23-year old center Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for Kumanovo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage). He had a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Rilski Sportist (3-3) 75-88. Kumanovo moved-up to the 5th position in the Balkan League First Six. Kumanovo is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 3rd lost game this season out of 6 games. Lukovic turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Lukovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.1ppg) and averages solid 2.6bpg and 63.5% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Marko Mijovic (188-PG-87) of Teodo Tivat. He is a guard in his second season at Teodo Tivat. In the last game Mijovic recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 11 assists. Bad luck as Teodo Tivat lost that game 92-102 to Galil Gilboa (3-3). The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Mijovic is well-known at Teodo Tivat and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.1ppg (#6). He also recorded 6.9 assists per game.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Vuk Malidzan (193-G-88) of OKK Beograd (#-2). Malidzan showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, nine rebounds and fourteen assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Malidzan's great performance OKK Beograd lost 90-99 to #-4 ranked Djuro Djakovic. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. OKK Beograd can only dream about fighting for top spots in Last Four. They have awful Second Stage losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Malidzan he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Malidzan has individually a great season in Balkan League. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.0apg (3rd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Marino Sarlija (207-C/F-89) of Djuro Djakovic - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Matej Karlovic (200-F-89) of Djuro Djakovic - 26 points and 6 rebounds 6. Braxton Dupree (203-F-89) of Rilski Sportist - 16 points and 11 rebounds 7. Jamar Smith (191-G-87) of Galil Gilboa - 31 points 8. Dagan Yavzuri (193-SG-85) of Galil Gilboa - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists 10. Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83) of Djuro Djakovic - 19 points, 5 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)
Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Awards 2016 - Apr 21, 2016
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Finals MVP: Jason Washburn (210-C-90) of Sigal Prishtina; Player of the Year: Mohamed Abukar (208-F-85) of Sigal Prishtina; Guard of the Year: Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88) of Sigal Prishtina; Forward of the Year: Mohamed Abukar (208-F-85) of Sigal Prishtina; Center of the Year: Jason Washburn (210-C-90) of Sigal Prishtina; Defensive Player of the Year: Jason Washburn (210-C-90) of Sigal Prishtina; European Player of the Year: Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88) of Sigal Prishtin [read more]
Sigal Prishtina celebrate second straight title - Apr 20, 2016
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KK Mornar - Sigal Prishtina 75:68 Sigal Pristhina celebrated the second consecutive Balkan League title. The Kosovo powerhouse beat KK Mornar on aggregate in the championship series to defend the title. Sigal Prishtina entered the return leg clash enjoying 14-point lead from Game 1. But Mornar got to an energetic start. The Montenegrin side grabbed a 23:15 lead after ten minutes. Sigal Prishtina however bounced back in the second term. The visitors denied the deficit and pulled ahead fo... [read more]
KK Mornar - Sigal Prishtina 75:68
Sigal Pristhina celebrated the second consecutive Balkan League title. The Kosovo powerhouse beat KK Mornar on aggregate in the championship series to defend the title. Sigal Prishtina entered the return leg clash enjoying 14-point lead from Game 1. But Mornar got to an energetic start. The Montenegrin side grabbed a 23:15 lead after ten minutes. Sigal Prishtina however bounced back in the second term. The visitors denied the deficit and pulled ahead for a 39:35 halftime advantage. Mornar went off the dressing room firing from all guns. The home side regained the lead and built a 57:47 lead heading into the fourth quarter. However Sigal Prishtina sank 21 points in the final stanza and celebrated one more Balkan League title. Lamont Jones (183-G-90, college: Iona) posted 22 points for Mornar. Balsa Radunovic (207-PF-80, agency: Interperformances) added 20 points for the hosts. Jason Washburn (210-C-90, college: Utah, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Sigal Prishtina. Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88) tossed in 15 points for the visitors.
Mohamed Abukar (208-F-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) is the MVP of Balkan League for season 2015/2016. The power forward of KB Sigal Prishtina has had a very good campaign with consistent performances. He′s played well since his first game in the competition and has been a pain for each team′s defense. Before the Finals Abukar had taken part in 13 games of SIGAL Prishtina. In those matches he is averaging 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and efficiency rating of... [read more]
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