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Kieron Achara (ex Kavala) agreed terms with Lukoil Academic Sofia - Sep 17, 2013


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Lukoil Academic Sofia (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Scottish international power forward Kieron Achara (208-PF-83, agency: Two Points, college: Duquesne) (208-108kg-83, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Nigerian passport. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). Achara played most recently at Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas in Greek A1 league. In 14 games he recorded 9.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg. Achara also played 7 games in Balkan League where he averaged 12.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1apg. He also played at Glasgow Rocks (BBL) in British league that season. In 6 games he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0bpg.
The previous (11-12) season Achara played at La Bruixa d'Or Manresa (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league. In 34 games he averaged 6.0ppg and 3.5rpg.
In 2010-11 season he played at Sigma Barcellona (Lega Due Gold) in Italian league. In 31 games he averaged 9.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.3spg and 1.2bpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 3rd Team and All-Bosmans Team.
In 2009-10 season Achara played at Angelico Biella (SerieA) in Italian league. In 29 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1spg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.7bpg.
In 2008-09 season Achara played at Fortitudo Pallacanestro Bologna 103 (Lega Due Silver) in Italian league. In 26 games he averaged 4.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1spg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.0ppg and 1.2rpg. Achara received All-Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year award back in 2008 at his college time.
Achara has been also a member of Scottish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Scottish senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001. Achara represented Scotland at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 4.0ppg, 2.3rpg.
Achara has played previously professionally in Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Scotland (Clark Eriksson Fury).
He attended University of Duquesne until 2008 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

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Unicaja may land Leo Westermann - 1 day ago
Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster 25-year old French guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket) who currently plays atB.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania. In 37 LKL games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. The last season Westermann played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA gam...   [read more]

Jeffrey
Brooks
Jeff Brooks extends deal with Unicaja - 17 days ago
Unicaja Malaga and Jeffrey Brooks(203-F-89, college: Penn St.) have agreed on terms of contract extension. The forward will spend at least one more season in Malaga. Jeffrey Brooks joined Unicaja at the start of the season. He averaged 7.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in EuroCup. In ACB his stats read 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per appearance. Previously Jeffrey Brooks had stints in Russia, Italy. He also attended several NBA Summer League editions.   [read more]

Dzanan Musa
Dzanan Musa three more years with Cedevita - 17 days ago
After he arrived to KK Cedevita Zagreb from KK Kos Sarajevo of BiH, Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) profiled himself as one of the best youngsters of Europe. Swiftly, he won his place at KK Cedevita Zagreb and today he is an irreplaceable member of the team that played in the ABA League Finals. In the meantime, he became a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team as well before he has just turned 18 years old and signed his first professional contract, extending t...   [read more]


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Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alexey SHVED
  Khimky
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Shved, Khimky22.1 
 2. Kikanovic, ALBA19.6 
 3. Toolson, Zenit18.9 
 4. Logan, Lietuvos.18.1 
 5. Kane, N.Novgorod16.8 
 6. Jerrells, Hapoel J.16.8 
 7. Timma, Zenit16.2 
 8. Kuric, Gran Canaria15.1 
 9. Strebkov, N.Nov.14.6 
 10. Morgan, Ratiopharm14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.9.6 
 2. Kane, N.Novgorod7.6 
 3. Dubljevic, Valencia6.8 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.6.6 
 5. Kleber, B.Muenchen6.6 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita6.2 
 7. Rojas, UCAM M.5.9 
 8. Booker, B.Muenchen5.9 
 9. Jones, Lokomotiv5.8 
 10. Rubit, Ratiopharm5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan MARKOVIC
  Zenit
  (199-G-88)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Markovic, Zenit9.1 
 2. Campazzo, UCAM M.6.7 
 3. Siva, ALBA6.3 
 4. Logan, Lietuvos.5.8 
 5. Williams, Lietkabelis5.4 
 6. Shved, Khimky5.2 
 7. Strebkov, N.Nov.5.2 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria5.0 
 9. McCalebb, Gran C.4.8 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.2.2 
 2. Siva, ALBA2.0 
 3. Logan, Lietuvos.1.7 
 4. Williams, Lietkabelis1.7 
 5. Diot, Valencia1.6 
 6. Kane, N.Novgorod1.5 
 7. Markovic, Zenit1.4 
 8. Rowland, Khimky1.4 
 9. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.4 
 10. Gaffney, ALBA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Cedevita
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 2. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 3. Kravtsov, Valencia1.1 
 4. Gaffney, ALBA1.1 
 5. Pushkov, Zenit1.0 
 6. Todorovic, Khimky1.0 
 7. Monya, Khimky0.9 
 8. Kleber, B.Muenchen0.9 
 9. Musli, Unicaja0.8 
 10. Mbakwe, Zenit0.7 
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