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Baltic League - VEF Riga keeps McCullough, Ventspils does the same with Tatum

Jamaal TatumAfter two weeks of try-out, VEF Riga signed contract for rest of the season with Taj McCullough (201-F-86, college: Winthrop). The 24-year old McCullough came to Latvia from Ramat Gan. He appeared 12 times in Israeli top division averaging 13.2 points and 4 rebounds. His team had just one victory and was the last ranked in the league. Before Ramat Gan, Taj McCullough spent one season with Erie Bay Hawks and Fort Wayne Mad Ants in NDBL. With the Mad Ants he had 17


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Latvia - VEF Riga keeps McCullough, Ventspils does the same with Tatum

Jamaal TatumAfter two weeks of try-out, VEF Riga signed contract for rest of the season with Taj McCullough (201-F-86, college: Winthrop). The 24-year old McCullough came to Latvia from Ramat Gan. He appeared 12 times in Israeli top division averaging 13.2 points and 4 rebounds. His team had just one victory and was the last ranked in the league. Before Ramat Gan, Taj McCullough spent one season with Erie Bay Hawks and Fort Wayne Mad Ants in NDBL. With the Mad Ants he had 17


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Sweden - Plannja Basket Lulea sign John Williamson

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Plannja Basket Lulea signed 24-year old American center John Williamson (198-C-86, college: Cincinnati). Williamson played most recently at Znicz Jaroslaw (Poland). While playing 15 games for Znicz this season he averaged 17.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. Williamson played also pro basketball in France and Poland.
in his first game with Plannja Basket Lulea, John played 38 minutes and scored 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 1 assists. By Eurobasket Data Center


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Jayson Williams gets minimum 18 months in shooting

Former NBA star Jayson Williams has been sentenced to a minimum 18 months in prison for fatally shooting a hired driver in 2002, ending an eight-year legal odyssey.

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Turkey - TB2L: Round 18 review

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Beykoz - Yeni Nesil 97-71
Beykoz grabbed comfortable win against Yeni Nesil mostly owing to Kenan Tutuncu (185-G-81, agency: EM-PA), who scored magnificent 35 points and pulled down 9 rebounds. Mustafa Gorur (204-F-88) and Ibrahim Daloglu helped with 16 and 14 pts respectively. In defeat, Jamar McKnight collected 17 points and 7 boards. Beykoz 8-10, Yeni Nesil 1-17.

Selcuk Univ. - Duzce Genclik 101-38
Selcuk destroyed Duzce Genclik improving to 12-6 in Group A


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Adriatic League - Helios inks Shields

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Helios announced signing of American player Richard Shields  (193-G-82, college: Rutgers) for the remainder of the season. He arrives from Greek team Kavala, where he averaged 10.4 points (2P 34%, 3P 41%, FT 89%), 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals over 26 minutes in 9 HEBA A-1 League games this season. Shields is already a well-known face in Slovenia. Last season he spent with Krka averaging 11.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 2.6 apg for 31 games of Slovenian Telemach League and 15

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Lithuania - Washington Wizards get Zydrunas Ilgauskas and rights to Emir Preldzic

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It was going to take a special opportunity to get the Cavaliers to trade franchise pillar Zydrunas Ilgauskas (218-C-75, agency: Interperformances).

That chance came Wednesday amid a wild day of negotiations for the team's front office as they attempted to upgrade their roster ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. With two deals on the table, one for the Phoenix Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire and one for the Washington Wizards' Antawn Jamison, the Cavs had to make a decision


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Croatia - Ivan Sunara takes over Helios Domzale as Head Coach

Ivan SunaraHelios Domazale has announced appointment of Ivan Sunara (agency: Agency No 10 ) as their new Head Coach. Slovenian outfit has decided to let Rado Trifunovic go after a string of poor results in Adriatic League and Slovenian Cup. Helios is currently 4th in Slovenian top division with the score of 12 wins and 6 losses. However, in Adriatic League they are facing with bad results after wining just 5 times in 21 appearances


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Slovenia - Helios inks Shields

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Helios announced signing of American player Richard Shields  (193-G-82, college: Rutgers) for the remainder of the season. He arrives from Greek team Kavala, where he averaged 10.4 points (2P 34%, 3P 41%, FT 89%), 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals over 26 minutes in 9 HEBA A-1 League games this season. Shields is already a well-known face in Slovenia. Last season he spent with Krka averaging 11.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 2.6 apg for 31 games of Slovenian Telemach League and 15


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Slovenia - Washington Wizards get Zydrunas Ilgauskas and rights to Emir Preldzic

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It was going to take a special opportunity to get the Cavaliers to trade franchise pillar Zydrunas Ilgauskas (218-C-75, agency: Interperformances).

That chance came Wednesday amid a wild day of negotiations for the team's front office as they attempted to upgrade their roster ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. With two deals on the table, one for the Phoenix Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire and one for the Washington Wizards' Antawn Jamison, the Cavs had to make a decision


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