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Jordan Theodore claims Basketball Champions League weekly honour - Jan 26, 2017


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Theodore
American Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Banvit BK and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 27-year old playmaker got a double-double of 16 points and twelve assists, while his team crushed Bakken (#8, 1-13) with 24-point margin 92-68. Banvit BK maintains the 2nd position in their group in Basketball Champions League group A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Banvit BK will need more victories to improve their 11-3 record. In the team's last game Theodore had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Banvit BK's top player in his first season with the team. Seton Hall University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Theodore is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.2ppg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) of Kataja Basket. Mullings impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Kataja Basket lost that game 73-83 to the higher-ranked Pinar Karsiyaka (#2, 9-5). This loss caused Kataja Basket to drop to 7th position in group B. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Mullings is a newcomer at Kataja Basket and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.5ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 7.3rpg and 3.6apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Scottie Reynolds (188-PG-87) of Cibona (#6). Reynolds showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, five rebounds and eleven assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Reynolds' great performance Cibona lost 71-77 to slightly higher-ranked Oostende (#5, 6-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Cibona not to end season at such low position in group D, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Reynolds could try to bring Cibona's a little bit higher in the standings. Reynolds has individually a great season in Basketball Champions League. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.8apg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 54.5% and 3PT: 44.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-C-94) of Strasbourg - 16 points and 10 rebounds
6. Milos Borisov (201-G/F-85) of Szolnok - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kyrylo Fesenko (216-C-86) of Scandone AV - 14 points and 12 rebounds
8. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84) of Stelmet ZG - 19 points and 10 rebounds
9. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) of Oostende - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Rolands Freimanis (208-PF-88) of Usak - 23 points and 10 rebounds

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)   




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Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 29-year old American shooting guard Jon Diebler (198-93kg-88, college: Ohio State, agency: BeoBasket). He is not a newcomer in Turkish League as he played last season at Galatasaray (BSL). In 22 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. Diebler helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 6.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg. The previous (15-16) season Diebler played at Anad...   [read more]

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Markovic
CB Canarias hire coach Markovic - 4 days ago
Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) hired 49-year old Bosnian coach Nenad Markovic. He coached last season at Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkish BSL league. He helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. The previous (15-16) season Markovic coached at Trabzonspor (also in BSL). The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the League Semifinals in 2015. Markovic was selected to Greek League All-Star Game back in 2010. He used to coach Bosni...   [read more]
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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
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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