Game 1: Mexico City 52 Dubai 49 This was a very competitive contest featuring two quality teams for the first game of the day. However Mexico City was too strong in the end and squeaked out a 52-49 win. This game went down to the final minutes as both teams wanted the win; however one team could only grab the victory. Brandon Obrien (198-F) had an outstanding game scoring 26 points and grabbing 2 rebounds. Gregory Plummer (193-G-83, college: Eckerd) had a nice floor game as he chipped in 13 points for the winning team. Kenny LaGuerre (205-F/C-85) had a solid performance for Dubai as he led his team with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Marcus Smallwood (198-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: N.Illinois) helped out the cause contributing 9 points and 6 rebounds and 2 assists
Game 2: Okinawa 54 Buenos Aires 52 Okinawas balanced attack and professional play separated them from Buenos Aires late in the game and they never looked back. Griffen Warren (178-PG-86) was very solid as he scored 13 pts and 2 rbs and 2 assists for the winners. Raason Young (198-F, college: Montana St. - Billin) chipped in 10 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast for the winners in support. Andre Bailey led Buenos Aires with 11 pts, 7 rbs and 3 asts in defeat.
Game 3: Tokyo 67 Dubai 60 This game was very competitive and came down to the final minutes as Tokyo was able to hold off Dubai and keep the victory 67-60. Tokyo had a balanced attack as three men scored 17 pts each and they were Lamont Houston (170-PG-86, college: Warner), Morris Smith (193-G-87, college: UTSA) and Yan Moukoury (201-F-88). and 5 rebs. Richard Thomas led Dubai with 19 pts, while Kenny LaGuerre added 17 pts and 9 rbs.
Game 4: Mexico City 76 Buenos Aires 70 This game was a track meet as Mexico City again displayed poise and a balanced attack to take the victory 76-70. Brandon Obrien led all scorers with 25 pts while Gregory Plummer added 21 pts in the victory. Buenos Aires has very much talent, but have not put it all together yet. However, Daniel Bryant shined with 17 pts while Vernard Posey chipped in 8 pts and 8 asts for the losing team.
Game 5: Okinawa 80 Tokyo 72 This game was a close contest and the game went back and forth however, Okinawa was able to pull out the victory with a 80-72 score over Tokyo. Again, Okinawa displayed a balanced attack as they were led by Jeremy Lewis with 20 pts, while Terrance Hill had 19 pts and Raason Young chipped in 17 pts. Tokyo had a balanced attack as well, but it was not enough as big man Yan Moukoury led the losing team with 23 pts.
Game 6: Dubai 76 Buenos Aires 50 Dubai shaked off the early morning losses and got a much needed victory 62-52. Dubai really had a balanced attack in the victory being led by JejuJejuan Plair wth 14 pts, Richard Thomas had 13 pts and followed by Marcus Smallwood with 12 pts. On the other side for the losing team only one player really stood out for them as Calvin Jenkins had 16 pts.
Game 7: Mexico City 71 Tokyo 65 This game was a very competitive game that saw two very good teams and an unbeaten Mexico City team stay unbeaten with a 71-65 victory. Down the stretch Mexico City put it together and was too much for Tokyo down the stretch. Mexico City was led by Brandon Obrien with 27 points and was virtually unstoppable. The veteran, Gregory Plummer chipped in 13 pts. Morris Smith had 26 pts and 5 rbs for Tokyo in the close loss for his team.
Game 8: Dubai 76 Okinawa 63 This game was not a very close contest as the game got out of hand early and Dubai held onto the victory even though Okinawa made several attempts to get back in the game. Dubai was able to pull out the victory with a 76-63 score over Okinawa for their second victory of the day. Jejaun Plair had 17 pts and led Dubai. On the losing side for Okinawa, Griffen Warren had 20 pts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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