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Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group C
Kumanovo 90% Mar.1 Karpos Sokol
Feni Industr 57% Feb.28 Kozuv
Sutjeska Feb.28 Beroe 71%
Group D
Peja Mar.1 Teodo Tivat 56%
Lukovic's double-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - Feb 21, 2013


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Uros Lukovic
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)   




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Djekic
Round 3 (Second Stage): Feni Industries hand first loss to Beroe - 2 hours ago
There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Balkan League. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Bulgarian Beroe (4-1) in Stara Zagora on Thursday night. Hosts were edged by FYR Macedonian Feni Industries (2-3) 68-66. Beroe was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 23-17 charge of Feni Industries, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for Serbian power forward Branislav Djekic (209-9...   [read more]

Jayon James
Jayon James claims Balkan League weekly honour - 14 days ago
American Jayon James (198-F/G-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Sutjeska and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage). The 24-year old swingman had the game-high 24 points adding five rebounds and seven assists for Sutjeska in his team's victory, helping them to beat Kozuv (#7, 1-3) 84-76. Sutjeska is placed at 6th position in Balkan League. Sutjeska is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little b...   [read more]

Alban Veseli
Round 2 (Second Stage): Peja hands first to Kumanovo - 15 days ago
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Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 4-1 
 2 Kozuv 2-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-3 
 4 Sutjeska 2-3 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 4-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-2 
 3 Peja 2-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-4 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Eric PALM
  Bashkimi
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Palm, Bashkimi22.6 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv21.4 
 3. Johnson, Bashkimi20.3 
 4. Mijatovic, Kuman.19.2 
 5. Mijovic, Kozuv17.8 
 6. Kostovski, Kuman.17.6 
 7. Gibson, Beroe17.6 
 8. Veseli, Peja17.6 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.17.1 
 10. Rhett, Sigal P.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 M.J. RHETT
  Sigal P.
  (206-PF-92)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Rhett, Sigal P.9.7 
 2. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.9.7 
 3. Jazvin, Bashkimi8.3 
 4. Mijovic, Kozuv8.2 
 5. Shima, SK Tirana8.1 
 6. Johnson, Bashkimi6.9 
 7. Gajovic, Sutjeska6.8 
 8. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.6 
 9. Sharabidze, Feni I.6.6 
 10. Skeen, Peja6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Bashkimi
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Korac, Bashkimi6.0 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.5 
 3. Stanojevic, Teodo T.5.5 
 4. Tillotson, Peja4.9 
 5. Perry, Karpos S.4.9 
 6. Mavra, Karpos S.4.6 
 7. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.5 
 8. Aleksiev, Beroe4.5 
 9. Kostovski, Kuman.4.4 
 10. Lawrence, Sigal P.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Bashkimi
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Korac, Bashkimi3.0 
 2. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.3 
 3. Hajrizi, Sigal P.2.2 
 4. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv2.0 
 6. Johnson, Sigal P.2.0 
 7. Stanojevic, Teodo T.1.8 
 8. James, Sutjeska1.8 
 9. McNeaill, Kozuv1.8 
 10. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Beroe
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Jones, Beroe1.2 
 2. Forte, Sigal P.1.0 
 3. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 4. Ivshyn, Peja0.8 
 5. Kusovac, Teodo T.0.8 
 6. Rugova, Sigal P.0.7 
 7. Reed, Peja0.6 
 8. Zekovic, Karpos S.0.6 
 9. Gudul, Beroe0.6 
 10. Delic, Sigal P.0.5 
Player of the Week

 Milivoje Mijovic
  Kozuv
  ( 200-PF-91 )
  
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