American forward Antywane Robinson (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Enel Brindisi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17. The 28-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, eight rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Montepaschi (#3, 12-5) 94-84. Enel Brindisi maintains the 8th position in Italian SerieA. Enel Brindisi 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 9-8 record. Robinson turned to be Enel Brindisi's top player in his first season with the team. Antywane Robinson averages this season 13.7ppg and 5.1rpg.
The second best player in last round's games was another Enel Brindisi's star - 25-year old American Scottie Reynolds (188-PG-87). Reynolds had a very good evening with 21 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course Enel Brindisi cruised to a 94-84 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Montepaschi (#3, 12-5). Enel Brindisi's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Reynolds is a newcomer at Enel Brindisi, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Tarence Kinsey (200-G-84) of Pesaro (#14). Kinsey scored 19 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Pesaro, leading his team to a 89-76 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Angelico BI (#16, 3-14). Pesaro can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-13 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Kinsey he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Kinsey has a very solid season. In 6 games in Italy he scored 10.5ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Drake Diener (196-G-81) of Banco di Sard. - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists 5. Achille Polonara (202-F-91) of Cimberio VA - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Yakhouba Diawara (201-F-82) of Umana VE - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Trey Johnson (196-G-84) of Angelico BI - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Kevinn Pinkney (207-F-83) of Angelico BI - 16 points and 13 rebounds 9. Cedric Simmons (206-F/C-86) of Enel Brindisi - 19 points and 10 rebounds 10. Tuukka Kotti (205-PF-81) of Vanoli CR - 14 points and 10 rebounds
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)