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  Monday, October 10, 2005

European Roundup: Back To Action
By Luis FernŠndez

We href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> new href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> going href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> few href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leagues href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> march, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> here href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DraftExpress href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> once href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> again href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> continue href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weekly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coverage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> interesting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performances href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> recently href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europe.

We href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Adriatic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> where href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Olimpija href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ljubljana href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> got href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> valuable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> road href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zadar. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Israeli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Yotam href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Halperin, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> left href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Maccabi href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aviv href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> few href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seasons href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> without href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enjoying href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> action, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> led href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Slovenian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals.

Partizan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> didnít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> suffer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weak href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> NIS href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vojvodina. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Luka href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bogdanovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> same href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shape href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> allowed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shine href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> U-20 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Championship href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> summer. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> This href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> On href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> other href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hand, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Domen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbekís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> werenít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Helios href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> overcome href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reinforced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Siroki.

Finally, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Damir href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Markota href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enjoyed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> promising href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> crucial href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grabbing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> help href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cibona href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zagreb. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Balkan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Correspondent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kristian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Hohnjec href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> inform href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> us href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> depth href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tonight.

After href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> earning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> MVP href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> honours href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> SuperCup, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Belinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> continues href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> level href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> well, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 11 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comfortable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cantu. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> However, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hottest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> name href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft-wise href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Andrea href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bargnani, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> action, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> anyway href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> werenít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Benetton href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Treviso href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> overcome href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Viola href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Reggio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Calabria.

Itís href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> habit href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> dig href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> into href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> second href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> division href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leagues, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> canít href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> avoid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mentioning href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Danilo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gallinari, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> promising href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> youngsters, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tearing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> downtown href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Edimes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pavia href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> LegaDue href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> second href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> division, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rather href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> strong href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> league, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> better href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> several href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> divisions href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> other href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> countries). href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Born href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 1988, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> averaged href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hitting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 11 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> attempts.

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ACB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> yet href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> interesting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> tournaments href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> past href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ACB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Showtime href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> included href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> four-team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> SuperCup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> where href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tomas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> potential href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> third href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> place href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Unicaja href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> MŠlaga, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> plus href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> new href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Madrid. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Meanwhile, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rudy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FernŠndez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> better href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> version href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> himself href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Eurobasket, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> averaging href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15.5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Joventut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Catalonian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> thrilling href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hard-earned href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victories href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Akasvayu href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Girona href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Winterthur href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FC href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Barcelona.

Neither href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> league href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> started href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Greece, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> taken href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advantage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> during href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weekend. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panagiotis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vasilopoulos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 11 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Olympiakos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ICBC, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Costas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vassiliadis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 22 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PAOK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panionios.

 
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