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Round 2 (1/8 Finals)

Nevezis 67% Feb.23 Jekabpils
Parnu 50% Feb.22 Vytautas
Kalev/Cramo 50% Feb.22 TTU
P.Zvaigzdes 80% Feb.22 BK Ogre
Barons Riga 78% Feb.22 Jurmala
Valmiera 68% Feb.21 Rapla
Liepaja/Trio 50% Feb.21 TLU/Kalev
Baltic League round 8 (Top 16) best performance: Brandis Raley-Ross - Feb 27, 2013


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Brandis
Raley-Ross
American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Tarvas, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8 (Top 16).
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Juventus (4-2) 100-85. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Tarvas is placed at 2nd position in Baltic League . They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Top 16. Tarvas will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Raley-Ross turned to be Tarvas' top player in his first season with the team. Former University of South Carolina star has very solid stats this year. Raley-Ross is in league's top in assists (8th best: 4.0apg) and averages impressive 60.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old Aivaras Kiausas (199-F-80) of Sakalai. Kiausas had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Sakalai to edge slightly higher-ranked Valmiera (#3, 3-3) 61-55. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Sakalai consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Sakalai managed to get this Top 16. Kiausas is well-known at Sakalai and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu (#3). Raadik scored 16 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Parnu, leading his team to a 101-75 easy win against #4 ranked Lietkabelis. Parnu can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Raadik he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Raadik has individually a great season in Baltic League. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.4ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 10.8rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo - 20 points and 11 rebounds
5. Vaidotas Volkus (202-F-85) of Lietkabelis - 27 points and 8 rebounds
6. Gintaras Kadziulis (192-G-80) of Rudupis - 22 points and 6 assists
7. Nerijus Varnelis (201-F-78) of Juventus - 20 points and 13 rebounds
8. Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jamar Diggs (187-G-88) of Barons kvartals - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Rannar Raap (188-G/F-92) of Parnu - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 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)   




Kristaps
Valters
Valmiera adds Valters to their roster - 1 day ago
Defending champion Valmiera/ORDO (LBL) added to their roster experienced 36-year old Latvian ex-international guard Kristaps Valters (190-78kg-81). He has played for the last two seasons at Turk Telekom in Turkish BSL league. In 6 games he recorded 4.2ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.2apg last season. Valters also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.0apg. The previous (14-15) season he played at Barons Riga. In 8 LBL games he had 12.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.5apg. Valters a...   [read more]

Stefan
Knezevic
TLU/Kalev tabs Stefan Knezevic, ex Jedinstvo - 8 days ago
Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Alexela KML) inked 28-year old Montenegrin center Stefan Knezevic (204-89). He started the season at Jedinstvo in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Knezevic has played there for the last three years. In 14 Erste Liga games he recorded 12.6ppg and 7.2rpg this season. The last season he played also at Jedinstvo (also in Erste Liga) where in 22 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 3.2rpg. Knezevic has played previously professionally also in Bosnia (Leotar) and Montenegro (KK ABS Primo...   [read more]

Tyler Larson
Results and Stats from Round 1 of 1/8 Finals - 12 days ago
TTU - Kalev/Cramo 63-101 Kalev/Cramo fired past TTU in the eighth-finals opener. The game without a history. Kalev/Cramo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kalev/Cramo outrebounded TTU 42-28 including a 34-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by TTU's players. Guard Rain Veideman (192-91) stepped up and scored 21 points and 4 assists for t...   [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. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. TU/Rock 0-0 
 3. Vytautas 0-0 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trevin PARKS
  Barsy Atyrau
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Parks, Barsy Atyrau21.3 
 2. Baker, Tarvas20.3 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU19.7 
 4. Volkus, Parnu17.9 
 5. van der Mars, Rap.16.9 
 6. McMullan, Liepaja/.16.2 
 7. Petrileviciu., Nevez.15.3 
 8. Berzins, Valmiera15.1 
 9. Olmre, TTU15.1 
 10. Pitts, Valmiera14.8 
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.10.3 
 3. Selakovs, Jekabpils9.0 
 4. Baker, Tarvas8.8 
 5. Kirves, Parnu8.7 
 6. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils8.4 
 7. Jonats, Valmiera7.9 
 8. Montgomery, Liepaja/.7.6 
 9. Jarvelainen, TTU7.5 
 10. Rozitis, Liepaja/.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  Nevezis
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Prostran, Nevezis8.7 
 2. Griffin, Liepaja/.7.0 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.8 
 4. Low, P.Zvaigzdes5.8 
 5. Post, Tarvas5.7 
 6. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.5 
 7. McMullan, Liepaja/.5.3 
 8. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.2 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera4.7 
 10. Babkauskas, P.Zvaigz.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.2.3 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.3 
 3. Parks, Barsy Atyrau2.1 
 4. Baker, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Olmre, TTU2.0 
 6. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.9 
 7. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 8. Kirves, Parnu1.7 
 9. Kabin, Parnu1.7 
 10. Zebergs, BK Ogre1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Barons Riga
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Rozitis, Barons Riga3.5 
 2. Balashov, P.Zvaigz.1.1 
 3. Jois, TU/Rock1.0 
 4. Agafonov, P.Zvaigz.1.0 
 5. Engstrom, Nevezis1.0 
 6. van der Mars, Rap.0.9 
 7. Selakovs, Jekabpils0.9 
 8. Dargais, Barons R.0.8 
 9. Rozitis, Jurmala0.8 
 10. Blaus, Valmiera0.8 
Player of the Week

 Joonas Jarvelainen
  TTU
  ( 202-F-90 )
  
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