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Ricky Hickman Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 1

Ricky Hickman of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv was named MVP for Playoffs Game 1 with a performance index rating of 36 in his come-from-behind, overtime 101-99 road win against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.

Hickman had a near-perfect shooting night, hitting 3-of-3 three-point shots and all of his nine free throw tries on the way to 26 points. He scored 14 of those points in the game's last 7 minutes; the final 2 minutes of the fourth quarter - when Maccabi erased an 84-72 deficit - and overtime. He added four rebounds, a steal, three assists and 10 fouls drawn.

With the highest index rating of Game 1, Hickman earned the second weekly MVP honor of his career, after having done so in last season's Top 16 Round 3. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Clint Capela Expected To Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Clint Capela is expected to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft next week, according to sources.

Capela is a projected first round pick.

"A year ago no one was talking about me and now every day I see news about me," Capela said. "Sometimes, it's strange for me. But I try to stay focused and continue to work hard."

Capela is starting for Chalon and averaging 9.1 points, seven rebounds and 1.8 blocks at just 19 years old. 

DraftExpress.com has Capela ranked as the 13th-best prospect in this year's draft. 

Capela said it will cost an NBA team $500,000 to get him out of his French contract.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Justin Dentmon Named Euroleague MVP For Top-16, Round 14

Justin Dentmon of Zalgiris Kaunas has been named Euroleague MVP for Top-16, Round 14 for his performance in their 87-80 win over Real Madrid.

Dentmon had 36 points along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Dentmon shot 7-for-11 from three-point range.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Australian NBL To Stage Exposure Camp At NBA Summer League

The Australian NBL will announce a partnership with the NBA in which they will stage an exposure camp in Las Vegas during the 2014 Summer League.

Every NBL team will attend the camp with their coaches and at two players apiece to establish closer ties with the NBA.

The NBL has had several 'NBA level' talent over the past few years with Patty Mills, Sam Young, James Ennis and Jonny Flynn playing at various times.

The 16 players that attend could also play a number of exhibition games against NBA Summer League teams.

Via AndTheFoul.net

Rockets Interested In Malcolm Delaney

The Houston Rockets are interested in signing Malcolm Delaney of Bayern Munich.

But the Rockets are leaning against making a late addition to their roster due the probability of Patrick Beverley returning from his meniscus injury.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Ante Tomic Named Euroleague Player Of The Month For March

Ante Tomic has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for March.

Tomic ended as the Euroleague’s best per-minute performer last month, with a prorated average index rating of 38.5 over 40 minutes.

Tomic had averages of 21 in performance rating, third-best among all Euroleague players, 14 points (ninth-best) and 8 rebounds (fourth-best).

Via RealGM Staff Report

Scotty Hopson Signs With Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Scotty Hopson using their prorated $2.5 million room exception with a non-guaranteed second season at $2.5 million.

Hopson has played in Greece, Israel and Turkey since going undrafted out of Tennessee in 2011.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Morris, Marbury Lead Beijing To 2nd CBA Title In Three Seasons

The Beijing Ducks won their second CBA title in three seasons with their 98-88 win over the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.

Randolph Morris was named MVP by averaging 23 points and 12 rebounds in the series, and he had 30 points and 11 rebounds in the deciding game.

Stephon Marbury had 28 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Derrick Brown Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 12

Derrick Brown has been named Euroleague MVP for Top 16, Round 12 for his performance in Lokomotiv’s 84-73 win over Partizan NIS Belgrade.  

Brown had 18 points, making 6 of 6 two-point shots, and 6 of 8 from the foul line. Brown also had a career-high seven assists, along with five rebounds, three steals, one block and drew six fouls, adding up to a performance index rating of 34, which was the best of any player this week. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Jamario Moon Signs In Venezuela

Jamario Moon has signed with Guaros de Lara of Venezuela.

Moon was most recently with Olympiacos in Greece, but he was released earlier in the month.

Moon has spent parts of the 12-13 and 13-14 season in the D-League.

Via Sportando

NBL To Add Second Team In Melbourne

The NBL are looking for a second Melbourne team in the South East Melbourne area.

Rudy Fernandez Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 11

Rudy Fernandez scored 28 points in Real Madrid's win over CSKA.

Tony Parker To Become Majority Owner, President Of ASVEL

Tony Parker had served as the team's Vice President of Basketball Operations.
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