Marinovic's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - Dec 8, 2012
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29-year old point guard Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Levski Sofia and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7. He had the game-high 32 points adding four assists for Levski Sofia in his team's victory, helping them to beat Galil Gilboa (#1, 4-2) 87-79. Levski Sofia maintains the 3rd position in Balkan League Round 6. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Levski Sofia will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Marinovic had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Levski Sofia's top player in his first season with the team. Marinovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (8th best: 14.8ppg) and assists (2nd best: 5.5apg).
Second best performed player last round was Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of league's second-best Kumanovo. He is Serbian center in his first season at Kumanovo. In the last game Lukovic recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Kumanovo cruised to a 74-66 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Galil Gilboa (4-2). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in Round 8. Kumanovo consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Lukovic is a newcomer at Kumanovo and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.7ppg (#3). He also registered 12.2 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to center Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of Rilski Sportist (#7). Gugino scored 17 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Rilski Sportist, leading his team to a 87-67 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Teodo Tivat (#6, 4-1). Rilski Sportist needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group B. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Gugino has a great season in Balkan League. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.3rpg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Yaniv Green (206-C-80) of Galil Gilboa - 7 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Mitchell Watt (208-F-89) of Galil Gilboa - 18 points and 4 rebounds 6. Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) of Rilski Sportist - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 7. Mitchell Watt (208-F-89) of Galil Gilboa - 15 points and 4 rebounds 8. Yannis Gagaloudis (192-G-78) of Kavala - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists 9. William Coleman (206-F-88) of Kavala - 14 points and 10 rebounds 10. Anthony Grundy (189-PG-79) of Kavala - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
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)
The new BIBL season is starting to take shape - 3 days ago
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The next season of SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League is starting to take shape and soon there will be an official information about it. The league already has verbal confirmation from most of last seasons teams that they will be a part of the competition next year as well. Of course, as its always the case, BIBL will announce any participatint after officially receiving all necessary documents [read more]
The next season of SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League is starting to take shape and soon there will be an official information about it. The league already has verbal confirmation from most of last seasons teams that they will be a part of the competition next year as well. Of course, as its always the case, BIBL will announce any participatint after officially receiving all necessary documents. SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League will continue its full cooperation with FIBA like in the past eight years following the Official Basketball Rules, FIBA by-laws, and of course in full collaboration with the National Federations The next season of the competition will consist of 10 or 12 teams. The structure and the system will remain the same with First Stage, then Top 8, semifinals and Finals. The management of the league is also working very hard in recent months to finish a deal with a new additional sponsor. A development is expected in the next weeks and as soon as a deal is completed it will be announced by all parties involved. If this deal is eventually closed, it will bring also better conditions to the clubs and financial rewards. Courtesy of: balkanleague.net
Antonis Konstantinides that worked with Sigal Prishtina last season, has signed with elite Greek club A.G.O Rethymno Aegean. Cypriot coach has won title, Cup and Balkan League with Sigal Prishtina last year and didn't continue with the club because of familiar reasons. He was today appointed officially as a new coach of A.G.O Rethymno Aegean where he signed one year deal. Konstantinides is 42 years old and before coming to Sigal Prishtina, he was working with CS Energia Rovinari Tar... [read more]
Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-112kg-84). He played last season at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 24 games he was second best scorer with 13.9ppg and averaged 5.6rpg (#3 in the league) and 2.0apg. Delic helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. Delic also played 10 games in Balkan International... [read more]
Rilski Sportist Samokov (NBL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-112kg-84). He played last season at Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague. In 24 games he was second best scorer with 13.9ppg and averaged 5.6rpg (#3 in the league) and 2.0apg. Delic helped them to win the Supercup and make to league final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League 1st Team and to the All-Star Game. Delic also played 10 games in Balkan International Basketball League where he had very remarkable stats: 19.0ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 1st Team. The previous (14-15) season Delic played at Banijas (D1) in UAE league. The 2013-14 season he played at Istanbul DSI (TBL) in Turkish league. In 30 games Delic recorded 14.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.8apg. The most of 2012-13 season he spent at Inter Bratislava (SBL) in Slovakian league. In 17 games Delic recorded 8.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.0apg. He also played for Pi Koleji (TB3L) in Turkish league that season. In 15 games Delic recorded 14.6ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.9apg. He won Slovakian League championship title in 2013. Delic was a member of Croatian U21 National Team back in 2004. He is quite experienced player. Delic's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. Delic tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (EWE Baskets), Switzerland (Starwings), Croatia (KK Split, Slavonski Brod, KK Solin and Vrijednosnice OS) and Slovakia (Handlova). On Delic:
Young developing player whose progress had been slowed down by the various injuries. Last year was injury free and he showed the promise to develop into a really good player. Very skilled player who can play with his back to the basket or facing the basket, exceptional passer who understands the game really well. Plays within a team concept and is sometimes, too unselfiush. His offense is far more developed at this stage. Needs to improve his defense, especially 1 - 1 post defense and be more dominant under the boards.Help side defense also needs work especially for a player of his size and physical potential. Works hard in practice and is a very coachable player.
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