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Unicaja Mar.31 Valencia 80%
Vitkovac number one in Eurocup for round 3 - Jan 24, 2013


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Cedomir
Vitkovac
Serbian forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Buducnost, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Top 16).
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Budivelnyk (2-1) 79-75. Buducnost maintains the 3rd position in Eurocup group I. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this stage. Buducnost will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. It's Vitkovac's second year at Buducnost and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Cedomir Vitkovac has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 6.7rpg) and averages impressive 51.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Derrick Brown (203-F-87) of league's leader Lokomotiv. Brown had a very good evening with 28 points and 5 rebounds. Of course Lokomotiv cruised to a 87-80 relatively comfortable win over Cajasol (0-3). A very good start of the Top 16 for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Brown is a newcomer at Lokomotiv, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Lokomotiv's star - Australian center Aleks Maric (211-C-84). Maric showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Lokomotiv, helping his team with a 87-80 win against #4 ranked Cajasol in a game of the week. Lokomotiv started extremely well this Top 16. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in group K. Maric 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. Maric has a great season in Eurocup. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.7rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Charles Davis (205-C-84) of Banvit BK - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Mire Chatman (187-PG-78) of Unics - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Raul Lopez (183-PG-80) of Gescrap BB - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Chuck Eidson (203-F-80) of Unics - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Tasmin Mitchell (201-F-86) of Triumph - 22 points and 8 rebounds
10. Dejan Borovnjak (207-F/C-86) of Stelmet ZG - 17 points and 8 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen 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)   




Bojan
Dubljevic
Valencia hold off Unicaja in Finals opener - 9 hours ago
Valencia - Unicaja 68:62 Valencia drew first blood in the EuroCup title series. They prevailed against Unicaja at home court to open win count in the best-of-three series. Bojan Dubljevic (205-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Valencia and Unicaja exchanged baskets throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 20:20 after ten minutes. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the second term. Valencia and Unicaja entered the secon...   [read more]

Marcus
Williams
Marcus Williams eliminated from Buducnost VOLI team - 2 days ago
KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica head coach Ilias Zouros has announced at the press conference that Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut) is no longer a member of the team. 'Marcus Williams is no longer a member of our team. This is a decision that we have reached all together, the entire team. With his attitude on the court during the games, as well as practices, Marcus failed to show enough respect towards the club, the jersey, player towards all,' Zouros told. Marcus Williams p...   [read more]

Bojan
Dubljevic
Valencia join Unicaja in championship series - 6 days ago
Valencia - Hapoel J-M 90-75 Valencia entered EuroCup Finals. They rallied past Hapoel Jerusalem in the decisive third game to join Unicaja in the championship series. The game was mostly controlled by Valencia Basket. Hapoel Jerusalem managed to win fourth quarter 25-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 7 rebounds. Guar...   [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: 22.1
 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. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.8.3 
 3. Kane, N.Novgorod7.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje7.0 
 5. Dubljevic, Valencia6.9 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.7 
 7. Kleber, B.Muenchen6.6 
 8. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.6.6 
 9. Bilan, Cedevita6.2 
 10. Booker, B.Muenchen5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan MARKOVIC
  Zenit
  (199-G-88)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Markovic, Zenit9.1 
 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. Shved, Khimky5.2 
 8. Strebkov, N.Nov.5.2 
 9. Williams, Buducnost5.1 
 10. Oliver, Gran Canaria5.0 
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. Logan, Lietuvos.1.7 
 5. Williams, Lietkabelis1.7 
 6. Diot, Valencia1.6 
 7. Kane, N.Novgorod1.5 
 8. Rowland, Khimky1.4 
 9. Hervelle, RE.1.4 
 10. Markovic, Zenit1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Lietuvos.
  (211-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.1.9 
 2. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Diagne, Fuenlabrada1.2 
 4. N'diaye, Unicaja1.2 
 5. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.2 
 6. Kravtsov, Valencia1.1 
 7. Eric, RE.1.1 
 8. Gaffney, ALBA1.1 
 9. Pushkov, Zenit1.0 
 10. Todorovic, Khimky1.0 
Player of the Week

 Janis Timma
  Zenit
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