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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%
Baltic League round 12 best performance: Bamba Fall - Dec 9, 2012


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Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-C-86) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Kalev/Cramo, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Parnu (#4, 2-4) 73-60. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kalev/Cramo maintains the 2nd position in Baltic League . They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Kalev/Cramo will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. It's Fall's second year at Kalev/Cramo and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Bamba Fall averages this season 10.1ppg and 7.1rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu. Raadik had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Parnu lost that game 60-73 to slightly higher-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#2, 5-2). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Parnu still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Raadik is a newcomer at Parnu, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.3ppg (#2). He also registered 14.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Lithuanian forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) of Barsy Atyrau (#3). Zelionis showcased his all-around game by recording 11 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Barsy Atyrau, leading his team to a 81-73 win against slightly lower-ranked TTU (#5, 1-7). Barsy Atyrau needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Zelionis has a great season in Baltic League. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) of Barsy Atyrau - 17 points and 8 rebounds
5. Rannar Raap (188-G/F-92) of Parnu - 17 points and 4 rebounds
6. Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86) of Barsy Atyrau - 22 points and 3 rebounds
7. Mikhail Evstigneev (201-F/C-84) of Barsy Atyrau - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Raido Ringmets (206-C/F-83) of Rapla - 19 points and 7 rebounds
9. Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) of Barsy Atyrau - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Illimar Pilk (195-F-88) of Rapla - 12 points, 4 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 - 6 hours 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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