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JAMAL WALKER'S BLOG
193cm / 6'4'' - Shooting Guard / Small Forward - 1981
Jamal Walker Basketball Career
Born: April 15, 1981|
Hometown: Decatur, Georgia (USA)
Full name: Yusuf Jamal Walker
Jamal Walker is a strong, aggressive and athletic Professional Basketball Player. He runs the floor well and has a high basketball IQ. He sees the floor well and can play four positions well. He can run the offense and is a good passer. Jamal shoots well from mid range and can also sink the 3. He posts up well with smaller defenders and is a good finisher. He also works the pick and roll well. He works tenaciously in using his big muscular frame to box out and to crash the boards hard both on offense and defense and rebounds well from the wing position. He works hard on defense and is a good on ball defender. He gets in the passing lane. He likes to check opposing team’s best offensive player. Jamal has good position defense. Has good knowledge of the game and a great passion for learning as much as he can about the game, always striving to learn more and to improve. He is definitely a gym rat who loves to play and has a great work ethic. Overall Jamal strives to work well in a team concept and to create plays for teammates like penetration and kick out. He is an enthusiastic player who uses his great upper body strength to his advantage in all aspects of the game and he is very coachable.
1996-1999: South West Dekalb H.S. Decatur (Georgia): 23.0ppg,11.0rpg, 5.0apg
1999-2000: Pratt Community College (NJCAA): 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg
2001-2002: Eastern Kentucky (NCAA): 7.0ppg, 5.0rpg
2003-2004: Briar Cliff (NAIA): 25.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.5apg, 2.3spg
2004-2005: Lincoln Thunder (ABA): 18.7ppg, 7.4rpg
2005: NBA Summer Pro League (Team - The Ticket): 14.5ppg, 5.0rpg
2006: Kentucky Summer Pro League: 12 games: 19.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 3apg, 2.5spg
2006-2007: Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBDL) training camp
2007: Lewis County Raptors (IBL): 23.8ppg, 9.4rpg, 3.5apg, 2.0spg
2007-2008: Atlanta Krunk Wolverines (CBA), only pre-season, Houston Blaze South American Tour (Chile): 17 games: 24.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.3spg
2008: Battle Creek Knights (IBL): 5 games: 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 0.8apg; then moved to Central Oregon Hotshots (IBL): 1 games: 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg, in July moved to Halcones Red Nicarao (Nicaragua-D1, starting five), in August signed at Pumas de la Unival (Nicaragua-D1, starting five)
2008-2009: Muharraq (Bahrain-Premier League): 4 games: 23.0ppg, 10.0rpg,4.0apg, then in Nov.'08 moved to Antranik Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A, starting five): 2 games: 16.0ppg,9.0rpg, 4.0apg, in Dec.'08 moved to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A, starting five), training only
2009: Decatur Court Kings (WBA)
2009-2010: Ebal Nablus (Palestine-PBBA, starting five): 28pts 12 rebs 8 assist 1 block and 2 steals (stats according to the player)
2010-2011: Atlanta Assault (UBA): 2 games: 7.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 100%, in Dec.'10 moved to GIE Morrow Disciples (UBA), left in Jan.'11, later that month signed at Dallas Stars (UBA): 8 games: 11.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.5apg, FGP: 46.6%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 62.5%
2011-2012: Nashville Musicians (UBA): 19 games: 11.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 73.3%
Around The Peach Tournament MVP -98
All-County 2nd Team -98
All-County 1st Team -99
All-State 2nd Team -98
Atlanta Journal Constitution Team of The Year -99
Selected Team MVP -04
All conference 1st Team -04
All Region 1st Team -04
IBL All-Star Game -07
WBA Regular Season Runner-Up -09
WBA Semifinals -09
| Jordi Bertomeu: ''A true European league on the basis of Europe's tradition''- Oct.19, 2014 (by Diamadis)|
As Euroleague Basketball opens its 15th season of managing the top competitions in the continent on Wednesday, the focus on progress in the future remains strong in the organization. After a summer in which the member clubs voted to transition to a new competition model in the near future, Jordi Bertomeu, the President and CEO of Euroleague Basketball, is confident that fans will soon enjoy the same great Euroleague game in a clearer, fairer and stronger structure. Here is Mr Bertomeus in... [read more]
As Euroleague Basketball opens its 15th season of managing the top competitions in the continent on Wednesday, the focus on progress in the future remains strong in the organization. After a summer in which the member clubs voted to transition to a new competition model in the near future, Jordi Bertomeu, the President and CEO of Euroleague Basketball, is confident that fans will soon enjoy the same great Euroleague game in a clearer, fairer and stronger structure. Here is Mr Bertomeus interview in the official website of Euroleague Basketball.
