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Eritrea: Thomas Kelati extends deal with UCAM Murcia (Photo: KM Ziolkowscy)

A weeky round-up on the Eritrean Diaspora - Oct 9, 2008

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In Germany:

Joe Tesfaldet (186-G-80, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) is coming from the bench for the surprising team in the BBL (Germany's first division), the Giants Noerdlingen.
The point guard dished out six assists in the first game and played only in limited minutes in the other two games and did not score any points so far.

'Jonny' Jonathan Mesghna (199-F-89) scored 14 points (converted four 3-pointers!) and fellow Eritrean Alexander Atoberhan (189-G-85) made another 3-point shot for victorious MTV Kronberg in an 86-72 win over SG Heidelberg-Kirchheim in the Regionalliga Suedwest.
Mesghna is being heavily recruited by U.S. American colleges and therefore won't play for BBL-team Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt this year to remain eligible for the NCAA.

Quflom Teschm (182-G-82) did not score in TuS Makkabi Frankfurt's 102-85 loss to leaders BBC Koblenz-Horchheim in the Regionalliga Suedwest-Nord, but had five points in a recent game against BG Ober-Ramstadt.

Dahlak Tesfahiwet collected six points in a 75-57 winner of his ACT Kassel against EOSC Offenbach in the Oberliga Hessen.The lightning quick point guard has so

In Spain:

Unicaja Malaga routed top-rated Real Madrid 82-65 in the first round of the ACB.Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St.) contributed eight points and three assists in his debut for the Andalusian team and is looking to have another successful season after having a promising career in Poland and Belgium so far.

In Canada:

The Bishop's University Gaiters lost 69-47 in an exhibition game to visiting Northeastern University from Boston. Hermon Tesfaghebriel (201-F) netted in six points and grabbed three rebounds for the hosts. The tall forward/center averaged 12,2 ppg and 5,1 rpg last season for the Gaiters and is a cornerstone of the Canadian team.  

Stelmet inks Thomas Kelati - 1 Year ago
Defending champion Stelmet Zielona Gora (TBL) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Polish ex-international swingman Thomas Kelati (195-91kg-82, college: Washington State, agency: BeoBasket). He is a dual citizen owning also Eritrean passport. Kelati has played for the last two seasons at UCAM Murcia in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 36 games he had 5.6ppg and 1.4rpg last season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Fina...   [read more]

Art.Dragons land Jonathan Mesghna - 1 Year ago
Artland Dragons (ProB) tabbed 27-year old naturalized Eritrean forward Jonathan Mesghna (198-89, college: Mont.St.-Billings). He has played for the last two years at Hebeisen White Wings Hanau (ProA). In 29 games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.4rpg last season. Among other achievements Mesghna won German Regionalliga (South-West North Group) championship title in 2007. He received also All-GNAC Newcomer of the Year award in 2014 at his college time. Mesghna has played previously for two other G...   [read more]

Thomas Kelati extends deal with UCAM Murcia - 2 Years ago
Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St.) has extended the deal with UCAM Murcia. The guard will spend one more season in Spain. Thomas Kelati joined UCAM Murcia in February 2014. He averaged 6.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per appearance in Liga Endesa last season. Previously Thomas Kelati had stints in Russia, Poland, Greece and Belgium. He was named All-Polish League Player of the Year back in 2007.   [read more]

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