26-year old guard Adrian Banks (191-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Cimberio VA and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13. He had the game-high 22 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Cimberio VA in his team's victory, helping them to beat Vanoli CR (#12, 4-9) 94-84. It allowed Cimberio VA to consolidate first place in the Italian league. Cimberio VA has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 12-1. Banks turned to be Cimberio VA's top player in his first season with the team. Northwest Mississippi CC graduate has very impressive stats this year. Banks is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.8ppg) and averages solid 56.1% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Travis Diener (184-PG-82) of league's second-best Banco di Sard.. He is American guard in his 3rd season at Banco di Sard.. In the last game Diener recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 10 assists. Of course he lead Banco di Sard. to another comfortable win 81-67 over the lower-ranked SAIE3 BO (#11, 6-7) being unquestionably team leader. Banco di Sard.'s second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 11 matches. Diener is one of the most experienced players at Banco di Sard. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#7). He also recorded 8.0 assists per game.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Jeff Brooks (203-F-89) of Cantu (#4). Brooks showcased his all-around game by recording 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Cantu, leading his team to a 86-64 easy win against the lower-ranked Trenkwalder RE (#9, 6-7). Cantu needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 4 lost games. Brooks has a very solid season. In 13 games in Italy he scored 9.1ppg. He also has 4.8rpg and FGP: 54.3%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of EA7 Armani - 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82) of Pesaro - 24 points and 5 rebounds 6. Kaloyan Ivanov (205-F-86) of Sidigas AV - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Jeffrey Viggiano (198-G/F-84) of Enel Brindisi - 27 points and 4 rebounds 8. Valerio Spinelli (185-PG-79) of Sidigas AV - 20 points and 4 rebounds 9. Bryant Dunston (202-F/C-86) of Cimberio VA - 16 points and 6 rebounds 10. Alex Tyus (205-C-88) of Cantu - 17 points and 8 rebounds
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)
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 15 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 definit