Talented Luka Babic (200-F-91) had a great game in the last round for KK Split and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14 (Second Stage). The 20-year old forward had the game-high 24 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for KK Split in his team's victory, helping them to beat Svjetlost (#6, 3-11) 84-77. KK Split advanced to Playoff Semifinals as No.3 (10-4 record). Luka Babic averages this season 9.4ppg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old Bosnia and Herzegovina center Teo Simovic (205-C-84, agency: Interperformances) of Kvarner 2010 (PLAY-OUT). Simovic impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Kvarner 2010 to another comfortable win 87-72 over slightly lower-ranked Dubrovnik (#-3, 8-12) being unquestionably team leader. Kvarner 2010 ended as No.3 in Play-Out Group with 11-9 record. Simovic is a newcomer at Kvarner 2010 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 15.3ppg (#7). He also registered 6.8 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) of Svjetlost (#6). Stimac got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. Despite Stimac's great performance Svjetlost lost 77-84 to the higher-ranked KK Split (#3, 10-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Svjetlost finished as No.6 in the league with 3-11 score. Stimac has individually a great season in Croatia. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.7ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 7.0rpg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Antonio Bicvic (199-F-82) of Darda - 27 points and 4 rebounds 5. Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) of KK Split - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists 6. Mario Pesut (G-90) of Borik - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Ante Delas (201-G/F-88) of Zadar - 21 points and 3 rebounds 8. Marino Sarlija (207-F/C-89) of Borik - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Dalibor Bagaric (217-C-80) of Cedevita - 17 points and 6 rebounds 10. Marijan Cakarun (90) of Borik - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
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)
Bohemilk Turi Svitlavy (NBL) agreed terms with 24-year old Croatian forward Jere Vucica (206-93kg-92, agency: Court Side). He just graduated from Miami University, Ohio (NCAA). In 8 games he had 5.1ppg and 2.6rpg last season [read more]
Bohemilk Turi Svitlavy (NBL) agreed terms with 24-year old Croatian forward Jere Vucica (206-93kg-92, agency: Court Side). He just graduated from Miami University, Ohio (NCAA). In 8 games he had 5.1ppg and 2.6rpg last season. The previous (14-15) season Vucica played at North Alabama in Gulf South Conference in the NCAA2. In only one game he recorded 9 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. He also played 16 games in MAC where he recorded 12.1ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.6apg. As mentioned above Vucica is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. His college team won GSC Tournament in 2014. Vucica represented Croatia at the European Championships U20 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) four years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 2.3ppg.
The roster is set; 12 players have earned their place on Croatia's national team for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, taking place July 4 to July 9 in Torino, Italy. Named to Team Croatia are: Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SF-89) of Brooklyn Nets, Mario Hezonja (202-G/F-95) of Orlando Magic, Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) of Cantu, Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) of EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Luka Babic (201-SF-91) of Cedevita, Rok Stipcevic (185-PG-86) of Banco di Sardegna Sassari, Filip Kruslin (198... [read more]
BK Iskra Svit (SBL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian forward Sasa Jankovic (204-94kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Svit as he played here before. Jankovic played last season at Esprit Kosice in Slovakian SBL league. In 30 games he had 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Jankovic also played at Inter Bratislava that season. In 11 SBL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded just... [read more]
BK Iskra Svit (SBL) agreed terms with 32-year old Croatian forward Sasa Jankovic (204-94kg-84). It is actually his comeback to Svit as he played here before. Jankovic played last season at Esprit Kosice in Slovakian SBL league. In 30 games he had 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Jankovic also played at Inter Bratislava that season. In 11 SBL games he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 3 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded just 2.0ppg. The previous (14-15) season Jankovic played at Rieker. In 49 SBL games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg in 2014-15 season. He contributed to his team winning the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the cup final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game. In 13-14 season Jankovic played at Iskra Svit. In 44 SBL games he recorded 11.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.0spg in 2013-14 season. He contributed to his team winning the cup. In 12-13 season Jankovic played at SKP Banska Bystrica (Extraliga). In 33 games he recorded 10.0ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.1apg in 2012-13 season. In 11-12 season he played at KK Zabok (A1) in Croatian league. In 33 games he recorded 6.8ppg and 2.8rpg in 2011-12 season. Jankovic has played also professionally in Croatia (Kvarner, Kvarner II Rijeka and Kvarner Resort Novi Rijeka), Czech Republic (Levice) and Slovakia (Nitra and Dolny Kubin).
Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.