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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 11-2 
 2. Beroe 9-3 
 3. Akademik PL 8-4 
 4. Balkan 7-5 
 5. Spartak Pleven 6-6 
 6. Rilski 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-9 
 9. Levski 2-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
Division Standings
East
 1. UE Varna 12-0 
 2. Shumen 8-4 
 3. Cherno More 2 8-4 
 4. Dolphin 6-6 
 5. Chernomorets 3-9 
 6. Dunav 2016 2-9 
 7. Akademik Varna 2-10 
West
 1. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 2. Chavdar 7-3 
 3. Vidabasket 6-4 
 4. Akademik Sofia 5-5 
 5. Rilski 2 5-5 
 6. CSKA 0-10 
Full Standings
Last:1/15/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 4-0 
 2 Gaziantep 3-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-3 
 4 Targu Mures 0-4 
Group L
 1 Antwerp 3-1 
 2 Demir IBB 3-1 
 3 Gravelines 1-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-3 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 2 Vytautas 3-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-3 
 4 Apoel 1-3 
Group N
 1 Kormend 3-1 
 2 Nanterre 3-1 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 1-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-3 
Group O
 1 Alba 3-1 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-2 
 3 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 2-2 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-3 
Group P
 1 Enisey 3-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-1 
 3 Groningen 2-2 
 4 Benfica 0-4 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/12/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 6-2 
 2 Beroe 5-3 
 3 Teodo Tivat 4-4 
 4 Bashkimi 4-4 
 5 Kozuv 3-5 
 6 Sigal Prishtina 2-6 
Group B
 1 Peja 5-3 
 2 Sutjeska 5-3 
 3 Feni Industries 5-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 3-5 
 5 SK Tirana 3-5 
 6 Trepca 3-5 
Last:1/12/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski29.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski20.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol17.9 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol16.9 
 8. Gibson, Beroe16.3 
 9. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Semple, Akademik.11.8 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.4 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 2. Hott, Balkan6.0 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 6. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.8 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.5 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.3 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.1 
 3. Parker, Rilski2.0 
 4. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Gibson, Beroe1.9 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.8 
 9. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.6 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.2 
 4. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 7. Veselinov, Levski1.0 
 8. Daniels, Balkan0.8 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 10. Lekov, Levski0.7 
Player of the Week

 Jordan Semple
  Akademik PL
  (201-F-98)
  
Poll

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Next Round Schedule

Round 15 (Regular Season)

Balkan 88% Jan.21 Levski
Akademik PL 86% Jan.21 Yambol
Lukoil Acad 78% Jan.21 Spart.Pleven
Rilski Jan.21 Beroe 57%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 95% Jan.18 Targu Mures
Chalon 91% Jan.18 Sodertalje
Group L
Demir IBB 88% Jan.18 Prievidza
Gravelines Jan.18 Antwerp 80%
Group M
Vytautas 78% Jan.18 Apoel
Telekom Bsk 85% Jan.18 Oberwart
Group N
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.18 Kormend 85%
Nanterre 86% Jan.18 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice Jan.18 Alba 75%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 52% Jan.18 UBT Cluj Na
Group P
Lukoil Acad 52% Jan.18 Enisey
Groningen 93% Jan.17 Benfica
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

Group A
Sigal Prisht Jan.17 Bashkimi 66%
Beroe 58% Jan.17 Teodo Tivat
Kozuv Jan.17 Kumanovo 66%
Group B
Peja 61% Jan.18 Trepca
Feni Industr 57% Jan.18 Sutjeska
SK Tirana Jan.18 Karpos Sokol 56%
Varbanov's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Nov 11, 2012


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27-year old center Nikolay Varbanov (210-C-85, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Levski Sofia and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Spartak Pleven (#9, 1-3) with 46-point margin 98-52. Levski Sofia is placed at 2nd position in Bulgarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Levski Sofia will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Varbanov as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Varbanov has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 6.8rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 68.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of Rilski Sportist. He is Serbian guard in his 2nd season at Rilski Sportist. In the last game Mirkovic recorded impressive 18 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Rilski Sportist to another comfortable win 87-74 over U20 (#10, 0-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Rilski Sportist to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Mirkovic is well-known at Rilski Sportist and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Aleks Simeonov (200-F-93) of U20 (#10). Simeonov scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Simeonov's great performance U20 lost 74-87 to the higher-ranked Rilski Sportist (#5, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. U20 can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 4 games. Too bad for Simeonov he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Simeonov has individually a great season in Bulgaria. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets - 15 points and 13 rebounds
5. Tencho Tenchev (202-F-93) of U20 - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Martin Durchev (204-SF-87) of Tundja Yambol - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ivan Lilov (196-SG-88) of Balkan - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Brandon Heath (193-G-84) of Lukoil Academik - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Dimitar Anguelov (203-SF-79) of Levski Sofia - 13 points and 9 rebounds
10. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85) of Lukoil Academik - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 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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