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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 

Viktor Sanikidze selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - May 22, 2013

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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Georgians who are currently playing abroad.

Viktor Sanikidze
Viktor Sanikidze
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, currently plays in Italy). He led Montepaschi Siena to a victory against the closely-ranked Armani Milano (19-11) 90-80 in the Italian SerieA in Wednesday night's game. Sanikidze recorded 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court. Montepaschi Siena (18-12) is placed fifth in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Sanikidze averages: 6.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 2FGP: 58.9%(63-107), 3FGP: 40.4% and FT: 66.7% in the 36 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, agency: Beo Basket, college: Villanova, currently plays in Spain). He led FIATC Joventut to a victory over the closely-ranked Asefa Estudiantes (15-19) crushing them 112-75 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Fisher was MVP of the game. He recorded 26 points (!!!) and added 9 passes in 22 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Fisher's second season in pro basketball. FIATC Joventut Badalona (16-18) is placed 11th in the ACB. The Regular Season already ended. It's Fisher's first year with the team. Fisher is currently ninth on the list of top scorers with 13.8ppg. This year his other stats are: 2.1rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 36.3% and FT: 83.3% in the 32 games. Fisher is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA university national team, Fisher is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Georgia.

Georgi Tsintsadze
Georgi Tsintsadze
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Georgi Tsintsadze (192-86, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague. Tsintsadze could not help Budivelnyk (28-11) in their last game on Monday. Despite his good performance the league leader Budivelnyk was defeated 86-74 on the road by the lower-ranked Azovmash (#3). Tsintsadze was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 7 assists. Tsintsadze's overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 45.6%, 3FGP: 32.9% and FT: 77.2%. He is also a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Manuchar Markoishvili
Manuchar Markoishvili
   #4. Small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Tofas (12-18) crushing them 82-49 in the Turkish TBL on Tuesday night. He scored 9 points and had 5 steals. Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul (27-3) is placed first in the TBL. It was his team's 17th consecutive victory in a row. Markoishvili is ranked second on the list of the most steals in the league. His overall stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg. Markoishvili is also Georgian national team player.

The list of other players, who all have Georgian passport but never been selected to any of Georgian national teams:

   #1. Quinton Hosley (201-F/G-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Poland) was the major contributor in a Stelmet ZG's victory against the leader AZS Koszalin (18-14) 89-83 in the Polish TBL last Tuesday. Hosley scored 16 points, grabbed 6 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 3 shots. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Stelmet Zielona Gora (20-12) is placed third. It's Hosley's first season with the team. Hosley is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of most steals (first place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Hosley averages: 15.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.6apg and 2.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hosley has never played in Georgia.

   #2. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to Karsiyaka's victory against the closely-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (24-6) 74-68 in the Turkish TBL last Saturday. Thomas recorded 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (23-7) is placed fifth in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Thomas has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg in the 27 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #3. Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Puerto Rico) led Capitanes to a victory against the closely-ranked Brujos (10-12) 92-86 in the Puerto Rican BSN in Friday night's game. He scored 16 points, had 5 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 29 minutes. Capitanes de Arecibo (11-11) is placed fifth in the BSN. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Diaz's first season with the team. Diaz has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.2apg and 1.5spg in the six games.

Other top Georgian players, who play abroad:

Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) plays for Olympiacos in Greek A1
Tornike Shengelia (203-PF-91) plays for Brooklyn Nets in the NBA
Zaza Pachulia (210-C-84) plays for Atlanta Hawks in the NBA
Melvin Sanders (196-F/G-81) plays for Karsiyaka in Turkish TBL
Beka Burjanadze (203-PF-94) plays for Cajasol in Spanish ACB
Jacob Pullen (185-PG-89) plays for Oknoplast BO in Italian SerieA
Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-C/F-83) plays for Champville in Lebanese Division A
Giga Janelidze (199-F-95) plays for Casalpusterlengo in Italian Nazionale A

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Georgian playing currently abroad. Go to Georgian Abroad Page to see completed list.  

Giorgi Tsintsadze (ex Kutaisi) signs at Politehnica Iasi - 2 hours ago
Newly promoted CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga Nationala) landed 31-year old Georgian international point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-90kg-86). He played most recently at Kutaisi Kutaisi in Georgian Superleague. In 32 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 17.4ppg and recorded 5.1rpg, 7.0apg (leader !!!) and 2.1spg (in top 3) last season. Tsintsadze helped them to win the cup and make to league final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded   [read more]

Jacob Pullen
Phi.76ers sign Jacob Pullen - 6 hours ago
Philadelphia 76ers signed 28-year old Georgian point guard Jacob Pullen (184-85kg-89, college: Kansas State). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Pullen played last season at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. In 17 Eurocup games he had 10.3ppg, 1.2rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. Pullen also played 23 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final....   [read more]

Cornella lands Davit Ioseliani, ex Mgzavrebi - 11 hours ago
CB Cornella (EBA) tabbed 26-year old Georgian forward Davit Ioseliani (207-91). He played most recently at Mgzavrebi in Georgian Superleague, but left the team in Dec.'15. In 9 games he averaged 3.1ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.1apg in 2015-16 season. Among other achievements Ioseliani received All-Georgian League Newcomer of the Year award back in 2008. He represented Georgia at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) eight years ago. His stats a...   [read more]

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