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Winner League Standings
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Galil Gilboa 0-0 
 3. Hapoel Eilat 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Hapoel T-A 0-0 
 7. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 8. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-0 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 0-0 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-0 
 12. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
National League Standings
 1. Elitzur Yavne 0-0 
 2. Galil Elion 0-0 
 3. Hap.Haifa 0-0 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 0-0 
 5. Hapoel Afula 0-0 
 6. Hapoel B/S 0-0 
 7. Hapoel K/S 0-0 
 8. Hapoel Migd.H. 0-0 
 9. Ironi K-A 0-0 
 10. Macc.Rehovot 0-0 
 11. Maccabi H/H 0-0 
 12. Maccabi K/G 0-0 
 13. Maccabi K/M 0-0 
 14. Maccabi Raanana 0-0 
Artzit Standings
 1. Elitzur Ironi 22-2 
 2. Maccabi K/M 20-4 
 3. Hapoel Acre 18-6 
 4. Hapoel E/H 14-10 
 5. Beitar K/Y 13-11 
 6. Hapoel Maa lot 13-11 
 7. Hapoel Jat 12-12 
 8. Hapoel Zefat 11-13 
 9. Maccabi P/T 10-14 
 10. Macc.Hadera 9-15 
 11. Wingate Acad. 7-17 
 12. Hapoel Nesher 6-18 
 13. Hapoel L/H 1-23 
 1. Maccabi B/Y 17-5 
 2. Elitzur Yavne 16-6 
 3. Maccabi M/S 15-7 
 4. Elitzur Ramla 13-9 
 5. Maccabi M/A 13-9 
 6. Elitzur Ashkelon 11-11 
 7. Hapoel H/A 11-11 
 8. Hapoel H/M 11-11 
 9. Hapoel Lod 9-13 
 10. Ironi K/O 9-13 
 11. Hapoel B/T 8-14 
 12. Elitzur Macc. A 1-21 
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 
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Basketball Champions League Standings
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 Athens 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 ZG 0-0 
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Balkan 0-0 
 3. Beroe 0-0 
 4. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 6. Boras 0-0 
 7. CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 8. Demir IBB 0-0 
 9. Dnipro 0-0 
 10. Falco KC 0-0 
 11. FC Porto 0-0 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 13. Khimik 0-0 
 14. Kormend 0-0 
 15. KR 0-0 
 16. Le Portel 0-0 
 17. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 18. Nevezis 0-0 
 19. Oradea 0-0 
 20. Parma 0-0 
 21. Rabotnicki 0-0 
 22. Rilski 0-0 
 23. Sodertalje 0-0 
 24. Spirou 0-0 
 25. Stal Ostrow 0-0 
 26. Steaua CSM 0-0 
 27. Szolnok 0-0 
 28. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 29. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 30. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Hapoel T-A
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lyons, Hapoel T-A20.1 
 2. Wyatt, Hapoel H.18.8 
 3. Selby, Maccabi K/G17.5 
 4. Simon, Maccabi .17.2 
 5. Siggers, Galil Gilboa17.1 
 6. Holloway, Hapoel H.16.6 
 7. Bowman, Maccabi .16.1 
 8. Milbourne, Hapoel E.16.0 
 9. Hopson, Ironi N.15.9 
 10. Holloway, Galil G.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Bnei H.
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Mashour, Bnei H.10.1 
 2. Holloway, Galil G.10.0 
 3. Atkins, Hapoel Holon8.3 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.7.9 
 5. Howell, Hapoel J-M7.9 
 6. Cohen, Maccabi .7.7 
 7. Carmichael, Maccabi .7.1 
 8. Griffin, Galil Gilboa7.1 
 9. Iverson, Maccabi .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .6.7 
 2. Henry, Hapoel Eilat6.0 
 3. Kitchen, Ironi N.5.6 
 4. Blatt, Hapoel T-A5.4 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi T-A5.0 
 6. Lyons, Hapoel T-A4.8 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .4.7 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .4.5 
 9. Limonad, Hapoel T.4.4 
 10. Selby, Maccabi K/G4.4 
Steals Per Game
  Galil G.
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Shuchman, Galil G.2.1 
 2. Long, Maccabi .2.0 
 3. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 4. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.8 
 5. Vargas, Maccabi .1.8 
 6. Carter, Maccabi .1.8 
 7. Taylor, Maccabi .1.7 
 8. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.7 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.7 
 10. Dennis, Bnei H.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Galil Gilboa
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 2. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat1.3 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 5. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.1.0 
 7. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 
 8. Kelly, Maccabi K/G0.9 
 9. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat0.9 
 10. Carter, Maccabi .0.9 

