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Hoops Report 12/10/18 - Dec 10, 2018

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Virgin Islands (2-7) begin prep for the February window when they host Brazil (Thursday 21st) and Chile (Sunday 24th) to conclude FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. The team has already been eliminated and should use the final games to prep for LIMA, PERU and the PAN American Games (July 26-August 11).

TURKEY -- After leaving Afyon Belediyespor, Frank Elegar (208-C-86, college: Drexel) elected to remain in Turkey and join Tofas. The Turkish 7DAYS EuroCup team announced its agreement with the 32-year-old forward/center on Monday. The former Milan and Lokomotiv Kuban player arrived at Bursa and passed the medical exams, before officially becoming a Tofas player.
He's already played in six BSL games this season averaging 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He'll continue in the Turkish League with Tofas and will also play in the EuroCup.

UNITED KINGDOM - Justin Gray (198-F-95, college: Texas Tech) and Bristol Flyers game postponed BBL Championship clash with Newcastle Eagles, which was set to take place on Friday, December 7th, will now be played on Friday, March 22nd at the new Eagles Community Arena. In nine games, Gray is averaging 12.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.7 blocks per game.

UKRAINE -- Deon Edwin (190-G-92, college: Kent St., agency: Interperformances) and Khimik got bounced out of first place, falling to Mykolaiv, 83-77, Monday evening in SuperLeague action. Edwin had 21 points (shooting 8-9 and 5-9 FTS), and five boards. Khimik (9-4) sits in 2nd place in the standings and will take on 1st place Dnipro on Monday.

GREECE - 'Lord knows I will love to be playing right now, but I have to make sure the mother of my unborn child is healthy and Lil Ivan is ready to come in February,' said Ivan Aska (201-F-90, college: Murray St.). Aska plays for Kolossos HH (1-6) who dropped a tough game to Panionios 88-80 on Saturday without their big man.

TUNISIA -- Jason Perry-Murray (206-PF-94, college: Grambling St.) and CA Bizertin (0-6) are in the midst of a two month International break. Bizertin returns to action Jan. 2 versus ES Rades (7-0).

CYPRUS - LaRon Smith (203-F-93, college: Auburn) and Etha (3-5) dropped to fifth place after losing to Apoel, 85-68, in Division A. Smith, who played on the V.I. national team on St. Thomas basically played right off the plane, had eight points, and seven rebounds.

LEBANON-- Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) had to be tired and it showed as the defending Lebanese Basketball League champs Homenetmen (3-1) got bounced from the ranks of the undefeated by Moutahed, 78-72, on Friday. Hodge had 12 points, five assists on 3-of-8 shooting.

SPAIN-Imani Tate (175-G-95, college: Albany) and Laboratorios Ynsadiet Leganes (7-3) dropped to sole possession of third place after a loss to Magectias Contra Violencia Gen, 57-52 on Saturday. Tate had 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting including missing all three attempts from deep, and three rebounds in LF2 action.

Royce O'Neale (198-SF-93, college: Baylor) and the Utah Jazz (13-14) end their week on a sour note with an inconsistent performance in San Antonio on Sunday night. O'Neale contributed five points, five rebounds and two assists in the loss. They are back in action tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 9 p.m

John Collins (208-PF-97, college: Wake Forest)
John Collins scored a game-high 30 points (12-20 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, five assists and a block in 33 minutes during Saturday's 106-98 win over the Nuggets. The Hawks (6-20) snapped a four-game losing streak. Kent Bazemore was impressed by Collins. "The future is very bright for John," Bazemore said of the
second-year forward from Wake Forest who has scored 19, 24, 26 and 30 points in the past four games.

Marcus Georges-Hunt (196-F-94, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pensack Sports).
Marcus Georges-Hunt, who spent last season with the Timberwolves and was unable to stick with the Boston Celtics after training camp this season, has missed the Maine Red Claws last three games with a reported knee injury. The 2016 Tech graduate has averaged 13.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in the team's first nine games. MGH is unlikely to
return this season after an MRI revealed a torn meniscus.

Desi Rodriguez (198-F-96, college: Seton Hall)
Desi Rodriguez and Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (6-7) is getting closer to .500 with a win over Iowa Wolves (4-10), 115-103, at Wells Fargo Arena. Rodriguez chipped in with four points, five rebounds and two assists. The 6-6, 240 pound forward is averaging 11.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists. The Clippers travel to Sioux Falls on
Monday for a Facebook live tilt at 8:30pm.

The University of the Virgin Islands men's basketball team play in the Ave Maria University Classic this weekend. The Bucs open versus Johnson and Wales on Friday at 6pm followed by a two-game series versus Ave Maria, Saturday (5pm) and Sunday (3pm) at the Tom Golisano Field House. Ave Maria games are streamed at
After enjoying the sun of Florida, the Bucs will enjoy the cold of Louisiana. UVI will face SUNO 9pm on Tuesday December 18th and Xavier University of Louisiana (5-5) on the following day (5pm on

Asadullah is perfect
In its first home game in more than three weeks, the Lipscomb men's basketball team used a perfect Ahsan Asadullah (203-C) to take a 107-81 win over Navy on Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena. In 21 minutes off the bench, Asadullah had his way with Navy. He scored 24 points, just two off his career high, on a perfect 10-10 shooting and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Asadullah did most of his work in the second half with 16 points and six boards. Lipscomb hits the road again on Wednesday for a quick trip to the Bluegrass State when the Bisons take on the Louisville Cardinals at 8 p.m.

