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Las Vegas ESL, second day official games, court 2! - Jul 18, 2012
Game 1: Dublin 71 Kiev 54
This game started out to be a close one but, Team Dublin pulled way to win by 17. With NBA scouts on hand, it was as if the Kiev team fell asleep as Dublin jumped on them around the 8 minute mark in the second half and never let up. Dublin won the match easily with a 71-54 victory. Dublin was led by Daniyal Faquir (193-G/F-83) who had a great game and was clearly the best player on the floor, with 14 pts and 4 rbs. Miles Taylor added 13 pts for the winners. In defeat, Troy Cotton scored 9 points. Cotton is a solid player, however today he was slow to show his skills and Dublin just overpowered his team.
Dublin-71-Daniyal Faquir 14 pts, 4 rbs, 2ast, Robbie Jackson (213-C-85, college: UMBC) 12 pts, 7rbs, Tiwan Walker (183-G-78) 3 pts, 1 rb, Justin Allen (193-G/F-90) 12 pts, 3 rbs, 4 ast, Alain Muteba (193-G-87, college: Edinboro) 6 pts, 6rbs, 2 ast, Bradford Burke 5 pts, 2 ast, Keenan Barlow 3 pts, 5 rbs, 1 ast, Miles Taylor 13 pts 4 rbs, Leon Sutton 3 pts, 7 rbs, 6 ast.
Kiev-54-Garrius Holloman (198-F) 5 pts, 1 ast, Dwight Thorne (190-G-88, college: Colorado) 1 rb, Bobby Lee 4pts, 3rbs, 3ast, Troy Cotton 9 pts, 1 rb, 1 ast, Travis Gabbidon (201-F, college: UTSA) 8 pts, 13 rbs, 1 ast, Jordan Hamilton (198-F-90) 12 pts, 5 rbs, 2 ast, Kevin Smith 4 pts, 2 rbs, Shaun Gunnell 6 pts, 5 rbs. Farnold Degand (193-G-88) 6 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast.
Game 2: Monaco 82 Moscow 66
Monaco balanced attack and fast play separated them from Moscow early and they never looked back. Ryan Anderson (193-G-87, college: Nebraska) had 16 pts for the winners and Leneal Harris added 10 pts for the winners. On the losing side for Moscow, Alex Zampier was the only player who contributed much as he had 26 pts, 5 rbs and 1 assist.
Monaco 82- Brian Wanamaker (190-G-89, college: Texas Wesleyan) 9 pts, 4 rbs, 2 ast, Leneal Harris 10 pts, 2 rbs, 1 ast, Theron Laudermill (200-F, college: CS San Bernar.) 9 pts, 4 rbs, 2 ast, Jason Conley 26 pts, 9 rbs, 1 ast, Ryan Anderson 16 pts 7 rbs, 3 ast, Marquis Navarre (180-G) 4 pts, 3 rbs, Vaudreuil John (203-F/C-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minn.-Duluth) 9 pts 4 rbs, 2 ast.
Moscow 66- Lavell Payne 6 pts, 3 rbs, 2 ast,, Victor Benjamin 6 pts 3 rbs, 2 ast, Devin Ginty (188-G-89, agency: SDJ Sports, college: San Diego) 6 pts, 4 rbs, 4 ast,, Taylor Riggs 8 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast, Alex Zampier 26 pts, 5 rbs, 1 ast, G.W. Boon (193-SG-89, college: Bucknell) (186-G) 13 pts, 6 rbs, 2 ast. Alex Raj 3 pts, 6rbs.
Game 3: Helsinki 54 Istanbul 51
This game was one of the more competitive games of the day and came down to the final minutes as Helsinki was able to fend off Istanbul and keep the victory 54-51. Helsinki had a balanced attack in the victory and was led by T.J. Riley (186-G-90) with his 15 pts, 8 rebs and Rich Francis (196-G/F-83, college: Tarleton St.) with 7 pts and 6 rebs. Antoine Watson had 25 pts for Istanbul in the defeat.
