American Keddric Mays (183-PG-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Givova Scafati and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 12. The 28-year old playmaker had the game-high 24 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for Givova Scafati in his team's victory, helping them to beat Aget Service IM (#14, 3-9) 89-81. It allowed Givova Scafati to jump to the first place in the Italian Lega2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Givova Scafati has a very solid 9-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Mays had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Givova Scafati's top player in his first season with the team. Mays has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 19.8ppg), assists (7th best: 3.7apg) and averages solid 3.2spg,57.0% FGP and 55.4% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 35-year old former international center Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) of Fileni BPA Jesi. Maggioli impressed basketball fans with 23 points and 5 rebounds. It was enough for Fileni BPA Jesi to edge the higher-ranked Giorgo Tesi PT (#3, 8-3) by 2 points 74-72. Fileni BPA Jesi's 11th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-7 record. Maggioli is one of the most experienced players at Fileni BPA Jesi and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.4ppg (#3). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was American Bo Spencer (186-PG-89) of LeGanberi FO (#9). Spencer showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of LeGanberi FO, leading his team to a 97-93 win against slightly higher-ranked C.de Latte BRE (#7, 6-5). The chances of LeGanberi FO ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Spencer could help LeGanberi FO to bring them higher in the standings. Spencer has a very solid season. In 11 games in Italy he scored 15.1ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Jimmy Hunter (197-G-77) of Prima Veroli - 32 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Olaseni Lawal (208-F/C-86) of Tezenis VE - 12 points and 13 rebounds 6. William Mosley (202-C-89) of Biancoblu BO - 8 points and 12 rebounds 7. Erving Walker (172-PG-90) of Prima Veroli - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Casper Ware (177-PG-90) of Novipiu Casale - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists 9. Troy Bell (186-PG-80) of Sigma Barcel. - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Nikos Barlos (203-F-79) of C.de Latte BRE - 14 points, 11 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)