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07-07-2011, 07:14 PM
Budivelnyk confirm Zvezdan Mitrovic

Superleague champions Budivelnyk Kyiv have confirmed hiring of Zvezdan Mitrovic (agency: Beo Basket ). The Montenegrin specialist has agreed on terms of contract with Budivelnyk. Zvezdan Mitrovic (agency: Beo Basket ) will replace Josep Berrocal on the bridge. Zvezdan Mitrovic (agency: Beo Basket ) is not new to Ukraine. He worked with Khimik Yuzny for five seasons (2002/2007). Later Zvezdan Mitrovic (agency: Beo Basket ) moved to Kryvbasbasket Kryvyi Rih. Mitrovic was named Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian UBL Coach of the Year in 2009. He led Khimik into four straight Superleague semifinals in 2004-07 seasons. Zvezdan Mitrovic (agency: Beo Basket ) is expected to start working with the team at the start of August. He is now working with Montenegrin B National Team.

07-21-2011, 12:05 PM
http://www.eurobasket.com/images/leagueslogos/Ukraine.gif BC Odessa negotiate contracts with Zack Wright and Christophe Massie - Jul 21, 2011 (by Eurobasket News)

BC Odessa are close to landing two import players. They are currently negotiating contracts with Zack Wright (http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=FRA&PlayerID=64779) (188-G-85, college: Cent.Missouri (http://www.eurobasket.com/team.asp?Cntry=USA&Team=2553)) and Christophe Massie (http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=FRA&PlayerID=46090) (206-F/C-77, agency: Court Side (http://www.eurobasket.com/agent.asp?AgentName=Court%20Side), college: Memphis (http://www.eurobasket.com/team.asp?Cntry=USA&Team=575)). Both players spent the last season in France. They played for Limoges.
Zack Wright (http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=FRA&PlayerID=64779) averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. The 26-year-old guard had stints with Le Mans, Chalon, Braunschweig before joining Limoges. Eurobasket.com named Zakh Wright All-German 2Bundesliga ProB Player of the Year in 2008. He also earned All-French Pro A Honourable Mention in 2010.
Christophe Massie (http://www.eurobasket.com/player.asp?Cntry=FRA&PlayerID=46090) tallied 16.9 points, 9.2 boards and 2.6 assists per game in ProA last season. The centre previously played in Greece, Bosnia, Spain, Israel and Italy. He made it into All-Bosnian League All-Imports Team.

02-21-2012, 02:53 AM
MBC Mykolaiv parted ways with coach Valentin Berestnev.

02-26-2012, 02:44 AM
No draws in basketball? This is for you.

Ukraine and Legion draw in All-Star Game - Feb 25, 2012 (by Eurobasket News)

Team Ukraine - Team Legion 124:124

Team Ukraine and Team Legion clashed in a traditional Superleague All-Star Game today in Kyiv. The game ended in a 124:124 draw. Steven Burtt (185-G-84, college: Iona) was named MVP. The guard unloaded 47 points, issued 10 assists, made 7 rebounds to pace Team Ukraine.
The game turned into a spectacular show as usual. Team Legion grabbed a 35:28 lead after ten minutes of action. However Team Ukraine quickly surged ahead in the second term and secured a 75:60 halftime advantage. Team Legion managed to cut the deficit to 8 points before the fourth term 91:99. They got closer in the final period and after a three-pointer from R.T. Guinn (208-C-81, college: Baylor) the scoreboard showed 124:124. Steven Burtt had a chance to bring victory for Team Ukraine but his three-pointer rimmed out. As the result the first draw in Superleague All-Star Game history.
Oleksiy Pecherov (213-C-85) finished with 19 points, while Dmytro Zabirchenko (191-PG-84, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav) and Artur Drozdov (199-G-80) accounted for 12 points each for Team Ukraine. Charles Thomas (203-F-86, college: Arkansas) answered with 27 points for Team Legion. R.T. Guinn had 20 points, while Jeremy Chappell (191-G-87, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Robert Morris) netted 19 points.
The game was preceded by traditional contests. Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87, college: Penn St.) won the Skills Challenge Contest. He overcame Marcus Walker (186-PG-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Colorado St.) in the Final.
Ruslan Otverchenko (195-SG-90) celebrated victory in Three-Point Shootout Contest. He prevailed against Jack McClinton (185-PG-85, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav, college: Miami, FL) in the final round.
Finally Randy Culpepper (182-G-89, college: UTEP) was the best in the Slam Dunk Contest. He overcame Vernon Goodridge (206-F-84, college: La Salle) in the finale.

03-26-2012, 02:15 AM
Cup Final Four: Budivelnyk claim the title

Budivelnyk - Ferro-ZNTU 82:70

Budivelnyk celebrated the Superleague Cup title. They overcame Ferro-ZNTU in the Final today to celebrate the trophy. Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners.
Budivelnyk started the game with their trademark aggressive defense. They capitalized taking a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. Ferro-ZNTU started to suffocate offensively in the second quarter. Randy Culpepper (182-G-89, college: UTEP) was limited to only two points in the period and Budivelnyk surged ahead for a 50:33 halftime lead. Ferro-ZNTU tried to hard to change the complexion of the encounter in the third term. However Zvezdan Mitrovic team wisely kept their opponents at bay in the frame securing an 18-point lead with one quarter remaining. Ferro-ZNTU cut the deficit in the final term but never got within a striking distance and had to surrender at the end. Andriy Agafonov (207-F-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 12 points, while Michailis Anisimovas (214-C-84) contributed 10 points for the winners. Randy Culpepper responded with 24 points for Ferro-ZNTU. Artem Butskyy (185-PG-81, agency: New Trend Agency) delivered 14 points in the loss.
Randy Culpepper was named the MVP of Superleague Cup Final Four. He averaged impressive 32.5 points per game during the weekend.

Budivelnyk: Suad Sehovic 15, Andriy Agafonov 12, Michailis Anisimovas 10
Ferro-ZNTU: Randy Culpepper 24, Artem Butskyy 14

05-26-2012, 01:47 AM
BC Donetsk Reign In Ukraine

The players and fans of BC Donetsk are celebrating like there is no tomorrow.

The club completed a 4-0 sweep of rivals Azovmash in the Ukrainian Superleague play-offs.

Having clinched a first-place finish in the regular season over Budivelnyk by a game, Donetsk downed Dnipro 3-1 in the post-season quarter-finals.

Next up was Ferro-ZNTU in the semi-finals, and Donetsk won that series, 4-2.

While Azovmash, one of the traditional powers in the country, pushed Donetsk hard, Sasa Obradovic's men withstood the pressure and claimed an 84-79 title-clinching triumph on Thursday.

Vojdan Stojanovski, a member of the surprising F.Y.R. of Macedonia side that clinched fourth place at the EuroBasket, had 17 points.

Ramel Curry, who was voted the Best Defender in the Superleague this season, was named MVP of the play-off finals.

Both Donetsk and Azovmash played in the Eurocup this season, with the former reaching the quarter-finals and winning one of the two games against Lietuvos Rytas, only for the Lithuanian side to advance on points difference to the Finals.

After Thursday's game, there were jubilant scenes.

The Donetsk players ran over to their coach, Obradovic, picked up him and threw him into the air.