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Spencer Dixon
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182cm / 6'0'' - 1990    USA USA


Total League Preview Part 2 - Sep 29, 2017

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Heffingen came up from National 2 last season. They have many new faces and several players returning. Still trying to piece together the import situation, Coach Pires has a big challenge to keep this team from falling back down from the Total League. They have their work cut out for them but have nothing to lose and will fight to try to stay in the league when the play downs begin. For several players, it will be their first time to play at this level and will be a growing experience for them.

Extensions: Head Coach Alexandre Pires (2nd Season) and Assistant Coach Peter Lorkowski
New Arrivals: Gilles Kerschen (Nitia), Max Berens (T71), Charel Oly (Etzella) and Gilles Poos (East Side Pirates)
New Import players: Ryan Logan (Stomehill College/USA and David Sturner
Departures: Pit Kerger (retired) and Gabriel Rodrigues (Kordallsteelers)
Local Players: Captain Joel Thesen, Borbon Anderson, Chris Zender,, Jemp Kunnert, Steve Barzacca, Louis Kohn, Tim Schomer, Yves Bellwald. Luca Difino and Leo Hoffmann

Musel Pikes

Muse Pikes is the one team that is sure to give Amicale Steinsel a big challenge every time they play. This team is very capable of winning the double. Frank Baum is in his third straight season now and has molded this group into believing it can win every night. They are young, talented and deep. With the addition of Australian Mike Nwelue, they look to have a very promising future.

Extensions: Coach Frank Baum (3rd Season), Import Jamar Gulley, Assistant Coach Guy Schmit
New Arrivals: Import Mike Nwelue (Noarlunga City Southern Tigers/Austrailia)
Departures: 2016-17 Total League MVP Import Clancy Rugg (Basket Esch)
Local Players: Jean Kox, Tom Welter, Laurent Schwartz, Joe Kalmes, Tom Nesser, Tom Steffen, Eric Steffen, Christophe Donnerbach, Tom Schoner and Raphael Martin


Racing destroyed National 2 last season and moved up to the Total League. Coach Mike Oppland moved on the coach in Finland and Import Mark Ogden also departed. Scott Morton remains with new head coach Etienne Louvrier to try and see what they can do now at the higher level. Morton, a big,strong and quick combo guard is a great all around who is a tremendous team leader and motivator who brings high energy and a hate to lose mentality which has rubbed off on his teammates. Time will tell if he can continue to lead this young group to achieve their only goal to remain in the Total League.

Extensions: Import Scott Morton (Captain)
New Arrivals: Head Coach Etienne Louvrier (BBC Loyers-Belgium), Olivier Braun (Residence) and Import Eric McAlister (Korihait/Finland
Departures: Head Coach Mike Oppland (Lahti/Finland) and Import Mark Ogden
Local Players: Max Hilger, Giorgio Ribald, Gaetan Bernimont, Michael Knaff, Mathieu Gillardin, David Renig and Louis Soragna


Rainer Kloss, in his 2nd season at the helm at Residence had brought in some talent and some experience signing veteran Luxembourgish Guard Patrick Arbaut and three new imports. Residence will now be much deeper team with a higher goal for this season. The playoffs look possible but they must come out and be ready each night as the middle of the pack can be tough sometimes. They're going to have to find the right combination of players on the court to achieve this goal. The defense must improve if they are to have ultimate success because the offense seems to look like they are capable of scoring some high numbers.

New arrivals: Patrick Arbaut (Basket Esch), Imports: Austin Freeman (Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria/Italy), Vincent Bailey (Fath US de Rabat/ Morocco)and Non-JICL Guillaume Chaussy (Sluc Nancy Basket/France)
Departures: Olivier Braun (Racing) Pit Hoffmann (retired)
Local Players: Olivier Vujakovic, Kevin Moura, Ted Schlemer, Vic Heuschling, Captain Max Schmit , Frank Jacoby, and Paolo Zahlen


Coach Giberti is replaced by new Head Coach Ricoux. Sparta has an interesting mix of older and younger players. Their two imports remain, but is it enough to defeat Contern, Racing and Residence? This could be a team that may fight to stay in the league. Their goal of reaching the playoffs will be a difficult one.

Extensions: Import Players: Brad Reese and Titus Robinson
New Arrivals: Head Coach Arnaud Ricoux (1st Season) (Berck/Rang du Fliers/NM2 France) and Mike Feipel (Bascharage) Philippe Arendt (Racing)
Departures: Coach Philippe Giberti
Local Players: Captain Xavier Engel, Dean Gindt, Mihailo Andjelkovic, Pol Schwartz, Bob Savic, Nicolas Hittelet, Victor Stein, Thierry Abdiu and Yannick Verbeelen


Dudelange made some big changes with the new coach and addition of Eric Jeitz, Lombardelli and Sunnen. The core is back with Tom Schumacher, Dennell Stephens, Corey Johnson and several key role players returning. The bench is deep, but not all that talented. However, they will always put up a fight and never give up. Leadership and experience from the veteran players will be important. Jeitz and Schumacher will reunite and lead this team to the playoffs for sure. This club always sets it sights on winning the double. It will not be easy, but they are very capable.

Extensions: Imports Dennell Stephens and Corey Johnson
New Arrivals: Head Coach Pascal Meurs, Eric Jeitz (Amicale), Luca Lombardelli (Bascharage) and Vincent Sunnen (BC Mess) and Assistant Coach Christian Wulff
Returning from Studying Abroad: Claude Bemtgen
Departures: Head Coach Philip Dejworek (FLBB), Eric Anderson, Max Berens (Heffingen), Gilles Ruffato (retired)
Taking a break: Christopher Jones
Local Players: Captain Tom Schumacher, Steve Lanners, Ben Hurt, Steve Binna, Tom Bemtgen, Michael M'Putu and Christophe Laures   

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Week 6 of Total League/N2 Playdowns sees all teams remain in their positions. Larochette loses 5th in a Row.- Mar.13, 2018  (by Paul)

In the Playdowns to see who will remain in or go up to the Total League for next season, all teams remained in there same positions as last week. Racing Luxembourg won with only one of their two imports against Telstar. BC Mess got a big win at home against BBC US Hiefenech Heffingen. Kordallsteelers played their worst half of the season but still remain in a good position with the Telstar loss to Racing Luxembourg. But, The biggest news is that BBC Arantia Larochette has lost now 5 games... [read more]
18th and final round of National 2 Qualification. Arantia Still without a loss, Black Frogs without a win.- Jan.22, 2018  (by Paul)

The last round of the National 2 Qualifications were played last weekend. Four teams emerge to the top and will now fight to go up to the Total League for next season. They are: Arantia Larochette 18-0, Kordallsteelers 15-3, Telstar Hesperange 11-7 and BC Mess 10-8. Here are the results of the final round. Kordallsteelers - Telstar Hesperange 91-89 Third-ranked Telstar Hesperange (11-7) made a dramatic second half comeback against second ranked Kordallsteelers (15-3) in Differdange on S... [read more]
The National 2 qualification round of 18 games has come to an end. Arantia Larochette Undefeated!! - Jan.22, 2018  (by Paul)

It's official! Arantia, Kordallsteelers, Telstar and BC Mess now make the playoffs to see who goes up to the Total League for next season! It came to a special criteria between the clubs of BC Mess and AS Zolwer, the 4th and 5th place teams tied with a 10-8 record each. They each won their games against each other at home by ten points. The third criteria to determine who would make the playoffs was then used. Looking at the points scored for and points scored against differential, BC Me... [read more]
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