Brits Abroad - Week 7 Round-up -

Brits Abroad – Week 7 Round-up

Check out the latest round-up to see how the British players overseas fared in the past seven days:

Luol Deng suffered three consecutive defeats for Miami (6-5) before missing their sole victory against Brooklyn on Monday. He saw extended minutes in all three games, scoring a week-high 19 points in the 114-103 loss to Atlanta.

In contrast, it was a perfect week for Portland (8-3) as they pushed their win streak to five games and Joel Freeland played his part, in particular with his display against Al Jefferson and Charlotte. The forward/centre benefited from LaMarcus Aldridge’s absence against Brooklyn, earning a season-high 18 minutes, adding 4 points and 5 rebounds.

Justin Robinson made his season debut having joined Apollon for a second spell at the club and made an immediate impact for the Cypriot side with a joint team-high of 18 points in a 79-68 victory – their first in three league games so far.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning continued his dominant start to his spell with Soles (12-4) in Mexico with 24 points in a winning start to the weekend before adding 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in an 85-71 loss to Huracanes.

A trio of Brits in top European leagues were on the wrong end of results this week. Ovie Soko had 16 points in the French Pro-B, but couldn’t extend the winning streak of Boulazac (4-2) while Myles Hesson only scored two points in an 89-66 loss for Bundesliga side Bremerhaven (4-5) and Dan Clark scored nine as Fuenlabrada (1-6) slipped further down the Liga Endesa table.

Furthermore, Ashley Hamilton suffered two defeats this week as the recent charge of Cherkasy (5-3) was halted by BC Kyiv and Budivelnyk. The GB forward scored 12 points in last Wednesday’s 96-80 loss before adding 11 points and seven rebounds in the following game.

On a more positive note, all three British players in the German Pro-B division picked up victories over the weekend. Orlan Jackman continues to keep Iserlohn (7-1) on the rise with a near double-double display of 16 points and 9 rebounds to help extend their winning run. Robert Gilchrist was a single point away from a double-double of his own after adding 9 points and 10 rebounds in an 86-82 road win for Karlsruhe (5-3) while Clayfell Harris did achieve the feat, pulling down 13 boards to go along with 12 points as Itezhoe (6-3) made it three wins in a row.

There were mixed fortunes for Brits in the French third division, NM1, where Shane Walker produced a 24 point haul to keep Lourdes (6-1) in the hunt near the top of the table. Rob Marsden started again for Cognac (2-6) and led his team in scoring with 13 points, but they were beaten 79-66 by Sorgues (4-5) as Tafari Toney added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Finally, Gareth Murray netted 12 points for Challans (4-5) with 3-8 shooting from downtown, but it wasn’t enough to prevent another loss for his side.

Ben Allison and Joe Hart saw limited minutes in LEB Gold action over the week having seen gone head-to-head last Monday. It was Allison’s Ourense (5-3) who came out on top with the Brit adding 5 points in 11 minutes before going scoreless in their following 70-63 success. Hart failed to score for Penas Huesca (3-4) in that game before knocking down 11 points in a 71-70 win on Sunday.

Ben Mockford scored 17 points in a 79-61 win for Caceres (6-1) as they defeated the previously unbeaten Azpeitia to move into joint second place. The efforts of Aaron Geramipoor continue to be in vain for Canarias (0-7) as his 14 points and 7 rebounds could not inspire his side to a first league win in LEB Silver.

In Greece, Ogo Adegboye and Aris (4-1) tasted defeat for the first time this season with the guard adding 3 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists in a 73-69 defeat. Fahro Alihodzic came off the bench in a 64-54 loss for AGOR (3-3) against Olympiacos, scoring four points in 15 minutes of action.

Ryan Richards had another leading role in EuroChallenge action for Kormend with 18 points and 7 rebounds from the bench in a narrow 77-76 win to ensure the Hungarian side maintain their perfect start to the competition. In Japan, Yokohama (4-10) briefly returned to winning ways thanks in large to 18 points from Dzaflo Larkai before falling to a tenth league defeat the following day with the Brit scoring 22 points on that occasion.

Nigel van Oostrum made both of his field goal attempts for 4 points during a 98-91 win for Den Helder (5-3) while Liam Potter managed just a single point and three rebounds as Naestved (4-4) were beaten 99-84 in Denmark.

And finally, in case you missed it – young GB guard Devon van Oostrum joined Finnish side Kouvot on loan.

Don’t forget to look out for the weekly Brits Abroad round-up every Tuesday!

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