The third day of the Las Vegas Eurobasket Summer League continued to be exciting as the players played with enthusiasm even though the heat inside and outside the gym was unbearable. In fact, it was so hot outside that the air conditioning in most buildings throughout Las Vegas were finding it hard to keep things cool inside. However, the players battled and played hard throughout the day and this led to a very exciting championship game where Monaco held off a very strong Siena team, 60-54.
Game 9: Manchester 70 - Moscow 58 The first game of the third day saw Manchester take down Moscow 70-58 with a solid all-around team effort. Manchester was lead by Jack Houpt (201-F-90, college: W.Illinois) with 16 points. Andre DeForimonte chipped in 15 points and Jason Dawson (183-PG-88, college: Mt.Vernon Naz.) had 12 points. Manchester was able to control the pace of the game form start to finish, while Moscow struggled from the field. Moscow was lead by Jeremy Williams (185-G-91, college: New Haven) and his 23 points. Jay Bowdy has 11 points.
Game 10: Monaco 61 - Lugano 52 Starting out on a 24-9 run to begin the game, Monaco never looked back, taking down Lugano 61-52 and staying undefeated to earn the #1 seed in the tournament. Scott VanderMeer (213-C-86, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Ill.-Chicago) led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while teammat Chris Simpson had 13 points and 11 rebounds. It was the first time two teammates posted double-doubles in the same game. Will Harris (198-F-86, college: Albany) had 19 points and eight rebounds for Lugano, flashing a steady inside and outside game. Presano Bell (200-C-90, college: S.Carolina St.) also had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Game 12: Zurich 85 - Cantu 83 The 12th game of the Eurobasket Summer League was perhaps the most exciting of the entire session. The lead changed multiple times throughout up until the last moments of the game. Eventually, Zurich was able to barely pull out the victory 85-83 over Cantu lead by 18 points from both Ray Mitchell and Pete Brown (198-F-87, college: NC-Greensboro). Six guys scored in double figures for Zurich, including Lawrence Tyson (188-G-88, college: CS San Bernar.) who had 16 points. Orren Tims (196-F-89, college: NW Oklahoma St.) had 19 points and six rebounds for Cantu, while Kyle Harvey (195-F-91, college: Williams Baptist) continued his impressive play with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Game 13: Siena 79 - Venice 72 The first game of the playoffs saw the two and three seeds face each other in a rematch from Game 11. It was physical battle throughout and, once again Stefan Welsh lead the way for Siena with his 26 points. Dane Rawlings also had 17 points ad five rebounds, playing great defense in helping to slow Venice low post threat Tim Parham, who still managed 13 points and seven rebounds.. Chris Teasley was the high scorer for Benice with 15 points.
Game 14: Manchester 89 - Zurich 58 The second quarterfinal game was a route form start to finish, as Manchester shot the lights out and locked down a defense. It was only an 11-point game going into the fourth quarter and Manchester exploded for 32 points, holding Zurich to only 12. Jason Dawson was the best player on the court, by far, completing controlling the pace. He nearly had a triple double, finishing with 16 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds, and a very impressive five steals. Teammate and fellow points guard Jimmy Langhurst (180-PG-88, college: Robert Morris) also recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jack Houpt hit four threes, finishing with 14 points. JaVon McGee (198-F-91, agency: Stanley International, college: Pittsburg St.) had 15 points for Zurich, while Bennett Shaw added 12.
Game 15: Siena 95 - Manchester 71 With the chance to go to the championship game on the line, Siena was not going to be denied. Playing their third game of the day, they showed a lot of heart in defeating Manchester 95-71 to advance. Manchester, playing their second straight game was out of gas. Stefan Welsh was, once again, the star for Siena, scoring 28 points; while Dane Rawlings had 16 points and Mohamad Esseghir had a ridiculous 17 rebounds. Jason Dawson and Jack Houpt who scored 22 and 18 points, respectively, again led Manchester.
Championship Game: Monaco 60 - Siena 54 For the second straight Vegas Summer League session, the championship game was a great back and forth game. The top seeded team Monaco, coached by Chris Fellos, was able to escape with a 60-54 victory over Siena, who came up just short of winning a remarkable four games in one day. Monaco was led by the star of the tournament throughout, Scott VanderMeer, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds, recording a double-double in every game. He also blocked six shots and was a mathup problem in every game. Garland Judkins (193-G-89, college: Texas A&M-CC) was the leading scorer with 19 points for Monaco and Erik Buggs (180-PG-90, agency: Worldwide Career Management, college: Valparaiso) had 10 points, pressuring Stefan Welsh throughout, holding him to 19 points on 6-22 shooting. Welsh still almost willed his team to victory, but he just didnt have enough left. Dane Rawlings recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Siena.
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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