American Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Triumph and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 26-year old playmaker had the game-high 32 points adding six rebounds and six assists for Triumph in his team's victory, helping them to beat VEF Riga (#3, 1-2) 91-84. It allowed Triumph to consolidate first place in the Eurocup group C. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Triumph already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game McKee had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Triumph and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Coppin State College graduate has very impressive stats this year. McKee is in league's top in points (3rd best: 23.3ppg) and averages solid 3.3spg and 66.7% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) of Stelmet ZG. Stevic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Stelmet ZG lost that game 74-80 to Oostende (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Stevic is a newcomer at Stelmet ZG and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.
The third best performed player last round was American Justin Doellman (206-F-85) of top-ranked Valencia. Doellman got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He was a key player of Valencia, leading his team to a 97-64 easy win against #3 ranked s.Oliver Baskets in a game of the week. Valencia started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in group D. Doellman turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Doellman has a very solid season. In 3 games in Eurocup he scored 14.0ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) of Crvena Zvezda - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists 5. Marcus Goree (201-F-77) of Cholet - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Sammy Mejia (198-G-83) of Banvit BK - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Marvis Thornton (194-G-77) of Banco di Sard. - 33 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78) of BC Donetsk - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists 10. Vladimir Stimac (211-C-87) of Banvit BK - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 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)
Michael Fusek (221-C-95, agency: Octagon Europe) has exploded in the Euromillions Basketball League. Recently becoming a MVP in the win against Basic Fit Brussels. Fusek made 11 points (4/5), 8 rebounds, 18 of evaluation in 21 min. Last Saturday, the Slovak center scored 13 points (5/7) and grabbed 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. Michael Fusek took a giant step forward with Proximus Spirou Charleroi by making solid numbers. His great mobility for a player his size and very effective shots a... [read more]
Michael Fusek (221-C-95, agency: Octagon Europe) has exploded in the Euromillions Basketball League. Recently becoming a MVP in the win against Basic Fit Brussels. Fusek made 11 points (4/5), 8 rebounds, 18 of evaluation in 21 min.
Last Saturday, the Slovak center scored 13 points (5/7) and grabbed 8 rebounds and 3 blocks.
His great mobility for a player his size and very effective shots allowed him to dominate last games in Belgium. When he combines those skills with his quickness, good hands and patience, Fusek can become one of the hardest big men to stop.
Fusek is also a great shot blocker, ranks first with 4 blocks per 40 min, due to his incredible height and decent timing.
Fusek averages 15.5 points and 12.25 rebounds per 40 min in Belgium
Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Awards 2017 - 17 days ago
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Player of the Year:Alexey Shved(198-G-88) of Khimky Guard of the Year:Alexey Shved(198-G-88) of Khimky Forward of the Year:Dejan Musli(213-F/C-91) of Unicaja Center of the Year:Bojan Dubljevic(205-PF-91) of Valencia European Player of the Year:Alexey Shved(198-G-88) of Khimky Import of the Year:Mardy Collins(198-G-84) of Lokomotiv Rising Star Trophy:Rolands Smits(207-F/C-95) of Fuenlabrada Defensive Player of the Year:Facundo Campazzo(181-PG-91) of UCAM Murcia Coach of the Year:Pedro Mart... [read more]
Unicaja shock Valencia, capture title - 18 days ago
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Valencia - Unicaja 58-63 Unicaja are 2017 EuroCup champions! The Malaga team used a massive 18-0 run in the fourth quarter to shock hosting Valencia and celebrate first ever tournament title. Valencia stayed in charge in the first period. They grabbed a 22:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Unicaja pulled within 3 points at halftime 30:33. Valencia were back in full control in the third term. The hosts piled up a 54:43 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. But Unicaja turned the tab... [read more]
Unicaja are 2017 EuroCup champions! The Malaga team used a massive 18-0 run in the fourth quarter to shock hosting Valencia and celebrate first ever tournament title. Valencia stayed in charge in the first period. They grabbed a 22:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Unicaja pulled within 3 points at halftime 30:33. Valencia were back in full control in the third term. The hosts piled up a 54:43 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. But Unicaja turned the tables in the fourth period and raced to a historic success. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Unicaja Malaga made 8 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Valencia Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American forward Jeffrey Brooks (203-89, college: Penn St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 9 points and 5 rebounds. Point guard Alberto Diaz (188-94) helped adding 12 points. The best for the losing side was Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Belgian point guard Sam Van-Rossom (188-86) scored 6 points and 4 assists. Top scorers: Valencia: B.Dubljevic 16+6reb+1ast, J.Sastre Morro 8+1reb+2ast, F.San Emeterio 7+3reb, W.Thomas 6+1reb, S.Van Rossom 6+4reb+4ast, R.Sato 5+5reb Unicaja: A.Diaz 12+2ast, J.Smith 10+1reb+3ast, D.Diez 9+3reb, J.Brooks 9+5reb+1ast, A.Omic 8+3reb, N.Nedovic 6+2reb+4ast
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