Larrie Smith's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - Nov 12, 2012
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Experienced American forward Larrie Smith (198-F-75) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Sparta and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8. The 37-year old forward recorded a triple-double of 27 points addeding also thirteen rebounds and ten assists, while his team crushed Black Star (#10, 1-7) with 20-point margin 104-84. It allowed Sparta to consolidate first place in the Luxembourg Diekirch League. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Sparta still have not lost a single game, getting all 8 victories. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Sparta, through which he has constantly improved. Tennessee Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in points (7th best: 20.8ppg), assists (2nd best: 4.5apg) and averages solid 61.5% FGP and 40.6% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American power forward Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84) of Black Star. McDaniel impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Black Star lost that game 84-104 to league's leader Sparta (#1, 8-0). Black Star are still at the very bottom. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Black Star managed to get this year. McDaniel is one of the most experienced players at Black Star and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.0ppg (#1). He also registered 11.6 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was American Anthony Simpson (203-C/F-87) of Etzella (#3). Simpson scored 29 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Simpson's great performance Etzella lost 79-83 to the lower-ranked Residence (#6, 4-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Etzella needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 2 lost games. Simpson has a great season in Luxembourg. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.1ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 15.4rpg (#1 in league).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84) of Residence - 21 points and 19 rebounds 5. Lee Fisher (195-F-89) of Amicale - 23 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Dean Gindt (201-PF-91) of Sparta - 29 points and 4 rebounds 7. Elton Frazier (196-F-88) of Contern - 18 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Reggie Golson (201-F-81) of Amicale - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists 9. Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87) of T71 - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists 10. Julien Hublart (192-F/G-88) of Sparta - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3 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)
Ciclista Juninense (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Aaron Harrison (198-95kg-93, college: Lynn). He played most recently at Arantia in Luxembourg Total League. In 13 games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.2ppg, 10.3rpg, 3 [read more]
Ciclista Juninense (TNA) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Aaron Harrison (198-95kg-93, college: Lynn). He played most recently at Arantia in Luxembourg Total League. In 13 games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.2ppg, 10.3rpg, 3.8apg and 3.0spg (leader !!!) last season. Harrison helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. He received All-SSC 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time. Harrison graduated from Lynn University in 2015 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.
Quincy Smith signs at Telstar Hesperange - 12 days ago
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Telstar Hesperange (N2) landed American point guard Quincy Smith (183-77kg). He just graduated from Hawaii (NCAA). Smith has played there for the last three years. In 33 games he averaged 7.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.4apg and 1.7spg last season. Smith helped them to win Big West Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in... [read more]
Telstar Hesperange (N2) landed American point guard Quincy Smith (183-77kg). He just graduated from Hawaii (NCAA). Smith has played there for the last three years. In 33 games he averaged 7.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.4apg and 1.7spg last season. Smith helped them to win Big West Tournament and end the regular season at the top position. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
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