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Top former ESL players who are currently in pro basketball based on last week's performance - May 20, 2013
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Eurobasket Summer League players, who play currently pro basketball.
#1. Robert Holcomb Faye (185-G-84, college: Radford, currently plays in Holland), who plays in the Dutch Eredivisie could not help Leeuwarden (20-16) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Leeuwarden was edged 74-73 on the road by the second-ranked Leiden.
Holcomb Faye was the top scorer with 25 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 34 minutes.
Holcomb Faye is currently first on the league's list of best passers with 7.2apg.
He also averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.8spg in the 45 games he played so far.
He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. In 2008 Holcomb Faye went to the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Brussels.
#2. Akeem Wright (200-SF-84, college: Kansas St., currently plays in New Zealand) led Otago OceanaGold Nuggets to a victory over the seventh-ranked Taranaki MA (2-6) 110-93 in the New Zealand NBL last Saturday.
Wright was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 35 points and getting 10 rebounds. Wright also added 7 assists, 3 blocks and 5 steals.
Otago OceanaGold Nuggets (7-0) are placed first in the NBL.
So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season.
Wright belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #2.
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Wright averages: 22.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.4spg.
Worth to mention Wright played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Four years ago he took part in the ESL camp in New York playing for Team Kiev.
#3. Emmanuel Little (196-F-85, college: N.Dakota, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican CIBACOPA could not help Rayos de Hermosillo (21-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the league leader Rayos de Hermosillo was edged 78-76 on the road by the lower-ranked (#4) Fuerza Guinda Nogales.
Little had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 32 minutes.
Little has relatively good stats this year: 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg and 3.0apg in the 26 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. Five years ago Little played at the ESL camp in Chicago playing for London.
#4. Jayson Granger (186-G-89, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in an Asefa Estudiantes' surprising victory against the second-ranked Caja Laboral (25-9) 90-80 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game.
He scored 17 points, had 5 boards, passed 6 assists and added 3 steals.
Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (15-19) is placed 12th in the ACB.
The Regular Season already ended.
It's Granger's seventh season with the team.
This year Granger has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg.
He has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and Italian.
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2010 Granger attended the ESL camp in New York playing for Team Budapest.
#5. Agnis Cavars (196-F-86, currently plays in Latvia) contributed to Valmiera's victory against the closely-ranked Barons kvartals (21-13) 72-65 in the Latvian LBL last Wednesday.
He scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 25 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BK Valmiera (22-12) is placed first in the LBL.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Cavars is currently fifth on the league's list of best rebounders with 7.6rpg.
This year he also averages: 9.5ppg in the 18 games he played so far.
Cavars played in 2011at the Eurobasket Summer League in Cologne, Germany for Team Belgrade.
#6. Phillippe Harris (180-G-85, agency: Athlete Management Group, college: Fayetteville St., currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican CIBACOPA could not help Pioneros Los Mochis (8-16) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Pioneros Los Mochis was defeated 95-83 on the road by the second-ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas.
Harris was the second best scorer with 22 points. He also added 7 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls.
Harris has reliable stats this season: 13.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.2apg and 1.6spg.
Harris attended five years ago the Eurobasket Summer League camp in Salt Lake City.
#7. Olaseni Lawal (208-F/C-86, agency: IBS, college: Wayne St., MI, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Tezenis VE (15-13) in their last game. Despite Lawal's good performance Tezenis VE lost 67-76 at home to the higher-ranked (#4) Novipiu Casale.
He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 14 rebounds in 34 minutes.
It's Lawal's first season with the team.
Lawal is the league's best rebounder and also on the list of best blockers (first place).
He has very reliable stats this year: 10.7ppg, 13.6rpg, 1.8bpg and 1.9spg in the 32 games he played so far.
Lawal is a naturalized American.
Worth to mention he played also for Team Brussels at the ESL in Las Vegas in 2010.
#8. Terrance Woodbury (201-G/F-87, college: Georgia, currently plays in Japan) was the major contributor in a Okinawa GK's victory against the fifth-ranked Kyoto Hannaryz (29-23) crushing them 90-60 in the Japanese BJ League last Sunday.
Woodbury scored 18 points.
Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa (42-10) is placed first in Western group.
It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row.
Woodbury has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg and 4.5rpg.
He played three years ago at the ESL in Las Vegas for Team Geneva.
#9. Matija Poscic (204-C-85, college: De Paul, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1 could not help KK Zagreb (2-12) in their last game. Despite his good performance the seventh-placed KK Zagreb lost 77-82 on the road to the lower-ranked (#8) Alkar Sinj in the Places 1-8 group.
Poscic was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 7 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes.
It was KK Zagreb's sixth consecutive loss in a row.
The Second Stage already ended.
This year Poscic's overall stats are: 7.8ppg and 6.0rpg in the 29 games he played so far.
Poscic attended in 2012 the ESL camp in Torino.
#10. Dwight Thorne (190-PG-88, college: Colorado, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to a 1-point KK Zadar's victory against the fifth-ranked Jolly (7-7) 77-76 in the Croatian A1 in Tuesday night's game.
Thorne scored 8 points.
KK Zadar (11-3) is placed second in Places 1-8 group.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And that game will be critical.
Thorne's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.4apg.
Worth to mention he played also for Team Kiev at the ESL in Las Vegas last year.
Eurobasket Summer League free agents arrive in Estonia today in hopes of signing contracts in Europe! - Aug 27, 2015
Some of the top Eurobasket Summer League players have arrived in Estonia today to start preparing to play in a weekend tournament where European teams will be looking to sign them to their respective teams. The tournament will be held in Tamsalu, Estonia which is right outside Tallin, Estonia and will start August 27th to August 30th. All players on the Eurobasket team are free agents and are open to sign with any team in Europe. Any players that do not get signed right away will be stayi...
