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Al Ahli lands Renaldo Balkman, ex Arecibo - Oct 7, 2016


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Renaldo
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Al Ahli (Premier League) tabbed 32-year old Puerto Rican international forward Renaldo Balkman (203-102kg-84, college: S.Carolina). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Balkman played in the summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 47 BSN games he averaged impressive 15.9ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.4spg (in top 4) and 1.2bpg. Balkman helped them to win the league title (twice). He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN 1st Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Balkman also played 3 games in Liga Americas where he had 10.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg. The last season Balkman was tested by Fuerza Regia in Mexican LNBP. In four games he recorded very remarkable stats: 15.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0spg and 1.0bpg.
In 2006 Balkman was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in first round (20th overall). The former University of South Carolina staris in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Player of the Year award and Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014.
Balkman also represented Puerto Rico at the Centrobasket in Panama City (Panama) this year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 6.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 64.3%.
Balkman is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Balkman has played previously professionally in Philippines (SM Beermen), Venezuela (Guaiqueries), NBA (Denver Nuggets), Mexico (Halcones Rojos) and D-League (Texas Legends).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Excellent rebounder who hits the glass hard ... His bread and butter will be defensively. Good feet, extremely long arms, quick hands. Effective thief, and has good timing for blocked shots off the ball and on smaller perimeter players Has the versatility to guard on the perimeter and in the post: His great foot speed gives him the quickness to defend quick forwards and guards, and his wiry strength and long arms give him the ability to defend inside ...
Lacks any real range on his shot ... Very sloppy
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By Eurobasket of Eurobasket.com (via @610Sportsusa)

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Loren Woods
Al Hala draw first blood - 2 days ago
AL HALA registered a surprise 84-82 win over Manama in the Golden Square stage of the Basketball League at the Khalifa Sports City Hall in Isa Town. The quarter results were 19-18 (Manama) 23-15 (Al Hala) 21-18 (Al Hala) 30-22 (Manama) The game was the first of two matches to decide the team who will qualify for the final. Al Hala started the game with a line-up consisting of Hussain Salman, Hasan Gerashi, Ahmed Jamal, Yasser Bunafoor and Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona). Al Manam...   [read more]

Ray Mitchell
Al Hidaya signs Ray Mitchell, ex Samaheej !! - 9 days ago
Al Hidaya (D1) signed 28-year old American guard Ray Mitchell (201-95kg-89, college: CS Stanislaus). He started the season at Samaheej in Bahrain Premier League. The last summer Mitchell played at Caboolture Suns (State League) in Australia. He is quite experienced player. Mitchell has played on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Germany (Westfalen Mustangs), Mexico (Soles), ABA (IE Inv...   [read more]

Travis
Elliott
Elliott comes back to Brujos Izalco, ex Al Bahrain - 11 days ago
Brujos Izalco (Liga MB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American center Travis Elliott (203-104kg-91, college: Beth.-Cookman). It is actually his comeback to Izalco as he has played here before. Elliott He played recently at Al Bahrain in Bahrain Premier League. The last summer Elliott was tested by Brujos Izalco. He helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-El Salvador Liga Mayor Center of the Year and voted to 1...   [read more]


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