#1. This week's number one is an international forward Andrei Kirilenko (209-81, currently plays in NBA). He led Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory against the Phoenix Suns (12-22) 111-107 in the NBA in Saturday night's game.
Kirilenko scored 20 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 34 minutes on the court.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have 15-14 record this season.
Kirilenko has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 13.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.2apg, 1.5bpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 56.9%(112-197), 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 75.0% in the 25 games he played so far.
Kirilenko is a naturalized American.
He is currently a member of the Russian senior national team. Kirilenko used to play for CSKA Moscow in Russian league.
#2. Second place goes to an international guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Andrei Kirilenko. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention.
Shved led Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Denver Nuggets (18-16) 101-97.
He was MVP of the game. Shved recorded 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have 15-14 record this season.
It's Shved's first year with the team.
This year he has very high stats. Shved averages: 11.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.5apg, 2FGP: 48.9%, 3FGP: 32.9% and FT: 75.3%.
He is in the roster of the Russian senior national team.
#3. The Russian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Timofey Mozgov (215-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, currently plays in NBA) faced previously mentioned Alexey Shved in the NBA last game.
Mozgov, who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Denver Nuggets (18-16) to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-14).
Mozgov recorded 6 points and blocked 2 shots.
The Denver Nuggets were defeated 101-97 on the road by the Timberwolves.
Mozgov's overall stats this season are: 2.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2FGP: 52.3% and FT: 70.6%.
He is also a member of the Russian senior national team.
#4. Center Ivan Nelyubov (207-88, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Rapla (6-8) crushing them 79-51 in the Estonian KML on Saturday night.
Nelyubov recorded 10 points.
Tartu Ulikool/Rock (12-0) is placed second in the KML.
So far his team won all twelve games in the Regular Season.
The Regular Season already ended.
Nelyubov's overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg and 3.9rpg.
He used to play for the Russian university national team
back in 2011.
#5. Former U20 international center Ruslan Pateev (213-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Arizona State University in a victory in overtime against the University of Utah (0-1) 55-54 in the NCAA on Wednesday night.
Pateev scored only 4 points and blocked 2 blocks in 14 minutes.
The Arizona State University has 1-0 conference record this season.
Pateev is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Arizona St.'s roster.
He has relatively good stats this season: 14.0ppg, 8.9rpg and 2.5apg in the 11 games.
Pateev used to play for the Russian U20 national team
three years ago.
#6. Forward Andrey Semenov (201-90, currently studies in the States) contributed to a 3-point JMU's victory against the Old Dominion University (0-2) 58-55 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game.
He scored only 3 points.
The James Madison University has 1-0 conference record this season.
Semenov has been at the team for five years.
This year Semenov has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 8.9rpg and 2.5apg.
He is a former U18 international player as he played for the Russian team five years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Russian passport but never been selected to any of Russian national teams:
#1. Experienced Raul Lopez (183-PG-80, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Gescrap BB (10-5) to beat CAI Zaragoza (9-6).
Lopez scored 9 points and added 6 assists in 20 minutes.
But Gescrap BB lost 74-81 on the road to the lower-ranked (#6) CAI Zaragoza.
This year Lopez's overall stats are: 7.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.8apg in the 10 games he played so far.
#2.Aleksey Adediran (204-C-82, college: Binghamton, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague was not able to help Mykolaiv (11-13) in their last game. Despite Adediran's very good performance Mykolaiv lost 77-92 in Dniprodzerzhynsk to the lower-ranked (#11) DniproAzot.
He was the top scorer with 19 points. Adediran also added 7 rebounds in 22 minutes.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Adediran's overall stats are: 9.9ppg and 3.9rpg in the 21 games.
He has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and Russian.
#3.Dmitry Flis (203-F/C-84, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to secure a victory for River Andorra (3-0) in their last game. Despite Flis' good performance his team lost 75-86 on the opponent's court to the leading Ford_Burgos.
He was the top scorer with 14 points. Flis also added 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 24 minutes.
Flis is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.5bpg.
He also averaged so far 12.6ppg and 5.0rpg in the 13 games.
Flis is another player who holds two passports: Russian and Spanish.
#4.Anton Kazarnovski (205-F/C-85, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli National League (second division) couldn't help Hapoel Kazrin (4-7) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Hapoel Kazrin was badly defeated 102-86 at home by the higher-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#6).
Kazarnovski recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 12 rebounds.
Kazarnovski has relatively good stats this season: 14.0ppg, 8.9rpg and 2.5apg.
He has both Russian and Israeli nationalities.
Despite Kazarnovski's Russian passport, he previously played for the Israeli university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Russian team.
