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Lokomotiv 71% Feb.28 Zenit
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Hapoel J-M 57% Feb.28 Gran Canaria
Valencia 76% Feb.28 Khimky
John Bryant gets MVP of the Week award for Eurocup (Top 16) - Jan 31, 2013


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John Bryant
American John Bryant (208-C-87) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Ratiopharm and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Top 16).
The 25-year old center had a double-double of 20 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team crushed Galatasaray (2-2) with 21-point margin 91-70. Ratiopharm is placed at 2nd position in Eurocup group L. Ratiopharm is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 2nd lost game this season out of 4 games. In the team's last game Bryant had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Ratiopharm, through which he has constantly improved. Santa Clara University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bryant leads league in rebounds with 9.8rpg. Bryant is in league's top in and averages solid 56.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Derrick Brown (203-F-87) of league's best team Lokomotiv. Brown impressed basketball fans with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Lokomotiv cruised to a 83-72 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Cajasol (#4, 0-4). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group K. Lokomotiv consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. A very good start of the Top 16 for his team, which won so far all 4 games without any defeat. Brown is a newcomer at Lokomotiv 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 Lithuanian Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-C-84, agency: Interperformances) of top-ranked VEF Riga. Kavaliauskas scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of VEF Riga, leading his team to a 81-59 easy win against #4 ranked CEZ Nymburk. VEF Riga confirms their top position in group J. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Kavaliauskas has a very solid season. In 10 games in Eurocup he scored 9.7ppg. He also has 4.4rpg and FGP: 62.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Artur Drozdov (200-SF-80) of Budivelnyk - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79) of Galatasaray - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Zack Wright (195-G-85) of Spartak SP - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Kyle Landry (207-C/F-86) of Triumph - 17 points and 13 rebounds
8. Aleks Maric (211-C-84) of Lokomotiv - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) of Triumph - 10 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Mire Chatman (187-PG-78) of Unics - 18 points, 3 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)   




Rimas
Kurtinaitis
Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (ex AV Cantu) signs at Lietuvos rytas - 14 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 - 15 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]

Jimmy Baron
Jimmy Baron agreed terms with Lietuvos rytas - 15 days ago
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American guard Jimmy Baron (191-89kg-86, college: Rhode Island). He started the season at Neptunas (LKL). In 22 games he recorded 13.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg this season. Baron also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.6apg. The last season he played at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 2.9rpg an...   [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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