Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for St Chamond and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 18. The 29-year old forward had a double-double of 19 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Rennes (#15, 4-12) 83-72. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. St Chamond is placed at 14th position in French NM1. St Chamond is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-11 record. Rinna has many years of experience at St Chamond, through which he has constantly improved. Jean-Stephane Rinna averages this season 10.4ppg and 6.5rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-F-80, agency: TSS Management) of Rueil. Ocokoljic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Rueil to another comfortable win 78-61 over CFBB (#16, 0-16) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Rueil keeps 9th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ocokoljic is a newcomer at Rueil and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.5ppg (#9). He also registered 5.6 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was Nigerian Corey Raji (198-F-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) of Quimper (#4). Raji scored 27 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). Despite Raji's great performance Quimper lost 88-89in overtime to the lower-ranked Sorgues (#10, 8-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Quimper needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 11 victories and 5 lost games. Raji has a great season in France. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 9.1rpg (2nd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Daviin Davis (193-F-85) of Blois - 21 points and 6 rebounds 5. Gregory Lessort (197-F/C-85) of Vichy - 15 points and 7 rebounds 6. Ryan Zamroz (192-G/F-87) of Sorgues - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Tyray Pearson (201-F-80) of St Chamond - 16 points and 6 rebounds 8. Florian Thibedore (193-G/F-90) of Quimper - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists 9. Mehdi Labeyrie-Hafsi (203-F/C-78) of Monaco - 22 points and 3 rebounds 10. Anthony Christophe (190-G-83) of Monaco - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 9 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)
Pays de Fougeres Basket (NM2) signed 27-year old swingman Waly Gueye (190-89) from Cheruy. The previous (14-15) season Gueye played at Vendee Challans (NM1) where in 9 games he had 3.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg. His team was Runner-Up of NM1 2010. Gueye has played previously for four other teams: SAP Vaucluse, Le Puy ASMB, Ormes and UB Chartres. Pays de Fougeres Basket roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Justin Monroe Waly Gueye Benjamin Bourserie Forwards: Rodrigue Tetainanuarii Mari Ko... [read more]
Pays de Fougeres Basket (NM2) signed 27-year old swingman Waly Gueye (190-89) from Cheruy. The previous (14-15) season Gueye played at Vendee Challans (NM1) where in 9 games he had 3.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg. His team was Runner-Up of NM1 2010. Gueye has played previously for four other teams: SAP Vaucluse, Le Puy ASMB, Ormes and UB Chartres.
Union Poitiers Basket 86 (ProB) tabbed swingman Sekou Omar Doumbouya (200). He has played for the last two years at Centre Federal du Basket-Ball in the NM1. In 30 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg last season. Doumbouya is a member of French U18 National Team. Union Poitiers Basket 86 roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Arnaud Thinon Drake Reed Steve McWhorter Johann Garbin Forwards: Pierre-Yves Guillard Christophe Leonard Mike Joseph Sekou Omar Doumbouya Centers: Simon... [read more]
Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old Israeli international point guard Afik Nissim (185-81kg-81). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Nissim has played there for the last four seasons. In 37 Winner League games he recorded 9.4ppg, 1.3rpg and 4.0apg last season. Nissim helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Israeli League All-Star Game and to the... [read more]
Hapoel Eilat (Winner League) confirmed in their roster experienced 35-year old Israeli international point guard Afik Nissim (185-81kg-81). He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. Nissim has played there for the last four seasons. In 37 Winner League games he recorded 9.4ppg, 1.3rpg and 4.0apg last season. Nissim helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Israeli League All-Star Game and to the All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Israeli Premier League in 2015. Nissim was also voted Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Domestic Players Team in 2014. He has been also a member of Israeli international program for some years. Nissim has regularly played for Israeli senior team since 2001 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2001. He represented Israel at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 two years ago. Nissim is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (CZG Veroli), Russia (Enisey), Slovenia (Krka), Ukraine (BC Kyiv), France (Strasbourg IG), Israel (Maccabi Rishon and Hasharon) and Czech Republic (CEZ Nymburk). It's very possible he may end his playing career at Hapoel Eilat. On Nissim:
Great scorer. Can play both guards positions. Excellent outside shooter. Can shoot from anywhere. Good ballhandler. Good passer. Tends to do more than he can. Has good work ethic.
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