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National League Standings
 1 Astana 36-0 
 2 Barsy Atyrau 26-10 
 3 Almat.Legion 23-13 
 4 Tobol 22-14 
 5 Sinegorie K. 10-26 
 6 Kaspiy Aktau 5-31 
 7 Barsy 2 4-32 
Full Standings
Last:5/1/2019
Higher League Standings
 1 Aktobe 18-7 
 2 Kazygurt 17-8 
 3 Irtysh 16-9 
 4 Bars 15-10 
 5 SDYUSH 6-19 
 6 Tigers Ast. 3-22 
Last:5/3/2019
VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 22-4 
 2 Unics 21-5 
 3 Khimki 20-6 
 4 Lokomotiv 17-9 
 5 Zenit 15-11 
 6 Astana 15-11 
 7 Kalev/Cramo 14-12 
 8 N.Novgorod 14-12 
 9 Enisey 11-15 
 10 VEF Riga 10-16 
 11 Avtodor 9-17 
 12 Stelmet Enea 5-21 
 13 Parma 5-21 
 14 Tsmoki-Minsk 4-22 
Full Standings
Last:4/28/2019
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 1 Anton Bykov18.55 
 2 John Taylor15.27 
 3 Larry Gordon14.63 
 4 Leonidas Kaselakis14.25 
 5 Pavel Miheev14.22 
 6 Malcolm Grant14.00 
 7 Robert Pan13.96 
 8 Justin Carter13.83 
 9 Konstantin Dvirny13.57 
 10 Pavel Ilyin13.50 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Anton Bykov8.32 
 2 Larry Gordon8.00 
 3 Justin Carter7.17 
 4 Vitaliy Lapchenko6.96 
 5 Pavel Miheev6.48 
 6 Robert Pan6.26 
 7 Nikolai Bazhin6.21 
 8 Mikhail Yevstigneev6.16 
 9 Anton Ponomarev6.10 
 10 Dmitry Sviridov6.00 
Assists Per Game
 1 Anthony Clemmons6.73 
 2 Azim Yagodkin6.65 
 3 Malcolm Grant5.25 
 4 Justin Carter4.67 
 5 Timur Sultanov4.48 
 6 Larry Gordon4.38 
 7 Daniil Seleznev4.31 
 8 Shaim Kuanov3.96 
 9 Pavel Ilyin3.90 
 10 Leonidas Kaselakis3.88 
Kazakhstan men teams in Asian cups 2018-2019
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Interview with Da'Quan Cook - Jun 21, 2018


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Da'Quan Cook
Da'Quan Cook (205-F-87, college: St. Bonaventure) is coming off his most acclaimed season as a professional. In his sixth season as a Pro he was named to the Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan 1st Team as well as being honored as Forward of the Year for BK Barsy Atyrau. Aside from the recognition, Cook also posted his most well-rounded statistical season (13.5ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.0apg, 1.3spg) of his career, showing the maturation and development of his basketball understanding during the prime of his basketball years. The Elizabeth, New Jersey native who played collegiately at St. Bonaventure (NCAA1) took some time to go over his past season and preparations for 2018-19.

Q. First off congratulations on being named Asia-Basket.com All-Kazakhstan 1st Team and Forward of the Year. Looking back on the season what is your assessment of your play and the team's achievements?

A. First off thank you. Looking back on the season my assessment of play was to use the most of my versatility by playing inside and outside on the perimeter to give a lot of guys my size a hard time defending me on the perimeter; which created a lot of options for me. This year was a good year for me, my coach and teammates allowed me to play to my strengths. To be able to go play against a good club, such as BK Astana in the finals was great for us. Although we finished in 2nd place, we proved that we can play and compete with a great club.

Q. What was the biggest adjustment for you to play in Kazakhstan as opposed to other countries you have played in?

A. The biggest adjustment for me to play in Kazakhstan was the 10 hours or more of traveling & preparation before games as opposed to playing in other countries. However, being mentally strong and always working on my craft I was still able to perform.

Q. In terms of competition, how did the Kazakhstan domestic and international Baltic League (7 games: 11.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0spg) compare to your previous stops?