Some of the top Eurobasket Summer League players have arrived in Estonia today to start preparing to play in a weekend tournament where European teams will be looking to sign them to their respective teams. The tournament will be held in Tamsalu, Estonia which is right outside Tallin, Estonia and will start August 27th to August 30th. All players on the Eurobasket team are free agents and are open to sign with any team in Europe. Any players that do not get signed right away will be staying in Tamsalu, Estonia working out and will be available to travel to any team to workout for them. Most of these players do not have agents as well and are looking to sign with an agent while they are here in Europe.
DeVon Butler (182-PG-90, college: So.Poly State)
Zach Cassita (191-G-86, college: Academy of Art)
Jordan Weirick (193-G-91, college: Carroll, MT)
Jeremy Burright (198-SF-90, college: Lower Columbia CC)
Jonathan Blair (196-SF-90, college: Armstr.Atlantic)
Devin Willis (193-F)
Tristan Edwards (191-G/F-87, college: Walla Walla)
Lamar Mallory (201-F, college: Glenville St.)
Nkosi Ali (213-C/F-92, college: Queens, NC)
These players have participated in
Eurobasket Summer League events over the summer and have been some of
the top performers during the summer league events. Some of these
players are rookies and a few have already played in Europe, Middle
East or Australia. If you are a team or agent interested in any of
these players please contact Chris Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Maarten Van Gent at email@example.com
Some of the top performers from Eurobasket Summer League events headed to play in Estonia next week! - Aug 21, 2015
The second Eurobasket Summer League tour/tournament team is taking off for Tallin, Estonia next week, August 26th to play in a tournament till August 30th. The tournament will be scouted by teams in Estonia, Norway, Germany, Switzerland to name a few. The top players who competed in Eurobasket Summer League events this summer who did not get immediate contracts will play on any of the 6 tour/tournament teams we have traveling overseas this summer. There are 12 to 15 players selected for e...
The second Eurobasket Summer League tour/tournament team is taking off for Tallin, Estonia next week, August 26th to play in a tournament till August 30th. The tournament will be scouted by teams in Estonia, Norway, Germany, Switzerland to name a few. The top players who competed in Eurobasket Summer League events this summer who did not get immediate contracts will play on any of the 6 tour/tournament teams we have traveling overseas this summer. There are 12 to 15 players selected for each Eurobasket Select Team and the first team this summer won a tournament in Rome, Italy where almost all the players on that team have signed to play somewhere this season. The next Eurobasket Select Team will play in Lithuania in early October and the next three teams will be going to Australia in January and February. All players on this team are free agents and will sign with a club in Europe on this trip. Also, if anyone is interested in any of the players they may contact our Eurobasket representative Maarten van Gent that we are working with in Estonia to run this tournament as well as helping place the players with teams that we are playing or who are in attendance. Maarten van Gent is a very well known, respected individual in the basketball community throughout Europe and is very heavily involved with everything that involves basketball in the entire country of Estonia.
Again, the Eurobasket Summer League Tournament is right outside Tallin, Estonia in a town called Tamsalu from August 26-30. Games will actually begin August 27th and there will be open to the scouts, agents, team representatives, practices and team scrimmages as well. If you would like a chance to play on any one of the remaining Eurobasket Select Teams then please contact Chris Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.eurobasketsummerleague.com to register for the last event in Chicago next month.
Team France wins Championship of Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta! - Aug 17, 2015
Championship: France 87 - Ireland 83 Team France won the championship of the Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta 87-83 over team Ireland. The game was close throughout, but France just would not relinquish the lead and was undefeated throughout the weekend. France was led in scoring by Anthony Flag who had 21 points and Jay-R Strowbridge (183-PG-88, college: Oregon, agency: IBS) with 18 points. In the loss, Ireland was led by Robert Drieher who had 22 points. Ireland 105 - Engla...
Championship: France 87 - Ireland 83
Team France won the championship of the Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta
87-83 over team Ireland. The game was close throughout, but France just would
not relinquish the lead and was undefeated throughout the weekend. France was
led in scoring by Anthony Flag who had 21 points and
Jay-R Strowbridge (183-PG-88, college:
Oregon, agency: IBS) with 18 points. In the loss, Ireland was led by Robert
Drieher who had 22 points.
Ireland 105 - England 99
Ireland got back to their winning ways and held on
to beat England 105-99. Robert Drieher continued to play well leading the way
for Ireland with 24 pts, 12 rbs and 1 stl. Devin Willis followed with 20 pts, 1
blk. England was led by Delante Joyce who had 36 pts, 10 rbs, 1 asts, 1 stl.
Derek Sanderfer supported him with 25 pts, 5 rbs, 5 asts, 1 stl.
France 97 - Ireland 92
France jumped out all over the Ireland team going up by as much as 30 points in
the first half. Ireland came back and tied the game, but France quickly went
back on top and captured the win 97-92 over Ireland. France was led by
Jay-R Strowbridge with 24 pts, 5 rbs, 7 asts. Ireland was led by Josh
Youngblood with 21 pts, 2 rbs.
France 66 - England 50
France started off the day with a victory over England 66-50. England kept it
close, but France was just too strong as they pulled away and were led by
Jay-R Strowbridge and Nkosi Ali who had 16 pts and 15 pts respectively. In
the loss England was led by Derek Sanderfer and Delante Joyce who had 13 pts
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