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A1 Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Aris 0-0 
 3. Cretan Kings 0-0 
 4. G.Larissa-Faros 0-0 
 5. Kolossos HH 0-0 
 6. Koroivos 0-0 
 7. Kymis 0-0 
 8. Lavrio 0-0 
 9. Olympiacos 0-0 
 10. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 11. Panionios 0-0 
 12. PAOK 0-0 
 13. Promitheas 0-0 
 14. Trikalla 0-0 
Last:9/14/2017
A2 Standings
 1. AE Larissas 0-0 
 2. Amyntas Dafnis 0-0 
 3. Apollon Patras 0-0 
 4. Arkadikos 0-0 
 5. Doukas 0-0 
 6. Doxa Lefkadas 0-0 
 7. Ermis Agias 0-0 
 8. Ethnikos 0-0 
 9. Holargos 0-0 
 10. Iraklis 0-0 
 11. Karditsas 0-0 
 12. Kastoria 0-0 
 13. Marousi 0-0 
 14. Papagou 0-0 
 15. Peristeri GS 0-0 
 16. Psychiko 0-0 
Last:8/27/2017
B Standings
Group 1
 1. Dafni 0-0 
 2. Diagoras D. 0-0 
 3. Ikaros NS 0-0 
 4. Ionikos Nikaias 0-0 
 5. Ippokratis 0-0 
 6. Irakleio 0-0 
 7. KAOK Korinthou 0-0 
 8. Koropi 0-0 
 9. Mandraikos 0-0 
 10. Nea Kifisia 0-0 
 11. Pagrati 0-0 
 12. Panelefsiniakos 0-0 
 13. Panerythraikos 0-0 
 14. Proteas V. 0-0 
 15. Tritonas S. 0-0 
 16. Zografou 0-0 
Group 2
 1. Agriniou 0-0 
 2. Anatolia 0-0 
 3. Charilaos TM 0-0 
 4. Doxa Pefkon 0-0 
 5. Elimeia Kozanis 0-0 
 6. Ermis Lagkada 0-0 
 7. Evropi 0-0 
 8. Farsalon 0-0 
 9. Gefyra 0-0 
 10. Halkidona 0-0 
 11. Ikaroi Serron 0-0 
 12. Kavala 0-0 
 13. Palama 0-0 
 14. Periko/Arhelaos 0-0 
 15. Stratoni 0-0 
 16. Xanthis 0-0 
Last:8/27/2017
C Standings
Group 1
 1. A.O. Ahagia 0-0 
 2. Akrata Achaias 0-0 
 3. Apollon Sm. 0-0 
 4. EA Patron 0-0 
 5. Enosi 0-0 
 6. Esperos Patras 0-0 
 7. Glafkos 0-0 
 8. Kalamata 0-0 
 9. KAP 0-0 
 10. Keravnos Aigio 0-0 
 11. Melission 0-0 
 12. Napfliou 0-0 
 13. Neas Ionias 0-0 
 14. Olympiada A-L 0-0 
Group 2
 1. AEE Panagitsa 0-0 
 2. AOK Hania 0-0 
 3. Aris Nikaias 0-0 
 4. Aris Petropoulis 0-0 
 5. Ermis S. 0-0 
 6. Esperos K. 0-0 
 7. Esperos Lamias 0-0 
 8. Kronos AD 0-0 
 9. Lokros Atalantis 0-0 
 10. Niki Amarousiou 0-0 
 11. OFI 0-0 
 12. Pentelis 0-0 
 13. Voureios Hiou 0-0 
Group 3
 1. Aiolos Astakou 0-0 
 2. AOK Veroias 0-0 
 3. APS Ptolemaidas 0-0 
 4. Evathlos 0-0 
 5. Faiakas 0-0 
 6. Filippos Veroias 0-0 
 7. Ikaroi T. 0-0 
 8. Ioanninon 0-0 
 9. Ionikos Ionias 0-0 
 10. Niki Volou 0-0 
 11. Nikopoli 0-0 
 12. Proteas G. 0-0 
 13. Zefyros 02 0-0 
Group 4
 1. Aias Evosmou 0-0 
 2. Apollon KL 0-0 
 3. Asteras Syndou 0-0 
 4. Efkarpias 0-0 
 5. Eleftheroupoli 0-0 
 6. HANTH 0-0 
 7. Kentavros 0-0 
 8. Komotini AE 0-0 
 9. Komotini GAS 0-0 
 10. Makedonikos 0-0 
 11. Mantoulidis 0-0 
 12. MENT 0-0 
 13. Orfeas 0-0 
 14. Polygirou 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group [
 1 Bosna-Royal 0-2 
Group A
 1 Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2 Enisey 0-0 
 3 EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4 Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5 Monaco 0-0 
 6 UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1 Chalon 0-0 
 2 Gaziantep 0-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4 Neptunas 0-0 
 5 PAOK 0-0 
 6 Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1 AEK 0-0 
 2 Banvit BK 0-0 
 3 Bayreuth 0-0 
 4 Strasbourg 0-0 
 5 Umana VE 0-0 
 6 Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1 Aris 0-0 
 2 Besiktas 0-0 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4 Oostende 0-0 
 5 Scandone AV 0-0 
 6 Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/22/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 2. Cummings, Aris14.5 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla14.0 
 4. Starks, Koroivos13.6 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos12.9 
 7. Lojeski, Olympiacos12.6 
 8. Punter, Lavrio12.5 
 9. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.4 
 10. Robert, AGOR12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.5 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Evans, Lavrio6.9 
 4. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.4 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.2 
 8. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
 9. Milosevic, AEK A.6.0 
 10. Gotcher, Koroivos5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.8 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.3 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.4 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 7. Hall, Kolossos HH4.1 
 8. Nixon, Lavrio4.0 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Hickey, Apollon .1.9 
 3. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 4. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 5. Gotcher, Koroivos1.6 
 6. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 7. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 8. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 9. Barlow, Trikalla1.3 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 3. Clanton, PAOK1.1 
 4. Kavvadas, Aris1.0 
 5. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 6. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 7. Jackson, Aris0.9 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR0.9 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.0.9 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH0.9 
Poll


