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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Jekabpils 96% Oct.29 COR-Borisfe
BK Ogre 95% Oct.27 COR-Borisfe
Nevezis Oct.26 Barons Riga 67%
Tarvas 57% Oct.26 TTU
P.Zvaigzdes 96% Oct.25 COR-Borisfe
Liepaja/Trio Oct.25 Rapla 76%
Kriisa's 24 points and 8 assists give him Player of the Week award - Dec 19, 2012

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38-year old guard Valmo Kriisa (190-G-74) had a great game in the last round for league's best team TU/Rock and receives a Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had the game-high 24 points adding five rebounds and eight assists for TU/Rock in his team's victory, helping them to crush Juventus (#3, 5-5) with 17-point margin 114-97. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed TU/Rock to consolidate first place in the Baltic League . TU/Rock has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 9-1. In the team's last game Kriisa had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Valmo Kriisa averages this season 7.2ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu. He is a center in his first season at Parnu. In the last game Raadik recorded impressive 26 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Parnu lost that game 73-102 to league's leader Pieno Zvaigzdes (#1, 8-0). 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. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Parnu managed to get this year. Raadik is a newcomer at Parnu and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.4ppg (#3). He also registered 12.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev (#6). Okoye scored 23 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Okoye's great performance Tln Kalev lost 72-89 to the higher-ranked Barons kvartals (#3, 5-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Tln Kalev can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-9 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Okoye he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Okoye has individually a great season in Baltic League. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.4ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 9.9rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maris Gulbis (202-F-85) of Barons kvartals - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Evaldas Kairys (207-PF-90) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 24 points and 5 rebounds
6. Kiur Akenparg (190-F-88) of TTU - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Tauras Jogela (203-F-93) of Lietkabelis - 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Erik Keedus (198-F-90) of TTU - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of Rudupis - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Martins Laksa (200-SF-90) of Ventspils - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 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)

Davis Rozitis claims Baltic League weekly honour - 12 hours ago

Davis Rozitis (213-C-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for Liepaja/Triobet and that's him to receive a Player of the Week award for round 2. The 26-year old center had the game-high 20 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Liepaja/Triobet in his team's victory, helping them to beat Jurmala (#6, 0-1) 81-76. Liepaja/Triobet is placed at 3rd position in Baltic League. In the team's last game Rozitis had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to...   [read more]

Round 2: Rapla beat Parnu - 1 day ago

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Baltic League. Rapla defeated Parnu at home 85-67. The game was mostly controlled by Rapla. Parnu managed to win fourth quarter 20-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Slovenia point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93, agency: Two Points) chipped in 18 points. Ra...   [read more]

Justin Baker
Tarvas tab Justin Baker, ex Logan T. - 4 days ago

BC Rakvere Tarvas (Alexela KML) inked 27-year old American forward Justin Baker (203-109kg-89, college: Utah Valley). He played in the summer at Logan Thunder in Australia QBL. Baker managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 19 QBL games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 7.8rpg and 2.9apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The most of last season Baker spent at Eco Orebro in Swedish Basketligan where in 18 games he had very remarkable stats: 16.8ppg,...   [read more]

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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Rapla 2-0 
 2 Barons Riga 1-0 
 3 Liepaja/Triobet 1-1 
 4 Nevezis 1-1 
 5 Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 6 Jurmala 0-1 
 7 Parnu 0-2 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 2-0 
 2 Valmiera 2-0 
 3 Jekabpils 1-1 
 4 BK Ogre 1-1 
 5 COR-Borisfen 0-0 
 6 Tarvas 0-2 
 7 TTU 0-2 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
 Martins LAKSA
  Avg: 22
 1. Laksa, Valmiera22.0 
 2. Rozitis, Jurmala21.0 
 3. Krestinin, Barons20.0 
 4. McMullan, Liepaja/.18.0 
 5. Post, Tarvas17.5 
 6. Jogela, Barons Riga17.0 
 7. Poznaks, BK Ogre17.0 
 8. Petrileviciu., Nev.16.5 
 9. Bratoz, Rapla16.5 
 10. Apsitis, BK Ogre16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Selakovs, Jekabpils14.5 
 2. van der Mars, Rap.10.5 
 3. Jogela, Barons Riga9.0 
 4. Strelnieks, Jurmala8.0 
 5. Iljins, Jurmala8.0 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.0 
 7. Krestinin, Barons8.0 
 8. Jonats, Valmiera8.0 
 9. Jarvelainen, TTU8.0 
 10. Rozitis, Jurmala7.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 9
 1. Sokolovs, Jekabpils9.0 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.9.0 
 3. McMullan, Liepaja/.7.0 
 4. Prostran, Nevezis6.5 
 5. Pinete, Jurmala6.0 
 6. Gabrans, Valmiera6.0 
 7. Kumelis, Nevezis6.0 
 8. Paasoja, Rapla6.0 
 9. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.5 
 10. Kabin, Parnu5.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Krestinin, Barons3.0 
 2. Olmre, TTU3.0 
 3. Apsitis, BK Ogre2.5 
 4. Kabin, Parnu2.5 
 5. Miglinieks, Jekabp.2.0 
 6. Jeromanovs, Jurma.2.0 
 7. Cook, Liepaja/.2.0 
 8. Puriefoy, Valmiera2.0 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera2.0 
 10. Kaldre, Rapla2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. Rozitis, Jurmala2.0 
 2. Selakovs, Jekabpils2.0 
 3. Volkus, Parnu1.5 
 4. Dargais, Barons R.1.0 
 5. van der Mars, Rap.1.0 
 6. Kymantas, Nevezis1.0 
 7. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 8. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.0 
 9. Freimanis, Barons1.0 
 10. Sinica, Nevezis1.0 
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