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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
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Shelton, Rilski21.1 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.5 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 4. Petkov, Yambol18.0 
 5. Smith, Akademik PL18.0 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.4 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan17.1 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.3 
 9. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.2 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.5 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.2 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.5 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.4 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.2 
 8. Bruinsma, Rilski7.8 
 9. Daniels, Balkan7.5 
 10. Jones, Beroe7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.7.0 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.5 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.0 
 6. Dudev, Spartak .4.9 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Bozov, Rilski4.4 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 3. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 8. Hott, Balkan1.6 
 9. Jones, Beroe1.6 
 10. Beane, Lukoil Acad.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.1 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 4. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 7. Savic, Spartak .0.8 
 8. Petkov, Yambol0.7 
 9. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
 10. Gudul, Beroe0.6 
Poll

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Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Yambol Apr.29 Lukoil Acad 82%
Cherno More Apr.29 Akademik PL 60%
Spart.Pleven 50% Apr.29 Beroe
Balkan 65% Apr.29 Rilski
Daniels' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Apr 16, 2017


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Travis
Daniels
24-year old forward Travis Daniels (202-F-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Balkan and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
He had a double-double of 18 points and 18 rebounds, while his team crushed Spartak Pleven (#6, 10-13) with 24-point margin 95-71. Balkan maintains the 5th position in Bulgarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Balkan will need more victories to improve their 13-10 record. In the team's last game Daniels had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Mississippi State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Daniels is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 7.7rpg) and averages solid 63.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Mihailo Sekulovic (206-C-91). He is Montenegrin center in his first season at Balkan. In the last game Sekulovic recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. Of course together with Daniels he helped Balkan with another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Spartak Pleven (#6, 10-13) 95-71. Balkan's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sekulovic is a newcomer at Balkan and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.9ppg (#7). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-PG-94) of Cherno More (#7). Karamfilov showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of Cherno More, leading his team to a 85-80 win against slightly lower-ranked Yambol (#8, 6-17). The chances of Cherno More not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Karamfilov could try to bring Cherno More's a little bit higher in the standings. Karamfilov has individually a great season in Bulgaria. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.1apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jordan Semple (201-F-92) of Akademik PL - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Venelin Hristov (198-G/F-95) of Cherno More - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Steve Zack (211-C-92) of Lukoil Acad. - 13 points and 6 rebounds
7. Nikola Djuric (201-C/F-91) of Cherno More - 16 points and 9 rebounds
8. Ventsislav Petkov (188-G-91) of Yambol - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Stanimir Marinov (192-G-91) of Balkan - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Danny Gibson (177-PG-84) of Lukoil Acad. - 17 points and 4 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)   




Filip
Videnov
Filip Videnov (ex Lukoil Acad.) agreed terms with Arak - 16 hours ago
Shahrdary Arak (Superleague) inked experienced 37-year old Bulgarian small forward Filip Videnov (196-97kg-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport). He started the season at Lukoil Academic Sofia in Bulgarian NBL league. Videnov managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 15 NBL games he recorded 8.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.0apg. Videnov helped them to win the Supercup. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.4apg. And finally Videnov contri...   [read more]

Pavel
Marinov
Pavel Marinov (ex Pitesti) agreed terms with Lille - 3 days ago
Lille Metropole Basket (ProB) inked 29-year old Bulgarian ex-international small forward Pavel Marinov (199-88, agency: Interperformances). He started the season at BCM U Pitesti in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 34 games he recorded 14.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 4.0apg this season. The last season Marinov played at CS Dinamo Bucuresti (also in Liga Nationala) where in 36 games he averaged 12.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.5apg. Among other achievements he won Bulgarian League championship title for two years in...   [read more]

Stanimir
Marinov
No Stanimir Marinov and Aaron Jones in first round of the playoffs - 3 days ago
Balkan is left without Stanimir Marinov (192-G-91, agency: Interperformances), and Lyubomir Minchev will not be able to use Aaron Jones for Beroe in the first match of the National Basketball League playoff. Both players had altercation at the last game from regular season which ended up with ejection from it. The Disciplinary Committee at NBL met and only confirmed the sanctions of both players. According to that both players were punished to miss one game from the playoffs and also wit...   [read more]


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Earl Rowland selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago  
Bulgarian NBL round 27 best performance: Jordan Semple - 3 days ago  
NBL Round 27: Rilski defeats Academik Plovdiv in the closest game of the week - 4 days ago  
Beroe is the new Balkan League champion - 10 days ago  
Dee Bost selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 10 days ago  
Daniels' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 12 days ago  
NBL Round 26: Beroe defeats Academik Plovdiv in the game between Top 4 teams - 13 days ago  
Division A Round 10 (Second Stage): Akademik Sofia clinch top position despite loss - 15 days ago  
UE Varna wins Cup of BFB - 16 days ago  
Beroe is one step closer to the Balkan League title - 16 days ago  
Alexander Vezenkov selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - 17 days ago  
Milovan Savic claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - 18 days ago  
NBL Round 25: Academik Plovdiv edges Spartak Pleven by one point - 19 days ago  
Fenerbahce Director visit Bulgaria to see young prospects - 22 days ago  
New coach for Cherno more, Natov resigned - 22 days ago  
Division A Round 9 (Second Stage): Levski 2014-2 hands first defeat to Akademik Sofia - 24 days ago  
Darius Adams' 35 points make him top Bulgarian player abroad of the week - 24 days ago  
Green Team celebrate a narrow win in All Star Game - 26 days ago  
Bulgarian League All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - 26 days ago  
Bulgarian NBL round 24 best performance: Stanimir Marinov - 26 days ago  
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