Talented Cuban Howard Sant-Roos (200-SF-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for SU Medien and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 11. The 21-year old had a double-double of 34 points and eleven rebounds, while his team beat Stahnsdorf (#11, 3-8) 80-67. SU Medien is placed at 8th position in German ProB. SU Medien is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-7 record. In the team's last game Sant-Roos had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at SU Medien and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Sant-Roos has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 22.5ppg), assists (8th best: 4.5apg) and averages solid 3.4spg and 58.4% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old power forward Marco Voeller (198-PF-89) of Hanau. Voeller impressed basketball fans with 33 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Hanau lost that game 89-100 to slightly higher-ranked Licher Baeren (#4, 7-4). This loss caused Hanau to drop to 5th position in South. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Voeller is a newcomer at Hanau and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.
The third best performed player last round was American Jared Benson (208-C-89) of Dresden (#9). Benson scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Dresden, leading his team to a 100-90 win against slightly higher-ranked Fraport SKY II (#7, 5-6). The chances of Dresden not to end season at such low position in South, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Benson could try to bring Dresden's a little bit higher in the standings. Benson has a very solid season. In 11 games in Germany he scored 14.5ppg. He also has 6.3rpg, FGP: 56.3% and 3PT: 55.2%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Kedrick Johnson (193-F-83) of Noerdlingen - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Robert Franklin (195-F-81) of Recklinghausen - 22 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Martinis Woody (201-F/C-82) of Langen - 19 points and 14 rebounds 7. Travis Clark (195-F) of MTV Wolfenbuettel - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Davey Hopkins (195-SF-88) of Rist Wedel - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Michael Taylor (193-G-87) of Oldenburg - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists 10. Tim Oldenburg (202-C-92) of Fraport SKY II - 24 points and 7 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)
Elijah Allen(195-G/F-89, college: NW Missouri St.) is a 26 year old 195cm swing man from Columbus, Ohio that recently completed his fourth professional season in Germany and second with Lich playing 27 games averaging 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 69.3%. He started his basketball career at NW Missouri St. (NCAA2) in 2007 where he played until 2011 playing a total of 103 NCAA games and as a senior played 26 games: 14.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg, FG: 44.8%, 3Pts: 23.... [read more]
Elijah Allen (195-G/F-89, college: NW Missouri St.) is a 26 year old 195cm swing man from Columbus, Ohio that recently completed his fourth professional season in Germany and second with Lich playing 27 games averaging 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 69.3%. He started his basketball career at NW Missouri St. (NCAA2) in 2007 where he played until 2011 playing a total of 103 NCAA games and as a senior played 26 games: 14.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg, FG: 44.8%, 3Pts: 23.1%, FT: 74.8%. He came to Germany in 2012 and played his first two seasons for the VfB 1900 Giessen Pointers (Germany-Regionalliga) and in the 2013-2014 season played 26 games averaging 20.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 30.7%, FT: 68.4%. In the 2014-2015 season for the Licher Basket Baeren he played 28 games: 10.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 72.2% He spoke to Eurobasket after signing with Pro A team Gotha.
Elijah thanks for talking to eurobasket. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been? Thanks for the interview Miles, I am currently in Lollar,Germany. The summer has been great for me. I have been staying fairly busy. I have been training and spending time with my family and I also just took part in the Scorers1st Showcase in Dusseldorf this past weekend.
There is nothing wrong with staying in Germany and enjoying the lifestyle, but isn't your extended family in Ohio as well as friends sad that you are still in Germany when you could be at home? Yes, I miss my family and friends very much. It has been about 3 years since I have been back in the United States. I just haven't had much time to make it back due to other priorities.
You obviously have your own family now here in Germany, but besides that what have you grown to cherish the most about being able to live in Germany? I think the fact of just realizing why I have been here so long is what I will cherish the most. I made a goal and stuck to it. I have been taking classes at a local school and also working a normal job the past few years in order to obtain a German passport. It took a lot of hard work and sacrifice but it was all worth it.
Congrats on signing with Gotha in the German Pro A. How thrilled are you to be able to make the next step in your professional career? I am very excited for this opportunity. I have worked hard for this. I am hungry and eager to help the program in continued success.
For some reason I always figured you were happy playing with the Licher Basket Baeren. How carefully did you plan this move? Leaving Lich and the Giessen area was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. It ideally was the perfect situation for me because it gave me the opportunity to play as well as being clos