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Round 3 (Regular Season)

SK Tirana 56% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.25 Rilski
Kumanovo Oct.25 Akademik PL 76%
Levski 2014 Oct.24 Blokotehna 75%
Balkan League round 5 best performance: Ivica Dimcevski - Nov 15, 2012


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Blake
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Swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Kumanovo, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Levski Sofia (#3, 2-1) 87-80. Kumanovo is placed at 2nd position in Balkan League group A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kumanovo will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Dimcevski had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Ivica Dimcevski has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.5ppg), rebounds (9th best: 6.3rpg) and averages impressive 60.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) of Teodo Tivat. Radulovic had a very good evening with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Teodo Tivat to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Kavala (#8, 2-2) 98-71. Teodo Tivat's 6th position in group B has not changed. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Radulovic is a newcomer at Teodo Tivat, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#9). He also registered 10.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Teodo Tivat's star - American forward Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side). Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Teodo Tivat, helping his team with a 98-71 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Kavala (#8, 2-2). Teodo Tivat started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in group B. Johnson turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Johnson has a very solid season. In 3 games in Balkan League he scored 9.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefan Georgiev (206-C/F-78) of Levski Sofia - 20 points and 9 rebounds
5. Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo - 16 points and 13 rebounds
6. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) of Teodo Tivat - 21 points and 2 rebounds
8. Jamar Smith (191-G-87) of Galil Gilboa - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84) of Teodo Tivat - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75) of Teodo Tivat - 16 points and 3 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)   




Zlatin
Georgiev
Round 2 of Regular Season - 11 hours ago
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Balkan League. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. First defeat ofLevski 2014 (1-1) against Rilski (1-0) 75-62 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski. Levski 2014 managed to win fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Zlatin Georgiev (197-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 poi...   [read more]

Dwayne
Benjamin
Dwayne Benjamin claims Balkan League weekly honour - 7 days ago
American Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Blokotehna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. The 24-year old forward had the game-high 25 points adding nine rebounds for Blokotehna in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team SK Tirana (#8, 0-1) with 32-point margin 100-68. Thanks to this victory Blokotehna moved-up to the 2nd position in Balkan League....   [read more]

Veselin
Veselinov
Round 1: Kumanovo lose to Levski 2014 - 8 days ago
The Regular Season in Balkan League just started. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of FYR Macedonian Kumanovo (0-1) in Sofia on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Bulgarian Levski 2014 (1-0) 85-78. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-25. But Kumanovo won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski 2014 made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Lev...   [read more]


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S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 2-0 
 2 Blokotehna 2-0 
 3 Rilski 1-0 
 4 Levski 2014 1-1 
 5 Kumanovo 1-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-1 
 7 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
 8 SK Tirana 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  SK Ti.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 33
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.33.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.25.0 
 3. Glavchev, Bloko.21.0 
 4. Karadzovski, Kuman.19.0 
 5. Simic, Ibar Rozaje19.0 
 6. Janevski, Kumanovo18.5 
 7. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje18.0 
 8. Veselinov, Levski18.0 
 9. Bachev, Akademik.17.0 
 10. Georgiev, Rilski17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne BENJAMIN
  Bloko.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 9
 1. Benjamin, Bloko.9.0 
 2. Simeonov, Levski8.0 
 3. Maravic, Levski7.0 
 4. Mihaylov, Akademik.7.0 
 5. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.7.0 
 6. Veselinov, Levski6.5 
 7. Alipiev, Levski 20146.5 
 8. Abdul-Bassit, SK Ti.6.0 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.6.0 
 10. Georgiev, Rilski5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Filip SIMIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Simic, Ibar Rozaje7.0 
 2. Mladenovic, Bloko.5.0 
 3. Mihaylov, Akademik.5.0 
 4. Shima, SK Tirana5.0 
 5. Wright, Rilski4.0 
 6. Georgiev, Rilski4.0 
 7. Karamfilov, Levski4.0 
 8. Umipig, Akademik.4.0 
 9. Karadzovski, Kuman.3.5 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Goran GLAVCHEV
  Bloko.
  (191-G-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Glavchev, Bloko.5.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.4.0 
 3. Mladenovic, Bloko.4.0 
 4. Bozov, Rilski2.0 
 5. Jeter, Rilski2.0 
 6. Karamfilov, Levski2.0 
 7. Shima, SK Tirana2.0 
 8. Georgiev, Rilski2.0 
 9. Kovac, Kumanovo2.0 
 10. Ramme, Kumanovo1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Erin HASANI
  SK Tirana
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.1.0 
 3. Gjyzeli, SK Tirana1.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski1.0 
 5. Maravic, Levski0.5 
 6. Miljkovic, Kumanovo0.5 
 7. Ramme, Kumanovo0.5 
 8. Jeter, Rilski0.0 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.0.0 
 10. Simeonov, Levski0.0 
Player of the Week

 Dwayne Benjamin
  Blokotehna
  ( 201-F-93 )
  
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