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Middle East
LBL Standings
Group A
 1. Al Riyadi 20-4 
 2. Homenetmen 19-4 
 3. Champville 14-10 
 4. Sagesse 14-10 
 5. Beirut Club 13-10 
Group B
 1. Moutahed 12-11 
 2. CS Antonins 9-15 
 3. Louaize 8-17 
 4. Tadamon 5-19 
 5. Byblos 4-20 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Division 2 Standings
Group A
 1. Beirut 7-0 
 2. Hadath 6-1 
 3. Animation 4-2 
 4. Al Anwar 2-3 
 5. Feytroun 1-3 
 6. Beit el Kiko 1-4 
 7. ENB 1-4 
 8. Aamal 0-5 
Group B
 1. Centrale 6-0 
 2. Antounieh 4-2 
 3. Antranik 4-3 
 4. Army 4-3 
 5. Tebnine 3-3 
 6. Aintoura 2-4 
 7. Meziara 2-5 
 8. Amchit 0-6 
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Al Gezira 3-0 
 2 JS Manazeh 2-1 
 3 Al-Muharraq 1-2 
 4 FUS Rabat 0-3 
Group B
 1 Homenetmen 3-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 2-1 
 3 FAR Rabat 1-2 
 4 Al Nizwa 0-3 
Group C
 1 ASS Sale 3-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-1 
 3 Al Fateh 1-2 
 4 Ahli Shabab 0-3 
WABA League Standings
 1 Petrochimi 3-0 
 2 Al Riyadi 2-1 
 3 Sariya 1-2 
 4 Al Jaish 0-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Patrick REMBERT
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Rembert, Tadamon25.6 
 2. Young, Homenetmen24.8 
 3. Jackson, Sagesse24.4 
 4. El-Khatib, Champville23.2 
 5. Franklin, Louaize23.0 
 6. Harris, Louaize22.4 
 7. Douby, Al Riyadi21.2 
 8. Bolds, Moutahed20.5 
 9. Youngblood, Sagesse20.2 
 10. McCants, CS Anton.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Townes, Moutahed12.4 
 2. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.11.1 
 3. Majok, Sagesse10.4 
 4. Bawji, Beirut Club10.2 
 5. Franklin, Louaize9.3 
 6. Mobley, Louaize9.2 
 7. Ben-Romdhane, Homenetm.8.9 
 8. El-Khatib, Champville8.7 
 9. Goodridge, CS Anton.8.6 
 10. Abdel-Nour, Al Ri.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Hodge, Homenetmen7.8 
 2. Crawford, Beirut C.6.7 
 3. Wright, CS Anton.6.6 
 4. Arakji, Al Riyadi6.6 
 5. El-Khatib, Champville6.2 
 6. Dandach, Louaize6.0 
 7. Mezher, Sagesse5.6 
 8. Rembert, Tadamon4.9 
 9. Youngblood, Sagesse4.7 
 10. Young, Champville4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dewayne JACKSON
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jackson, Sagesse2.5 
 2. Youngblood, Sagesse2.1 
 3. Harris, Louaize2.1 
 4. Young, Champville1.8 
 5. Crawford, Beirut C.1.8 
 6. Franklin, Louaize1.7 
 7. Wright, CS Anton.1.7 
 8. Douby, Al Riyadi1.7 
 9. Bolds, Moutahed1.6 
 10. Bawji, Beirut Club1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Majok, Sagesse2.8 
 2. Townes, Moutahed2.8 
 3. Upshaw, Champville1.9 
 4. Goodridge, CS Anton.1.7 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Tadam.1.4 
 6. Jackson, Sagesse1.1 
 7. Mobley, Louaize1.1 
 8. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.0 
 9. Daniels, Al Riyadi1.0 
 10. Bawji, Beirut Club1.0 


Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Second Stage)

Group A
Homenetmen 62% Mar.25 Al Riyadi
Champville Mar.24 Beirut Club 55%
Group B
Moutahed 68% Mar.23 CS Antonins
Interview with Orlando Johnson - newcomer in Al Riyadi! - Apr 8, 2017

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Johnson had a chance to chat with Orlando Johnson (196-G/F-89, college: UCSB), new player of Al Riyadi club. A versatile swingman, ex-NBA and Euroleague player talks about his career and new goals in the upcoming months.

Orlando, thanks for sitting with us. You have started this season with Unics Kazan, on of the best European clubs. You played solid in Euroleague, including 16 points against great Fenerbahce. Your numbers were even better in VTB League. What went wrong there?

Nothing went wrong in Kazan it was an opportunity for me to get my feet wet in Europe/Euroleague. Also get my name out there as a player who could play over here and be a big contributor. I wanted to use this experience as a stepping stool in my career I loved my time in Russia especially with my team the good and bad. Hopefully one day I can return.

Then you joined Austin Spurs in D-League. I guess you wanted to get back to the NBA. Was there any chance to get back to the NBA?

I did want to get back to the NBA that's always the goal it didn't happen this year but I always want to try and play against the best of the best. I was happy with the decision to test it out again.

And now you are in Lebanon? How it happened? There were still some top European leagues where you could find your spot.

