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Eurobasket Summer League 2008 Standings
Las Vegas
 1. Monaco 2-0 
 2. Venice 1-1 
 3. Brussels 1-1 
 4. Geneva 0-2 
Eurobasket Summer League (Las Vegas) All Tournament Team & Awards
The Eurobasket Summer League (Las Vegas) announces the following names on the All Tournament Team.

Co-MVP Derrick Stevens (180-G-80, college: Colorado St.): He had an outstanding tournament controlling the tempo of the games, making great decisions, scoring, utilizing his amazing quickness and using his strength and athleticism to finish baskets in the paint among the big guys. Derrick can play at the highest level in Europe now.

Co-MVP Pele Paelay (193-G-84, agency: Chris Pearson SM, college: Co.Carolina): Pele showed why he averaged 16ppg in the CBA this year and was Big South Player of the year a couple of seasons ago in Las Vegas. Pele simply showcased his athletic ability with a lot of dunks, great scoring, shooting touch, great creativity and ball handling skills in the three days. He is an amazing player who is ready for top level European action now.
Unfortunately for the rest of the teams in the Las Vegas event both of these guys played on the same team and won the ESL event in Las Vegas.

First Team ALL ESL Las Vegas:

Bennet Davis (206-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern): Bennet who played in Israel in 2007-08 in the top league was so smooth throughout the week and showed nice athleticism. His midrange and turnaround jump shot was really sweet. He also took the ball to the basket well and showed why he should be playing in the top leagues in Europe.

Aristide Sawadogo (213-C-81, agency: college: Clayton St.): The seven foot center made his presence felt over the three day period defensively blocking a lot of shots and altering others making players have to think twice before entering the paint. Aristide rebounded and outlet passes were great all tournament. His 12 foot bank shot worked well but will need to improve his post up game for the next level. Has the potential defensively to play in the NBA.

Tim Morris (193-G-84, college: Washington) (193-G-84, college: Washington): The 2007-08 University of Washington player look like a high-level big guard that can play at the highest level in Europe over the three day event. Tim has a great jump shot and created off of the dribble very well. He has a pro body and can play both guard positions, rebounds and passes the ball very well. He is an outstanding prospect for the pro game.

Leonard Houston (191-G-85, college: Drake): The Co-MVP from the ESL Chicago continued to impress scouts in Las Vegas with his scoring, athleticism and ultra smooth jump shot. He is an excellent combo guard that impressed some of the big name teams in attendance. He will need more experience but will play at the highest level in Europe real soon.

Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: Beggs and Lane, college: William Carey): The other Co-MVP from the ESL in Chicago came to the Las Vegas event and performed extremely well against bigger and better competition. Kyle has great ball handling ability and can get to the paint against anyone, he scores extremely well and he is a big time athlete who will play in a major European league soon.

Nathan Green (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.): This season veteran who average big numbers in the CBA looked extremely well over the three day period at the ESL in Las Vegas. Nate can score and create his own shot anywhere from 15 feet to the post. He is a great rebounder who knows the game well and has the best set of hands we have seen in a long time. His 17 point and 17 rebound game performance in the last game showed why he is a great prospect for top European teams.

Bennett Davison (203-F-75, agency: Megasport, college: Arizona): This former Euroleague player who played in Greece last season played extremely well and illustrated to the young guys why he has had a great career in Europe. He made great decisions, scored and rebounded well. He was in excellent shape and ran the floor well in the three day period. Bennett is still a high-level player in Europe and looked the part at the ESL in Las Vegas.

J.J. Tauai (190-G-85, college: Bradley): This former Bradley University standout looked awesome in the ESL in Las Vegas as he shot the ball extremely well but impressed us with his passing ability and rebounding from the big guard position. J.J. is a sleeper for European teams looking for that 6'5' big guard or swing player who can flat out play.

Derrick Franklin (208-C-81, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Columbus St.): Derrick at 6'10' was the most athletic player in the ESL (Las Vegas). Some of his rebounds and dunks were definitely of NBA caliber. At his size he shot the 3pt ball extremely well and his showed great ball handling skills. One scout from Italy said he was the best prospect at the ESL in Las Vegas. Last year he won a championship in Saudi Arabia and was the best player in the country but is a far better European league prospect.

Josh Stanhiser: This former volleyball player was a late entry to the ESL who was introduce to us by the great Spencer Haywood. Josh at 6'11' runs the floor like a deer and is a great rebounder and shot blocker. He would be a still for a team in Europe looking for an athletic big man who has tremendous upside potential once he improves his offensive game to the next level.

Coach of the ESL in Las Vegas: Glen Hayes
Glen showcased quality drills all week at his stations and his offensive schemes were quality and professional.
He motivated his players extremely very well and had a great substitution system during the ESL.
As a result his team won the championship while playing the pressure defense that Glen enforced.