A. Playing in two different leagues during the course of the season was a first for me. But it was great being that the Baltic League was a lot stronger in talent. Every night you have to be ready to play at the highest level and adjust on the go.

Q. Since your offseason has started, give us an idea of your workout and training schedule? What do you do to keep busy when not on the court?

A. Since my off season has started I like to work out 2-3 times a day. Either if it's skill work, cardio, or weight lifting I am doing something to get better every day. As well I will play in a few summer leagues throughout New York City and New Jersey. While at times I'm not on the court I'm working on my brand 'Grind Comes First', as well as giving back to my community.

Q. What are your plans for the 2018-19 season?

A. My plans for 2018-2019 are to get into a good league and have a solid agent behind me that will have my best interest at all times. I am open to all markets.   




Stephen Holt
Astana wins XXVII championship of Kazakhstan - 20 days ago
Astana - Barsy Atyrau 80-71 Astana wins XXVII championship of Kazakhstan sweeping the Final series against Barsy Atyrau 2-0. They closed the series with the final 80-71 win on Tuesday. Trailing 1 point at the halftime, Astana posted a 15-9 run in the third quarter and added a decisive 20-16 rally at the very end. Stephen Holt (193-G-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Kenneth Horton (201-F-89, college: CCSU) notched 18. Dmitriy Gavrilov (204-F-86)...   [read more]
Kazakhstan U16 advances to Asian Championships - 23 days ago
Kazakhstan U16 advances to Asian Championships as they won the tournament of four teams. Kazakhstan U16 posted three victories including the final one against Uzbekistan U16 82-49. The favorites won all the quarters of the game with the final 18-8 run. Serikbay top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Stefan Romanenko added 16. Adil Tairov poured in 14, whilst Kochergin netted 13.   [read more]

Kenneth
Horton
Astana pip Barsy Atyrau in the Final opener - 23 days ago
Astana - Barsy Atyrau 88-83 Astana pip Barsy Atyrau 88-83 in the Final opener. Trailing 3 points at the end of the first period, Astana grabbed a minimum 45-44 halftime advantage. As both teams nailed 23 points each in the third period, the last stanza was decisive in the game. Due to 20-16 rally, Astana grabbed the win in the first game. Kenneth Horton (201-F-89, college: CCSU) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Anthony Clemmons (186-G-94, college: Iowa, agency: BeoBasket)...   [read more]


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Astana is the first League finalist - 29 days ago  
National League Round 23: Barsy Atyrau defeats Kaspiy Aktau in the closest game of the week - 1 month ago  
Aktobe claim Higher League title - 2 months ago  
National League Round 22: Barsy 2 is defeated by Barsy Atyrau in a derby game - 2 months ago  
Aktobe and Kazygurt reach the Higher League Finals - 2 months ago  
National League Round 21: Easy game for Almat.Legion as they smash Sinegorie K. by 31 points - 2 months ago  
National League Round 20: Barsy 2 is defeated by Barsy Atyrau in a derby game - 2 months ago  
Astana seal Cup title in Kazakhstan - 2 months ago  
Higher League Round 25 of Regular Season - 3 months ago  
Higher League Round 24: Leader Kazygurt loses to Aktobe - 3 months ago  
Higher League Round 22: Bars are upset by Irtysh - 3 months ago  
Higher League Round 21: Bars edge Aktobe by two points - 3 months ago  
National League Round 19: Almat.Legion loses to Barsy Atyrau in the game between Top 4 teams - 3 months ago  
National League Round 18: Almat.Legion loses to Astana in the game between Top 4 teams - 3 months ago  
National League Round 17: Barsy Atyrau defeats Tobol in the closest game of the week - 3 months ago  
Higher League Round 20: Kazygurt beats Irtysh in the most crucial game of the week - 3 months ago  
Higher League Round 19: Kazygurt beats Aktobe in the most crucial game of the week - 3 months ago  
Higher League Round 18: Kazygurt beats Bars in the most crucial game of the week - 4 months ago  
Higher League Round 17: Irtysh is upset by Bars - 4 months ago  
Urartu Vivaro wins EAEU Basketball Cup - 4 months ago  
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