27-year old Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's best team Real Madrid and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Top 16). He had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat CSKA (#3, 4-2) in overtime 86-78. It allowed Real Madrid to consolidate first place in the Euroleague group E. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Real Madrid already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. Fernandez turned to be Real Madrid's top player in his first season with the team. Rudy Fernandez averages this season 13.5ppg.
Second best performed player last round was Ante Tomic (217-C-87) of top-ranked FCB Regal. He is Croatian center in his first season at FCB Regal. In the last game Tomic recorded impressive 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead FCB Regal to another comfortable win 85-66 over Montepaschi (5-1) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group F. Montepaschi managed to tie with FCB Regal at the very top position in the standings. His team lost just one game this Top 16, while they won 5 matches. Tomic is a newcomer at FCB Regal and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport) of Zalgiris (#5). Popovic scored 22 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Zalgiris, leading his team to a 92-56 easy win against slightly lower-ranked ALBA (#7, 1-5). The chances of Zalgiris not to end season at such low position in group E, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Popovic could try to bring Zalgiris' a little bit higher in the standings. Popovic has a very solid season. In 16 games in Euroleague he scored 13.9ppg. He also has FGP: 57.7% and 3PT: 47.6%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83) of Real Madrid - 31 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) of Fener.Ulker - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Kerem Gonlum (208-PF-77) of Anadolu Efes - 13 points and 10 rebounds 7. Bo McCalebb (178-PG-85) of Fener.Ulker - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Paul Davis (211-C-84) of Khimky - 20 points and 5 rebounds 9. Sharrod Ford (206-F/C-82) of Brose Bask. - 15 points and 14 rebounds 10. Lior Eliyahu (206-SF-85) of Maccabi T-A - 14 points, 5 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)
Janis Strelnieks may agree terms with EA7 Armani - May 26, 2016
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EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is in talks with 27-year old Latvian international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89kg-89) who currently plays atBrose Baskets Bamberg in Germany. In 35 BBL games he averaged 11.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg this season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. The last season Strelnieks played also at Brose Baskets (BBL) in German league. In 42 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the league... [read more]
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A) is in talks with 27-year old Latvian international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89kg-89) who currently plays at Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany. In 35 BBL games he averaged 11.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg this season. He helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. The last season Strelnieks played also at Brose Baskets (BBL) in German league. In 42 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.6apg. He contributed to his team winning the league title and they also made it to the cup final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team. Strelnieks also played 18 games in Eurocup where he had 12.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.4apg. Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com Ukrainian Superleague All-Imports Team award in 2014. Strelnieks has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2008 and 2009. Strelnieks also represented Latvia at the European Championships last year. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.4apg, FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 80.0%. Strelnieks has played also professionally in Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and Latvia (Ventspils and Ventspils Augstskola). His game is described as:
A good PG, yet very experienced, who plays very well the pick and roll situations. Sees well the court and passes the ball at the right time, can change the tempo of the game and score if needed.
Big man Stefan Nastic (211-C-92, college: Stanford) is no longer a member of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd. He and the ABA League champions have agreed to terminate their cooperation on mutual consent. The player arrived to Belgrade before the beginning of the season from the NCAA. Previously he was a member of Stanford University. This season he did not get a major role in the red and white team. In the ABA League he only appeared in 7 games. He averaged 3.3 points and 2 rebounds per c... [read more]
The player arrived to Belgrade before the beginning of the season from the NCAA. Previously he was a member of Stanford University.
This season he did not get a major role in the red and white team. In the ABA League he only appeared in 7 games. He averaged 3.3 points and 2 rebounds per contest in the regional competition. The player has already left Belgrade and moved to the USA.
Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Awards 2016 - May 16, 2016
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Finals MVP: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Player of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Guard of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Forward of the Year: Jan Vesely (213-C/F-90) of Fener.Ulker; Center of the Year: Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83) of Laboral Kutxa; Alphonso Ford Trophy: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; European Player of the Year: Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA; Import of the Year: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Lokomotiv; [read more]
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