24-year old forward Logan Stutz (205-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for ETB Wohnbau and receives a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 13. He had a double-double of 44 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Leipzig (#16, 3-10) 89-83. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. ETB Wohnbau is placed at 11th position in German ProA. ETB Wohnbau is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-8 record. In the team's last game Stutz had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be ETB Wohnbau's top player in his first season with the team. Washburn University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Stutz is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.6ppg. Stutz is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 8.3rpg) and averages solid 69.3% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Richard Williams (178-PG-87) of Vechta. He is American guard in his first season at Vechta. In the last game Williams recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 11 assists. Of course Vechta cruised to a 97-88 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Crailsheim (#14, 4-9). This victory allowed Vechta to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 8-4 record is not bad at all. Williams is a newcomer at Vechta and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 5.4rpg and 7.9apg.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Ramon Harris (201-F-88) of league's leader Goettingen. Harris got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . He was a key player of Goettingen, leading his team to a 85-80 win against the lower-ranked Finke Baskets (#9, 6-7). Goettingen confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 3 lost games. Harris has a very solid season. In 9 games in Germany he scored 13.4ppg. He also has 4.7rpg, FGP: 57.9% and 3PT: 44.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Devin White (203-F-88) of Heidelberg - 24 points and 14 rebounds 5. Joey Henley (196-PF-85) of ETB Wohnbau - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Torvoris Baker (203-F-83) of Gotha - 24 points and 6 rebounds 7. Evan Harris (206-F/C-86) of Cuxhaven - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Stevie Johnson (198-F/C-78) of Crailsheim - 12 points and 10 rebounds 9. Chase Griffin (188-G-83) of Gotha - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Cory Abercrombie (201-PF-85) of NBC - 14 points and 9 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)
Not too long this summer came the sad news that Rent4Office had to shut down operations and suddenly professional basektball seemed whiped out in the beuatiful Bavarian city and about as far away from coming back as it is for Lionel Messi to ever returning to the Argentine national team. However one noticed very quickly just how much love there was for the game and the club that head coach Ralph Junge and fans worked on getting funds and getting sponsors for a new start. It went a lot qui... [read more]
Not too long this summer came the sad news that Rent4Office had to shut down operations and suddenly professional basektball seemed whiped out in the beuatiful Bavarian city and about as far away from coming back as it is for Lionel Messi to ever returning to the Argentine national team. However one noticed very quickly just how much love there was for the game and the club that head coach Ralph Junge and fans worked on getting funds and getting sponsors for a new start. It went a lot quicker than many thought it ever could and today it was announced that NBC 2016 as the campaign is called will bring professional basketball back to Nurnberg. Now the only thing that needs to happen is for the announcement of the reviewing committee if the club really will be able to get back on it's feet again. NBC2016 produced a solid finance plan that shows that they have the strength to start up operations again in the German Pro A.
"We are very proud that we were able to raise enough money for a new start. Now we hope for the support of the reviewing committee and the other 15 Pro A teams that surely won't put any stones in our way. Our budget is limited, but we have learned to fight and even with the smallest budget be able to go into the season with big motivation", stressed head coach Ralph Junge. The club wants to focus even more on their youth department and get the fans to identify with the club right from the start. The club wants to build a new team around Sebastian Schroeder and it's youth national players that will have perspective in Nurnberg. New sponsors are being looked for to help support the new start. Ralph Junge also knows that the support of the fans was very important for the NBC 2016 campaign to be so successful. "The support of the fans in the last weeks was gigantic and a signal that basketball in Nurnberg is needed", warned Ralph Junge.
New German Pro B team SSV lok Bernau have reeled in Timajh Parker-Rivera (203-F-94). Timajh Parker-Rivera (203-F-94) is a 22 year old 203cm forward that brings 235 pounds to the scale. He hails from Milford Conneticut and will be starting his professional basketball career in Germany with SSV Lok Bernau. He played the last four years at Towson (NCAA) and has the most wins in the school history with 75. Last season as a senior he played 33 games averaging 6.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2bpg, FG... [read more]