Galil Gilboa adds Bowman to their roster, ex Samsung Th. - Jan 20, 2013
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Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Winner League) added to their roster 29-year old American forward Brandon Bowman (204-84, college: Georgetown). He just played at Seoul Samsung Thunders in South Korean KBL league. In four games this season he recorded 13.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0bpg. Bowman also played at Dongbu Promy (KBL) in KBL earlier that season. In four games this year he averaged 11.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg. The last season he played at Maccabi Rishon. In 30 Winner League games last year he averaged 14.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. The previous (10-11) season Bowman played at Zvezda (A League) in Serbian A League. In 17 games that year he averaged 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. The other team Bowman played shortly was Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) in French ProA. In 5 games he averaged 4.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 3 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.0apg. Another team Bowman played that season for was Lukoil Academik (NBL) in Bulgarian NBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 15 NBL games he averaged 10.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.6spg. Bowman also played 7 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged 8.9ppg and 4.1rpg. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he averaged impressive 16.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg and 1.5bpg. In 2006 Bowman was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in third round (30th overall). The former Georgetown University standout is in his seventh season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as Bowman played in the final of German Bundesliga in 2009. He was also voted NABC All-NCAA District 4 1st Team back in 2005 at his college time. Bowman was a member of USA U18 National Team in 2003. He is quite experienced player. Bowman has played also professionally in Italy, Turkey (Tofas), NBA (Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers) and D-League (Bakersfield Jam). On Bowman: A very versatile player who can spend time in either forward slot. Good shooter and quick runner, can score in traffic or create his shot from the dribble. Goes well to the offensive rebounds, has a great leaping ability. Above all, he s a very good defender on every kind of opponent, with a relentless mentality that makes him a very good player for the European leagues.
6th Asian University Men's Basketball Championship: Semi-Finals - 2 days ago
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On Sep.23rd, the Semi-finals officially started. To attract more audiences and supporters, the venue was moved to Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace, one of the largest sports halls in Mongolia, which was equipped with the latest and modern facilities. Had returned from the beautiful grassland and valleys, all the players were refreshed and more engaged into the matches. Korea vs. Kazakhstan The two countries shared some similarities. Both weren't able to send the best players here due to the nat... [read more]
On Sep.23rd, the Semi-finals officially started. To attract more audiences and supporters, the venue was moved to Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace, one of the largest sports halls in Mongolia, which was equipped with the latest and modern facilities. Had returned from the beautiful grassland and valleys, all the players were refreshed and more engaged into the matches. Korea vs. Kazakhstan The two countries shared some similarities. Both weren't able to send the best players here due to the national championship was held at the same time. Despite of never winning a single match in the preliminary round, they didn't lose confidence, and both were extremely keen for a victory. Korea struck firstly to control the pace. Kazakhstan team was not quite used to the fast attack and was left behind badly in the first period. In the second period, Kazakh team strengthened the guard section, taking the man to man defense tactics to resolve several Korean threatening shots. At the same time, their forwards and centrals kept on scoring. No.15 Bolat delivered five 2-points, helping Kazakhstan to narrow the score gap by over 10 points at the end of first half. Realizing attack was the best defense, Korea team began their journey of frenzied counterattack. No.20 Oh Seunghyun got 5 out of 8 field goals and succeeded in scoring all the three 3-point shots. No. 30 You Jinsoo contributed 6 assists and grabbed 9 rebounds. Finally, Korea won by 83:72 and got a place to compete for the 5th place with Macau China tomorrow. Kazakhstan finished all the matches. Despite of getting no victory, they contributed so many excellent shots. Their never-giving-up spirit and sportsmanship won all the opponents' respect.
Hong Kong China vs. Mongolia With the advantage in both height and smooth cooperation, Mongolia team started the match with full energy, and apparently Hong Kong China was difficult in coping with the furious attack. Aiming to the final, Mongolia swept Hong Kong China with the score of 106:67. 4 Mongolian boys gave the double-double performance and got all the free throws in. Although losing the game, Hong Kong China team performed better in the 3-points, 'Mongolia guards are so tall and strong, we have to focus more on the shootings outside the painted area.' Hong Kong China team coach Siu Wing Ho said, 'We learnt a lot from this championship, especially when facing a tough rival. The emotion control is of crucial importance, and our players need more practice.'
