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Tyrell Nelson

Tyrell Nelson



There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game of round 12 in the Superleague took place in Yuzhny. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Prometey (7-4) to fifth ranked Khimik (6-5) 86-83 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prometey. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Prometey helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tyrell Nelson (201-95, college: Gardner-Webb) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Vitaliy Zotov (188-97) who added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists during the contest. Khimik’s coach Vitaly Stepanovski used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American forward Mike Myers (206-92, college: UMES, agency: Network Sports International) with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Khimik have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Prometey at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Khimik are looking forward to face Zaporizhye (#5) in Zaporozhye in the next round. Prometey will play on the road against Odessa and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Cherkasy managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against sixth-ranked Ternopil-TNEU 81-77. The winners were led by American forward Dion Wright (201-93, college: St.Bonaventure) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and Cameron Jones supported him with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 20 points and 8 assists by American point guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) did not help to save the game for Ternopil-TNEU. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cherkasy maintains eleventh position with 2-11 record. Newly promoted Ternopil-TNEU keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Cherkasy will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ternopil-TNEU will play at home against Mykolaiv (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Superleague top team – Kyiv Basket (11-0) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Cherkasy (2-11) 88-76. The best player for the winners was Brandon Young who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Dion Wright who recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Undefeated Kyiv Basket have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Loser Cherkasy stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Superleague top team – Kyiv Basket (11-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Mykolaiv (2-8) 101-65. It was a good game for Michael Jacobson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Kyiv Basket have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Mykolaiv at the other side keeps the tenth place with eight games lost. Kyiv Basket will have a break next round. Mykolaiv will play on the road against Ternopil-TNEU (#6) and hope to win that game.
The game in Odessa was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Zaporizhye (6-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Odessa (4-7). Zaporizhye defeated Odessa 83-73 on Thursday. Worth to mention a great performance of Mike Caffey who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Odessa’s coach Oleg Yushkin rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn’t help. Zaporizhye moved-up to fifth place. Loser Odessa dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Zaporizhye will face higher ranked Khimik (#4) in Yuzhny in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Odessa will play at home against Prometey (#3) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 12 Budivelnyk won against K.Sokoly on the opponent’s court 94-80.

Kyiv Basket – Cherkasy 88-76

Superleague top team – Kyiv Basket (11-0) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Cherkasy (2-11) 88-76. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 27-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kyiv Basket made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Brandon Young (193-91, college: DePaul) who scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Michael Jacobson (206-97, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Dion Wright (201-93, college: St.Bonaventure) who recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and center Dmytro Skapintsev (209-98) added 15 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kyiv Basket have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Loser Cherkasy stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cherkasy: V.Koniev 18+1reb+3ast, D.Skapintsev 15+8reb, D.Wright 14+6reb+4ast, I.Tkachenko 10+5reb, C.Jones 7+6reb+7ast, S.Popov 6+2reb+1ast
Kyiv Basket: O.Mishula 19+3reb+2ast, B.Young 17+5reb+5ast, M.Jacobson 16+7reb+2ast, A.Kovalov 13+2reb+1ast, S.Pavlov 8+1reb+1ast, B.Massey 7+4reb+5ast

gschID: 835037

Khimik – Prometey 86-83

The most exciting game of round 12 in the Superleague took place in Yuzhny. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Prometey (7-4) to fifth ranked Khimik (6-5) 86-83 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prometey. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Prometey helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tyrell Nelson (201-95, college: Gardner-Webb) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Vitaliy Zotov (188-97) who added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists during the contest. Khimik’s coach Vitaly Stepanovski used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American forward Mike Myers (206-92, college: UMES, agency: Network Sports International) with 16 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman DJ Stephens (195-90, college: Memphis) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Khimik have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Prometey at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Khimik are looking forward to face Zaporizhye (#5) in Zaporozhye in the next round. Prometey will play on the road against Odessa and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Prometey: I.Sidorov 18+2ast, M.Myers 16+8reb+2ast, D.Stephens 13+8reb+2ast, V.Petrov 10+5reb+1ast, O.Lypovyy 10+4reb+2ast, D.Lukashov 10+4reb+8ast
Khimik: T.Nelson 26+9reb, A.Myronenko 15+2reb+1ast, K.Marchenko 14+1reb+4ast, V.Zotov 11+5reb+12ast, A.Voinalovych 10+3reb, L.Sullivan 8+4reb

