Indios SF downed Titanes in Game Three 88-78 taking 3-0 lead in the series. Ollie Bailey (201-F-85, college: Oklahoma City) was a key player in victory with 27 points and 5 rebounds. Edner Elisma (205-F/C-75, college: Georgia Tech) and Reggie Charles (201-F-81) helped their team with 13 points each, while Robert Glenn (201-F/C-89, college: IUPUI) added with 12 pts. In defeat, Gerardo Suero (193-G-89, college: Albany) was better than the others with 20 points and Jose Lloreda (201-F/C-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: LSU) scored 16 points. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) stopped to 13 pts in this loss. Indios celebrated 99-83 win in Game One and 81-74 victory in the second meeting. In the other Semis, Caneros handed 88-83 loss to Metros in Game Three. It means that Caneros came to 1-2 in the series. Two teams will meet again tomorrow. The format is best-of-seven.
Obras Basket signs Andre Barrett, ex Indios SFM - 19 hours ago
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Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) signed experienced 35-year old American point guard Andre Barrett (180-82, college: Seton Hall). He played last summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. But in three games he had just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg. The last season Barrett played at Toros in Venezuelan LPB where in 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.1apg (top 3) and 1.0spg. Great season as he was named to Latinbasket.com Venez... [read more]
Obras Basket Buenos Aires (LigaA) signed experienced 35-year old American point guard Andre Barrett (180-82, college: Seton Hall). He played last summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic, but left. But in three games he had just 1.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg. The last season Barrett played at Toros in Venezuelan LPB where in 40 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.1apg (top 3) and 1.0spg. Great season as he was named to Latinbasket.com Venezuelan LPB All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. In 2005 (a year after he left the college) Barrett was drafted by Florida Flame (D-League) as #1 pick overall. The former Seton Hall University staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball. He won Spanish ACB championship title in 2009. Barrett was a member of USA international program for some years. He was called to USA Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for University National Team in 2001. Barrett is quite experienced player. He has played in four different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Barrett has played previously professionally in France (Chorale de Roanne), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, LA Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce, Salt Lake City Stars, Austin Spurs, Northern Arizona Suns and Maine Red Claws) and Spain (FC Barcelona). It's very possible he may end his playing career at Obras Basket. Barrett could be described:
Oustanding dribbler and a good passer with either hand, super quick on threes release. The first thing you see is that he is very small, but he is good. He plays beyond his years with his ability to see the floor and think the game, while his speed and quickness are second to none. He pushes the ball up the floor and he just makes everyone better and happy.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Great floor general. Excellent court vision and passing skills. Great ball handling skills as well. Pure point guard that knows what it takes to get his teammates involved. Barrett has also become a good scorer in college. Good leadership skills and basketball instincts. Good quickness and overall speed. Good 3 pt shooter. Has had a great solid career at Seton Hall.
Negatives: You hate to see great players like Barrett not get a chance to play in the NBA. Really skilled point but NBA players are still not sold on him because of his height. That is his biggest detriment. Otherwise everything else about Barrett is what everybody desires in a point guard.
Trevor Ariza selected the top Dominican playing abroad in last week's games - 4 days ago
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Dominican Republic players, who play currently abroad. James Feldeine (193-G-88) was the major contributor in Panathinaikos' victory against the 11th-ranked Brose Baskets in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Dominican Republic players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international forward Trevor Ariza (203-85, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA). Ariza was the major contributor in a Houston Rockets' victory against the Orlando Magic (21-36) crushing them 128-104 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game.
He scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists.
The Houston Rockets have a solid 40-17 record this season.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
Ariza has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 11.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 71.8%.
Ariza has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American.
He played for the Dominican Republic senior national team twelve years ago.
Strangely Ariza has never played in Dominican Republic.
#2. Second place goes to an experienced former international swingman Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul, currently plays in Turkey). He contributed to Tofas' victory against the closely-ranked Demir IBB (6-12) 73-69 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game.
Mejia scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Tofas Bursa (8-10) is placed tenth in the BSL.
Mejia has relatively good stats this season: 14.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.9apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 61.1%(55-90), 3FGP: 42.7% and FT: 75.5%.
He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American.
Mejia played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2005.
Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.
#3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Jose Cabrera (206-84, currently plays in Spain). Cabrera could not help Mataro (4-12) to beat Calvia (12-4). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones.
Cabrera recorded only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
The 13th-placed Mataro (4-12) was defeated 66-59 on the road by the leading Calvia in the Group C-A.
Cabrera's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 7.2rpg, 2FGP: 41.9%.
He played for the Dominican Republic national team eleven years ago.
#4. Forward Gregorio Adon (198-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Marin in their game against Barca II (4-19) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division).
Adon scored 7 points in only 11 minutes.
Marin was badly defeated 92-74 in Barcelona by the league outsider (#18) Barca II.
This year Adon's overall stats are: 4.5ppg and 3.3rpg in 19 games he played so far.
He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team
back in 2007.
#5. Former U17 international guard Yohansy Minaya (185-91, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked La Fecha (6-10) crushing them 85-57 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night.
Minaya recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada (9-7) is placed seventh in Group A-B.
They ended the series of three consecutive loses.
This season Minaya has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg.
