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Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 25-3 
 2. Kutaisi 20-8 
 3. Cactus Tbilisi 14-14 
 4. Rustavi 13-15 
 5. Sokhumi 11-17 
 6. Olimpi 10-18 
 7. Mgzavrebi 10-18 
 8. Batumi 9-19 
A League Standings
 1. DELTA 12-3 
 2. Hyundai-TSU 11-4 
 3. Arena-76 8-7 
 4. BC Titebi 8-7 
 5. Tskaltubo 5-10 
 6. SEU Tbilisi 1-14 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Ransom, Mgzavrebi17.9 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.6 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.4 
 4. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.4 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi16.0 
 6. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.0 
 7. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.0 
 8. Burnette, Olimpi15.5 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.2 
 10. Florveus, Cactus T.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Cactus T.
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.8 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi9.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.2 
 5. Spagnolo, Rustavi8.9 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.5 
 7. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.9 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.8 
 9. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.4 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi7.0 
 2. Lee, Rustavi5.6 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.4.9 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.8 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.6 
 6. Chikviladze, Cactus T.4.3 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi4.3 
 8. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.4.0 
 9. Woodson, Sokhumi4.0 
 10. Ransom, Mgzavrebi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.1 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.3 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.1 
 4. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi1.9 
 6. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.6 
 8. Baqradze, Olimpi1.6 
 9. Vaughn, Dinamo T.1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Cactus T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 2. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 3. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.4 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.2 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Krivtsov, Batumi1.1 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.1.0 

Special Interview with Nate Bowie the MVP of the Superleague - Jun 1, 2013

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Nate Bowie
Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) traveled about 5 years before leaving his stamp once again in another league. This time the Republic of Georgia Superleague with Rustavi Energy. Nate was named the Most Valuable Player after he took Rustavi Energy to a 3 seed and to the playoffs, leading the league in points and steals with averages of 21.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assist and 3.3 steals per game showing he is ready for a even higher level.

1. You had an outstanding season personal wise and team wise. What are your thoughts of this season?
Well of course a true competitor as myself was a little short that my team felt a little short in reaching the superleague championship but I think it was a huge step forward for Rustavi Energy as well as my career. You go in the preseason to set yourself apart from any other athlete in your league, and that was my whole mind set this season.

2. Subsequently you led the Portugal and Georgia is scoring. What were the differences between your season this year and last?
Well I think not much change this season from last year. This past summer I put in a lot of work with other professional players from Kansas City to better my game. Worked on a lot of scoring options off the ball as well as off the opposite pivot. I feel to be a true weapon you have to be deadly at every aspect in the game. This is what makes a opponent difficult to guard. Leaves the defense guessing.

3. Before you came here you have played in Slovenia, Qatar and Portugal. What are the differences between those and Georgia Superleague?
Well I would say Slovenia and Georgia is a lot alike. Both leagues have tall players but the difference between them is that Slovenia league is a lot more physical. The referees let a lot of things go. Which can be good at times. Portugal is a faster league than Georgia as well as having more athletes. But overall on paper I would say The Republic of Georgia ranks at the top, on paper.

4. As a American citizen, what do you think about Georgia as a country after living here for a season?
Well every country has its pros and cons. I met a lot of nice people that I will always remember in my life. For some people it can be a cultural shock due to lack of ethnicity. But I had a good time especially once everyone knew who I was in the country made it a lot easier. The capital Tbilisi also gave me a bit of American cuisine and cultural that I missed from time to time. But overall it was a decent experience.

5. How where you able to ascend your defense this season in Georgia? As I presume you are living up to the nickname Edward Scissorhands.
Well that was another aspect I wanted to work on more during the offseason. I always been a solid defender, but when your a guard filling up the net with baskets people tend to forget about other aspects of my game. So this was another thing I wanted to set myself apart from other players in the league. I loved to jump the passing lanes as well as lock down on ball defending.

6. In your free time you watch a lot of basketball around Europe. Do you think it's a difference between other leagues and the Superleague in the Republic of Georgia?
Well it's always a difference in each and every league in Europe. Some are pros and others are cons.

7. You are a very unorthodox player giving you the edge against your opponents. Which position do you favor the most?
I prefer a point guard. Been a point guard most of my life. Sometimes teams I have been on have moved me to the 2 position to play off ball if our team is struggling to get a basket. Mostly down the stretch of the game. But I'm for sure a point guard.

8. In your career you have climb up the ladder each year proving to the world of basketball that you are a great player. How important was these obstacles in your career?
I don't like the saying that obstacles make you stronger because sometimes obstacles can break someone down where they no longer can try anymore. So I try to look as obstacles a dead end road, that you have to put the car in reverse and try another road. That's basically how my career summed up. It's funny checking in on all the coaches or agents that didn't give me a chance to show them my skills. I say this with all the joy and respect I can give. I'm at a point in my career where I'm very happy with. It's been a long road but worth it.

9. Which players do you look up to in order to model your game after?
I'm a huge fan of Earl The Pearl Monroe. I use to try to patter my game after him. Me being a little guard you have to love other guys that's smaller, like Isaiah Thomas, Spud Webb, Nate Archibald and even Allen Iverson.

10. What are your plans for this summer?
My plans for this summer is to first take a few weeks off from the game of basketball and let my body rejuvenate. But most importantly spend time with my family. Than I plan on going even harder with workouts with teams, individuals as well as summer leagues. It's a huge upcoming year so I have to be ready any opportunity my agent presents me with. Me getting 9 awards this season is only the beginning but at the same time a product of my off season workouts

11. The whole world is waiting to know what is your next move in your career next season?
You will be the first to know.
Want to thank my eurobasket followers and my family and friends. As well as my agents for working hard. Will talk to ya soon. Thanks.   

Georgian U20 National Team 2017 - 10 days ago
Georgian U20 National Team 2017
David Aphkhazava
Levan Babilodze
Goga Bitadze
Konstantine Bitsadze
Luka Bulashvili
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Richard Hickman (ex EA7 Armani) to sign at Brose Baskets - 10 days ago
Brose Baskets Bamberg (BBL) will land 32-year old Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-88kg-85, college: NC-Greensboro). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Hickman played most recently at EA7 Armani in Italian Serie A. In 34 games he averaged 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg last season. He helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. Hickman also played 30 games in Euroleague where he had 10.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.3apg. The pre...   [read more]

Will Thomas
Valencia keeps Thomas for another season - 12 days ago
Defending champion Valencia Basket (Liga Endesa) re-signed 31-year old American (has also Georgian passport) power forward Will Thomas (203-100kg-86, agency: Two Points). He played there last season. In 43 Liga Endesa games he averaged 6.7ppg and 4.3rpg. Thomas helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 23 games in Eurocup where he had 6.3ppg and 4.4rpg. The previous (15-16) season Thomas played at Unicaja Malaga. In 36 Liga Endesa games he recorded 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg   [read more]

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