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 1 Petrochimi 15-1 
 2 Chemidor 14-2 
 3 Naft Abadan 11-4 
 4 Gorgan 10-5 
 5 Zob Ahan 7-8 
 6 Pegah Tehran 4-11 
 7 Army 4-11 
 8 Mashad 4-12 
 9 Raad 0-15 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dominique JONES
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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Kazemi knows no game is easy just because Iran is Iran - Dec 30, 2017

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TEHRAN (FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers) - Arsalan Kazemi knows every game in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers will be tough. That's why Kazemi was that much happier that he and his Iran teammates got a wake-up right out of the gates.

Iran's first Qualifier in November came against Iraq, and the opponents showed no fear of the long-time Asian powers and Iran found themselves losers of the first game 74-66.
"It was very disappointing, but it's good that it happened so early to wake us up and show us that no game will come easy just because we are the Iranian national team," said Kazemi, who had seven points and seven rebounds in the loss. "We have to earn every victory and the teams that come to face us are extra motivated and looking for an upset."
The 6ft 7in (2.01m) small forward said it was just a matter of Iran not showing up.
"When you lose a game you can come up with all the excuses you can to cover it up, but in that game we didn't play like the Iranian national team and the Iraqi team played better than us," the 27-year-old said.
The three-time Asian champions bounced back in fine form with a 65-39 blowout of Qatar in front of their home supporters in Tehran.
"The second game we came together as a team and played much better and obviously we wanted to have a good showing in front of our fans," said Kazemi, who picked up four points, 17 rebounds and five assists against Qatar.
The Esfahan native Kazemi, who plays his professional basketball with the Petrochimi in Iran's Superleage, said he enjoys the new Competition System.

"I like it because usually we only play for the national team during the summer, but with this new system we play throughout the year. Plus we get to play at home in front of our fans which is awesome," said Kazemi, who has played for the senior team since 2010.
The scene at the Azady Gym was pretty impressive, Kazemi admitted.
"It was awesome. Personally, I was nervous at the beginning of the game because I never had the opportunity to play in the stadium with that many people. And as the competition goes on and we have to play tougher teams I'm sure that we will need a bigger stadium."
Kazemi believes the new system with home Qualifiers will also help the sport grow in Iran.
"It will help big time, because having a successful national team will help with sponsors and having a better league and the fact that all the games will be televised is going to even make it better," he said. "People get to come and support their favorite players - kind of like a make up relationship between fans and basketball in my country."
Kazemi said the Qualifiers are also a good testing ground for the next group of Iranian talents to show they are ready to step into some pretty big footsteps of a generation of stars that brought the country to huge heights in the game - including Hamed Haddadi, Mahdi Kamrani and Samad Nikkhah Bahrami.
"They were all great players, but obviously Haddadi is on a different level and everyone knows that. And it will be very tough without him if he decides to retire from the national team," said Kazemi, who has played with Haddadi at two FIBA Basketball World Cups, the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2016 and two FIBA Asia Cups.
Kazemi is a couple years older than the next group of players who will need to be future leaders such as Behnam Yakhchali, Sajjad Mashayekhi and Mohammad Jamshidi.
"The young guys have a lot of talent but they need more experience especially Behnam and Sajjad. They are both 23 years old - very young and talented and they have a lot of years to play and they will be the future of the Iranian basketball," he said.
There is also 22-year-old Vahid Dalirzahan who had 10 points against Qatar, while 25-year-old Meisam Mirzaei had 14 points, four rebounds and two steals versus Qatar.
The Iranian team also included 21-year-old Navid Rezaeifar, who played three minutes against Qatar and picked up one steal. He also picked up a big supporter in Kazemi.
"I like the kid. He is young and he can score the basketball as good as anyone on the team," Kazemi said of Rezaeifar, who played on the world stage already at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2015. "Sometimes we mess with him and tell ask you 'Is there something wrong with your pass button.' He has a bright future."
After not playing in the Iraq game, the youngsters all got to play against Qatar and showed what they are capable of - thanks also to the leadership cues from Kazemi.
"I have been an all-around player my entire career, and I will continue to do the same and become more of leader and help the young guys improve and push them to go harder every day."
One good thing for Kazemi and Iran is that the wake-up call is already out of the way.

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