Ludovic Vaty, one of the up-and-coming big men of French basketball, is being forced to put a premature end to his basketball career at the age of 24, his agent announced on Thursday.
Pinar Karsiyaka edged out Fenerbahce 81-78 at home on Tuesday, in Game 2 of their Turkish BEKO Ligi first round play-off series, and qualified triumphantly to the semi-finals of the competition.
Pinar Karsiyaka could become on Tuesday the second team to seal a place in the Turkish play-off semi-finals, if they prevail over Fenerbahce Ulker in Game 2 of the first round series between the two sides.
Krasnye Krylia do battle for a place in the VTB league semi-finals as the same stage of the play-offs tips off in the French Pro A; Tuesday sees the start of the semi-finals in Germany and Belgium.
Estonian side Kalev/Cramo and Belarusian club Tsmoki Minsk have concluded the season by further extending their utter dominance in their respective domestic leagues.
The semi-final pairings of the French Pro A play-offs will be set on Thursday, but BCM Gravelines Dunkerque have already claimed the undesired distinction of being involved in the biggest surprise of the post-season.
EuroChallenge semi-finalists BCM Gravelines Dunkerque suffered a major shock on Monday night, upon their return to domestic league action for the first time since the Final Four in Izmir.
On Sunday night EuroChallenge quarter-finalists Paris-Levallois conquered their first French Cup title and the first for a team from the capital since 1963.