American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87, agency: Court Side) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Evreux, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 20. The 25-year old player got a double-double of 28 points and 10 assists, while his team beat Boulogne (#6, 12-8) 86-71. Evreux maintains the 2nd position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Evreux will need more victories to improve their 15-5 record. In the team's last game Hannah had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Evreux's top player in his first season with the team. Former Wichita State University star has very solid stats this year. Hannah is in league's top in points (9th best: 17.2ppg), assists (7th best: 5.1apg) and averages impressive 60.0% FGP and 47.6% from behind 3-point line.
The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Olivier Romain (182-PG-88) of St Quentin. Romain had a very good evening with 29 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course St Quentin cruised to a 81-70 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Nantes (#12, 8-12). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. St Quentin keeps 11th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Romain is one of the most experienced players at St Quentin and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-F-83, agency: Two Points) of Bourg (#8). Sonko scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Bourg, leading his team to a 104-83 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Rouen (#10, 10-10). Bourg needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 9 lost games. Sonko has a very solid season. In 17 games in France he scored 16.5ppg. He also has 6.4rpg and FGP: 51.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-PF-88) of Evreux - 18 points and 16 rebounds 5. Benoit Mangin (198-G-88) of Le Portel - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 13 assists 6. Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84) of Maurienne - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Jason Siggers (188-SG-85) of Lille - 29 points and 4 rebounds 8. Justin Burrell (206-F-88) of Chalons-Reims - 20 points and 11 rebounds 9. Errick Craven (188-G-83) of St Vallier - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists 10. John Williamson (199-F/C-86) of Fos Ouest - 22 points, 7 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)
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.
ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) tabbed 31-year old Cameroonian ex-international forward Gaston Moliva (202-109kg-85, college: Richmond, agency: Promotex). He played most recently at CRA Hoceima in Moroccan D1 league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. The previous (14-15) season Moliva played at SKP Banska Bystrica in SBL where in 28 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Slovakian Cup Semi... [read more]
ALM Evreux Basket (ProB) tabbed 31-year old Cameroonian ex-international forward Gaston Moliva (202-109kg-85, college: Richmond, agency: Promotex). He played most recently at CRA Hoceima in Moroccan D1 league. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. The previous (14-15) season Moliva played at SKP Banska Bystrica in SBL where in 28 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. He contributed to his team making it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. Among other achievements Moliva received Asia-Basket.com All-Qatari D1 Honorable Mention award back in 2013. He was a member of Cameroonian Senior National Team back in 2011. Moliva has played previously professionally in Japan (Chiba Jets) and Qatar (Qatar Sports Club). He attended University of Richmond until 2008 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball. Let's have closer look into Moliva's outlook:
By being one of the top shot blocker wherever he played since high school, Gaston Moliva has shown his infinite shot blocking skills and proven he is a great defender. Although he is an outstanding shot blocker, it is his overall strength and agility to control the pain both offensively and defensively that is so impressive. Gaston is one of the most professional and hardworking prospects on the market. As a professional, he consistently recorded doubles doubles and his performances have led his previous team to several finals for his career as a professional, he has shown to have all the work ethics and the leadership qualities you would want in a player.However, free throws remain an area that need some improvement.
Important stats as a professional:
Highest points scored: 42 points (2010), Qatar Sports Club against Wakrah Sports Club,
Highest rebounds: 18 (2013)
Highest blocks:9 (2009).
Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.