32-year old power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Bakken and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22. He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Aarhus BC (#9, 5-14) 74-65. Bakken maintains the 2nd position in Danish league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bakken will need more victories to improve their 15-4 record. It's Iversen's second year at Bakken and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Nicolai Iversen averages this season 16.6ppg and 7.4rpg.
Second best performed player last round was Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. He is American forward in his first season at Randers. In the last game Colas recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead Randers to another comfortable win 100-85 over the lower-ranked Aalborg (#10, 1-15) being unquestionably team leader. Randers' 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-10 record. Colas is a newcomer at Randers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.3ppg (#1). He also registered 14.8 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to Gregory Washington (208-C/F-84) of league's leader Svendborg. Washington scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Svendborg, leading his team to a 85-77 win against the lower-ranked Horsholm (#7, 5-12). Svendborg confirms their top position in the standings Washington has a great season in Denmark. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.3rpg (5th best). He also has 2.8bpg and FGP: 62.7%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists 5. Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Bojan Marinkovic (209-C-84) of Horsholm - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg - 30 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists 8. Randy Dezouvre (195-F/G-87) of Aarhus BC - 19 points and 10 rebounds 9. Anthony Jones (208-F-89) of Aalborg - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists 10. Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91) of Randers - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 6 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)
Ligaen Round 2 of Finals. Bakken Bears draw things level - 9 hours ago
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Horsens IC - Bakken 76-94 Bakken Bears bounced back from the opening loss and stormed past Horsens IC in Game 2 of the championship series. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-76. Bakken shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) scored 23 points an... [read more]
Bakken Bears bounced back from the opening loss and stormed past Horsens IC in Game 2 of the championship series. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-76. Bakken shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) scored 23 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American John Williamson (200-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 22 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Bakken's coach Jakob Freil used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Myles Mack (175-93, college: Rutgers) responded with 13 points and 5 assists and his fellow American import power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Horsens IC: W.Artino 16+6reb, D.Trist 14+4reb+3ast, M.Mack 13+4reb+5ast, G.Lundberg 13+3reb+4ast, L.Alexander 9+3reb+2ast, F.Rungby 7+7reb+1ast Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 23+8reb+3ast, J.Williamson 22+7reb, T.Laerke 17+6reb+4ast, A.Darboe 12+3reb+2ast, M.Gesell 7+3reb+6ast, M.Diouf 6+6reb+2ast
Shavon Shields selected the top Danish playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Danes who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international guard Shavon Shields (201-94). Heto an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Brescia in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Danes who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Italy). He led Dolomiti En. TR to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Brescia (12-16) crushing them 99-59 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game.
Shields recorded 12 points and added 4 passes in 23 minutes on the court.
Dolomiti Energia Trento (16-12) is placed fifth in the Serie A.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Shields averages: 10.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 57.1% in two games he played so far.
He played for the Danish senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Sweden). Plannthin could not help Norrkoping Dolphins (23-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Norrkoping Dolphins was edged 74-72 on the road by the lower-ranked Sodertalje Kings (#3).
Plannthin scored 15 points.
It's Plannthin's first season with the team.
His overall stats this year are: 6.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 41.4%, 3FGP: 41.3% and FT: 78.3%.
Plannthin played for the Danish national team in 2015.
#3. The Danish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Kevin Larsen (207-93, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Germany). He led Mitteldeutscher BC to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Kirchheim Knights (20-10) crushing them 94-69 in the German ProA (second division) on Sunday night.
Larsen scored 12 points in a mere 15 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (27-3) is placed first in the ProA.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Larsen's overall stats are: 3.8ppg, 3.5rpg and FT: 73.7% in 16 games.
He played for the Danish national team two years ago.
#4. An experienced guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola JC, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Hapoel Eilat to win against the closely-ranked Bnei Hasharon (16-12) 79-71 in the Israeli Winner League in Thursday night's game.
Colman recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Hapoel Eilat (18-10) is placed first in the Winner League.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Colman's total stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.2apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Danish and Israeli.
Colman used to play for the Danish national team
back in 2008.