Helsinki 54- Johnmark Ludwig 5 pts, 7rbs, Rich Francis 7 pts, 6rbs, 2ast, Devin Andrews 2 rbs 1 ast, D.J. Ferguson 4 pts 3 rbs, 2 ast, Deyquan Nesbit (183-G) 4 pts, 1 rb, Demetrius Ward 7 pts, 1 rb, T.J. Riley 15 pts, 8 rebs, 1 ast, Marc Robinson (198-F-90) 5 pts, 8 rbs, 3 ast. Jeremy Allen 6pts 3 rbs.
Istanbul 51- Lance Fuertado 1 pts, 4 rbs, 4 ast, Jeff Barksdale 2 pts, 2 rbs, 1 ast, Darius Gant 2 pts, 3rbs, 2 ast, Dejuan Flower 9 pts 3 rbs, Cordarell Person 5 pts 1 rb, Antoine Watson 25 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast, Mychal Henderson 5pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast, Brandon Armstrong 1 pts, 3 rbs, 4 ast.
Game 4: Moscow 85 Dublin 62
With several scouts and coaches from the world professional basketball ranks on hand, Moscow jumped on Dublin early and never let up, to coast on to win by 23 points. Moscow had 5 players score in double figures lead by Alex Raj with 20 pts and followed by Alex Zampier with 16 pts, Devin Ginty 15pts and Lavell Payne with 14 pts. In a losing effort Dublin was lead by Alain Muteba with 12 pts, 9 rebs and Robbie Jackson 12 pts and 10 rebs.
Moscow 85-Lavell Payne 14 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast, Victor Benjamin 5 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast, Devin Ginty 15 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast, Taylor Riggs 2pts, 1 rb, 2 ast Alex Zampier 16 pts, 1 rb, 5 ast, Wesley Boone 13 pts, 6 rbs, 3 ast. Alex Raj 20 pts, 4 rbs.
Dublin 62-Daniyal Faquir 8 pts 3 rbs, Robbie Jackson 12 pts, 10 rbs, 1 ast, Tiwan Walker 1 rb, Justin Allen 4 pts, 1 rb, 2 ast, Alain Muteba 12 pts, 9 rbs, 1 ast, Bradford Burke 5 pts, 2 rbs, 3 ast, Keenan Barlow 4 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast, Miles Taylor 6 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast. Leon Sutton 10 pts, 6 rbs.
Game 5: Istanbul 68 Kiev 60
The UNLV Rec Center was filled with spectators and the players did not disappoint as they battled hard to the end after a grueling. Both teams were chosen on their ability and rightfully paired up to make this game as competitive as possible and the two teams did not disappoint. This game came down to the final minutes as Istanbul came away with the victory over Kiev, 68-60. Brandon Armstrong was the lone standout player for the balanced attack of Istanbul as he led all scorers with 22 points. On the losing side of Kiev they had a very balance scoring attack as well with Garrius Holloman and Bobby Lee led them with 11 pts each.
Kiev 60-Garrius Holloman 11 pts, 4 rbs, 2 ast , Dwight Thorne 2 ast, Bobby Lee 11 pts, 2 rbs, Troy Cotton 10 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast, Travis Gabbidon 7 pts, 3 rbs, Jordan Hamilton 5 pts 5 rbs, Kevin Smith 4 pts, 6 rbs, Shaun Gunnell 2 pts, 4 rbs,. Farnold Degand 10 pts, 2 ast.
Istanbul 68-Lance Fuertado 6 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast, Jeff Barksdale 3pts 2 rbs, Darius Gant 4 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast, Dejuan Flower 8 pts, 7 rbs, Cordarell Person 2 pts, 3 rbs, Antoine Watson 7 pts, 1 rb, 2 ast,, Mychal Henderson 16 pts, 8 rbs, 2 ast, Brandon Armstrong 22 pts, 4 rbs.
Game 6: Monaco 66 Helsinki 57
This game was a defensive battle from the start as both teams struggled to score in the first half. In the second half Monaco pulled away with 10-2 run around the 8 minute mark in the second half to come away with the victory. Monaco was lead by Jason Conley with 18 points and 8 rebounds. He was followed by teammates Brian Wanamaker 13 pts 5 rebounds and Marquis Navarre with points. In a losing effort Helsinki was lead by Jeremy Allen with 17 points and T.J. Riley with 12 points respectively.
