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Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
FIBA Europe Cup round 1 (Second Stage) best performance: Vitalis Chikoko - Dec 15, 2016


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Vitalis
Chikoko
Zimbabwean Power forward Vitalis Chikoko (207-F/C-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Pau-Lacq-Orthez, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Second Stage).
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, nine rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass BK Pardubice (#3, 0-1) with 35-point margin 101-66. It allowed Pau-Lacq-Orthez to take over top position in the FIBA Europe Cup group O. But it's just the very beginning of the Second Stage and Pau-Lacq-Orthez won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Chikoko turned to be Pau-Lacq-Orthez's top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Andre Jones (191-G-90) of Prievidza. Jones had a very good evening with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Prievidza to edge Gravelines (0-1) 98-95. His team has extremely good start of the Second Stage. They won their first game. However the Second Stage is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Jones is a newcomer at Prievidza, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Justin Cobbs (191-G-91, agency: Pensack Sports) of Gravelines (#4). Cobbs scored 29 points and passed four assists. Despite Cobbs' great performance Gravelines lost 95-98 to Prievidza. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Cobbs has individually a great season in FIBA Europe Cup. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.5ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Axel Bouteille (201-G/F-95) of Chalon - 30 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. John Roberson (180-PG-88) of Chalon - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Elie Okobo (191-PG-97) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Cameron Clark (201-G/F-91) of Chalon - 22 points and 5 rebounds
8. Lance Jeter (191-PG-88) of Groningen - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Richard Solomon (208-F-92) of Gravelines - 17 points and 16 rebounds
10. Jeff Adrien (201-F-86) of Bnei Hertzeliyya - 25 points and 8 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)   




Cameron
Clark
Chalon complete semifinal picture - 3 days ago
Chalon - Cibona 83:78 Chalon advanced into the semifinal stage. They overcame a 2-point deficit from the opening leg clash versus Cibona and sealed their semifinal appearance. Cameron Clark (201-G/F-91, college: Oklahoma) tallied 26 points and 8 boards in the win. Chalon surged ahead in the first term. They grabbed a 21:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Cibona however quickly denied the deficit. The Croatian side jumped to a 39:36 halftime lead. Chalon increased the tempo in the second...   [read more]

Andell
Cumberbatch
Andell Cumberbatch is ready for the big leagues - 8 days ago
After shining as a college basketball player with St. Bonaventure, Andell Cumberbatch(196-G-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) is showing his potential in the FIBA Europe Cup where was the only one player able to score more than 15 points per game, grab more than 5 rebounds and steal more than 2 balls. Definitely, Andell Cumberbatch is ready for the big leagues. Source: talkbasket.net - At what point did you become interested in basketball and when did it become appare...   [read more]

Corey Walden
Oostende, Telekom Baskets and Nanterre join semifinal stage - 9 days ago
Oostende - Enisey 95-79 OT Oostende needed overtime to overcome the 12-point deficit from the opening leg and advance into semifinal stage. The game was mostly controlled by Oostende. Enisey was better in third quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Enisey used huge pressure winning it 18-19 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 7-...   [read more]


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FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Sodertalje
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Bizaca, Sodertalje19.9 
 2. Allen, Kormend19.7 
 3. Jeter, Groningen19.4 
 4. Clark, Chalon19.0 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines18.9 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.7 
 7. Roberson, Chalon18.3 
 8. Hollis, Benfica17.6 
 9. Denmon, Gaziantep17.1 
 10. Jefferson, Gazia.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martynas ECHODAS
  Siauliai
  (204-C/F-97)
  Avg: 11
 1. Echodas, Siauliai11.0 
 2. Elegar, Enisey10.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.9.9 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.9.1 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto9.0 
 6. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk8.2 
 7. Fall, Chalon8.1 
 8. Lipkevicius, Vytautas7.6 
 9. Mobley, Apoel7.4 
 10. Adrien, Bnei H.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Reynolds, Cibona9.3 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 3. Martinic, Targu M.8.5 
 4. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.8.3 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon6.7 
 7. Jeter, Groningen6.4 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.6.0 
 9. Massamba, Soder.5.6 
 10. Long, Steaua CSM5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Reynolds, Cibona3.5 
 2. Thomas, AEK3.0 
 3. Gajovic, Targu M.2.6 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 5. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.4 
 6. Petty, Kormend2.2 
 7. Cumberbatch, Oberw.2.2 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 9. Bozov, Rilski2.2 
 10. Martinic, Targu M.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Kataja B.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bristol, Kataja B.5.0 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.7 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.6 
 4. Fall, Chalon1.6 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre1.6 
 6. Elegar, Enisey1.5 
 7. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 8. Lazar, Targu Mures1.4 
 9. West, Siauliai1.2 
 10. Fieler, Groningen1.2 
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