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Liga Endesa Standings
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Burgos 0-0 
 4. Estudiantes 0-0 
 5. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 6. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 7. Gipuzkoa GBC 0-0 
 8. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 9. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 10. Joventut 0-0 
 11. Obradoiro 0-0 
 12. Real Madrid 0-0 
 13. RETAbet BB 0-0 
 14. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 15. Unicaja 0-0 
 16. Valencia 0-0 
 17. Zaragoza 0-0 
Last:7/31/2017
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Breogan 0-0 
 2. Caceres 0-0 
 3. Castello 0-0 
 4. CB Clavijo 0-0 
 5. Coruna 0-0 
 6. FC Barcelona II 0-0 
 7. Forca Lleida 0-0 
 8. Huesca 0-0 
 9. Manresa 0-0 
 10. Melilla 0-0 
 11. Ourense 0-0 
 12. Oviedo 0-0 
 13. Palencia 0-0 
 14. Palma 0-0 
 15. Prat 0-0 
 16. Real Betis 0-0 
 17. Sammic ISB 0-0 
 18. Valladolid 0-0 
Last:7/31/2017
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Agustinos-Leclerc 0-0 
 2. Albacete 0-0 
 3. Aquimisa LZ 0-0 
 4. Avila 0-0 
 5. Cambados 0-0 
 6. Fundacion 5+11 0-0 
 7. Granada 0-0 
 8. La Roda 0-0 
 9. LHospitalet 0-0 
 10. Lucentum 0-0 
 11. Martorell 0-0 
 12. Moron 0-0 
 13. Myrtia 0-0 
 14. Navarra 0-0 
 15. Plasencia 0-0 
 16. Real Canoe 0-0 
Last:7/31/2017
EBA Stage Two Standings
Fase Final 1
 1. La Roda 3-0 
 2. Cazorla 2-1 
 3. Calvia 1-2 
 4. Cartagena 0-3 
Fase Final 2
 1. Myrtia 3-0 
 2. Chantada 1-2 
 3. Pardinyes-L. 1-2 
 4. CAM E.Soler 1-2 
Fase Final 3
 1. Real Canoe 3-0 
 2. Estela 2-1 
 3. Mollet 1-2 
 4. Valencia II 0-3 
Fase Final 4
 1. Martorell 3-0 
 2. Casvi 2-1 
 3. Yosiquese 1-2 
 4. Leon 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/25/2017
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:6/21/2017
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 
Last:7/6/2017
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 
Last:7/12/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Edwin JACKSON
  Estudian.
  (190-SG-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Jackson, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid16.5 
 3. Shermadini, Andor.15.7 
 4. Bamforth, RE.14.5 
 5. Jelovac, Zaragoza14.3 
 6. Campazzo, UCAM M.14.1 
 7. Larkin, Baskonia14.1 
 8. Benzing, Zaragoza13.7 
 9. Nedovic, Unicaja13.5 
 10. Popovic, Fuenlabr.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  FC Barce.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Tomic, FC Barce.7.7 
 2. Shermadini, Andor.7.6 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada6.7 
 4. Mahalbasic, Sevilla6.6 
 5. Ayon, Real Madrid6.4 
 6. Suton, Estudiantes6.2 
 7. Norel, Zaragoza6.1 
 8. Dubljevic, Valencia5.8 
 9. Fotu, Zaragoza5.7 
 10. Eric, RE.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Mickey MCCONNELL
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. McConnell, Obradoiro6.4 
 2. Albicy, Andorra6.2 
 3. Campazzo, UCAM M.5.9 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid5.4 
 5. Bellas, Zaragoza5.1 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia4.9 
 7. Cook, Estudiantes4.7 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria4.6 
 9. White, Iberosta.4.3 
 10. Diot, Valencia4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.1.6 
 2. Albicy, Andorra1.5 
 3. Cook, Estudiantes1.5 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 5. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Machado, Manresa1.3 
 7. Diot, Valencia1.2 
 8. Lockett, Sevilla1.2 
 9. Vidal, Joventut1.1 
 10. Aguilar, Gran Canaria1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N'DIAYE
  Unicaja
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. N'diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 2. Rey, Manresa1.2 
 3. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 4. Pustovyi, Obradoiro1.0 
 5. Tumba, UCAM M.1.0 
 6. Antetokounmp., Andor.0.9 
 7. Eric, RE.0.8 
 8. Diagne, Fuenlabrada0.8 
 9. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
 10. Traore, Estudiantes0.8 
Poll


First Round Schedule
Real Madrid 57% Oct.1 RETAbet BB
Unicaja 55% Oct.1 Fuenlabrada
UCAM Murcia 56% Oct.1 Gran Canaria
Estudian. 59% Oct.1 Joventut
Gipuzkoa GB 59% Oct.1 Zaragoza
Valencia 54% Sep.30 FC Barcelona
Andorra 61% Sep.30 Iberostar Te
Obradoiro 54% Sep.30 Baskonia
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Manresa 57% Oct.1 Caceres
FC Barcelon 57% Oct.1 Forca Lleida
Real Betis 57% Oct.1 Castello
Sammic ISB 57% Oct.1 Coruna
Breogan 57% Sep.30 Ourense
Palma 57% Sep.30 Prat
Huesca 57% Sep.29 Valladolid
CB Clavijo 57% Sep.29 Oviedo
Palencia 57% Sep.29 Melilla
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Albacete 57% Oct.1 Real Canoe
Lucentum 57% Sep.30 Aquimisa LZ
Granada 57% Sep.30 Martorell
Moron 57% Sep.30 Fundacion 5
Plasencia 57% Sep.30 Navarra
L'Hospitalet 57% Sep.30 Avila
La Roda 57% Sep.30 Agustinos-Le
Myrtia 57% Sep.30 Cambados
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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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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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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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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.)
  




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