First Round Schedule
AEK 61% Oct.7 Trikalla
Kolossos HH 56% Oct.7 Cretan Kings
Koroivos 54% Oct.7 Aris
G.Larissa-Fa 59% Oct.7 Panionios
Lavrio 57% Oct.7 Kymis
Olympiacos 57% Oct.7 Panathinaiko
PAOK 57% Oct.7 Promitheas
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First Round Schedule
AE Larissas 57% Oct.7 Peristeri G
Doukas 57% Oct.7 Papagou
Ethnikos 57% Oct.7 Kastoria
Holargos 57% Oct.7 Karditsas
Iraklis 57% Oct.7 Ermis Agias
Doxa Lefkada 57% Oct.7 Apollon Patr
Marousi 57% Oct.7 Arkadikos
Psychiko 57% Oct.7 Amyntas Dafn
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First Round Schedule
Group 1
Ippokratis 57% Oct.8 Panelefsinia
Nea Kifisia 57% Oct.8 Ikaros NS
Panerythraik 57% Oct.8 Ionikos Nika
Proteas V. 57% Oct.8 Dafni
KAOK Korint 57% Oct.8 Tritonas S.
Pagrati 57% Oct.8 Koropi
Irakleio 57% Oct.8 Diagoras D.
Mandraikos 57% Oct.8 Zografou
Group 2
Periko/Arhel 57% Oct.8 Gefyra
Charilaos T 57% Oct.8 Evropi
Halkidona 57% Oct.8 Elimeia Koza
Stratoni 57% Oct.8 Palama
Farsalon 57% Oct.8 Kavala
Ikaroi Serro 57% Oct.8 Xanthis
Ermis Lagkad 57% Oct.8 Agriniou
Doxa Pefkon 57% Oct.8 Anatolia
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First Round Schedule
Khimki 57% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 57% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 57% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 57% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 57% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 57% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 57% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Qualifying Round)

Avtodor 50% Sep.24 Mornar Bar
Kalev/Cramo 50% Sep.24 Alba
Benfica 50% Sep.24 Lukoil Acad
Antwerp 50% Sep.24 N.Novgorod
Ludwigsburg 50% Sep.24 UBT Cluj Na
Groningen 50% Sep.24 Bakken
Tsmoki-Minsk 50% Sep.24 Budivelnyk
Joventut 50% Sep.24 Kataja Bsk
Interview with Paul Shirley - Jul 17, 2013


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SERAFIM KARAISKAKIS
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Paul Shirley
Tell us how you decided to become professional basketball player.

