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Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
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)   




Antywane
Robinson
Recap of Round 1 of Regular Season - 2 hours ago
Group A Bosna-Royal - Antwerp 84-91 The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Bosnian Bosna-Royal (0-1) in Sarajevo on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Belgian Antwerp Giants (1-0) 91-84. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Bosna-Royal won second period 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Antwerp Giants made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from...   [read more]

Devaughn
Akoon-Purcell
Interview with Akoon-Purcell: Champions League was a great experience for myself, teammates and this program - 5 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 - 6 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]


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FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
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. Capers, CSU Sibiu21.5 
 5. Eldridge, Trabzons.21.5 
 6. Gaines, Parma21.5 
 7. Golden, Le Portel21.3 
 8. Perl, Falco-Vulcano20.0 
 9. Ginyard, Rabotnicki20.0 
 10. Brooks, Balkan19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen JENKINS
  KR
  (201-F-94)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jenkins, KR12.0 
 2. Smith, Boras10.0 
 3. Milosevic, Oradea10.0 
 4. Adrien, Bnei H.10.0 
 5. Tiby, Mons-Hainaut9.6 
 6. Ramstedt, Soder.9.0 
 7. Cook, Tartu Ulikool9.0 
 8. Pratt, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 9. Brooks, Balkan8.2 
 10. Talts, Tartu Ulikool8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jonathan PERSON
  Boras
  (190-PG-93)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Person, Boras6.5 
 2. Miller-M., Parma6.5 
 3. Walker, Demir IBB6.4 
 4. Trotter, Oradea6.0 
 5. Hammonds, Wuerz.6.0 
 6. Johnson, BM Slam .6.0 
 7. Taylor, Steaua CSM6.0 
 8. Thompson, Istanbu.5.8 
 9. Colter, Khimik5.7 
 10. Cizauskas, Tartu U.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus GINYARD
  Rabotnicki
  (196-F/G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ginyard, Rabotnicki3.5 
 2. Pratt, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 3. Capers, CSU Sibiu3.0 
 4. Wright, Rilski2.5 
 5. Person, Boras2.5 
 6. Phillip, Szolnok2.4 
 7. Hollins, Kormend2.2 
 8. Hammonds, Wuerz.2.0 
 9. Ramstedt, Soder.2.0 
 10. Taylor, Rilski2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bogdan TIBIRNA
  Oradea
  (210-C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Tibirna, Oradea2.0 
 2. Green, Trabzonspor2.0 
 3. Tasic, AEK2.0 
 4. Fusek, Spirou2.0 
 5. Searcy, AEK1.5 
 6. Stumbris, Nevezis1.5 
 7. Tymofeyenko, Dni.1.5 
 8. Spires, Sodertalje1.5 
 9. Lapeta, BM Slam .1.5 
 10. Mornar, Boras1.5 
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