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)