#1. This week's number one is an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Gescrap BB (12-8) in their last game. Despite Hervelle's very good performance Gescrap BB was badly defeated 94-74 at home by the leading Real Madrid.
He was the top scorer with 21 points. Hervelle also added 5 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court.
This year Hervelle averages: 8.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 60.5%(72-119), 3FGP: 18.2% and FT: 82.4% in the 20 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jonathan Tabu (190-85, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. Tabu was not able to help Cantu (12-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Cantu was defeated 65-60 on their home court in Cantu by the lower-ranked Lottomatica Roma (#5).
Tabu recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 8 assists.
Tabu has relatively good stats this season: 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 48.5%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 87.1%.
He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.
#3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain). Van Rossom was not able to secure a victory for CAI Zaragoza (11-9) in their game against Asefa Estudiantes (11-9) in the Spanish ACB. Despite his good performance in Sunday night's game He scored 11 points and added 6 passes.
Van Rossom's overall stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.6%(34-59), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 86.2%.
He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.
#4. Center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland) contributed to Polpharma's victory against the closely-ranked Kotwica (5-14) 68-58 in the Polish TBL last Monday.
Lichodzijewski scored 9 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 29 minutes.
SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd. (8-11) is placed eighth in the TBL.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Lichodzijewski's first season with the team.
This year his overall stats are: 8.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.1apg in the 14 games.
Lichodzijewski has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Polish.
He used to play for the Belgian national team
back in 2008.
#5. Former U20 international swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-21) in their game against London Lions (8-14) in the British BBL. Despite his very good performance last Friday Hulsen was the second best scorer with 18 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
This season Hulsen has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.2apg.
He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team
four years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Belgian passport but never been selected to any of Belgian national teams:
#1.Tyler Haws (196-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) led BYU to an easy victory against the Santa Clara University (5-4) 96-79 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
Haws scored 24 points and added 5 passes in 35 minutes.
The Brigham Young University has quite an impressive 8-2 conference record this season.
It was BYU's third consecutive victory in a row.
It's Haws' fourth year with the team.
This season he has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg in the 18 games he played so far.
#2.Ronrico White (190-PG-92, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Chattanooga (3-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite White's very good performance the Chattanooga (#6) was defeated 77-69 on the road by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
He scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
White's total stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.1apg.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely White has never played in Belgium.
#3.Ruphin Tshiabu Kayembe (200-F-92, currently plays in Slovenia) was not able to help Maribor Messer (10-4) in their game against Tajfun (9-5) in the Slovenian Telemach League.
He scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes.
Maribor Messer lost 57-67 at home to the lower-ranked (#4) Tajfun.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Tshiabu Kayembe's total stats are: 3.6ppg and 3.0rpg in the five games.
He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian.
#4. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Fileni BPA Jesi's victory against the ninth-ranked Tezenis VE (8-8) 71-64 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night.
Hoover scored 8 points in 25 minutes.
Fileni BPA Jesi (6-10) is placed second from the bottom (#14) in the Lega2.
It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses.
Hoover has reliable stats this year: 12.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.0apg and 2.0spg in the 16 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.
