24-year old power forward Jack Eggleston (203-PF-88, agency: Pro One Sports) had a great game in the last round for Bayer Giants and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 9. He had a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Hanau (5-4) in overtime 97-93. Bayer Giants maintains the 7th position in German ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bayer Giants will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. In the team's last game Eggleston had a remarkable 83.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Bayer Giants and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Pennsylvania graduate has very impressive stats this year. Eggleston is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 8.9rpg) and averages solid 63.1% FGP and 40.6% from behind 3-point line.
Second best performed player last round was Tobias Jahn (205-F-86) of Langen. He is a forward in his first season at Langen. In the last game Jahn recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Langen cruised to a 77-70 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Leitershofen (#10, 3-6). Langen's 8th position in South has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Jahn is a newcomer at Langen and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Kedrick Johnson (193-F-83) of Noerdlingen (#4). Johnson showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, ten rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Noerdlingen, leading his team to a 95-85 win against the lower-ranked Dresden (#9, 3-6). Noerdlingen needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in South. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Johnson has a very solid season. In 9 games in Germany he scored 13.8ppg. He also has 8.9rpg and FGP: 67.1%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Andreas Kronhardt (204-C-89) of Schwelm - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists 5. Johannes Thiemann (203-F-94) of TSV Troester - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Antonio Houston (196-G/F-88) of Wulfen - 37 points and 6 rebounds 7. Christoph Hackenesch (204-F/C-86) of Herten Lions - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) of SU Medien - 36 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Josef Eichler (200-F-87) of Noerdlingen - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Blair Wheadon (191-G-90) of Stahnsdorf - 38 points and 3 rebounds
The Player of the week is choosen 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)
Having brothers play on the same team in any sport is rare, but sometimes it does happen as German Pro B team ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen will showcase this upcoming season. Robin Lodders (203-F/C-94) joins the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen and will join brother Jannik on the roster. Robin Lodders (203-F/C-94) is a 21 year old 203cm forward and last season played for the Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL): 7 games: 2.3ppg, played also at Dragons Rhoendorf (ProA): 24 games: 6.3ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 46.7%, 3... [read more]
Having brothers play on the same team in any sport is rare, but sometimes it does happen as German Pro B team ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen will showcase this upcoming season. Robin Lodders (203-F/C-94) joins the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen and will join brother Jannik on the roster. Robin Lodders (203-F/C-94) is a 21 year old 203cm forward and last season played for the Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL): 7 games: 2.3ppg, played also at Dragons Rhoendorf (ProA): 24 games: 6.3ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 56.1%. "Robin has done a good development in the last two years. We await that he will make us more versatile at both forward positions and show his strength in transition. He won't have an easy time replacing Christoph Hakenesch, but we believe he can fulfil this role", stressed head coach Igor Krizanovic.
Lodders started his basketball career in 2012 ith the Hannover Korbjaeger (2.Regionalliga) playing 13 games averaging 6.7ppg, played also at TSV Neustadt (NBBL). In the 2013-2014 season he played for the Hannover Korbjaeger (Regionalliga) playing 21 games averaging 10.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 58.4%, FT: 53.2%. In the 2014-2015 season he played for the Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL): 3 games: 0.7ppg, played also at Telekom Baskets Bonn II (Regionalliga): 26 games: 15.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 67.0%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been German 2.Regionalliga (North-West Group) Champion -13, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -15, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Newcomer of the Year -15, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga West Honorable Mention -15, and Eurobasket.com Regionalliga West All-Domestic Players Team -15.