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SBL Standings
 1. Al Fateh 16-3 
 2. Al Nasr 16-3 
 3. Al Ittihad 16-3 
 4. Uhud 14-5 
 5. Al Ansar 12-7 
 6. Al Ahli Jeddah 12-7 
 7. Al Hilal 9-10 
 8. Al Wehda 7-12 
 9. Al Salam 5-14 
 10. Al Arabi 4-15 
 11. Al Nahda 2-17 
 12. Al Noor 1-18 
Full Standings
Last:3/28/2017
D1 Standings
 1. Al Safa 8-1 
 2. Al Kweldeeh 7-2 
 3. Al Hidaya 6-3 
 4. Al Shrooq 6-3 
 5. Al-Watany 6-3 
 6. Hajer 6-3 
 7. Al-Taraf 5-4 
 8. Al Jabil 4-5 
 9. Abha 2-7 
 10. Al Rawda 2-7 
 11. Al-Trgee 1-8 
 12. Mder 1-8 
Last:2/14/2017
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 ASS Sale 4-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-2 
 3 Sporting 2-2 
 4 Al Fateh 1-3 
 5 Sagesse 1-3 
Group B
 1 ES Sahel 4-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 3-1 
 3 Al Mina 2-2 
 4 DSG 1-3 
 5 As Seeb 0-4 
Last:11/17/2016
Saudi Arabian men teams in Asian cups 2016-2017
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Al Noor Mar.31 Al Ansar 89%
Al Ahli Jedd 65% Mar.31 Uhud
Al Fateh 50% Mar.31 Al Ittihad
Al Hilal 60% Mar.31 Al Arabi
Al Nasr 94% Mar.31 Al Nahda
Al Salam 52% Mar.31 Al Wehda
Inteview with Marlon Parmer - Apr 16, 2009


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Eurobasket Correspondent Ozell Wells had the chance to sit down with Marlon Parmer (191-G-80, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Ky Wesleyan), recent addition to Al Ittihad Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and new Saudi Regular season champion aafter thispast weeksaction.

EU: MP, it is great to see you back on this side of the map. How is everything this time around? This is your 3rd tour of duty inthe region after leaving your mark in Qatar with the Heir Apparent Cup, the Emirs Cup and an MVP award. How much different is Saudi?
MP: Well Ozell it feels great to be back with my old team here in Saudi its been nothing but true love since I arrived. The organazation has welcomed me back with open arms. Saudi is a little different then Qatar because its two professionals in Saudi and was only one in Qatar when I was there. I think the players in Saudi have a higher basketball IQ then the players in Qatar. The qatar league is a little more athletic then the Saudi League. Both leagues are competitive and were great experiences to play in. This time around here in Saudi I have seen a lot of the younger players get better and they really worked on some of there weaknesses.. The veteran leadership with Captain Adel and Ali Maghrabi have been real vital piece in keeping the team in order they are not only the best players on the team ,but also hard workers and very helpful to the young guys.. They have made my job real easy. Saudi is a place where you can really focus just on bball there is not much night life, thats a good thing so you can really excel on the court with no distractions.

EU: What was the biggest reason that you retured to this side of things, after a nice season statiscticaly in the NBA Development League?
MP: I returned here after the dleague because i new this was a great oppurtunity financially and also new it was the top team in Saudi and this was my old team and was a good experience before.

EU: What do u see as the biggest differences between basketball in the D-League and ball in the MidEast?
MP: The diffrenence between the dleague in Saudi is that the center position is smaller in Saudi not any seven footer in the saudi league. Also the dleague is basically a man to man defense where here in Saudi they fullcourt press and also play a lot of zone deffense. On offense there is a lot more freedom in the Saudi league where the Dleague is a bit controlled by the coaches.

EU: Do u see the MidEast as a place that u can settle down and playout the remainder of your career, as Danny Johnson, Andre Pitts have done? With the emergence of Egypt as a TRULY PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE now, there are even more opportunities to play good ball and continue to hone your craft. What
are your thoughts?
MP: Yes I can see myself playing in the middle east the rest of my career because I have had so much success.

EU: Now that u have served to be the missing piece in Ittihads Regular Season Championship, how do u see the club faring in the upcoming playoffs? Any predictions? Which club is your closest competitor?
MP: Well we are in the championship of the tournament tomorrow night and we play against Ohod and it will be a tough game at home for us. It would be nice to come home with 2 gold medals in 09...

EU: The Asian Championships are on the Horizon, do u expect to have a good showing there, if the Ittihad club will participate?
MP: This year itthad won't be in Asia tournament.

EU: Dou have any final thoughts for your fans? Those in Qatar,Saudi and family/friends back in the US?
MP: Well first off I would like to give praise to God he is the reason why i have made it this far in my career. I also would like to give a big shout out to my Father for putting the basketball in my hands at age four. I also would like to thank my moms for bringing me in the world. I would also like to thank my college coach Ray Harper, my boy DJ, Christine,Marvella,Joe,Shipp,agent Ghassan and Hassan the Ittihad manager for bringing me back,Captain Adel and Ali Maghrabi and my teammates. Last but not least all the fans from High School, College,CBA,Europe,NBDl, Middle east and allitihad fans. Thanks to you Ozell it was a real pleasure to do an interview with you man!!

EUROBASKET WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MARLONONCE AGAIN ON ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE REGION AND WISH HIM THE BEST OF LUCK IN THE UPCOMING PLAYOFFS IN THE SAUDI LEAGUE!   



SBL Round 19: Al Nasr edge Al Fateh by two points - 1 day ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in SBL. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and derby games. The most exciting game of round 19 in the SBL took place in Riyadh. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Al Fateh (16-3) to third ranked Al Nasr (16-3) 65-63 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Al Nasr keeps a pos...   [read more]
SBL Round 18: Al Ansar beats Uhud by three after a very close game - 4 days ago
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute surprises and upsets. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The most exciting game of round 18 in the SBL took place in Medina. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 3rd ranked Uhud (14-4) to sixth ranked Al Ansar (11-7) 82-79 on Friday evening. It ended at...   [read more]
SBL Round 17: Top-ranked Al Fateh wins another game - 10 days ago
The round 17 was rather boring as all games ended with very predictable results. SBL top team - Al Fateh (15-2) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Al Noor (1-16) in Mecca 82-67. Al Fateh maintains first place with 15-2 record, which they share with Al Nasr. Al Noor lost fourteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Al Fateh is looking forward to face Al Salam (#9) in Al-Awamiyah in the next round...   [read more]


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