I feel at this point in my career I want to go where I'm wanted and Al Riyadi showed significant interest and that's where I want to be, where the love is!

Al Riyadi, one of the most sucessful clubs in Middle-East. What are your expectations of your new club?

Coming to one of the top teams in the Middle East first off is an honor and blessing that they chose me and second I want to go all the way I want to come home a champion!

You are still not old player, what are your goals for the upcoming seasons? Going back to the NBA? Establish your position in top European clubs?

Not old at all definitely feel as YOUNG as ever! This upcoming season is all about going where I am wanted and needed whether that's the NBA or overseas. I'm trying to be a piece of a winning culture.

You have played few different leagues outside the USA. How do you see the differences? In and off the court?

I think more so the style of the games are different from the NBA to Europe to Asia. Each one of the continents have plenty of talent it's just a preferred style that each country uses. Almost everywhere I have played I have enjoyed very easy going and open to new things!

You grew up in CA, went to Loyola Marymount and UCSB. Was basketball your no1 sport since day one?

I grew up in Seaside, CA and growing up football was my main sport. Until I got to high school and I wanted to try the more challenging one which was basketball, because many people believed I wouldn't make it this far. So I chose the path less traveled and wanted to prove them wrong.

Now, few quick questions... your best game so far?

Best game so far when I had 50 over in the Philippines started off slow but then got hot and that's was a lot of fun!

Best player you played against?

Best player I played against would be Lebron James!

Best player you played with in one team?

Best player I played with would have to be Paul George!

Funniest fact from playing basketball overseas?

I think the funniest thing is from growing up over here in America not much is really that different over there, except the language barrier at times.

How would you describe yourself as a basketball player?

Myself as a player a good teammate first, combo guard who can make others better. Very strong and athletic and someone who does what it takes to win!

OK, that's it Orlando. Thanks again and good luck in new club!

Thanks for taking the time to talk to me.   

Jean Abdel
Best players of Lebanese LBL round 7 (Second Stage) - 2 days ago
JEAN ABDEL NOUR Experienced Former international Swingman Jean Abdel Nour (198-G/F-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Al Riyadi and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 7 (Second Stage). The 34-year old swingman had a double-double of 25 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team beat Champville (#3, 14-10) 91-81. It allowed Al Riyadi to jump to the first place in the Lebanese LBL. Al Riyadi have a solid 20-4 record....   [read more]

Jean Abdel
LBL Round 7 (Second Stage): Al Riyadi keeps a leadership position in their group - 3 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Al Riyadi as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Group A. Al Riyadi defeated 3rd placed Champville in Beirut 91-81. Al Riyadi dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Champville's 42. They outrebounded Champville 42-31 including 33 on the defensive glass. The former international swingman Jean Abdel-Nour (198-83) fired a double-d...   [read more]

Deng Deng
Louaize adds Deng to their roster - 6 days ago
DENG DENG Louaize Zouk (LBL) added to their roster 26-year old Australian-South Sudanese forward Deng Deng (203-98kg-92, college: Baylor, agency: Slash Sports). He started the season at Korihait in Finnish Korisliiga. In 8 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8bpg this season. The last season Deng played at Tadamon where in four LBL games he averaged 13.8ppg, 8.8rpg, 3.0spg and 2.5bpg. He also played for Al Shamal in Qatari D1 earlier that season. In 5 games he had very impres...   [read more]

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Travis Franklin (ex Louaize) signs at Al Gharafa - 3 hours ago  
Travis Franklin (ex Louaize) replaces Justin Hawkins in Al Gharafa - 6 days ago  
Moutahed adds Ilic to their roster (Ex Al-Nweidrat) - 6 days ago  
Al Riyadi edge Al Jaish in West Asia Basketball League opener - 7 days ago  
Lebanese LBL round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Dewayne Jackson - 8 days ago  
LBL Round 6: #1 Al Riyadi is defeated by Beirut Club - 8 days ago  
Jarrid Famous' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Lebaneses playing currently abroad: - 8 days ago  
Limburg United lands Marvelle Harris, ex Louaize - 9 days ago  
Byblos adds two more players to the roster - 10 days ago  
Ben Romdhane's 26 points and 6 rebounds give him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 11 days ago  
LBL Round 5: Derby game ends with Beirut Club's defeat of Sagesse - 11 days ago  
Byblos add Marko Dujkovic to their roster - 11 days ago  
Wael Arakji's triple-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - 12 days ago  
Al Gharafa inks Jahmar Young, ex Beirut Club - 13 days ago  
LBL Round 4 (Second Stage): Homenetmen beats Beirut Club in a derby game - 13 days ago  
Champville lands Travis Trice, ex Bullets - 17 days ago  
Interview with newcomer at CS Antonins - Kevin Brown - 18 days ago  
Joseph Jones (ex Limoges) signs at Beirut Club - 18 days ago  
Lebanese LBL round 3 (Second Stage) best performance: Bassel Bawji (by Interperformances) - 18 days ago  
LBL Round 3: Al Riyadi defeats Homenetmen in the closest game of the week - 19 days ago  
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