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Batiste: Theres no place like home - Aug 13, 2013


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Mike Batiste
A player to have written history, competing in the Panathinaikos jersey, returns to the clover. Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) closes this little parenthesis he opened last summer and for the upcoming season, he will once again be gearing up in Green.

The Panathinaikos BC President, Dimitris Giannakopoulos, stressed: "We would like to welcome one of our guys to Panathinaikos, a person who essentially not once was ever missing from the team. We are certain that if his ex -as of now- manager would have informed him of our offer last year, Mike would have never ever left. We had stated a few days ago that our roster had been completed, but let's not forget that goods enemy, is even better".

Mike Batiste is currently in the US but his joy to be returning to Panathinaikos was hard to conceal, even via phone at the official site of Panathinaikos: "It is all I ever wanted! Once last season ended I thought about what it was I wanted the most, what I wanted to do, which shirt I would like to be wearing when I decided to retire, since my career is reaching its end. I didn't want to hear about anything else, about any other team. I wanted to get back to Athens, to Panathinaikos. For me it was a done deal when I found out there was an interest from the team's part also; they had me at hello! And I am simply glad to find Panathinaiko's door open for me. It is not always easy to return. Panathinaikos, Athens is my home and I am heading back to it. I am genuinely really, really happy and grateful. I can hardly wait to get back!"

Mike Batiste also admitted that the way the fans and the team welcomed him when he competed at the OAKA dressed in the Fenerbahce/Ulker's jersey and as an opponent, did actually play its part in the matter: "It was mighty important for me. I knew that it was going to be a special and emotionally loaded encounter. It was a tough couple of days. I was happy to be playing in front of the very crowd to give me so much love, but I believe they all know that I reciprocated their love through all these years. However, to see everyone's emotions, coming along as an opponent was something extremely moving. During the winter I almost made a come-back, but eventually my team never allowed me to leave and I simply had to honor my contract. It is of no importance right now however. The important thing is that I am coming home and there's no place like home!"

Last season was tough on Mike Batiste and he was unable to unravel what we are used to seeing him get down to, out in the field. However, now he is ready to bring out the real Mike and his own very special mindset: "Yes, certainly the season was a different one for me. Essentially we never established our chemistry and our roles as a team. But I do not want to dwell upon it. I prefer gazing forward. I know that I will be coming to a team and will be finding myself amongst people that trust me! And this is something to create only responsibilities for me. When you are performing with a friend like Diamantidis, with a player such as him who always has a way to make the guys around him better, you feel sure he will help you fit in right away. What I want is to help Panathinaikos be successful as it was, as it always is. I must admit, I do feel a little nervous, in a good way, and I simply can wait to get down to business. I know I'm going to have to work hard and I will be there to help any way I can. If I have to sit on the bench, I' ll sit; if I have to play as much and whenever the coach says so, I'll play; if I have to speak up in the locker rooms, I will. Anything for the team! I can't wait to get back home!"   




Ekpe Udoh
Fenerbahce win their first Euroleague title - 21 hours ago
Nikola Kalinic (202-F-91) gave Fenerbahce a quick start. He drained two three-pointers as the hosts grabbed a 10:6 lead. Bobby Dixon then added another one for a 13:6 advantage. Fenerbahce maintained the lead throughout the first period entering the second one up by 8 points 26:18. Olympiacos started the second period strong. Erick Green and Milutinov put the Greek side as close as 4 points 25:29. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) though responded with five points in a row for the hosts to r...   [read more]

Kyle Hines
CSKA finish third, storm past Real in consolation final - 23 hours ago
CSKA - Real Madrid 94:70 CSKA finished their EuroLeague campaign on a high note. They stormed past Real Madrid in Istanbul today to earn the third place. Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 14 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Moscow team. CSKA dominated right from the tip off. They sank 23 points in the first period to jump to a 13-point lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period. CSKA ensured a 45:32 halftime advantage. They kept Real at distance t...   [read more]

Ivan Fevrier
ANGT Finals Game Center: U18 CFBB Paris wins ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT title - 1 day ago
U18 CFBB Paris is the 2016-17 Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT champion after defeating U18 Mega Bemax Belgrade 65-58 in the championship game on Sunday morning at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul. It is CFBB's second EB ANGT title after the 2010 event, which it won under its former name INSEP Paris. CFBB dominated the fourth quarter 24-12 to stage a come-from-behind victory. Ivan Fevrier (203-F-99) led the way with 17 points, Yanik Blanc (188-PG-99) scored 15 and dishe...   [read more]


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Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 23-7 
 2 CSKA 22-8 
 3 Olympiacos 19-11 
 4 Panathinaikos 19-11 
 5 Fenerbahce 18-12 
 6 Anadolu Efes 17-13 
 7 Baskonia 17-13 
 8 Darussafaka 16-14 
 9 Crvena Zvezda 16-14 
 10 Zalgiris 14-16 
 11 FC Barcelona 12-18 
 12 Galatasaray 11-19 
 13 Brose Bask. 10-20 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-20 
 15 EA7 Armani 8-22 
 16 Unics 8-22 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Langford, Unics21.8 
 2. De-Colo, CS.19.1 
 3. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Darussaf.16.7 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid16.5 
 6. Teodosic, CSKA16.1 
 7. Bogdanovic, Fener.14.6 
 8. James, Panathin.13.1 
 9. Larkin, Baskonia13.1 
 10. Rice, FC Barcelona13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.8 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.7.4 
 3. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.3 
 4. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.0 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.0 
 6. Zizic, Darussafaka6.7 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Dunston, Anadolu .6.2 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
 10. Tomic, FC Barce.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Teodosic, CSKA6.8 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.1 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid5.9 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia5.7 
 5. Colom, Unics5.7 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.6 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.6 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.5.5 
 10. Westermann, Zalgiris5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.1 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.5 
 3. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 4. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.4 
 5. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.4 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia1.3 
 7. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
 9. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 10. Fernandez, Real M.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.2 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 4. Parakhouski, Unics1.2 
 5. Dunston, Anadolu .1.1 
 6. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.0 
 8. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Honeycutt, Anadolu .0.9 
 10. Kirk, Anadolu Efes0.9 
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