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Round 3 (Regular Season)

SK Tirana 56% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.25 Rilski
Kumanovo Oct.25 Akademik PL 76%
Levski 2014 Oct.24 Blokotehna 75%
Balkan League round 3 (Second Stage) best performance: Mitchell Watt - Mar 8, 2013


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Mitchell
Watt
American forward Mitchell Watt (208-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Galil Gilboa, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage).
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed Kavala (#5, 3-5) with 19-point margin 94-75. Galil Gilboa maintains the 2nd position in Balkan League First Six. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Galil Gilboa will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Watt as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Former The University of Buffalo star has very solid stats this year. Watt is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 6.8rpg) and averages impressive 1.6bpg and 59.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola Jeftic (202-F-85) of OKK Beograd. Jeftic had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as OKK Beograd lost that game 96-102 to Mornar Bar (1-3). 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. Jeftic is a newcomer at OKK Beograd, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward William Coleman (206-F-88) of Kavala (#5). Coleman scored 26 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Coleman's great performance Kavala lost 92-94 to Kumanovo (#3, 4-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Kavala not to end season at such low position in First Six, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Coleman could try to bring Kavala's a little bit higher in the standings. Coleman has individually a great season in Balkan League. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.4rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rakim Sanders (193-G-89) of Galil Gilboa - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Mitchell Watt (208-F-89) of Galil Gilboa - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Pavel Ivanov (200-SF-88) of Levski Sofia - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89) of Kumanovo - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Hank Thorns (175-PG-89) of Mornar Bar - 25 points and 10 assists
9. Milorad Sutulovic (196-G-90) of OKK Beograd - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo - 17 points and 10 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)   




Zlatin
Georgiev
Round 2 of Regular Season - 1 day ago
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Balkan League. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. First defeat ofLevski 2014 (1-1) against Rilski (1-0) 75-62 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski. Levski 2014 managed to win fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Zlatin Georgiev (197-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 poi...   [read more]

Dwayne
Benjamin
Dwayne Benjamin claims Balkan League weekly honour - 8 days ago
American Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Blokotehna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. The 24-year old forward had the game-high 25 points adding nine rebounds for Blokotehna in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team SK Tirana (#8, 0-1) with 32-point margin 100-68. Thanks to this victory Blokotehna moved-up to the 2nd position in Balkan League....   [read more]

Veselin
Veselinov
Round 1: Kumanovo lose to Levski 2014 - 9 days ago
The Regular Season in Balkan League just started. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of FYR Macedonian Kumanovo (0-1) in Sofia on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Bulgarian Levski 2014 (1-0) 85-78. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-25. But Kumanovo won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski 2014 made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Lev...   [read more]


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S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 2-0 
 2 Blokotehna 2-0 
 3 Rilski 1-0 
 4 Levski 2014 1-1 
 5 Kumanovo 1-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-1 
 7 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
 8 SK Tirana 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  SK Ti.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.26.5 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.22.5 
 3. Motley, Bashkimi20.0 
 4. Mijatovic, Blokotehna20.0 
 5. Simic, Ibar Rozaje19.0 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.19.0 
 7. Janevski, Kumanovo18.5 
 8. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje18.0 
 9. Veselinov, Levski18.0 
 10. Glavchev, Bloko.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adrian MOTLEY
  Bashkimi
  (196-F-)
  Avg: 11
 1. Motley, Bashkimi11.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.8.0 
 3. Simeonov, Levski8.0 
 4. Maravic, Levski7.0 
 5. Veselinov, Levski6.5 
 6. Alipiev, Levski 20146.5 
 7. Mihaylov, Akademik.6.0 
 8. Hanner, Bashkimi6.0 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.6.0 
 10. Johnson, Akademik.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Filip SIMIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Simic, Ibar Rozaje7.0 
 2. Mladenovic, Bloko.5.5 
 3. Gruev, Bashkimi5.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski4.0 
 5. Karamfilov, Levski4.0 
 6. Wright, Rilski4.0 
 7. Mihaylov, Akademik.3.5 
 8. Karadzovski, Kuman.3.5 
 9. Umipig, Akademik.3.5 
 10. Shima, SK Tirana3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marjan MLADENOVIC
  Bloko.
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mladenovic, Bloko.4.0 
 2. Glavchev, Bloko.3.0 
 3. Abdul-Bassit, SK Ti.2.5 
 4. Jeter, Rilski2.0 
 5. Benjamin, Bloko.2.0 
 6. Kovac, Kumanovo2.0 
 7. Bozov, Rilski2.0 
 8. Georgiev, Rilski2.0 
 9. Zekiqi, Bashkimi2.0 
 10. Karamfilov, Levski2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwayne BENJAMIN
  Bloko.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Benjamin, Bloko.1.5 
 2. Hanner, Bashkimi1.0 
 3. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski1.0 
 5. Zenelaj, Bashkimi1.0 
 6. Gjyzeli, SK Tirana1.0 
 7. Maravic, Levski0.5 
 8. Smith, Akademik PL0.5 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.0.5 
 10. Durchev, Akademik.0.5 
Player of the Week

 Dwayne Benjamin
  Blokotehna
  ( 201-F-93 )
  
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