31-year old forward Robert Franklin (195-F-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for Recklinghausen and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 20. He had the game-high 41 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for Recklinghausen as his team lost the game against Rist Wedel (#2, 14-6) 115-128. Recklinghausen maintains the 5th position in German ProB. Recklinghausen is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 10th lost game this season out of 20 games. In the team's last game Franklin had a remarkable 76.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Recklinghausen, through which he has constantly improved. N.Mexico Highlands University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Franklin is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.9rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 54.6% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Davey Hopkins (195-SF-88) of league's second-best Rist Wedel. He is American in his first season at Rist Wedel. In the last game Hopkins recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. Of course he lead Rist Wedel to another comfortable win 128-115 over the lower-ranked Recklinghausen (#5, 10-10) being unquestionably team leader. Rist Wedel's second position in North has not changed. His team's 14-6 record is not bad at all. Hopkins is a newcomer at Rist Wedel and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Travis Clark (195-F) of MTV Wolfenbuettel (#7). Clark scored 25 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of MTV Wolfenbuettel, leading his team to a 86-78overtime win against the lower-ranked Stahnsdorf (#12, 6-14). The chances of MTV Wolfenbuettel ranking at the top of North, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Clark could help MTV Wolfenbuettel to bring them higher in the standings. Clark has a very solid season. In 19 games in Germany he scored 13.1ppg. He also has 7.9rpg and FGP: 61.7%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Geddes Robinson (195-PF-87) of Dragons - 20 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Myles Hesson (195-F-90) of Weissenhorn - 31 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Tobias Jahn (205-F-86) of Langen - 19 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Augie Johnston (185-PG-86) of Rist Wedel - 40 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Christopher Jones (183-G-88) of Dorsten - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists 9. Michael Haucke (210-C-85) of Stahnsdorf - 13 points and 11 rebounds 10. Jared Benson (208-C-89) of Dresden - 24 points and 6 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)
The Itzehoe Eagles have continued to reshape their squad ahead of the 2016-17 2. Bundesliga ProB season by signing Frederik Henningsen (198-F-88). "We needed another German player who has got leadership skills", Itzehoe head coach Pat Elzie stated on the club's website. A well-rounded forward, Henningsen appeared in 26 ProB games for the EN Baskets Schwelm last season with averages of 15.2 points, 4.2 boards and 2.6 assists a contest, en route to Eurobasket.com All-2.Bundesliga Pro B Hon... [read more]
The Itzehoe Eagles have continued to reshape their squad ahead of the 2016-17 2. Bundesliga ProB season by signing Frederik Henningsen (198-F-88). "We needed another German player who has got leadership skills", Itzehoe head coach Pat Elzie stated on the club's website.
A well-rounded forward, Henningsen appeared in 26 ProB games for the EN Baskets Schwelm last season with averages of 15.2 points, 4.2 boards and 2.6 assists a contest, en route to Eurobasket.com All-2.Bundesliga Pro B Honorable Mention status. In his lone season at Schwelm, he led the team in outside shooting, knocking down 46 three pointers (34.8 percent).
Prior to Schwelm, the 28-year-old spent time with ProA outfit Paderborn, averaging 7.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game during the 2013-14 season.
Second Regionaliga team BSV Wulfen have snatched Connell Crossland (201-F-91, college: TCU) for the upcoming season who won't have far to go to reach his new basketball home as he comes from Herten which is only 15 kilometers away. Connell Crossland (201-F-91, college: TCU) is a 25 year old 201cm forward from St Louis that is a athletic wing player who brings athleticism and a hard-nosed attitude. He jumps well towards the board and is quick footed, can play both forward positions. He wil... [read more]