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BLNO Standings
 1. Kongsberg 23-4 
 2. Baerum Basket 21-6 
 3. Gimle BBK 17-10 
 4. Froya Basket 17-10 
 5. Centrum 16-11 
 6. Asker Aliens 13-14 
 7. Nidaros Jets 12-15 
 8. Tromso 9-18 
 9. Ammerud Bskt 5-22 
 10. Persbraten 2-25 
Last:3/6/2017
1Div. Standings
East
 1. Nordberg 19-3 
 2. Nordstrand 14-8 
 3. Eidsvoll 13-9 
 4. Boler 12-10 
 5. Persbraten-2 12-10 
 6. Ammerud-2 10-12 
 7. Ullern 10-12 
 8. Kongsberg 2 9-13 
 9. OSI 9-13 
 10. Sandvika 9-13 
 11. TNT Towers 8-14 
 12. Hoybraten 7-15 
Middle
 1. Aalesund S. 11-3 
 2. NTNUI Nerds 10-5 
 3. Sverresborg 7-7 
 4. Froya Eagles 7-8 
 5. Singsaker 1 7-8 
 6. NTNUI Geezez 2-13 
West
 1. Fyllingen BBK 20-0 
 2. Bones 14-6 
 3. Froya-B 13-7 
 4. Bergen Basket 12-8 
 5. Bjoroy C 12-8 
 6. Bjoroy 11-9 
 7. Stavanger 10-10 
 8. Bones 2 8-12 
 9. Ytrebygda 6-14 
 10. Haugesund 3-17 
 11. Eikefjord 1-19 
Last:4/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Evan ROQUEMORE
  Nidaros .
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Roquemore, Nidaros .25.6 
 2. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.25.5 
 3. Mjos, Baerum B.25.5 
 4. Ferrales, Kongsberg23.5 
 5. Yele, Asker Aliens22.0 
 6. Stien, Asker Aliens19.4 
 7. Sommerfeldt, Centr.19.2 
 8. Bolinz, Centrum18.5 
 9. Gilchrese, Baerum B.18.0 
 10. Fivelstad, Gimle B.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Earl SIMBA
  Nidaros .
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Simba, Nidaros .15.8 
 2. Yele, Asker Aliens13.0 
 3. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.12.0 
 4. Fivelstad, Gimle B.11.8 
 5. Bolinz, Centrum11.0 
 6. Issalhi, Tromso10.3 
 7. Eglitis, Asker Aliens10.2 
 8. Victor, Gimle BBK10.0 
 9. Oldham, Kongsberg9.5 
 10. Harper, Froya B.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  Baerum B.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Gilchrese, Baerum B.6.9 
 2. Ferrales, Kongsberg5.2 
 3. Espe, Gimle BBK5.0 
 4. Roquemore, Nidaros .4.8 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.4.4 
 6. Stien, Centrum4.2 
 7. Gabrans, Froya B.4.1 
 8. Issalhi, Tromso4.0 
 9. Silavs, Froya B.3.9 
 10. Victor, Gimle BBK3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  Baerum B.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gilchrese, Baerum B.4.0 
 2. Issalhi, Tromso3.1 
 3. Roquemore, Nidaros .2.5 
 4. Mjos, Baerum B.2.4 
 5. Lange, Tromso2.4 
 6. Victor, Gimle BBK2.2 
 7. Gabric, Kongsberg2.0 
 8. Bolinz, Centrum1.9 
 9. Simba, Nidaros .1.9 
 10. Espe, Gimle BBK1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Earl SIMBA
  Nidaros .
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Simba, Nidaros .2.6 
 2. Yele, Asker Aliens1.8 
 3. Bolinz, Centrum1.2 
 4. Victor, Gimle BBK1.1 
 5. Oldham, Kongsberg1.0 
 6. Kombat, Centrum0.9 
 7. Weatherspoon, Baerum B.0.9 
 8. Bryn, Ammerud Bskt0.9 
 9. Lamo, Gimle BBK0.7 
 10. Frantzvaag, Baerum B.0.7 

Lundestad's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Oct 28, 2016


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Oivind
Lundestad
25-year old guard Oivind Lundestad (194-G-91) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's best team Kongsberg and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 37 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Centrum (#4, 4-2) 100-86. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Kongsberg to take over top position in the Norwegian league. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Kongsberg already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Lundestad had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It's his second year at Kongsberg and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Point Loma Nazarene College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Lundestad is in league's top in points (7th best: 21.2ppg) and averages solid 52.9% FGP and 42.4% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Aksel Bolinz (201-G/F-90) of Centrum. He is a swingman in his first season at Centrum. In the last game Bolinz recorded impressive double-double of 38 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Centrum lost that game 86-100 to league's leader Kongsberg (#1, 5-0). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Centrum still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Bolinz is a newcomer at Centrum and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Djo Yele (203-F/C-82) of Asker Aliens (#7). Yele showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, eighteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Asker Aliens, leading his team to a 88-82 win against slightly lower-ranked Ammerud Bskt (#9, 1-5). The chances of Asker Aliens not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Yele could try to bring Asker Aliens' a little bit higher in the standings. Yele has individually a great season in Norway. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.8ppg (2nd best), rebounds with 15.3rpg (#1 in league) and assists with 4.5apg (5th best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 61.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Juan Ferrales (188-G-91) of Kongsberg - 39 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Earl Simba (204-PF-92) of Nidaros Jets - 24 points, 21 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Robertas Bitinas (186-PG-84) of Ammerud Bskt - 30 points and 4 assists
7. Eric Gilchrese (183-PG-87) of Baerum Basket - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Matias Save (191-G-96) of Kongsberg - 36 points and 5 rebounds
9. Samuel Amed Diomande (193-G-88) of Ammerud Bskt - 36 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Magne Fivelstad (198-G/F-89) of Gimle BBK - 24 points, 10 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)   




Lars Espe
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Montana head men's basketball coach Travis DeCuire has added depth to the Grizzly backcourt, signing 6-1 point guard Lars Espe (5'11''-PG-98) from the Gimle BBK club in Bergen, Norway, to a National Letter of Intent on Monday. Espe, an 18-year-old, was named Young Player of the Year last season in the BLNO, Norway's premiere professional basketball league. From 2014-2018 he has represented Norway on the international stage, first at the U-16 European-B championships in 2014. In the 2016-2...   [read more]

Bendik Aunan
Nordberg, Fyllingen BBK and Aalesund Sharks celebrate Division 1 titles - 1 month ago
Nordberg, Fyllingen BBK and Aalesund Sharks celebrated Division 1 titles in Norway. Nordberg won Division 1 East title with a 19-3 record. In the last game they beat OSI 57-51 as Bendik Aunan (185-PG-90) stepped up with 14 points. Halvor Poulsson (191-F-91) and Emil Aas Stoltenberg followed him with 13 each, while Joacim Bergh added 8. Fyllingen BBK dominated West division with a 20-0 record. They managed to stay undefeated throughout the whole campaign. Aalesund Sharks won Middle Divisi...   [read more]

Eric
Gilchrese
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Awards 2017 - 1 month ago
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO 1st Team 2017
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Victor
Aksel Bolinz
Bolinz
James Weatherspoon
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Djo Yele
Yele
  
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