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  Friday, October 29, 2004

European roundup: Rudy back to the spotlight
By Luis Fernández

Still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> waiting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ULEB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> competitions href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> running href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fill href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mid-week href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fixtures, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> several href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> domestic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leagues href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> took href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advantage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scheduled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> round href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rudy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fernández href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> led href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DKV href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Joventut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Unelco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tenerife href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Wednesday href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ACB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> easy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rudy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fqr. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> After href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> year's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> breakout href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> summer's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Olympic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> selection, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> many href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> people href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> expected href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> understandable, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> because href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rival href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> are href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> watching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> closely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now.

Also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spain, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sergio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rodríguez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> successfully href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> started href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Adecco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Estudiantes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lagun href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aro href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bilbao href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> appearance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> starting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> five, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> certainly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italy, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> kids href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shined href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bipop href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Carire href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Reggio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Emilia, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teenager href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Belinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Erazem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> getting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> boards href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Stefano href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mancinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Meanwhile, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Angelo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gigli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Reggio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Emilia. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sixth href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> consecutive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> achievement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> matched href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Benetton href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Treviso href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Andrea href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bargnani href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grabbing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds.

Roko-Leni href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ukic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> continues href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lines href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Adriatic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> although href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> poor href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> able href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> avoid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> loss. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> His href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teammate href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> KK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Split href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Drago href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pasalic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grabbed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Despite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comeback href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dejan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Milojevic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vule href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Avdalovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Petar href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bozic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> signing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Milan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gurovic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> young href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Uros href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tripkovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> managed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> net href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> limited href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shots href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> KK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Partizan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> got href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> back href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> winning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> path.

Finally, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> France, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Johan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Petro href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fourth href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> loss href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Orthez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> main href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> powerhouse href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there), href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mahinmi href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Le href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Havre href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> third href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> consecutive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> loss.

 
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