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D1 Standings
 1. El Jaysh 18-0 
 2. Al Gharafa 16-2 
 3. Al Arabi 12-6 
 4. Al Rayyan 12-6 
 5. Al Wakrah 7-11 
 6. Al Shamal 7-11 
 7. Al Ahli 6-12 
 8. Al Sadd 5-13 
 9. Qatar Club 5-13 
 10. Al Khor 2-16 
Season 2016-2017
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports
Abroad
Stats
Qatari men teams in Asian cups 2016-2017
 Asia Cham.Cup:
 Arab Cl.Cham:
Points Per Game
 Michael TAYLOR
  Al Gharafa
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 33
 1. Taylor, Al Gharafa33.0 
 2. Justice, Qatar Club31.0 
 3. Ayeni, Al Wakrah29.4 
 4. Blair, Al Wakrah29.2 
 5. Doggett, Qatar Club28.4 
 6. Haras, Al Shamal26.6 
 7. Gary, Al Khor26.1 
 8. Hamilton, Al Shamal25.8 
 9. Anderson, Al Rayyan25.2 
 10. Macklin, El Jaysh24.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Oumar SECK
  Al Sadd
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Seck, Al Sadd17.1 
 2. Haras, Al Shamal16.2 
 3. Bell, Al Rayyan15.2 
 4. West, Al Sadd13.5 
 5. Doggett, Qatar Club12.3 
 6. Deng, Al Shamal12.2 
 7. Adako, Al Arabi11.9 
 8. Ayeni, Al Wakrah11.3 
 9. Young, Al Khor10.3 
 10. Macklin, El Jaysh9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Al Wakrah
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Blair, Al Wakrah9.0 
 2. Jereminov, Al Ahli7.9 
 3. Watson, Al Shamal7.5 
 4. Justice, Qatar Club7.2 
 5. Abilmoni, El Jaysh5.8 
 6. James, El Jaysh5.8 
 7. Gary, Al Khor5.8 
 8. Taylor, Al Gharafa5.7 
 9. Hamilton, Al Shamal5.6 
 10. Fouda, Al Sadd5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dominic JAMES
  El Jaysh
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. James, El Jaysh3.9 
 2. Blair, Al Wakrah3.3 
 3. Justice, Qatar Club2.8 
 4. Deng, Al Shamal2.8 
 5. Monroe, Al Gharafa2.8 
 6. Anderson, Al Rayyan2.6 
 7. Seydou-E., Al Ahli2.4 
 8. Bell, Al Rayyan2.4 
 9. Jereminov, Al Ahli2.3 
 10. Mohamed, Al Rayyan2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Deng DENG
  Al Shamal
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Deng, Al Shamal4.0 
 2. Young, Al Khor1.9 
 3. Sykes, Al Sadd1.7 
 4. West, Al Sadd1.6 
 5. Seck, Al Sadd1.4 
 6. Macklin, El Jaysh1.3 
 7. Bell, Al Rayyan1.2 
 8. Adako, Al Arabi1.0 
 9. Haras, Al Shamal1.0 
 10. Ayeni, Al Wakrah0.9 

Gharafa celebrate Cup title (Photo:qatarbasketball.qa)
Player of the week

     Vernon Macklin
      El Jaysh
      (208-F/C-104)
      

    Al Gharafa wins the 2017 Emir Cup (Photo:alkass.net)

    El Jaysh Army SC Doha wins the Qatari D1 2016-2017 title (Photo:qatarbasketball.qa)

    El Jaysh Army SC Doha 2016-17
    Dominic James
    James
    Vernon Macklin
    Macklin
    Fadi Hani Abilmoni
    Abilmoni
    Mohd Mohamed Yousef
    Mohamed Yousef
    Ali Saeed Erfan
    Erfan
    # Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
    14  James Dominic 180 (5'11'') PG 86 USA
    22  Macklin Vernon 208 (6'10'') F/C 86 USA
    6  Abilmoni Fadi Hani 184 (6'1'') PG 0 Qatar
    33  Mohamed Yousef Mohd 204 (6'9'') C 82 Qatar
    30  Erfan Ali Saeed 198 (6'6'') PF 83 Qatar
    1  El Hadary Mansour 177 (5'10'') PG 90 Sudan Qatar
    10  Ndoye Alioune Badara 199 (6'7'') F 86 Senegal Qatar

    Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Awards 2017 - Mar 3, 2017


    Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 1st Team 2017
    Dominic James
    James
    Fadi Hani Abilmoni
    Abilmoni
    Olatunbo Ayeni
    Ayeni
    Sammy Monroe
    Monroe
    Vernon Macklin
    Macklin

