American Lele Hardy (182-SF-88, agency: Merit Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Njardvik and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17. The 24-year old had a double-double of 29 points and eighteen rebounds, while her team outclassed Grindavik (5-12) with 29-point margin 99-70. Njardvik is placed at 6th position in Icelandic Express L.. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Njardvik have already lost 12 games and recorded just five victories. It's Hardy's second year at Njardvik and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Clemson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hardy. Hardy is in league's top in points (2nd best: 28.6ppg), assists (6th best: 4.4apg) and averages solid 5.4spg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American guard Crystal Smith (168-G-84) of Grindavik. Smith impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Grindavik lost that game 70-99 to slightly higher-ranked Njardvik (5-12). This loss caused Grindavik to drop to 7th position in the standings. 12 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Grindavik managed to get this year. Smith is a newcomer at Grindavik and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.9ppg (#3). Her other stats are also decent: 6.5rpg and 5.0apg.
The third best performed player last round was American Kieraah Marlow (178-F-85) of second-ranked Snaefell. Marlow scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was a key player of Snaefell, leading her team to a 77-65overtime win against the lower-ranked Haukar (#5, 8-9). Snaefell needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 4 lost games. Marlow has a great season in Iceland. After 15 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.3ppg (5th best), rebounds with 10.4rpg (3rd best) and assists with 3.5apg (8th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Britney Jones (172-G-87) of Fjolnir - 41 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Jaleesa Butler (185-G-87) of Valur - 22 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Shannon McCallum (177-G-87) of KR - 22 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Sara Run Hinriksdottir (165-F-96) of Keflavik - 21 points and 11 rebounds 8. Siarre Evans (178-G/F-88) of Haukar - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Palina Gunnlaugsdottir (168-G-87) of Keflavik - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Jessica Jenkins (172-G-90) of Keflavik - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 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)
Tavelyn James (ex Norrkoping) agreed terms with Skallagrimur - 3 days ago
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U.M.F. Skallagrimur Borganes (D1) inked 26-year old American point guard Tavelyn James (170-90, college: E.Michigan). She played most recently at Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish Damligan. In 29 games she recorded very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.4spg last season. A very good year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The most of previous (2014-15) season James spent at Helios in Swiss LNA where in 16 games she a... [read more]
U.M.F. Skallagrimur Borganes (D1) inked 26-year old American point guard Tavelyn James (170-90, college: E.Michigan). She played most recently at Norrkoping Dolphins in Swedish Damligan. In 29 games she recorded very impressive stats: 22.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.4spg last season. A very good year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com Swedish Damligan All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The most of previous (2014-15) season James spent at Helios in Swiss LNA where in 16 games she averaged remarkable 18.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.2apg and 2.8spg. She helped them to win the Swiss LNA title and the cup. It was a very successful season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team. James also spent pre-season at Villeneuve D'Ascq in French league that year. She represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) five years ago. James has played also professionally in Israel (Elitzur Holon), Slovenia (Athlete Celje) and WNBA (Minnesota Lynx). She attended Eastern Michigan University until 2012 and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball.
U.M.F. Skallagrimur Borganes roster for 2016-2017:
Breidablik (D1) signed 23-year old American guard Jasmine Phillips (178-93). She just graduated from E.Carolina (NCAA). As mentioned above Phillips is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro. Her team made it to the AAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Iceland [read more]
Breidablik (D1) signed 23-year old American guard Jasmine Phillips (178-93). She just graduated from E.Carolina (NCAA). As mentioned above Phillips is just out of the college and it will be her first season as a pro. Her team made it to the AAC Tournament Semifinals in 2015.
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