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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 20-4 
 2. Akademik PL 16-8 
 3. Beroe 15-9 
 4. Rilski 14-10 
 5. Balkan 14-10 
 6. Spartak Pleven 11-13 
 7. Cherno More 7-17 
 8. Yambol 7-17 
 9. Levski 4-20 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 8-2 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. UE Varna 7-3 
 4. Rilski 2 4-6 
 5. Chavdar 3-7 
 6. Vidabasket 1-9 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 8-2 
 2. Shumen 7-3 
 3. Dolphin 5-5 
 4. Dunav 2016 5-5 
 5. CSKA 4-6 
 6. Akademik Varna 1-9 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/13/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 5-1 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-4 
 4 Sutjeska 2-4 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 3 Peja 3-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Last:3/1/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 20
 1. Semple, Akademik.20.0 
 2. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 3. Shelton, Rilski19.5 
 4. Smith, Akademik PL18.2 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.5 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.2 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.8 
 8. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 9. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.0 
 2. Shelton, Rilski10.6 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.4 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.7 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.1 
 8. Bruinsma, Rilski8.1 
 9. Jones, Beroe7.9 
 10. Daniels, Balkan7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.8 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.5 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.4 
 5. Dudev, Spartak .5.3 
 6. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.3 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Marinov, Balkan4.5 
 9. Bozov, Rilski4.4 
 10. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.1 
 3. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 6. Jones, Beroe1.8 
 7. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 9. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.5 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 7. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 8. Savic, Spartak .0.7 
 9. Gudul, Beroe0.6 
 10. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  ( 201-F-92 )
  
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Game 2 (Finals)

3-4 Place
Cherno More 52% May.24 Rilski
FINAL
Lukoil Acad 68% May.24 Beroe
Bulgarian NBL round 18 best performance: Vasil Evtimov - Feb 12, 2012


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Naturalized French Vasil Evtimov (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Levski Sofia, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 34-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed Spartak Pleven (#7, 3-15) with 22-point margin 96-74. Levski Sofia maintains the 2nd position in French NBL. They are still close to the very top. Levski Sofia would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 15-3 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Evtimov as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Former University of North Carolina star has very solid stats this year. Evtimov leads league in rebounds with 11.1rpg. Evtimov is in league's top in and averages impressive 55.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old Croatian Bruno Sundov (221-C-80, agency: Alti Sport) of league's leader Lukoil Academik. Sundov had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Lukoil Academik cruised to a 96-89 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Cherno More (#5, 9-9). Of course Lukoil Academik still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 17-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Sundov is a newcomer at Lukoil Academik, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center John Ofoegbu (206-C-84) of Tundja Yambol (#4). Ofoegbu scored 19 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Tundja Yambol, leading his team to a 95-79 easy win against the lower-ranked Chernomorets (#8, 2-16). Tundja Yambol needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 8 lost games. Ofoegbu has a great season in Bulgaria. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.9ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 8.9rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dimitar Marintchechki (201-F/C-90) of Balkan - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81) of Levski Sofia - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Martin Durchev (200-G-87) of Tundja Yambol - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Aleksandar Yanev (203-F-90) of Cherno More - 25 points and 6 rebounds
8. Brandon Heath (193-G-84) of Lukoil Academik - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Georgi Davidov (205-F/C-76) of Cherno More - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of Tundja Yambol - 7 points and 7 rebounds

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)   




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NBL Round 1 of Finals. Lukoil open final series with victory - 1 day ago
Group 3-4 Place Rilski - Cherno More 102-82 Rilski made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Rilski outrebounded Cherno More 44-21 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) fired a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Evan Bruinsma (202-92, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Ince...   [read more]

Dee Bost
Dee Bost selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Bulgarians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international point guard Dee Bost (188-89, agency: BeoBasket). He could not help Monaco (30-4) in their last game. Despite Bost's good performance the league leader Monaco was edged 72-69 at home by the much lower-ranked (#8) ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket.    [read more]

Travis
Daniels
Leones de Santo Domingo lands Travis Daniels, ex Balkan - 3 days ago
Defending champion Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB) tabbed 25-year old American forward Travis Daniels (202-98kg-92, college: Mississippi State). He moved there from Balkan in Bulgarian NBL league where he started the season. In 23 games he averaged 11.6ppg and 7.3rpg this season. Daniels helped them to make it to the Bulgarian Cup Semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Bulgarian League All-Star Game. He also played that season for Phoenix Galati in Roma...   [read more]


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NBL Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Lukoil Academik join Beroe in title series - 6 days ago  
Dee Bost's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bulgarians playing currently abroad: - 8 days ago  
NBL Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Lukoil force decider against Rilski - 10 days ago  
NBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Beroe advance into Finals - 12 days ago  
NBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Lukoil and Beroe record victories - 15 days ago  
NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Rilski and Beroe record wins - 17 days ago  
NBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Rilski, Beroe and Cherno More reach semifinals - 21 days ago  
NBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Lukoil advance into semifinal stage - 24 days ago  
Overview of NBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - 26 days ago  
Filip Videnov (ex Lukoil Acad.) agreed terms with Arak - 27 days ago  
Pavel Marinov (ex Pitesti) agreed terms with Lille - 29 days ago  
No Stanimir Marinov and Aaron Jones in first round of the playoffs - 29 days ago  
Earl Rowland selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 29 days ago  
Bulgarian NBL round 27 best performance: Jordan Semple - 29 days ago  
NBL Round 27: Rilski defeats Academik Plovdiv in the closest game of the week - 30 days ago  
Beroe is the new Balkan League champion - 1 month ago  
Daniels' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
NBL Round 26: Beroe defeats Academik Plovdiv in the game between Top 4 teams - 1 month ago  
Division A Round 10 (Second Stage): Akademik Sofia clinch top position despite loss - 1 month ago  
UE Varna wins Cup of BFB - 1 month ago  
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