Δευτέρα, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

PAOK wins Panionios in Drama friendly tournament final

PAOK won Lukoil Academic and Panionios won hosting team KAOD, so they met in final where PAOK won Panionios with 65-56. Quarters' scores were 20-15, 35-25, 50-44, 65-5.
PAOK had a great team game with 9 players scoring while for Panionios only 6 players scored with McCollum scoring 16 points and Batis 12.

PAOK: Kaselakis 6, Bogris 12, Margaritis 6, Tsochlas 6, Tsairelis 11(1), Charalampidis 9, Dedas 7(1), Liapis , DJ Cooper 4, Payne 5(1), Vučićević. 
Panionios: McCollum 16(1), Duvnjak 6, Athanasoulas 4, Batis 12(1), Saloustros , Milbourne , Michel 9, Stamatis , Spyropoulos, Motsenigos , Langford 9(1), Simtsak , Kavvadas 

PAOK wins Lukoil Academic in friendly game

Lukoil Academic won KAOD with one point in the last minute but PAOK won Lukoil Academic with one point in the last minute with 76-75 and qualified in the final of the friendly tournament in Drama.
Quarters' scores: 27-22, 41-42, 64-64, 76-75
PAOK: Kaselakis 7(1), Bogris 2, Margaritis 4, Tsochlas 12(2), Tsairelis 13, Charalampidis 16(3), Dedas 1, Liapis 2, DJ Cooper 8, Payne 11, Vučićević.
Lukoil Academic: White 13(1), Verginis 4, Tucker 5(1), Minkoff 2, Abramov 14(2), Martinovic 5, Georgiev 9, Acara 9, Lalić 12, Banev 2.

Lukoil Academic wins KAOD in friendly game

KAOD lost the second game at the friendly tournament that the team from Drama hosts. After the defeat from Panionios, KAOD lost from Lukoil Academic with 77-76. Dimitris Verginis scored 7 points.
Quarters' scores: 23-21, 46-34, 64-58, 76-77 

KAOD: Zarras 16(2), Benas 4, Chrisikopoulos 10(1), Polk 10(2), Covic 7(1), Slaftsakis 2, Jones 6, Spyridonidis 4, Vaughn 3, Marković 8(2), Kolovis, Bavcic 6
Lukoil Academic: White 7(1), Grozev , Verginis 7(1), Tucker 9, Kolev , Minkoff 5(1), 
Abramov 7, Martinovic 4, Georgiev 9, Acara 16, Lalić 13.

Panionios wins KAOD in friendly game

Panionios wins KAOD in friendly game with 61-51.
Quarters' scores were 13-25, 23-39, 38-51, 51-61

 KAOD: Zarras 2, Benas , Chrisikopoulos 8, Polk 9, Covic, Slaftsakis 8, Jones 2, Spyridonidis 2, Vaughn 7, Marković 8, Kolovis, Bavcic 2.
 Panionios: McCollum 11, Duvnjak 5, Athanasoulas 7, Batis 6, Saloustros 3, Milbourne 5, Michel 6, Stamatis , Spyropoulos, Motsenigos 8, Langford 6, Simtsak 2, Kavvadas 3.


Aries Trikala wins Aris BC in friendly game

Aries Trikala wins Aris BC in friendly game with 59-57.
Quarters' scores were 13-15, 26-35, 42-48, 59-57.
Aris was leading the score but Granger scored in the last minute and gave his team the victory.

Aries Trikala: Evans 5(1), Peruničić  7(1), Giannakidis 3(1), Petrovic 7(2), Kommatos 3, Deligiannis 8, Granger 17(2), Mutakabbir 7(1), Matalon 2.
Aris BC: Mpohoridis , Pelekanos 5(1), Gikas 13(2), Tsakaleris 3(1), Asimakopoulos 4, Poulianitis 2, Charisis 9, Larentzakis 2, Vezenkov 9(3), Mourtos , Athinaiou 10(1), Mitoglou.

Σάββατο, 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Greek basketball cup second round results

Second round games 
1st day
8. Arkadikos - Panelefsiniakos 69-84
9. Korivos - Kolossos Rodou 63-71
10. OFI Crete - Nea Kifisia 60-80
11. Agia Paraskevi - Ilisiakos 53-90
12. Lavrio - KAOD 87-69
13. Ikaros Chalkidas - Aries Trikala 78-74
14. Psyhiko - Filathlitikos 77-67

2nd day

15. Ilisiakos - Ikaros Chalkidas 97-87
16. Panelefsiniakos - Nea Kifisia 64-67
17. Psyhiko -Apollon Patras 65-75
18. Lavrio - Kolossos Rodou 59-76

3η day
19. Ilisiakos - Apollon Patras 71-65
20. Kolossos Rodou - Nea Kifisia 71-69

Quarterfinals schedule
 
Korivos - Kolossos Rodou 63-71
Quarters' scores 17-14, 34-36, 50-53, 63-71
Korivos: Noeas 14(2), Karidas 14(3), Lymparis 4, Kaklamanos 25(7), Thanopoulos 1, Gioulekas 5(1)
Kolossos Rodou: Papantoniou 2, Ram 3(1), Georgallis 6, Simpson 14(2), Koukoulas 15, Tsamis 9,
Pruitt 6(2), Osbi 16

OFI - Nea Kifisia 60-80
Quarters' scores: 14-25, 35-37, 45-63, 60-80
OFI: , Martzos 9(2), Razis 7, Traianos 5(1), Deligiorgis 7(1), Karagiolidis 5, Tozios 2, Djordjevic 25
Nea Kifisia: Liakopoulos 14(2), Tsaldaris 2, Barlos 2, Crocker 29(1), Kompodietas 3(1), Sioutis 15(5), Petrodimopoulos 11, Woods 4

Agia Paraskevi - Ilisiakos 53-90
Quarters' scores: 10-30, 25-49, 39-69, 53-90
Agia Paraskevi:  Karvounis 2, Karteris 2, Bourdanos 7(1), Vasilopoulos 3(1), Zervos 6(2), Golubović 8, Svarnas 2, Anagnostopoulos 6, Psaropoulos 6(2), Matzioris 10
Ilisiakos: Kafkis 12(1), Antonakis 12, Smith 13(3), Hatzis 9(3), Zoumpos 11(1), Dorkofikis 6(1), Vavatsikos 2, Ioannou 10, Tzougarakis 2, Mbodji 13

Ikaros Chalkidas - Aries Trikala 78-74
Quarters' scores: 14-16, 31-36, 54-58, 78-74
Ikaros Chalkidas: Strnad 16(2), Govens 8(1), Aska 10, Manolopoulos 5, Spanos 2, Okoye 7,
 Borovnjak 7, Sutton 23
Aries Trikala: Evans 20, Peruničić 3(1) , Giannakidis 3(1), Petrovic 2, Kommatos 5(1), Deligiannis 13, Granger 13, Mutakabbir 15(2).

