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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
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Zach Auguste claims Basketball Champions League weekly honour - Jan 5, 2017


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Zach Auguste
Greek-American Zach Auguste (208-C-93, agency: Pensack Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Usak and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 23-year old center had a double-double of 31 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team crushed Rosa Radom (#7, 3-8) with 20-point margin 96-76. Usak is placed at 6th position in their group in Basketball Champions League group C. Usak is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-7 record. Auguste turned to be Usak's top player in his first season with the team. University of Notre Dame graduate has very impressive stats this year. Auguste is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 63.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Javon McCrea (201-F-92) of Maccabi Rishon. McCrea impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he led Maccabi Rishon to another comfortable win 79-61 over slightly higher-ranked Umana VE (#3, 7-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Maccabi Rishon to move up to 5th position in group B. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-6 record. McCrea is a newcomer at Maccabi Rishon 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 Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91) of CEZ Nymburk (#3). Sant-Roos showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of CEZ Nymburk, leading his team to an 87-72 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Fraport SKY (#5, 4-7). CEZ Nymburk needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group A. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 3 lost games. Sant-Roos has a very solid season. In 10 games in Basketball Champions League he scored 14.4ppg. He also has 6.4rpg, 3.2apg and 2.8spg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. DaJuan Summers (203-F-88) of Pinar Karsiyaka - 23 points and 11 rebounds
5. Sean Denison (210-C-85) of Oradea - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Vince Hunter (203-PF-94) of Avtodor - 22 points and 6 rebounds
7. Dominique Johnson (192-SG-87) of Openjobmetis V. - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) of Banvit BK - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 14 assists
9. Aleksandar Marelja (207-F/C-92) of Mega Leks - 17 points and 4 rebounds
10. Volodymyr Koniev (203-F-89) of Khimik - 19 points, 12 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)   




Emanuel
Ubilla
Emanuel Ubilla (ex ZTE KK) joins Ventspils - 1 day ago
BK Ventspils (LBL) agreed terms with 31-year old American (has also Puerto Rican passport) point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side). He played last season at Zalakeramia-ZTE KK in Hungarian A Division. In 45 games he had very impressive stats: 17.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 8.1apg (leader !!!) and 1.3spg. Ubilla helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 1st Team, All-Imports Team and t...   [read more]

Jonte
Flowers
Juventus tab Jonte Flowers, ex BC Timisoara - 2 days ago
Juventus-LKSK Utenos (LKL) inked 32-year old American swingman Jonte Flowers (196-89kg-85, college: Winona State). He played most recently at BC Timisoara in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 13 games he averaged 11.2ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season. The previous (15-16) season Flowers played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna in Italian Serie A where in 27 games he had 14.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Among other achievements Flowers received Eur...   [read more]

Demetris
Morant
Eurobasket Summer League MVP Demetris Morant signs at Aris - 3 days ago
Aris Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Demetris Morant (206-95kg-92, college: FGCU, agency: Mansfield and Associates). He played in the summer at Golden State in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. In ESL games he recorded 10.5ppg and 7.9rpg. Morant just graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University and it will be his first season in pro basketb...   [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 Athens 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 ZG 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick MINNERATH
  Avtodor
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Minnerath, Avtodor20.3 
 2. Smith, Khimik17.6 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken17.3 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK16.2 
 5. Mullings, Kataja B.15.5 
 6. Brown, Pinar K.15.5 
 7. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.4 
 8. Cummings, Aris15.2 
 9. Vojvoda, Szolnok15.1 
 10. Baron, Neptunas14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.7 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks9.8 
 3. Stimac, Besiktas9.5 
 4. Auguste, Usak8.8 
 5. Anosike, Openjobm.8.5 
 6. Fesenko, Scandone.8.1 
 7. Ellis, Mornar Bar7.7 
 8. Petrov, Khimik7.4 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Mullings, Kataja B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.9 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona6.8 
 4. Frazier, Avtodor6.5 
 5. Kramer, EWE B.6.2 
 6. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 7. Mirkovic, Oradea5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.4 
 9. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 10. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.3.3 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.5 
 3. McKissic, Usak2.4 
 4. Robertson, Fraport .2.4 
 5. Wright, Monaco2.2 
 6. Akoon-P., Bakken2.2 
 7. Harrison, Usak2.1 
 8. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
 9. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 10. Green, Pinar K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.7 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus2.3 
 3. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 4. Simpson, CEZ N.1.5 
 5. Kulig, Banvit BK1.4 
 6. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.4 
 7. Cusin, Scandone AV1.3 
 8. Denison, Oradea1.3 
 9. Niang, Iberosta.1.2 
 10. Kaba, Mega Leks1.2 
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