#5.Igor Simin (197-G-84, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Beer Yaakov (4-7) in their game against Elitzur Yavne (8-3) in the Israeli National League (second division).
Simin scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 34 minutes.
Beer Yaakov was crushed 94-66 in Yavne by the second-ranked Elitzur.
This year Simin's overall stats are: 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg in the nine games.
He also holds two passports: Russian and Israeli.
EuroLeague: Darussafaka victorious in Kazan - 2 days ago
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Unics - Darussafaka 87:94 Darussafaka claimed the second victory in EuroLeague regular season. They topped Unics in Kazan for 2-1 record tonight. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) scored 22 points and issued 7 assists to lead the visitors. The teams got to a flying start. They teamed up for 57 points in the opening quarter as Unics eked out a 29:28 lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second term. Unics secured a 47:46 halftime lead. Darussafaka improved defensivel... [read more]
Unics - Darussafaka 87:94
Darussafaka claimed the second victory in EuroLeague regular season. They topped Unics in Kazan for 2-1 record tonight. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) scored 22 points and issued 7 assists to lead the visitors. The teams got to a flying start. They teamed up for 57 points in the opening quarter as Unics eked out a 29:28 lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second term. Unics secured a 47:46 halftime lead. Darussafaka improved defensively in the second half. They held Unics to 12 points in the third term to take a 65:59 lead at the final break. The Turkish team unloaded 29 points in the fourth term and rallied to the valuable road win. James Anderson (198-SG-89, college: Oklahoma St.) produced 18 points, while Scottie Wilbekin (188-G-93, college: Florida) added 13 points in the victory. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Unics. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) topscored with 22 points in the defeat.
BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) inked 24-year old American point guard Markel Brown (191-86kg-92, college: Oklahoma State). He was about to sign at Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. The last season Brown played at the Nets in NBA where in 61 games he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Brown attended Oklahoma State until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball. Among other achievements... [read more]
BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) inked 24-year old American point guard Markel Brown (191-86kg-92, college: Oklahoma State). He was about to sign at Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. The last season Brown played at the Nets in NBA where in 61 games he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. Two years ago he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (44th overall). Brown attended Oklahoma State until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball. Among other achievements his team made it to the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals in 2013. Brown received also All-Big 12 2nd Team award in 2013 and 2014 at his college time. Brown has played also professionally in D-League (Maine Red Claws).
Gladyshev number one in Russia Superleague 2 for round 4 - 2 days ago
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Point guard Vasiliy Gladyshev (189-PG-83) had a great game in the last round for Dyn-Magn.ChL, receiving a Eurobasket.com Superleague 2 Player of the Week award for round 4. The 33-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Spartak SP (#5, 2-2) 78-71. Dyn-Magn.ChL maintains the 4th position in Russia Superleague 2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season.... [read more]
Point guard Vasiliy Gladyshev (189-PG-83) had a great game in the last round for Dyn-Magn.ChL, receiving a Eurobasket.com Superleague 2 Player of the Week award for round 4. The 33-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Spartak SP (#5, 2-2) 78-71. Dyn-Magn.ChL maintains the 4th position in Russia Superleague 2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Dyn-Magn.ChL will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Gladyshev had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Dyn-Magn.ChL and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Vasiliy Gladyshev has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 14.0ppg), assists (6th best: 3.7apg) and averages impressive 3.0spg and 42.9% from behind 3-point line.
The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Pavel Ilmenkov (188-G-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) of league's second-best Burevestnik. Ilmenkov had a very good evening with 9 points, 2 rebounds and 12 assists. Of course he led Burevestnik to another comfortable win outscoring Runa Basket (#8, 0-4) 90-53. This victory allowed Burevestnik to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Ilmenkov is well-known at Burevestnik and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.
Third on the list of top players last round was another Dyn-Magn.ChL's star - Stanislav Dubinin (198-SF-90). Dubinin scored 15 points. He was another key player of Dyn-Magn.ChL, helping his team with a 78-71 win against slightly lower-ranked Spartak SP (#5, 2-2). Dyn-Magn.ChL needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Dubinin has a very solid season. In 3 games in Russia he scored 5.7ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Artem Pisarchuk (205-C/F-92) of Burevestnik - 16 points and 4 rebounds 5. Fedor Shpakov (200-F-97) of Spartak SP - 17 points and 4 rebounds 6. Pavel Krykov (210-C/F-84) of Burevestnik - 13 points and 5 rebounds 7. Pavel Ilmenkov (188-G-89) of Burevestnik - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Oleg Bartunov (197-F-85) of Spartak SP - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists 9. Vitaliy Zuev (186-PG-89) of Spartak SP - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists 10. Artem Pisarchuk (205-C/F-92) of Burevestnik - 10 points and 6 rebounds
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)
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