22-year old point guard Casper Ware (177-PG-90) had a great game in the last round for Novipiu Casale and receives a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 19. He had the game-high 38 points adding six rebounds and eight assists for Novipiu Casale in his team's victory, helping them to edge out C.de Latte BRE (#4, 11-7) 91-87. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Novipiu Casale maintains the 3rd position in Italian Lega2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Novipiu Casale will need more victories to improve their 12-6 record. In the team's last game Ware had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Novipiu Casale's top player in his first season with the team. Long Beach State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ware is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.7ppg), assists (2nd best: 5.2apg) and averages solid 2.3spg.
Second best performed player last round was Ronald Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services) of Givova Scafati. He is American forward in his first season at Givova Scafati. In the last game Slay recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Givova Scafati cruised to a 76-69 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked AcegasAps TR (#10, 8-10). This victory allowed Givova Scafati to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Slay is a newcomer at Givova Scafati and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.4ppg (#9). He also registered 9.4 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to center Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) of Fileni BPA Jesi (#13). Maggioli scored 22 points and grabbed nineteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Fileni BPA Jesi, leading his team to a 87-64 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Aget Service IM (#15, 5-13). The chances of Fileni BPA Jesi not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Maggioli could try to bring Fileni BPA Jesi's a little bit higher in the standings. Maggioli has individually a great season in Italy. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 9.1rpg (7th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 59.9%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Erving Walker (172-PG-90) of Prima Veroli - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Eric Griffin (203-F-90) of Fileni BPA Jesi - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Mattia Soloperto (208-C-80) of LeGamberi FO - 16 points and 16 rebounds 7. Delroy James (203-F-87) of FCM Ferentino - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 8. William Mosley (202-C-89) of Biancoblu BO - 10 points and 11 rebounds 9. Olaseni Lawal (208-F/C-86) of Tezenis VE - 13 points and 9 rebounds 10. Richard McConnell (182-PG-89) of Tezenis VE - 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 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)
Acea Virtus Roma - Montepaschi Siena 63:79
Montepaschi made it seven in a row! They overcame Acea Virtus Roma on the road tonight to win the SeriaA Finals 4-1. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) was pivotal with 18 points in the victory.
Virtus Roma had their backs against the wall heading into this one. But Siena used all of their experience to control this one. The visitors held Roma to 13 points in the first ten minutes and posted a 2-point lead at the break [read more]
Acea Virtus Roma - Montepaschi Siena 63:79
Montepaschi made it seven in a row! They overcame Acea Virtus Roma on the road tonight to win the SeriaA Finals 4-1. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) was pivotal with 18 points in the victory. Virtus Roma had their backs against the wall heading into this one. But Siena used all of their experience to control this one. The visitors held Roma to 13 points in the first ten minutes and posted a 2-point lead at the break. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Siena and Virtus Roma arrived at halftime tied at 33-all. But Siena made a decisive push in the third term. The visitors exploded with 27 points in the third period to gain a comfortable 13-point lead at the final break. Roma got within 8 early in the fourth frame but Siena stayed calm. They kept the hosts at safe distance throughout the reminder of the contest and triumphed in SeriaA once again. David Moss (196-SF-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) netted 11 points, while Matt Janning (193-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Northeastern) added 10 points for the winners. Gani Lawal (205-C/F-88, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 20 points and 9 boards for Virtus Roma. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) had 15 points in the loss.
2013 Mediterranean Games: Tunisia roll over Italy - Jun 19, 2013
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Tunisia roll over Italy in Day 2 of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The African side posted a comfortable 68:43 win in their start of the campaign.
Tunisia started the game with 12-5 run and dominated in the defensive first period. They added 14-13 rally in the second period and led 26-18 at the halftime. Tunisia erupted with a 24-11 surge in the third period and had 21 points advantage after three quarters [read more]
Tunisia roll over Italy in Day 2 of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The African side posted a comfortable 68:43 win in their start of the campaign. Tunisia started the game with 12-5 run and dominated in the defensive first period. They added 14-13 rally in the second period and led 26-18 at the halftime. Tunisia erupted with a 24-11 surge in the third period and had 21 points advantage after three quarters. Moreover they finished the game with 18-14 rally and sealed a comfortable win for 1-0 record. Mokhtar Ghayaza (204-C-86) and Mourad El Mabrouk (194-SG-86) top-scored for the winners with 10 points each. Marouana Kechrid (180-PG-81) and Nizar Knioua (189-SF-83) brought 9 points apiece in a win. Michele Vitali (196-G-91) answered with 10 points for the European team and Riccardo Moraschini (193-SG-91) netted 9. Riccardo Cervi (214-C-91) scored 8, whilst David Cournooh (188-G-90) added 7.
Andrea Bargnani209-F/C-85Toronto R.
Marco Belinelli196-G-86Chicago B.
Andrea Cinciarini190-PG-86Trenkwalder RE
Luigi Datome203-F-87Acea Virtus RM
Alessandro Gentile198-G/F-92EA7 Armani
Angelo Gigli209-PF-83Oknoplast BO
Daniel Hackett200-PG-87Montepasch [read more]
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