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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Teodo Tivat Oct.25 Kozuv 87%
Beroe 99% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Group B
Sutjeska 71% Oct.26 SK Tirana
Feni Industr 57% Oct.26 Trepca
Dupree's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Nov 8, 2012

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23-year old forward Braxton Dupree (203-F-89, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) had a great game in the last round for Rilski Sportist and receives a Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team OKK Beograd (#10, 0-4) with 18-point margin 104-86. Rilski Sportist is placed at 8th position in Balkan League group B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Rilski Sportist will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Dupree turned to be Rilski Sportist's top player in his first season with the team. Towson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Dupree is in league's top in points (3rd best: 18.3ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 10.7rpg) and averages solid 51.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Terry Smith (185-PG-86). He is American guard in his first season at Rilski Sportist. In the last game Smith recorded impressive 28 points and 7 assists. Of course together with Dupree he helped Rilski Sportist with another comfortable win 104-86 over OKK Beograd (#10, 0-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Rilski Sportist to move up to 8th position in group B. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-1 record is not bad and everything may still change. Smith is a newcomer at Rilski Sportist and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.7ppg (#1). He also recorded 4.0 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of Kumanovo (#3). Kostoski showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Kumanovo, leading his team to a 83-67 easy win against #4 ranked Djuro Djakovic in a game of the week. Kumanovo needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group A. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Kostoski has a great season in Balkan League. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (2nd best), rebounds with 6.3rpg (7th best) and assists with 5.0apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85) of Levski Sofia - 25 points and 8 rebounds
5. Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89) of Kumanovo - 24 points and 5 rebounds
6. Milos Djurisic (194-G-88) of Mornar Bar - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jovan Koprivica (198-G/F-82) of OKK Beograd - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91) of Mornar Bar - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84) of OKK Beograd - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) of Teodo Tivat - 11 points and 11 rebounds

The Player of the week is chosen 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)

Shane Gibson
Balkan League round 2 best performance: Shane Gibson - 3 days ago

American Guard Shane Gibson (188-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Beroe, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 2. The 26-year old player was the main contributor (33 points) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Kozuv (#3, 1-1) 86-80. It allowed Beroe to consolidate first place in the Balkan League. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Beroe won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the sta...   [read more]

Petar Mijovic resigns from Sigal Prishtina - 3 days ago

The Montenegrin coach, Petar Mijovic , has resigned from Sigal Prishtina yesterday. Sigal Prishtina was beaten hardly from Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket at FIBA Europe Cup first round match in Istanbul, which was the fourth defeat in a row for reigning champions of Kosova. Sigal Prishtina is still searching for the first victory in 2016-17 season, after losing from KB Bashkimi Prizren and KB Peja at Kosovan Super league. They have also started with defeat at Balkan League, after...   [read more]

Shane Gibson
Round 2: Kozuv loses to Beroe - 4 days ago

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Balkan League. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of FYR Macedonia Kozuv (1-1) in Gevgelija on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Bulgaria Beroe (2-0) 86-80. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-19. But Kozuv won second period 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the...   [read more]

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Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Beroe 2-0 
 2 Kumanovo 2-0 
 3 Kozuv 1-1 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-1 
 5 Teodo Tivat 0-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-2 
Group B
 1 Peja 1-0 
 2 Sutjeska 1-0 
 3 Feni Industries 1-1 
 4 Trepca 1-1 
 5 SK Tirana 1-1 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 0-2 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
  Avg: 28
 1. Gibson, Beroe28.0 
 2. Trajkovski, Sigal22.0 
 3. Djokovic, Sutjeska21.0 
 4. Ahmetbasic, Peja21.0 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv20.0 
 6. Johnson, SK Tirana20.0 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.19.5 
 8. McNeaill, Kozuv19.5 
 9. Perovic, Sutjeska19.0 
 10. Djurisic, Teodo T.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9
 1. Rhett, Sigal P.9.0 
 2. Djurkovic, Sutjeska9.0 
 3. Gudul, Beroe8.0 
 4. Popovic, Bashkimi8.0 
 5. Nuhanovic, Peja8.0 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.5 
 7. Mijovic, Kozuv7.5 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska7.0 
 9. Perovic, Sutjeska7.0 
 10. Hysenagolli, SK T.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola LALIC
  Avg: 9
 1. Lalic, Sutjeska9.0 
 2. Petrovski, Feni I.5.0 
 3. Gajovic, Sutjeska5.0 
 4. Segaric, Beroe5.0 
 5. Stanojevic, Teodo5.0 
 6. Kostovski, Kuman.4.5 
 7. Aleksiev, Beroe4.5 
 8. Wise, Trepca4.5 
 9. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.0 
 10. Reed, Peja4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jayon JAMES
  Avg: 5
 1. James, Sutjeska5.0 
 2. Djurkovic, Sutjeska3.0 
 3. Aleksiev, Beroe3.0 
 4. Tmusic, Bashkimi2.5 
 5. Gudul, Beroe2.5 
 6. Gibson, Beroe2.5 
 7. Nikolov, Beroe2.0 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska2.0 
 9. Rugova, Sigal P.2.0 
 10. Hinds, Sigal P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Vujovic, Sutjeska3.0 
 2. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 3. Salic, Sutjeska1.0 
 4. Anastasov, Karpos1.0 
 5. Reed, Peja1.0 
 6. Boskovic, Sutjeska1.0 
 7. Perovic, Sutjeska1.0 
 8. Pekovic, Kumanovo1.0 
 9. Thomas, Sutjeska1.0 
 10. Trajkovski, Sigal1.0 
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