First Round Schedule
Bnei Hertzel 61% Oct.8 Ironi Nes-Zi
Galil Gilboa 60% Oct.8 Macc.Ashdod
Hap.Eilat 60% Oct.8 Maccabi T-A
Hapoel T-A 56% Oct.8 Hap.Holon
Ironi Nahari 56% Oct.8 Hapoel J-M
Macc.Haifa 57% Oct.8 Macc.Rishon
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First Round Schedule
Khimki 56% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 56% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 54% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 54% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 58% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 58% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 58% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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Balkan 50% Sep.20 Oradea
Szolnok 50% Sep.20 Trabzonspor
Demir IBB 50% Sep.20 Dnipro
Boras 50% Sep.20 Kormend
CSU Sibiu 50% Sep.20 BK Pardubice
KR 50% Sep.20 Mons-Hainaut
Bnei Hertzel 50% Sep.20 Stal Ostrow
Nevezis 50% Sep.20 Rilski
Parma 50% Sep.20 Rabotnicki
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.20 Istanbul BB
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Special interview with Bilal Benn - the MVP of National league - May 28, 2013

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Bilal Benn
Niagara alumni guard Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86), traveled to Portugal and Lithuania before leaving a strong mark on Israel's national league. Ironi Nes-Ziona recruited Benn midseason last year and have now, led by Ben's dominant overall performances, qualified for Israel's Basketball Superleague, after winning the minor-league playoffs finals series 3:1. Ben was named Most Valuable Player. One of the main reasons that Nes Ziona's 2012-2013 campaign was so succesfull was benn super play. He led his team in almost all categories , scoring 19 points , grabing 9.7 rebounds and dishing 4.4 assists per game and showed that he is ready to play at much higher level.

1. you had an outstanding season personal wise and team wise. Sum up the season in your words.

"very emotional and physically draining because you always want more for yourself and I'm somebody whose never satisfied with my game and no matter how good I'm doing I'm always trying to figure out how can I be better all the time and sometimes it can hurt my game.. My team with through alot of struggles with ourselves and we got on one page quickly when we brought Cyrus Tate on the team".

2. You arrived here mid of last season, what are the differences between this year's team to last year's and what were the reasons for the team to move up to the Premier (Winner) league?

"Alot of differences . add on more players who can help us rather then only help there stats, the coach was more relaxed in knowing and trusting me from the start rather then waiting till the end. Just having one goal was to win the championship... Mentally I was great this year nothing could really break my faith in myself this season... And all my teammates came prepared they had a great summer also.. We just worked so hard individually and as a team That made us very strong".

3. You played with a serious injury the last playoff games - how much did it affect you and were you not afraid to risk your career by making it worst?

"It affected me alot... Specially knowing I could just risk a injury more but to know I didn't even try and let myself and my team down , I think that would hurt more then anything . My knee will heel we knew that all I have to do is strengthen it this summer it wasn't anything a surgery could do... And yes that cross my mind but I have alot of faith God brought me this far all season I do think he was gonna let anything happen to me.. I joke around alot and say I played with a halo on my head this season bc it was alot of times I was close to getting hurt and moved just In time .. So I was blessed to be able to down the stretch in the games just forget about it during money time".

4. Before you came here you have played at Portugal first league and Lithuania's. What are the differences between those and the second league here?

"Just the style of play really.. Lithuania I loved the league it was really league for men.. The toughness the whole european style I loved it.. The Intelligents is amazing .. The best shooters I ever seen ...also my coach didn't speak English so it was different ... But yea the league itself is great they really bring ya game out and make u better over there... Portugal was more of older guys and not so fast run a play .. Israel second league is more of everybody wants to score , so it kinda made it easier for me this year bc I've always done the little things my career so when I added scoring to it , it made everything in my game come together".

