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Adriatic League Basketball (Women)

Stjepanovic's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - Jan 23, 2012

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24-year old center Biljana Stjepanovic (189-C-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Radivoj Korac and receives a Player of the Week award for round 13.
She had a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, while her team beat Mladi Krajisnik (#8, 4-9) 66-56. Radivoj Korac maintains the 3rd position in Adriatic League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Radivoj Korac will need more victories to improve their 9-4 record. It's Stjepanovic's second year at Radivoj Korac and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Stjepanovic has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 7.3rpg) and averages solid 52.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Teja Oblak (171-G-90) of Athlete Celje. She is a guard in her first season at Athlete Celje. In the last game Oblak recorded impressive 25 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course she lead Athlete Celje to another comfortable win 90-77 over Sloboda (#10, 0-13) being unquestionably team leader. Athlete Celje's 5th position in the standings has not changed. Her team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Oblak is a newcomer at Athlete Celje and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.6ppg (#1). She also recorded 4.2 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Natasa Popovic (194-C-82) of Buducnost (#7). Popovic scored 6 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Popovic's great performance Buducnost lost 46-84 to the league's current leader Partizan (#1, 12-0). But her team cannot count on just a single player as she also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Buducnost not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Popovic could try to bring Buducnost's a little bit higher in the standings. Popovic has individually a great season in Adriatic League. After 10 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tina Trebec (189-F/C-90) of Athlete Celje - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Nevena Jovanovic (179-G-90) of Radivoj Korac - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Marica Gajic (192-C-95) of Athlete Celje - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Biljana Stankovic (176-G-74) of Hemofarm - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Tamara Radocaj (170-PG-87) of Partizan - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Ljiljana Latinovic) of Mladi Krajisnik - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Martina Osterman (188-F-88) of Sloboda - 13 points and 5 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)

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