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


Neighbours Eritrea well represented in basketball nowadays - Sep 28, 2005

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After years of war raging between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the war-torn republic at the red sea may not be known for producing basketball players, but a few made strides overseas, representing their small country in different leagues. Eritrea has a few players around the world. First ,there is former Washington State-product Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St.) who hasnt been selected in this year's NBA Draft although working out with several teams, he's born in the US but both parents are refugees from Eritrea and he is now off to Belgium to play professionally for Mons-Hainaut.Another Eritrean in the US is Josef Woldense of the Bord University , a NCAA Div. III -school. He is a 6-6 forward who is enterring his senior-year and is originally from Asmara, Eritrea.Alexander Atoberhan (189-G-85), who is also from Eritrea,signed with MTV Giessen in the 1. Bundesliga in Germany, he replaces Dominic Cannon (190-G-83),who moved to TSV Butzbach (Oberliga) together with Konrad Wysocki (203-F-82, college: Princeton).Finally ,guards Quflom Teschm and Awet Teschm play for PSV Frankfurt in Germany as well, Quflom was one of the topscorers in his league last year.There might even more players around from Eritrea, if some player that we forgot to mention is known to you,please inform us !


Bayern Munich sign NBA free-agent guard Jared Cunningham - 1 Year ago
FC Bayern Munich of the German BBL has tabbed 26-year old American guard Jared Cunningham out of Oregon State, who played most recently at Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings in Chinese CBA league. In 31 games in Asia he averaged 34.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 2.1spg last season. Cunningham ended the previous (2015-16) season with the Bucks in the NBA where in four games he had 4.0ppg and 2.3rpg. But the most of that year he spent at the Cavaliers in NBA. In 35 games he recorded just 3.0ppg. In 2...   [read more]

Stelmet inks Thomas Kelati - 2 Years 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 - 2 Years 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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