He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team
ten years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Dominican Republic passport but never been selected to any of Dominican Republic national teams:
#1.James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Euroleague) was the major contributor in Panathinaikos' victory against the 11th-ranked Brose Baskets (8-14) 81-72 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game.
He recorded 16 points and added 3 passes in 24 minutes.
Panathinaikos Athens (13-9) is placed fifth in group A.
This year Feldeine averages: 7.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.5apg in 22 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American.
Strangely Feldeine has never played in Dominican Republic.
#2.Karl-Anthony Towns (213-F/C-95, college: Kentucky, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-35) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-35) were badly defeated 122-106 on the road by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Towns was the top scorer with 36 points. He also added 8 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!).
Towns has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 23.7ppg, 11.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5bpg.
Towns is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American.
Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.
#3.Eloy Vargas (211-C-88, agency: Duran International, college: Kentucky, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help GECR Indalo (15-17) in their last game. Despite Vargas' very good performance the fifth-placed GECR Indalo (15-17) was edged 79-77 at home by the leading San Lorenzo in the Sur group.
He was the top scorer with 19 points. Vargas also added 6 rebounds in 34 minutes.
It's Vargas' first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg and 6.5rpg in eight games.
#4.Edgar Sosa (190-PG-88, college: Louisville, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Juvecaserta (9-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Juvecaserta lost 64-77 in Pistoia to the higher-ranked (#8) The Flexx PT.
Sosa was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes.
Sosa has very impressive stats this year: 19.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 6.3apg and 1.2spg in 18 games.
He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities.
Sosa used to play for Leones de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic league.
#5.Jonathan Rodriguez (196-F-87, agency: DTMones, college: Campbell, currently plays in Liga Americas) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Academia (0-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Academia was defeated 89-75 on their home court in Montana by the one of league's weakest teams Cocodrilos (#15).
Rodriguez was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 7 rebounds and dished 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line).
The Regular Season already ended in the Liga Americas.
Rodriguez has relatively good stats this season: 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 3.0apg.
He also holds two passports: Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic.
#6.Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) led Boston Celtics to a victory against the Utah Jazz 112-104 in the NBA in Saturday night's game.
Horford scored 16 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 34 minutes.
Horford has very impressive stats this year: 14.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6bpg in 42 games.
#7.Ronald Ramon (183-G-86, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Brazil) contributed to Flamengo's victory against the ninth-ranked Mogi 96-87 in the Brazilian NBB last Tuesday.
He scored 9 points and added 6 passes.
Ramon's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg.
He holds both American and Dominican Republic passports.
Apparently Ramon has never played in Dominican Republic.
#8. Experienced Eulis Baez (201-F-82, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in EuroCup) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada crushing them 100-76 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night.
He scored 7 points in 21 minutes.
This year Baez's overall stats are: 7.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.8apg in 13 games.
#9.Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St., currently plays in Mexico) couldn't help Abejas (10-26) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Abejas was defeated 93-86 in Zacatecas by the higher-ranked Barreteros (#6).
Guzman was the top scorer with 27 points. He also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists.
This season Guzman has very high stats. He averages: 23.6ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.4apg.
#10.O'Darien Bassett (189-G-86, college: Troy, currently plays in South Korea) contributed to a 3-point Goyang Orions' victory against the closely-ranked Dongbu Promy 82-79 in the South Korean KBL last Saturday.
Bassett recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 28 minutes.
Bassett has relatively good stats this year: 14.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.9apg in 39 games.
He holds both American and Dominican Republic passports.
Bassett used to play for Huracanes del Atlantico in Dominican Republic league.
2017 Copa Mitchell Cup Top Performance 2/4/2017 American Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the opening round for Copa Mitchell Cup league's leader GIE Maile Matrix and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Game award for round 1. The 33-year old forward had a monster game of 33 points and eight rebounds, while his team outclassed Plaza with 6-point margin 80-74. This puts the Matrix... [read more]
2017 Copa Mitchell Cup Top Performance 2/4/2017
American Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the opening round for Copa Mitchell Cup league's leader GIE Maile Matrix and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Game award for round 1.
The 33-year old forward had a monster game of 33 points and eight rebounds, while his team outclassed Plaza with 6-point margin 80-74. This puts the Matrix in great position for a 3-peeat. The GIE Maile Matrix have won the last three Copa Mitchell Cup championships. Barnes just recently return to action after a career ending injury in 2014. He will lead the Matrix against Puevo Neuvo tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Barnes finished the game with 33 points (11-20fg), 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the win over Plaza.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American guard Tony Omotayo (196-G/F-85, college: Ft.Valley St.) of the Atlanta Legends.. Tony Omotayo impressed basketball fans with a great opening night of 30 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for the Legends to edge the higher-ranked Cupes by 2 points 71-69. This victory allowed the Legends to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best. Tony Omotayo has attended the Copa Mitchell Cup since 2014. He has won two back to back titles with the GIE Matrix.
The third best performed player last round was Dominican Oliver Garcia (188-SG-96) of Plaza. Oliver showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Plaza, in 2015 he was named Top Guard by LatinBasket.com. In 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs (USA) -14 (Bronze): 5 games: 3.2ppg
Other top performing players last week: 4. Jose Americo Delgado of Plaza - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists 5. Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) of Academia - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists 6. Keith Closs (224-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.) of GIE Maile Matrix - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks 7. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) of GIE Maile Matrix - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
The Player of the Game is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
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