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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Kozuv Dec.13 Teodo Tivat 70%
Kumanovo Dec.13 Sigal Prisht 51%
Bashkimi 56% Dec.13 Beroe
Group B
SK Tirana 54% Dec.14 Sutjeska
Karpos Sokol Dec.14 Peja 70%
Trepca Dec.14 Feni Industr 76%
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)
  




Eric Palm
Balkan League round 8 best performance: Eric Palm - 1 day ago

American Guard Eric Palm (188-G-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Bashkimi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, five rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Kumanovo (#1, 5-2) 96-95. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Bashkimi maintains the 4th position in Balkan League . Bashkimi is a typical solid league team placed...   [read more]

Kejuan
Johnson
Round 8: Kumanovo is defeated by Bashkimi - 2 days ago

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked FYR Macedonian Kumanovo (5-2) at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Kosovan Bashkimi (3-4) 96-95. 24 personal fouls committed by Kumanovo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performan...   [read more]

Laron
Griffin
Laron Griffin (ex San Miguel) signs at Peja - 2 days ago

KB Peja (SuperLeague) landed 27-year old American center Laron Griffin (205-89, college: E.Washington). He played in the summer at San Miguel in Salvadorean Liga MB. In 18 games he averaged impressive 16.3ppg, 14.4rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg and 2.3bpg. Among other achievements Griffin's team made it to the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2012. He was selected to Luxembourg N2 All-Star Game in 2015. Griffin has played also professionally in Germany (White Wings, BSV Wulfen and Westfal...   [read more]


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Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 5-2 
 2 Beroe 4-2 
 3 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 4 Bashkimi 3-4 
 5 Sigal Prishtina 2-2 
 6 Kozuv 1-5 
Group B
 1 Sutjeska 4-2 
 2 Feni Industries 4-2 
 3 Peja 3-1 
 4 SK Tirana 3-4 
 5 Trepca 2-4 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 2-5 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
 Eric PALM
  
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Palm, Bashkimi22.3 
 2. Johnson, Bashkimi20.0 
 3. Gibson, Beroe20.0 
 4. McNeaill, Kozuv19.8 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv19.3 
 6. Marojevic, Teodo T.18.2 
 7. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.17.1 
 8. Mijatovic, Kuman.17.0 
 9. Mijovic, Kozuv16.5 
 10. Nikolovski, Feni16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.9.3 
 2. Rhett, Sigal P.9.0 
 3. Jazvin, Bashkimi9.0 
 4. Shima, SK Tirana7.6 
 5. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.0 
 6. Janevski, Kumanovo7.0 
 7. Djurkovic, Sutjeska7.0 
 8. Mijovic, Kozuv7.0 
 9. Gajovic, Sutjeska6.8 
 10. Johnson, Bashkimi6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Cameron RUNDLES
  
  (188-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Rundles, Peja6.7 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv6.2 
 3. Stanojevic, Teodo6.2 
 4. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.8 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.7 
 6. Mavra, Karpos S.4.3 
 7. Lawrence, Sigal P.4.3 
 8. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 9. Johnson, Bashkimi4.0 
 10. Petrovski, Feni I.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Drilon HAJRIZI
  
  (203-F-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hajrizi, Sigal P.2.7 
 2. Hinds, Sigal P.2.3 
 3. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.3 
 4. McNeaill, Kozuv2.0 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv2.0 
 6. Labovic, Karpos S.1.8 
 7. James, Sutjeska1.7 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.7 
 9. Stanojevic, Teodo1.7 
 10. Djurisic, Teodo T.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Jones, Beroe1.2 
 2. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 3. Kusovac, Teodo T.1.0 
 4. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.0 
 5. Reed, Peja0.8 
 6. Ivshyn, Peja0.8 
 7. Rhett, Sigal P.0.8 
 8. Sajin, Teodo Tivat0.7 
 9. Marojevic, Teodo T.0.5 
 10. Vujovic, Sutjeska0.5 
Player of the week

 Eric Palm
  Bashkimi
  (188-G-85)
  
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