Psyhiko - Filathlitikos 77-67
Quarters' scores: 15-18, 31-36, 62-55, 77-67
Psyhiko: Achis D. 5(1), Moshovitis 5, Kapiniaris 11(1), Papanikolaou 2, Samothrakis 5 (1), Pettas 35(4), Kolokas 10(2), Skouloudis 2, Petroulas 2
Filathlitikos: Prekas 2, Adetokunbo 22(2), Papadionysiou 5(1), Lakkas 11(1), Tzolos 11(2), Halaris 5(1), Kamperidis 3(1), Hilaris 5(1), Diallo 7

Arkadikos - Panelefsiniakos 69-84
Quarters' scores: 18-26, 35-54, 47-71, 69-84
Arkadikos : Karamalegkos 6, Pinis 3(1), Kopsaftis 15(1), Prodromou 20, Popanic12(2),
Giannoulakos 4, Panou 9
Panelefsiniakos : Nikou 2, Papamakarios 14(2), Raley-Ross 2, Dimakos 10(2), Jiones 11, Magounis 4, Faye 19(3), Rekouniotis 1, Melissaratos 3, Turner 18

Kolossos Rodou signed Taylor Smith

Kolossos Rodou signed Taylor Smith. Smith graduated from Stephen F. Austin college and played for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks basketball where he had 16 points in average per game and 9.5 rebounds per game. With almost 70% field goal accuracy and double double in many games Smith is a great player that will help a lot Kolossos Rodou in the Greek Basketball League. 
All these statistics gave Smith the title of Southland Conference Player of the Year for 2013.

Παρασκευή, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Olympiacos wins Beşiktaş in Rixos Cup final

Olympiacos wins Beşiktaş in Rixos Cup final after one extra time. Normal time ended with 78-78 and extra time and final score was 87-86. Dunston who was fouled out 3 minutes before the end and Perperoglou who was charged with an unsportsmanlike foul were the crucial moments that didn't let Olympiacos win this game in normal time. Simmons made the last shot and led the game to extra time, normal time score 78-78 and Matt Lojeski scored the final shot who gave Olympiacos the victory with 87-86.
With this victory Olympiacos finished first and won Rixos Cup 2013.

Aries Trikala signed Patrick Ewing Jr

Aries Trikala signed Patrick Ewing Jr, the son of Patrick Ewing!
The 29 years old American forward, member of the NBA Development League All-Star team in 2011, has played in Spanish ACB Liga with CB Valladolid and in German Bundesliga with Telekom Baskets Bonn. Junior graduated from Georgetown college where he wore the same jersey number (#33) as his father. Then Ewing Jr  was chosen as the 43rd overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings
Ewing has already uploaded Aries Trikala sign at his twitter account pewingjr6 and his instagram account pewingjr6 . Patrick Ewing Jr is member of the Jamaican national basketball team.

Panathinaikos will play in Nicosia and Heraklion for Euroleague

Euroleague Basketball and its Independent Disciplinary Judge have sanctioned Panathinaikos Athens with two closed-door home games in the forthcoming season. The impact of two games without fans for such a big club would be negative for Euroleague so the League came to an agreement with Panathinaikos BC. 
Panathinaikos will host Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (25 October - 2nd match day)  in Nicosia, Cyprus and Lokomotiv Kuban (7th November - 4th match day) in Heraklion, Crete. Both games with fans.

Olympiacos wins Anadolu Efes in friendly game

Olympiacos BC wins Anadolu Efes with 83-78 in friendly game.
  Quarters' scores were 18-31, 32-50, 55-63, 78-83
Sloukas led the game for Euroleague winners and Savanović for Anadolu Efes. 
Vasileiadis scored only 6 points.

Olympiacos BC: Petway 8(2), Law 9(1), Lojeski 2, Dunston 8, Mantzaris 5(1), Christodoulou , Papapetrou 9(1), Simmons 6, Perperoglou 8(2), Sloukas 15(1), Printezis 13
Anadolu Efes S.K.: Planinić 8, Lucas 4, Batuk 2, Barać 6, Erden 10, Savanović 16, Balbay 3, Hopson 16, Kılıçlı, Vasileiadis 6, Osman 7

Olympiacos wins BC Budivelnyk in friendly game

Olympiacos wins BC Budivelnyk in friendly game with 80-72.
Quarters' scores were 18-25, 33-43, 52-63, 80-72. The team from Ukraine was leading the game for more than  three quarters but Olympiacos 4 minutes before the game attacked and won the game with 8 points.

 Olympiacos BC: Petway 10(1), Law 15, Agravanis 1, Dunston 13, Mantzaris 5, Christodoulou 2, Papapetrou 5, Simmons 7, Perperoglou 5, Sloukas 11, Printezis 6.
BC Budivelnyk: Ahearn 12, Gorbenko 13, Strēlnieks 3, Anisimov 13, Tischenko 5, Anikienko 6, Downs 9, Minard 11.





PAOK won Kozuv Gevgelija in friendly game

PAOK won KK Kozuv Gevgelija in friendly game with 71-67.
Quarters' scores were 23-21, 41-28, 65-45, 71-67.
For PAOK Margaritis led the score with 15 points and Mijajlović for KK Kozuv scored 20 points.

PAOK: Kaselakis 8, Bogris 8, Margaritis 15(1), Tsochlas 2, Tsairelis , Charalampidis 8(1), Dedas 7(1), Liapis 3(1), Cooper 10(2), Payne 11(1).
KK Kozuv: Filipovic 4, Sterjov 4, Karadjovski 4(1), Gocevski 11(3), Pekovic 12(3), Defolt 7(1), Mijajlović 20(4)

Ikaros Chalkidas defeated AEK BC in friendly game

Ikaros Chalkidas defeated AEK BC in friendly game with 92-79. It was not a tough game for Ikaros Chalkidas against a team that will play in second division and has been eliminated from the first round of Greek Basketball Cup. Quarters' scores were 22-20, 43-48, 66-66, 92-79. For Ikaros Chalkidas Darrin Govens scored 17 points and Spanos 19 points. For AEK BC Karampoulas, Polytarhou and Gizogiannis scored 12 points each.

Panelefsiniakos signed Antonis Mantzaris

Panelefsiniakos signed Antonis Mantzaris. The 27 years old Greek shooting guard was playing for Peristeri in the previous season and has also played for AEK Athens. With Peristeri Mantzaris had an average of 8.7 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game. Antonis Mantzaris participated in Olympiacos' summer preparation, with his brother Vangelis who plays for Olympiacos, so his condition is good.

Rethymno Aegean signed Gregor Arbet

Rethymno Aegean signed Gregor Arbet. The 30 years old Estonian player was playing for Kavala in the previous season and had an average of 10.7 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Arbet is a member of the Estonian national basketball team. 

Roko Leni Ukić returns in Athens injured

Roko-Leni Ukić returned in Athens after Eurobasket in Slovenia with an injury in Achilles tendon that will leave him out of training for six weeks. That is the second injury of Panathinaikos' player in preparation after Stephan Lasme. Ukić won't play in Greek Basketball League day one against Olympiacos.

