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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)
  




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Vitins
Arturs Vitins signs at Jekabpils - 4 days ago

BK Jekabpils (LBL) landed 24-year old Latvian forward Arturs Vitins (198-109kg-92). He just graduated from Ohio Valley (NCAA2). In 23 games he averaged 7.1ppg and 4.6rpg last season. As mentioned above Vitins is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. He represented Latvia at the European Championships U20 in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.3ppg, 2.7rpg. Vitins has played previously for Keizarmezs, Kadeti, BA Riga, BS Rig...   [read more]

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Miglinieks
Jekabpils keep Miglinieks for another season - 11 days ago

BK Jekabpils (LBL) re-signed 26-year old guard Kristaps Miglinieks (196-89kg-90). He played there last season. In 16 LBL games he recorded 7.2ppg and 1.2rpg. Miglinieks also played 1 game in Baltic League but he did not score anything, 3 assists and 1 steal. The previous (14-15) season he played at Liepaja/Triobet. In 28 LBL games he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.4rpg in 2014-15 season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Miglinieks also played 8 games in Baltic League where he averaged...   [read more]
Ventspils bring in Armands Grazulis - 11 days ago

BK Ventspils (LBL) tabbed 20-year old guard Armands Grazulis (186-79kg-96). He played most recently at RTU Riga (LBL2). In three games he averaged 5.7ppg and 1.3apg last season. Grazulis has played previously for two other Latvia teams: Jelgava and Zemgale/Juniors. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia   [read more]


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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Points Per Game
 Andrew WARREN
  Sigal P.
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Warren, Sigal P.25.6 
 2. Dorris, Parnu21.2 
 3. Berhanemeske., TLU.18.9 
 4. Strupovics, Tarvas17.5 
 5. Richard, Liepaja/.16.8 
 6. Burwell, Barsy A.16.8 
 7. Cook, Barsy Atyrau16.0 
 8. Akenparg, TTU15.9 
 9. Kisielius, Vytautas15.6 
 10. Sulskis, Vytautas15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Steve ZACK
  Liepaja/.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 11
 1. Zack, Liepaja/.11.0 
 2. Milka, TL.9.6 
 3. Rutkauskas, Jekab.9.3 
 4. Hipp, Barons Riga8.9 
 5. Artino, Rapla8.8 
 6. Haughton, Tarvas8.7 
 7. Rhett, Blackwater7.8 
 8. Petrileviciu., Par.7.7 
 9. Smith, Jurmala7.6 
 10. Marei, Siauliai7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  TTU
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Laane, TTU6.6 
 2. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.8 
 3. Pavkovic, Lietkabe.5.6 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.3 
 5. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.3 
 6. Droney, TL.5.1 
 7. Leppik, Parnu5.1 
 8. Sokk, TU/Rock4.9 
 9. Maric, Inter B.4.9 
 10. Harrison, Barsy A.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan COOK
  Barsy Atyrau
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Cook, Barsy Atyrau2.8 
 2. Kolchenko, Nevezis2.6 
 3. Dorris, Parnu2.3 
 4. Harrison, Barsy A.2.3 
 5. Brooks, Rapla2.2 
 6. Richard, Liepaja/.2.1 
 7. Sulskis, Vytautas2.1 
 8. Karlis, Valmiera2.0 
 9. Ayers, Siauliai1.9 
 10. Warren, Sigal P.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew SMITH
  Jurmala
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Smith, Jurmala1.5 
 2. Harper, TU/Rock1.5 
 3. Hipp, Barons Riga1.3 
 4. Raadik, TTU1.3 
 5. Kupsas, Nevezis1.3 
 6. Marei, Siauliai1.1 
 7. Ilic, Lietkabelis1.1 
 8. Cepukaitis, Vytau.1.0 
 9. Rozitis, Valmiera0.9 
 10. Artino, Rapla0.9 
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