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  Monday, November 28, 2005

Euro Roundup: Rudy Fernández tops ACB ranking
By Luis FernŠndez

Yet href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> FernŠndez, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> couldnít href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> ACBís href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> sensation href=/profile//> Akasvayu href=/profile//> Girona. href=/profile//> Foul href=/profile//> trouble, href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> effort, href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> barely href=/profile//> 30 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> rivals href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> job href=/profile//> trying href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> deny href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> touch href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> outside href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> effective href=/profile//> slashing href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> always href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> positioned href=/profile//> man href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> constantly href=/profile//> active href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> general. href=/profile//> Itís href=/profile//> surprising href=/profile//> dependable href=/profile//> heís href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> mistakes href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> commits href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> consistency href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> efficiency href=/profile//> ranking href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> sharing href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> privileged href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Luis href=/profile//> Scola. href=/profile//> It's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> achievement href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> young, href=/profile//> particularly href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> consider href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> strongest href=/profile//> domestic href=/profile//> competition href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe.

This href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague, href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> destroyed href=/profile//> Ulker href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> perimeter, href=/profile//> pacing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Real href=/profile//> Madrid href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> looked href=/profile//> highly href=/profile//> reliable href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> jumper, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> always href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> main href=/profile//> strengths.

Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli href=/profile//> extended href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> momentum href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> comfortable href=/profile//> wins. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Bamberg, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> settled href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Air href=/profile//> Avelino href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> Lega.

Ante href=/profile//> Tomic, href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> promising href=/profile//> kids href=/profile//> seen href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> summer href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> Junior href=/profile//> Championships, href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bittersweet href=/profile//> day, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Zagreb href=/profile//> couldnít href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Zadar. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> skinny href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> junior href=/profile//> category, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> adjustment href=/profile//> dealing href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> veterans href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> tough. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> soon href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> used href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> fighting href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> mature href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> gains href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> strength, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> produce href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> consistently.

NIS href=/profile//> Vojvodina href=/profile//> surprised href=/profile//> Cibona href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> clear href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Zagreb, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Serbian href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Milenko href=/profile//> Tepic, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> delivered href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> complete href=/profile//> statline href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Croatians, href=/profile//> Damir href=/profile//> Markota href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> decent href=/profile//> outing, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Armani href=/profile//> Jeans href=/profile//> Milano. href=/profile//> Markota href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> shocking href=/profile//> 10/13 href=/profile//> (77%) href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> arc href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far, href=/profile//> tops href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague. href=/profile//>

Back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Kosta href=/profile//> Perovic href=/profile//> contributed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Partizanís href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> FMP href=/profile//> Zeleznik href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> featured href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> thanks href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> power, href=/profile//> Domen href=/profile//> Lorbek href=/profile//> delivered href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Heliosí href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Hemofarm.

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Serbian href=/profile//> Yuba href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> always, href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> consistent href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Dragan href=/profile//> Labovic, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> Borac href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Avala href=/profile//> Ada href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> Meanwhile, href=/profile//> Buducnost href=/profile//> suffered href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Mornar, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Dasic href=/profile//> managed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> Croatia, href=/profile//> Franko href=/profile//> Kastropilís href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> werenít href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Split href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Alkar.

After href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> disappointing href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> start, href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> erupted href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Kolossos href=/profile//> Rhodes, href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 26 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (that href=/profile//> include href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> treys href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> goal href=/profile//> missed), href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> Earlier href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> delivered href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Lemesos href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> EuroCup, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> couldnít href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory, href=/profile//> enable href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> advance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> competition. href=/profile//> Also href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> competition, href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko href=/profile//> contributed href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersburgís href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Cholet. href=/profile//> Finally, href=/profile//> Paulius href=/profile//> Jankunas href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Zalgirisí href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Gulbene href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Baltic href=/profile//> League.

 
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