Δευτέρα, 23 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Aris lost from Brose Baskets in Dormreiter Cup

Aris lost from the host team Brose Baskets Bamberg, after losing from Banvit.
Wright and Ford led the score for Bamberg and for Aris Vezenkov was led another game with 22 points,
Quarters' scores were 27-26, 40-34, 58-46, 74-61.

Aris BC: Gikas 2, Athinaiou 12(3), Poulianitis , Mourtos 2,  Bochoridis , Pelekanos 4, Charisis 10, Asimakopoulos 6(1), Larentzakis , Tsakaleris 2, Vezenkov 22(2)
Brose Baskets Bamberg: Goldsberry 3(1), Sanders 11(1), Wright 16, Tadda, Neumann 9, Ford 11(2), Jakobsen 3 1), Gavel 9(1), Smith 8, Thiemann 2, Zirbes 2.

Ilisiakos signs Kevin Anderson

Ilisiakos signed Kevin Anderson. The 24 years old American play maker played 9 games with Cantu in Italy in the previous season and has also played for Sam Massagno in Switzerland and for Strasbourg in France. Anderson graduated from Richmond college. Anderson is the second graduate of Richmond that has played in Switzerland and will play in Greece this season, after Darrius Garrett of Nea Kifisia.

Κυριακή, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Apollon Patras defeated Kolossos Rodou in friendly game

Apollon Patras hosted and defeated Kolossos Rodou in friendly game.
Quarters' scores were 23-15, 39-27, 57-42, 77-60.
The newly signed Hill scored 16 points in his first game with Apollon Patras.

Apollon Patras: Niforas 5, Argyropoulos 7(1), Kaperonis 3(1), Hill 16(1), Petrovic 6(2), Molfetas, Lianos 10(2), Hot 8(1), Wilson 13(3), Pelekoudas 6, Oikonomopoulos 3(1).
Kolossos Rodou: Papantoniou 4, Georgalis 4, Stefanidis 5, Simpson 8, Koukoulas 12, Tsamis 5(1), Osbi 22, Matsamas, Danas.

PAOK defeated Olin Edirne

Quarters' scores were 21-14, 42-31, 66-58, 83-85

 PAOK: Kaselakis 6, Bogris 8, Margaritis 2, Tsochlas 10, Tsairelis 12, Charalampidis 19, Dedas 6, Liapis, Cooper 10, Payne 12.

Olin Edirne: Soğancıoğlu, Washington 19(3), Tapoutos 16 (2), Ercan 8, Çinko 31, Atın 3, Francis 5

Aris lost from Banvit in Domreiter Cup

Aris BC after defeat from Lietuvos Rytas, lost from Banvit too with 82-64.
Quarters' scores were 17-25, 31-46, 43-69, 64-82
This was the third victory against Greek teams for Banvit after Ilisiakos, Apollon Patras.
 
Aris BC: Gikas 4, Athinaiou 8(2), Poulianitis 2, Mourtos 2,  Bochoridis 7, Pelekanos 10(1), Charisis 13, Asimakopoulos 3, Larentzakis 3(1), Tsakaleris 2, Vezenkov 10
Banvit: Rowland 7(1), Gordon 17(1), Davis 6, Mejia 10(2), Vrabac , Cantekin 12, Özer 4, Prepelič 6, Veyseloğlu 6, Kurtoğlu 5, Simmons 9(1)

Panionios defeated Rethymno Aegean in friendly game

Panionios BC defeated Rethymno Aegean with 77-72 in friendly game that took place in Artaki.
Quarters' scores were 21-25, 42-42, 63-55, 77-72

 Panionios: McCollum 14, Duvnjak 13(2), Athanasoulas , Batis 7, Carter 5(1), Saloustros 4, Milbourne 7(1), Michel 9, Stamatis , Spyropoulos, Mpilis, Motsenigos , Langford 10(1), Simtsak 8.
Rethymno Aegean (AGOR): Hurtt 14, Kallinikidis , Koumpouras 5, Aggelopoulos 7(1), Pruitt , Antonopoulos, Kalampokis 17(1) , Kanonidis, Sinis , Gabriel 8, Latovic 6(1), Kwame 15(1) , Doulgerakis.

PAOK lost from Trabzonspor in Edirne friendly tournament

After the defeat from Uşak Sportif, PAOK lost from Trabzonspor in Edirne friendly tournament.
 Quarters' scores were  21-18, 45-36, 60-53, 85-79

PAOK: Kaselakis 4, Bogris 6, Margaritis 7, Tsochlas 8(2), Tsairelis 16(1), Charalampidis 10(1), Dedas 5(1), Kottas, Liapis 2, Koniaris, Cooper  6(1), Payne 11(1), Vucicevic 4(1)

Παρασκευή, 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Olympiacos BC defeats Rethymno Aegean in friendly game

Olympiacos BC defeats Rethymno Aegean in friendly game with 89-64.
Quarters' scores were 26-22, 50-38, 68-47, 89-64.
Dunston scored 22 points and collected 9 rebounds, leading Olympiacos in this game.

Olympiacos BC: Petway , Agravanis 15(1), Dunston 22, Mantzaris 3, Christodoulou 1, Papapetrou 14, Ioakimidis 2, Simmons 12, Lojeski , Katsivelis 18(2), Kakiouzis 2, Georgakis.
Rethymno Aegean (AGOR): Hurtt 13, Kallinikidis , Koumpouras 6, Aggelopoulos 5(1), Pruitt 4, Antonopoulos, Kalampokis 6(2), Kanonidis, Sinis 2, Gabriel 9(1), Latovic 2, Kwame 17(1), Doulgerakis.
 

Olympiacos wins Apollon Patras and Patras Cup

Olympiacos doubled its victories and after Montegranaro defeated Apollon Patras too and won Patras Cup friendly tournament. At the final Olympiacos defeated Apollon Patras with 76-59. 
Quarters' scores were 12-16, 29-30, 43-54, 59-76.

PAOK BC lost from Uşak Sportif in Edirne friendly tournament

PAOK BC lost from Uşak Sportif in Edirne friendly tournament. PAOK was ahead in half time with 31-28 but lost in the end with 66-84.

PAOK: Kaselakis 2, Bogris 7, Margaritis 8, Tsochlas 3, Tsairelis 11, Charalampidis 12(1), Dedas  9(3), Kottas, Liapis , Koniaris, Cooper 12(1), Payne 2.
 Uşak Sportif: Warren 21(3), Hacıyev 20(4), Zupan 8, Saruhan 6(2), Yıldırım 8, Holman 15, Sevinç 6(2).

Lietuvos Rytas defeated Aris BC in Domreiter Cup

Lietuvos Rytas defeated Aris BC in Domreiter Cup with 86-76. For Lietuvos the Greek center Andreas Glyniadakis scored 9 points in first half and helped his team to win Aris. For Aris BC Mihalis Pelekanos scored 20 points, Asimakopoulos 15 points and Vezenkov 14 points.