Here at the start of a new season, Euroleague Basketball is taking some big steps to shape the future. First of all, what is the objective?
"The main objective is the same as it was when Euroleague Basketball was created: to become a true European league. We have adopted several changes in the competition's structure over these years, and all of them were consistent with this objective. More games in the most important parts of the season and greater integration between the Euroleague and the Eurocup.
"Now we have agreed with clubs and leagues to move to the ultimate structure of the league, which should form a pyramid, with the Euroleague at the top, followed by the Eurocup and the domestic leagues, and is based on the promotion and relegation between them. Details are not yet defined. This season we will dedicate lots of effort to defining this and presenting a more detailed proposal to the clubs and the leagues. In a transition to this model, we will have some modifications for the 2015-16 season, which will basically affect the license allocation criteria."
Why was there a need to change the current system?
"We believe the current structure was too complicated for fans to understand and in some cases also problematic for our clubs. The dynamic country system, although it served to increase the number of countries that got opportunities to participate in our competitions, was confusing sometimes for the fans to understand which teams would qualify for the Euroleague, since in some cases that depended on what happened in leagues from other countries. This was not good, and so we decided to find a solution that simplified it."
What is being done to make it less complex and more fair?
"Basically, a first step will be to eliminate the dynamic country ranking, and define a number of leagues that will provide access to the Euroleague. This way, any club will know that if they finish the season in the first spot in their league, their access to the Euroleague will be granted independent of any other situation in any other country. And with the ultimate league structure that was agreed, it will be even easier. There will not be any need for licenses as we have today. The first teams from the Eurocup will be promoted to the Euroleague, and the last teams in the Euroleague will be relegated to the Eurocup, and the same will happen between domestic leagues and the Eurocup. This is a system that works and has been working in every country for decades''. "We need the rules of every domestic league to be more similar. Otherwise, the competition will not be under same conditions, and that would be unfair in a system in which clubs compete against each other to reach the top''.
How will the pyramid be different from what has happened until now?
"Every club will know that reaching the elite level will depend only on them, on how well they manage the club and on how well they play on the court. Nothing else. We have had situations in recent years of clubs with sustainable, solid and ambitious projects that could not invest as they wished, since the short- and mid-term future was too uncertain. With this model, clubs can invest progressively, have stability at every level and mature every step of the way to the top."
When will the new, simpler pyramid structure take effect?
"A change like this cannot be made from June to October. As I already explained, the consensus has only been reached on the concept, but now is the time to work on all the details. This season, we have lots of work and conversations ahead of us. We need to work with the domestic leagues and reach agreements to homogenize rules amongst them to allow a fair competition amongst the clubs. That will be the first step, together with starting to better shape the competition structure, to then present it to the ECA shareholders. We hope we can present some of this in 2015. But it is too early to set a date to start for the ultimate model. The change is complex, and we will only do it once everybody is in agreement and ready."
When the changes are complete, what will fans get from them?
