Welcome back to another edition of the International Report!

Back to the GRIND!

INTERNATIONALREPORT2 (1)With NBA All-Star weekend fast approaching, we also have players in Europe being selected in their respected all-star leagues. Some of the leagues don’t have an All-Star game, but are rewarded by first or second team selections. For all player announcements, please follow us at @Pro_NPH on twitter. There are constant updates for all Canadian players overseas. 

Overall the Canadians overseas are getting more consistent and gradually earning more respect in their leagues. Since the beginning of the season we have had six additions overseas in various countries. As it stands now we have:

  • 31 players in double digits scoring
  • 9 players averaging 3 or more assists
  • 8 players shooting 50% or higher
  • 9 players hitting more than 2 threes a game
  • 5 players shooting 90% or higher from the foul line
  • 17 players in the FIBA Europe Cup or higher

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Collectively as a country, Canadians are averaging 11.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.9 apg on 41% shooting and 70% from the line, reflecting the impact of the country in basketball. As more players are getting accustomed to their surroundings and pace of the game, we expect all of these stats to increase.

 

MVP – Dec / Jan

Yannick Anzuluni (Ottawa, ON) – UMEA (Sweden)

Yannick

Yannick Anzuluni has been on a tear lately. It has actually been like this for him all season for Umea BSKT in Sweden. You can’t find a more complete 27 year old not in the NBA right now. Dunking and rebounding over people using that 6’9 frame with his 7’0 wingspan comes with ease. In his last 5 games he is averaging 19.4 ppg, 8.8 rpg, along with 2.2 threes a game while shooting 50% from the field and 100% from the line. We couldn’t choose which game to talk about; the 19 points, 12 rebounds game, 25 points, 9 rebounds or 21 points, 8 rebounds on 70% shooting. So we will just go on and say Yannick is thriving in Sweden and if he continues this way, he shouldn’t have any problems moving up to a higher level in Europe. 

Yannick is originally from Ottawa, Ontario but chose to take the NAIA route and finished at Houghton. Yannick isn’t a rookie to the pro life. This is his sixth year playing professionally and every year he has been a beast. His complete arsenal was shown at Houghton putting up averages of 21.9 ppg, 10.6 and 1.9 blocks in 26 games in his 08/09 season. He finished on top of multiple categories in his school history as well. He also led his league in double doubles. We expect Yannick to keep producing high numbers in his season. We will see him back on the Report. 

Honorable Mention: Sefton Barrett (Brampton, ON) – KTP Basket (Finland)

 Best Single Game Performance 

 Sefton Barrett (Brampton, ON) – KTP Basket (Finland)

32 points 8 rebounds 5 assists 4 TOs 61% shooting with 3 threes

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To be honest we could have a “Sefton Barrett special” based on how well he has been playing this season. Although he wasn’t on box scores for several weeks (injury?) this season he is averaging 14.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg on 40% shooting on a FIBA Europe Cup team known as KTP Basket in Finland. Barrett’s best game from the last 2 months was a 32-point outburst vs Lapuan Korikobrat. In 34 minutes, he shot 11/18 and was the leading scorer of the game. He also held Darien Brothers (Richmond) to 4/12 shooting for 11 points, showing him versatility on both ends of the court. 

It is unique that a player starts his pro career with a team that he later rejoins after playing in other location for a few years; Sefton played in the NBL Canada for London and Halifax. His best NCAA season was at Centeral Michigan in his JR year when he averaged 13.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg on 45% from the field. We expect this 32 year old Brampton native to continue playing at a high level this season.  

Honorable Mention:

Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy A2) – 39 points 15 rebounds 1 assist 4 TOs 64% shooting with 1 three

Most Improved 

 

Phill Scrubb (Vancouver, BC) – Fraport SKY (Germany)

 Phil Sky

Oh how good it is to see one of the CIS’ most successful players of all time get back on track overseas. When we say “back on track,” we literally mean finally on the tracks. He started his pro career in Greece playing for a very strong AEK Athens team. However, his impact was minimal, as he did not see the court too much, if at all. BUT recently he was signed to a new team, joining fellow Canadian and Carleton Raven, Aaron Doornekamp in Germany with Fraport SKY. He has only played a few games thus far, but he has already shown us the real Phil Scrubb.