BC Oostende wins first leg semifinal FIBA Europe Cup - 18 hours ago
The first game of the semifinals of the FIBA Europe Cup at the Versluys Dome brought a 85-80 victory for BC Oostende vs Elan Chalon. Halftime it was 44-39. Rasko Katic (23 points, 7 rebounds), DJ Newbill (12 points), Khalid Boukichou (12 points), and Corey Walden (13 points) piloted Oostende in the fourth quarter to 71-57. Elan Chalon responded through a strong Cameron Clark (28 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists) and John Roberson (18 points, 5 assists) in the final minutes to a defeat with j... [read more]
The first game of the semifinals of the FIBA Europe Cup at the Versluys Dome brought a 85-80 victory for BC Oostende vs Elan Chalon. Halftime it was 44-39. Rasko Katic (23 points, 7 rebounds), DJ Newbill (12 points), Khalid Boukichou (12 points), and Corey Walden (13 points) piloted Oostende in the fourth quarter to 71-57. Elan Chalon responded through a strong Cameron Clark (28 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists) and John Roberson (18 points, 5 assists) in the final minutes to a defeat with just 5 points. Next week, Wednesday, April 5, is the return at Chalon. Telenet Oostende-Elan Chalon 85-80 Telenet Oostende: Walden 13, Gillet 9, Salumu 11, Katic 23, Boukichou 12, Djordjevic 2, Kuridza 0, Kesteloot 3, Newbill 12 Elan Chalon: Loum 10, Harris 3, Pitard 2, Bouteille 10, Fall 6, Roberson 18, Faye 0, Clark 28, N'Zeulie 3 Quarters: 23-18, 22-21, 24-18, 17-23
26-year old small forward Amaury Marion (199-91) left Soba Antwerpen (Top Division I). In 22 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg this season. Marion played there also last season where in 14 Top Division I games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.2ppg and recorded 4.4rpg and 1.3apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian Top Division I Honorable Mention. Marion's team made it to the Belgian Cup final in 2015. He re... [read more]
26-year old small forward Amaury Marion (199-91) left Soba Antwerpen (Top Division I). In 22 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg this season. Marion played there also last season where in 14 Top Division I games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 16.2ppg and recorded 4.4rpg and 1.3apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian Top Division I Honorable Mention. Marion's team made it to the Belgian Cup final in 2015. He represented Belgium at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 0.7ppg, 1.7rpg. Marion has played previously for five other teams: Kangoeroes, CEP Fleurus, Liege Basket, Atomia and CEP Fleurus B.
Maesen's 19 points and 6 assists give him Top Division I Player of the Week award - 2 days ago
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27-year old forward Bart Maesen (198-F-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Houthalen and receives a Eurobasket.com Top Division I Player of the Week award for round 25. He had the game-high 19 points adding six rebounds and six assists for Houthalen in his team's victory, helping them to beat Giants B (#8, 11-15) 72-62. Houthalen maintains the 5th position in Belgian Top Division I. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hout... [read more]
27-year old forward Bart Maesen (198-F-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Houthalen and receives a Eurobasket.com Top Division I Player of the Week award for round 25. He had the game-high 19 points adding six rebounds and six assists for Houthalen in his team's victory, helping them to beat Giants B (#8, 11-15) 72-62. Houthalen maintains the 5th position in Belgian Top Division I. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Houthalen will need more victories to improve their 15-10 record. In the team's last game Maesen had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Houthalen, through which he has constantly improved. Maesen has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.7ppg), assists (7th best: 3.4apg) and averages solid 60.2% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Francois Lhoest (196-F/C-85) of Ninane. He is former international forward in his 9th season at Ninane. In the last game Lhoest recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Ninane lost that game 82-99 to slightly higher-ranked Giants B (#8, 11-15). Ninane managed to keep the same 9th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-14 record. Lhoest is one of the most experienced players at Ninane and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 13.7rpg and 3.6apg.
Third place about best performers goes to center Pieter De Cock (198-C-93) of Ekeren (#13). De Cock scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite De Cock's great performance Ekeren lost 84-92 to the higher-ranked Royal Brussels (#7, 11-13). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Ekeren can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 6-17 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for De Cock he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. De Cock has a very solid season. In 22 games in Belgium he scored 11.7ppg. He also has 5.5rpg and FGP: 54.0%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Alexander Schepens (191-G/F-93) of Ieper - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Bert Van Den Broek (201-C-92) of Giants B - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Gilles Dierickx (213-C-92) of Ieper - 25 points and 15 rebounds 7. Justin Kohajda (203-C-96) of Gistel Oostende - 19 points and 7 rebounds 8. Estime Vangu (198-C-88) of Royal Brussels - 16 points and 9 rebounds 9. Lars De Lepeleire (175-PG-91) of Waregem - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Sam Hemeleers (180-G-95) of Gistel Oostende - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 12 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)
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