Dimcevski's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Nov 19, 2012
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23-year old swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Kumanovo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4. He had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Feni Indistrija (3-1) 76-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Kumanovo to take over top position in the FYR Macedonian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kumanovo has a very solid 3-1 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Dimcevski had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Dimcevski has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.0rpg), assists (3rd best: 3.8apg) and averages solid 2.3spg.
Second best performed player last round was Eftim Bogoev (185-G-80) of league's second-best ABA Strumica. He is a guard in his first season at ABA Strumica. In the last game Bogoev recorded impressive 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as ABA Strumica lost that game 68-73 to the lower-ranked Lirija (#5, 2-2). This loss caused ABA Strumica to drop to 2nd position in the standings. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Bogoev is a newcomer at ABA Strumica and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.0ppg (#2). He also recorded 4.5 assists per game.
Third place about best performers goes to Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-C/F-79, agency: World Sport Agency) of Rabotnicki (#6). Jelesijevic scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Rabotnicki, leading his team to a 82-59 easy win against Pelister Bitola (#8, 0-4). Rabotnicki needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Jelesijevic has a great season in FYR Macedonia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 8.0rpg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Slobodan Bozovic (207-C/F-79) of Kozuv - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Darko Sokolov (190-G-86) of Feni Indistrija - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Nenad Zivcevic (204-F-87) of Rabotnicki - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Aleksandar Jevdic) of ABA Strumica - 18 points and 5 rebounds 8. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83) of Kozuv - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Lirija - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Milan Janjusevic (196-F-83) of ABA Strumica - 14 points, 6 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)
Vardar signs Deji Adekunle, ex Plymouth R. - 2 days ago
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Vardar Skopje (Prva Liga) signed British power forward Deji Adekunle (209-104kg, college: Kaiser). He started the season at Plymouth University Raiders in British BBL league. In 7 games he had just 2.6ppg and 2.6rpg this season. Adekunle's team won TSC Regular Season in 2016. He graduated from Kaiser University in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in FYR Macedonia [read more]
Vardar Skopje (Prva Liga) signed British power forward Deji Adekunle (209-104kg, college: Kaiser). He started the season at Plymouth University Raiders in British BBL league. In 7 games he had just 2.6ppg and 2.6rpg this season. Adekunle's team won TSC Regular Season in 2016. He graduated from Kaiser University in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.
Richard Hendrix selected the top FYR Macedonian playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing FYR Macedonian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is former international power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He was the major contributor in a Gran Canaria's victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing FYR Macedonian players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Alabama, currently plays in EuroCup). He was the major contributor in a Gran Canaria's victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 94-85 in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game.
Hendrix scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes on the court.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Herbalife Gran Canaria (1-2) is placed third in the Eurocup.
There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical.
This year Hendrix averages: 7.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg and FT: 60.9% in 11 games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Despite Hendrix played previously for the USA U18 national team, he played also for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2015.
Strangely Hendrix has never played in FYR Macedonia.
#2. Second place goes to former international point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans, currently plays in EuroCup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Richard Hendrix and both played together in the last Eurocup game.
McCalebb contributed to a Gran Canaria's victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 94-85.
He scored 10 points and added 6 assists.
McCalebb's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 5.4apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 56.8%(46-81), 3FGP: 7.7% and FT: 66.7%.
He is a naturalized American.
McCalebb played for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2015.
Apparently he has never played in FYR Macedonia.
#3. The FYR Macedonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international point guard Marques Green (165-82, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Green helped his Italian team Scandone AV win their game against the leader CB Canarias (10-3) 78-66 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game.
He recorded 6 points, 3 assists and 3 steals.
It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group D. Scandone Avellino (9-4) is placed second.
Green's team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial.
Green's overall stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.5apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 31.9% and FT: 66.7%.
He is a naturalized American.
Green played for the FYR Macedonian national team seven years ago.
Interesting that he has never played in FYR Macedonia.
#4. Power forward Pero Antic (211-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Fenerbahce Istanbul in a victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (10-8) crushing them 84-63 in the Euroleague last Thursday.
Antic scored only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes.
Fenerbahce Istanbul (11-7) is placed fifth in group A.
This year Antic's overall stats are: 4.9ppg and 2.4rpg in 16 games.
He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.
Antic used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team
back in 2015.
#5. International center Marko Dujkovic (226-90, currently plays in Serbia) led Metalac to a victory against the fourth-ranked Dunav SB (8-5) 80-75 in the Serbian KLS on Saturday night.
He recorded 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (5-8) is placed 11th in the KLS.
They ended the series of four consecutive loses.
Dujkovic's total stats this season are: 5.2ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.8bpg.
He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and FYR Macedonian.
Dujkovic plays currently for the FYR Macedonian national team.
#6. Guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-87, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) could not help Sevilla (7-9) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Sevilla was crushed 95-69 on the road by the higher-ranked (#8) Andorra.
Stojanovski was the top scorer with 15 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 26 minutes.
