Former international center Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) had a very impressive game in the last round for Fileni BPA Jesi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 20. The 35-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 15 rebounds, while his team Fileni BPA Jesi moved-up to the 14th position in the Italian Lega2. Fileni BPA Jesi is currently ranked second from the bottom. But it was their 12th lost game this season out of 19 games. In the team's last game Maggioli had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Fileni BPA Jesi, through which he has constantly improved. Michele Maggioli has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 21.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 9.4rpg) and averages impressive 1.3bpg and 59.9% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American J.R. Giddens (196-F/G-85) of C.de Latte BRE. Giddens had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Of course C.de Latte BRE cruised to a 87-75 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Prima Veroli (#12, 7-12). C.de Latte BRE's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 12-7 record is not bad at all. Giddens is a newcomer at C.de Latte BRE, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Rodolfo Valenti (198-F-80) of Aget Service IM (#15). Valenti scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Aget Service IM, leading his team to a 76-74 win against the higher-ranked Pall.Trento (#8, 8-10). The chances of Aget Service IM not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 13 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Valenti could try to bring Aget Service IM's a little bit higher in the standings. Valenti has a very solid season. In 18 games in Italy he scored 10.4ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. David Brkic (210-F/C-82) of C.de Latte BRE - 23 points and 6 rebounds 5. Fiorello Toppo (198-F/C-80) of Giorgo Tesi PT - 16 points and 10 rebounds 6. Marco Carra (185-PG-80) of AcegasAps TR - 27 points and 4 rebounds 7. Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74) of Fileni BPA Jesi - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Craig Callahan (203-F-81) of Sigma Barcel. - 19 points and 10 rebounds 9. Talor Battle (183-PG-88) of Upea CdO - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists 10. Rodney Green (195-F/G-88) of Novipiu Casale - 26 points and 6 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)