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ESL Indianapolis - Day 2, Afternoon Games - Jun 27, 2012
Game 4: Amsterdam 68 Madrid 52
Amsterdam overwhelmed Madrid 68-52 in a contest they controlled from the beginning.
Keith Radcliff (186-G-86, college: Indianapolis) the sharp shooting guard was dynamic as he scored 17pts and 3 assists for the winners.
Jordan Moss (193-PG-90) and Fidelis Anoka (185-PG-83) chipped in 11 pts each as both guys played well in the first day of the event. G.W. Boone, a power forward was very solid with 12 pts and 5rbs for the winning team
Dominic Moore (208-F-88) added 10 points and 7 rebounds for Amsterdam.
Jimmy Payton (193-G) scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds for Madrid. Aiding Jimmy were Alan Muteba with 11 pts and 5 rebounds.
Keith Radcliff, 17 pts, 1 reb and 3 assists, Jordan Moss, 11 pts, 4 rebs, Antonio Burch (182-G), 7 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assists, Dominic Moore, 10 pts, 7 rebs, 1 assist, Fidelis Anoka, 11pts, 2 rebs, 4 assists, Wesley Boone, 12 pts, 5 rebs.
Gary Dysart (180-PG-92), 6 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assists, David Lawson (186-PG-88), 5 pts, 3 rebs, 1 assist, Wesley Smith (191-G-88), 4 pts, 2 rebounds, Jimmy Payton, 14 pts, 4 rebs, Ryan Williams, 6 pts, 1 reb, 1 assist, Alan Muteba, 11 pts, 5 rebs, Stuart Neville (203-F-90), 6 pts, 4 rebs.
Game 5: Paris 71 Athens 69
This game ended up in a dog fight to the bitter end with Paris winning this contest 71-69 over Athens.
The game got very interesting towards the end of the contest with Paris barely hung on to the close victory.
The very talented sharp shooting wing Tommy Freeman (195-F-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Ohio) from Ohio University played well as he torched up Athens for 15pts, 2rbs and 2ast.
Chase Groves (178-G-87), the young, athletic point guard played well adding 14 points and 2 rebounds.
Bobby Fong (190-G) played extremely well on both ends of the court for the Paris team and added 10 points and 3 rebounds.
The talented athletic big man Daniel Rose (208-C-83, college: Cedarville) led Athens with 19 points and 3 rebounds in the contest for Athens.
Brandon Byars (197-F/G-87, college: Ohio Christian) added 13 pts and 3 rebs as well for Athens.
Tommy Freeman, 15 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assists, Edlanzo Rowell, 7 pts, 4 rebs, William Walker (201-F-87, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Bethel, IN), 8 pts, 5 rebs, 1ast, Tyree Glass, 9 pts, 6 rebs, 1 ast, Chase Groves, 14 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast, Corey Shontz (185-PG-89), 8 pts, 2 rebs, Bobby Fong, 10 pts, 3 rebs.
Brandon Armstrong (185-G-90), 8 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, Nicholas Neal, 8 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts, Devin Williams (193-G-87, college: Indianapolis), 2 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, Joe Kelley (193-G-89), 10 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ast, Brock Morrison (193-F/G-90), 9 pts, 4 rebs, Daniel Rose, 19 points, 3 rebs, Brandon Byars, 13 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast.
Game 6: Rome 75 Berlin 36
This game became a situation where Rome was just too hot and left Berlin the dust.
This game really was never a contest as Zach Coverstone (206-F, college: Ind.Wesleyan) dominated underneath for 18 pts and 10 rebs.
Also, it was another great performance by Antonio Ballard (193-G/F) as he performed dunk after dunk with his big time hustle leading the way with 19 pts and 4 rebs. Adding to the cause for Rome Cordell Hall with 13 pts and 3 assists.
Berlin was led by Bo Ingram with 11 points and 3 rebounds. George White (192-G-87, college: Indiana SE) supported in the cause with 8 pts.
Johonne Hamilton (185-G-88), 4 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts, Cordell Hall, 13 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts, Antonio Ballard, 19 pts, 4 rebs, Terrell Williams, 5 pts, Zach Coverstone, 18 pts, 10 rebs
Cor-J Cox (195-F/G), 4 pts, 5 rebs, 1 ast, Gabe Hobbs (196-F-87, college: Reinhardt), 6 pts, 4 rebs, George White, 8 pts, 1 reb, Bo Ingram (195-SF-90) 11 pts, 3 rebs, Jason Smeathers, 7 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast.
Game 7: Amsterdam 64 Paris 61
This was a very competitive contest featuring two quality teams.
However Amsterdam was too strong in the end and squeaked out an 64-61 win.
This game went down to the final minutes as both teams battled like the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers of 15 years ago. Keith Radcliff had an outstanding game scoring 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Keith would be a great addition to any team and we see him as a great pro a Germany player right now.
Jordan Moss contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds and G.W. Boon had 7 points and 5 rebounds.
William Walker, the NAIA All American who has been playing in Sweden had 17 points and 5 rebounds with his cerebral play. He is highly skilled and has a quality all around game.
Edlonzo Rowell (188-G-85) played well and scored 17 points and 2 rebounds in the contest in the loss.
