 in the Czech Republic NBL last Thursday. Bolds was the best player in that game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and getting 10 rebounds. Bolds also added 5 assists and 3 steals. BC Kolin (12-8) is placed fifth in the NBL. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Bolds' first season with the team. Bolds is currently sixth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (third place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Bolds averages: 17.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.6apg and 2.3spg. Worth to mention Bolds played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Five years ago he took part in the ESL camp in Chicago playing for Warsaw.

Jason Conley
Jason Conley
   #3. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri, currently plays in Finland), who plays in the Finnish Korisliiga could not help LrNMKY (10-11) in their last game. Despite his very good performance LrNMKY lost 88-96 on the road to the higher-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto. Conley had a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 38 minutes. It was LrNMKY's fifth consecutive loss in a row. Conley is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Conley averages: 23.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 3.0apg and 1.8spg in the 21 games he played so far. He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Last year Conley played at the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Union Monaco.

   #4. Jesus Mora (191-G-86, currently plays in Mexico) led Panteras to a victory over the 13th-ranked Guerreros (8-30) crushing them 109-86 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Thursday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Mora recorded 28 points (!!!) and added 4 assists. Panteras de Aguascalientes (26-12) is placed fifth in the LNBP. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Mora averages only 4.0ppg. He has a dual citizenship: Puerto Rican and Mexican. He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2012 Mora attended the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for APSE Venice.

Justin Knox
Justin Knox
   #5. Justin Knox (205-F-89, college: N.Carolina, currently plays in Turkey) led Vestel to a victory over the 14th-ranked Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi (6-10) 80-67 in the Turkish TB2L (second division) last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Knox recorded 30 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. Vestelspor Manisa (10-6) is placed eighth in the TB2L. Knox is currently fifth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Knox averages: 19.1ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg in the 16 games he played so far. Knox played in 2011at the Eurobasket Summer League in Cologne, Germany for Team Munich.

Nate Linhart
Nate Linhart
   #6. Nate Linhart (201-F-86, college: Akron, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL could not help TBB Trier (9-8) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Linhart's very good performance TBB Trier was defeated 90-76 on the road by the lower-ranked Telekom Baskets (#12). He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. Linhart belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg. He attended four years ago the Eurobasket Summer League camp in Las Vegas.

Olaseni Lawal
Olaseni Lawal
   #7. Olaseni Lawal (208-F/C-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Wayne St., MI, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Tezenis VE (7-7) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Tezenis VE lost 64-69 on the road to the lower-ranked (#12) Prima Veroli. Lawal had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 15 rebounds in 38 minutes. Lawal is currently first on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place). This year he has very good stats: 10.8ppg, 13.6rpg, 1.5bpg and 2.1spg in the 14 games he played so far. Lawal is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Lawal played also for Team Brussels at the ESL in Las Vegas in 2010.

Allen Durham
Allen Durham
   #8. Allen Durham (198-F-88, college: Grace Bible, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli National League (second division) could not help Hapoel Afula (9-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Durham's very good performance Hapoel Afula was defeated 102-97 on the road by the much lower-ranked Kiryat Tivon (#12). He recorded a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 11 rebounds. Durham also added 3 assists. Durham is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Durham averages: 22.8ppg, 13.9rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2bpg and 1.4spg. He played two years ago at the ESL in Las Vegas for Team Lugano.

Jon Rogers
Jon Rogers
   #9. Jon Rogers (204-C-84, college: Valdosta St., currently plays in Uruguay) led Union Atletica to a victory over the third-ranked Bigua (20-8) 89-77 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB on Monday night. Rogers was the top player that evening. He recorded 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 40 minutes. Union Atletica (19-9) is placed fifth in Capital group. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Rogers is currently third on the list of best blockers with 2.1bpg. This year his other stats are: 11.5ppg and 8.3rpg in the 27 games he played so far. He attended in 2010 the ESL camp in Atlanta.

Lawrence Blackledge
Lawrence Blackledge
   #10. Lawrence Blackledge (206-F-86, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Marquette, currently plays in Japan) was the major contributor in an Iwate Big Bulls' victory against the tenth-ranked Gunma (4-20) crushing them 90-62 in the Japanese BJ League in Sunday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 12 rebounds. Blackledge also added 4 blocks. Iwate Big Bulls (18-6) are placed first in Eastern group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Blackledge is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league. He has very solid stats this season: 12.8ppg, 10.2rpg, 2.1apg and 3.0bpg. Worth to mention Blackledge played also for Team Sevilla at the ESL in Salt Lake City five years ago.
  



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Eurobasket S.League Standings
Atlanta
 1. Russia 4-1 
 2. Ireland 4-2 
 3. England 3-2 
 4. France 3-3 
 5. Greece 0-5 
Indianapolis
 1. Amsterdam 2-2 
 2. Berlin 2-2 
 3. Madrid 2-2 
 4. Paris 2-2 
 5. Rome 2-2 
Brooklyn
 1. Buenos Aires 2-1 
 2. Mexico City 1-2 
Chicago
 1. Rome 4-1 
 2. Paris 3-2 
 3. Amsterdam 2-3 
 4. Berlin 1-4 
Las Vegas 1
 1. Stockholm 4-0 
 2. Kiev 3-1 
 3. Helsinki 2-1 
 4. Brussels 1-2 
 5. Dublin 1-2 
 6. Geneva 0-2 
 7. Istanbul 0-2 
 8. Warsaw 0-2 
Las Vegas 2
 1. Venice 3-1 
 2. Manchester 3-1 
 3. Zurich 2-1 
 4. Cantu 1-2 
 5. Lugano 1-2 
 6. Monaco 1-2 
 7. Moscow 1-2 
 8. Siena 1-2 
Portsmouth
 1. Miami H. 3-0 
 2. Chicago B. 2-1 
 3. Indiana P. 2-1 
 4. New York K. 1-2 
 5. San Antonio S. 1-2 
 6. Oklahoma CT 0-3 
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