Chinese Taipei vs. China In the 5th Asian University Men's Basketball Championship, Chinese Taipei was defeated by China in the final. Today, the old rivals met again. This time, Chinese Taipei totally dominated the game and revenged over China by 124:50. All Chinese Taipei starting five players got double scores, especially No.7 Po-Yu Tseng (183-G-96), who only played 19 minutes, but made 7 out of 9 balls, all free throws in, 3 assists without a single personal foul or turnout, which was an amazing record in this championship. With 3 major players injured, China team did not showed their best performance. 'We are not satisfied but we accept the result, Chinese Taipei team is really brilliant.' said team coach Lin Xiaolin. Finally Chinese Taipei paved their way to the final. 'We've been practiced intensively for the last three months and we deserve all the victories. We are confident to keep the winning steak and kiss the gold medal.' Chinese Taipei main coach Parker Charles Henry said. Tomorrow was the last day of the championship. All of the final four teams had encountered their opponents in the preliminary round, so they knew each other's advantage and disadvantage, and were better prepared than the first match. The final matches would be more fascinating. Courtesy of: ausf.org
Samsung Seoul Thunders Explodes in Victory Over Dragons - 3 days ago
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In their first return to the OCBC Arena since winning the ASEAN Basketball League, the Westports Malaysia Dragons took a defeat at the hands of the Seoul Samsung Thunders, 99-70. The winning side was led by Michael Craig (196-G/F-91, college: S.Mississippi) with 25 points and 9 rebounds. The defending ABL Champions had some familiar faces on their roster for the tournament - Kuek Tien Yuan (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Wong Yi Hou (4 points, 4 rebounds), but this was a relatively new group o... [read more]
In their first return to the OCBC Arena since winning the ASEAN Basketball League, the Westports Malaysia Dragons took a defeat at the hands of the Seoul Samsung Thunders, 99-70. The winning side was led by Michael Craig (196-G/F-91, college: S.Mississippi) with 25 points and 9 rebounds. The defending ABL Champions had some familiar faces on their roster for the tournament - Kuek Tien Yuan (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Wong Yi Hou (4 points, 4 rebounds), but this was a relatively new group of Dragons that the crowd got to see. The Seoul Samsung Thunder of the Korean Basketball League might have been slightly tired from their duel with Mighty Sports (Philippines) last night as they struggled to shake off the Malaysia squad. The Thunders would lead by only 13-11 at the 5 minute mark of the first quarter. Without last season's usual firepower of Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure), Reggie Johnson (208-C-89, college: Miami, FL, agency: Three Eye Sports), Calvin Godfrey (206-F-90, college: Memphis), and Jason Brickman, the Dragons had to turn to freshly signed import, Joel Wright (201-F-90, college: Texas St.). Fresh from a stint in the Philippine Basketball Association, Wright exploded with 13 points in the first quarter alone. The Thunders would respond with the athletic play of Craig, who matched Wright with 13 points in the quarter along with a couple of highlight reel dunks. It would be a 9 point gap for the Dragons to overcome the rest of the way, trailing 24-33 after one quarter. The Korean side continued to break away from the Dragons in the second quarter. Thunders' Coach Lee Sangmin felt comfortable enough to rest his key starters throughout the game. They would have 5 players score in double digits while 11 of the 12 players fielded got on the scoreboard. Lee Si-Jun (181-G-83) came off the bench and notched an impressive 17 points, 5 three point shots and 11 rebounds. Joel Wright scored a game-high 37 points for the Dragons in his debut. Dragons' Coach Goh Cheng Huat, however, decided to sit him on the bench for the majority of the final interval to let his Malaysian players soak in the Merlion Cup experience. Losing this game is a rough start for the Westports Malaysia Dragons in the Merlion Cup. However, they will still have a shot at making the semifinals depending on the result of their match up against Mighty Sports tomorrow (23rd September) at 6:30 PM. Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com
6th Asian University Men's Basketball Championship: 2nd Competition Day - 4 days ago
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Sep. 20th marked the second day of competition. After trainings in the morning, the first match started at 13:00 between China and Korea. China vs. Korea 80:67 It was the first match for China. Since there are only 3 teams in Group A and Korea was defeated by Hong Kong, China on Sep. 19th by 109: 71. If China won, they would get the chance to semi-final directly. China showed their determination and took the lead from the beginning. They moved very fast and made several threatening and ef... [read more]
Sep. 20th marked the second day of competition. After trainings in the morning, the first match started at 13:00 between China and Korea. China vs. Korea 80:67 It was the first match for China. Since there are only 3 teams in Group A and Korea was defeated by Hong Kong, China on Sep. 19th by 109: 71. If China won, they would get the chance to semi-final directly. China showed their determination and took the lead from the beginning. They moved very fast and made several threatening and effective breaks. What's more, they successfully blocked Korea Player No. 6's (who almost contributed half points in the last match) offenses and lowered his field goal. On the other hand, Korea kept with China and fought very hard in the last two periods and gained 28 points in the 4th period while China got only 12. However, the lap was too big and China did not leave the chance for Korea to catch up. Finally, China defeated Korea by 80:67.
Macau, China vs. Kazakhstan 111:41 Although lost to Chinese Taipei in the previous day, Macau China swept the bad mood and did a wonderful job in this competition. They adjusted the strategy by strengthening the defense, forcing the opponents to make more fouls and fast breaking the opponents' defense. Obviously, No. 34 from Macau China was really MVP of the game who contributed most 23 points, followed by No. 93, who contributed 20 points. Finally, Macau won and stopped the points by 111: 41.
Mongolia vs. Chinese Taipei 84:90 At 18:00, right after the celebration for the International Day of University Sports (IDUS), the last match between the host country Mongolia and Chinese Taipei began. The competition between the two teams draw lot of attention and the stadium was full of audience. Throughout the four periods, the two teams kept in with each other. Mongolia was tough and player No. 6 was good at fast break and contributed 19 points within 32 minutes. But in the last two periods, Mongolia made several fouls and gave Chinese Taipei more chances to organize offences. What's more, Chinese Taipei got a better three-point shot percentage by 40% while Mongolia only 26%. Finally the scores ended at 84:90, and Chinese Taipei won. Courtesy of: ausf.org
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