- National Teams
Here’s a look at the top Brit performers overseas over the last seven days around the world..
Luol Deng scored a season-high of 22 points on 8-13 shooting in a 112-118 defeat at home to the New York Knicks as the LA Lakers have lost all eight games played in December so far with the 2-time All-Star currently averaging 10.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the month.
Myles Hesson 16 points in 87-89 road win for Gravelines (6-6) at Chalons-Reims – where Andrew Lawrence has now signed. The GB forward then recorded his first double-double in the FIBA Europe Cup with 13 points and 11 rebounds in a tough 95-98 loss at home to Prievidza.
🇬🇧✈️ Myles Hesson records his first @FIBAEuropeCup double-double with 13p & 11r (six OR) in 95-98 loss for Gravelines. 🇫🇷
📸 FIBA pic.twitter.com/PATz8Tn1o2
— Hoopsfix 🇬🇧🏀 (@Hoopsfix) December 13, 2016
In Pro-B action, Eric Boateng went 9-of-12 from the field in a 19-point haul and also added 12 boards for a double-double, although Blois (2-7) were beaten 58-61. Ryan Martin reached double figures with 10 points whilst adding six rebounds as Provence (9-0) claimed a narrow 76-77 victory on the road.
GB forward Dan Clark produced nine points and nine boards in a narrow 65-64 defeat for MZT Skopje in the Adriatic League before netting eight points in an 87-75 loss in EuroCup action in mid-week.
Out in Spain, Aaron Geramipoor scored seven points in a 96-86 loss for Breogan (9-5) as Ben Mockford and Palma (7-7) picked up the win in LEB Gold action, while Mo Soluade reached 10 points to help Burgos (9-5) to a 72-79 win on the road.
In LEB Silver, Jack Crook finished with six points and seven boards in a 74-70 success for Agustinos (6-6), while Matthew Don tallied a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds as Cambados (7-5) were beaten 71-82. Will Hall put up 16 points, though his efforts could not prevent an 88-65 loss for Avila (8-4) and Rowell Graham had 15 points along with eight rebounds to help Valladolid (7-5) to a 61-77 road win.
Devon Van Oostrum netted 13 points in an 87-76 win for Koroivos in Greece’s A1, while Justin Robinson had a team-high of 17 points in a 63-64 loss for Doxa Lefkadas as Ashley Hamilton and Lavrio secured the win.
Ogo Adegboye also scored 13 points at the weekend as Khymis were beaten 85-72 on the road against his former side, Aris. In A2, Fahro Alihodzic continues to impress with 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 76-75 victory to help Panionios improve to 10-0.
One of the standout performances came last Thursday when Carl Wheatle exploded for a pro career-high of 29 points in just 26 minutes from the bench to lead Angelico Biella to a 100-80 success in Italy’s Serie A2.
Carl Wheatle (@CWheatle57) went OFF for 29p on 11-14 shooting + 7r in 26mins of a 100-80 win in Serie A2. 💥🇮🇹
— Hoopsfix 🇬🇧🏀 (@Hoopsfix) December 8, 2016
Matthew Bryan-Amaning racked up two double-double in Japan with 24 points and 11 rebounds as well as 13 points and 11 rebounds in two more wins for Fukuoka Rising as they improve to a 9-1 record (19-1 overall) at the top of the third division.
Scottish forward Ali Fraser scored seven points in Germany’s Pro-A as Ehingen were beaten 90-83 on the road to drop to 4-10. Elsewhere, Kofi Josephs netted 23 points to lead Hertener Loewen to a 85-81 success in the Regionalliga, while Louis Sayers had 12 points and 11 rebounds in a loss for Koblenz.
In the Czech Republic, Chris Tawiah weighed in with 16 points and 14 rebounds in an impressive display, although J Hradec (5-11) were beaten 105-85 on the road. Chris Caird netted five triples in a 19-point haul as Tindastoll (9-2) earned an 87-82 triumph in Iceland to remain level at the top.
Nigel Van Oostrum dished out nine assists in a 75-53 win for Zwolle (9-3) in the Netherlands, while Ryan Richards made his debut for Naft Abadan in Iran’s top-flight having recently left