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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Jekabpils 94% Dec.8 COR-Borisfe
Liepaja/Trio 96% Dec.8 Barsy Atyrau
TTU Dec.7 Tarvas 56%
BK Ogre 61% Dec.7 Valmiera
Barons Riga 73% Dec.7 Jurmala
Nevezis 97% Dec.6 Barsy Atyrau
P.Zvaigzdes 95% Dec.6 COR-Borisfe
Parnu Dec.6 Rapla 79%
Darrick Leonard claims Baltic League weekly honour - Oct 18, 2012


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American Darrick Leonard (190-G-84) had a great game in the last round for Juventus and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old guard had a double-double of 27 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Jelgava (#5, 1-2) 101-96. Juventus is placed at 3rd position in Baltic League . Juventus is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. In the team's last game Leonard had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Juventus' top player in his first season with the team. Darrick Leonard averages just after two games 22.0ppg and 8.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old Gytis Sirutavicius (195-SF-83) of second-ranked Lietkabelis. Sirutavicius impressed basketball fans with 32 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Lietkabelis to another comfortable win 95-79 over slightly lower-ranked Juventus (#3, 1-1) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Lietkabelis consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Sirutavicius is a newcomer at Lietkabelis and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of top-ranked Rudupis. Orelikas scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Rudupis, leading his team to a 88-57 easy win against #2 ranked Barons kvartals. Rudupis started extremely well this year. They recorded 4 victories without losing a single game. Orelikas 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. Orelikas has a great season in Baltic League. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.8ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) of Barsy Atyrau - 19 points and 14 rebounds
5. Martynas Andriukaitis (204-F-81) of Lietkabelis - 31 points and 8 rebounds
6. Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83) of Valmiera - 24 points and 7 rebounds
7. Arnold Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU - 19 points and 11 rebounds
8. Aurimas Kieza (202-PF-82) of Siauliai - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) of Barsy Atyrau - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Zygimantas Janavicius (192-G-89) of Rudupis - 7 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists

The Player of the week is choosen 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)
  




Malcolm
Griffin
Liepaja/Triobet adds Griffin to their roster, ex ASS Sale - 22 minutes ago

Liepaja/Triobet (LBL) added to their roster 25-year old American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-95kg-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex). He started the season at ASS Sale in Moroccan D1 league. The last season Griffin played at FUS Rabat (also in D1). He helped them to make it to the Moroccan Throne Cup Semifinals. Griffin played in the final of Arab Club Championships. He has played previously professionally in MPBA (Champaign Swarm). Griffin attended Fresno Pacific University un...   [read more]

Tyler Larson
Tyler Larson claims Baltic League weekly honour - 2 days ago

American Tyler Larson (190-G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Barons Riga and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8. The 25-year old guard had the game-high 31 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Barons Riga in his team's victory, helping them to beat Liepaja/Triobet (#4, 3-3) 111-106. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Barons Riga to jump to the first place i...   [read more]

Ignas
Vaitkus
Round 8: Rapla lose to Nevezis - 3 days ago

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes and games ending by tiny margin. The biggest surprise took place in Kedainiai where host Lithuanian Nevezis (4-2) crushed league's leader Estonian Rapla (4-2) 92-72 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rapla. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Nevezis. Rapla managed to win third...   [read more]


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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 4-2 
 2 Rapla 4-2 
 3 Nevezis 4-2 
 4 Liepaja/Triobet 3-3 
 5 Jurmala 2-4 
 6 Parnu 1-5 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 6-1 
 2 Jekabpils 5-2 
 3 BK Ogre 4-2 
 4 Valmiera 4-2 
 5 TTU 2-5 
 6 Tarvas 2-5 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-6 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
 Justin BAKER
  
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Baker, Tarvas21.0 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU20.0 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.18.7 
 4. Petrileviciu., Nev.18.5 
 5. McMullan, Liepaja/.18.3 
 6. Volkus, Parnu17.3 
 7. Olmre, TTU15.4 
 8. Krestinin, Barons15.2 
 9. Antrops, BK Ogre15.2 
 10. Apsitis, BK Ogre15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrejs SELAKOVS
  
  (207-C-88)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Selakovs, Jekabpils12.8 
 2. Krestinin, Barons12.0 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.11.3 
 4. Baker, Tarvas8.5 
 5. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.3 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.0 
 7. Jonats, Valmiera7.3 
 8. Kozlovets, COR-Bor.7.2 
 9. Jogela, Barons Riga6.7 
 10. Jarvelainen, TTU6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lateef MCMULLAN
  
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. McMullan, Liepaja/.6.8 
 2. Prostran, Nevezis6.8 
 3. Post, Tarvas6.5 
 4. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.4 
 5. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.0 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.9 
 7. Sokolovs, Jekabpils5.1 
 8. Kumelis, Nevezis4.8 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera4.5 
 10. Bratoz, Rapla4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Denis KRESTININ
  
  (202-F-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Krestinin, Barons2.8 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.2.3 
 3. Zebergs, BK Ogre2.2 
 4. Olmre, TTU2.1 
 5. Apsitis, BK Ogre2.0 
 6. Kamarunas, COR-Bor.2.0 
 7. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 8. Baker, Tarvas2.0 
 9. Bratoz, Rapla2.0 
 10. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andriy AGAFONOV
  
  (208-PF-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 2. Selakovs, Jekabpils1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Jurmala1.2 
 4. van der Mars, Rap.1.0 
 5. Krestinin, Barons0.8 
 6. Dargais, Barons R.0.8 
 7. Rozitis, Liepaja/.0.8 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera0.8 
 9. Sipolins, BK Ogre0.8 
 10. Kymantas, Nevezis0.7 
Player of the week
Round: 8

 Tyler Larson
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-86)
  
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