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Rowland's 30-point game gives him (Top 16) Player of the Week award - Jan 17, 2013


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Earl Rowland
29-year old guard Earl Rowland (188-G-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked VEF Riga and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Top 16).
He had the game-high 30 points adding three rebounds for VEF Riga in his team's victory, helping them to crush Gescrap BB (#4, 0-2) with 23-point margin 99-76. VEF Riga is placed at 2nd position in Eurocup group J. VEF Riga is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 1st lost game this season out of 2 games. In the team's last game Rowland had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be VEF Riga's top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Chuck Eidson (203-F-80, agency: Three Eye Sports) of Unics. He is American forward in his first season at Unics. In the last game Eidson recorded impressive double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Unics lost that game 87-95 to Ratiopharm (1-1). The Top 16 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. Eidson is a newcomer at Unics and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Leo Lyons (206-F-87, agency: Edge Sports) of league's leader Budivelnyk. Lyons scored 26 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Budivelnyk, leading his team to a 85-84 win against #4 ranked Triumph in a game of the week. Budivelnyk has a very good start of the Top 16. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Lyons also has a very good start of the Top 16 with very strong stats. Lyons has a great season in Eurocup. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.6rpg (4th best). He also has FGP: 55.2% and 3PT: 42.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists
5. John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm - 18 points and 13 rebounds
6. Per Guenther (185-PG-88) of Ratiopharm - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Vladimir Stimac (211-C-87) of Banvit BK - 17 points and 9 rebounds
8. Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79) of CEZ Nymburk - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) of Triumph - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86) of Lokomotiv - 20 points, 2 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)   




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Unicaja may land Leo Westermann - 4 days ago
Unicaja Malaga (Liga Endesa) is close to add to their roster 25-year old French guard Leo Westermann (197-86kg-92, agency: BeoBasket) who currently plays atB.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania. In 37 LKL games he recorded 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg this season. He helped them to win the cup. The last season Westermann played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 33 ProA gam...   [read more]

Jeffrey
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Jeff Brooks extends deal with Unicaja - 20 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 - 20 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]


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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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