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Round 3 (Second Stage)

Group C
Beroe 92% Feb.23 Feni Industr
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)   




Jayon James
Jayon James claims Balkan League weekly honour - 13 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 - 14 days ago
FYR Macedonian Kumanovo (3-1) recorded a loss in Peje on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Kosovan Peja (2-2) 85-68. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-68. Peja looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Alban Veseli (202-90) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. American point guard Cameron...   [read more]

Robert
Abramovic
2 new players at Peja - 16 days ago
KB Peja has officially notified that has reached the agreement with two international players for the remaining part of the season. KB Peja is actually the only team from Kosovo that has survived the first stage of Balkan League and is trying to reach qualification from the second stage. After parting ways with american Lamarcus Reed (196-G/F-88, college: Texas Arlington), the team has signed with Slovenian Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88) and Montenegrin Slobodan Miljanic (201-F-90, coll...   [read more]


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Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 4-0 
 2 Kozuv 2-3 
 3 Sutjeska 2-3 
 4 Feni Industries 1-3 
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. Veseli, Peja17.6 
 7. Kostovski, Kuman.17.6 
 8. Gibson, Beroe17.3 
 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. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.3 
 7. Johnson, Bashkimi6.9 
 8. Gajovic, Sutjeska6.8 
 9. Skeen, Peja6.6 
 10. Sharabidze, Feni I.6.4 
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. Raley-Ross, Beroe5.0 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 6. Tillotson, Peja4.9 
 7. Perry, Karpos S.4.9 
 8. Mavra, Karpos S.4.6 
 9. Kostovski, Kuman.4.4 
 10. Wise, Trepca4.3 
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. Johnson, Sigal P.2.0 
 6. Abramovic, Kozuv2.0 
 7. McNeaill, Kozuv1.8 
 8. Stanojevic, Teodo T.1.8 
 9. James, Sutjeska1.8 
 10. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Beroe
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Jones, Beroe1.3 
 2. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 3. Forte, Sigal P.1.0 
 4. Ivshyn, Peja0.8 
 5. Kusovac, Teodo T.0.8 
 6. Gudul, Beroe0.7 
 7. Rugova, Sigal P.0.7 
 8. Reed, Peja0.6 
 9. Zekovic, Karpos S.0.6 
 10. Delic, Sigal P.0.5 
Player of the Week

 Milivoje Mijovic
  Kozuv
  ( 200-PF-91 )
  
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