- National Teams
We take a look at how the top Brits overseas are getting on in their respective regular and post-season campaigns from the past week.
Luol Deng posted 22 points and 11 rebounds in a 102-100 loss against the Lakers, before following up a 17-point showing against Sacramento Kings with a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double in a further loss against Portland Trail Blazers as Miami Heat drop to 44-32.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning scored 19 points to help Club Soles into a 2-0 advantage in the LNBP Finals in Mexico. The 27-year-old netted eight in an opening 55-53 win in Game 1, while Aaron Geramipoor had six points and nine rebounds before they earned a 73-72 victory in the second home game.
Myles Hesson scored 10 points from the bench as Dijon (14-12) suffered an 80-64 loss on the road in Pro-A this past weekend in a further blow to their playoff hopes. In Pro-B, Laurence Ekperigin collected a mammoth 16 rebounds to go with 10 points and four assists to help Poitiers (14-11) to a 70-82 road win.
Also, Eric Boateng won the NM1 league title after contributing 12 points and nine rebounds to a 75-50 victory in midweek to seal the Championship for Blois (25-5), before they were beaten 94-84 at the weekend. Gareth Murray scored 16 points for Angers (15-15) as they fell to an 81-77 loss.
In Spain, Dan Clark scored seven points and had five rebounds as Andorra (11-15) were beaten 83-80 by Gipuzkoa (5-21) on the road with Mo Soluade scoring his only field goal attempt in 12 minutes of action for the home side.
Justin Robinson put up 20 points for Trikala (8-17), while Ovie Soko added 13 points and seven boards in a 75-80 victory in the Greece A1 league. Devon Van Oostrum contributed five assists and six points to a 74-68 win for Akradikos (8-17). In A2, Robert Gilchrist had nine points and 10 rebounds as Peristeri (5-11) lost 70-85 at home.
In Germany, Gabe Olaseni scored nine points and added five rebounds with Giessen 46ers (14-13) falling to an agonising 76-75 loss in the BBL to drop out of the top eight. Ali Fraser recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Nigel Van Oostrum dished out eight assists in a 96-66 loss for Leeuwarden (8-17) before both players scored 17 points apiece in a following 84-75 defeat with NVO adding 11 assists for a double-double of his own.
Elsewhere, Will Saunders netted 14 points for Angelico Biella (14-13) in Italy’s Serie A2, but his side fell to a 78-79 defeat at home. Jules Dang Akodo recorded nine points and had seven assists as LTH Castings claimed an 86-78 win in Slovenia.