#1.Kyndall Dykes (190-SG-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague could not help one of league's weakest teams Hoverla (14-12) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Hoverla lost 63-74 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Halychyna.
Dykes was the top scorer with 25 points. He also added 3 steals in 38 minutes.
The Regular Season already ended.
Dykes has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg in the 26 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.
#2.Jeral Davis (216-C-84, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese BJ League could not help Shimane Magic (17-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Davis' very good performance the third-placed Shimane Magic was edged 91-90 on the road by the much lower-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (#10) in the Western group.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and getting 16 rebounds. Davis also added 5 blocks.
Davis is currently first on the list of best blockers.
He has very reliable stats this season: 14.5ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.2apg and 3.6bpg.
Worth to mention Davis played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Three years ago he took part in the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Geneva.
#3.Brandon Brown (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar., currently plays in Cyprus) led Apollon to a victory over one of league's weakest teams ENAD (2-11) crushing them 103-81 in the Cypriot Division A on Sunday night.
Brown was MVP of the game. He recorded 30 points (!!!), 8 rebounds, 4 assists and made 4 blocks in 28 minutes.
Forex Time Apollon (7-6) is placed fourth in the Division A.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Brown is ranked third on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (seventh place).
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Brown averages: 18.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4bpg and 1.8spg in the 11 games he played so far.
Brown is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Three years ago he played at the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Zurich.
#4.James Tyler (218-C-88, currently plays in Bulgaria) led Chernomorets to a victory over the league outsider U20 (0-12) crushing them 91-70 in the Bulgarian NBL in Saturday night's game.
He was the best player in that game. Tyler recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 7 blocks.
Chernomorets Burgas (4-7) is placed eighth in the NBL.
It was his team's first victory after five consecutive loses.
It's Tyler's first season with the team.
Tyler is ranked second on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (first place).
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Tyler averages: 18.9ppg, 13.6rpg and 2.8bpg.
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2010 Tyler attended the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Dublin.
#5.P.J. Hill jr. (182-PG-87, college: Ohio St., currently plays in Latvia), who plays in the Latvian LBL could not help Jekabpils (10-8) in their last game. Despite Hill jr.'s very good performance Jekabpils was edged in an overtime 95-93 on the road by the lower-ranked (#9) Liepaja.
He was the top scorer with 23 points. Hill jr. also added made 3 passes and 4 steals (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in 32 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was Jekabpils' first loss after four consecutive victories.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Hill jr. is currently third on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (second place).
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Hill jr. averages: 16.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg in the 18 games he played so far.
He played in 2010at the Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas for Team Venice.
#6.Nate Linhart (201-F-86, college: Akron, currently plays in Germany) led TBB Trier to a victory over one of league's weakest teams EnBW Ludwigsburg (5-14) 79-73 in the German BBL on Wednesday night.
Linhart was the top player that evening. He scored 21 points (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!).
TBB Trier (10-8) is placed sixth in the BBL.
Linhart has relatively good stats this season: 10.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6spg.
He attended four years ago the Eurobasket Summer League camp in Las Vegas.
#7.Justin Knox (205-F-89, college: N.Carolina, currently plays in Turkey) led Vestel to a victory over the second-ranked Maliye Milli (13-4) 84-80 in the Turkish TB2L (second division) in Saturday night's game.
Knox was the top player that evening. He scored 31 points (!!!), grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 37 minutes; not bad, considering it's only Knox's second season in pro basketball. Vestelspor Manisa (11-6) is placed seventh in the TB2L.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Knox is ranked second on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place).
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Knox averages: 19.8ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3bpg in the 17 games he played so far.
Worth to mention he played also for Team Munich at the ESL in Cologne, Germany in 2011.
#8.Christopher Long (187-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Elon, currently plays in Poland) led Siarka Jezioro to an overtime victory against the league outsider Rosa Radom (3-13) 101-96 in the Polish TBL last Saturday.
Long recorded 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!).
Siarka Jezioro Tarnobrzeg (6-10) is placed ninth in the TBL.
Long's overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg.
He played two years ago at the ESL in Las Vegas for Team Geneva.
