Center Denis Vrsaljko (212-C-82) had a great game in the last round for Jolly, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14. The 30-year old player had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Krizevci (#8, 5-9) with 25-point margin 93-68. Jolly maintains the 4th position in Croatian A1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Jolly will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. Vrsaljko just recently signed at Jolly, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Denis Vrsaljko averages just after three games 11.0ppg.
The second best player in last round's games was young Antonio Vlaic (204-C-91) of Zabok. Vlaic had a very good evening with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Zabok was edged by slightly lower-ranked Osjecki Sokol (#9, 4-10) 86-82. This loss caused Zabok to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Vlaic is a newcomer at Zabok and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.
Third on the list of top players last round was center Matija Poscic (204-C-85) of league's top team KK Zagreb. Poscic scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of KK Zagreb, leading his team to a 85-75 win against #3 ranked Alkar Sinj in a game of the week. KK Zagreb confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 3 lost games. Poscic has a great season in Croatia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.2rpg (6th best). Poscic attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Ivica Radic (208-F-90) of Kvarner 2010 - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Jure Skific (202-F/C-88) of Kvarner 2010 - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Veljko Budimir (199-G/F-85) of Osjecki Sokol - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Dino Rados (F-91) of Osjecki Sokol - 26 points and 3 rebounds 8. Luka Petkovic (190-G-88) of Jolly - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 9. Ronald Ross (188-G-83) of Jolly - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Marin Zrnic (200-F-88) of Krizevci - 20 points and 3 rebounds
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)
s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (BBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Croatian ex-international forward Kresimir Loncar (210-105kg-83, agency: Alti Sport). He played last season at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 34 games he had 8.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the cup. Loncar also played 18 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.5ppg and 2.8rpg. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Germany [read more]
s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (BBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Croatian ex-international forward Kresimir Loncar (210-105kg-83, agency: Alti Sport). He played last season at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 34 games he had 8.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the cup. Loncar also played 18 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.5ppg and 2.8rpg.
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]
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