Adams so close to a triple double
One-third of the No. 5th ranked NAIA Campbellsville (12-0) points scored came from one man as guard Stephaun Adams (185-G-96) tied his career-high with 30 points on the night to help the tigers defeat Carver College 90-53 Friday night. Adams also finished an assist shy of a double-double and recorded a career-high seven steals on the game.
The first half was the scoring half for Adams as he dropped 22 of his 30 points in the opening 20 minutes to help CU lead 44-20 at the break. If CU didn't get his 7-for-11 from the field and 5-for-7 from three-point land, the Tigers would have shot 9-for-28 (32.1%) from the field in the first half. Campbellsville men's basketball team will host Simmons College of Kentucky Monday night at 7pm.

Miguel Lopez (202-F) had 12 points (6-7 shooting) and six rebounds as Otero (11-2), the winners of 10 straight, easily defeated Northern New Mexico JV, 101-85 on Saturday. Lopez followed up that effort being inducted into the PHI THETA KAPPA Honors Society Sunday evening. We are all very proud of your success on the court and in the classroom!

Antonio Warner had a good game, but Chesapeake College (3-6) fell to No. 12 ranked Potomac State College of WVU, 93-86, on Friday in Juco action. Chesapeake was down 23-22 at the end of the first quarter before being oust scored in the second period 35-17. Warner had 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three rebounds.

Shaquan Jules had one of his better collegiate game a USC Aiken Pacers showed off their lightning-quick transition game and overall athletic group Saturday in a 79-64 victory over Paine at the USC Aiken Convocation Center. Jules, an 6-foot-7 freshman, totaled eight points and three boards. The Pacers are currently ranked No. 12 nationally with an impressive 9-0 start, including 3-0 in the Peach Belt Conference. USC Aiken is optimistic early in the season after rebuilding years and near-misses in the conference tournaments.

Francis contribute in second half
Quennel Francis collected all of his 14 points in the second half of play as Southeastern routed NCCAA Division II Regent University by a score of 108-65 Saturday night. With the win, SEU has now been victorious in nine of ten competitions this season, posting a 9-1 (5-0 TSC) record. Francis captained SEU in its most productive 20 minutes this season. The Fire, who scored 60 points in the final half, used the second period to pull away from the Royals and close out the 43-point triumph.

Willett with another double-double
Senior Shaun Willett (193-F) had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his ninth double-double in 11 games as the 21st-ranked Queens University of Charlotte (9-2, 3-0 SAC) defeated the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters (5-3, 2-1 SAC), 90-62, on Saturday at the Levine Center.

Malcolm Farrington, a University of Arkansas State signee, poured in19 points to lead DME High School National (6-7) to win over Christian Academy, 51-31, on Sunday.

Okeechobee vs Moore Haven 71-57 Jquan Ferrol 20 points 7 rebounds, Jemal Davis 12 points 17 rebounds 4 blocks 3 ast, Devon Freeman 16 points 4 steals 3 ast, and Kimani McIntosh 11 points 7 rebounds

Chase Claxton had 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and two blocks to lead Legacy Early over Liberty Heights, 92-70. Claxton, a 6-7 forward, is a Winthrop signee.

The Maroons' leading scorer Khailieo Terry was held to four points as Champaign Central (3-3) fell to Normal Community High School, 56-48."Terry was averaging 22 and we wanted to make it hard for him to score. We did a good job on him," said NCHS coach Dave Witzig.

Jemal Davis (Warner University, F, 6-8).
J'Wan Roberts (Houston, F, 6-7),
Chase Claxton (Winthrop, F, 6-7)
Malcolm Farrington (Arkansas State, G, 6-3)
Jaylen Walker (Navy, F, 6-5) attending Rhode Island Naval Prep

Jaz Farrell (Potter's House Prep, G, 6-2) is mulling through offers or interests from St. Bonaventure, Jacksonville University, Princeton, Harvard, American U, Gardner Webb, Jacksonville State University and Murray State.
Unique Meyers received an offer from D1 Coppin State University.   

Brooklyn ends Nicolas Claxton's draft wait with first pick in NBA second round - 3 days ago
Nicolas Claxton (211-SF-99)'s decision to leave Georgia after his sophomore season looked shrewd leading up to the NBA draft with all of the buzz that he'd go in the first round. Claxton's patience was tested Thursday night as he waited in the 'green room' of the Barclays Center and that goal of his didn't materialize. He slipped to the first pick of the second round before draft host Brooklyn selected him with the No. 31 overall pick. 'I just want to show people I can play,' Claxton sa...   [read more]

Murphy journey to the NBA to begin this summer - 3 days ago
Gophers great Jordan Murphy(201-F-97) will reportedly continue to represent Minnesota basketball. After going undrafted Thursday, one of the U's all-time great rebounders agreed to play in NBA Summer League with the Timberwolves, The Athletic's Sam Vecenie reported. Murphy finished his four-year Gophers' career with a program-best 1,307 rebounds, No. 2 in Big Ten history, and 1,766 points, fourth-best in Gophers history. The Las Vegas Summer League begins on July 5. The last Gophers p...   [read more]

Utah Jazz wing Royce O'Neale seizes offseason growth with big opportunity ahead for Year 3 - 6 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY - Sounds of balls bouncing and sneakers squeaking echoed throughout West High on Monday morning as 140 kids were engaged in basketball drills when Royce O'Neale(198-SF-93, college: Baylor)< casually strolled into the gymnasium. Fresh off celebrating his 26th birthday not even two weeks earlier on June 5, the Utah Jazz wing was excited to be back in Utah for an appearance at the Jazz Youth Camps and Clinics' Rookie Camp session before hitting the road for the annual Junior...   [read more]

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