Pallacanestro Cantu officially announced Kevin Anderson (182-PG-88, college: Richmond) today. The US point guard comes from the D-League and was playing with the Canton Charge averaging 8.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 3.3 assists per game. Anderson was born in Dallas on December 21st in 1988 and he is out of Richmond University where he averaged 17.8 ppg in his penultimate college season and then 16.6 and 3.3 assists in his senior season. After the University Kevin Anderson flew to Europe joining Strasbourg IG in the french league and had a good debut in the european pro basketball scoring 12.5 ppg, grabbing 3 rebounds per game and dishing 3.5 assists.
'We are satisfied with this choice - said Bruno Arrigoni, team general manager - as we fixed the 'hole' we had in that position after the injury suffered by Jerry Smith and we are adding a very good player as Kevin Anderson who's coming from the D-League. Our path to get to a point guard wasn't easy but we think that Kevin is the right player to be added to our roster and that he can give a great support to Jonathan Tabu".
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 21 hours 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 hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona w... [read more]
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 hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona will need more victories to improve their 17-6 record. In the team's last game Grilli had a remarkable 86.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Barcellona's top player in his first season with the team. Daniele Grilli averages this season 18.0ppg.
The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Simone Zanotti (208-C/F-92) of Monteroni. Zanotti had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Monteroni lost that game 70-75 to slightly higher-ranked Valdiceppo (#14, 7-16). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the top position in Group D. Monteroni keeps 16th position. 21 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Monteroni managed to get this year. Zanotti is a newcomer at Monteroni, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was center Nicolo Ravazzani (200-C-85) of Matera (#6). Ravazzani showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, nineteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Matera, leading his team to a 95-83 win against the lower-ranked Rimini (#9, 10-12). Matera needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Group D. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 9 lost games. Ravazzani has a very solid season. In 19 games in Italy he scored 8.5ppg. He also has 10.4rpg and FGP: 58.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Leonardo Battistini (194-G/F-95) of Rimini - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Daniele Toscano (196-SF-93) of Bottegone - 28 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Luca Fontecchio (202-PF-91) of Forli Tigers - 24 points and 12 rebounds 7. Simone Bagnoli (205-F/C-81) of Cassino - 29 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Luigi Brunetti (205-C/F-88) of Barcellona - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Andrea Scuderi (188-G-92) of Roma Luiss - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Rei Pullazi (203-F/C-93) of Bergamo - 21 points, 9 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