#5. International guard Darko Jukic (199-90, agency: PEPI SPORT, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to Krka's victory against the third-ranked Zlatorog (4-4) 90-76 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM last Saturday.
He scored 5 points and added 3 passes in 15 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Krka Novo Mesto (7-1) is placed first.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial.
This year Jukic's total stats are: 7.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg in 15 games.
He plays currently for the Danish national team.
#6. Forward Jonathan Gilling (203-91, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Leche Rio Breogan's victory against the 15th-ranked Barca II (12-21) 93-82 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night.
Gilling scored only 4 points.
Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (23-10) is placed second in the LEB Gold.
His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important.
Gilling has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Danish National Team roster.
#7. International guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Viola RC (0-0) in their game against Legnano (19-11) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division).
Voskuil scored 6 points in 33 minutes.
The tenth-placed Viola RC lost 65-77 in Castellanza to the much higher-ranked (#3) Legnano in the West group.
Voskuil has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg in 12 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Voskuil is also Danish national team player.
He used to play for Horsens IC in Danish league.
#8. Center Jonas Bergstedt (210-91, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to secure a victory for Massagno (8-16) in their game against Boncourt (9-15) in the Swiss LNA.
Bergstedt scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Massagno (#4) was defeated 90-75 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Boncourt (#3) in the Places 7-11 group.
The Second Stage already ended.
This season Bergstedt has relatively solid stats: 14.7ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.6apg.
He plays currently for the Danish national team.
#9. Former U18 international swingman Mads Sturup (195-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Fontedoso Carrefour (17-13) in their game against L'Hospitalet (10-20) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Sturup cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones.
He scored only 2 points in 24 minutes.
Fontedoso Carrefour lost 58-62 on the opponent's court to the much lower-ranked (#13) L'Hospitalet.
It was Fontedoso Carrefour's third consecutive loss in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
This year Sturup averages just 2.8ppg in 30 games.
He used to play for the Danish U18 national team
two years ago.
Ligaen Round 1 of Finals. Horsens celebrate opening victory - 3 days ago
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FINAL Bakken - Horsens IC 90-106 Horsens outgunned Bakken on the road to take 1-0 lead in the title series. Horsens IC shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American point guard Myles Mack (175-93, college: Rutgers) stepped up and scored 23 points and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Lawrence Alexander (190-91, college: N.Dakota St.) chipped in 22... [read more]
Horsens outgunned Bakken on the road to take 1-0 lead in the title series. Horsens IC shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American point guard Myles Mack (175-93, college: Rutgers) stepped up and scored 23 points and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Lawrence Alexander (190-91, college: N.Dakota St.) chipped in 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side American John Williamson (200-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Inception Sports) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) scored 14 points. Five Horsens IC and four Bakken players scored in double figures. Bakken's coach Jakob Freil rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Bakken: J.Williamson 17+5reb+2ast, M.Gesell 15, D.Akoon-Purcell 14+3reb+2ast, M.Sahlertz 11+1ast, E.Palm 11+2reb+5ast, M.Diouf 8+6reb+4ast Horsens IC: M.Mack 23+3reb+9ast, L.Alexander 22+6reb+4ast, D.Trist 22+3reb+2ast, W.Artino 16+8reb+2ast, G.Lundberg 10+3reb+4ast, M.Mornar 7+3reb+1ast
Svendborg clinched Ligaen Bronze. They overcame SISU in the consolation final. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-72. Svendborg had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) stepped up and scored 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American forward Darious Moten (199-92, college: Mercer) chipped in 15 points and 15 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) responded with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import point guard Derrick Wilson (185-92, college: Marquette) scored 9 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: SISU: T.McGrew 17+7reb+6ast, A.Haas 13+7reb+2ast, A.Baru 12+9reb, A.Touray 12+3reb+1ast, D.Wilson 9+8reb+6ast, K.Dranginis 6+4reb+2ast Svendborg: H.NaNa 20+9reb+4ast, S.Bonneau 18+3reb+3ast, D.Moten 15+15reb+1ast, M.Seilund 15+1reb, A.Bak 6+4reb+7ast, A.Karason 6+5reb
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