American J.R. Giddens (196-F/G-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for C.de Latte BRE and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 6. The 27-year old swingman had a double-double of 21 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team edged out Tezenis VE (#8, 3-3) 80-77. C.de Latte BRE is placed at 3rd position in Italian Lega2. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. C.de Latte BRE will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Giddens turned to be C.de Latte BRE's top player in his first season with the team. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Giddens is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.2rpg) and averages solid 2.2spg and 68.4% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old American guard Jobey Thomas (194-G-80) of AcegasAps TR. Thomas impressed basketball fans with 35 points and 6 rebounds. Of course he lead AcegasAps TR to another comfortable win 97-81 over Upea CdO (#15, 0-6) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed AcegasAps TR to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Thomas is a newcomer at AcegasAps TR 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 20.2ppg (#3).
The third best performed player last round was another C.de Latte BRE's star - American Michael Jenkins (191-G-86). Jenkins scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of C.de Latte BRE, helping his team with a 80-77 win against the lower-ranked Tezenis VE (#8, 3-3). C.de Latte BRE needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Jenkins has a very solid season. In 6 games in Italy he scored 16.2ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Paul Marigney (192-G-82) of Aget Service IM - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Andrea Pecile (187-PG-80) of Biancoblu BO - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Alex Young (198-G/F-89) of Upea CdO - 32 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Talor Battle (183-PG-88) of Upea CdO - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists 8. Giacomo Galanda (211-F/C-75) of Giorgo Tesi PT - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Rodney Green (195-F/G-88) of Novipiu Casale - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Ronald Slay (203-F-81) of Givova Scafati - 18 points, 16 rebounds and 2 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)
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 1 day ago
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Guard Daniele Grilli (191-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Barcellona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 24. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maddaloni (#16, 3-21) 86-75. Barcellona is placed at 4th position in their group in Italian Serie B. They would have been even better if they had