Flevarakis releases Reinke and Maynard from Aries Trikala

Kostas Flevarakis decided to release Will Reinke and Drew Maynard who both were signed from Aries Trikala BC this summer. The coach was not convinced for the skills of the two players after a month with the team so Aries Trikala are now in search of two players.

Πέμπτη, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

PAOK defeated KAOD in second friendly game

PAOK played another friendly game against KAOD, after the first one that PAOK won with 54-48.
This time PAOK won with 79-66 in a more open game. The quarters' scores were 21-21, 45-33, 68-55, 79-66. 

PAOK: Vucicevic 4(1), Kaselakis 13(2), Bogris 8, Margaritis 3(1), Tsochlas 8(1), Tsairelis 11(1), Charalampidis 16 (2), Dedas 6 (2), Kottas, Liapis , Koniaris 2, Cooper, Payne 8.
KAOD: Zarras 7(1), Benas 7, Chrisikopoulos 19(1), Polk 12(1), Covic, Marković 4, Slaftsakis 2, Jones 8(1), Spyridonidis 7(1).

Panionios defeated Apollon Patras in friendly game

Panionios BC defeated Apollon Patras in a friendly game that took plate in Patras. Panionios was leading the score in the whole game that finished with 55-68. Quarters' scores wereb12-20,23-37, 37-57, 55-68.
For Panionios Landon Milbourne was the first scorer with 17 points. Apollon Patras has only won one friendly game until now, the one against Rethymno Aegean for Patras Cup.

Greek police prosecuted the foreign players of Panionios BC

 In another incident of racism the Greek Police arrested four foreign players of Panionios BC.
The four foreign players of Panionios BC, Landon Milbourne, Kevin Langford, Guy-Marc Michel, Uros Duvnjak, were in a car driving in Piraeus street after Greek Basketball League draw. A policeman probably didn't like four foreign people in the same car and made a signal to stop the car. Landon Milbourne was the driver and he didn't realize the policeman was signaling him to stop the car. A riot police group ran after the car and stopped it in the middle of the street. The policemen asked the four men to exit the car and handcuffed all four of them at once. Guy-Marc Michel was afraid so that policemen pushed him into the police car and drove to the police station. No one of the players could speak Greek and no one from the policemen could understand English nor French or so, but even when the Greek basketball player of Kolossos Rodou Christoforos Stefanidis informed the policemen about the players the policemen didn't show any regret and drove the foreign players to the police station. After going to the police station the Greek player who was the only one that policemen could understand explain them who the four foreigners were and the policemen released them after some time.
So even if you are a legal foreigner who plays basketball in Greece, if you don't speak Greek and you are black and tall you may end to the police station in handcuffs for nothing.

Τρίτη, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Olympiacos will host Panathinaikos without fans in Greek Basketball League Premiere

Olympiacos will host Panathinaikos in the first day of the Greek Basketball League OPAP 2013-2014.
Olympiacos carries a penalty from last season finals so the Euroleague champions will host Greek champions without fans.

Greek Basketball League OPAP 2013-2014 day one
KAOD - Aris
Aries Trikala - AE Nea Kifisia
Panelefsiniakos - Panionios
Olympiacos - Panathinaikos
Apollon Patras - Ilisiakos
Rethymno Aegean - Ikaros Chalkidas
PAOK - Kolossos Rodou

Basket League Greece OPAP 2013 draw is today

The draw for the Basket League Greece OPAP 2013-2014 will take place today in Benaki museum at 19:00 (Local time/Athens) and will be presented on ESAKE's site www.esake.gr

Δευτέρα, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Nea Kifisia BC (AENK) roster 2013-2014

Nea Kifisia BC (AENK) roster 2013-2014
(Update with  Odo Adegboye, Michalis Kakiouzis and Brandon Peterson transfers and Diarrus Garrett release)

#4 Saša Vasiljević
#5 Nikos Liakopoulos
#6 Yannis Chatzinikolas
#7 Spyros Diamantopoulos
#8 Tony Crocker
#9 Dimitris Kompodietas
#10 Dimitris Menoudakos
#11 Thodoris Sioutis
#12 Yiannis Psathas
#14 Christos Petrodimopoulos
#15 Tony Woods
#16 Dimitris Tsaldaris
#19 Nikos Barlos
# Odo Adegboye
# Michalis Kakiouzis
# Brandon Peterson

Coach: Vasilis Aggelou

Nea Kifisia smashed Ikaros Chalkidas in friendly game

Nea Kifisia smashed Ikaros Chalkidas with 94-63 in friendly game.  
Quarters' scores were  29-22, 56-35, 72-50, 94-63.
Barlos, Vasiljević, Crocker and Petrodimopoulos finished the score with more than 10 points for Nea Kifisia so Aska with 14 points and Borovnjak with 11 points were not enough for Ikaros Chalkidas.

Nea Kifisia: Vasiljević 11(3), Liakopoulos 8, Barlos 14(3), Crocker 14(2), Petrodimopoulos 12, Tsaldaris 8(2), Kompodietas 5(1), Menoudakos 5(1), Garrett 13, Hatzinikolas 2, Psathas 6.
 Ikaros Chalkidas: Strnad 4, Govens 6, Aska 14, Mpempis 7, Spanos 3(1), Okoye 4, Borovnjak 11, Sutton 4, Vougioukas 2, Mitsialos 3(1), Toliopoulos 2, Persidis 3.

Aris defeated KAOD in friendly game

Aris BC defeated KAOD with 78-72 in friendly game. Quarters' scores were 23-24, 37-47, 51-62, 78-72, so KAOD was leading three quarters before Aris turned the game upside down. 
Vezenkov scored 20 points leading the score for one more game.

Aris BC: Gikas 14(3), Athinaiou 5, Poulianitis 2, Mourtos 5(1),  Bochoridis 6(1), Pelekanos 11(3), Charisis 12, Asimakopouls 3(1), Larentzakis, Tsakaleris, Vezenkov 20(3).

KAOD: Zarras 3(1), Benas 4, Chrisikopoulos, Polk 13(2) , Vaughn 11, Covic 12(1), Marković 11(2), Slaftsakis 2, Jones 8(1), Spyridonidis 3.

Sutor Montegranaro defeated Rethymno Aegean

Sutor Basket Montegranaro defeated Rethymno Aegean BC with 74-91 and finished third in Patras Cup. Hurtt scored 24 points but that wasn't enough since Mayo's 15 points and Collins 24 points gave a clear score for the Italian team.
Quarters' scores were 22-18, 37-32, 49-60, 74-91.

 Rethymno Aegean (AGOR): Hurtt 24(3), Kallinikidis , Koumpouras 4, Aggelopoulos 14(1), Pruitt 9(2), Antonopoulos, Kalampokis 7, Kanonidis, Sinis, Gabriel 5(1), Latovic , Kwame 11(1), Doulgerakis.
Sutor Basket Montegranaro: Vragovic 2, Cinciarini 14(2), Mayo 15(3), Lawers 8, Quaglia , Collins 24(2), Skeen 9, Tessitore 3, Ghiacci, Mazzola 8, Ricci, Sakic

Κυριακή, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Panionios defeated Nea Kifisia in friendly game

Panionios BC defeated Nea Kifisia with 83-77 in friendly game, after one extra time. 
Normal time finished with 73-73 and in extra time Panionios defense was solid with Nea Kifisia scoring only 4 points. Quarters' scores were 13-20, 31-42, 57-55, 73-73 (κ.α.) 77-83.
Liakopoulos scored 18 points and Garrett 13 points for Nea Kifisia.
For Panionios Milbourne scored 22 points and Langford and McCollum  11 points each.