    Player of the Year: Dominic James (180-PG-86) of El Jaysh
    Guard of the Year: Dominic James (180-PG-86) of El Jaysh
    Forward of the Year: Olatunbo Ayeni (196-F-87) of Al Wakrah
    Center of the Year: Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86) of El Jaysh
    Import of the Year: Dominic James (180-PG-86) of El Jaysh
    Domestic Player of the Year: Fadi Hani Abilmoni (184-PG) of El Jaysh
    Coach of the Year: Kosay Hatem of Al Gharafa

    1st Team
    PG: Dominic James (180-PG-86) of El Jaysh
    PG: Fadi Hani Abilmoni (184-PG) of El Jaysh
    F: Olatunbo Ayeni (196-F-87) of Al Wakrah
    F: Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) of Al Gharafa
    F/C: Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86) of El Jaysh

    2nd Team
    G: Larry Blair (183-G-84) of Al Wakrah
    G/F: Mohd Hassan Mohamed (191-G/F-91) of Al Rayyan
    F/G: Wayne Arnold (193-F/G-84) of Al Gharafa
    SF: Adamu Saaka (198-SF-88) of Al Arabi
    F/C: Manny Adako (203-F/C-87) of Al Arabi

    Honorable Mention
    Tanguy Ngombo (197-F-84) of Al Rayyan
    Mame Souleye (206-C-87) of Al Arabi
    Ali Saeed Erfan (198-PF-83) of El Jaysh
    Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) of Al Gharafa
    Emir Mujkic of Al Wakrah
    Oumar Seck (208-C-88) of Al Sadd
    Quinton Doggett (206-F-90) of Qatar Club
    James Justice (178-PG-89) of Qatar Club

    All-Domestic Players Team
    PG: Fadi Hani Abilmoni (184-PG) of El Jaysh
    G/F: Mohd Hassan Mohamed (191-G/F-91) of Al Rayyan
    G/F: Abdulrahman Saad (185-G/F-96) of Al Gharafa
    PF: Ali Saeed Erfan (198-PF-83) of El Jaysh
    C: Mame Souleye (206-C-87) of Al Arabi

    All-Imports Team
    PG: Dominic James (180-PG-86) of El Jaysh
    F/G: Wayne Arnold (193-F/G-84) of Al Gharafa
    F: Olatunbo Ayeni (196-F-87) of Al Wakrah
    F: Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) of Al Gharafa
    F/C: Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86) of El Jaysh


    El Jaysh celebrate League title - Mar 3, 2017


    The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Gharafa (#2). El Jaysh (18-0) won against visiting Al Gharafa (16-2) 74-65 and celebrated the League title. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 35-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Al Gharafa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) who led his team to a victory with 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). point guard Fadi-Hani Abilmoni (184) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for Al Gharafa. Undefeated El Jaysh have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-0 record. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost.
    Important game to mention about took place in Doha. Ninth ranked Al Sadd (5-13) saved a 3-point derby victory on the road edging 7th ranked Al Ahli (6-12) 77-74 on Wednesday evening. Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) scored 9 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and AJ West chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic (201-90, agency: Interperformances) with 27 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Al Sadd moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Qatar Club. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost.
    The game between 10th ranked Al Khor (2-16) and fourth ranked Al Arabi (12-6) in Al Khor on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Doha beat Al Khor 80-62. Manny Adako notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 31 points and 18 rebounds by Dairese Gary did not help to save the game for Al Khor. Al Arabi moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Rayyan. Al Khor lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost.

    El Jaysh - Al Gharafa 74-65

    The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Doha: El Jaysh (#1) and Al Gharafa (#2). El Jaysh (18-0) won against visiting Al Gharafa (16-2) 74-65 to claim League title. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Al Gharafa. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 35-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Al Gharafa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American power forward Vernon Macklin (208-86, college: Florida) who led his team to a victory with 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Point guard Fadi-Hani Abilmoni (184) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and Senegalese Hassino Ndoye (-92) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Al Gharafa. El Jaysh have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-0 record. Al Gharafa at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Al Gharafa: S.Monroe 24+12reb+2ast, W.Arnold 14+1reb+1ast, H.Ndoye 13+6reb+2ast, A.Saad 9+2reb+2ast, O.Salem 3+3reb+1ast, K.Abdalla Adam 2+6reb
    El Jaysh: V.Macklin 38+8reb+1ast, D.James 13+8reb+1ast, F.Hani Abilmoni 13+8reb+4ast, A.Saeed Erfan 7+6reb+4ast, M.El Hadary 3+3reb+4ast, M.Mohamed Yousef 0+4reb+2ast
    gschID: 533686


