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French basketball player may miss home Games due to transfer to Zenit

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Newcomer “Zenith” Frenchman Thomas Ertel risks missing the Olympic Games in Paris due to the transition to the St. Petersburg basketball club.

On Wednesday, Zenit announced the signing of a contract with a 33-year-old defender under the 1 + 1 scheme. On Thursday, the French Basketball Federation (BBFF) issued a statement saying that Ertel did not notify the organization of the agreement with the Blue-White-Blues.

Ertel signed a statement at the start of France’s training camp in July stating that he had no plans to sign with a Russian or Belarusian club. If Ertel plays for Zenit, this obligation will not be met and the point guard will no longer meet the selection criteria for the next international competitions, including the Olympic Games, the BBFF said in a statement.

Previously, Ertel played for the French ASVEL, the Spanish Basque Country, Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as the Turkish Anadolu Efes. He is the silver medalist of the Tokyo Olympics, the vice-champion of EuroBasket-2022 and the champion of Europe-2013.

The Summer Olympic Games in Paris will be held in 2024.

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Tyrese Maxey stole the show in Donovan Mitchell’s Cleveland Cavaliers debut

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His followers Cleveland Cavaliers they saw Donovan Mitchell dress from first time the colors of his franchise, during Wednesday’s preseason game between the Cavs and the Philadelphia 76ers. And beyond his few minutes on the court (18:58), the former Jazz has already shown why he promises to be one of most impactful integrations for 2022-2023.

Mitchell He did what he does best: comment on. And at least in this case, he did it in a big way effectiveness: 16 points, 5 assists, 6-9 from the field and 3-4 on 3-pointers. If Cleveland was missing anything from its good season last season, it was a player with his attributes spida: someone capable create and solve individuallyto complement the team’s good collective level.

His points also came mostly against a strong defender as PJ Tuckerforced to score out of position because of it the Sixers’ lack of reliable perimeter defenders; (Thybulle seems to have lost her place in consideration).

Anyway, Mitchell’s strong start wasn’t enough for Cleveland (without Evan Mobley or Ricky Rubio), which is over fell 113-112 thanks to a Montrezl Harrell layup (13 points, 5-7 from the field in 16 minutes) in the final seconds.

Beyond this good and decisive contribution of Harrell, and the premiere of the preseason Joel Embiid (12 points) and James stiffens (9 points), the story of the evening in the venue was different amazing performance a Tyrese Maxey who looks ready to make another leap in quality.

Maxi had already shined in the opener against Brooklyn, adding 20 points in just 14 minutes. And this Wednesday he repeated the work with 21 credits in 15 minutes. In 29 minutes this preseason, the point guard has 41 points on 15 of 19 from the field and 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. Huge numbers, preseason or not, especially when you consider his production came against the Nets and Cavaliers starters.

The former Kentucky native already had a noticeable jump in quality between his freshman and sophomore years. And if it reaches one more level to the third, could tip the balance in the Eastern Conference race: The Sixers are expected to have two figures like Embiid and Harden, but if Maxey becomes one astral third leg (added the efficient Tobias Harris), Doc Rivers’ guys could have an unexpected difference to compete with the Bucks, Celtics, Heat, Nets and company.

Source: Sporting News

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Ukraine national teams won 3 of 4 matches at the start of the 3×3 U-23 World Cup

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Romania in Bucharest FIBA 3×3 World Championship U-23 among youth teams. On the evening of October 5, the first two matches of the tournament were played by the men’s and women’s teams of Ukraine.

At the start of the girls group stage, the bodyguards of Vladimir Kholopov took two victories: first, they defeated Egypt 16:9, and in the second match they defeated Romania in overtime (15:13 OT).

The men’s team led by Timur Arabadji first defeated the Netherlands (13:8), then lost to France (9:22).

Team rosters

  • Ukraine (men): Oleg Bondarenko, Vitaly Sherstky, Daniil Sokolenko, Alexander Sidoruk. Coach: Timur Arabadzhi.
  • Ukraine (women): Anna Sugak, Yulia Gutevich, Anzhelika Lyashko, Victoria Babich. Coach: Vladimir Kholopov.

2022 FIBA ​​3×3 World Cup (U-23 teams)

Bucharest (Romania), 05-09.10.2022

menround 1-2

  • 19:10. Holland – Ukraine – 8:13 am
  • 20:35. France – Ukraine – 22:9

Womanround 1-2

  • 16:10. Sweetcorn – Ukraine – 9:16 am
  • 20:10. Ukraine – Romania – 15:13 OT

Source: Sport UA

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BC Dnepr decides Super League-2022/2023 squad

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Basketball club “Dnepr” presented the team that will play in the next season of the Ukrainian Super League.

Team captain Stanislav Timofeenko, Max Zakurdaev, Sergei Zagreba and Ivan Koldomasov remained in last year’s squad.

Evgeny Sorochan and Roman Bondarchuk returned to Dnipro from the credits in Khimik and Kryvbas, respectively. Oleksandr Tarasenko, who spent the last three seasons with Kharkiv Sokoly, was also announced. The company among the newcomers were Mikhail Shkoda and Nikita Bibikov, who played for Mariupol in the Premier League.

Dmitry Martynov, Nikolay Bachurin and Nikita Dzherikhov were transferred from Dnepr-2 to the main club team. The team counts on Dmitry Kachchanov, who played at Lviv Polytechnic last season.

Dnepr’s head coach Pavel Agapov, Vladimir Koval will help him.

Source: Sport UA

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