5. What do you think about the level of basketball in Israel and what do you think about how Israel sees its basketball?

"Honestly it's like playing in of play is similar to me... I think they mirror they game after the USA alot... And the NBA".

6. As an American citizen, what do you think about Israel as a country after living here for more than a year and how would you explain the situation here to people as the states?

"Oh people from home if u live close to tel aviv your gonna love it it reminds me of cali alot.. The food is great people are great.. U can shop do whatever you want ... A beach is everywhere it's like playing in paradise".

7. Do you feel that the time period as Ness Tziona helped you to develop your skills and if so, how exactly?

"Yes I do , my coach has helped me so much to learn the point guard position . Just making a easy pass rather then looking for something more..and letting my teammates make choices rather then me trying to force a pass.. And just my confidence this year.. No matter how bad I played I had the ball in my hands at the end of the game and it's no better feeling then knowing u missed ten shots and ya coach know u gonna make the last one.....People don't know I had the keys to my gym the team gave me so I could work on my game whenever I wanted to the point where they told me I couldn't be in the gym after 12 midnight bc I would go in all kinds of hours ".

8. Since you are playing here for a season and a half, have you seen games of the Israeli Winner League, what do you think of the level? Do you think there are differences between the First league and the Second league? If so, what are they?

"Of corse better players more Americans.. I think it's a great league.. I think it's more space to do ya thing because the shooters are so great in the first league so they can't help as much.. Really a opportunity to show ya game and become a great teammate and passer.... But the talent level is thru the roof... I mean look at the rosters NBA is all over it"

9. During the time playing at the Second league, did First division league showed interest in you?

"I have no idea I tell my agents if nobody is making a offer don't even tell me because its a waste of time.. It's like getting ya first d1 letter from college it don't mean they want you your just on the mailing list incase you become a great player".

10. Do you want to continue playing for Ness Tziona at the Winner league or maybe any other team? Which First league teams you are most impressed of?

"If the details of my contract are good for me yes but I will seek my options. My teams to watch is hopeal tel aviv, maccabii, Netanya ,eliat,haifa, they all play together well... I don't know it's about timing and situation ...and if the coach will let me play my game".

11. You are a very versatile player and can play few positions, which position is your favorite?

"Love playing the point guard... Just love having the ball in my hands.. I worked hard to develop that skill.. People forget I played it In hs alot and at Villanova only when I got to Niagara I didn't play it because of four guard offense and I was the biggest guard by 4 inches ".

12. You have started playing college basketball for a big program at Villanova and transferred after two years to Niagara and became a key player over there. Looking back, how important was that move for you and did it affect your pro career?

"Yes it was very important my coach joe from Niagara was like a father from the jump he said we going to live in die with the player you are.. I can remember my first maac game he told me before I left out the locker room he said don't worry about nothing you've done everything we asked you to do just forget about everything and have fun I had 26 and 16 rebounds .. Like just him alone was important for my pro career he still messages me email all day .. It was the best move... But I learned so much from Villanova .. That's why I rebound how I do and the Intense game I bring is bc of playing there and being a winner.. I seen Randy Kyle mike and allan ray do it it would only rub off on me and I took it to Niagara with me... So both school had a huge affect on the player I am Niagara made my pro career"

13. Which players influenced you the most since you started to play basketball and who are your role models?

"Mustafa shakur from Arizona , Randy foye from Villanova and alvin willams that was with the raptors those have the most Influence on my game I'm good friends with them and watched them play a million times... And those the guys I look up to.. MY grandmother and uncles are my role models as far as off the court but on the court those guys".

14. What is your dream and what is your next move in your career?

"My dream my dreams are limited I have goals.. My goals is to one day walk in a NBA locker room rather it be practice or game and have benn on the back of the jersey..I Just want a chance a real chance not just okay we brung you in just to be here . Like they analyze me as a player and tell me if I am or not a NBA player.. And whatever the result I can live with Ima real reality type of person and I can handle the truth I handled it all my life.. And it got me my first championship every time somebody has said he can't do this I prove the wrong so I'm waiting on the next critique but till then ima enjoy this Championship".

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