Game 1: England 80 Russia 72 Engalnd and Russia started off in the first game of the day with a back and forth battle that had twelve lead changes. England was lead in scoring by Brad Haugabrook with 19 points and followed up by Stanely Honorat with 12 points and Steven Baker with 11 points. Russia was lead by Zachary Payton with 25 points.
Game 2: Ireland 70 Greece 55 In Game 2 Ireland came out and put a beating on a lackluster Greece. Andre Cornelius and Chris McHenry lead the charge for Ireland with each scoring 14 points. Greeces top scorers were Jeremy Bynum 13 points and Sam Tuab 11 points and 3 rebounds.
Game 3: Russia 92 Greece 90 In game 3 Russia and Greece had a dog fight that ended with Russias Richard England (16 points) hitting the game winning shot as time expired to give Russia the 2 point victory. Russia was also lead Dwayne Harmason 16 points and Geoff Gaylor 13 points. In an honorable effort Richard Lewis 21 points and Jeremy Bynum 18 points lead Greece. Also, Antonio Hester had 12 points and ripped down 8 rebounds.
Game 4: Game 4 featured Ireland placing a beat down on a tough Germany team 85 to 67. Damier Pitts had 17 points to lead Ireland to the victory. Ricahrd Francis followed him closely with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Chris McHenry chipped in 16 points. Germanys top game players were Senario Hillman 15 points, Jeff Webb 11 points and Brandon Sims 11 points.
Game 5: Game 5 featured a high scoring affair with Germany winning the battle. Germany was lead by Brandon Sims 17 points and R.J. Jarrett 13 points. In a losing effort Greece was lead by Jeremy Bynums hot hand with 20 points 4 rebounds and Sam Tuabs 15 points and 5 rebounds.
Game 6: Ireland came out and won a tight game against Italy in another close game on Court 2. This game featured two of the better shooters in the Atlanta ESL with Irelands Damier Pitts 26 points shooting it out vs. Italys Tim Giles 16 points. However, down the stretch Pitts got some extra help from his teammate Richard Francis 15 points and 3 rebounds to pull out the victory. Italys other top scores in the losing effort was Sam Goodman 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and Donald Vaughns 13 points, 4 rebounds.
Ireland 68 Italy 62 Ireland-68: Marcus Travis, 8 pts, 3 rbs, 2 ast, Richard Francis, 15 pts, 3 rbs, Damier Pitts, 26 pts, Brandon Long, 3 pts, 1 rb, Andre Cornelius, 8 pts, 2 ast, Marquette Knight, 3 pts, Chris McHenry, 2 rbs, 3 ast, Al Muetba, 3 pts. Adam Waldo, 2 pts, 1 rb. Italy-62: Sam Goodman, 14 pts, 5 rbs, 2 ast, Lontrell Jackson, 3 pts, 3 rbs, 1 ast, Brandon Hickson, 8 pts, 2 rbs, 3 ast, Donald Vaughn, 13 pts, 4 rbs, Eric Chwillinski, 4 pts, 1 rb, Tim Giles, 16 pts, 5 rbs, Emmanuel Williams, 2 pts, 1 rb, Wayne Turner, 1 ast, Neil Edwards, 2 pts, 4 rbs, 1 ast.
Game 7: Game 7 on Court 2 today featured an upset of France by Germany. France came out hot and built a fifteen-point lead by shooting 85% from the floor in the first twelve minutes of the first half. Germany battled back with their version of hot shooting from the field and tied the game up and built a seven-point lead going into half time. The second half featured a back and forth battle that had 15 different lead changes. In the final seconds of the game France had a chance to win it, but Moses Edun was unable to convert a lay-up. Germany was lead by Senario Hillmans 13 points and followed by Kenneth Willis with 12 points. France was lead in scoring by Joel Smiths 13 points 3 rebounds and Mike Dabneys 12 points and 5 rebounds in the losing effort.
Game 8: England 89 Italy 82 In the final game on Court 2 today England came out and took an early lead on some top notch shooting from Steve Baker who led his team with 26 points. He was followed by teammate Stanely Honorat with 14 points. Italy made a run in the second and tied the game three different times. However, in the last five minutes of the game Baker scored 13 of his 26 points to help secure the lead and victory for England. Italy was led by Neil Edwards 15 points and Donald Vaughns 14 points in a losing effort.
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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