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Winner League Standings
 1. Hapoel Eilat 18-10 
 2. Hapoel Holon 18-10 
 3. Maccabi T-A 17-11 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 16-12 
 5. Hapoel J-M 15-13 
 6. Maccabi Haifa 15-13 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 14-14 
 8. Ironi Nahariya 14-14 
 9. Hapoel T-A 13-15 
 10. Maccabi Ashdod 12-16 
 11. Galil Gilboa 12-16 
 12. Maccabi K/G 4-24 
Full Standings
National League Stage Two Standings
 1. Maccabi Raanana 18-8 
 2. Hapoel K/S 18-8 
 3. Hapoel B/S 17-9 
 4. Ironi Nes-Ziona 16-10 
 5. Hap.R/G Givat. 16-10 
 6. Macc.Rehovot 16-10 
 7. Ironi K-A 15-11 
 8. Maccabi H/H 15-11 
 1. Hapoel Afula 12-14 
 2. Hap.Haifa 10-16 
 3. Hapoel Migd.H. 10-16 
 4. Galil Elion 10-16 
 5. Ramat Hasharon 5-21 
 6. Ironi Ramat Gan 4-22 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Artzit Standings
 1. Elitzur Ironi 18-1 
 2. Maccabi K/M 16-3 
 3. Hapoel Acre 12-6 
 4. Beitar K/Y 11-7 
 5. Hapoel Maa lot 11-7 
 6. Hapoel E/H 10-8 
 7. Hapoel Jat 9-9 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 9-10 
 9. Maccabi P/T 8-11 
 10. Macc.Hadera 7-11 
 11. Wingate Acad. 5-14 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 3-15 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-18 
 1. Maccabi B/Y 15-2 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 12-5 
 3. Maccabi M/A 10-7 
 4. Maccabi M/S 10-7 
 5. Elitzur Ramla 10-8 
 6. Hapoel H/M 9-8 
 7. Hapoel H/A 9-9 
 8. Hapoel B/T 7-10 
 9. Hapoel Lod 7-10 
 10. Ironi K/O 7-10 
 11. Elitzur Ashkelon 6-11 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 1-16 
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 
Eurocup Standings
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
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Hapoel T-A
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.4 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.0 
 4. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.9 
 5. Tucker, Hapoel T-A16.7 
 6. Simon, Maccabi .16.5 
 7. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.5 
 8. Holloway, Galil G.16.3 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi .16.0 
 10. Bell, Hapoel Holon15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Bnei H.
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.3 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.9.9 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.6 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.8.1 
 5. Howell, Hapoel T-A7.8 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.6 
 7. Iverson, Maccabi .7.3 
 8. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.2 
 9. Williams, Hapoel T.6.9 
 10. Bowman, Maccabi .6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.8 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.1 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.9 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.6 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.2 
 6. Taylor, Hapoel Holon4.9 
 7. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.5 
 10. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.3 
Steals Per Game
  Galil G.
  Avg: 2
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.0 
 2. Carter, Maccabi .1.9 
 3. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 4. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 5. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 7. Kitchen, Ironi N.1.7 
 8. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 9. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Galil Gilboa
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.7 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.5 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.3 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.1 
 6. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 7. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.0 
 8. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat1.0 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 
Israeli men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:
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Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Maccabi K/G Apr.26 Maccabi T-A 75%
Ironi Nahari 52% Apr.26 Macc.Ashdod
Macc.Haifa 63% Apr.26 Hap.Holon
Macc.Rishon 66% Apr.26 Galil Gilboa
Hap.Eilat 75% Apr.26 Hapoel T-A
Hapoel J-M 59% Apr.26 Bnei Hertzel
Next Round Schedule

Game 3 (Semi-Finals)

Hapoel K/S 63% Apr.28 Hapoel B/S
Ironi Nes-Zi 54% Apr.28 Maccabi H/H
Next Round Schedule

Game 4 (Quarter-Finals)

Darussafaka Apr.28 Real Madrid 55%
Anadolu Efes 67% Apr.28 Olympiacos
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Interview with Frank Hassell - Mar 19, 2013

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Hapoel Holon's 24-year-old 6-foot-8 power-forward Frank Hassell (203-F, college: ODU), who recently registered a monstrous showing of 20 points and 18 rebounds to help lead his team to victory, en route to earning's Player of the Week, and following his impressive seven-game double-double streak, sat down with Eurobasket. Playing his first year in Israel,Hassell is the guy that Shamir can trust on every given night and he is leading the league in Rebounds by a large margin with more than 13 boards per game and also leads the leagues in Double doubles. In a league that includes top rated rebounders like James Thomas, Shawn James,Diamon Simpson and others its incredible and
proves that he is ready to play for a top level club in Europe.

