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Baltic League round 5 (Top 16) best performance: A.J. Stewart - Feb 9, 2013


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A.J. Stewart
American forward A.J. Stewart (205-F-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Tarvas, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5 (Top 16).
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds, while his team The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Tarvas maintains the 2nd position in Baltic League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this stage. Tarvas will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 3-1 record. Stewart just recently signed at Tarvas and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. A.J. Stewart averages just after two games 22.5ppg and 10.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was another Tarvas' star - 25-year old American Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87). Raley-Ross had a very good evening with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Tarvas lost that game 79-88 to league's leader Juventus (#1, 4-0). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Tarvas still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Raley-Ross is a newcomer at Tarvas, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Arturs Duselis (201-F-89) of Jelgava (#3). Duselis scored 26 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Jelgava, leading his team to a 114-93 easy win against #4 ranked Naglis Palangos. Jelgava needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Duselis has a very solid season. In 14 games in Baltic League he scored 11.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Parrish Brown (185-G-84) of Naglis Palangos - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Martins Meiers (208-C-91) of Ventspils - 15 points and 14 rebounds
6. TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Lauris Mizis (198-F-89) of Jelgava - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Sandis Silavs (195-G-88) of Jelgava - 22 points and 5 assists
9. Martins Laksa (200-SF-90) of Ventspils - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Karolis Petrukonis (212-C-87) of Juventus - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 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)   




Niks Jansons
Valmiera adds Jansons to their roster - 19 hours ago
Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) added to their roster 19-year old small forward Niks Jansons (200-98). He played last season at VEF Riga (LBL). But in 5 games he recorded just 1.8ppg and 1.0rpg. Jansons also played 2 games in VTB United League, but he did not score anything. The previous (15-16) season he played at BK Ogre where in 10 LBL games he averaged only 2.3ppg and 1.3rpg. Jansons won Latvian LBL D2 championship title in 2015. He represented Latvia at the European Championships U18 in Samsun (...   [read more]

Julius
Kazakauskas
P.Zvaigzdes sign Julius Kazakauskas - 5 days ago
Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys (LKL) signed 27-year old forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-98kg-90) from Dzukija. In 38 LKL games he had 7.1ppg, 7.8rpg (leader !!!), 2.5apg and 1.3spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention. The previous (15-16) season Kazakauskas played at Lietkabelis where in 39 LKL games he recorded 4.4ppg and 3.2rpg. He also played 20 games in Baltic League where he averaged 5.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. Kazakausk...   [read more]

Valery
Likhodey
Valery Likhodey (ex Khimki) agreed terms with Nevezis - 7 days ago
Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) inked 31-year old Russian ex-international forward Valery Likhodey (205-97kg-86, agency: Alti Sport). He played most recently at BC Khimki Moscow Region in Russian VTB league. In 9 Eurocup games he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg last season. Likhodey helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he averaged 3.1ppg and 1.7rpg. Likhodey contributed to his team making it to the final. The previous (15-16) season he played...   [read more]


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Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Barons Riga 10-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-4 
 3. Rapla 8-4 
 4. Jurmala 6-6 
 5. Liepaja/Triobet 5-7 
 6. Parnu 3-9 
 7. Barsy Atyrau 2-10 
Group B
 1. P.Zvaigzdes 11-1 
 2. Valmiera 9-3 
 3. Jekabpils 8-4 
 4. BK Ogre 6-6 
 5. TTU 5-7 
 6. Tarvas 3-9 
 7. COR-Borisfen 0-12 
Group Q
 1. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 2. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 3. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trevin PARKS
  Barsy Atyrau
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Parks, Barsy Atyrau21.3 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU19.3 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.17.6 
 4. McMullan, Liepaja/.16.2 
 5. Ausejs, Liepaja/.16.1 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils14.8 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.8 
 8. Olmre, TTU14.6 
 9. Petrileviciu., Nevez.14.6 
 10. Geks, Barons Riga14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.11.4 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.10.0 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils8.7 
 4. Jonats, Valmiera7.4 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU7.1 
 6. Rozitis, Liepaja/.6.9 
 7. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.6.8 
 8. Iljins, Jurmala6.6 
 9. Petrukonis, Nevezis6.5 
 10. Vujovic, TTU6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Prostran, Nevezis9.3 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.5 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils6.0 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.9 
 5. Post, Tarvas5.7 
 6. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.6 
 7. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.3 
 8. Pitts, Valmiera5.1 
 9. Plavnieks, BK Ogre4.8 
 10. Kumelis, Nevezis4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.6 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.3 
 3. Parks, Barsy Atyrau2.1 
 4. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.9 
 5. Olmre, TTU1.9 
 6. Kabin, Parnu1.7 
 7. Bratoz, Rapla1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.5 
 9. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 10. Antrops, Jekabpils1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikita BALASHOV
  P.Zvaigz.
  (207-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.4 
 2. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.1 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.0.9 
 4. Blaus, Valmiera0.9 
 5. Antrops, BK Ogre0.8 
 6. Rozitis, Jurmala0.8 
 7. Rozitis, Liepaja/.0.7 
 8. Petrileviciu., Nevez.0.7 
 9. Krestinin, Barons R.0.7 
 10. Jonats, Valmiera0.6 
Player of the Week

 Joonas Jarvelainen
  TTU
  ( 202-F-90 )
  
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