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Round 4 (Qualifying Round)

Lukoil Acad 50% Sep.26 Benfica
Kataja Bsk 50% Sep.26 Joventut
N.Novgorod 50% Sep.26 Antwerp
UBT Cluj Na 50% Sep.26 Ludwigsburg
Budivelnyk 50% Sep.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Bakken 50% Sep.26 Groningen
Alba 50% Sep.26 Kalev/Cramo
Mornar Bar 50% Sep.26 Avtodor
Nick Minnerath claims Basketball Champions League weekly honour - Nov 17, 2016

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American Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for Avtodor and that's him to receive a Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 28-year old power forward had the game-high 39 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Avtodor in his team's victory, helping them to crush Maccabi Rishon (#5, 2-3) with 24-point margin 98-74. Avtodor is placed at 3rd position in their group in Basketball Champions League group B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Avtodor will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. In the team's last game Minnerath had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Avtodor's top player in his first season with the team. University of Detroit Mercy graduate has very impressive stats this year. Minnerath is league's best scorer averaging so far 23.4ppg. Minnerath is in league's top in and averages solid 64.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old Lithuania swingman Gediminas Orelik (199-G/F-90) of Banvit BK. Orelik impressed basketball fans with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Of course he led Banvit BK to another comfortable win 79-65 over Monaco (4-1) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group A. Monaco managed to tie with Banvit BK at the very top position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Orelik is a newcomer at Banvit BK 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 Canadian Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) of Kataja Basket (#6). Mullings showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. Despite Mullings' great performance Kataja Basket lost 68-92 to the higher-ranked Umana VE (#2, 3-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Kataja Basket ranking at the top of group B, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Mullings could help Kataja Basket to bring them higher in the standings. Mullings has a very solid season. In 7 games in Basketball Champions League he scored 16.7ppg. He also has 7.4rpg, 3.7apg, 3.6spg and FGP: 57.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Yancy Gates (206-C/F-89) of Ironi Nahariya - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Darryl Watkins (211-C-84) of ASVEL - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-G-93) of Bakken - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Aaron Best (193-G-92) of Juventus - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Scottie Reynolds (188-PG-87) of Cibona - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Octavius Ellis (208-C-93) of Mornar Bar - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 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)   

Coty Clarke
Qualifying Round 2. Opening Leg - 22 minutes ago
Avtodor - Mornar Bar 88-70 Avtodor cruised past Mornar Bar in the opener. The game was mostly controlled by Avtodor. Mornar Bar managed to win third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Avtodor dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Mornar Bar's 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Mornar Bar's players. It was a great evening for Am...   [read more]

Jason Clark
Qualifying Round 1 Return Leg best performance: Jason Clark - 1 day ago
American Guard Jason Clark (188-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Antwerp, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 2 (Qualifying Round). The 27-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, four rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat BC Lulea 83-74. In the team's last game Clark had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It's his second year at Antwerp an...   [read more]

Review of Return Leg of Qualifying Round - 2 days ago
Antwerp - BC Lulea 83-74 Antwerp beat BC Lulea at home to sweep the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-14. But BC Lulea won second period 23-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Antwerp Giants looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by BC Lulea helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: George...   [read more]

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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Lukoil Acad.
  Avg: 26
 1. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.26.0 
 2. Zakharov, N.Nov.24.0 
 3. Vranjes, Mornar B.24.0 
 4. Jelovac, N.Novgorod23.0 
 5. Akoon-P., Bakken22.0 
 6. Rozzell, BC Lulea22.0 
 7. Oliver, Kapfenberg20.5 
 8. Berisha, Sigal P.20.5 
 9. McFadden, Karpos S.19.5 
 10. Joesaar, Kalev/Cr.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michel DIOUF
  Avg: 16
 1. Diouf, Bakken16.0 
 2. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.12.0 
 3. Lorant, Alba11.0 
 4. Anzuluni, BC Lulea10.5 
 5. Barker, Keravnos9.5 
 6. Kravish, Tsmoki-Minsk9.3 
 7. Drozdov, Budivelnyk9.0 
 8. Vanwijn, Antwerp9.0 
 9. Shepherd, Mornar B.9.0 
 10. Gacesa, Dinamo T.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sterling GIBBS
  Avg: 10
 1. Gibbs, N.Novgorod10.0 
 2. Fields, Budivelnyk9.0 
 3. Adamovic, Tsmoki-M.6.0 
 4. Sanders, Benfica5.7 
 5. Lee, Antwerp5.3 
 6. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo5.3 
 7. Raffa, Lukoil Acad.5.0 
 8. Clark, Antwerp5.0 
 9. Pitts, Kataja B.5.0 
 10. Barker, Keravnos5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darko JUKIC
  Avg: 4
 1. Jukic, Bakken4.0 
 2. Wesley, Lukoil Acad.3.0 
 3. Curry, Groningen2.7 
 4. Upshur, BC Lulea2.5 
 5. Robinson, Avtodor2.3 
 6. Berisha, Sigal P.2.0 
 7. Rados, Kapfenberg2.0 
 8. Darboe, Bakken2.0 
 9. Akoon-P., Bakken2.0 
 10. Johnson, Ludwigsb.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Dinamo T.
  Avg: 3
 1. Turpin, Dinamo T.3.0 
 2. Birgander, Joventut3.0 
 3. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.2.0 
 4. Shoshi, Sigal P.2.0 
 5. Sears, Ludwigsburg2.0 
 6. Barber, Benfica1.7 
 7. Rugova, Sigal P.1.5 
 8. Downs, Avtodor1.3 
 9. Domingo, Groningen1.3 
 10. Bristol, Budivelnyk1.0 
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