22-year old forward Eric Griffin (203-F-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Fileni BPA Jesi and receives a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 13. He had the game-high 34 points adding six rebounds and three assists for Fileni BPA Jesi in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Pall.Trento (5-7) in overtime 106-105. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Fileni BPA Jesi is placed at 10th position in Italian Lega2. Fileni BPA Jesi is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 5-7 record. In the team's last game Griffin had a remarkable 70.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Fileni BPA Jesi's top player in his first season with the team. Campbell University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Griffin is in league's top in points (6th best: 18.8ppg) and averages solid 1.5bpg,2.2spg and 61.2% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Olaseni Lawal (208-F/C-86, agency: Pro One Sports) of Tezenis VE. He is Nigerian-American forward in his first season at Tezenis VE. In the last game Lawal recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he lead Tezenis VE to another comfortable win 67-51 over slightly higher-ranked AcegasAps TR (#6, 7-5) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Tezenis VE to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Lawal is a newcomer at Tezenis VE and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. Former Wayne State College (MI) star Lawal is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.
Third place about best performers goes to another Fileni BPA Jesi's star - guard Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent). Hoover got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for seven assists. He was another key player of Fileni BPA Jesi, helping his team with a 106-105overtime win against Pall.Trento (5-7). The chances of Fileni BPA Jesi ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Hoover could help Fileni BPA Jesi to bring them higher in the standings. Hoover has a very solid season. In 12 games in Italy he scored 12.3ppg. He also has 4.3rpg, 3.2apg, 2.2spg and and 3PT: 51.9%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Melvin Sanders (196-F/G-81) of Sigma Barcel. - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Paul Marigney (192-G-82) of Aget Service IM - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists 6. Miroslav Todic (205-F-85) of LeGanberi FO - 27 points and 4 rebounds 7. Charlie Westbrook (193-G-89) of Tezenis VE - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Delroy James (203-F-87) of FCM Ferentino - 26 points and 5 rebounds 9. Terrence Roderick (196-G/F-88) of LeGanberi FO - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists 10. Luca Garri (207-C/F-82) of Pall.Trento - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 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)
The Flexx Pistoia (Serie A) signed 19-year old shooting guard Brandon Solazzi (190-SG-97, agency: Octagon Europe) (190-97, agency: Octagon Europe) after he was tested there shortly from VL Pesaro. But in 7 Serie A games he had just 0.1ppg last season. Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Corey Hawkins (190-G-91, college: Cal-Davis) Michele Antonutti (202-G/F-86) David Cournooh (187-G-90, agency: Interperformances) Ronald Moore (183-PG-88, college: Siena) Brandon Solaz... [read more]
Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Italian ex-international power forward David Brkic (210-108kg-82, agency: Interperformances) from Bondi Ferrara. In 30 Serie A2 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.9apg last season. The previous (14-15) season he played at Napoli Basket (A2 Gold) where in 19 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1bpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Brk... [read more]
Tezenis Verona (Serie A2) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old Italian ex-international power forward David Brkic (210-108kg-82, agency: Interperformances) from Bondi Ferrara. In 30 Serie A2 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.9apg last season. The previous (14-15) season he played at Napoli Basket (A2 Gold) where in 19 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1bpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Brkic played in the final of Italian Lega Due in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Italian Lega2 All-Domestic Players Team back in 2006, 2010 and 2013. He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. Brkic was a member of Italian international program for some years. He was called to Italian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2004 and previously for U20 National Team between 2020 and 2002. Brkic has played also professionally in Austria and Spain (Cantabria) and Italy (Juvecaserta, Pavia, UBC, Imola and Brescia). On Brkic:
Very versatile player. Can play on 3-4-5 positions.Not a great speed, but very decent technique. Wide shoot range. Can hit 3-pointers.
Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) tabbed 21-year old point guard Jacopo Lepri (180-75kg-95). He played most recently at Gazzada in Italian Serie C Gold. Lepri also played that season for Openjobmetis VA. But in only one FIBA Europe Cup game he did not score anything and 1 steal. He helped his team to make it to the Serie C Gold Group Lombardia B Semifinals in 2016. Oleggio Magic Basket roster for 2016-2017: Filiberto Dri Edoardo Gallazzi Andrea Resca Lorenzo Petrosino Shaquille Hidalgo Fil... [read more]
Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) tabbed 21-year old point guard Jacopo Lepri (180-75kg-95). He played most recently at Gazzada in Italian Serie C Gold. Lepri also played that season for Openjobmetis VA. But in only one FIBA Europe Cup game he did not score anything and 1 steal. He helped his team to make it to the Serie C Gold Group Lombardia B Semifinals in 2016.
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