Talk about how and when you started hooping

"I started playing basketball when I was young. My dad and I were very close and he really pushed me to play at an early age, which I did behind good support from family and friends."

During your time at Old Dominion University, you played for a very physical team. How did that help develop your game?

"I've been a part of physical teams all my life. I played for very physical coaches and trainers so I'm use to it. I went to ODU because it fit my personality and my game. I felt (ODU) could help me better my game. I'm grateful to have learned from coach Blaine Taylor, whose been my teacher for four years."

At one point, you almost signed with the San Antonio Spurs. Why did that fall through?

"Bad luck and bad timing. I wasn't ready and it wasn't God's plan for me to play there at that time. Of course the NBA is the best league and everyone feels like they should be there, but some of us have to work harder to get there."

Your nickname is "Frank the Tank". How did it develop, did you it from the movie "Old School"?

"I'm the real 'Frank the Tank' (laughs), and yes, the nickname is from "Old School." In college, the fans gave me that nickname and it just stuck with me."

Let's talk about this season in Israel, Hapoel Holon. Why did you sign in Israel?

"I don't know (laughs). (Holon) offered me a contract and I agreed. It's been an up and down year, but my overall experience playing in the Israeli League is tough, but living in Israel is a good so I'm happy."

What is the worst and best moment for you so far this season?

"Worst moment of course is losing games. I found it tough returning to the United States for six days for my father's funeral. That was the toughest point of the year for me. Basketball will always be basketball, but losing (my father) hit me hard. The best moment of this year I don't think has came yet. I'm still working for it and waiting on it."

What's your secret to being known as Israel's Mr. double-double?

"I chose basketball as a profession so I work hard every day to try to be the best. The secret to anything in life is to work hard. I count my rebounds each game because I feel it gives my team the advantage to win. The more times you have the ball the greater your chances are of winning, so that's what I try to do."

What do you think about Holon's Head Coach Dan Shamir and the team's style of play?

"Holon is different. The system here is different from what I'm costumed to, but Holon has the best fans in Israel, and has good guys working in the organization. Coach (Dan) Shamir is well respected. I feel like he has a good reputation and is smart about how he does his job. At times players and coaches don't see eye to eye about certain things, and it's no different here, but our goals are the same. We both want to win and compete hard."

Where do you see Frank Hassell playing in the future? Israel?

"My future is wherever God takes me. I plan on playing ball for as long as my body lets me. I have hoop dreams of playing in the NBA just like every other player, and I will continue to work towards that goal. However, I won't turn down good opportunities to travel and play in other leagues if it's the right situation. Yes, I can see myself playing in Israel if the right situation presents itself."

"I'd like to give a shout out to my teammates Jerome (Dyson) and Shlomi (Harush) for representing Holon in the Israeli All-Star event. They're good players and are both doing a hell of a job for us this season."

Elad Knafo
Knafo is back at Maccabi Kiryat Gat - 10 hours ago
Maccabi Kiryat Gat (Winner League) signed 28-year old forward Elad Knafo (197-89). It is actually his comeback to Kiryat Gat as he has played here before. Knafo He started the season at Hapoel Hevel Modi'in, the newcomer in Artzit. Knafo helped his team to make it to the National League Final in 2007. He has played previously for six other teams: Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi Ashdod, Hapoel Beeri, Elitzur Yavne, Hapoel Afula and Maccabi Ma'ale Adumim.   [read more]

Shoutvin is back at Maccabi Haifa - 13 hours ago
Maccabi Hunter Haifa (Winner League) agreed terms with 28-year old Israeli center Anton Shoutvin (206-95kg-89). It is actually his comeback to Maccabi Haifa as he has played here before. Shoutvin He started the season at Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL league. In 41 games he had very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg this season. Shoutvin helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. The last season he played at Hapoel Beer Sheva (National League) where in 29 games he rec...   [read more]

LaRon Dendy
Hapoel Tel Aviv sign LaRon Dendy, ex Duzce Bld. - 1 day ago
Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 29-year old American center LaRon Dendy (205-107kg-88, college: Middle Tennessee State). He started the season at Duzce Belediye in Turkish TBL league. In 34 games he recorded 14.4ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg and 1.3bpg this season. The last season Dendy played at Provence Basket in French ProB where in 20 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013. Among othe...   [read more]

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