Nigerian Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-F/C-85, agency: N.E.T.) had a very impressive game in the last round for Hod Hasharon and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 20. The 27-year old power forward had a double-double of 21 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Elitzur Yavne (#5, 14-6) 79-86. Hod Hasharon maintains the 3rd position in Israeli National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hod Hasharon will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 15-5 record. Odiakosa turned to be Hod Hasharon's top player in his first season with the team. Illinois State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Odiakosa is in league's top in points (6th best: 20.1ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 13.5rpg) and averages solid 65.2% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Lenny Daniel (203-F-87) of Maccabi K/G. Daniel impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he lead Maccabi K/G to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Maccabi K/B (#14, 3-17) 74-48. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Maccabi K/G managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 12th place. 16 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Maccabi K/G managed to get this year. Daniel is a newcomer at Maccabi K/G 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 23.3ppg (#1). He also registered 10.5 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was former international Amit Tamir (208-C/F-79) of Ironi Ramat Gan (#7). Tamir scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Ironi Ramat Gan, leading his team to a 85-65 easy win against the higher-ranked Hapoel Afula (#4, 13-7). Ironi Ramat Gan needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 8 lost games. Tamir has a very solid season. In 20 games in Israel he scored 17.8ppg. He also has 8.1rpg, FGP: 58.6% and 3PT: 40.6%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Mike James (185-G-90) of Hapoel Kazrin - 31 points and 7 rebounds 5. Ramon Clemente (200-PF-85) of Ironi Nahariya - 22 points and 14 rebounds 6. Tal Michael Dunne (197-F-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Cyrus Tate (203-F/C-85) of Ironi Nes-Ziona - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Elitzur Ramla - 11 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists 9. Joshua Alexander (193-G-87) of Macc.B.Yaakov - 27 points and 11 rebounds 10. Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) of Ironi K-A - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
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)
Recap of Winner League Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - May 24, 2016
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Hapoel Eilat - Ironi Nahariya 80-77 Hapoel Eilat held off Ironi Nahariya to gain 2-0 lead in the series. Ironi Nahariya was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 17-12 charge of Hapoel Eilat, which allowed them to win the game. They made 29-of-34 charity shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Ironi Nahariya was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched a double-double by sco... [read more]
Hapoel Eilat held off Ironi Nahariya to gain 2-0 lead in the series. Ironi Nahariya was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 17-12 charge of Hapoel Eilat, which allowed them to win the game. They made 29-of-34 charity shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Ironi Nahariya was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and American Khalif Wyatt (193-91, college: Temple, agency: Pensack Sports) supported him with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Five Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by American Richard Howell (203-90, college: N.Carolina St.) did not help to save the game for Ironi Nahariya. His fellow American import forward Gilbert Brown (198-87, college: Pittsburgh) added 19 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Ironi Nahariya's coach Eric Elfasi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Ironi Nahariya: R.Howell 20+7reb+3ast, G.Brown 19+5reb+3ast, K.Vaughn 10+3reb+1ast, M.Umeh 6+4reb+4ast, E.Asante Asare 6+1reb+2ast, N.Berkowitz 5+4reb+6ast Hapoel Eilat: A.Aminu 15+12reb+4ast, K.Wyatt 15+7reb+3ast, E.Kadir 13+2reb+2ast, A.Nissim 12+5reb+4ast, A.Simhon 12+5reb+1ast, D.Kane 12+6reb+3ast
Maccabi Rishon overcame Maccabi Haifa for the second straight victory. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Maccabi Rishon's pressure prevailed and they won that period 26-15 extending their advantage to 18 points. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was international swingman Shawn Dawson (198-93) who scored 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Darryl Monroe (201-86, college: George Mason) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Four Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. American forward Reginald Buckner (206-91, college: Mississippi, agency: CGL Sports) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds and Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (180-86, agency: Pro Sports) added 16 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Maccabi Haifa: R.Buckner 17+8reb+2ast, G.Vargas 16+3reb+6ast, O.Blayzer 14+6reb+1ast, C.Colman 8+3reb+4ast, R.Rougeau 8+2reb+1ast, J.DiBartolomeo 5+2reb+2ast Maccabi Rishon: S.Dawson 21+8reb+4ast, M.Lyons 19+5ast, C.Wright 16+1reb+4ast, D.Monroe 13+8reb+6ast, T.Younger 9+4reb+1ast, A.Ben-Chimol 8+1reb+1ast
