29-year old guard Rachel Vanderwal (176-G-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked UL Aughinish and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. She had the game-high 28 points adding four rebounds and three assists for UL Aughinish in her team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Ulster Rockets (#8, 0-2) with 47-point margin 77-30. UL Aughinish is placed at 2nd position in Irish Superleague. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but UL Aughinish already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Vanderwal had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range. She has many years of experience at UL Aughinish, through which he has constantly improved. Boston University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Vanderwal is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.7ppg. Vanderwal is in league's top in and averages solid 3.0spg,52.6% FGP and 70.0% from behind 3-point line.
Second best performed player last round was Michelle Clarke (178-G-94) of Killester. She is a guard in her 4th season at Killester. In the last game Clarke recorded impressive 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course she lead Killester to another comfortable win 60-41 over Liffey Celtics (0-3) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Clarke is one of the most experienced players at Killester and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.7ppg (#7). She also registered 5.0 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to Amy Waters of Singleton (#4). Waters showcased her all-around game by recording 9 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. She was a key player of Singleton, leading her team to a 58-55 win against Meteors (#5, 1-2). Singleton needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Waters has a great season in Ireland. After only 2 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.5rpg (#1 in league) and assists with 3.0apg (3rd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Tessa Solan (177-F-92) of DCU Mercy - 17 points and 9 rebounds 5. Rachel Clancy (175-G-88) of UL Aughinish - 15 points and 8 rebounds 6. Jade Daly (91) of Meteors - 12 points and 6 rebounds 7. Niamh Mullally (180-C-84) of Waterford W. - 17 points and 9 rebounds 8. Eimear Naughton (185-F-88) of Killester - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Aoife McDermott (185-91) of UL Aughinish - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Fionnuala Toner (175-G) of Ulster Rockets - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 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)
Bembibre keeps O'Reilly for another season - May 10, 2016
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Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) re-signed 26-year old Irish international guard Orla O'Reilly (182-90, college: Binghamton, agency: Josep and Nicolas). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 20 LFB games she averaged 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg last season. O'Reilly's team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2014. She has been also a member of Irish international program for some years. O'Reilly has regularly played for Irish senior team since 2007 and previously for... [read more]
Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre PDM (LFB) re-signed 26-year old Irish international guard Orla O'Reilly (182-90, college: Binghamton, agency: Josep and Nicolas). She has played there for the last three seasons. In 20 LFB games she averaged 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg last season. O'Reilly's team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2014. She has been also a member of Irish international program for some years. O'Reilly has regularly played for Irish senior team since 2007 and previously for U16 National Team back in 2006. She represented Ireland at the European Championships U18 Division B in Skopje (FYR Macedonia) eight years ago. O'Reilly has played also professionally in Czech Republic (Karlovy Vary). She attended Binghamton University until 2012 and it is her fifth season in pro basketball.
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