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    Assem Marei currently unsure of Afrobasket campaign due to injury.
    http://www.africatopsports.com/2015/...robasket-2015/
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    Default Siauliai signs Assem Marei

    BC Siauliai (LKL) signed 23-year old Egyptian international forward Assem Marei (206-113kg-92). He just graduated from Minn.St.-Mankato (NCAA2). In 20 games he had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8bpg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to All-NSIC 1st Team.
    As mentioned above Marei is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
    The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won NSIC Tournament for two years in a row (2013 and 2014).
    Marei has been also a member of Egyptian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Egyptian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2011. Marei represented Egypt at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.1ppg, Reb-5 (8.4rpg), 2.6apg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 47.5%.
    Marei has played previously for another Lithuanian team Zamalek.
    http://www.afrobasket.com/Egypt/news...ns-Assem-Marei
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    Default La Bruixa d'Or adds Khalaf to their roster

    La Bruixa d'Or Manresa (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 16-year old Egyptian power forward Ahmed Khalaf (206-99). He played last season at Al Gezira in Egyptian Superleague. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Khalaf was voted Afrobasket.com All-Arfican U16 Championships 1st Team in 2015. He represented Egypt at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) this year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.3ppg, Reb-5 (8.4rpg), 1.0spg, Blocks-1 (2.9bpg), FGP: 42.6%, FT: 75.0%
    http://www.afrobasket.com/Egypt/news/428115/La-Bruixa-d'Or-adds-Khalaf-to-their-roster,-ex-Al-Gezira

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    Default Egypt’s Oraby sets eyes on the future

    CAIRO (AfroBasket 2015) - Egypt missed out on long-term goal of qualifying for next summer Olympic Games, but Omar Oraby feels their future looks bright.

    The youngest team - averaging 24 years old - at the 16-team AfroBasket 2015 held last August in Rades, Tunisia, Egypt finished with a similar record (6-1) to eventual champions Nigeria.

    They claimed the fifth-place in Africa’s flagship basketball tournament, but the general feeling is that they could have done a lot better.


    An 83-63 defeat to Angola in the Quarter-Finals ended Egypt’s hope of securing at least a place in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, however, it is the future that matters for the North Africans.

    “We are young, talented, and our next goal is to qualify for the World Cup [2019],” Oraby said to FIBA.com.


    The 2.18m center provided Egypt with an impressive rim protection, averaging 1.3 blocks per game, but, it is the team success that keeps Oraby going.

    “What we achieved in Tunisia was a starting point for the future our national team,” he noted.

    We built a great chemistry, and hopefully we will continue to play together in the years to come - Oraby

    With the AfroBasket 2015 done and dusted for another two years, the former standout at Southern California University who currently plays for Egypt side Gezira, sets his eyes on the future of his basketball career.

    And, he has some high goals.

    After playing for the Houston Rockets in the 2014 Summer League, and trying to become the first Egypt-born to play in the NBA, Oraby felt he had the necessary exposure for a professional basketball career.

    However, in a turn of events, the 24-year-old saw his professional basketball career delayed.

    “On my return to Egypt I was conscripted into the Army, which prevented me from leaving the country,” he recalled.

    “Then I got a training camp offer from the Los Angeles Lakers but I couldn’t go due to my military obligations.

    “But I finish my service obligation in August 2016 and I will try to resume my basketball career overseas,” he pointed out.

    Next up for Oraby is the upcoming African Champions Cup (ACC), which will run from 10-20 December in Luanda, Angola.

    And if he is cleared to play - after suffering two broken bones in the face during the 2015 All-Africa Games last September - he aims to start paving his way

    to a professional basketball overseas.

    http://www.fiba.com/news/egypt%E2%80...-on-the-future

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    Default Khalaf signing with Manresa a bet on future for both sides

    REGENSBURG (David Hein’s Eye on the Future) - Ahmed Khalaf and Spanish basketball club l’iCL Manresa both took a leap of faith - with both hoping for a major payout in the future.

    If you’re a young player from a non-traditional basketball country looking to take your game to another level, there are two popular choices.

    One is to go to high school or college in the United States. And the other is go to Europe, like the 16-year-old Khalaf has chosen to do.

    The talented young Egyptian center signed a long-term deal with Manresa and is taking the Old Continent route to improving his game. Manresa is a mid-level Liga Endesa club who decided they needed to strike early if they wanted to get a player with the potential of Khalaf.

    The Giza native had showcased his skill-set the past two summers, playing at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship as a 15-year-old and more than holding his own with 8.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.9 blocks per game.

    This past summer, Khalaf was three years younger than the rest of the competition at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship and the 2.04m big man was outstanding with 8.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks a contest.

