British Myles Hesson (195-F-90, agency: Two Points) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Weissenhorn and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 18. The 22-year old forward had a double-double of 19 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team beat Bayer Giants (#6, 10-8) 85-76. Weissenhorn maintains the 2nd position in German ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Weissenhorn will need more victories to improve their 12-6 record. Hesson turned to be Weissenhorn's top player in his first season with the team. Hesson has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 9.9rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 53.8% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American center Anthony Young (200-C-89) of Wulfen. Young impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 28 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Wulfen lost that game 69-81 to slightly higher-ranked Hannover (#7, 8-10). Wulfen managed to keep the same 9th spot in North. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-11 record. Young is a newcomer at Wulfen and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.1ppg (#6). He also registered 9.1 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was Goetz Twiehoff (198-PF-85) of Bayer Giants (#6). Twiehoff scored 18 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Twiehoff's great performance Bayer Giants lost 76-85 to the higher-ranked Weissenhorn (#2, 12-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Bayer Giants needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in South. Their record is 10 victories and 8 lost games. Twiehoff has a very solid season. In 16 games in Germany he scored 9.7ppg. He also has 6.9rpg and FGP: 52.9%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Till-Joscha Joenke (190-PG-92) of Weissenhorn - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists 5. Chad Gray (200-F-85) of Noerdlingen - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Chris Heinrich (208-C-77) of Oldenburg - 19 points and 10 rebounds 7. Michael Fakuade (201-F-89) of Hannover - 17 points and 12 rebounds 8. Howard Sant-Roos (200-SF-91) of SU Medien - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Marco Voeller (198-PF-89) of Hanau - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists 10. Steven Bennett (173-PG-88) of SU Medien - 28 points, 5 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)
Pro B team Artland Dragosn continue to build an extremely strong team as they have hauled in Kenneth Cooper (208-C-87, college: UAB) Cooper is a 28 year old 205cm center from Monroe, Louisiana that will be playing his seventh professional season. He not only brings expereince having played in Germany, but also from countries like Portugal, Canada, Finland, Venezuela, Canada, Estonia and Kosovo. Last season he played for RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Germany-Pro B) playing 26 games and averagi... [read more]
Pro B team Artland Dragosn continue to build an extremely strong team as they have hauled in Kenneth Cooper (208-C-87, college: UAB) Cooper is a 28 year old 205cm center from Monroe, Louisiana that will be playing his seventh professional season. He not only brings expereince having played in Germany, but also from countries like Portugal, Canada, Finland, Venezuela, Canada, Estonia and Kosovo. Last season he played for RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Germany-Pro B) playing 26 games and averaging 14.2ppg, Reb-4 (9.8rpg), FGP: 55.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 56.6%. "Last season we were missing a strong center that not only could withstand other big men, but also fight against them. Last season he impressed us leading up to our first game against Stahnsdorf.He dominated his opponents in the low post. After that we kept an eye on him", stressed Artland Dragons head coach Dragan Dojcin. Last season the American scored in double figures in 16 games and had six double doubles. His best games were against Oldenburg with 28 points and 12 rebounds, Wedel with 26 points and 10 boards and Schwelm with 24 points and 17 rebounds.
Cooper started his basketball career in 2005 with Oklahoma St. (NCAA) where he played two seasons playing 67 NCAA games. He then played a season with Louisiana Tech (NCAA) playing16 games averaging 11.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 42.3%, FT: 61.6%. He played his senior season with UAB (NCAA) playing 34 games averaging 5.6ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 54.3%. He started his professional career in 2010 with Lusitania Angra Patrimonio Mundial (Portugal-LPB) playing 10 games: 7.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 48.3%. In the 2011-2012 season he played with Halifax Rainmen (Canada-PBL) playing 3 games: 3.0ppg, 4.0rpg and Saynatsalon Riento (Finland-1st Division): 17 games: 19.2ppg, Reb-1 (13.9rpg), 1.3apg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 58.3%, FT: 60.0%. In the 2012-2013 season he played for Tiburones de V