29-year old center Jared Homan (206-C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for B.Muenchen and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17. He had the game-high 20 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for B.Muenchen in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Ratiopharm (11-6) 80-78. B.Muenchen is placed at 4th position in German league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. B.Muenchen will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. It's Homan's second year at B.Muenchen and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Jared Homan averages this season 11.3ppg and 5.8rpg.
Second best performed player last round was Devin Uskoski (201-F-85) of MBC. He is American forward in his first season at MBC. In the last game Uskoski recorded impressive 22 points and 8 rebounds. Of course he lead MBC to another comfortable win 80-66 over the higher-ranked s.Oliver Baskets (#11, 7-9) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. MBC keeps 14th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-10 record. Uskoski is a newcomer at MBC and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Zachery Peacock (203-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports) of Fraport SKY (#15). Peacock scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Fraport SKY, leading his team to a 79-59 easy win against the lower-ranked LTi 46ers (#18, 4-13). The chances of Fraport SKY not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Peacock could try to bring Fraport SKY's a little bit higher in the standings. Peacock has individually a great season in Germany. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.3ppg (6th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Davin White (186-G-81) of Phoenix Hagen - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists 5. Reggie Redding (196-SF-88) of Walter Tigers - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Nihad Djedovic (198-F-90) of ALBA - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Anthony King (206-F/C-85) of Art.Dragons - 25 points and 2 rebounds 8. Dino Gregory (200-F-89) of Phoenix Hagen - 15 points and 6 rebounds 9. Larry Gordon (196-F-87) of Phoenix Hagen - 18 points and 6 rebounds 10. Jared Jordan (188-PG-84) of Telekom Baskets - 4 rebounds and 16 assists
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)
2010 Eurochalleneg winner BG Goettingen may not have reached the playoffs the last two years, but every game was a highlight when ex NBA player Khalid El-Amin (178-PG-79, college: Connecticut) was running the point. The club has announced that they will be going in a younger direction at the point. They recently hauled in young playmakers Jessie Sanders and Dutch player Leon Williams. El Amin had to make room for these two players and thus won't be returning. He supplied valuable leadersh... [read more]
2010 Eurochalleneg winner BG Goettingen may not have reached the playoffs the last two years, but every game was a highlight when ex NBA player Khalid El-Amin (178-PG-79, college: Connecticut) was running the point. The club has announced that they will be going in a younger direction at the point. They recently hauled in young playmakers Jessie Sanders and Dutch player Leon Williams. El Amin had to make room for these two players and thus won't be returning. He supplied valuable leadership in his two years. In the first year, theclub nearly made the playoffs as he played 32 games averaging 14.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.5%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 90.1%. Last season he came late to the club after starting the season with Sigal Prishtina (Kosovo-SuperLeague): Balkan League: 3 games: 12.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.3apg, 1.3spg; FIBA Europe Cup: 6 games: 12.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.0apg, 2FGP: 50.0%, 3FGP: 37.0%; Kosovan SuperLeague: 6 games: 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.0apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 50.0%, 3FGP: 31.8%, left in Dec.'15, later that month moved to BG Goettingen (Germany-BBL): 16 games: 13.1ppg, 2.1rpg, Assists-4 (6.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 27.3%. He was a vital part of BG Goettingen remaining in the league. One should never count out El Amin as he returned last season for a second time when the club's point guard situation wasn't working and maybe three could be a charm sometime?