Nea Kifisia: Liakopoulos 18, Barlos 14(1), Crocker 9, Petrodimopoulos 3, Tsaldaris 15(3), Kompodietas, Menoudakos, Sioutis 5, Garrett 13.
Panionios: McCollum 11, Duvnjak 4, Athanasoulas 7(1), Batis 3, Carter 7(1), Saloustros 5(1), Milbourne 22(2), Michel 10, Stamatis 1, Spyropoulos, Mpilis, Motsenigos 2, Langford 11.

PAOK defeated Aries Trikala in friendly game

PAOK BC defeated Aries Trikala in friendly game with 80-70. DJ Cooper and Mark Payne played for the first time with their new team and did a great job. Payne led the score for PAOK with 19 points and DJ Cooper scored 11 points. For Aries Trikala Evans scored 19 points, Will Reinke 13 points and Khalid Mutakabbir 10 points. Quarters' scores were 23-10, 44-32, 63-50, 80-70.
Greek journalists seem to have problems with the spelling of the new Aries Trikala player Khalid Mutakabbir since most news sites refer to him as Mutabakir.  
PAOK BC: Kaselakis 11(1), Bogris 8, Margaritis 8, Payne 19(1), DJ Cooper 11(2), Tsochlas 4(1), Tsairelis 9, Charalampidis 6, Koniaris 4.
Aries Trikala BC: Granger10, Petrovic, Reinke 13, Maynard 1, Giannakidis 10(1), Mutakabbir 10(1), Evans 19, Deligiannis 1, Kommatos 6.

Aris defeated Lukoil Academic in friendly game

Aris BC defeated PBC Lukoil Academic in friendly game with 85-75.
Quarters' scores were 21-18, 40-40, 59-59, 85-75.
Dimitris Verginis who played for Aris BC last season, played for the first time against his previous team and scored 17 points with 2 three points shoots.

Aris BC: Gikas 10(2), Athinaiou 6(1), Poulianitis, Mourtos 4,  Bochoridis 9(1), Pelekanos 17(2), Charisis 11, Asimakopouls 8, Larentzakis, Tsakaleris 10, Vezenkov 10. 
Lukoil Academic: Grozev 5(1), Verginis 17(2), Tucker 9, Kolev 9, Minkoff 3(1), Abramov 12(1), Martinovic 8, A.Georgiev 8(1), Banev 2, Vasiliev, N.Georgiev 2. 

Greek basketball cup first round results

The first round of the Greek Basketball Cup 2013-2014 completed with two surprises, the elimination of AEK BC from Korivos and Iraklis BC from OFI Crete. AEK BC had won the cup 3 times and Iraklis BC has finished second 3 times, both great teams of the previous decade and century but the future is not bright.

First round results
1. Ermis Lagada - Agia Paraskevi 74-75
2. Ikaroi Serron - Psyhiko 64-79
3. Filathlitikos - Pagrati 79-70
4. Arkadikos - Filippos Veroias  76-75
5. Lavrio - Kavala 64-63
6. Iraklis BC - OFI Crete 60-61
7. Korivos - AEK BC 86-80

Second round games
8. Arkadikos - Panelefsiniakos
9. Korivos - Kolossos Rodou
10. OFI Crete - Nea Kifisia
11. Agia Paraskevi - Ilisiakos
12. Lavrio - KAOD
13. Ikaros Chalkidas - Aries Trikala
14. Psyhiko - Filathlitikos

Olympiacos defeated Montegranaro in Patras Cup

Olympiacos BC defeated Sutor Basket Montegranaro with 88-74 in the second game of Patras Cup. For Olympiacos Dunston scored 14 points while Matt Lojeski and Katsivelis both scored 12 points. 

Olympiacos BC: Petway 6, Agravanis 6, Dunston 14, Mantzaris 9, Christodoulou 8, Papapetrou 6, Ioakimidis 3, Simmons 10, Lojeski 12, Katsivelis 12, Kakiouzis 2, Georgakis. 
Sutor Basket Montegranaro: Vragovic 4, Cinciarini 11, Mayo 15, Lawers 8, Quaglia 5, Collins 12, Skeen 13, Tessitore 6, Ghiacci, Mazzola, Ricci, Sakic

In the final Olympiacos will play with Apollon Patras and Sutor Montegranaro with Rethymno Aegean.

Apollon Patras defeated Rethymno in first day of Patras Cup

Apollon Patras defeated Rethymno with 78-70 in first day of Patras Cup.
It was the first victory for Apollon after one defeat from Panathinaikos and one from Panelefsiniakos and a third from Banvit. Quarters' score were 27-15, 38-37, 57-55, 78-70
For another game Bolds was the leading score for Apollon Patras and for Rethymno Pruitt with Latovic.

Apollon Patras: Argyropoulos 2, Nelson 7(1), Wilson 17(4), Lianos 11(2), Petrovic 3(1), Pelekoudas , Trepalovac 7, Bolds 27(1), Kaperonis, Oikonomopoulos 1, Molfetas 3(1), Hot, Niforas.

Rethymno Aegean (AGOR): Hurtt 8, Kallinikidis 5(1), Koumpouras 5, Aggelopoulos 10(2), Pruitt 16(1), Antonopoulos, Kalampokis 6, Kanonidis, Sinis, Gabriel 2, Latovic 13(3), Kwame 5, Doulgerakis.

Παρασκευή, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Πέμπτη, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

KAOD signed Lazeric Jones

KAOD signed Lazeric Jones. The 23 years old American was playing in Israel with Maccabi Rishon LeZion and he is an UCLA graduate. His twitter account is Zeek_Jones11

Panathinaikos BC arrived in China

Panathinaikos BC arrived in China and the team uploaded the arrival in their official Youtube channel.

Apollon Patras will host Patras cup friendly tournament

Apollon Patras will host Patras Cup friendly basketball tournament. Besides Apollon Patras also Olympiacos BC, Rethymno Aegean BC (AGOR) and Sutor Basket Montegranaro will participate in the tournament. 

Patras Cup schedule
Saturday 14/9/13
18:00 Olympiacos BC - Sutor Montegranaro
20.00 Apollon Patras – AGOR Rethymno Aegean BC
 
Sunday 15/9/13
18:00 Small Final (places 3-4)
20:00 Big Final (places 1-2)



 

Rethymno Aegean BC defeated Ikaros Chalkidas in friendly game

Rethymno Aegean BC defeated Ikaros Chalkidas in friendly game. It was the first game for Ikaros in Chalkida after the team changed name and city from Kallithea. Final score was 67-73 and quarters' score were 18-22, 32-37, 52-58, 67-73. For Ikaros Chalkidas Darrin Govens scored 19 points and Ivan Aska 15 points.