    Khalaf topped off his summer by guiding Egypt back to the 2016 U17 Worlds by averaging 14.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 5.6 blocks as Egypt won the title at the 2015 FIBA Africa U16 Championship.

    "We saw that he has good intuition on rebounding and a possibility to grow as a player,” Manresa’s sport manager Pere Romero said.

    “He’s a mature guy who is able to play against players three years older than him but still able to do the same numbers.”

    Khalaf definitely has an intriguing skill-set, especially his rebounding and shot blocking instincts. He improved greatly since his first exposure on the world scene at the U17 Worlds in Dubai.

    But much of that development has come while working with Egyptian youth national teams coach Branislav Jemc. Khalaf had moved to Cairo club Gezira Sporting Club, but it was time to take things to the next level.

    For many other talents from less-strong basketball countries, the choice has been to head to the United States - to either college or high school.

    Chilean 1998 born Nicolas Aguirre selected the U.S. school system. Japan’s star 1998-born prospect Rui Hachimura appears set on going stateside as well despite Japan’s national team director Torsten Loibl urging him to go to Europe. Hachimura has already visited among other schools Gonzaga University - a college known for an influx of international players.

    While Europe doesn’t have the school-basketball combination of the United States, European basketball provides players more practice time than teams in the United States. And many would argue that players can get better in Europe than in the United States, where colleges have strict regulations about the amount of practice time - not to mention pesky exams and other homework assignments.

    By deciding on Spain, Khalaf will undoubtedly face a major adjustment, adapting to an entirely new language, culture and surroundings. Romero and the club want to help the youngster in every way possible to make it easier in the province of Barcelona.

    Just as big an adjustment will come on the court as Khalaf will likely start his new basketball chapter in Manresa’s junior team. And he will be facing the best of Spain - and many other countries.

    Khalaf will square off against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid, who both bring in talented prospects from around the world. He will also have to adapt to the speed level and rhythm of the game.

    “He has to adapt to all of these things. Then we can see if he can develop at this level. But we think he can do it,” Romero said.

    The big news is not that Manresa signed a 16-year-old to a long-term contract - not even that the player is from another country.

    The Khalaf signing is big because the talented big man is from Egypt and that he decided to go to Europe. Most of the best of Egypt’s previous generations have chosen the United States route with Anas Osama landing at the University of Louisville while Ehab Amin attending Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

    That’s not to say that the United States cannot be a positive. The 23-year-old Assem Marei excelled in three seasons with NCAA II school Minnesota State-Mankato and is playing this season with Lithuanian FIBA Europe Cup team Siauliai.

    One thing is certain, the talent and potential are there for Khalaf. Romero and Manresa knew others had seen Khalaf and that they needed to pounce on him now.

    Manresa will give Khalaf the things he needs to excel and develop into the player that both hope he turns into. It will solely be up to Khalaf to step up and work hard to get the most out of his talent.

    it’s exciting for Egyptian basketball that a team from an established league like the Liga Endesa is ready to take a chance on a player like Khalaf. It gives the next generation of young Egyptians a whole new perspective on the future.

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    http://www.fiba.com/news/khalaf-sign...for-both-sides

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    Default N/w tasmania sign Omar Samhan

    Friday, November 20, 2015

    North West Tasmania Tall Timbers Thunder Basketball are very pleased to announce that 2016 playing contract has been finalised for the second American Import.


    N/W Tasmania Media Release



    6’11” Omar Samhan an American-Egyptian professional basketball player who last played for the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.



    He played college basketball for Saint Mary's College of California where he was an honorable mention All-American in 2010. He also played high school basketball for San Ramon Valley High School. In his freshman season at Saint Mary's, Samhan was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshmen team and was a Freshman All-American selection by CollegeInsider.com.



    He played in all 32 games including seven starts and was the team's third highest scorer and second highest rebounder, averaged 9.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.



    He is expected to join the team in early February.

    http://www.seabl.com.au/index.php?id=257&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=10437&cHash=f507152a9d

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    Egypt NT Roster in preparation for Zone V Afrobasket qualifiers

    Kareem Dahsham
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    Mohamed Abou El Nasr
    Hammad Fathy
    Amr Gendy
    Ahmed Hesham
    Ramy Ibrahim
    Haytham Kamal
    Mustafa Mekawy
    Mustafa Meshal
    Ahmed Mohamed
    Ahmed Muheeb
    Motaz Okasha
    Rumain Sameh
    Saif Samir
    Youssef Shousha
    Mohamed Tara
    Omar Oraby Tarek
    Mohamed Younis
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