gschID: 835038

Odessa – Zaporizhye 73-83

The game in Odessa was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Zaporizhye (6-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Odessa (4-7). Zaporizhye defeated Odessa 83-73 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-73. Zaporizhye made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Mike Caffey (183-93, college: LBSU, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Lithuanian center Aurimas Majauskas (202-93, college: SHSU, agency: Octagon Europe) who added 19 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) during the contest. Four Zaporizhye players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Yuri Kondrakov (191-96) with 27 points and 4 assists and the former international point guard Klym Artamonov (185-93, agency: Dynamics Global Management) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Odessa’s coach Oleg Yushkin rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn’t help. Zaporizhye moved-up to fifth place. Loser Odessa dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Zaporizhye will face higher ranked Khimik (#4) in Yuzhny in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Odessa will play at home against Prometey (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Odessa: Y.Kondrakov 27+3reb+4ast, D.Blaylock 12+2reb+2ast, R.Novikov 11+5reb+1ast, K.Artamonov 9+5reb+3ast, V.Prokopenko 4+2reb, R.Brown 4+8reb+2ast
Zaporizhye: M.Caffey 20+5reb+5ast, A.Majauskas 19+8reb+1ast, J.Fortune 18+5reb+3ast, A.Grytsak 11+11reb+2ast, V.Malchevskiy 6+2reb, D.Tykhonov 4+2reb+1ast

gschID: 835039

K.Sokoly – Budivelnyk 80-94

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked K.Sokoly‘s (3-8) home loss to eighth ranked Budivelnyk (4-4) 80-94 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Budivelnyk. K.Sokoly was better in third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded K.Sokoly 48-28 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Gabe DeVoe (190-95, college: Clemson, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Steven Burtt (189-84, college: Iona) who added 19 points and 7 assists during the contest. Four Budivelnyk players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Dajuan Graf (185-92, college: NCCU) with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and center Igor Chumakov (208-90) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Budivelnyk have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place. Loser K.Sokoly keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. Budivelnyk will face league’s second-placed Dnipro on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
K.Sokoly: D.Graf 17+5reb+4ast, B.Boggs 17+2reb+2ast, I.Chumakov 17+6reb+1ast, V.Shevchenko 9+4reb+1ast, I.Niemtsu 6+4reb, I.Boyarkin 5+3ast
Budivelnyk: G.DeVoe 25+12reb+4ast, S.Burtt 19+4reb+7ast, B.Johnson 16+6reb+1ast, R.Johnson 10+1reb+5ast, T.Flack 8+5reb, Z.Thomas 6+8reb+2ast

gschID: 835040

Kyiv Basket – Mykolaiv 101-65

Superleague top team – Kyiv Basket (11-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Mykolaiv (2-8) 101-65. The game without a history. Kyiv Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Michael Jacobson (206-97, college: Iowa St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. International Olexandr Mishula (192-92) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Nathan Adrian (206-95, college: WVU, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 14 points and 5 assists and Canadian-Nigerian guard Keith Omoerah (194-92, college: Manitoba) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Mykolaiv. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kyiv Basket have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Mykolaiv at the other side keeps the tenth place with eight games lost. Kyiv Basket will have a break next round. Mykolaiv will play on the road against Ternopil-TNEU (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mykolaiv: N.Adrian 14+3reb+5ast, O.Kushnirov 13+4reb, K.Omoerah 11+6reb+4ast, D.Colter 11+3reb+3ast, D.Edge 6+2reb+2ast, M.Adam Konate 5+5reb
Kyiv Basket: M.Jacobson 24+12reb+1ast, O.Mishula 19+6reb+4ast, B.Bliznyuk 17+3reb+5ast, V.Koreniuk 12+6reb+1ast, P.Krutous 8+3ast, B.Young 6+4reb+3ast

gschID: 835041

Ternopil-TNEU – Cherkasy 77-81

Bottom-ranked Cherkasy managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against sixth-ranked Ternopil-TNEU 81-77. Ternopil-TNEU was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 44-38 second half run of Cherkasy. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. The winners were led by American forward Dion Wright (201-93, college: St.Bonaventure) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Cameron Jones (193-89, college: NAU) supported him with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Jones is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 20 points and 8 assists by American point guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) did not help to save the game for Ternopil-TNEU. The former international Andriy Agafonov (208-86) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cherkasy maintains eleventh position with 2-11 record. Newly promoted Ternopil-TNEU keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Cherkasy will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ternopil-TNEU will play at home against Mykolaiv (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ternopil-TNEU: O.Calhoun 20+5reb, A.Bowie 20+8ast, A.Agafonov 14+8reb+4ast, A.Ugba 10+2reb+1ast, O.Tishchenko 4+3reb, P.Burenko 3+2reb
Cherkasy: D.Wright 26+10reb+1ast, C.Jones 14+8reb+6ast, V.Koniev 12+5reb+4ast, D.Skapintsev 10+4reb+2ast, S.Popov 9+3reb+4ast, I.Tkachenko 6+2reb+1ast

gschID: 835042

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