#9.Steven Bennett (173-PG-88, college: Chaminade, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German ProB (third division) could not help Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-8) in their last game. Despite Bennett's very good performance Spot Up Medien Baskets (#6) was edged in an overtime 81-80 on the road by the lower-ranked (#10) BSV Wulfen in the Group North.
He was the top scorer with 35 points. Bennett also added 5 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 3 balls in 43 minutes.
It was Spot Up Medien Baskets' first loss after four consecutive victories.
Bennett has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 28.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.0apg and 3.0spg in the three games he played so far.
He attended in 2012 the ESL camp in Las Vegas.
#10.Marcus Arnold (207-C/F-84, agency: Stanley International, college: Illinois, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Aliaga (6-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance Aliaga was defeated 94-79 on the road by the higher-ranked Banvit BK (#3).
Arnold was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added 9 rebounds.
Arnold is currently fifth on the list of best blockers.
His overall stats this season are: 9.9ppg and 5.7rpg.
Worth to mention Arnold played also for Warsaw at the ESL in Chicago five years ago.
The 2016 Los Angeles Eurobasket Summer League opened up the winter season Saturday November 12th with our Skills and Athleticism portions of the combine. All players are available immediately. Videos are broken up by Group and Station Work. Skill Tests and Drills Performed: Shooting: Spot up (Mid Range and 3's), Dribble Pull Ups, Shots of Screens, Post Work Athleticism: Vertical Jump, 3/4 Sprints, Full Court Sprints, Lane Agility, and Lateral Speed Situational: 3 on 2, 2 on 1 Tran... [read more]
The 2016 Los Angeles Eurobasket Summer League opened up the winter season Saturday November 12th with our Skills and Athleticism portions of the combine. All players are available immediately. Videos are broken up by Group and Station Work.
Skill Tests and Drills Performed:
Shooting: Spot up (Mid Range and 3's), Dribble Pull Ups, Shots of Screens, Post Work
Athleticism: Vertical Jump, 3/4 Sprints, Full Court Sprints, Lane Agility, and Lateral Speed
Situational: 3 on 2, 2 on 1 Transition, Miami Transition, One on One defense, and 3 on 3 competition
The Eurobasket Summer League is entering it's 10th year in existence helping aspiring basketball players an opportunity to show they can play at the professional level. The Summer League has had 3 Directors over that 10 year period (Darryl Reshaw, Chris Warren, and the current Director Dustin Simcox) that have helped secure over 1,000 contracts in 78 different countries! By far the most successful exposure camp across the globe. With so much success we have never spotlighted our players t... [read more]
The Eurobasket Summer League is entering it's 10th year in existence helping aspiring basketball players an opportunity to show they can play at the professional level. The Summer League has had 3 Directors over that 10 year period (Darryl Reshaw, Chris Warren, and the current Director Dustin Simcox) that have helped secure over 1,000 contracts in 78 different countries! By far the most successful exposure camp across the globe. With so much success we have never spotlighted our players that went on to the professional level. Every Sunday moving forward we will post the stories of two former Summer League participants and their current successes overseas. We hope these stories will motivate other players to chase their dreams of becoming professional athletes.
Player 1: Cameron Naylor (201-F-94, college: Texas St.), Texas State University, 2016 Las Vegas Summer League Attendee.
Naylor a 6'7 Forward came to the Las Vegas Summer League from Texas State University. As a senior at Texas State in 2015/16 averaged 9.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, and shot 45% from the 3 point line. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Naylor went to the University of North Florida where as a freshman he only averaged 1.5 ppg in very limited playing time. Which lead to his transfer to Tallahassee Community College in Florida where he made got his first significant taste of college basketball. He had a successful sophomore campaign where he averaged 12.8 pts, 5.3 reb, but only shot 28% from 3. In his junior year at Texas State he was a member of the starting five and averaged 8.2 ppg and 4.9 rpg. A symbol of consistency gave him the opportunity he needed to get a shot. Cameron was given his first pro opportunity for UBSC Graz in Austria where so far through 3 games he is averaging 12.3 pts and 10.7 reb. His last two games have been double-doubles against Vienna (10 pts, 12 reb) and Oberwart (19 pts, 11 reb). We are looking forward to following Cameron throughout his rookie season.
