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IBL Standings
The Golden Pistol Group
 1. Al Nift 23-3 
 2. Al Shurtah 22-4 
 3. Al Kahraba 18-8 
 4. Nift Al-Janoub 14-12 
 5. Al Karkh 12-14 
Places 6-10
 1. Al Mina 8-10 
 2. Al Hilla 7-11 
 3. Al-Tadamoun 4-14 
 4. Al Nasiriyah 1-17 
 5. Al-Khtot Al-Jawiya 1-17 
Stage One Standings
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Al Gezira 3-0 
 2 JS Manazeh 2-1 
 3 Al-Muharraq 1-2 
 4 FUS Rabat 0-3 
Group B
 1 Homenetmen 3-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 2-1 
 3 FAR Rabat 1-2 
 4 Al Nizwa 0-3 
Group C
 1 ASS Sale 3-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-1 
 3 Al Fateh 1-2 
 4 Ahli Shabab 0-3 
WABA Champions Cup Standings
 1 Petrochimi 3-0 
 2 Al Riyadi 2-1 
 3 Sariya 1-2 
 4 Al Jaish 0-3 


Al Nift lands Tayloe Taylor - Sep 3, 2018

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Defending champion Al Nift Baghdad (IBL) landed 32-year old American guard Tayloe Taylor (191-86, college: Livingstone). He played in the summer at Memphis State (The Basketball Tournament) in the U.S. Taylor managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). He ended the last season at Politehnica Iasi (Liga Nationala) in league where in 12 games he averaged impressive 21.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.4apg and 2.2spg. But the most of that year Taylor spent at Union Neuchatel Basket (SBL) in league. In 18 games he had very remarkable stats: 15.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg and 2.2spg.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Taylor experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Taylor has played previously professionally in Finland (LoKoKo Bisons), Italy (Ruvo), Mexico (Pioneros Los Mochis), Romania (Craiova), MBL (Dayton Air Strikers) and CBA (Memphis SK).
He attended Livingstone College until 2009 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

Al Nift Baghdad roster for 2018-2019:

Tayloe Taylor
Qutaiba Al-Doori
Karrar Hamzah

Ali Hamad
Ali Ismael
Abdullah Abdullah

Hussein Algburi
Ali Hameed

Coach: Khaled Yahya

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Iraq  

Clark is back at Nift Al-Janoub - 3 days ago
DARIOUS CLARK Nift Al-Janoub (IBL) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Darious Clark (190-95kg-90, college: Slippery Rock). It is actually his comeback to Basra as he has played here before. Clark played last summer at Team ABC2 (The Basketball Tournament) in the U.S but he didn't play with any professional team during season 2017-2018. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Saudi Arabian League championship title in 2015. Clark was also voted A...   [read more]

Aaron McCarthy is the new head coach of of Al Shurtah club!! (Ex Ahli) - 4 days ago
Al Shurtah Police club has announced the signing of the experienced 56 years old American Coach Aaron McCarthy who arrived in Baghdad and had his first practice session with the team yesterday. Actually, it's not the first experience for coach Aaron in the Middle East he has worked in Bahrain last season with Ahli club and led them to the 2nd position in the regular season, but it's the first experience for American Coach with Iraqi basketball. Coach Aaron is very experienced coach who...   [read more]

Al Shurtah lands Ahmed Al-Tameemi - 11 days ago
Al Shurtah Police (IBL) tabbed experienced 34-year old international forward Ahmed Al-Tameemi (200-91kg-84). He has played for the last two years at Al Karkh. Among other achievements Al-Tameemi received Iraqi League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2017. He also represented Iraq at the FIBA Asia Challenge in Tehran (Iran) two years ago. Al-Tameemi's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 3 games: 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg. Al-Tameemi Duhok. Al Shurtah Police...   [read more]

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