23-year old forward Kevin Thompson (205-F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Komarno and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. He had a double-double of 22 points and 19 rebounds, while his team beat Svit (#9, 1-5) 86-74. Komarno maintains the 2nd position in Slovakian league. They are still close to the very top. Komarno would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. Thompson turned to be Komarno's top player in his first season with the team. Morgan State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thompson. Thompson is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.0ppg) and averages solid 2.8bpg and 67.6% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Anthony McClain (213-C-88) of Nitra. He is American center in his first season at Nitra. In the last game McClain recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Nitra lost that game 66-81 to slightly higher-ranked Levice (#3, 3-2). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Nitra still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 3-3 record is not bad at all. McClain is a newcomer at Nitra and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Kenneth Henderson (201-F-82) of Svit (#9). Henderson scored 29 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Henderson's great performance Svit lost 74-86 to the higher-ranked Komarno (#2, 4-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Svit can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-5 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Henderson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Henderson has individually a great season in Slovakia. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (best scorer), rebounds with 7.5rpg (5th best) and assists with 2.7apg (7th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Maurice Acker (178-PG-87) of Nova Ves - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists 5. Dwight Burke (202-C/F-86) of Nova Ves - 19 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Zack Crimmins (213-C-89) of Handlova - 15 points and 11 rebounds 7. Peter Dorazil (199-F/C-89) of B.Bystrica - 19 points and 10 rebounds 8. Troy Gottselig (203-F-87) of Levice - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 9. David Kyles (190-G-89) of Levice - 22 points and 4 assists 10. Chris Lowe (182-PG-87) of Komarno - 22 points, 2 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)
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Newly promoted MBK Lucenec (SBL) inked 32-year old swingman Peter Pipiska (197-84) from Iskra Svit. In 36 SBL games he averaged 7.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. The previous (14-15) season Pipiska played at BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves where in 28 SBL games he had 10.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg. He won Slovakian League championship title in 2012. Pipiska has played previously for five other teams: Prievidza, Hand... [read more]
Newly promoted MBK Lucenec (SBL) inked 32-year old swingman Peter Pipiska (197-84) from Iskra Svit. In 36 SBL games he averaged 7.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. The previous (14-15) season Pipiska played at BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves where in 28 SBL games he had 10.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.8spg. He won Slovakian League championship title in 2012. Pipiska has played previously for five other teams: Prievidza, Handlova, Inter Bratislava, SKP Banska Bystrica and BC Prievidza 2nd team.
MBK Banik Handlova (SBL) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Czech swingman Lubos Stria (197-95kg-81). He has played for the last five seasons at BK Decin in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 49 games he had 9.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2 [read more]
MBK Banik Handlova (SBL) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Czech swingman Lubos Stria (197-95kg-81). He has played for the last five seasons at BK Decin in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 49 games he had 9.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.6apg last season. Stria played in the final of Czech Republic League for two years in a row (2015 and 2016). He was selected to Czech Republic NBL All-Star Game in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Stria has played also professionally for other Czech Republic teams like BK Pardubice, Levharti Chomutov, BK Kolin and Podebrady. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Handlova.
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