Player 2: Kazembe Abif (201-F, college: Drexel), Drexel University, 2016 Portsmouth Summer League Attendee
Abif, another 6'7 Forward that came through the ESL system from Drexel University attended the 2016 Portsmouth Summer League. Kazembe showed resilience and growth over his four years at Drexel Univ. The Elizabeth, NJ native only saw action in 19 games as a freshman averaging 1.6 ppg and 1.2 rpg. Slowly but surely those numbers began to rise as his sophomore year improved to 4.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg while his junior season raised to 7.2 ppg and 6.6 rpg. He finally cracked the starting lineup on a consistent basis his senior year in 2015/16 as he played in 31 games averaging 9.3 ppg and 7.0 rpg. He came to the Summer League in Portsmouth eager to show what he could do. "Kazembe was a tweener at the forward position as he was a bit undersized to play the 4, but his strength gave him the ability to battle on the inside and penetrate to the basket against bigger opponents. He was willing to do whatever needed to be done," Dustin Simcox said. In two games at the Summer League he averaged 12.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg. Abif is getting his first opportunity in Germany for Vechta. He had his first game last week in which he contributed 23 pts, 6 reb, and knocked down 3 of 5 perimeter jump shots. Again, like Cameron Naylor, we are looking forward to watching Kazembe's career grow.
The end of September marks the beginning of many leagues in the European market meaning that most teams have fulfilled their signing objectives at this current time. However, that does not mean if you are unsigned that you will have to sit out the entire 2016/2017 season. Throughout the European season their will be players that unfortunately get injured, under perform expectations, or simply do not enjoy the international lifestyle. When these instances happen, the players will be sent h... [read more]
The end of September marks the beginning of many leagues in the European market meaning that most teams have fulfilled their signing objectives at this current time. However, that does not mean if you are unsigned that you will have to sit out the entire 2016/2017 season. Throughout the European season their will be players that unfortunately get injured, under perform expectations, or simply do not enjoy the international lifestyle. When these instances happen, the players will be sent home and their respective clubs will be looking for replacement players to finish the season. These are opportunities that will go to currently unsigned players.
There are also many countries that have leagues that start later in the year such as Canadian, South American, and Australian leagues. These are teams that are still looking for players and can only be filled by currently unsigned players. So just because you may be unsigned at this point does not mean their will not be other opportunities presenting themselves in the coming months. You need to stay in the gym and stay ready for whenever your number is called to join a team and help them immediately.
There are several ways that you can enhance your opportunity to be picked up in these open positions. You can obviously stay close with an agent and hope they have the connections to make it happen, you can sign up for the job market on Eurobasket and see which jobs open up, or you can attend one of the Eurobasket Summer League Winter events. ESL has been one of the top exposure events (if not the best) exposure events in the last 10 years. We have produced almost 1,000 contracts for players in that time frame and work side-by-side Eurobasket.com and the many opportunities that they bring (such as the Job-Market, Make-it-Pro, etc). Also by attending a ESL event gives you an opportunity to play on one of the ESL Tour Teams that heads across the water to play professional teams. Our most recent Tour Team played in Germany this past summer going 9-1 against all professional teams.
We have 3 Winter ESL events for you to choose from:
November 12-13 in Los Angeles, CA December 3-4 in Chicago, IL December 10-11 in Atlanta, GA
You may ask which one is the best one to go to? All of them are structured identically and have the same benefits. The only difference would be the dates. Los Angeles will give players a longer period to get signed as that event is in Mid November. The longer the period of being seen, the more opportunities there are to be had. However, there is a disadvantage to attending Los Angeles in compared to Chicago or Atlanta. For Chicago and Atlanta you would have more time to prepare to be game ready and show you can compete immediately. So as a player you must decide: A) Do you need more time to prepare or B) Do I want the longest possible time to be seen? When you answer that question is when you know which one to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact Eurobasket Summer League Director Dustin Simcox at email@example.com
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