"First of all, they will be able to say that they really are seeing the best teams on the continent in the Euroleague, as proven by direct competition. No one will doubt that they are seeing the truest elite possible in any given season. It will become a true European league on the basis of Europe's tradition of promotion and relegation. By not depending on what happens in other countries and leagues, there will be a natural path to reach the top competitions in Europe, giving fans and the clubs themselves a clear understanding of what it takes. I am confident that fans will enjoy an even better Euroleague and Eurocup."
| Partizan NIS brings back power forward Macvan- Oct.19, 2014 (by Diamadis)|
The perennial Serbian champion Partizan NIS Belgrade announced Friday afternoon the agreement with power forward Milan Macvan (205-PF-89) until the end of the season. It is expected Macvan (2.06 meters, 24 years old) will be registered in time to bolster Partizans front line in Eurocup Round 2 when it hosts Banvit Bandirma. Macvan returns to Partizan where he played in 2011-12 season, when he was on loan from Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Macvan averaged 15.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 as... [read more]
The perennial Serbian champion Partizan NIS Belgrade announced Friday afternoon the agreement with power forward Milan Macvan (205-PF-89) until the end of the season. It is expected Macvan (2.06 meters, 24 years old) will be registered in time to bolster Partizans front line in Eurocup Round 2 when it hosts Banvit Bandirma. Macvan returns to Partizan where he played in 2011-12 season, when he was on loan from Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.
Macvan averaged 15.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 10 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season appearances that campaign, and won the Serbian League and Cup titles with the club. He arrives from Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul, where Macvan spent the last two years. He helped the team win the Turkish League title in 2012-13, and last season posted 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 26 Euroleague games.
Macvan is a veteran of three Euroleague, and six Eurocup seasons, and has a Eurocup career average of 10 points and 4 rebounds. He has also won the Eurocup Rising Star Award in 2009 while playing with Hemofarm Stada. He played most of his first years in Hemofarm with also a brief stint at FMP Belgrade. While with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Macvan made it to the 2011 Euroleague Final Four, which Maccabi lost in the final to Panathinaikos Athens.
| EuroCup Regular Season, Game 1 schedule- Oct.12, 2014 (by Diamadis)|
The 13th Eurocup season is set to start on October 14, promising to bring great basketball and better teams than ever before, with Four former champions - Lokomotiv Kuban, Khimki Moscow Region, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem - lead the way. The 2014-15 season starts with the regular season, a 10-game, round-robin stage. Teams were drawn into 6 groups of 6 teams and the best 4 squads will advance - along with those teams eliminated from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague r... [read more]
The 13th Eurocup season is set to start on October 14, promising to bring great basketball and better teams than ever before, with Four former champions - Lokomotiv Kuban, Khimki Moscow Region, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem - lead the way. The 2014-15 season starts with the regular season, a 10-game, round-robin stage. Teams were drawn into 6 groups of 6 teams and the best 4 squads will advance - along with those teams eliminated from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season - to the Last 32. A good start will be critical for all teams, so expect a lot of action from Day 1!
-All three showdowns are never seen before in European club competitions. Telekom Baskets Bonn takes Strasbourg in a battle between two veteran teams in the competition - this is Bonn's sixth Eurocup season and Strasbourg sis in for the fourth time. FIBA EuroChallenge champion Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia returns to the Eurocup for the first time since 2006 by hosting German powerhouse Brose Baskets Bamberg, led by 2013-14 Eurocup Coach of the Year Andrea Trinchieri. Two up-and-rising clubs, CAI Zaragoza of Spain and Paris Levallois of France, are set for a big battle.
-Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck hosts ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne on Tuesday. Dragons starts its fifth Eurocup season while Asvel is in the Eurocup for the seventh time. Also on Tuesday, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas welcomes Cantu. Gran Canaria is a veteran team in the Eurocup - this is its ninth season. Cantu, a two-time Euroleague champion, returns to the Eurocup in its fourth appearance in the competition. Telenet Ostend visits JDA Dijon in another interesting showdown. Ostend starts its eighth Eurocup campaign while Dijon is set to make its debut in the competition.
