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Superleague Standings
 1. Ahvaz 0-0 
 2. Army 0-0 
 3. Azad 0-0 
 4. Chemidor 0-0 
 5. Gorgan 0-0 
 6. Mashad 0-0 
 7. Naft Abadan 0-0 
 8. Petrochimi 0-0 
 9. Tabriz 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dominique JONES
  Azad
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Jones, Azad28.4 
 2. Cook, Chemidor23.1 
 3. Buljan, Kashan22.5 
 4. Robinson, Petrochimi20.9 
 5. Prince, Azad19.2 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan18.6 
 7. Hosley, Arak18.4 
 8. Gacesa, Tabriz17.2 
 9. Ogilvy, Azad15.8 
 10. Allahverdi, Shiraz a.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsalan KAZEMI
  Army
  (200-SF-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kazemi, Army11.5 
 2. Ogilvy, Azad10.6 
 3. Buljan, Kashan10.1 
 4. Williams, Tabriz9.1 
 5. Toncinic, Gorgan8.8 
 6. Hassanzadeh, Naft A.8.4 
 7. Kardoust, Arak8.3 
 8. Mirzaei, Naft A.7.7 
 9. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.7.5 
 10. Cukinas, Chemidor7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dominique JONES
  Azad
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Jones, Azad5.7 
 2. Robinson, Petrochimi4.3 
 3. Nasajpour, Tabriz4.0 
 4. Davarpanah, Naft A.3.6 
 5. Prince, Azad3.6 
 6. Perkins, Naft A.3.5 
 7. Hosley, Arak3.1 
 8. Davoudi, Arak3.0 
 9. Jamshidi, Petrochimi3.0 
 10. Allahverdi, Shiraz a.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Arak
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hosley, Arak2.9 
 2. Kazemi, Army2.7 
 3. Nasajpour, Tabriz2.7 
 4. Prince, Azad2.5 
 5. Davarpanah, Naft A.2.4 
 6. Perkins, Naft A.2.0 
 7. Mashayekhi, Naft A.1.9 
 8. Robinson, Petrochimi1.8 
 9. Afagh, Arak1.8 
 10. Jones, Azad1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Tabriz
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Tabriz4.1 
 2. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.1.1 
 3. Taherpour, Shiraz a.1.1 
 4. Kardoust, Arak1.0 
 5. Riaie, Chemidor1.0 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan0.9 
 7. Moradinasab, Gor.0.9 
 8. Ogilvy, Azad0.8 
 9. Soleimani, Kashan0.8 
 10. Yousofvand, Azad0.7 

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Behdad Sami to Aisa Basket: - Apr 26, 2012


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Here we have a catch-up interview with Behdad Sami (183-G-86, college: Linn Benton CC), who became the worlds first pro Iranian basketball player to play at any level in the USA when he signed with the Georgia Gwizzlies back in 2007. Since then, Behdad has played professionally in 4 countries as well as a couple other stints in the American Basketball Association, and NBA-DLeague workout camps prior to playing in Portugal last season.

How has your career progressed since it began in 2007?

Well, it has definitely been a tough road. No one sees the underdog story and especially what happens behind the scenes. Everyone always sees NBA players and it looks so magical, yet no one pays attention to the sacrifices, dedication, and tough route us overseas ball players take. Its not easy to just get up and leave, and be gone 6-9 months out of each year, but I do it to eventually reach my main goal of the NBA. Ive had some bumps in the road but I cannot complain. Im living my dream of playing basketball for a job, travel the world, and meet people who I consider friends, that I would have never knew existed.

What happened in Portugal? You started the season on a high note, but comparing stat wise to your previous years, it wasnt as good of a season.

Portugal was a roller coaster ride for me. I came in to a team who had just been moved up to the pro league. I wanted to bring all the leadership and skill to help them win as many games as possible. Prior to coming to Portugal, I was having difficulties with my shin, what I assumed was shin splits. Starting the season, I had a couple great games. I felt very comfortable with how I was playing and my stats at the beginning. As the season went on, my shin got progressively worse and it was to the point that before each game and practice, I was taking 4-6 ibuprofens each practice/game day. My shin started heavily affecting my gameplay. There were moments where I couldnt even jump a couple inches off my right leg. However, despite all the pain I was in, I practiced and played everyday and still gave my all. I dont make excuses for my gameplay, and I will admit, I had a bad season last year, but what basketball player hasnt had a bad season? Im looking forward to playing next season and playing the way I know I can, which is at the highest level.

Why didnt you play this 2011/12 season, any specific reason?

YES!!! Besides the NBA lockout domino effect, the main reason I couldnt play is my shin. As I mentioned before, my shin was terrible while I was in Portugal. Little did I know that the ENTIRE season in Portugal, I was playing on a broken shin! When I got back to Los Angeles, I went to one of the best soft tissue specialist in the nation and after a couple MRIs, CT-Scans, and X-rays, the results showed that I not only played my entire season in Portugal on an actual broken shin, but had 5-8 individual stress fractures to go along with it. The worst part was finding out that I could have actually snapped my shin in half and ended my career, thank God that didnt happen. Im currently being treated everyday and doing major physical therapy getting myself back to 100%. Due to this injury, I had to turn down deals from Germany, Mexico, and a couple other countries this last year. I didnt want to play and risk not only having a bad season, but having a career ending injury.

So what are your plans now? What will you do once your shin is healed?

The most important thing is that Im 100% healthy before I contact agents and teams. I want to be able to give them 100% of me and not be limited to what I can do. Im currently feeling better everyday and will be season ready by July and I plan on making a huge comeback, not only for myself, but for my career. I dont like the stats I put up last year especially when I know I can play 10x better than that, broken shin or not. My goal is to get signed to a high level team, and do what I know I can, which is help lead my team to victory. I plan to keep working hard and taking it day by day until I get my chance to get back out there and eventually get to the NBA stage.   




Mahdi
Kamrani
Chemidor lands Mahdi Kamrani - 11 days ago
MAHDI KAMRANI Newly promoted Chemidor Tehran (Superleague) landed experienced 36-year old former Iranian international point guard Mahdi Kamrani (181-78kg-82). He played most recently at Jilin Northeast Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 20 games he averaged 11.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.1apg and 2.4spg in 2016-17 season. The previous (15-16) season Kamrani played at Fly Dragons (also in CBA) where in 34 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 6.5apg and 2.8spg. He also represented Iran...   [read more]

Hamed
Sohrabnejad
Sohrabnejad is back at Gorgan - 11 days ago
HAMED SOHRABNEJAD Shahrdary Gorgan (Superleague) signed experienced 35-year old ex-international power forward Hamed Sohrabnejad (205-97kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Shahrdari Gorgan as he has played here before. Sohrabnejad played last season at Azad (Superleague). A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Honorable Mention. The previous (16-17) season he played at Shahrdary Arak where in 30 Superleague games he had 7.0ppg and 4.7rpg....   [read more]

Arsalan
Kazemi
Asia Champions Cup: Meralco falls to Iran's Petrochimi in wild semifinals clash - 21 days ago
Petrochimi Bandar Imam BC survived the gallant stand of the Meralco Bolts to eke out a 79-74 win in their 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup semifinal match, held last night at Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand. After a closely-fought final quarter which featured a lot of physicality and crucial calls from the referees, Iran's Petrochimi emerged victorious over the Bolts to grab a spot in the club tournament's gold medal game. With majority of the Iranian national team players in their roster,...   [read more]


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