Mouhammed Saer Sene will probably never come in Charleroi. He was the first new player they sign but he never arrives because of some obscure visa problem. As Charleroi has already 7 foreigners, they won't replace him except if they can sign Thomas Van den Spiegel. Oostende is also interrested in signing him but he's still looking for a better contract elsewhere. Let's bet a qualification of Charleroi for the euroleague could motivate VDS to sign for them. They would definitly need an additional center if they qualify. I think Oostende also needs him because it's the only team along with Ghent that hasn't any correct center. I really love Will Thomas, he's a very promising young player and a great player at Belgium level but he's a power forward just like Pellé and Caleb Green.
Okapi Aalst sign former Liège player Alex Ruoff to replace Damon Huffman who is out for a few months.
Pépinster has released three players after a worrying preseason. American point guard Wink Adams was overweight while both rookie power forward weren't good enough according to the club. Their new PG will be rookie Dominic Waters from Portland State. He makes a good first impression scoring 18 in the win of Pépinster over Strasbourg. They are still looking for a PF. They'd like to bring back Maxime de Zeeuw who has still no club but it depends on Charleroi that owns the player.
Otherwise, there were only 3 games for the first week. Antwerp without their leader Tim Black surprises Liège. Oostende logicaly beats Leuven and Aalst destroyed Mons. Impressive performance by Aalst during the whole game. Painful performance from Mons. They were awful especially in defense. If Mons don't react quickly, let's bet Shivek will be the first coach to loose his job this year. Aalst was never in doubt, dominating every part of the game. I was especially impressed by Anthony Hilliard who was great. I already liked him in Pépinster last year where he was rookie coming from NCAA second division. He's a very unconventional player. The way he plays, I would bet the guy has probably played power forward for most of his carreer in the states.