Maccabi Tel-Aviv stepped closer to the semifinal stage as they handed the second loss to Bnei Herzeliyya. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Bnei Hasharon was better in fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American-Nigerian power forward Trevor Mbakwe (207-89, college: Minnesota, agency: Pensack Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 9 rebounds. American-Nigerian Ike Ofoegbu (205-84, college: SMU) contributed with 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Aviram Zelkovits (192-89) replied with 19 points and American guard Drew Crawford (196-90, college: Northwestern) added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Top scorers: Bnei Hertzeliyya: A.Zelkovits 19+3reb+2ast, D.Crawford 11+10reb+2ast, J.Singleton 9+11reb+1ast, H.N'Diaye 7+5reb, S.Dennis 2+2reb+3ast, C.Rhodes 2+1reb Maccabi T-A: T.Mbakwe 13+9reb+3ast, D.Yavzuri 11+4reb+3ast, G.Mekel 10+4reb+5ast, T.Rochestie 8+2reb+4ast, I.Ofoegbu 8+9reb+3ast, S.Landesberg 7+4reb
Hapoel Tel-Aviv held off Hapoel Jerusalem to even the series. Hapoel Jerusalem trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 27-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85-87 at the end of the game. The former international Raviv Limonad (191-84) scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Chester Simmons (196-82, college: Washington) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach Sharon Avrahami used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Venezuelan Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals and American-Bulgarian point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 15 points and 8 assists. Four Hapoel Jerusalem players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Hapoel J-M: D.Smith 24+12reb+4ast, E.Rowland 15+1reb+8ast, L.Eliyahu 14+4reb+3ast, B.Timor 11+3reb+3ast, E.Holman 8+6reb, T.Gaffney 7+12reb+1ast Hapoel T-A: R.Limonad 27+5reb+6ast, C.Simmons 16+6reb+2ast, J.Allen 9+5reb+2ast, N.Robinson 9+2reb+3ast, T.Blatt 8+2reb+2ast, D.Aidan 8+7reb+1ast
Guaymas sign Paul Marigney, ex Hapoel B/S - May 21, 2016
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Ostioneros de Guaymas (CIBACOPA) signed 34-year old American guard Paul Marigney (192-92kg-82, college: St.Mary's, CA). He moved there from Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israeli Artzit where he started the season. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg this season. Great year as he was named to Israeli National League All-Star Game. The last season Marigney played at GreenTops Netanya (National League) in Israeli league. In 32 games he recorded also remarkable... [read more]
Ostioneros de Guaymas (CIBACOPA) signed 34-year old American guard Paul Marigney (192-92kg-82, college: St.Mary's, CA). He moved there from Hapoel Beer Sheva in Israeli Artzit where he started the season. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg this season. Great year as he was named to Israeli National League All-Star Game. The last season Marigney played at GreenTops Netanya (National League) in Israeli league. In 32 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 4.4apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Israeli National League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team. The previous (2014) summer Marigney was tested by Sagesse (Pepsi LBL) in Lebanese league. He has played also professionally in France (JDA Dijon), Italy (VL Pesaro, Grissin Bon RE, Pavia, Bondi Ferrara and Andrea Costa Imola) and Venezuela (Cocodrilos). Marigney attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2005 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player. He could be described:
A very athletic player, with inside and outside dimensions, even if his long distance shooting sometimes disappears. Needs to improve his defensive skills, has yet upside.
National League Round 3 of Finals. Ironi K-A regain the lead - May 21, 2016
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Galil Gilboa - Ironi K-A 60-64 Ironi K-A overcame Galil Gilboa to regain the lead in the National League Finals. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 12-7 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata dominated on the defensive end, holding Galil Gilboa to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Ironi Kiryat Ata forced 25 Galil Gilboa turnovers. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for power forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Sto... [read more]
Ironi K-A overcame Galil Gilboa to regain the lead in the National League Finals. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 12-7 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata dominated on the defensive end, holding Galil Gilboa to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Ironi Kiryat Ata forced 25 Galil Gilboa turnovers. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for power forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St., agency: HMS) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Demetrius Treadwell (201-91, college: Akron) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds and Jason Siggers (194-85, college: Albany) added 23 points in the effort for Galil Gilboa. Top scorers: Galil Gilboa: J.Siggers 23+4reb+2ast, D.Treadwell 19+17reb+1ast, O.Huber 7+5reb, G.Dotan 5+3reb+2ast, O.Lev 2+1reb+1ast, J.Shuchman 2+1reb+3ast Ironi K-A: D.Joyner 26+8reb, L.Segev 11+5ast, J.Mills 10+6reb+2ast, J.Lewis 7+1reb+1ast, S.Farine 5+5reb+6ast, T.Ginat 3+8reb+1ast
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