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Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Regular Season)

Group A
Groningen 50% Oct.18 Le Portel
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.18 Antwerp
Group B
Benfica 50% Oct.18 Nevezis
Avtodor 50% Oct.18 Bakken
Group C
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.18 Kataja Bsk
Mornar Bar 50% Oct.18 FC Porto
Group D
Balkan 50% Oct.18 Kormend
Group E
Lukoil Acad 50% Oct.18 Din.Tbilisi
UBT Cluj Na 50% Oct.18 Istanbul BB
Group F
Tsmoki-Minsk 50% Oct.18 Spirou
Alba 50% Oct.18 Bnei Hertzel
Group G
Khimik 50% Oct.18 Demir IBB
Mons-Hainaut 50% Oct.18 Sigal Prisht
Group H
Szolnok 50% Oct.18 Karpos Sokol
N.Novgorod 50% Oct.18 Falco-Vulcan
Chase Fieler claims FIBA Europe Cup weekly honour - Nov 18, 2016


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Chase Fieler
American Chase Fieler (203-F-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for Groningen and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 24 points and twelve rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Limburg United (#4, 0-5) with 28-point margin 98-70. Groningen maintains the 2nd position in their group in FIBA Europe Cup group B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Groningen will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. In the team's last game Fieler had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. It's his second year at Groningen and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Chase Fieler averages this season 11.0ppg, 5.4rpg and 5.2apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Evan Bruinsma (202-F-92, agency: Inception Sports) of Rilski. Bruinsma impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Rilski to edge Sigal Prishtina (#4, 0-5) by 2 points 100-98. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group H. Rilski consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Bruinsma is a newcomer at Rilski 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 American Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of top-ranked Gaziantep. Jefferson scored 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Gaziantep, leading his team to a 79-72 win against #2 ranked UBT Cluj Napoca. Gaziantep confirms their top position in group G. The season just started for Jefferson as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Goran Martinic (187-PG-87) of Targu Mures - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 13 assists
5. Vlad Moldoveanu (206-PF-88) of UBT Cluj Napoca - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Drew Barham (198-G-89) of Targu Mures - 31 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Carlos Morais (200-G-85) of Benfica - 29 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Maxym Korniyenko (205-F/C-87) of Lukoil Acad. - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Pavlin Ivanov (195-SG-93) of Lukoil Acad. - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82) of Sodertalje - 32 points and 3 rebounds

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)   




Devaughn
Akoon-Purcell
Interview with Akoon-Purcell: Champions League was a great experience for myself, teammates and this program - 4 days ago
After a great first season as a professional where he averaged 21.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 3apg. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell(196-F-93, college: Illinois St.) returned to led Bakken Bears in the Ligaen. Thanks for talking to eurobasket.com 1.- How would you describe your playing style? 1.-I am an aggressive transition player who looks to make plays and is constantly in attack mode. 2.- What expectations do you have for next season. What are your goals? 2.- I am expecting every game to be a dog fight...   [read more]

Tyreek Duren
FIBA Europe Cup Qualifying Round 2 Return Leg best performance: Tyreek Duren - 5 days ago
American Point guard Tyreek Duren (183-PG-91) had a great game in the last round for AEK, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Qualifying Round 2). The 26-year old player was the main contributor (31 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Nevezis with 19-point margin 85-66. Duren turned to be AEK's top player in his first season with the team. Tyreek Duren averages just after two games 18.0ppg and 4.5apg. The seco...   [read more]

Michael
Thompson
Recap of Qualifying Round 2 Return Leg - 6 days ago
FC Porto - Bnei Hertzeliya 83-85 FC Porto advanced into the regular season despite a narrow home loss to Bnei Hertzeliya. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 27-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Bnei Hasharon made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by FC Porto Ferpinta helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jeff...   [read more]


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FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 0-0 
 2 Bosna-Royal 0-0 
 3 Groningen 0-0 
 4 Le Portel 0-0 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 0-0 
 2 Bakken 0-0 
 3 Benfica 0-0 
 4 Nevezis 0-0 
Group C
 1 FC Porto 0-0 
 2 Kapfenberg 0-0 
 3 Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4 Mornar Bar 0-0 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Balkan 0-0 
 3 Kormend 0-0 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-0 
 2 Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 3 Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
 4 UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group F
 1 Alba 0-0 
 2 Bnei Hertzeliya 0-0 
 3 Spirou 0-0 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 0-0 
 2 Khimik 0-0 
 3 Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group H
 1 Falco-Vulcano 0-0 
 2 Karpos Sokoli 0-0 
 3 N.Novgorod 0-0 
 4 Szolnok 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nemanja MILOSEVIC
  Oradea
  (204-PF-87)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Milosevic, Oradea25.5 
 2. Wright, Demir IBB22.5 
 3. Taylor, Steaua CSM22.0 
 4. Eldridge, Trabzons.21.5 
 5. Gaines, Parma21.5 
 6. Capers, CSU Sibiu21.5 
 7. Demps, Mons-Hai.21.5 
 8. Golden, Le Portel21.0 
 9. Govens, Falco-Vu.20.5 
 10. Vojvoda, Szolnok20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen JENKINS
  KR
  (201-F-94)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jenkins, KR12.0 
 2. Smith, Boras10.0 
 3. Milosevic, Oradea10.0 
 4. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut9.8 
 5. Cook, Tartu Ulikool9.0 
 6. Ramstedt, Soder.9.0 
 7. Pratt, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 8. Adrien, Bnei H.8.8 
 9. Donaldson, Le Po.8.5 
 10. Brooks, Balkan8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Erving WALKER
  Demir IBB
  (173-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Walker, Demir IBB6.8 
 2. Person, Boras6.5 
 3. Miller-M., Parma6.5 
 4. Brooks, Balkan6.3 
 5. Trotter, Oradea6.0 
 6. Hammonds, Wuerz.6.0 
 7. Taylor, Steaua CSM6.0 
 8. Johnson, BM Slam .6.0 
 9. Thompson, Istanbu.6.0 
 10. Colter, Khimik5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  CSU Sibiu
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pratt, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 2. Ginyard, Rabotnicki3.5 
 3. Capers, CSU Sibiu3.0 
 4. Phillip, Szolnok2.8 
 5. Borisov, Falco-Vu.2.5 
 6. Wright, Rilski2.5 
 7. Hollins, Kormend2.5 
 8. Thomas, Spirou2.5 
 9. Person, Boras2.5 
 10. Ryabchuk, Khimik2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Danilo TASIC
  AEK
  (207-F-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tasic, AEK2.0 
 2. Green, Trabzonspor2.0 
 3. Tibirna, Oradea2.0 
 4. Mornar, Boras1.5 
 5. Searcy, AEK1.5 
 6. Spires, Sodertalje1.5 
 7. Lapeta, BM Slam .1.5 
 8. Stumbris, Nevezis1.5 
 9. Riley, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 10. Tymofeyenko, Dni.1.5 
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