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LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 30-6 
 2. Ventspils 28-8 
 3. VEF Riga 15-5 
 4. Liepaja/Triobet 24-12 
 5. Jurmala 20-16 
 6. Jekabpils 19-17 
 7. Barons Riga 12-24 
 8. Valka/Valga 11-9 
 9. Jelgava 9-27 
 10. BK Ogre 9-27 
 11. LU 5-31 
Last:6/7/2016
LBL2 Standings
Places 1-10
 1. ViA 13-5 
 2. Saldus 12-6 
 3. Limbazi 11-7 
 4. Turiba 11-7 
 5. RSU 9-9 
 6. Pardaguava 9-9 
 7. VEF skola 8-10 
 8. Marupe 8-10 
 9. Livani 5-13 
 10. Jekabpils II 4-14 
Places 11-18
 1. DSN 11-3 
 2. BS Ogre 9-5 
 3. Jugla 9-5 
 4. Buki/BJSS 9-5 
 5. RTU 8-6 
 6. VeA 6-8 
 7. Valmiera/ORDO-2 3-11 
 8. BS Riga 1-13 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2016
LBL3 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-10
 1. Bauskas 14-4 
 2. ViA 2 14-4 
 3. Dartija 13-5 
 4. Darznieks/Cesis 11-7 
 5. Jaunpils 10-8 
 6. Saulkrasti 9-9 
 7. Daugavpils n. 8-10 
 8. Rujiena 6-12 
 9. Ezerzeme 4-14 
 10. Aluksne 1-17 
Places 11-19
 1. Carnikava 14-2 
 2. Limbazi 2 11-5 
 3. Kraslava 10-6 
 4. Rugaju 8-8 
 5. Madona 7-9 
 6. Riga/Ridzene 7-9 
 7. Riga/Ridzene-2 7-9 
 8. BJBS Riga 6-10 
 9. Pardaugava 6-10 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/27/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Last:1/27/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 28-2 
 2. Unics 25-5 
 3. Zenit 23-7 
 4. Lokomotiv 22-8 
 5. Khimky 22-8 
 6. Avtodor 20-10 
 7. N.Novgorod 17-13 
 8. CEZ Nymburk 16-14 
 9. Krasny Oktyabr 12-18 
 10. Enisey 11-19 
 11. VEF Riga 11-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 9-21 
 13. Bisons Loimaa 8-22 
 14. Kalev/Cramo 8-22 
 15. Astana 7-23 
 16. Vita Tbilisi 1-29 
Last:4/28/2016
Points Per Game
 Willie DEANE
  Ventspils
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Deane, Ventspils15.9 
 2. Aleksejevs, Valka/.15.7 
 3. Berkis, Valka/Valga15.5 
 4. Richard, Liepaja/.14.8 
 5. Apsitis, BK Ogre14.6 
 6. Larson, Jekabpils14.5 
 7. Zack, Liepaja/.14.0 
 8. Plavnieks, Jelgava13.9 
 9. Gluditis, Barons R.13.8 
 10. Bostic, VEF Riga13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Steve ZACK
  Liepaja/.
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Zack, Liepaja/.11.9 
 2. Aleksejevs, Valka/.9.2 
 3. Hipp, Barons Riga9.2 
 4. Rutkauskas, Jekab.7.8 
 5. Kumpys, Jekabpils7.6 
 6. Harrellson, VEF R.7.3 
 7. Krumins, LU7.2 
 8. Smith, Jurmala7.1 
 9. Mejeris, VEF Riga6.6 
 10. Freimanis, Barons6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ludvig HAKANSON
  Sevilla
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Hakanson, Sevilla6.1 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.5.6 
 3. Deane, Ventspils5.1 
 4. Cruz, VEF Riga4.9 
 5. Mitchell, Valmiera4.5 
 6. Vitols, BK Ogre4.4 
 7. Sirsnins, Jekabpils4.3 
 8. Larson, Jekabpils4.1 
 9. Skele, Valmiera4.0 
 10. Leimanis, Liepaja.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Valka/Valga
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Saage, Valka/Valga1.9 
 2. Deane, Ventspils1.8 
 3. Jeromanovs, Jurma.1.8 
 4. Larson, Jekabpils1.7 
 5. Kanbergs, Valka/Va.1.6 
 6. Pitts, Ventspils1.6 
 7. Richard, Liepaja/.1.6 
 8. Mitchell, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Antrops, Liepaja/.1.4 
 10. Bostic, VEF Riga1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Carl HIPP
  Barons Riga
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hipp, Barons Riga1.9 
 2. Smith, Jurmala1.5 
 3. Harrellson, VEF R.1.5 
 4. Cavars, Liepaja/.1.4 
 5. Zack, Liepaja/.1.2 
 6. Nankivil, Betaland.1.0 
 7. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 8. Gromovs, Jurmala1.0 
 9. Rozitis, Valmiera0.9 
 10. Krumins, LU0.8 
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Latvian LBL round 7 best performance: Maris Ziedins - Nov 5, 2012


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Ziedins
Power forward Maris Ziedins (203-F/C-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Valmiera, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 22-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Barons kvartals (#9, 1-4) 73-67. Valmiera is placed at 2nd position in Latvian LBL. They are still close to the very top. Valmiera would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. Ziedins has many years of experience at Valmiera, through which he has constantly improved. Maris Ziedins averages this season 12.6ppg and 5.2rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Juris Kalnins (200-F/C-93) of Turiba. Kalnins had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Turiba cruised to a 92-82 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked LU (#3, 4-3). Turiba's 10th position in the standings has not changed. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Turiba managed to get this year. Kalnins is well-known at Turiba and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Kristaps Dargais (198-G-90) of LU (#3). Dargais scored 17 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Dargais' great performance LU lost 82-92 to the lower-ranked Turiba (#10, 1-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing LU needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Dargais has a great season in Latvia. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.4rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) of Valmiera - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ken Brown (185-G-89) of Jurmala - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-C-84) of VEF Riga - 15 points and 4 rebounds
7. Roberts Mednis (204-C-89) of Jurmala - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Lauris Mizis (198-F-89) of Jelgava - 7 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Karlis Apsitis (200-F-92) of Turiba - 16 points and 2 rebounds
10. Aaron Brackett (204-C-90) of Jelgava - 9 points and 11 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)
  




Mikus
Sokolovs
Sokolovs comes back to Jekabpils - 1 hour ago

BK Jekabpils (LBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old guard Mikus Sokolovs (195-89kg-89). It is actually his comeback to Jekabpils as he played here before. Sokolovs is not a newcomer in Latvian League as he played most recently at Liepaja/Triobet (LBL). In 36 games Sokolovs recorded 5.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 3.5apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Sokolovs also played 8 games in Baltic League where Sokolovs averaged 5.5ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.4apg. The pre...   [read more]

Dairis
Bertans
Darussafaka to sign Dairis Bertans? - 1 day ago

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (BSL) is close to add to their roster 27-year old Latvian international guard Dairis Bertans (194-91kg-89) who played last time at Dominion Bilbao Basket in Spain. In 34 Liga Endesa games he recorded 11.1ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.9apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Bertans also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.9apg. He is expected to sign a two-year contract. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also C...   [read more]

Aigars Skele
Ventspils add Skele to their roster - 1 day ago

BK Ventspils (LBL) added to their roster 24-year old international forward Aigars Skele (192-88kg-92). He is not a newcomer in Latvian League as he played last season at Valmiera/ORDO (LBL). In 39 games Skele recorded 10.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.0apg. He helped them to win the league title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Skele also played 18 games in Baltic League where Skele ave...   [read more]


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