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Long Beach’s Casper Ware Scores 24 In Australia

Long Beach’s Casper Ware Scores 24 In Australia

Former Long Beach State star and NBA player Casper Ware scored 24 points to lead Melbourne United past the Adelaide 36ers 99-91 in Australia’s National Basketball League.   The 5-10 guard drained 3 threes, while sinking 9-of-10 from the line.   Ware also had 5 assists and 2 rebounds in the game.   Tai Wesley (Utah St.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds for Melbourne in the win.   For Adelaide, Daniel Johnson (Pepperdine) had 20 points with 10 rebounds, while Shannon Shorter (North Texas) added 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.   But the star of the game was Ware, who is second in the NBL in assists this season, averaging 14.5 points and 4.8 dimes for Melbourne.   This summer he led Team Challenge ALS to The ($2 million) Basketball Tournament championship game, pouring in 28 points in the team’s 88-83 win over Scarlet & Gray in the TBT semifinals.   Ware also played with Melbourne last season, when he was the NBL’s second leading scorer at 22.1 ppg.   In addition, he played in the France Pro A last year, where he averaged 12.1 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.3 rebounds for ASVEL, leading the team to the championship.   Ware was also named the LNB Finals MVP.   Prior to playing in France, Ware was in the China’s CBA league where he averaged 20.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1.3 steals for TianJin Steel.   He also scored 31 points, including pouring in 27 in the third quarter, to lead BB4L to the Los Angeles Drew League title two summers ago.   A college star at Long Beach State, Ware led the team in scoring and assists as a senior, averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 dimes to guide the school to a 25-9 record and the NCAA Tournament.   Undrafted, Ware played part of one season in the NBA with the Sixers.     For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com/


ASU’s Ike Diogu Leads Nigeria Into Cup Qualifiers

ASU’s Diogu Leads Nigeria Into Cup Qualifiers

Former Arizona State star Ike Diogu hopes to lead his native Nigeria to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

 

As team captain, the…

SDSU’s Jamaal Franklin Scores 58 In China

SDSU’s Jamaal Franklin Scores 58 In China

Former San Diego State star Jamaal Franklin exploded for 58 points for the Sichuan Blue Whales in a 118-111 loss to the Jilin Tigers…

St John’s DJ Kennedy Scores 27 For Turkey At BCL

St John’s DJ Kennedy Drops 27 For Turkey In BCL

Former St John’s star D.J. Kennedy poured in 27 points to lead Turkey’s Pinar Karsiyaka past Lithuania’s Juventus 82-76 in the Basketball Champions League.

 

The…

NBA’s Boris Diaw France Player Of Week

NBA’s Boris Diaw France Player Of Week

NBA vet Boris Diaw had a 19-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist triple double to lead Paris-Levallois past Chalons-Reims 94-84 in France’s ProA league.

 

The 6-8, 250-pound forward…

Louisville’s Russ Smith Scores 47 China

Louisville’s Russ Smith Scores 47 China

Former Louisville star Russ Smith pumped in 47 points to lead the Fujian Sturgeons past the Sichuan Blue Whales 105-103 in the Chinese Basketball…

Mexico St’s Jonathan Gibson Scores 55 In China

Mexico St’s Jonathan Gibson Scores 55 In China

Former New Mexico State star Jonathan Gibson poured in 55 points for the Qingdao Eagles in a 119-106 loss to the Jiangsu Dragons in…

2017-20 USA Women’s National Team Pool Roster

2017-20 USA Women’s National Team Pool Roster

The 2017-20 USA Women’s National Team pool roster has been named.

 

The 29-women squad will be used to select the 2018 USA World Cup Team…

Badger’s Ben Brust: Ball Bros Will Hate Lithuania

Badger’s Brust: Ball Bros Will Hate Lithuania

Former Wisconsin guard Ben Brust, who played for the Lithuanian League’s BC Pieno Zvaigžd?s last season, said LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball will suffer severe…

UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough Scores 38 In China

UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough Scores 38 In China

Former UNC star and NBA vet Tyler Hansbrough poured in 38 points for the Guangzhou Long-Lions in a 122-116 loss to the Beijing Ducks…

Oklahoma’s Willie Warren Signs In China

Oklahoma’s Willie Warren Signs In China

Former Oklahoma star Willie Warren has signed with the Shanxi Brave Dragons in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

 

The 6-4, 203-pound shooting guard comes from…

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