Antonio Burch, 9 pts, 2 rebs, 1 ast, Jordon Moss, 12 points, 5 rebs, Fidelis Anoka, 4 pts, 2 rebs, Dominic Moore, 9 pts, 3 rebs, G.W. Boon, 7 pts, 5 rebs, Keith Radcliff, 24 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assists
William Walker, 17 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, Tyree Glass, 7 pts, 6 rebs, Tommy Freeman, 7 pts, 7 rebs, Edlonzo Rowell, 17 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts, Bobby Fong, 2 pts, 2 rebs, Corey Shontz, 5 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, Chase Groves, 6 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts.
Game 8: Madrid 79 Berlin 77
Again, here was another very competitive contest featuring two quality teams who fought to the end.
However, Madrid was too strong in the end and squeaked out an 79-77 win.
David Lawson and Alan Muteba had outstanding games scoring 22 points a piece. Ryan Williams added 16 points and 6 rebounds and the big man Stuart Neville added 12 points and 9 rebounds. Bo Ingram led all scorers in the losing effort with a tremendous effort of 35 points and 5 rebounds. Cor-J Cox added 16 points 3 rebounds and 6 assists.
David Lawson, 22 pts, 2 rebs, 1 asts, Jimmy Payton, 7 pts, 6 rebs, 3 asts, Ryan Williams, 16 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts, Alan Muteba, 22 pts, 4 rebs, Stuart Neville, 12 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts.
Cor-J Cox, 16 pts, 3 rebs, 6 asts, Gabe Hobbs, 4 pts, 3 rebs, George White, 12 pts, 3 rebs, Terrell Reid, 6 pts, 5 rebs, Bo Ingram 35 pts, 5 rebs, 1 ast, Jason Smeathers, 4 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts.
Game 9: Rome 74 - Athens 71
Games have been strong all day as this ESL has been very talented and teams have been put together to have parity and strength for competitive games. Rome squeaked out a win with 74-71 edge.
This game went down to the final minutes as Athens was forced to foul, but could not catch up with Rome.
Again, Antonio Ballard could not be stopped as he had 23 pts, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Zach Coverstone contributed a big man performance with 15 points and 8 rebounds.
Brandon Armstrong led Athens with 18 points with 3 rebounds. Brandon Byars supported him with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Daniel Rose added 14 points and 3 rebounds.
Antonio Ballard, 23 pts, 10 rebs, 4 asts, Zach Coverstone, 15 pts, 8 rebs, 2 asts, Terrell Williams, 4 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast, Johonne Hamilton, 10 pts, 3 rebs, 9 asts, Antoine Watson, injury replacement, 20 pts, 3 rebs.
Brandon Armstrong, 18 pts, 3 rebs, Brock Morrison, 3 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asts, Brandon Byars, 15 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, Devin Williams, 8 pts, 1 reb, 2 asts, Joe Kelley, 6 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, Daniel Rose, 14 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, Nicholas Neal, 7 pts, 1 ast.
Top former ESL players currently in pro basketball based on last week's performance - May 20, 2013
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Eurobasket Summer League players, who play currently pro basketball. Robert Holcomb Faye (185-G-84), 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.
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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 is coming to Fuenlabrada, Spain! - Mar 11, 2013
This June Fuenlabrada, Madrid, will host the Eurobasket Summer League, which is aiming to be the most important men's summer basketball league of this type in Europe. Here in Fuenlabrada, semi-pro and professional players from different leagues in all countries, players can showcase their skills in front of scouts, managers and fans eager to discover new basketball values to be incorporated to their teams
This June Fuenlabrada, Madrid, will host the Eurobasket Summer League, which is aiming to be the most important men's summer basketball league of this type in Europe. Here in Fuenlabrada, semi-pro and professional players from different leagues in all countries, players can showcase their skills in front of scouts, managers and fans eager to discover new basketball values to be incorporated to their teams. The Eurobasket Summer League has gained the reputation as being the top summer league showcase in the U.S. for professional basketball players and now is back in Europe. Eurobasket is very proud to have agreed to terms with one of the most successful organizations in Spain and that being Fuenlabrada. There is no question that Fuenlabrada was selected for their pro basketball tradition, their professionalism of the club, the league in which they play and last but not least, the city of Fuenlabrada, Madrid is the perfect sports city.
This summer league will consist not only of competition games, but also includes specific training sessions, skills tests and interviews. All activities in which the players will participate will give each and every participant the option to make a leap in their career in front of managers and scouts from different professional leagues.
This tournament will be held be held from June 24th to 29th. More info on: http://www.eurobasketsummerleague.com/
Jason Conley leads LrNMKY to victory with an amazing 46 points and 9 rebounds! - Nov 16, 2012
Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) lead's LrNMKY to victory last night over Kouvot with 8-point victory 112-104. This night was an especially great night for the American guard Jason Conley (196-81, college: Missouri, agency: Warren Sports International) who led his team to a victory scoring 46 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Matthew Gibson helped adding 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Chris Hester (192-79, college: E
Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) lead's LrNMKY to victory last night over Kouvot with 8-point victory 112-104. This night was an especially great night for the American guard Jason Conley (196-81, college: Missouri, agency: Warren Sports International) who led his team to a victory scoring 46 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Matthew Gibson helped adding 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Chris Hester (192-79, college: E.Washington) responded with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). LrNMKY moved-up to fifth place, which they share with KTP. Kouvot at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest. Jason attended Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas this summer where he won the Championship with Union Monaco and was voted Co-MVP!
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