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Group A
Kozuv 50% Oct.12 Bashkimi
Kumanovo 50% Oct.11 Teodo Tivat
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.11 Beroe
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.4 Kumanovo
Group B
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Peja 50% Oct.12 Feni Industr
SK Tirana 50% Oct.10 Trepca
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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)
  




Stanimir
Marinov
Marinov could come back to Balkan - 2 days ago

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) is close to ink 25-year old Bulgarian international guard Stanimir Marinov (192-88kg-91, agency: Interperformances) who played last time at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovo. It is actually his comeback to Botevgrad as he has played here before. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 23 SuperLeague games he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.0apg. Marinov helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Kosovo...   [read more]
Sigal Prishtina vs Kumanovo, moved to December - 8 days ago

The first game of the new season in Balkan League between Sigal Prishtina and KK Kumanovo 2009 which was scheduled for the October 4th will be played on another date. The official site of Balkan League notified today that, both teams requested another date and it is moved to December 1st. With this game moved to December 2016, the first game of the new season in Balkan League will be the match between debutants in the competition, Sport Klub Tirana and KB Trepca Mitrovice, that is sch...   [read more]

Endrit
Hysenagolli
SK Tirana tabs Endrit Hysenagolli - 8 days ago

The team that will debut in Balkan League this season, SK Tirana, has notified that they have signed with Albanaian national team center, Endrit Hysenagolli. Endrit Hysenagolli last three seasons played for Bashkimi. The 28 year old last season in Superleague of Kosovo managed an average of 10 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, in 21 minutes average per game. While, in Balkan League in nine games averaged 3.8 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game   [read more]


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Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1. Bashkimi 0-0 
 2. Beroe 0-0 
 3. Kozuv 0-0 
 4. Kumanovo 0-0 
 5. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
 6. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
Group B
 1. Feni Industries 0-0 
 2. Karpos Sokoli 0-0 
 3. Peja 0-0 
 4. SK Tirana 0-0 
 5. Sutjeska 0-0 
 6. Trepca 0-0 
Points Per Game
 Andre MARHOLD
  
  (198-F/C-90)
  Avg: 28
 1. Marhold, Koblenz28.0 
 2. Luchterhandt, Hag.26.0 
 3. Ingram, Saarloui.26.0 
 4. Sharda, Mainz21.0 
 5. Golembiowski, Dors.19.0 
 6. Lewis, Duesseldorf18.0 
 7. Schoen, Mainz18.0 
 8. Nsiabandoki, Hagen.17.0 
 9. Massing, Ibbenbue.17.0 
 10. Boksic, Grevenbr.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nino JANOSCHEK
  
  (204-C-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Janoschek, Dorsten12.0 
 2. Marhold, Koblenz10.0 
 3. Hughes, Hertener.9.0 
 4. Ligons, Hagen-Has.8.0 
 5. Golembiowski, Dors.7.0 
 6. Zvinklys, Duesseld.7.0 
 7. Lewis, Duesseldorf6.0 
 8. Penev, Hertener.6.0 
 9. Post, Ibbenbueren6.0 
 10. Duecker, Duesseld.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Florian KIRSCH
  
  (182-PG-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kirsch, Saarloui.8.0 
 2. Sadek, Grevenbroich8.0 
 3. Wasielewski, Hagen.7.0 
 4. Kazlauskas, Herten.7.0 
 5. Paskov, Dorsten5.0 
 6. Sharda, Mainz5.0 
 7. Lewis, Duesseldorf4.0 
 8. Pesut, Koblenz4.0 
 9. Perry, Schwenni.4.0 
 10. Magusar, Dorsten4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anish SHARDA
  
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Sharda, Mainz6.0 
 2. Post, Ibbenbueren4.0 
 3. Nsiabandoki, Hagen.2.0 
 4. Plagemann, Ibbenb.2.0 
 5. Bahlke, Mainz2.0 
 6. Sadek, Grevenbroich2.0 
 7. Francis, Koblenz2.0 
 8. Sayers, Koblenz2.0 
 9. Luchterhandt, Hag.2.0 
 10. Stockey, Hagen-H.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anish SHARDA
  
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 1
 1. Sharda, Mainz1.0 
 2. Watson, Grevenbr.1.0 
 3. Joerdell, Grevenbr.1.0 
 4. Wilkins, Duesseldo.1.0 
 5. Marhold, Koblenz1.0 
 6. Luchterhandt, Hag.1.0 
 7. Hughes, Hertener.1.0 
 8. Huerland, Dorsten0.0 
 9. Galvez-B., Dorsten0.0 
 10. Pangarov, Schwenn.0.0 
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