American forward Sean May (206-F-84) had a great game in the last round for Paris-Levallois, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14. The 28-year old player was the main contributor (20 points, seven rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Le Havre (#15, 5-9) with 21-point margin 94-73. Thanks to this victory Paris-Levallois moved-up to the 3rd position in the French ProA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Paris-Levallois will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. May turned to be Paris-Levallois' top player in his first season with the team. Former University of North Carolina star has very solid stats this year. May is league's best scorer averaging so far 20.7ppg. May is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.1rpg) and averages impressive 64.2% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Congolese Max Kouguere (198-F-87) of Le Havre. Kouguere had a very good evening with 28 points and 5 rebounds. Bad luck as Le Havre lost that game 73-94 to the higher-ranked Paris-Levallois (#3, 9-5). Le Havre is still in a red zone at 15th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Kouguere is a newcomer at Le Havre, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines (#6). Buycks scored 23 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Gravelines, leading his team to a 87-77 win against the lower-ranked Nanterre (#13, 6-8). Gravelines needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Buycks has a great season in France. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (2nd best). He also has FGP: 53.9% and 3PT: 43.6%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Orleans - 23 points and 4 rebounds 5. Jawad Williams (204-F-83) of Paris-Levallois - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82) of Nancy - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Gravelines - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Souleyman Diabate (183-PG-87) of Nancy - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 14 assists 9. Anthony Dobbins (194-G-81) of Poitiers - 12 points and 10 rebounds 10. John Cox (196-G-81) of Paris-Levallois - 21 points
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)
Recap of ProB Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - May 25, 2016
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Provence Basket - Lille 69-68 Provence Basket eked out a narrow home win over Lille in the opener. Lille Metropole was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 19-17 charge of Provence Basket, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 30 Lille Metropole turnovers. Strangely Lille Metropole outrebounded Provence Basket 76-64 including a 62-42 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out... [read more]
Provence Basket eked out a narrow home win over Lille in the opener. Lille Metropole was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 19-17 charge of Provence Basket, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 30 Lille Metropole turnovers. Strangely Lille Metropole outrebounded Provence Basket 76-64 including a 62-42 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Lille Metropole's players. 34 personal fouls committed by Lille Metropole helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (203-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle, agency: Stealth Sport) chipped in 12 points. American point guard Tajuan Porter (170-88, college: Oregon) produced 22 points and 4 steals and naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 18+5reb+3ast, A.Broussard 12+3reb+2ast, R.Desroses 11+2reb+1ast, M.Dia 8+4reb+2ast, L.Vebobe 7+4reb+1ast, R.Jackson 6+6reb Lille: T.Porter 22+3reb+3ast, K.Barlow 13+4reb+2ast, J.Traore 11+11reb+1ast, T.Ceci-Diop 9+6reb, G.Michel 6+5reb, R.Slay 4+4reb
Boulazac topped Nantes for 1-0 lead in the series. Nantes was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 26-13 third quarter run of Boulazac Basket. They made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Nantes was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Franklin Hassell (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Inception Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. David Jackson (195-86, college: W.Illinois) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. Power forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) answered with 26 points and 6 rebounds and Storm Warren (201-88, college: LSU, agency: Inception Sports) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Nantes. Nantes' coach Franck Collineau rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Boulazac: D.Jackson 18+5reb+5ast, F.Hassell 18+10reb, A.Tanghe 16+3reb+4ast, A.Salmon 12+8reb, J.Sanchez 12+8reb+1ast, K.Corre 6 Nantes: A.Durham 26+6reb+2ast, M.Ginyard 13+2ast, D.Gentil 8+1reb, S.Warren 8+9reb+3ast, V.Bigote 7+1reb, S.Traore 6+6reb+3ast
