23-year old guard Thomas Ble (185-G-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Centrum and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21. He had a double-double of 33 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Froya Basket (#4, 9-10) 83-72. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Centrum maintains the 2nd position in Norwegian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Centrum will need more victories to improve their 13-6 record. In the team's last game Ble had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Centrum's top player in his first season with the team. Ble has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (8th best: 18.4ppg), rebounds (8th best: 6.3rpg) and averages solid 52.4% FGP. Worth to mention Ble played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.
Second best performed player last round was Ronald Timus (197-G/F-84) of Ammerud Bskt. He is American swingman in his first season at Ammerud Bskt. In the last game Timus recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Ammerud Bskt lost that game 79-102 to the higher-ranked Froya Basket (#4, 9-10). Ammerud Bskt are still at the very bottom. 16 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Ammerud Bskt managed to get this year. Timus is a newcomer at Ammerud Bskt and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 7.2rpg and 3.2apg.
Third place about best performers goes to another Centrum's star - forward Marko Lepovic (194-F-94). Lepovic showcased his all-around game by recording 11 points, fifteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Centrum, helping his team with a 83-72 win against #4 ranked Froya Basket in a game of the week. Centrum needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 6 lost games. Lepovic has a great season in Norway. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.8rpg (7th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Reno Silavs (180-PG-91) of Froya Basket - 29 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Miilah Kombat (198-F-88) of Froya Basket - 23 points and 6 rebounds 6. Peter Bullock (198-F/C-82) of Froya Basket - 17 points and 18 rebounds 7. Reno Silavs (180-PG-91) of Froya Basket - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Ryan Ferranti (195-F/G-86) of Baerum Basket - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Elias Westerlund (197-F-88) of Asker Aliens - 19 points and 8 rebounds 10. Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) of Baerum Basket - 20 points, 8 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)
Norway completes Nordic Championship Men U16 - May 16, 2013
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Norway completes Nordic Championship Men U16 with no victories. The team played five games and could not post the initial victory.
In Day 1 Sweden U16 overcame Norway U16 69:65. The hosts led 8 points at the halftime, but managed to save only 4-point victory. Craig Lecesne (196-PG-97) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Tobias Sjoberg delivered 12. Harald Eika Frey erupted with 30 points in the losing effort, whilst Flemming Ravndal (185-SG-97) added 14 [read more]
Norway completes Nordic Championship Men U16 with no victories. The team played five games and could not post the initial victory. In Day 1 Sweden U16 overcame Norway U16 69:65. The hosts led 8 points at the halftime, but managed to save only 4-point victory. Craig Lecesne (196-PG-97) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Tobias Sjoberg delivered 12. Harald Eika Frey erupted with 30 points in the losing effort, whilst Flemming Ravndal (185-SG-97) added 14. Iceland U16 rolled over Estonia U16 86:67. The teams were tied at the halftime before a 27-13 burst in the third period. Kristinn Palsson top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 9 boards, while Kari Jonsson netted 19. Kregor Hermet and Sander Viilup (186-SG-97) answered with 12 points each in defeat. In Day 2 Iceland U16 destroyed Norway U16 109:48. Iceland dominated the whole game and reached 61-point victory due to the win in all four quarters. Kristinn Palsson led the well-balanced team with 16 points, while Halldor Hermannsson and Kari Jonsson added 15 apiece. August Nicolay Volckmar delivered 18 points in the losing case. Denmark U16 posted a defensive 55:38 win against Norway U16. In the second half the Danish side allowed the opponents to score only 7 points in the third and then the last quarters. Kasper Victor Christiansen was the only player to score in double digits as he posted 10 points. Sindre Jensen and August Volckmar had 6 points each in defeat. Finland U16 edged Norway U16 83:56. Norway managed to win the last period 19-12 but it was too late to catch up with the opponents. Matias Suvanto (185-SF-97) paced all the winners with 12 points, while Aatu Kivimaki netted 11 and Riku Laine chipped in with 10. Harald Frey answered with 23 points for the losing side in the game. Estonia U16 finished the campaign edging Norway U16 72:51. Madis Soodla led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Siim Markus Post had 16 points. Harald Frey delivered 19 points in the losing case and Flemming Ravndal brought 10.
Norway U18 tastes the initial success in Solna - May 16, 2013
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Norway U18 tastes the initial success in Solna at the Nordic Championship Men U18.
Sweden M18 outscored Norway M18 72:54 in their opener. Sweden dominated the majority of the game and rightfully clinched the win in the first game. Andreas von Uthmann paced all the winners with 11 points, while Jordan Peltier (188-PG-95) and Martin Hyberg (202-C-95) had 10 each. Matz Stockman (208-C/F-95) replied with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Sjur Dyb-Berg poured in 10 [read more]
Norway U18 tastes the initial success in Solna at the Nordic Championship Men U18. Sweden M18 outscored Norway M18 72:54 in their opener. Sweden dominated the majority of the game and rightfully clinched the win in the first game. Andreas von Uthmann paced all the winners with 11 points, while Jordan Peltier (188-PG-95) and Martin Hyberg (202-C-95) had 10 each. Matz Stockman (208-C/F-95) replied with 20 points in the losing effort, whilst Sjur Dyb-Berg poured in 10. Iceland M18 won over Norway M18 80:56 in the end of Day 2. Both teams scored 18 points each in the first period, while Iceland dominated the rest of the game. Dagur Kar Jonsson led the way with 22 points and 10 boards, while Maciej Baginski delivered 15. Johannes Dolven top-scored for Norway with 15 points and Mikkel Bedason Kolstad as well as Sjur Dyb-Berg had 10 points apiece. In Day 3 Norway M18 beat Denmark M18 66:57. The teams exchnaged th eelad several times before 18-11 rally in the last quarter from Norway. Sjur Dyb-Berg top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Mikkel Kolstad (184-G-95) added 14. Rasmus Stolbjerg Hansen poured in 16 points in defeat and Mathias James Kelly scored 15. Finland M18 smashed Norway M18 101:66. Finland controlled the entire game and clinched their fourth consecutive win. Alexander Madsen (199-F/C-95) top-scored for the winners with 29 points and 8 rebounds, while Henri Niemisto had 17. Sjur Dyb-Berg poured in 17 points in defeat and Johannes Dolven collected 12 points and the same number of rebounds. Estonian team finished their campaign with the win over Norway M18 60:55. Norway led in the majority of the game but failed short in the last quarter. Estonia M18 needed a 24-17 rally to post the last victory. Jaagup Russak (183-PG-96) led the way with 17 points and Kristofer Kurvits had 14. Sjur Dyb-Berg finished the game with 15 points in defeat, whilst Mikkel Kolstad added 13.
Final Four MVP: Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) of Baerum Basket
Player of the Year: Gary Wallace (187-G-88) of Tromso
Guard of the Year: Gary Wallace (187-G-88) of Tromso
Forward of the Year: Jonathan Jones (196-F-88) of Tromso
Center of the Year: Peter Bullock (198-F/C-82) of Froya Basket
Domestic Player of the Year: Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) of Baerum Basket
Bosman Player of the Year: E [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO 1st Team 2012-2013
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