30-year old swingman Jonathan Moore (203-F/G-82) had an amazing evening in the last round for Crailsheim and receives a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 21. He had a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat NBC (#9, 9-12) 92-80. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Crailsheim is placed at 14th position in German ProA. Crailsheim is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-13 record. In the team's last game Moore had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Crailsheim's top player in his first season with the team. Jonathan Moore averages this season 15.0ppg and 6.8rpg.
Second best performed player last round was Zamal Nixon (186-PG-89) of NBC. He is American guard in his first season at NBC. In the last game Nixon recorded impressive 37 points and 3 rebounds. Bad luck as NBC lost that game 80-92 to the lower-ranked Crailsheim (#14, 8-13). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. NBC keeps 9th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-12 record. Nixon is a newcomer at NBC and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#3). He also recorded 3.1 assists per game.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Chase Griffin (188-G-83) of Gotha (#13). Griffin showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Gotha, leading his team to a 107-97 win against Kirchheim (8-13). The chances of Gotha not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 13 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Griffin could try to bring Gotha's a little bit higher in the standings. Griffin has individually a great season in Germany. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.3ppg (5th best). He also has FGP: 51.0% and 3PT: 56.9%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Aurimas Adomaitis (206-PF-87) of Jena - 25 points and 8 rebounds 5. Torvoris Baker (203-F-83) of Gotha - 19 points and 10 rebounds 6. Dirk Madrich (211-C-83) of Vechta - 20 points and 10 rebounds 7. Michael Stockton (185-PG-89) of Karlsruhe - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists 8. Justin Stommes (200-G/F-88) of Kirchheim - 29 points and 3 rebounds 9. Stevie Johnson (198-F/C-78) of Crailsheim - 12 points and 10 rebounds 10. Ramon Harris (201-F-88) of Goettingen - 16 points and 7 rebounds
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)
Virgil Matthews (188-PG-83, college: Montana, agency: Elevate Agency) continues to serve up top Pro A stats since years and one has to wonder when the American would get rewarded with a contract by a Beko BBL team. In an interview with eurobasket recently, Matthews had this to say about his chances reaching the BBL and the future. ". I have watched a lot of BBL this season I'm sure I can play there and help a team for sure if it happens or not I don't really worry myself with, I just want... [read more]
Virgil Matthews (188-PG-83, college: Montana, agency: Elevate Agency) continues to serve up top Pro A stats since years and one has to wonder when the American would get rewarded with a contract by a Beko BBL team. In an interview with eurobasket recently, Matthews had this to say about his chances reaching the BBL and the future. ". I have watched a lot of BBL this season I'm sure I can play there and help a team for sure if it happens or not I don't really worry myself with, I just want to go to a team who believes in what I can do.I don't know if Germany will remain my address but I'm definitely comfortable here but as you get older you value different things so I will just wait and see what comes. Preferably just playing for solid money on a high level if I could choose", stressed Virgil Matthews (188-PG-83, college: Montana, agency: Elevate Agency). In the end, the American stayed with his heart which once again felt that BV Chemnitz was the right place to stay at. His stats in the last two years have been spectacular and a huge increase from his Ehingen days. In his first season with Chemnitz, he played 30 games averaging 14.3ppg, 5.7rpg, Assists-2 (6.1apg), Steals-4 (1.8spg), FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 71.4%. Last season he played 33 games averaging 12.6ppg, 6.1rpg, Assists-2 (7.6apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 75.2%. "I am glad that Virgil will come back. In my mind he was the best point guard in the Pro A last season. He will be an important leader and identity figure next season", stressed BV Chmenitz head coach Rodrigo Pastore.Last season he scored in double figures in 23 of 33 games and his best scoring games were against Vechta with 23 points and 20 points against the RheinStars and Heidelberg. He also had a triple double against Leverkusen with 11 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists.