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LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 30-6 
 2. Ventspils 28-8 
 3. Liepaja/Triobet 24-12 
 4. Jurmala 20-16 
 5. Jekabpils 19-17 
 6. VEF Riga 15-5 
 7. Barons Riga 12-24 
 8. Valka/Valga 11-9 
 9. Jelgava 9-27 
 10. BK Ogre 9-27 
 11. LU 5-31 
Last:4/26/2016
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 Riga13.4 
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. Cavars, Jelgava6.5 
 10. Dargais, Barons R.6.5 
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. Bostic, VEF Riga1.5 
 10. Jaunzems, LU1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Carl HIPP
  Barons Riga
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hipp, Barons Riga1.9 
 2. Harrellson, VEF R.1.6 
 3. Smith, Jurmala1.5 
 4. Cavars, Liepaja/.1.4 
 5. Zack, Liepaja/.1.2 
 6. Nankivil, Betaland.1.0 
 7. Gromovs, Jurmala1.0 
 8. Grazulis, Ventspils1.0 
 9. Krumins, LU0.8 
 10. Mejeris, VEF Riga0.8 
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Janis Berzins' triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - Feb 25, 2013


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Berzins
Forward Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Valmiera, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 19-year old player recorded a triple-double of 26 points addeding also 11 rebounds and 11 assists, while his team crushed Barons kvartals (15-9) with 21-point margin 99-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Valmiera to take over top position in the Latvian LBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Valmiera has a very solid 15-9 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Berzins had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Valmiera's top player in his first season with the team. Janis Berzins has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 15.9ppg), rebounds (7th best: 7.3rpg) and averages impressive 56.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Keith Chamberlain (204-F/C-87) of Jelgava. Chamberlain had a very good evening with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Jelgava lost that game 88-96 to the higher-ranked Jekabpils (#2, 15-9). Jelgava managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-12 record. Chamberlain is a newcomer at Jelgava and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was Polish center Michal Hlebowicki (204-C-76) of league's second-best Jekabpils. Hlebowicki scored 18 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Jekabpils, leading his team to a 96-88 win against the lower-ranked Jelgava (#6, 10-12). Jekabpils needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 9 lost games. Hlebowicki has a great season in Latvia. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.6rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleksey Adediran (204-C-82) of Liepaja - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Maris Gulbis (202-F-85) of Barons kvartals - 30 points and 3 rebounds
6. Janis Kaufmanis (186-G-89) of Valmiera - 30 points
7. Rinalds Sirsnins (186-PG-85) of Jekabpils - 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Kristaps Kanbergs (190-G-88) of Jelgava - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Dairis Bertans (192-SG-89) of VEF Riga - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Tyler Cain (203-F-88) of Barons kvartals - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

The Player of the week is chosen 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)
  




Kwamain
Mitchell
LBL Round 6 of Finals. Valmiera force decider - May 30, 2016

FINAL VEF Riga - Valmiera 56-58 Valmiera nipped VEF Riga on the road to even things up at 3-3 forcing the decisive seventh game in the Finals. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But VEF Riga won third quarter 15-8. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Valmiera won last quarter 11-10. 26 personal fouls committed by VEF Riga helped opponents get some easy free throw opportu...   [read more]

Francisco
Cruz
LBL Round 5 of Finals. VEF Riga take 3-2 lead - May 28, 2016

FINAL Valmiera - VEF Riga 76-85 VEF Riga upset Valmiera on the road to gain 3-2 lead in the championship series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Valmiera won third quarter 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. VEF Riga looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Mexican guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 11 as...   [read more]

Rudolfs
Rozitis
Rudolfs Rozitis takes over Jekabpils - May 27, 2016

BK Jekabpils (LBL) agreed on terms of contract with 28-year old head coach Rudolfs Rozitis. It is actually his comeback to Jekabpils as he used to work here before. Rozitis moved there from Barons Riga (LBL). The last season he worked as assistant coach at BK Jekabpils. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (13-14) season Rozitis coached at Latvijas Universitate (NBL). He contributed to his team making it to the final. Rozitis used to coach Latvian Women U18 National T...   [read more]


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Janis Strelnieks may agree terms with EA7 Armani - May 26, 2016  
LBL Round 4 of Finals. VEF Riga clinch second victory - May 26, 2016  
Coach Nikolajs Mazurs (ex Vita Tbilisi) signs at Avtodor - May 25, 2016  
LBL Round 3 of Finals. Valmiera take 2-1 lead - May 25, 2016  
LBL Round 2 of Finals. Valmiera celebrated first victory - May 23, 2016  
LBL Round 1 of Finals. VEF Riga open win count in championship series - May 22, 2016  
LBL Round 5 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga claim Finals birth - May 20, 2016  
LBL Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Ventspils claim second victory over VEF Riga - May 18, 2016  
Coach Ainars Bagatskis left N.Novgorod - May 16, 2016  
LBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Valmiera claim Finals appearance - May 16, 2016  
LBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga and Valmiera register victories - May 14, 2016  
BK Dartija wins LBL3 title - May 13, 2016  
LBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. VEF Riga and Valmiera secure winning start - May 12, 2016  
Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Awards 2016 - May 9, 2016  
LBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. VEF Riga and Liepaja/Triobet seal semifinal appearance - May 5, 2016  
Saldus clinch LBL2 title - May 5, 2016  
LBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. VEF Riga and Liepaja register victories - May 3, 2016  
LBL2 Round 4 of Finals. Saldus beat Marupe, force decider - May 2, 2016  
LBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. VEF Riga and Liepaja/Triobet post wins - May 1, 2016  
LBL2 Round 3 of Finals. Saldus register first victory - Apr 28, 2016  
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