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Bobby Brown Named Euroleague MVP For January

Bobby Brown has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of January.

Brown averaged 24 points, 4.75 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game for Siena.

Brown also had 41 points in a single game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Seskus Leads Lietuvos Rytas To NIJT Siauliu Tournament Title

Lietuvos Rytas defeated Zalgiris by a final score of 100-81 to win the 2013 NIJT Siauliu Tournament.

Edvinas Seskus was named Tournament MVP as he had a 26 point, 10 rebound and six assist performance in the championship. Seskus averaged 17.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists over his four games in the tournament.

Joining Seskus on the All-Tournament Team is Marko Arapovic, Joschka Ferner, Karolis Sarukas and Pavel Sizov.

Arapovic led all players in points (26.7 points) and rebounds (10.7) per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bogdanovic, Marcus Williams Named Euroleague Top 16, Week 5 MVPs

Bojan Bogdanovic of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and Marcus Williams (UConn) of Unicaja Malaga have been named co-MVPs of Euroleague Top 16, Week 5.

Bogdanovic scored 26 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals in an 85-82 win over Khimki.

Williams had 28 points in Unicaja's 94-81 win over CSKA.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Navarro Becomes First Euroleague Player With 3,000 Career Points

Juan Carlos Navarro has become the first player in Euroleague history to score 3,000 career points.

Navarro reached the mark with his second three-pointer in Thursday's game against Caja Laboral Vitoria.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Paul Davis Named Euroleague Top 16, Week 4 MVP

Paul Davis has been named Euroleague Top 16, Week 4 MVP.

Davis had 16 points, nine rebounds, five blocks and two steals in Khimki's 88-67 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Davis went 5-for-7 from the field.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Flynn Averaging 17.1 Points, 6.2 Assists Over First 10 Australian Games

Jonny Flynn is averaging 17.1 points on 39.6 percent shooting with 6.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds in the Australian league for Melbourne.

Melbourne has a 5-5 record in Flynn's 10 appearances, though they have now won four out of their past five games.

Flynn had 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a 77-74 win over Sydney on Friday.

Via RealGM Staff Report

E.J. Rowland Named Eurocup Last 16, Game 2 MVP

E.J. Rowland of VEF Riga has been named Eurocup Last 16, Game 2 MVP.

Rowland had 30 points, three rebounds and three steals in VEF's 99-73 win over Bilbao Basket.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Gelabale Most Likely To Sign With Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are the team most likely to sign Mickael Gelabale to a contract when he is allowed to leave his Spanish club Valencia.

RealGM's Shams Charania reported in December that Gelabale's agent had informed all 30 NBA teams that he was interested in signing a deal following his Jan. 30 opt-out clause.

Gelabale previously played in the NBA with the Seattle SuperSonics.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Ricky Hickman Named Top 16 Euroleague MVP Of Game 3

Ricky Hickman has been named Euroleague MVP for Game 3 of the Top 16 round.

Hickman scored 24 points with 17 coming in the fourth quarter in Maccabi's 91-73 win over Fenerbahce Ulker.

Hickman also had five rebounds and five assists.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Report: Spurs To Sign Aron Baynes

The San Antonio Spurs will sign Aron Baynes to a multi-year contract, according to Euro-step.net.

Baynes is a center from Australia that played collegiately at Washington State.

Baynes is averaging 13.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 24.6 minutes over 25 games for Union Olimpija this season.

Via Euro-step.net (HT: Jeff Garcia/Project Spurs)

Bobby Brown Could Sign In NBA This Season

Bobby Brown could become a free agent this season due to financial issues with his Italian club Montepaschi Siena.

Joventut Wins NIJT Ciutat de L'Hospitalet, Sulejmanovic Named MVP

Gerard Gomila scored 25 points off the bench for Joventut in the title game.

Bobby Brown Named Top-16, Game 2 Euroleague MVP

Bobby Brown went 12-for-18 from the field and 13-for-13 from the free throw line.

Bobby Brown Ties Euroleague Record With 41 Points

Bobby Brown went 12-for-18 from the floor and 13-for-13 from the line.

Fesenko Officially Signs With BC Donetsk

Playing in Ukraine will allow Fesenko to log heavy minutes, prove himself and get into good basketball shape for a potential NBA training camp invitation next fall.

Univision To Televise Two Spanish League Games Per Week In United States

Univision has purchased broadcast rights to televise the ACB in the United States.

Rockets Waiting On FIBA Clearance Before Signing Beverley

Patrick Beverley averaged 11.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals over 23 games this season.
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