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Cedomir Vitkovac gets MVP of the Week award for Eurocup (Top 16) - Jan 10, 2013


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Cedomir
Vitkovac
Experienced Serbian Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Buducnost and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Top 16).
The 30-year old forward had a double-double of 24 points and twelve rebounds, while his team crushed Triumph (#4, 0-1) with 21-point margin 90-69. Buducnost maintains the 2nd position in Eurocup group I. But it's just the very beginning of the Top 16 and Buducnost won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Vitkovac had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Buducnost and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Vitkovac has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.0rpg) and averages solid 52.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old U.S. Virgin Islands point guard Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of second-ranked Stelmet ZG. Hodge impressed basketball fans with 27 points and 6 assists. Of course Stelmet ZG cruised to a 76-67 relatively comfortable win over Cajasol (0-1). His team has extremely good start of the Top 16. They won their first game. However the Top 16 is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Hodge is well-known by Stelmet ZG fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.7ppg (#1). He also recorded 5.0 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) of second-ranked Valencia. Martinez scored 27 points. He was a key player of Valencia, leading his team to a 86-82 win against #4 ranked VEF Riga in a game of the week. Valencia has a very good start of the Top 16. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Martinez also has a very good start of the Top 16 with very strong stats. Martinez has a very solid season. In 7 games in Eurocup he scored 14.3ppg. He also has FGP: 76.0% and 3PT: 43.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleks Maric (211-C-84) of Lokomotiv - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) of Crvena Zvezda - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Chuck Eidson (203-F-80) of Unics - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Andrew Naymick (209-C-85) of CEZ Nymburk - 20 points and 7 rebounds
9. Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79) of CEZ Nymburk - 30 points and 7 rebounds
10. Earl Rowland (188-G-83) of VEF Riga - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 9 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)   




Jeffrey
Brooks
Jeff Brooks extends deal with Unicaja - 15 days ago
Unicaja Malaga and Jeffrey Brooks(203-F-89, college: Penn St.) have agreed on terms of contract extension. The forward will spend at least one more season in Malaga. Jeffrey Brooks joined Unicaja at the start of the season. He averaged 7.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in EuroCup. In ACB his stats read 7.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per appearance. Previously Jeffrey Brooks had stints in Russia, Italy. He also attended several NBA Summer League editions.   [read more]

Dzanan Musa
Dzanan Musa three more years with Cedevita - 15 days ago
After he arrived to KK Cedevita Zagreb from KK Kos Sarajevo of BiH, Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) profiled himself as one of the best youngsters of Europe. Swiftly, he won his place at KK Cedevita Zagreb and today he is an irreplaceable member of the team that played in the ABA League Finals. In the meantime, he became a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team as well before he has just turned 18 years old and signed his first professional contract, extending t...   [read more]

Michael
Fusek
Michael Fusek explodes in Belgium - 1 month ago
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]


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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
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alexey SHVED
  Khimky
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Shved, Khimky22.1 
 2. Kikanovic, ALBA19.6 
 3. Toolson, Zenit18.9 
 4. Logan, Lietuvos.18.1 
 5. Kane, N.Novgorod16.8 
 6. Jerrells, Hapoel J.16.8 
 7. Timma, Zenit16.2 
 8. Kuric, Gran Canaria15.1 
 9. Strebkov, N.Nov.14.6 
 10. Morgan, Ratiopharm14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Lietuvos.
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Gordon, Lietuvos.9.6 
 2. Kane, N.Novgorod7.6 
 3. Dubljevic, Valencia6.8 
 4. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.6.6 
 5. Kleber, B.Muenchen6.6 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita6.2 
 7. Rojas, UCAM M.5.9 
 8. Booker, B.Muenchen5.9 
 9. Jones, Lokomotiv5.8 
 10. Rubit, Ratiopharm5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan MARKOVIC
  Zenit
  (199-G-88)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Markovic, Zenit9.1 
 2. Campazzo, UCAM M.6.7 
 3. Siva, ALBA6.3 
 4. Logan, Lietuvos.5.8 
 5. Williams, Lietkabelis5.4 
 6. Shved, Khimky5.2 
 7. Strebkov, N.Nov.5.2 
 8. Oliver, Gran Canaria5.0 
 9. McCalebb, Gran C.4.8 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  UCAM M.
  (181-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Campazzo, UCAM M.2.2 
 2. Siva, ALBA2.0 
 3. Logan, Lietuvos.1.7 
 4. Williams, Lietkabelis1.7 
 5. Diot, Valencia1.6 
 6. Kane, N.Novgorod1.5 
 7. Markovic, Zenit1.4 
 8. Rowland, Khimky1.4 
 9. Kinsey, Hapoel J-M1.4 
 10. Gaffney, ALBA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Cedevita
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 2. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 3. Kravtsov, Valencia1.1 
 4. Gaffney, ALBA1.1 
 5. Pushkov, Zenit1.0 
 6. Todorovic, Khimky1.0 
 7. Monya, Khimky0.9 
 8. Kleber, B.Muenchen0.9 
 9. Musli, Unicaja0.8 
 10. Mbakwe, Zenit0.7 
Player of the Week

 Royce O'Neale
  Gran Canaria
  ( 198-SF-93 )
  
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