Let us put out some numbers for you. In his first game he had 13 points,1 rebound, 2 assists, and 3 threes. In his most recent game, he finished with 26 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists on 83% shooting. This scoring average went from 1.92 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.7 apg on 21% shooting to 14.60 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.8 apg on 62% shooting. This is a huge turn around. A rejuvenated player is a scary thing on top of that he is playing with a chip on his shoulder from the first part of the season. It’s a new year; it’s a new Scrubb.

 

Top 3 in each Statistical Category

Points

  • Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 22.80ppg
  • Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON) TLU/Kalev (Estonia) – 19.19 ppg
  • Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, ON) – StarWings(Switzerland) – 19.06 ppg

Rebounds

  • Dejan Kravic (London, ON) – Den Bosch (Holland) – 9.95rpg
  • Jordan Baker (Edmonton, AB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 9.33 rpg
  • Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  – 9.00 rpg

Assists

  • Hernst Laroche (Montreal, QC) – Sopron KC (Hungary) – 5.33 apg
  • Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, ON) – Svitavy (Czech) – 5.17apg
  • Simon Farine (Toronto, ON) – Ironi K-A (Israel) – 4.69 apg

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3s Made per Game

  • Brady Heslip (Oakville, ON) – Cantu (Italy) – 3.93 made per game
  • Andy Rautins (Syracuse, NY) – Royal Hali (Turkey) -3.64made per game
  • Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) – 3.50 made per game

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Field Goal Percentage

  • Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 61%
  • Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  – 61%
  • Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) – 58%

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Top Scorers

 

  1. Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 22.80 ppg
  2. Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON) TLU/Kalev (Estonia) – 19.19 ppg
  3. Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, ON) – StarWings(Switzerland) – 19.06 ppg
  4. Jordan Baker (Edmonton, AB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 18.75 ppg
  5. Dejan Kravic (London, ON) – Den Bosch (Holland) – 17.13 ppg
  6. Brady Heslip (Oakville, ON) – Cantu (Italy) – 16.86 ppg
  7. Yannick Anzuluni (Ottawa, ON) – UMEA (Sweden) – 16.89 ppg
  8. Robbie Sihota (Calgary, AB) – MAFC (Hungary) – 16.71 ppg
  9. Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) – 15.93 ppg
  10. Sean Denison (Trail, BC) – SOCAR Petkim (Turkey) – 15.77 ppg
  11. Tyson Hinz (Sherbrooke, QC) – Zwolle (Holland) – 15.67 ppg
  12. Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, ON) – Svitavy (Czech) – 15.00 ppg
  13. Sefton Barrett (Brampton, ON) – KTP Basket (Finland) – 14.84 ppg
  14. Diego Kapelan (Vancouver, BC) – Ourense (Spain)  – 14.69 ppg
  15. Evaldas Zabas (Oakville, ON) – TU/ROCK (Estonia) – 14.55 ppg
  16. Andy Rautins (Syracuse, NY) – Royal Hali (Turkey) – 14.44 ppg
  17. Hernst Laroche (Montreal, QC) – Sopron KC (Hungary) – 14.38 ppg
  18. Jason Calliste (Scarborough, ON) – Baron Riga (Latvia)-13.86 ppg
  19. Kevin Pangos  (Holland Landing) – Gran Canaria (Spain) – 13.70 ppg
  20. Kenny Chery (Montreal, QC) – Alba (Hungary) – 13.40 ppg 
  21. Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (Winnipeg, MB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 13.21 ppg
  22. Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  – 12.95 ppg
  23. Simon Farine (Toronto, ON) – Ironi K-A (Israel) – 12.92 ppg
  24. Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) – 12.30 ppg
  25. Kyle Landry (Calgary, AB) – Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia) – 12.06 ppg
  26. Thomas Scrubb (Vancouver, ON) – Kataja Basket (Finland)– 11.79 ppg
  27. Riley Barker  (Surrey, BC) – Svitavy (Czech) – 11.05 ppg
  28. Aaron Doornekamp (Napanee, ON) – Fraport Sky (Germany) – 10.93 ppg
  29. Chris McLaughlin (Oakville, ON) Gmunden – (Austria)– 10.45 ppg
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