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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%
Mijatovic's double-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - Feb 25, 2017


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Danilo
Mijatovic
33-year old power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kumanovo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 31 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Peja (#11, 2-3) 80-76. Each game in Second Stage is important. but the teams lost the distance to top of the standings. Kumanovo maintains the 9th position in Balkan League . They are still close to the very top. Kumanovo would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Mijatovic had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Mijatovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 19.2ppg) and averages solid 58.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv. He is American guard in his first season at Kozuv. In the last game McNeaill recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. Of course he led Kozuv to another comfortable win outscoring Sutjeska (2-3) 94-65. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. McNeaill is a newcomer at Kozuv and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.4ppg (#2). He also recorded 5.5 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Alban Veseli (202-F-90) of Peja (#11). Veseli scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Veseli's great performance Peja lost 76-80 to Kumanovo (#9, 4-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Peja ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Veseli could help Peja to bring them higher in the standings. Veseli has a great season in Balkan League. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.6ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Bojan Krstevski (206-F/C-89) of Kozuv - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Shane Gibson (188-G-90) of Beroe - 21 points
7. Radoslav Pekovic (215-C-94) of Kumanovo - 10 points and 9 rebounds
8. Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Beroe - 9 points and 8 rebounds
9. Stjepan Tesija (206-F/C-89) of Beroe - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Kozuv - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 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 - 15 hours 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 - 22 hours 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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