    Al Ahli - Al Sadd 74-77

    Important game to mention about took place in Doha. Ninth ranked Al Sadd (5-13) saved a 3-point derby victory on the road edging 7th ranked Al Ahli (6-12) 77-74 on Wednesday evening. Al Ahli was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 22-18 charge of Al Sadd, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Al Ahli 42-21 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Senegalese center Oumar Seck (208-88) scored 9 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward AJ West (206-91, college: Nevada) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Al Sadd players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic (201-90, agency: Interperformances) with 27 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Serbian point guard Branko Jereminov (186-87) scored 16 points and 8 assists. Al Sadd moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Qatar Club. Al Ahli at the other side keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Al Ahli: A.Mitrovic 27+4reb+2ast, A.Al-Muftah 16+5reb+3ast, B.Jereminov 16+4reb+8ast, O.Ahmad 6+1reb+1ast, H.Omar 5+4reb+4ast, M.Essam 2
    Al Sadd: F.Nabil Abuissa 19+2reb+4ast, M.Ouiri 16+6reb+1ast, A.West 16+10reb+2ast, F.Sadikovic 11+2reb+1ast, O.Seck 9+20reb+5ast, O.Saad 6+2reb+5ast
    gschID: 533685


    Al Khor - Al Arabi 62-80

    The game between 10th ranked Al Khor (2-16) and fourth ranked Al Arabi (12-6) in Al Khor on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Doha beat Al Khor 80-62. The game was mostly controlled by Al Arabi. Al Khor managed to win fourth quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Al Khor 52-39 including a 39-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Al Arabi looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Al Khor's players. Nigerian-American power forward Manny Adako (203-87, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and American-Ghanian Adamu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman) supported him with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 31 points and 18 rebounds by American point guard Dairese Gary (185-88, college: N.Mexico) did not help to save the game for Al Khor. Khaled Roushdi Mohamed added 10 points and 9 rebounds. Al Arabi moved-up to third place, which they share with Al Rayyan. Al Khor lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost.
    Top scorers:
    Al Khor: D.Gary 31+18reb+2ast, K.Roushdi Mohamed 10+9reb+2ast, M.Lasheen 9+7reb, S. Nedim 9, M.Elserafy Shawky 3+3reb+2ast, A.Adam 0+1reb
    Al Arabi: A.Saaka 26+11reb+6ast, M.Adako 23+17reb+7ast, M.Souleye 13+11reb+1ast, G.Momar Talla 7+2reb+5ast, K.Masoud Al Nasr 6+2ast, M.Daoud Mohamed 3+5reb
    gschID: 533684




    Gharafa claim Cup title - Mar 31, 2017


    Gharafa - Rayyan 104:91

    Gharafa celebrated the Qatari Basketball Cup title. They outgunned Rayyan in the Final. Michael Taylor (186-G-86, college: Iowa St.) posted 43 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the winners.
    Gharafa sank 35 points in the first period to take a 12-point lead. Rayyan narrowed the gap in the second term. They pulled within 4 points at the interval 53:49. Rayyan dropped 27 points in the third term. They got as close as 2 points at the final intermission. But Gharafa ignited a 26:15 run in the fourth period and raced to the win. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry) netted 22 points, while Hassino Ndoye (92) added 11 points for the winners. Abdelrahman Abdelhaleem (205-F-96) replied with 26 points and 8 rebounds for Rayyan. Tanguy Ngombo (197-F-84) had 16 points in the loss.

    Gharafa: Michael Taylor 43, Sammy Monroe 22, Hassino Ndoye 11
    Rayyan: Abdelrahman Abdelhaleem 26, Tanguy Ngombo 16


    Al Gharafa wins the 2017 Emir Cup - Apr 28, 2017


    Al Gharafa - El Jaish 92-82

    Al Gharafa won the 2017 Emir Cup in Qatar. In the Final game they outscored El Jaish 92-82. Trailing 19-23 at the end of the first period, Al Gharafa reduced to 1 point at the halftime. Moreover they dominated the second half and posted two victories respectively. Al Gharafa won the third period 22-17 and closed the game with a 27-21 run. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry) top-scored for the winners with 41 points and Michael Taylor (186-G-86, college: Iowa St.) notched 19. Hassino Ndoye (92) posted 12, whilst Malek Salem Abdulla had 10. Dominic James (180-PG-86, college: Marquette) replied with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in a loss. Fadi Hani Abilmona scored 17 and Ali Saeed Erfan (198-PF-83) added 12.



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