Monaco 66-Brian Wanamaker 13 pts, 5 rbs, 2 ast, Leneal Harris 3 pts, 1 rb, 2 ast, Theron Laudermill 9 pts, 4 rbs, 3 ast, Jason Conley 18 pts, 8 rbs, 3 ast, Ryan Anderson 6 pts, 5 rbs, 1 ast, Marquis Navarre 10 pts, 1 rb, Vaudreuil John 7 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast.
Helsinki 57-Rich Francis 4 pts, 3 rbs, 4 ast, Devin Andrews 6 pts, 5 rbs, D.J. Ferguson 6 pts, 1 rb, 2 ast, Deyquan Nesbit 1 pt, 1 ast, Demetrius Ward 2 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast, T.J. Riley 12 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast, Marc Robinson 4 pts, 5 rbs, 1 ast. Jeremy Allen 17 pts 1 rb, Johnmark Ludwig 5pt, 1 rb.
Game 7: Istanbul 83 Dublin 70
Istanbul finally decided to play to their full potential and came out fast and determined vs. Dublin and dropped 83 points in a game that featured a lot of great plays by both teams. Istanbul was lead in scoring by Lance Fuertado 21 points, Mychal Henderson 13 points and 9 rebounds, Antoine Watson also chipped in 13 points. Dublin was lead in scoring by Bradford Burke 14 points and Alain Muteba with 12 points.
Istanbul 83-Lance Fuertado 21 pts, 2 rbs, Jeff Barksdale 6 pts 1 rb, Darius Gant 7 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast, Dejuan Flower 11 pts 3 rbs, Cordarell Person 2 pts, 3 rbs, 2 ast, Antoine Watson 13 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast. Mychal Henderson 13 pts, 9 rbs, 3 ast, Brandon Armstrong 10 pts, 5 ast.
Dublin 70-Daniyal Faquir 3 pts, 3 rbs, 3 ast, Robbie Jackson 6 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast, Tiwan Walker 2 pts, 2 rbs, Justin Allen 7 pts, 4 rbs, Alain Muteba 12 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast, Bradford Burke 14 pts, 3 rbs, Keenan Barlow 8 pts, 4 rbs, Miles Taylor 10 pts, 4 rbs, 3 ast., Leon Sutton 8 pts, 3 rbs, 7 ast.
Game 8: Helsinki 67 Moscow 62
In one of the closer games of the day on Court 2, Helsinki walked away with a hard fought victory over Moscow 67-62. Free throws and solid defensive rebounding were major factors in deciding the outcome. Jeremy Allen was the top player for Helsinki with 14 points. Moscow in a losing effort was lead by Wesley Boones 19 points and Lavell Paynes 18 points and 4 rebounds.
Helsinki 67-Rich Francis 8 pts, 7 rbs, 1 ast Devin Andrews 11 pts, 5 rbs, 1ast, D.J. Ferguson 7pts, 6 ast, Deyquan Nesbit 2 pts, 1 rb, Demetrius Ward 6 pts, 4 rbs, T.J. Riley 2 rbs, Marc Robinson 13 pts, 7 rbs, 2 ast. Jeremy Allen 14 pts, Johnmark Ludwig 6 pts, 1 rb, 2 ast.
Moscow 62- Lavell Payne 18 pts 4 rbs, Victor Benjamin 4 pts, 1 rb, Devin Ginty 9 pts, 2 rbs, 4 ast, Taylor Riggs 3 pts 1 rb, 3 ast Alex Zampier 9 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast, Wesley Boone 19 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast.
Game 9: Monaco 96 Kiev 69
In the final game of the day on Court 2, Monaco came out and put a 27 point beating on a much uninspired Kiev team. Monaco had a balanced attacked with Jason Conley having 33 points 8 rebounds and Ryan Anderson chipping in 19 points 11 rebounds, along with Vaudreuil John 16pts Theron Laundrmills 10 points 9 rebounds.
Kiev was lead in scoring by Travis Gabbidons 18 points, Farnold Degands 15 points and Kevin Smiths 13 points 5 rebounds.