Ikaros Chalkidas signed Vassilis Toliopoulos

Ikaros Chalkidas made an investment signing the promising young player Vassilis Toliopoulos. Toliopoulos took part in Olympiacos' preparation but Panionios has agreed with the team from Chalkida. Toliopoulos played his first game in the friendly game against Rethymno. The young player signed a four years contract with the team of Ikaros.

Τετάρτη, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Panelefsiniakos wins Ilisiakos in friendly game

Panelefsiniakos wins second friendly game after Apollon Patras. Panelefsiniakos defeated Ilisiakos with 85-75. Mouhammad Faye in his debut game with Panelefsiniakos scored 14 points. 
Quarters' score were 26-28, 51-41, 67-54, 85-75.

Panelefsiniakos: Papamakarios 20 (4), Arapis 2,  Raley Ross 6, Dimakos 3(1), Jones 9 (1), Magounis 13, Faye 14(1),  Nikou 4, Melissaratos 10, Houhoumis 4.
Ilisiakos: Neal 2, Kafkis 9(2), Antonakis 2, Smith 12(2), Hatzis 2, Zoumpos 3(1), Dorkofikis 6, DJ Stephens 13, Vavatsikos 3, Ioannou, Tzougarakis 6, Fakopoulos 7(1), Mbodj 16.
 
Panelefsiniakos' leader is as expected Papamakarios and for Ilisiakos DJ Stephens and Mbodj.

Panathinaikos trip schedule in China

Thursday 12th September 
Arrive in Guangzhou (广州) then move to Foshan (佛山)
Friday 13th September
11:00 local time. Press conference with Panathinaikos BC team, Foshan (佛山) municipality's representatives and Guangdong (广东) province's representatives. 
12:00 local time. Open to the public training.
19:30 Friendly game Panathinaikos BC (帕纳辛纳克斯篮球队) vs Foshan Longlions (佛山龙狮)
Saturday 14th September
Move to Beijing ( 北京) where Panathinaikos BC Marketing Director Ilias Katsogiannis will meet with executives of China's big companies.
Sunday 15th September
10:30 local time. Panathinaikos BC players will visit International School of Beijing and offer gifts from PAO Shop in order to approach local society.
19:00 local time. Forum where Panathinaikos BC will be presented to official guests from government and sports officials of China. Forum will take place in Tsinghua University. An open to the public training of the team will take place the forum.
Monday 16th September
Panathinaikos BC will visit the The Summer Palace (颐和园).
Last training in China and return to Greece.

Olympiacos BC joins Instagram

Olympiacos BC officially joined Instagram.
The Euroleague champion's account is olympiacosbc_official

Aries Trikala signed Nestoras Kommatos

Aries Trikala BC signed Nestoras Kommatos. The 36 years old forward will help with this experience the team from Trikala. Kommatos has played in Aris, PAOK, AEK, Maroussi, Fortitudo Bologna and Maccabi Tel Aviv in his career and last season he was playing in Greek basketball league with AGOR (Rethymno). With Rethymno AGOR he played 35 games and had an average of 8.4 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game.

KAOD announced Nikola Marković

KAOD announced Nikola Marković from Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) on loan for a year. The 24 years old Serbian forward was playing for Radnički FMP and Vojvodina Srbijagas in the previous season. Nikola played with KAOD in the friendly game against PAOK where he was the leading scorer for his team. His average statistics are 11.8 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Aries Trikala signed Christos Deligiannis

Aries Trikala BC signed Christos Deligiannis. The 29 years old power forward was playing for Panelefsiniakos in the last season where he played 23 games and had an average of 3.4 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game.

Nea Kifisia signed Tony Woods

Nea Kifisia signed rookie Tony Woods. Woods, 23 years old American center, graduated from Oregon Ducks college and he is known for his defensive game. His career was promising before an incident with his girlfriend that led him to plead guilty to assaulting his girlfriend on Labor Day, fracturing her spine.. New season, new continent, new championship and we will see if Woods will revive his career in the newly promoted Nea Kifisia and the Greek Basketball League.

Τρίτη, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Panathinaikos, Panionios, Rethymno, Lukoil Academic friendly tournament

 AGOR (Rethymno) will organize and host Petros Oikonomakis basketball friendly tournament on 4-6 October. Besides Rethymno, Panathinaikos and Panionios will participate from Greece and Lukoil Academic from Bulgaria. Lukoil Academic will replace Aris BC who was to participate in the tournament. The team from Bulgaria recently signed Dimitris Verginis.

Results and dates of the tournament here.

Charis Giannopoulos signs with Bàsquet Manresa

Charis Giannopoulos, 24 years old guard/forward, who played last season for the Greek champions Panathinaikos signed with Bàsquet Manresa who plays in Spanish Liga ACB. Giannopoulos had limited time in the Greek champions and an average of 4.6 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game. Giannopoulos was a member of U18 and U20 Greek national teams.

Κυριακή, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

PAOK defeat KAOD in friendly game

PAOK BC defeat KAOD (Drama) in friendly game with 48-54. PAOK played solid defense in the last quarter when KAOD scored only four points. 
Quarters score 11-17, 25-24, 44-40, 48-54

KAOD: Zarras13, Benas 8, Chrisikopoulos 2, Polk , Vaughn 9, Covic 4, Marković 11, Slaftsakis 1.
PAOK: Vucicevic 2, Kaselakis 9, Bogris 4, Margaritis 8, Tsochlas 7, Tsairelis 5, Charalampidis 9 (1), Dedas 5 (1), Kottas 2, Liapis 3 (1), Koniaris

Aries Trikala BC roster 2013-2014

Aries Trikala BC roster 2013-2014
(update February 2014*)
Giorgos Fountas
Uroš Petrović
Matalon Marios
  Peruničić Stefan
Giannakidis Michalis
Nikolopoulos Ntinos
Georgakis Giorgos
Lekakis Ioannis
Evans Chris 
Steve Panos 
Jessie Sapp

Italy defeats Greece in Eurobasket Slovenia

Greece and Italy were the only two teams of the group without any loss but after Italy defeated Greece with 81-72 now remains the only team with only victories. Marco Belinelli did it all, scored 23 points and collected 7 rebounds. Nikos Zisis tried with 16 points and 4 assists but Greece didn't score in the last 2 minutes. Italy had an almost flawless game with only 4 turnovers while Greece finished the game with 14 turnovers. Now Greece will play against Finland for the second place in the group. 

Panathinaikos wins Apollon Patras in friendly game

Panathinaikos played his first friendly game for this season in OAKA, Athens against Apollon Patras. Panathinaikos won with 74-58. It was a friendly game mainly for preparation so Panathinaikos played with Diamantakos, Apostolidis, Curry, Batiste, Diamantidis, Pappas, Giankovits, Shang, Charalabopoulos, Skordilis and Erebenanzie, Giouzelis from the youth team. For Apollon Patras this was the third defeat in a row in friendly games after Banvit and Panelefsiniakos.For Apollon Patras played Niforas, Argyropoulos, Kaperonis, Nelson, Wilson, Lianos, Oikonomopoulos, Petrovic, Pelekoudas, Molfetas, Trepalovac, Bolds.

