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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 

Weatherspoon number one in Norway for round 24 - Mar 7, 2017


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James
Weatherspoon
American Forward James Weatherspoon (198-F-92) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Baerum Basket, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Persbraten (#10, 2-25) with 19-point margin 98-79. Baerum Basket maintains the 2nd position in Norwegian BLNO. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Baerum Basket will need more victories to improve their 21-6 record. Weatherspoon turned to be Baerum Basket's top player in his first season with the team. Former The University of Toledo star has very solid stats this year. Weatherspoon is in league's top in points (4th best: 25.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 11.2rpg) and averages impressive 67.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Baerum Basket's star - 27-year old Stian Mjos (183-PG-89). Mjos had a very good evening with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course together with Weatherspoon he helped Baerum Basket with another comfortable win 98-79 over the lower-ranked Persbraten (#10, 2-25) being unquestionably team leader. Baerum Basket's second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 21-6 record is not bad at all. Mjos is one of the most experienced players at Baerum Basket and similarly like James Weatherspoon has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.4ppg (#2). He also recorded 4.4 assists per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Jeff Harper (203-F-87) of Froya Basket (#4). Harper scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Froya Basket, leading his team to a 56-48 win against the lower-ranked Tromso (#8, 9-18). Froya Basket needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 17 victories and 10 lost games. Harper has a very solid season. In 12 games in Norway he scored 14.3ppg. He also has 9.5rpg and FGP: 54.0%. Harper attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Torgrim Sommerfeldt (198-SF-89) of Centrum - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Aksel Bolinz (201-G/F-90) of Centrum - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Nick Victor (196-G-92) of Gimle BBK - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Hani Issalhi (191-G-84) of Tromso - 14 points and 17 rebounds
8. Tomislav Gabric (198-G-91) of Kongsberg - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Oivind Lundestad (194-G-91) of Kongsberg - 24 points and 6 rebounds
10. Johan Flaa) of Centrum - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 2 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
Montana Grizzlies add Norwegian point guard Lars Espe - 1 month ago
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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months ago
Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO 1st Team 2017
Eric Gilchrese
Gilchrese
Nick Victor
Victor
Aksel Bolinz
Bolinz
James Weatherspoon
Weatherspoon
Djo Yele
Yele
  
[read more]


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