ESL Las Vegas All Big Man Team:
Aristide Sawadogo (7'1' & 265lbs)
Josh Stanhiser (6'11' & 230lbs)
Derrick Franklin (6'10' & 225lbs)
Nathan Green (6'8' & 250lbs)
Glenn Elliott (206-C-83, college: Florida A&M) Glen was a beast all week using his strong low post game and nice jump hook to dominate guys. Some of his blocks were outstanding on the first couple of day before he got injured. He looks like he can play at a high level in Europe making six figures.
Travis Knight (211-F/C-74, college: Connecticut): (7'0' & 250lbs) This former NBA player looked good in the drills and hit some nice perimeter shots in the first game including some nice rebounding and block shot plays. Did not play the last game due to minor issues.
Chad Bell (213-C-82, college: Nevada): (7'1' & 265lbs) Chad had a quality first game and was a major presence in the middle all three days. He has a NBA body and a nice touch. Needs some experience in Europe but has tremendous upside potential to play at a high-level in Europe.

Statistics from the ESL Day 3 are below:

ESL Las Vegas Championship Game (Monaco 97, Brussels 75)

Monaco: 97

Glenn Elliottt: DNP (Injured)
Lance Ortiz: 9pts;
William Maupins: 8pts; 5rbs; 6ast
Mario Brown: 13pts; 6rbs
Tyler Franklin: 8pts; 3rbs; 4ast
Jeffrey Mayi: 9pts;
Larry Morinia: 2pts; 2ast
Pele Paelay: 21pts; 7rbs; 5ast
Derrick Stevens: 19pts; 5rbs; 10ast
Josh Stanhiser: 8pts; 10rbs; 2blk

Brussels: 75

Bennet Davis: 15pts; 3rbs; 2ast; 2blk
Aristide Sawadogo: 9pts; 9rbs; 4ast; 4blk
DShon Cannon: 2pts; 3rbs; 5ast
Whit Holcomb-Faye: 7pts; 3ast
Reggie Huffman: 6pts; 5rbs; 5blk
Tim Morris: 16pts; 4rbs; 4ast
Temi Soyebo: 5pts; 2rbs; 4ast
Dan Fitzgerald: 11pts; 3rbs
Phillip Scott: 1pts; 2rbs; 2ast
Joseph Powell: 3pts; 4rbs; 2ast

ESL Las Vegas 3rd Place Game: (Venice 91, Geneva 74)

Venice: 91

Travis Knight: DNP
Zack Alvidrez 3pts; 4rbs
Nathan Green: 17pts; 17rbs; 5ast
Ryan Read: 11pts; 3rbs; 1ast
Jermaine Dailey: 10pts; 11rbs; 2ast
Leonard Houston: 18pts; 6rbs; 4ast; 1blk
Kyle Lamonte: 18pts; 5rbs; 10ast
Alex Davenport: 10pts; 2rbs; 1ast; 1blk
L.Patterson: 4pts; 2rbs

Geneva: 74

Dedrick Bates: 10pts;1rbs;1ast
Tremaine Dalton: 11pts; 1rbs; 5ast
Bennett Davison: 12pts; 5rbs; 5ast
Derrick Franklin: 6pts; 8rbs; 2ast; 4blk
Chris Brooks: 9pts; 2rbs; 3ast
Joseph Frazier: 11pts; 1rbs; 2ast
JJ.J. Tauai: 14pts; 10rbs; 5ast; 1blk
Chad Bell: 1pts; 5rbs; 4ast

Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) Las Vegas - Final Day - Jul. 12, 2008
The Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) in Las Vegas on Thursday evening was the highlight of our summer events program.
There were over fifty (50) international coaches on hand to scout the talented players that were assembled by Eurobasket.
We received a lot of positive feedback from the variety of coaches who were very impressed by the quality of players and the format of the three (3) day event.

There were more international coaches and agents than the forty (40) players that participated in the highly advertised event.
There was an estimated 15-20 jobs offered on the spot to some of the top players that performed well during the event.

Our format over the three day period was a combination of drills instructed by our quality coaching staff headed by Mike Taylor , Tony Lenard , Glen Hayes , Eric Dailey (198-F-71, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: W.Carolina) and Lewis Lofton (191-F/G-72, college: Weber St.).
The concept was to give the players a mixture of European professional type of workouts combined with the United States type of drills commonly used by NBA, NBDL and CBA coaches.

The semi-final tournament during the last two days of the event combined with the drill station work provided the coaches a great opportunity to really scout the ability and level of the players.

The ESL event next year in Las Vegas will be higher quality and the most important summer event outside the NBA Summer League.

In the ESL Championship Monaco erased a twenty (20) point deficit to storm back and crush the Brussels team 97-75.
The game started out with Brussels storming out of the gate as Tim Morris (193-G-84, college: Washington) and Bennet Davis (206-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern) were just destroying Monaco and most scouts thought the game was probably a mismatch.
However the Monaco team who played with out the services of their high quality big man Glenn Elliott (206-C-83, college: Florida A&M) just picked up their intensity and defense and captured the lead by half time.
In the second half Brussels were still shell shocked and just fell apart as Derrick Stevens (180-G-80, agency: 011 Sports, college: Colorado St.) (19pts; 5rbs; 10ast) and Pele Paelay

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