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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/


NBA’s Renaldo Balkman Signs In Bahrain

NBA’s Renaldo Balkman Signs In Bahrain

Former NBA player and South Carolina star Renaldo Balkman has signed with Al Ahli in Bahrain’s Premier League.

 

The 6-8 forward comes from Puerto Rico,…

Olympics Add 3x3 Basketball

USA Men Advance To FIBA 3×3 World Quarters

The USA men’s national team has advanced to the Quarterfinals of the FIBA 3×3 World Championships in Guangzhou, China.

 

The US squad beat Japan 21-12,…

USA Men Win Silver At FIBA 3×3 Worlds

USA Men Win Silver At FIBA 3×3 Worlds

The USA men’s national team captured the silver medal at the FIBA 3×3 World Championships in Guangzhou, China.

 

The US squad (6-1) made it to…

Cal’s Jerome Randle Scores 34 In Australia

Cal’s Jerome Randle Scores 34 In Australia

Former Cal star Jerome Randle poured in a game-high 34 points to lead the Adelaide 36ers past the Brisbane Bullets 96-93 in the Australian…

Ohio State’s William Buford Scores 30 In France

Ohio State’s William Buford Scores 30 In France

Former Ohio State star William Buford poured in 30 points for Limoges in a 79-72 loss to Cholet in the French ProA league.

 

The 6-6,…

NBA’s Luis Scola Scores 45 In China

Scola Named To Olympic IOC Athletes Commission

Brooklyn Net and Argentina star Luis Scola has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.

 

The prestigious commission serves as a link…

Western Kentucky’s Tyrone Brazelton Scores 36 To Lead Poland

WKU’s Tyrone Brazelton Scores 36 To Lead Poland

Former Western Kentucky star Tyrone Brazelton poured in 36 points to lead Poland’s Rosa Radom past Greece’s PAOK 93-85 in 3 overtimes in Europe’s…

NBA’s Steve Blake Signs In Australia

NBA’s Steve Blake Signs In Australia

Former Maryland star and NBA player Steve Blake has signed with the Sydney Kings of Australia’s NBL.

 

The 6-3 point guard played with the Detroit…

D3 Star Aaron Moss Iceland’s Player Of The Week

D3 Star Aaron Moss Iceland’s Player Of The Week

Former NCAA D3 Cabrini College star Aaron Moss had a 23-point, 16-rebound, 12-assist triple double to lead Hottur past Akranes IA 131-70 in Iceland’s…

NBA’s Jianlian Yi Has 29 Pts, 16 Bds In China

China Star Yi Jianlian Asks For Lakers Release

Chinese star Yi Jianlian, who signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Lakers in August, has asked and been granted his release from…

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