Monaco-96, Brian Wanamaker 5 pts, 1 rb, 4 ast, Leneal Harris 7 pts, 1 rb, 4 ast, Theron Laudermill 10 pts, 9 rbs, 4 ast, Jason Conley 33 pts, 8 rbs, 1 ast, Ryan Anderson 19 pts, 11 rbs, 4 ast, Marquis Navarre 6 pts, 2 ast, Vaudreuil John 16 pts, 3 rbs, 4 ast.
Kiev-69, Garrius Holloman 9 pts, Dwight Thorne 1 pt 5 ast, Bobby Lee 5 pts, Troy Cotton 4 pts, 5 rbs, 3 ast, Travis Gabbidon 18 pts, 4 rbs, 4 ast, Jordan Hamilton 2 pts, 1 rb, Kevin Smith 13 pts, 5 rbs, Shaun Gunnell 2 pts, 2 rbs, 2 ast. Farnold Degand 15pts, 1 rbs, 1 ast.
Top former ESL players currently in pro basketball based on last week's performance - May 22, 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 and also on the list of most steals (fifth place).
He has very reliable stats this year: 12.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 7.2apg and 1.9spg in the 46 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 (22-5) 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. 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 in Wednesday night's game.
He scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
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 list of best rebounders.
His overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg and 7.6rpg.
He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2011 Cavars attended the ESL camp in Cologne, Germany playing for Team Belgrade.
#5. Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86, college: Niagara, currently plays in Israel) was the major contributor in an Ironi Nes-Ziona's victory against the closely-ranked Hod Hasharon (18-8) 125-119 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Tuesday.
He had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 12 rebounds. Benn also added 3 assists and 4 steals in 58 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Ironi Nes-Ziona (22-4) is placed first in the National League.
Benn is ranked third on the list of the most steals in the league with 2.7spg.
This year he also averages: 18.2ppg, 9.2rpg and 4.1apg in the 35 games he played so far.
Benn played in 2010at the Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas for Team Zurich.
#6. Jermaine Barnes (194-G/F-82, college: Point, GA, currently plays in UBA) led GIE Maile Matrix to a victory over the Georgia Spartans (12-9) 94-86 in the UBA on Saturday night.
He was the best player in that game. Barnes recorded 35 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
The GIE Maile Matrix has a solid 14-7 record this season.
His team will play only one more game in the UBA Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Barnes is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (second place).
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Barnes averages: 27.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 7.0apg and 2.2spg.
Barnes attended two years ago the Eurobasket Summer League camp in Houston.
#7. 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 (9-16) in their last game. Despite Harris' very good performance Pioneros Los Mochis lost 83-95 on the road to the second-ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas.
He was the second best scorer with 22 points. Harris also added 7 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 26 minutes.
This year Harris has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.3apg and 1.3spg in the six games he played so far.
Worth to mention he played also for Team Munich at the ESL in Salt Lake City in 2008.
#8. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican CIBACOPA could not help Mineros de Cananea (11-16) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Monroe's very good performance Mineros de Cananea was badly defeated 105-88 on the road by the leading Rayos de Hermosillo.
He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Monroe also added 5 rebounds, passed 5 assists and added 2 blocks.
Monroe is currently second on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place).
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Monroe averages: 24.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.7apg, 1.1bpg and 1.5spg.
He played three years ago at the ESL in Las Vegas for Team Geneva.
#9. Akeem Scott (186-PG-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Venezuela), who plays in the Venezuelan LPB could not help one of league's weakest teams Guaiqueries (19-32) in their last game. Despite Scott's very good performance Guaiqueries was badly defeated 105-87 on the road by the higher-ranked (#7) Trotamundos.
He was the top scorer with 18 points. Scott also added made 4 passes and 4 steals in 25 minutes.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Scott has reliable stats this year: 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.4apg and 3.6spg in the five games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
He attended in 2011 the ESL camp in Las Vegas.
#10. Dwight Thorne (190-PG-88, college: Colorado, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to a 1-point KK Zadar's victory against the fourth-ranked Jolly (7-7) 77-76 in the Croatian A1 in Tuesday night's game.
He scored 8 points.
KK Zadar (11-3) is placed third 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 overall stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.4apg.
Worth to mention Thorne 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!
Robert Holcomb Faye is last week best Eurobasket Summer League player, who plays abroad (Photo: basketballleague.nl)
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