American forward Jonathan Jones (196-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Tromso, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Centrum (#2, 12-5) with 16-point margin 90-74. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Tromso to consolidate first place in the Norwegian BLNO. Tromso have a solid 13-3 record. Jones turned to be Tromso's top player in his first season with the team. Former Kean University star has very solid stats this year. Jones is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.9ppg and leads league in rebounds with 14.8rpg. Jones is in league's top in and averages impressive 57.8% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old DR Congolese Djo Yele (F/C-82) of Asker Aliens. Yele had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Asker Aliens to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Ammerud Bskt (#7, 3-13) 103-74. This victory allowed Asker Aliens to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-9 record. Yele is a newcomer at Asker Aliens, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was another Tromso's star - American guard Gary Wallace (187-G-88, agency: TSS Management). Wallace showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Tromso, helping his team with a 90-74 easy win against #2 ranked Centrum in a game of the week. Tromso confirms their top position in the standings Wallace has a great season in Norway. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (7th best) and assists with 3.1apg (8th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Frank Nyborg (197-F-83) of Centrum - 28 points and 6 rebounds 5. Ronald Timus (197-G/F-84) of Ammerud Bskt - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists 6. Elias Westerlund (197-F-88) of Asker Aliens - 27 points and 5 rebounds 7. Espen Stien (186-G-86) of Asker Aliens - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists 8. Roy Nwachukwu (196-F-90) of Ammerud Bskt - 14 points and 9 rebounds 9. Ryan Ferranti (195-F/G-86) of Baerum Basket - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Magnus Midtvedt (182-PG-90) of Asker Aliens - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 14 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)
Coach Lars Gunnar Sonsteby leaves Baerum Basket - May 22, 2016
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46-year old coach Lars Gunnar Sonsteby left Baerum Basket Bekkestua (BLNO). He helped them to make it to the final. The previous (13-14) season Sonsteby coached at Ullern (Kvinneligaen). He contributed to his team winning the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Coach of the Year. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Norway [read more]
46-year old coach Lars Gunnar Sonsteby left Baerum Basket Bekkestua (BLNO). He helped them to make it to the final. The previous (13-14) season Sonsteby coached at Ullern (Kvinneligaen). He contributed to his team winning the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Great season indeed as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Coach of the Year.
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Awards 2016 - Mar 17, 2016
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Final Four MVP: Roy Nwachukwu (196-F-90) of Centrum; Player of the Year: Aareon Smith (193-G-93) of Kongsberg; Guard of the Year: Aareon Smith (193-G-93) of Kongsberg; Forward of the Year: Ronald Timus (196-F-84) of Ammerud Bskt; Center of the Year: Casiem Drummond (208-C-88) of Tromso; Domestic Player of the Year: Harald Frey (182-PG-97) of Centrum; Bosman Player of the Year: Kiril Raykov (192-G-87) of Tromso; Import Player of the Year: Aareon Smith (193-G-93) of [read more]
FINAL Tromso - Centrum 71-85 Centrum earned the BLNO Gold. They toppled Tromso in the Final on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Centrum. Tromso managed to win second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tromso 39-22 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Roy Nwachukwu (196-90, college: Seminole St.) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Harald Fr... [read more]
Centrum earned the BLNO Gold. They toppled Tromso in the Final on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Centrum. Tromso managed to win second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tromso 39-22 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Roy Nwachukwu (196-90, college: Seminole St.) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Harald Frey (182-97) chipped in 19 points. Four Centrum players scored in double figures. American point guard Charlie Lee (175-92, college: Cleveland St.) produced 25 points and 4 assists and the other American import guard Keon Lawrence (187-87, college: Seton Hall) added 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Tromso: C.Lee 25+4reb+4ast, K.Lawrence 23+5reb+4ast, J.Baiden 14+4reb, H.Issalhi 6+7reb+4ast, A.Smalas 3+1reb, H.Lange 0 Centrum: R.Nwachukwu 20+16reb+1ast, H.Frey 19+4reb+3ast, T.Sommerfeldt 10+5reb+1ast, F.Nyborg 10+5reb, S.Aslesen 10+1reb, A.Stien 9+8reb+6ast
Ammerud celebrated the Bronze medals as they knocked down Gimle in the consolation final. Gimle BBK trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 28-22 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 80-89 at the end of the game. Ammerud Bskt looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Mookie Rivelino (194-84, college: Quincy) fired 32 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American-Somalian point guard Zaki Ise Mohamed (183-87, college: New Hampshire) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. Rivelino is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Magne Fivelstad (198-89, college: Barry) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 17 rebounds and American forward Bryan Coleman (198-92, college: Wayne St., MI) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gimle BBK's coach Audun Eskeland rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Gimle BBK: B.Coleman 23+4reb, M.Fivelstad 21+17reb, E.Lamo 11+7reb+3ast, D.Berg 11+4ast, M.Kolstad 6+1reb+8ast, L.Espe 4+4reb+2ast Ammerud Bskt: M.Rivelino 32+8reb+4ast, A.Xepapadakis 19+3reb+2ast, Z.Ise Mohamed 17+4reb+10ast, M.Sanders 11+8reb+2ast, R.Timus 5+4reb+3ast, M.Bryn 4+2reb+1ast
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