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  Monday, November 7, 2005

Euro Roundup: Veremeenko looking for redemption
By Luis FernŠndez

Itís href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Belarussian href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> struggled href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> current href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> disappointing href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> expected href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> reach href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> prominence href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe, href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> point. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> revenge href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> performances. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Russian href=/profile//> Superleague, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersburg href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> local href=/profile//> duel href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Spartak href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> days href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> EuroCup href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Cholet href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists.

Also href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> competition, href=/profile//> Lior href=/profile//> Eliyahu href=/profile//> proved href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> leadership href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Gail href=/profile//> Elyon href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 27 href=/profile//> point, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebound href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> BCM href=/profile//> Gravelines. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Israeli href=/profile//> league, href=/profile//> Eliyahu href=/profile//> continued href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> productive href=/profile//> ways href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 32 href=/profile//> minutes. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> old href=/profile//> teammate href=/profile//> Yogev href=/profile//> Ohayon href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> chipped href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Galil's href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 27 href=/profile//> minutes, href=/profile//> nailing href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> attempts href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> arc href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> process. href=/profile//>

href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> FernŠndez href=/profile//> isnít href=/profile//> slowing href=/profile//> down, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> suffered href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> defeats href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> EuroCup href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> Moscow href=/profile//> Region. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Addeco href=/profile//> Estudiantes, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> settled href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> consistency href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> becoming href=/profile//> remarkable href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> age. href=/profile//>

Ivan href=/profile//> Koljevic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> outbursts href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> enjoys href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Lagun href=/profile//> Aro href=/profile//> Bilbao href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Llanera href=/profile//> Menorca. href=/profile//>

In href=/profile//> Italy, href=/profile//> Thabo href=/profile//> Sefolosha href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> gained href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Angelico href=/profile//> Biellaís href=/profile//> rotation, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Whirpool href=/profile//> Varese.

Not href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> stuff href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> tell href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time. href=/profile//> Partizan href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Zagreb, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Kosta href=/profile//> Perovic href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> advantage href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> fill href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> stat href=/profile//> sheet: href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Kosta href=/profile//> contributed href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks. href=/profile//> From href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> leagueís href=/profile//> leader href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> doormat, href=/profile//> Helios href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> contribution href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Domen href=/profile//> Lorbek, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Jure href=/profile//> Mocnik, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> steals.

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Serbian href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Dragan href=/profile//> Labovic href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> claim href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> spot href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Zeleznikís href=/profile//> squad href=/profile//> (the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> owns href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> rights) href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> showings href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Borac. href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> numbers href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Beograd.

In href=/profile//> Croatia href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> regulars href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> section. href=/profile//> Hrvoje href=/profile//> Kovacevic href=/profile//> amassed href=/profile//> 29 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> Slavonski href=/profile//> Brod href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Maksimir, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Hrvoje href=/profile//> Peric href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Split href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Dubrovnik.

We href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> hearing href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Bosnia href=/profile//> regarding href=/profile//> Bojan href=/profile//> Bogdanovic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> performances href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> preseason. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Bosnian href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> kicked href=/profile//> off. href=/profile//> Itís href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> weak href=/profile//> competition, href=/profile//> noticeably href=/profile//> poorer href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> domestic href=/profile//> leagues href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Balkans, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> wonít href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> receive href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> attention href=/profile//> here. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> wanted href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> report href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> debut href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> particularly href=/profile//> since href=/profile//> Bojan href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Zrinjski href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> easily href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Radnik, href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 1989 href=/profile//> born href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> regardless href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> competition.

Dusan href=/profile//> Sakota href=/profile//> unexpectedly href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Panathinaikos href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> PAOK, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> Belgium, href=/profile//> Mirza href=/profile//> Teletovic href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Telindus href=/profile//> Oostende, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> couldnít href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> overtime href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Liege href=/profile//> Basket.

We href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> Hakan href=/profile//> Demirel href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> red-shirted href=/profile//> vacation href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Western href=/profile//> Carolina href=/profile//> (which href=/profile//> means href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> heíll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> automatically href=/profile//> eligible href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2006 href=/profile//> draft). href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Fenerbahce href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> all-mighty href=/profile//> Efes href=/profile//> Pilsen. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> importance href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> contribution href=/profile//> canít href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> evaluated href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> score href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> 41-50.

Itís href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> usual href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> Zalgiris href=/profile//> Kaunas href=/profile//> suffering href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> Lithuanian href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> named href=/profile//> Lietuvos href=/profile//> Rytas. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Kaunas href=/profile//> needed href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> overtimes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> rid href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Sakalai, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Paulius href=/profile//> Jankunas href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> grabbing href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> whopping href=/profile//> amount href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals.

 
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