Panathinaikos BC to play first friendly game against Apollon Patras in Athens

Panathinaikos BC will play its first friendly game for the season in Athens against Apollon Patras. Lasme and Gist won't participate due to injuries and Fotsis, Bramos, Mavrokefalidis, Maciulis, Ukic as they participate in Eurobasket Slovenia. After this friendly game Panathinaikos will begin preparation for its trip to China on 11-17 September.

Apollon Patras lost in friendly game from Panelefsiniakos

Apollon Patras lost in a second friendly game after Banvit. Panelefsiniakos won with 68-60 and the quarters score were 19-13, 33-31, 42-45, 68-60.

Panelefsiniakos : Papamakarios 14 (1), Arapis 7 (1),  Raley Ross 16 (1), Dimakos 2, Jo11 (1), Magounis 5, Turner 11, Nikou, Melissaratos.
Apollon Patras: Argyropoulos 8, Bolds 12, Nelson 6, Wilson 18(4), Daniel 7, Niforas, Molfetas, Trepalovac 5, Pelekoudas 4, Kaperonis, Petrovic, Lianos.

Banvit defeated Ilisiakos in friendly game

Banvit Basketbol Kulübü defeated Ilisiakos BC with 74-54 in a friendly game hosted in Athens. This was the second victory of Banvit in friendly games in Greece after Apollon Patras. Quarters score were 17-22, 25-45, 37-61, 54-74. Banvit's coach Dimitris Itoudis seems to have used different players than game with Apollon Patras, with Rowland and Mejia to score less and Gordon and Davis to lead the game.

Ilisiakos: Neal 4, Kafkis 8, Antonakis, Smith 6, Hatzis 7, Zoumpos, Dorkofikis 8, DJ Stephens 12, Vavatsikos, Ioannou 2, Tzougarakis 6, Fakopoulos 1.
Banvit: Rowland 4, Gordon 21, Davis 13, Mejia 8, Vrabac 2, Cantekin 4, Özer 5, Prepelič 6, Veyseloğlu 2, Kurtoğlu 4, Simmons 2.

Greece in Eurobasket Slovenia: better in 3 points than free throws

After 3 games in Eurobasket Slovenia 2013 the national team of Greece has some very interesting statistics.
Greece leads the total field goal percentage of the tournament with 56,6% accuracy, being second behind France in two points field goal percentage with 60,7% and first in three points field goal percentage with 46,8%. But while Greece is the most accurate team in field goals and three points field goals in free throws is the 22nd country, third from the end, with a bad 60,3% accuracy. In assists Greece is 5th with 16,0 assists per game which is close to the average 15,7 turnovers Greece makes per game.

Greece defeated Turkey in Eurobasket Slovenia

Greece defeated Turkey in Eurobasket Slovenia with a larger score than the statistics were forecasting. Greece won with 61-84 without her leader Vassilis Spanoulis. Turkey improved her bad percentages in free throws and two point shoots but Greece had a great percentage 66,7% in 3 points shooting and reduced the turnovers to just 12 and 21 assists during the game. Türkoglu had an awful nigh with 0% in field shoots, 0/5 2 points shots and 0/4 3 points shots and only scored 2 free throws out of 4. Greece had another wonderful team rotation game with only Kavvadas and Printezis to finish without scoring but Yannis Bourousis finished the game with 21 points and 80% accuracy in field goals. Andrea Trinchieri coached the team smooth without Vassilis Spanoulis and now he has to lead the team against his home country Italy, the other team of the group with only victories.

Σάββατο, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Eurobasket Slovenia: Greece vs Turkey pre-match stats and analysis

Greece plays against Turkey in a death match where Turkey can be eliminated from Eurobasket Slovenia 2013. In first two games Greece has two victories and Turkey two defeats. Greece scored 79,5 points in average while Turkey only 65,0 points. Greece allows her opponents to score 61,0 points in average, almost the scoring average of Turkey, while Turkey allows opponents to score 75,5,  close to scoring of Greece. By scores only the most possible result seems 77-63 for Greece but the lack of Spanoulis and the rivalry of the two teams may lower the score. A weakness of the Greek team in the first two games is free throws percentage with a low of 62,0% which can be crucial in the forthcoming games. But even 62% free throws percentage seems high for Turkey which has the lowest percentage in the tournament with 55,8%. Greece is also bad in turnovers with average 17,5 turnovers per game while Turkey makes lower turnovers with an average of 12,0 per game. The lack of Spanoulis though won't alter much the style of play for the Greek national team since their opponents make 25,5 fouls per game which is the highest number in the tournament. This high number of won fouls is result of Trinchieri's rotating system which makes full use of the bench depth of Greece. To sum up, Greece has a leading position before the game but we expect Turkey to higher its shooting percentages at this game. Greece will depend on its rotating system to wear Turkey with fouls and in such a crucial game poor free throws percentages won't help the weaker Turkey. If percentages and averages play basketball then Greece will win Turkey with 5-10 points and a score about 77-63.

Nea Kifisia signed Dimitris Kompodietas

Nea Kifisia (AENK) signed Dimitris Kompodietas. The 28 years old Greek guard was playing last season for Peristeri and during the summer he participated in Panathinaikos' preparation. Kompodietas had an average 6.1 points per game in 26 games with Peristeri.

Aris signed Kostas Mitoglou

Aris BC signed a private agreement with Kostas Mitoglou for 5 years. The 17 years old promising forward has signed a private contract which by the Greek law is not committing for the player since it is not official but the players will is to play in Aris. Mitoglou is member of the Greek U18 national team and participated in the previous European Championship U18.

Lazaros Papadopoulos to become a coach

Lazaros Papadopoulos announced that this year he wants to try out coaching. First he said that he needs to learn coaching and improve his knowledge but he does not know if he will be an active athlete too.

Ikaros Chalkidas BC roster 2013-2014


Gagaloudis Ioannis
Romel Beck
Persidis Nikolaos
Sutton Dominique 
Spanos Alexandros
Strnad Nejc
Papanikolopoulos Nikos 
Mpempis Vangelis
Vougioukas Alex
Govens Darrin
Manolopoulos Sotiris
 Aska Ivan
Coach:

Παρασκευή, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Banvit wins Apollon Patras in friendly game

Banvit Basketbol Kulübü defeated Apollon Patras with 70-92. It was the first friendly game that Apollon gave in Patras for this season with about 600 people attendance. Apollon Patras starting five were Argyropoulos, Bolds, Molfetas, Trepalovac, Danniel. First quarter ended with Banvit leading the score by 22-31, halftime found Banvit leading with 35-52, third quarter with 54-67 and final score was 70-92. Sammy Mejia had a good game and E.J. Rowling an amazing halftime buzzer beater. For Apollon Trepalovac and Nelson were good in their first game with their new team.
Apollon Patras: Argyropoulos 3, Nelson 6, Wilson 16(4), Lianos 2, Petrovic 3(1), Pelekoudas 2, Daniel 10, Trepalovac 10, Bolds 18(1).
Banvit: Rowland 13(2), Gordon 2, Edge 6, Mejia 23, Vrabac 6, Cantekin 5, Özer 8, Prepelič 13, Veyseloğlu 6, Kurtoğlu 6.

