The season 2012-2013 is expected to be one of the most exciting seasons ever in the History of the Lebanese League especially in the presence of 6 teams that can take games from each other. Champville, the 2011-2012 Champion is looking to defend its title , the team made a historical achievement last season by winning the league title in the finals against Anibal. Riyadi who lost the title after 7 consecutive seasons is looking to regain the precious one for this reason they signed a very big name in coaching Slobodan Subotic. Sagesse another 7 consecutive seasons champion is working to bring back the good days , they signed Fouad Abou Chakra with hopes he can establish a dynasty. Moutahed the two time finalist is working hard to come back to the final 4 and why not the Finals , they signed Coach Jean - Denis Choulet who have a 12 years experience with Roan in France Pro A. a new comer Amchit Club is looking very ambitious this year , having a new facility in the Amchit area and signing many key players with an experience Lebanese League Coach Alan Abbaz the team looks to have a very successful first season in the Lebanese League. Byblos the team whos causing for all teams many problems in the past seasons is working very hard this year have a very competitive team , they have a new wooden floor in their court and signed many ket local and foreign players who will put the team for sure among the list of teams to watch.
Riyadi Beirut : Arrivals : Slobodan Subotic (Coach), Ahmad Ibrahim, Miguel Martinez, Loren Woods. Departures: Fouad Abou Chakra (Coach)
Sagesse Beirut : Arrivals : Fouad Abou Chakra (Coach), Aaron Harper, Deshawn Simms, Charles Tabet ,Philipp Tabet, Elias Rustom, Elie Estephan, Mohamad Ibrahim. Departures: Miguel Martinez , Sabah Khouri , Joey Accaoui,Charbel Sokhen,
Moutahed Tripoli : Arrivals : Jean Dennis Choulet (Coach), Marc Salyers, Rony Fahed, Roy Samaha, Kevin Houston. Departures: Bassem Balaa , Omar Ayoubi , Elias Rustom .
Amchit : Arrivals : Alain Abbaz (Coach), Sabah Khouri , Mohamad Hamdar , Matthew Freije, Ghaleb Reda ,Pape Saw, Austin Johnson.
Byblos : Arrivals : Mike Fraser , Jasmon Youngblood, Omat Ayoubi, Mazen Mneimneh
The latest picture of the Lebanese Clubs will be known before one week of the start of the season which will be on the 27th of October 2012.
Riyadi Breeze Past The Egyptian National Team in their Opening Game - 1 day ago
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19 after the first 10 minutes. In the second quarter, the Egyptian national team pounded the Lebanese basket down low as their frontcourt scored bucket after bucket. Yet Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) and Amir Saoud kept their team in contention with great hustle and resilience. Th... [read more]
After a slow start to the game, Riyadi trailed for the majority of the first quarter but a late surge from Ismael and co allowed Riyadi to get back and tie the game at 19 after the first 10 minutes. In the second quarter, the Egyptian national team pounded the Lebanese basket down low as their frontcourt scored bucket after bucket. Yet Alade Aminu (210-F/C-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) and Amir Saoud kept their team in contention with great hustle and resilience. The half finished with Riyadi leading by just one, 37-36. The introduction of Ken Brown (180-PG-89, college: Philander Smith, agency: Octagon Europe) was very helpful for Riyadi as the offense was flowing freely with either Wael or Amir at the SG position. In the third quarter, Riyadi tried to play a faster offense to try and surpass the Egyptian defense before they get positioned. This Egyptian defense was hard to overcome with players standing at 2.27m and 2.18m under the basket. Speed and outside shots from Ismael, Jean, and Branko were the best solutions to break the Egyptian wall. Aminu was exceptional on both ends of the court as he limited second chance points for the opponent and scored his shots down low to give Riyadi a 66-50 3rd quater lead. It was same old same old in the fourth quarter as Riyadi took control of the game. Amir showed off his skills with Ken Brown doing whatever he likes on the court. The Lebanese champions won the game 85-69. Courtesy of: sports-961.com
Sagesse Record Their First Win In Dubai - 1 day ago
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185-G-91, college: Maryland) and Michael Efevberha(193-G-84, college: CS Northridge) made all the difference starting the game. Known for their explosiveness and great shooting ability, they were both able to expand the defense and exploit the open spaces. Add to that Patrick's great showing, Sagesse were able to finish the first half lead... [read more]
Sagesse successfully started their campaign to defend their title in Dubai after a win against Ball Above All. Sagesse's wonder duo of Terrell Stoglin (185-G-91, college: Maryland) and Michael Efevberha (193-G-84, college: CS Northridge) made all the difference starting the game. Known for their explosiveness and great shooting ability, they were both able to expand the defense and exploit the open spaces. Add to that Patrick's great showing, Sagesse were able to finish the first half leading by 13, 34-47. In the beginning of the third quarter, Ball Above All had a 8-0 run to cut the lead down to 5. Soon after Sagesse seized back control of the game with a great performance from Mohammad Ibrahim to increase the lead back up to 17 by the end of the third quarter. In the last quarter, everything went in Sagesse's favor as they went on a scoring spree. It was good to see the Lebanese players getting involved in the game, as Patrick, Mohammad, and Bashir all kept their fingerprints on the game. Sagesse controlled the game till the dying seconds of the game to record their first win in the opening game of the tournament with a final score of 99-72. Courtesy of: sports-961.com
Ebi's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
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32-year old forward Ndudi Ebi (206-F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Byblos and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 12. He had a double-double of 42 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Mayrouba (#10, 3-10) 96-81. Byblos maintains the 2nd position in Lebanese league. They are still close to the very top. Byblos would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 10-2 record. In... [read more]
32-year old forward Ndudi Ebi (206-F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Byblos and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 12. He had a double-double of 42 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Mayrouba (#10, 3-10) 96-81. Byblos maintains the 2nd position in Lebanese league. They are still close to the very top. Byblos would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 10-2 record. In the team's last game Ebi had a remarkable 63.2% from 2-point range. He turned to be Byblos' top player in his first season with the team. Ebi has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 12.7rpg) and averages solid 2.2bpg.
Second best performed player last round was Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Champville. He is American forward in his first season at Champville. In the last game Townes recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 17 rebounds. Of course Champville cruised to a 116-106 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Tadamon (#6, 5-7). Champville's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-8 record. Townes is a newcomer at Champville and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Emmanuel Jones (200-F-85) of Mayrouba (#10). Jones got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for eleven rebounds . Despite Jones' great performance Mayrouba lost 81-96 to the higher-ranked Byblos (#2, 10-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Mayrouba can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 3-10 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Jones he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jones has individually a great season in Lebanon. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.5ppg (5th best). Jones attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Patrick Rembert (185-PG-89) of Champville - 30 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists 5. Omar Thomas (196-F-82) of Hoops - 27 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists 6. Maurice Kemp (203-F-91) of Tadamon - 32 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84) of Hoops - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Earvin Morris (196-G-94) of Tadamon - 29 points and 7 assists 9. Dewayne Jackson (203-F-90) of Homenetmen - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists 10. Mohamad Haidar (201-F-90) of Al Riyadi - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
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