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The Eritrean connection - Feb 7, 2006


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By Mytelus news   It was four years ago when Herman Tesfaghebriel and Aymen Nurhusien became basketball buddies at New Westminster secondary school. One day, when Tesfaghebriel was fooling around at Nurhusien's house, he heard some unusual utterings that were strangely familiar. He could've sworn Nurhusien and his mom were speaking Tigre, a dialect spoken in Eritrea, the homeland of Tesfaghebriel's parents.   "I asked him, 'Are you Eritrean?' and he said, 'Yeah' and I'm 'What I'm Eritrean.' What a coincidence," recalled Tesfaghebriel, a 6-foot-8 post player considered one of the best high school hoop players in the province.   Coincidence indeed. Two of the biggest stars on the high-powered New West Hyacks senior boys team are from families that left Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. It's a country of 4.4 million on the northeast coast of Africa running along the Red Sea tucked between Sudan and Ethiopia. Eritrea was taken over by Ethiopia in 1952 but regained its independence in 1993 following an ugly civil war, the after shocks of which are still being felt. Fifty three per cent of the population live below the poverty line with 80 per cent employed in agriculture.   Tesfaghebriel, who understands Tigre



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Stelmet inks Thomas Kelati - 7 months 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]

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Art.Dragons land Jonathan Mesghna - 9 months 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]

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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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