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Top former ESL players currently in pro basketball based on last week's performance - Jun 12, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Eurobasket Summer League players, who play currently pro basketball.


Sammy Monroe
Sammy Monroe
   #1. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry, currently plays in Mexico) led Mineros de Cananea to a victory over the second-ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (23-9) 107-96 in the Mexican CIBACOPA in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Monroe recorded 39 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists in 38 minutes. Mineros de Cananea (14-18) is placed seventh in the CIBACOPA. Monroe is currently second on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Monroe averages: 25.2ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg in the 32 games he played so far. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. In 2010 Monroe went to the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Geneva.

Emmanuel Little
Emmanuel Little
   #2. Emmanuel Little (196-F-85, college: N.Dakota, currently plays in Mexico) led Rayos de Hermosillo to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (13-19) 74-66 in the Mexican CIBACOPA last Tuesday. He was the best player in that game. Little recorded 26 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds. Rayos de Hermosillo (26-6) is placed first in the CIBACOPA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Little has relatively good stats this season: 12.9ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.0apg. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Five years ago Little took part in the ESL camp in Chicago playing for London.

Akeem Wright
Akeem Wright
   #3. Akeem Wright (200-F/G-84, college: Kansas St., currently plays in New Zealand) led Otago OceanaGold Nuggets to a 2-point victory over the fifth-ranked Hub Jets (6-5) 95-93 in the New Zealand NBL on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Wright had a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 35 minutes. Otago OceanaGold Nuggets (10-1) are placed first in the NBL. Wright is the league's top scorer with 21.8ppg. This year his other stats are: 8.2rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg in the 11 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. Four years ago Wright played at the ESL camp in New York playing for Team Kiev.

Dwight Thorne
Dwight Thorne
   #4. Dwight Thorne (190-PG-88, college: Colorado, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1 could not help KK Zadar (11-3) to beat Cibona (12-2). Thorne scored 8 points. The third-placed KK Zadar was badly defeated 101-83 on the road by the leading Cibona in the Places 1-8 group. Thorne's overall stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg. Thorne is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2012 he attended the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Kiev.

Justin Griffin
Justin Griffin
   #5. Justin Griffin (194-G/F-83, college: Hawaii-Hilo, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican CIBACOPA could not help one of league's weakest teams Fuerza Guinda Nogales (15-17) in their last game. Despite Griffin's very good performance Fuerza Guinda Nogales lost 81-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Tijuana Zonkeys. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Griffin also added 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 36 minutes. It was Fuerza Guinda Nogales' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Griffin has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg in the 11 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

Garrius Holloman
Garrius Holloman
   #6. Garrius Holloman (198-F-89, college: Beth.-Cookman, currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in an Advice First Waikato Pistons' victory against one of league's weakest teams James Blond Super City Rangers (1-9) 94-80 in the New Zealand NBL on Sunday night. He scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Holloman's third season in pro basketball. Advice First Waikato Pistons (1-10) closes the standings in the NBL. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of ten consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Holloman has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.8apg and 2.0spg. Holloman attended last year the Eurobasket Summer League camp in Las Vegas.

Nicholas Covington
Nicholas Covington
   #7. Nicholas Covington (188-G-85, college: Oklahoma City, currently plays in Colombia), who plays in the Colombian DPB could not help Bucaros (12-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Bucaros (#2) was edged 85-82 on the road by the leading Bambuqueros in the Places 1-6 group. Covington scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. It was Bucaros' first loss after six consecutive victories. Covington has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.9spg in the 12 games he played so far. Worth to mention Covington played also for Team Munich at the ESL in Salt Lake City in 2008.
  




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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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