Evreux secured the winning start to their playoff campaign as they defeated Poitiers. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Poitiers won third quarter 25-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Poitiers 50-34 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. ALM Evreux players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Poitiers was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import swingman Drake Reed (194-87, college: Austin Peay St., agency: Inception Sports) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (201-88, college: Le Moyne) answered with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Pierre-Yves Guillard (201-84) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Poitiers. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Evreux: D.Reed 18+9reb+1ast, J.Burton 16+15reb+7ast, P.Beye 15+6reb, P.Drouault 10+3reb+1ast, B.Pinault 8+1reb+2ast, B.Walker 8+6reb+4ast Poitiers: L.Ekperigin 20+8reb+6ast, P.Guillard 19+6reb+1ast, D.Dorsey 14+4reb+8ast, A.Thinon 13+2reb+1ast, K.Harley 8+4reb+2ast, J.Greer 8+3reb+3ast
Bourg outscored Le Portel for 1-0 lead in the series. It looked good early as Le Portel took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then JL Bourg had a 36-14 second period charge getting the lead and Le Portel was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-89. JL Bourg shot 63.0 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for JL Bourg especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 rebounds. Center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Gregor Beugnot allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Swingman Sean Mosley (192-89, college: Maryland) answered with 18 points and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and center Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Le Portel. Top scorers: Bourg: S.Marshall 16+6reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 16+4reb+2ast, Q.Taylor 16+2reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 14+4reb+1ast, C.Ona-Embo 8+2reb+2ast, J.Cazenobe 6+4reb Le Portel: S.Mosley 18+5ast, J.Donaldson 12+7reb+2ast, M.Var 10+2reb+1ast, B.Mangin 9+5ast, J.Begarin 8+1reb+5ast, M.Kone 8+1reb
USA Toulouges (NM2) confirmed in their roster 23-year old guard Pierre Kiple (180-93). He played there last season. The previous (14-15) season Kiple played at Le Puy ASMB. He has played previously for another French team JA Vichy. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in France [read more]
USA Toulouges (NM2) confirmed in their roster 23-year old guard Pierre Kiple (180-93). He played there last season. The previous (14-15) season Kiple played at Le Puy ASMB. He has played previously for another French team JA Vichy.
ProA Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Monaco and Strasbourg register victories - May 24, 2016
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Monaco - ASVEL 67-61 Monaco rallied past ASVEL to even the semifinal series at 1-1. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Monaco made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American Jamal Shuler (191-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 4 assists. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter... [read more]
Monaco rallied past ASVEL to even the semifinal series at 1-1. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Monaco made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American Jamal Shuler (191-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 4 assists. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra) contributed with 7 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. International Charles Kahudi (199-86, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 11 points and 7 rebounds and Australian center David Andersen (213-80) added 12 points in the effort for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Monaco: J.Shuler 16+3reb+4ast, D.Cooper 14+2reb+3ast, S.Gladyr 11+6reb, A.Cel 8+4reb, A.Uter 7+12reb+1ast, A.Sy 4+4reb ASVEL: D.Andersen 12+4reb+1ast, C.Kahudi 11+7reb+2ast, N.Lang 9+2reb+2ast, D.Lighty 8+4reb+3ast, L.Jean-Charles 8+6reb+1ast, T.Meacham 7+2reb+3ast
Strasbourg held off visiting Le Mans to open 2-0 lead. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Rodrigue Beaubois (185-88, agency: Comsport) who scored 25 points. American point guard Louis Campbell (190-79, college: Buffalo) chipped in 7 points and 8 rebounds. Strasbourg IG's coach Vincent Collet used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Beninese power forward Mouphtaou Yarou (204-90, college: Villanova) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Top scorers: Strasbourg: R.Beaubois 25+1reb+1ast, M.Howard 12+6reb, J.Leloup 12+2reb+2ast, L.Campbell 7+8reb+3ast, T.Taylor 7, K.Weems 7+2reb+3ast Le Mans: R.Travis 16+11reb+1ast, M.Gelabale 13+3reb, T.McKee 10+2reb+4ast, P.Amagou 9+1reb+5ast, C.Lofton 8+2ast, M.Yarou 8+8reb
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