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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 1 (Second Stage) best performance: Petar Kusovac - Feb 3, 2017


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Petar
Kusovac
Forward Petar Kusovac (195-F-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) had an amazing evening in the last round for Teodo Tivat, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Second Stage).
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (20 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Peja (1-2) with 20-point margin 104-84. Each game in Second Stage is important. but the teams lost the distance to top of the standings. Teodo Tivat maintains the 12th position in Balkan League . Teodo Tivat is bottom ranked team in the standings. But it was their 2nd lost game this season out of 3 games. In the team's last game Kusovac had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats.

The second best player in last round's games was 22-year old DR Congolese Omari Gudul (208-F-94, agency: Two Points) of Beroe. Gudul had a very good evening with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he led Beroe to another comfortable win outscoring Sutjeska (1-2) 104-76. A very good start of the Second Stage for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Gudul is a newcomer at Beroe, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) of Kumanovo (#9). Mijatovic scored 27 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Kumanovo, leading his team to a 106-101 win against Karpos Sokoli (#10, 1-2). Kumanovo started extremely well this Second Stage. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Mijatovic turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Mijatovic has a great season in Balkan League. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Milan Stanojevic (183-G-86) of Teodo Tivat - 19 points and 5 assists
5. Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Zoran Vrkic (203-F-87) of Karpos Sokoli - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84) of Kumanovo - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) of Teodo Tivat - 16 points and 7 rebounds
10. Marjan Janevski (203-F-88) of Kumanovo - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 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)   




Jay-R
Strowbridge
Jay-R Strowbridge (ex ASS Sale) joins SK Tirana - 1 day ago
Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 29-year old American point guard Jay-R Strowbridge (183-84kg-88, college: Oregon). He played last season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Part of previous (2015-16) season Strowbridge spent at Apollon in Cypriot Division A where in 7 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he w...   [read more]

Danilo
Mijatovic
Mijatovic's 27 points give him Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
34-year old power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Blokotehna and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had the game-high 27 points adding five rebounds for Blokotehna in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Bashkimi (#6, 0-1) with 22-point margin 93-71. Blokotehna maintains the 2nd position in Balkan League . But it's just the very beginning of the season and...   [read more]

Zlatin
Georgiev
Round 2 of Regular Season - 2 days 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]


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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 
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