It was Sevilla's first loss after three consecutive victories.
Stojanovski has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior FYR Macedonian National Team roster.
#7. International power forward Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) helped his French team Strasbourg IG win their game against the sixth-ranked Cibona (5-8) 71-56 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday.
Travis recorded 5 points and blocked 2 blocks.
Strasbourg IG (8-5) is placed third in group D.
His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And now that game is quite important.
Travis' total stats this season are: 8.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Travis is also FYR Macedonian national team player.
However he has never played in FYR Macedonia.
#8. Point guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, currently plays in Romania) helped Pitesti win their game against the seventh-ranked BC Timisoara (8-7) crushing them 94-73 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Sunday night.
Kostoski recorded 10 points and added 7 passes in 29 minutes.
BCM U Pitesti (10-6) is placed third in the Liga Nationala.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
It's Kostoski's first season with the team.
This year he has relatively solid stats: 14.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.8apg in five games.
Kostoski plays currently for the FYR Macedonian national team.
#9. Former international forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Argentina) helped Libertad Sunchales win their game against the sixth-ranked Olimpico de La Banda (13-14) 89-70 in the Argentinian LigaA in Sunday night's game.
He scored 5 points.
Libertad Sunchales (11-13) is placed eighth in Norte group.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Massey has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Massey used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team
eight years ago.
He played also for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in FYR Macedonian league.
#10. Point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-98, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Joventut in their game against Real Madrid (13-3) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Dimitrijevic cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones.
He scored only 2 points in 4 minutes on the court.
Joventut was edged 81-78 at home by the leading Real Madrid.
Dimitrijevic has been at the team for five years.
This season Dimitrijevic averages just 1.7ppg in three games.
He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the FYR Macedonian senior national team.
#11. Former international center Oliver Dvojakovski (204-97, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Betanzos in their game against Ponferrada CDP in the Spanish EBA (fourth division).
Dvojakovski scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
His team was defeated 82-73.
Dvojakovski's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg and 4.4rpg.
He used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team
three years ago.
#12. U18 international power forward Elvis Hot (197-98, currently plays in Slovenia) helped Crnomelj edge one of league's weakest teams Branik 81-79 in the Slovenian 2SKL (second division) in Saturday night's game.
He scored only one point and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Hot's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg.
He is also in the roster of the FYR Macedonian U18 national team.
The list of other players, who all have FYR Macedonian passport but never been selected to any of FYR Macedonian national teams:
#1.Cedi Osman (204-F-95, currently plays in Euroleague). Osman could not help Anadolu Efes (8-10) to beat Panathinaikos (10-8).
He scored 9 points in 16 minutes.
But the tenth-placed Anadolu Efes (8-10) lost 81-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague.
It's Osman's fourth season with the team.
This year Osman's overall stats are: 8.3ppg and 2.8rpg in 18 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Turkish.
#2.Dino Radoncic (202-F-99, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Real Madrid II's victory against the eighth-ranked Quintanar (8-5) crushing them 81-50 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday.
Radoncic scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 29 minutes.
Real Madrid II (10-5) is placed fourth in Group B.
Radoncic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.7apg in 14 games.
Radoncic is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Montenegrin.
#3.Armin Musovic (192-PG-96, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Oldenburg in their game against Artland Dragons (10-5) in the German ProB (third division).
He scored 7 points and added 5 assists.
The fourth-placed Oldenburg (10-5) was defeated 80-76 in Quakenbrueck by the higher-ranked Artland Dragons (#3) in the North group.
It was Oldenburg's first loss after four consecutive victories.
Musovic's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.5apg.
He has both FYR Macedonian and German nationalities.
Despite Musovic's FYR Macedonian passport, he previously played for the German U16 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the FYR Macedonian team.
#4.Boris Vukicevic (190-F-98, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Stevnsgade (3-9) in their game against Naestved (9-8) in the Danish Ligaen. Vukicevic cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones.
He recorded only 3 points in 22 minutes.
Stevnsgade was badly defeated 80-60 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#4) Naestved.
It was Stevnsgade's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Vukicevic's total stats are: 2.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg in 15 games.
Devon Van Oostrum (ex Koroivos) signs at MZT Skopje - 3 days ago
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Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 24-year old British guard Devon Van Oostrum (190-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Dutch passport. Van Oostrum played recently at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.7apg this season. The last season Van Oostrum played at Arkadikos (also in A1) where in 26 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2s... [read more]
Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 24-year old British guard Devon Van Oostrum (190-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Dutch passport. Van Oostrum played recently at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.7apg this season. The last season Van Oostrum played at Arkadikos (also in A1) where in 26 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg. Among other achievements Van Oostrum's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2012 and 2013. Van Oostrum was also a member of British international program for some years. He played for British Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013. Van Oostrum also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 31.8%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 50.0%. Van Oostrum is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Finland (Kouvot), Spain (Baskonia, Magia Huesca, Caceres Basket, CB Tarragona 2017 and Baskonia) and United Kingdom (Sheffield Sharks).
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