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Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Lokomotiv 71% Feb.28 Zenit
B.Muenchen 84% Feb.28 Unicaja
Hapoel J-M 57% Feb.28 Gran Canaria
Valencia 76% Feb.28 Khimky
McKee number one in Eurocup for round 2 - Nov 15, 2012


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American point guard Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Triumph, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Art.Dragons (#4, 0-2) in overtime 84-79. It allowed Triumph to consolidate first place in the Eurocup group C. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Triumph won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It's McKee's second year at Triumph and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Coppin State College star has very solid stats this year. McKee is in league's top in points (9th best: 19.0ppg) and averages impressive 3.0spg and 60.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Dominican Rep. Sammy Mejia (198-G-83) of league's second-best Banvit BK. Mejia had a very good evening with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Banvit BK to another comfortable win 101-82 over s.Oliver Baskets (1-1) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Mejia is a newcomer at Banvit BK, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Brian Asbury (200-SF-86) of Cajasol (#4). Asbury scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Asbury's great performance Cajasol lost 93-95in overtime to Crvena Zvezda. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Cajasol can only dream about fighting for top spots in group H. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Asbury has individually a great season in Eurocup. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.5ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tony Easley (206-F-87) of Banco di Sard. - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Orleans - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Craig Smith (201-F-83) of Hapoel J-M - 23 points and 8 rebounds
7. Jimmy Baron (191-G-86) of Lokomotiv - 29 points and 5 rebounds
8. Aleks Maric (211-C-84) of Lokomotiv - 11 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Philipp Schwethelm (201-SF-89) of Ratiopharm - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Joao Paulo Batista (207-F/C-81) of Le Mans - 22 points and 4 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)   



Belgrade ANGT Breakdown - 1 day ago
Source: www.doubledouble.rs/en/ Crvena Zvezda reached 7th consecutive title at Belgrade ANGT 2017 with easy win vs. Mega Bemax 74-61. Red shirted guys got their job done in 1st quarter with 28-8 scoring run. Basketball presented at Belgrade ANGT 2017 was not at some impressive level, despite my expectations before the tournament. Many teams here have shown only bit above average qualities, while Mega Bemax and Crvena Zvezda were far ahead of all the opponents. Top names breakdown Al...   [read more]

Rimas
Kurtinaitis
Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (ex AV Cantu) signs at Lietuvos rytas - 17 days ago
57-year old Lithuanian coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (agency: Alti Sport). He worked at AV Cantu in Italian Serie A. The last season Kurtinaitis coached at BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) in Russian league. Among other achievements he coached in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Kurtinaitis received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Coach of the Year award back in 2014. He was coaching Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2008 and...   [read more]

Royce
O'Neale
O'Neale's 19 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 18 days ago
23-year old Royce O'Neale (198-SF-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Gran Canaria and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Top 16). He had the game-high 19 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Gran Canaria in his team's victory, helping them to crush Fuenlabrada (#3, 2-4) with 24-point margin 100-76. In the team's last game O'Neale had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usua...   [read more]


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Eurocup Standings
Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alexey SHVED
  Khimky
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Shved, Khimky22.5 
 2. Toolson, Zenit21.2 
 3. Kikanovic, ALBA19.6 
 4. Logan, Lietuvos.18.1 
 5. Boatright, Cedevita17.7 
 6. Jerrells, Hapoel J.17.1 
 7. Kane, N.Novgorod16.8 
 8. Timma, Zenit16.8 
 9. Kuric, Gran Canaria15.9 
 10. Strebkov, N.Nov.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.9.6 
 2. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.8.3 
 3. Kane, N.Novgorod7.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje7.0 
 5. Kleber, B.Muenchen6.8 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.7 
 7. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.6.6 
 8. Booker, B.Muenchen6.5 
 9. Bilan, Cedevita6.2 
 10. Rojas, UCAM M.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan MARKOVIC
  Zenit
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Markovic, Zenit9.4 
 2. Campazzo, UCAM M.6.7 
 3. Kloof, MZT Skopje6.5 
 4. Siva, ALBA6.3 
 5. Logan, Lietuvos.5.8 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis5.4 
 7. Strebkov, N.Nov.5.2 
 8. McCalebb, Gran C.5.1 
 9. Williams, Buducnost5.1 
 10. Oliver, Gran Canaria5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.2.2 
 2. Siva, ALBA2.0 
 3. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 4. Johnson, ALBA1.7 
 5. Logan, Lietuvos.1.7 
 6. Williams, Lietkabelis1.7 
 7. Diot, Valencia1.6 
 8. Aguilar, Gran Canaria1.5 
 9. Rowland, Khimky1.5 
 10. Markovic, Zenit1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Lietuvos.
  (211-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.9 
 2. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. N'diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 4. Kravtsov, Valencia1.2 
 5. Diagne, Fuenlabrada1.2 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.1 
 7. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.1 
 8. Monya, Khimky1.1 
 9. Eric, RE.1.1 
 10. Todorovic, Khimky1.1 
Player of the Week

 Janis Timma
  Zenit
  ( 201-SF-102-92 )
  
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