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Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Kumanovo 82% Dec.6 Bashkimi
Bashkimi 74% Dec.6 Kozuv
Sigal Prisht Dec.6 Teodo Tivat 60%
Group B
Karpos Sokol Dec.7 Trepca 66%
SK Tirana 54% Dec.7 Feni Industr
Peja 56% Dec.7 Sutjeska
Milos Pavlovic claims Balkan League weekly honour - Dec 21, 2012


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Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) had a great game in the last round for OKK Beograd and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 28-year old power forward had a double-double of 15 points and eleven rebounds, while his team edged out Rilski Sportist (#7, 4-3) 83-82. OKK Beograd maintains the 10th position in Balkan League group B. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 5 games and had just two victories. Pavlovic turned to be OKK Beograd's top player in his first season with the team. Pavlovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.3rpg) and averages solid 60.0% FGP and 61.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American center Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of Rilski Sportist. Gugino impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Rilski Sportist was edged by the lower-ranked OKK Beograd (#10, 2-5) 83-82. This loss caused Rilski Sportist to drop to 7th position in group B. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Gugino is a newcomer at Rilski Sportist and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Rilski Sportist's star - Serbian Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza). Mirkovic showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, five rebounds and twelve assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Mirkovic's great performance Rilski Sportist lost 82-83 to the lower-ranked OKK Beograd (#10, 2-5). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing Rilski Sportist needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in group B. Their record is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Mirkovic has a great season in Balkan League. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.2ppg (7th best) and assists with 6.2apg (2nd best). He also has FGP: 73.1% and 3PT: 43.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) of Teodo Tivat - 23 points and 9 rebounds
5. Dimitar Dimitrov (202-F-93) of Levski Sofia - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85) of Levski Sofia - 17 points and 10 rebounds
7. William Coleman (206-F-88) of Kavala - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Anthony Grundy (189-PG-79) of Kavala - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) of Levski Sofia - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Amit Simhon (197-F/G-89) of Galil Gilboa - 17 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)
  




Bojan
Trajkovski
Bojan Trajkovski signs for Karpos Sokoli - 1 day ago

The Macedonian center was one of the best performers last night when Sigal Prishtina reached its first win at Balkan League, defeating KK Kumanovo 2009 79-67. Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) scored scored 14 points and added 5 rebounds and 4 assists at this victory. But since today, Bojan Trajkovski is the new player of Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje, that competes at Balkan League and Adriatic League too. Last season Bojan Trajkovski played for KK Kumanov...   [read more]

Kejuan
Johnson
Johnson's 29 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - 2 days ago

31-year old guard Kejuan Johnson (193-G-85, agency: Inception Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Bashkimi and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7. He had the game-high 29 points adding seven rebounds and nine assists for Bashkimi in his team's victory, helping them to beat Sigal Prishtina (#6, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 85-74. Bashkimi is placed at 4th position in Balkan League. Bashkimi is rather a weak team placed in lower part in...   [read more]

Kejuan
Johnson
Round 7: Sigal Prishtina still not able to record any victory - 3 days ago

Bottom-ranked Sigal Prishtina is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their second consecutive match to fifth ranked Bashkimi (2-4) 85-74 on Monday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 11 points. Bashkimi outrebounded Sigal Prishtina 41-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kejuan Johnson (193-85, college: Long Beach St., agency: Inception Spor...   [read more]


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Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-2 
 3 Beroe 3-2 
 4 Bashkimi 2-4 
 5 Sigal Prishtina 1-2 
 6 Kozuv 1-4 
Group B
 1 Sutjeska 4-1 
 2 Feni Industries 3-2 
 3 SK Tirana 3-3 
 4 Peja 2-1 
 5 Trepca 2-3 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
 Eric PALM
  
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Palm, Bashkimi21.3 
 2. Gibson, Beroe20.0 
 3. McNeaill, Kozuv19.6 
 4. Johnson, Bashkimi19.3 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv19.3 
 6. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.18.7 
 7. Marojevic, Teodo T.17.8 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.17.2 
 9. Nikolovski, Feni I.17.2 
 10. Salic, Sutjeska16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ermin JAZVIN
  
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Jazvin, Bashkimi9.0 
 2. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.8.8 
 3. Shima, SK Tirana8.0 
 4. Rhett, Sigal P.8.0 
 5. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.6 
 6. Mijovic, Kozuv6.6 
 7. Janevski, Kumanovo6.5 
 8. Gudul, Beroe6.0 
 9. Jones, Beroe5.8 
 10. Johnson, Bashkimi5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Milan STANOJEVIC
  
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Stanojevic, Teodo6.2 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.8 
 3. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.7 
 4. Johnson, Bashkimi4.5 
 5. Petrovski, Feni I.4.4 
 6. Mavra, Karpos S.4.3 
 7. Kostovski, Kuman.4.0 
 8. Wise, Trepca4.0 
 9. Aleksiev, Beroe3.8 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jabarie HINDS
  
  (180-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hinds, Sigal P.2.3 
 2. Abramovic, Kozuv2.0 
 3. McNeaill, Kozuv2.0 
 4. Gudul, Beroe1.8 
 5. Djurisic, Teodo Ti.1.8 
 6. Tmusic, Bashkimi1.7 
 7. Johnson, Bashkimi1.7 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.6 
 9. Stanojevic, Teodo1.6 
 10. Kusovac, Teodo T.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Jones, Beroe1.2 
 2. Kusovac, Teodo T.1.2 
 3. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 4. Sajin, Teodo Tivat0.8 
 5. Marojevic, Teodo T.0.6 
 6. Vujovic, Sutjeska0.6 
 7. Zivanovic, Kuman.0.5 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.5 
 9. Gudul, Beroe0.4 
 10. Pavic, Feni I.0.4 
Player of the week
Round: 7

 Kejuan Johnson
  Bashkimi
  (193-G-)
  
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