-SLUC Nancy hosts CEZ Nymburk in both teams' first matchup since the 2003-04 season. Nymburk has a 2-0 lead in the all-time series but Nancy is ambitious in its first Eurocup season since 2010. Nymburk enters its eighth consecutive Eurocup season. EWE Baskets Oldenburg takes Baloncesto Seville in a big battle. Seville reached the Eurocup title game in 2011 and returns with a good mix of youth and experience. Oldenburg, led by Ricky Paulding and Julius Jenkins, hopes to get past the regular season for the first time. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi faces Virtus Rome for the first time since 2010.
-Two classic Eurocup teams meet again, as Khimki Moscow Region takes VEF Riga. Khimki has a 2-0 Eurocup record against VEF, beating the Latvian powerhouse twice on its way to the 2012 title. Szolnoki Olaj makes its Eurocup debut against Zenit St. Petersburg, formerly known as Triumph Lyubertsy. Zenit enters its fourth Eurocup season and Olaj is the third Hungarian team in competition history. Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul faces Union Olimpija Ljubljana for the first time ever in an official game. Besiktas gets to the competition for the eighth time.
-Eurocup debutante Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd takes Romanian powerhouse CSU Asesoft Ploiesti for the first time ever. Banvit Bandirma hosts Hapoel Jerusalem in a big battle between two classic teams in the competition. Hapoel enters its 11th campaign - an all-time record. Both teams faced each other in last season's Last 32, splitting home wins. Two-time champ Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius welcomes Partizan NIS Belgrade. Both teams have split home wins in their four previous showdowns, always in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
-Ventspils returns to the Eurocup for the first time in five years and hosts Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, which strts its ninth season in the competition. Both teams have never faced each other in European competitions. Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir takes PAOK Thessaloniki in a high-profile showdown. Again, both teams go against each other for the first time. PAOK hopes to go past the regular season for the first time since 2007. Stelmet Zielona Gora welcomes Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Both teams faced each other in the 2012-13 Eurocup Last 16, splitting home wins..
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| Transfer news from Ulm and Brindisi Aug.15, 2014 |
| Galatasaray Liv Hospital adds veteran Kerem Gonlum Aug.13, 2014 |
| Herbalife Gran Canaria signs big man Summers Aug.13, 2014 |
| Pinar Karsiyaka extends forward Hersek Jul.12, 2014 |
| Eurocup Assembly reviews teams, looks to future Jul.12, 2014 |
| Madrid to host 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague F4 May.27, 2014 |
| Jeremiah Wilson: ''I like to surprise my competition with the unexpected'' Apr.23, 2014 |
| Bojan Dubljevic: 2014 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner Apr.21, 2014 |
| Reggio Emilia will host the Eurochallenge F4 Mar.31, 2014 |
| 1st Eurobasket Women 2015 Qualification Round hosts announced Jan.23, 2013 |
| NANTES TAKE A PRECIOUS WIN IN SLOVAKIA Jan.17, 2013 |
| Interview: Nick Calathes, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jan.16, 2013 |
| Roundup: Russian Duo reaches Last 16, among other teams Nov.23, 2012 |
| NBA, NBPA pledge $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Nov.7, 2012 |
| Reigning Champion Dynamo Kursk Starts Eurocup With Win Oct.26, 2012 |
| Wasserburg Rebuild To Become Dominant Oct.6, 2012 |
| The Future Starts Now: a look at the 2013 WNBA Draft Sep.26, 2012 |
| Taj McWilliams-Franklin Breaks WNBA Offensive Rebounding Record Sep.2, 2012 |
| Greece organised a fantastic FIBA 3x3 World Championship Aug.31, 2012 |
| The French teams in the 2012/13 Eurochallenge Aug.17, 2012 |
| USA Basketball delivers huge ratings for NBC Aug.15, 2012 |
| Interview: Give it up for Artemis Spanou. Apr.24, 2012 |
| Interview with Zoi Dimitrakou, who's leaving her mark, in France Mar.19, 2012 |
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