Apollon Patras BC roster 2013-2014

Apollon Patras BC roster 2013-2014
(Update with Joseph Taylor dismiss and Ronald Ross addition)

#4 Hill Paul Junior
#5 Argyropoulos Nikos
#6 Kaperonis Panagiotis
#9 Wilson Jeremiah
 #10 Lianos Ioannis
 #11 Oikonomopoulos Andreas
#12 Petrovic Stergiou Vladimir
#13 Pelekoudas Andreas
#14 Molfetas Ioannis
#15 Niforas Vassilis
#16 Zafeiris Thanasis
#17 Trepalovac Alen
#19 Bolds Demarius
# Ronald Ross

 Coach: Vetoulas Nikos

Basket League Greece OPAP 2013-14 draw on 17th September

The draw of the Basket League Greece OPAP 2013-14 will take place on 17th September at Benaki museum. On the same event of the draw the ESAKE will honor best players and teams of the previous season. The new season will start on Saturday 12th October.

Πέμπτη, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Greece wins Russia in Eurobasket Slovenia second day

Greece wins Russia with 80-71 in Eurobasket Slovenia second day. Greece was leading the score even with 22 points but 5 minutes before the end Shved started scoring and reduced the difference at 8 points with a 18-4 run. Greece had Spanoulis, Perperoglou, Papanikolaou, Mavrokefalidis and Kaimakoglou with over 10 points. For Russia Shved led the score with 17 points and Karasev the rebounds with 7 collected. Both teams had a bad day at 3 points shooting with about 33% accuracy. Vassilis Spanoulis suffered a light injury and didn't played in the last quarter. Greece finished the game with 27 bench points proving that his biggest advantage is the complete roster. Last time Greece defeated Russia in official game was in 2005 Eurobasket when Greece won Russia with 66-61 and since then Russia won in 2007 Eurobasket with 61-53, in 2009 Eurobasket with 68-65, 2010 Wold Basketball Championship with 73-69 and in 2011 Eurobasket with 83-67.
22/09/2005 Ρωσία-Ελλάδα 61-66 ΕΥΡΩΜΠΑΣΚΕΤ200
22/09/2005 Ρωσία-Ελλάδα 61-66 ΕΥΡΩΜΠΑΣΚΕΤ

Ilisiakos BC to host Banvit for friendly game

Ilisiakos BC will host Banvit Basketbol Kulübü for its first friendly game this season this Saturday 7th September. The coach of Ilisiakos Dimitris Liogas has invited all fans to attend the game and see the new players like DJ Stephens in action. This will be the second friendly game for Banvit in Greece after Friday's friendly game in Patras against Apollon Patras.

Apollon Patras signed Amin Hot

Apollon Patras signed Amin Hot. The 21 years old Bosnian guard had only played in the Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2012-2013 Hot has been named season MVP with Vogošća. With Vogošća Hot played 22 games and had an average of 17.3 points per game and 7.1 assists per game finishing first in assists in the league. Before Vogošća Hot had played two seasons with Bosna. Hot will sign a 4 years contract with Apollon Patras.

Τετάρτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Apollon Patras to host friendly game with Banvit BK

Apollon Patras will host Banvit Basketbol Kulübü for a friendly game in Patras on Friday 6th September.
Banvit has a Greek coach this season, Dimitris Itoudis, former assistant coach in Panathinaikos. It will be the first home friendly game for Apollon Patras this season.

Greece wins Sweden in Eurobasket Slovenia first day

Greece wins Sweden with 79-51 in Eurobasket Slovenia first day. For Greece all twelve players scored which shows the type of basketball that Greece prefers. Spanoulis scored 12 points and Mavrokefalidis gained 9 rebounds for Greece while for Sweden Taylor scored 16 points and Kjellbom gained 5 rebounds.Sweden finished the game with 36% shot accuracy and Greece with 57.4% shooting accuracy.

PAOK signed Mark Payne

PAOK signed Mark Christopher Payne. The 25 years old American forward will continue his career in Greece after a good season with Panionios BC. Payne played 35 games with Panionios and had an average of 14.6 points per game. Payne had previously played in Spain with Unicaja, Clinicas Rincon and Tourapp F. CBG and he graduated from Californa Davis college. His twitter account is Mpayne11

Τρίτη, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Nea Kifisia BC signed Nikos Barlos

Nea Kifisia BC signed Nikos Barlos. The newly promoted team signed a very experienced player since the 34 years old forward has played for seven years with Apollon Patras, two years with Olympiacos BC and then AEK BC,  Aris BC and Brescia in Italy's second division.

Panionios BC signed Kevin Langford

Panionios BC signed Kevin Langford. The 28 years old American center played last season for Kolossos Rodou and had an average of 9 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game.

PAOK will participate in Edirne international friendly tournament

PAOK BC will participate in Edirne international friendly tournament. Besides the host team Olin Edirne Basket and PAOK BC also Uşak Sportif and Trabzonspor Basketball will participate in the tournament. The link between Edirne and PAOK is Christos Tapoutos. The Greek player of Edirne was a former player of PAOK and Aris BC. The tournament will take place in Edirne on 20, 21 and 22 September 2013.

Δευτέρα, 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Panathinaikos BC joins Youku

After joining Weibo and Tencent Weibo Panathinaikos BC (帕纳辛纳克斯篮球队) joins Youku (优酷). The official channel of Greek champions is http://i.youku.com/PanathinaikosBC . 
Youku is the second largest video hosting service video site in the world after YouTube.

Apollon Patras signed Alen Trepalovac

Apollon Patras signed Alen Trepalovac for 1+1 year. The center from Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina was training with the team for a week in order to convince the couch Vetoulas. In the previous season Trepalovac played 18 games in Croatia with Darda and had an average of 12.8 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game.

PAOK lost from KK Partizan in Gevgelija tournament

PAOK lost from KK Partizan in Gevgelija tournament with 71-76. For PAOK BC Kostas Charalampidis scored 14 points and Apollon Tsochlas 11 points. For KK Partizan Milosavljević scored 28 points and Vesterman 18 points.Partizan lost one game and won two games in the tournament.

Κυριακή, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Partizan will play today with PAOK in Gevgelija tournament

KK Partizan has already played two games in Gevgelija tournament. At first game Partizan lost from MZT Skopje with 90-81 and at the second game Partizan won Kožuf Gevgelija with 88-65.
On Sunday evening Partizan will play against PAOK BC, a Greek Serbian game which will be the biggest event of the tournament as PAOK fans Gate 4 have very good relationship with Partizan's Grobari.