NPH International Report – November 2015


Welcome to the second edition of the NPH International Report, where we keep you up to date on Canadian professional basketball players all over the world.

INTERNATIONALREPORT1If you’re a first time reader, be sure to check out our October report.

As the year progresses, we will see more Canadians find their groove and make contributions in their respective leagues.

Recently, there have been big performances coming from CIS alumni, showing that the Canadian University league is respectable and has much promise for future pros.

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Player (hometown) – current team (current country)

*EuroCup or Higher.

MVP of November

Robbie Sihota (Calgary, AB) – MAFC (Hungary)

robbie sihotaAllow us to reintroduce this assassin. After a slow start to the season Robbie Sihota is thriving in Hungary. He has been filling the stat sheet. His worst game of the month has been a 25 point 7 rebound performance on 50% shooting, adding four threes.

In the month of November he has been averaging 24 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2 assists and shooting 56% while adding 3 threes a game. He hasn’t had a game under 20 points in the last 4 games showing his comfort level in Hungary. All this scoring shouldn’t be new for people familiar with Sihota.

In his final year at the University of Calgary he moved himself into the top ten scoring all time, he beat 5th rank Ottawa at the buzzer having 26 points in that game and as well as hitting the game winner bringing a Canada West championship to Calgary. This 28 year old has a lot left in the tank!

Best Single Game Performance of the Month

*Kevin Pangos (Holland Landing) – Gran Canaria (Spain)

31 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 53% FG + 10/10 from the line + 5 three pointers


What a game from the former Team Canada member. He did everything he could for his team; when Gran Canaria needed a three, Pangos provided it.

When the game was at its peak, he organized the offence and provided the team with the right pass. Even though they lost in OT, this is one of the best games from a Canadian yet.

This isn’t a 30-point game playing on a unknown team. Pangos is part of one of the best and well known teams in Spain and Europe. We wouldn’t be surprised if Pangos gets a National team call up this summer especially with his recent play.

He also leads all Canadians with the best Assist to TO ratio at 4/1.

Kevin Pangos is proving his worth at one of the highest levels in Europe.

Biggest Sleepers

Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON) – TLU/Kalev (Estonia)

IMG_4464The reigning Mr. Basketball of the CIS has taken his talents to Estonia where he has taken the league by storm. Johnny is a scoring monster. He isn’t scared to shoot the ball at any moment, but don’t mistaken his confidence for bad shooting percentages.

Berhane is shooting close to 50% and averaging close to 3 threes a game. His great play this month has the Estonia league taking notice. The Ottawa alum received All League First Team awards and then got MVP of the Baltic league. Just another accolade for this winner. He has carried his winning from the University of Ottawa to Estonia.

Can’t wait to see what Johnny has in store for us next month.

Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy)


One of the biggest jumps for all Canadians has been this sniper.

Going from 13.3 points and 5 rebounds, to this months 23 points and 6.7 rebounds. Like most Canadians he is getting comfortable in his league and his last two games are a representation of that.

Against the rival team in Imola (Italy), Pejicic carried his team to an unlikely win finishing with 24 points and 6 rebounds, including three triples. He followed up with another strong performance– 30 points, 7 rebounds on 60% shooting with 4 threes and going to the line 15 times.

Top 3 Players in each Statistical Category


  • Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 23.9 PPG
  • Jordan Baker (Edmonton, AB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 23.0 PPG
  • Sean Denison (Trail, BC) – SOCAR Petkim (Turkey) – 19.3 PPG


  • Jordan Baker (Edmonton, AB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 10.6 RPG
  • *Dejan Kravic (London, ON) – Den Bosch (Holland) – 10.3 RPG
  • *Thomas Scrubb (Vancouver, BC) – Kataja Basket (Finland) – 9.1 RPG


  • Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, ON) – Svitavy (Czech) – 6.1 APG
  • *Hernst Laroche (Montreal, QC) – Sopron KC (Hungary) – 5.9 APG
  • *Kevin Pangos (Holland Landing) – Gran Canaria (Spain) – 4.6 APG

3s per Game

  • *Brady Heslip (Oakville, ON) – Cantu (Italy) – 3.57
  • Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket – 3.30
  • *Andy Rautins (Syracuse, NY) – Royal Hali (Turkey) – 3.23

FG %

  • *Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) – 64%
  • Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 63%
  • *Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary) – 61%


Updated Top Canadian Averages


  1. Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 23.9 PPG
  2. Jordan Baker (Edmonton, AB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 23.0 PPG
  3. Sean Denison (Trail, BC) – SOCAR Petkim (Turkey) – 19.3 PPG
  4. Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON) – TLU/Kalev (Estonia) – 18.0 PPG
  5. Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, ON) – StarWings (Switzerland) – 17.8 PPG
  6. *Dejan Kravic (London, ON) – Den Bosch (Holland) – 17.75 PPG
  7. Robbie Sihota (Calgary, AB) – MAFC (Hungary) – 16.44 PPG
  8. *Brady Heslip (Oakville, ON) – Cantu (Italy) – 16.43 PPG
  9. Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) – 16.40 PPG
  10. Tyson Hinz (Sherbrooke, QC) – Zwolle (Holland) – 16.38 PPG
  11. Yannick Anzuluni (Ottawa, ON) – UMEA (Sweden) – 15.20 PPG
  12. Nick Lewis (Scarborough, ON) – London Lions (UK) – 15.11 PPG
  13. Simon Farine (Toronto, ON) – Ironi K-A (Israel) – 15.00 PPG
  14. Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, ON) – Svitavy (Czech) – 14.73 PPG
  15. Jason Calliste (Scarborough, ON) – Baron Riga (Latvia) – 14.14 PPG
  16. Kenny Chery (Montreal, QC) – Alba (Hungary) – 13.89 PPG
  17. *Evaldas Zabas (Oakville, ON) – TU/ROCK (Estonia) – 13.85 PPG
  18. *Kevin Pangos (Holland Landing) – Gran Canaria (Spain) – 13.64 PPG
  19. *Thomas Scrubb (Vancouver, ON) – Kataja Basket (Finland) – 13.60 PPG
  20. Diego Kapelan (Vancouver, BC) – Ourense (Spain) – 13.33 PPG
  21. *Hernst Laroche (Montreal, QC) – Sopron KC (Hungary) – 13.07 PPG
  22. Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (Winnipeg, MB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 12.75 PPG
  23. *Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary) – 12.71 PPG
  24. *Kyle Landry (Calgary, AB) – Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia) – 12.71 PPG
  25. *Andy Rautins (Syracuse, NY) – Royal Hali Gaziantep (Turkey) – 12.69 PPG
  26. *Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) – 12.62 PPG
  27. Kai Williams (Regina, SK) – London Lions (UK) – 11.33 PPG
  28. Owen Klassen (Kingston, ON) – Phoenix Hagen (Germany) – 11.22 PPG
  29. *Aaron Doornekamp (Napanee, ON) – Fraport Sky (Germany) – 10.93 PPG
  30. *Sefton Barrett (Brampton, ON) – KTP Basket (Finland) – 10.60 PPG
  31. Riley Barker (Surrey, BC) – Svitavy (Czech) – 10.45 PPG
  32. Kris Joseph (Montreal, QC) – Orleans (France) – 10.38 PPG




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