Tuesday, July 01, 2008

European League Wrap-Up

Today, here is recap of how all the Terps playing in Europe (and elsewhere in the world) fared this season. Finding stats for all these players is very time consuming, so I didn't do it this year. (Particularly since many European teams play in multiple leagues: their national league, Euroleague, the ULEB Cup, various other tournaments, etc.) Really, I meant to write this weeks ago right after the NBA Wrap-up.

Sarunas Jasikevicius's team, Panathinaikos of Athens Greece, won the Greek League Championship for the 6th consecutive year. Panathinaikos also advanced to the round of 16 of the Euroleague Club Championships.

Lonny Baxter's team, Panionios, also from Athens, Greece, finished in 3rd place in the Greek League, losing to the aforementioned Panathinaikos in the Greek League semifinals.

Terence Morris's team, Maccabi Tel Aviv, of Isreal, made it to the Euroleague finals before losing to CSKA Moscow, who then signed Terence after the season ended. Maccabi Tel Aviv also made it to the Israeli league finals, losing by one point, despite 20 points from Morris. Maccabi also lost in the finals of the Israeli Cup back in February.

Also in Israel, John Gilchrist's Nahariya Ironi finished in 4th place after losing in the other semifinal of the Israeli league.

Laron Profit's Libertad Sunchales, of Argentina, won the Argentinian league championship.

Chris McCray's Telindus Oostende, of Belgium, lost in the quarterfinals of the Belgian League Tournament, but did manage to win the Belgium Cup tournament back in April.

Mike Jones's APOEL, of Nicosia, Cyprus, finished in 2nd place, losing in the finals of the Cypriot League. On its way to the finals, Jones and APOEL beat Ryan Randle's AEL Limmassol in the semifinals.

In Italian Lega2 play (Italy's 2nd division), Andre Collins was the league MVP and Carife Ferrara won the regular season championship (but lost in the finals of the league tournament), meaning Carife will move up to play in the Italian A division next year. Meanwhile, Rodney Elliott's Agricola Gloria team finished 15th in Lega2, and will drop down to the B1 division next season.

Nik Caner-Medley's Kalise Gran Canaria, of the Canary Islands, Spain, finished 9th and just missed the playoffs in the Spanish ACB league.

Ekene Ibekwe's Beascanon finished 8th in the French ProB League.

Travis Garrison is currently playing for Gaiteros de Zulia of Venezuela, whose league has just started the postseason. Gaiteros finished 4th in the regular season. He also played in Spain and South Korea earlier this season.

Jamar Smith's Toshiba Brave Thunder team finished 7th in the Japanese Pro Superleague.

Drew Nicholas helped Turkey's Efes Pilsen get to the Euroleague round of 16, but was released from the team in March for refusing to travel to Serbia.


FREDTERP said...

Where are the TMo #44 aka TRock updates. FREDTERP

Michelangelo said...

How could I forgot Morris? After I practically turned this into the Terence Morris fan club blog this spring during the Euroleague tournament! Doh! I will edit and update immediately.

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