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Kristaps Porzingis Named 14-15 Eurocup Rising Star

Apr 14, 2015 12:34 PM

Kristaps Porzingis of Baloncesto Seville has been named the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy.

The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started.

Despite coming off the bench for all but three games this season and averaging less than 21 minutes per night, Porzingis led his team in scoring (186 points in 16 games, 11.6 ppg.) and index rating (13.1), while adding 4.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.2 blocks. He also shot 45.9% from behind the arc. 

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, Baloncesto Sevilla, Eurocup, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Award, International Teams, International League

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Malik Newman Receiving Interest From China, Spain

Apr 10, 2015 7:25 PM

Malik Newman has received interest from professional leagues in China and Spain, according to his father Horatio Webster.

“We have,” said Webster when asked if he and his son have heard from professional teams overseas. “One time he asked me about what it would be like overseas and then another time, he says ‘No dad I’m not going to do that.’ Of course I’m not going to make him do it.”

Emmanuel Mudiay reportedly signed for more than $1 million with Guangdong Southern Tigers, plus signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour. Webster told Scout that a similar figure has been tossed around to his son.

“We are talking around $1 million,” Webster said. “They’ll sell you on getting a shoe contract so you’d probably leave there with $1.5 or $2 million.”

Newman, a 6-3 shooting guard, is considering Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and NC State.

Newman is ranked No. 4 in the incoming college class of 2015 by ESPN.

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Tags: Malik Newman, Spanish ACB, Chinese CBA, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International League

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Cavaliers Interested In Salah Mejri

Apr 9, 2015 2:20 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in Salah Mejri, a 7-2 Tunisian center currently playing for Real Madrid.

Real Madrid has a club option on Mejri's contract for the 15-16 season, though they may not exercise it.

Mejri hasn't received much playing time this season.

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Tags: Salah Mejri, Cleveland Cavaliers, Real Madrid, Euroleague, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Nets Receive Summer League Commitment From Darius Adams

Apr 6, 2015 12:17 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have expressed interest in Darius Adams and received a commitment for him to play on their Summer League team, sources tell RealGM.

Adams, who played collegiately at Indianapolis, is currently playing for Laboral Kutxa of the Euroleague and Liga ACB.

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Tags: Darius Adams, Brooklyn Nets, Laboral Kutxa, Euroleague, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League, NBA Summer League

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Nemanja Bjelica Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Mar 30, 2015 4:49 PM

Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul has been named Euroleague MVP for March.

Bjelica, 26, led Fenerbahce's take-over of Top 16 Group F with four victories in March that extended its winning streak to a club-record nine games. The average margin of victory for Fenerbahce in March was an incredible 14.5 points per game. The highlight was the first win by any Euroleague opponent on the floor of Olympiacos Piraeus in more than year.

Bjelica finished the month with a stream of stats - 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block per game.

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Tags: Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker, Euroleague, International, International Award, International Teams, International League

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Alessandro Gentile Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12

Mar 29, 2015 7:02 PM

Alessandro Gentile of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan has won Euroleague MVP honors for Top 16 Round 12.

Gentile led his team to a 99-85 victory over Laboral Kutxa Vitoria on Thursday with a career-high 29 points. He also established a career best with a performance index rating of 30, which was the highest of any player on a winning team in Top 16 Round 12.

Gentile, who has averaged 23.8 points over his past four games, made 4 of 5 threes against Laboral, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists.

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Tags: Alessandro Gentile, EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Euroleague, International, International Teams, International League

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