I decided that I wanted to play professional basketball sometime around age 12. But I have a feeling that many other people made that same decision. The truth is that others decided if I could be a professional basketball player, based on whether I was good enough, or whether I fit a need they had, or whether I'd ever looked at them funny. I really, really wanted to play basketball for money someday, but it took an incredible number of breaks for that to ever happen.


Your first team in Europe was Panionios from Greece, what you remember most from that period?

For better or worse, what I remember most is the fact that the team paid me only half of what it was supposed to. I enjoyed immensely my time in Greece - the people were warm and friendly, the food was better than I could have imagined, and the lifestyle was delightful. But, as we all now know, at that time it wasn't a place friendly to those who believed in things like binding contracts.


You played in Greece, Spain and Russia. Which country you enjoyed most to live in and which one to play?

I can tell you that I enjoyed Russia the least, but that's only because I felt like I might disappear at any moment.
I'm partial to Spain. Some of that bias could be because it's far easier to learn Spanish than Greek (or Russian), and some of it because I spent more time in Spain than in every other country. But I also think that there's something about Spain, for me at least: some combination of optimism and pessimism that results in exactly the right approach to life, which consists of a healthy skepticism toward authority, devotion to family, and naps.

Do you have still contact with any of your former teammates? What they are doing now?

As has been well-documented (mostly by me), I don't get along all that well with the typical basketball player. That discontent with my colleagues was far worse in America, but it wasn't entirely absent in Europe; I could never understand players who thought about nothing but basketball. However, I did find some gems along the way, and boy were they good folks - people like Chris Anstey, Nenad Markovic, Zan Tabak, Chris Moss, Jeff Nordgaard, Javier Mendiburu, Carlos Cazorla, and Carlos Jimenez.


Tell us few words about your life now? What about your plans and your new job?

I call myself a writer, but that's often hard to say. I just finished my second book, which is a novel about the end of a journeyman American's professional basketball career. (Write what you know, as they say.) I run a website for writers called FlipCollective, I write a weekly column about the NBA for El Pais (during the season), and I run an e-magazine named Cartel. Much of my most well-known writing has to do with basketball, but if, like in my basketball career, others deem my work worthy of their attention, that won't always be the case.

Paul Shirley (207-F-77, college: Iowa St.)
  




Dimitrios
Mavroeidis
AEK Athens roll past Rethymno for second straight win in Nicosia - 5 hours ago
AEK - Rethymno 93:82 AEK Athens clinched the second consecutive win at the Zivanario Tournament in Nicosia. They edged their Greek rivals Rethymno to gain 2-0 record. Dimitrios Mavroeidis (208-C-85, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Rethymno grabbed an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the game. They extended the margin at 7-point mark at the interval 37:44. Rethymno kept the lead throughout the third term. They entered the fourth quarter up by 8 points. But...   [read more]

Nikola
Milutinov
Olympiacos outgun Crvena Zvezda in Crete - 1 day ago
Olympiacos - Crvena Zvezda 70:56 Olympiacos advanced into the title game at the international friendly tournament in Crete. They outlasted Crvena Zvezda in the semifinal clash. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) posted 16 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Olympiacos recorded a 19:10 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the margin in the second period. The Piraeus team posted a 39:22 halftime advantage. Olympiacos did not slow down in the second half. They maintained the pres...   [read more]

Edin Atic
AEK and Rethymno celebrate victories in Cyprus - 1 day ago
AEK Athens and Rethymno got to the winning start of their Cyprus international tournament campaign. AEK fired past AEK Larnaca 109:71 in the opener. Giannoulis Larentzakis (195-SG-93, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 16 points for the Greek side. AEK Athens posted a 57:49 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 21-point mark at the final break and never looked back en route to the win. Edin Atic (201-G/F-97) accounted for 19 points in the victory. Devin Searcy (208-C/F-89, college: Dayt...   [read more]


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