Helios-Zlatorog 72-64: The game saw several lead changes, before Helios scored six straight points to go ahead 62-56 with 3:55 remaining and extended its largest lead of the game to 67-58. Nikola Gacesa scored 26 points and Blaz Mahkovic 17. Helios outrebouned Zlatorog 30-18, picking up 13 offensive boards. The visiting team played without illnes league leading scorer Samo Udrih and Daniel Vujasinovic. Uros Zadnik posted 18 points, Sasa Mucic 16 and Ante Dugum 10. Slovan-Maribor Messer 69-72: Maribor, who never trailed, opened the game with dozen straight points and led by as many as 18 points. Slovan tied at 58 with 5:05 into game, but Maribor responded with a 10-0 run. Slovan cut the deficit to 69-70 with 11 seconds left and Jure Pelko made a pair of free throw to secure the win for Maribor. Esmir Rizvic had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Igor Maric scored 15 points, Jure Pelko 11 and Elvis Sarkinovic 10. Slovan was outrebouned 23-34. Jan Span collected 16 points and 7 assists, Milos Paravinja posted 16 points and Vjekoslav Petrovic 12. Tajfun-Rogaska Crystal 88-69: The home team never trailed and held a 12-2 lead. Rogaska cut the deficit to 27-30 in the second quarter, but Tajfun responded with a 12-2 run and led by as many as 23 points. Mladen Primorac and Stanko Sebic scored 17 points each, Anze Pelc added 16 and Emir Zimic had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Rogaska was outebounded 18-33 and shot better from 3-point range (52 percent, 11-21) than from 2-point range (31 percent, 12-29). Nemanja Barac scored game high 19 points, Tadej Horvat added 18 points, all on the 3-pointer, Tadej Kostomaj had 10 points and 6 assists and Milos Miljkovic posted 10 points. Grosuplje-LTH Castings Mercator 71-85: Miroslav Dobrican's head coaching debut did not go to plan, as Grosuplje gave up 14 unanswered points in the opening quarter of a loss to LTH who get its first road win of the season. LTH went ahead by 20-7 and its lead never dipped under double digit for the reast of the game. They led by as many as 25 points. Boban Tomic (190-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) had 26 points and 8 assists, Vjeran Soldo and Tomo Cajic both scored 16 points and Robert Abramovic added 10. Grosuplje outrebounded LTH 39-29, picking up 19 offensive boards, but they commited 21 turnovers to LTH's 12 and shot just 36-percent (23-of-64) from the field. Blaz Lobe collected 15 points and 10 rebounds, Nemanja Miljkovic posted 15 points and Igor Tratnik scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Elektra-Hopsi 77-66: Elektra made a 17-6 run to take a lead 40-27 late in the second quarter and extended their lead to 47-31 early in the third period for a comfortable win. David Collins finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds, Mensud Julevic added 15 points, Ziga Zagorc scored 12 points and handed out 7 assists, Simo Atanackovic had 11 points and 8 rebounds and Andrej Podvrsnik posted 11 points. Hopsi's reserves were outscored by Elektra's bench players 7-31. Isiah Martin scored 21 points and Marko Vranjkovic and Jasonn Hannibal added 14 points each.
Helios Suns-Hopsi 84-66: Helios took control of the game behind a 17-3 run for a 26-12 lead early in the second quarter and later made a 14-1 run to extend their advantage to 47-21 before the break. Luka Voncina (193-G-91, college: Charlotte) scored 16 points, Brandyn Curry (187-G-91, college: Harvard) 15, Marcel Jones (203-F-85, college: Oregon St.) 12 and Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) 10. Hopsi shot better from 3-point land (36-percent, 10-of-28) than they did on two-pointers (28-percent, 11... [read more]
Helios Suns-Hopsi 84-66: Helios took control of the game behind a 17-3 run for a 26-12 lead early in the second quarter and later made a 14-1 run to extend their advantage to 47-21 before the break. Luka Voncina (193-G-91, college: Charlotte) scored 16 points, Brandyn Curry (187-G-91, college: Harvard) 15, Marcel Jones (203-F-85, college: Oregon St.) 12 and Tomaz Bolcina (208-C-94) 10. Hopsi shot better from 3-point land (36-percent, 10-of-28) than they did on two-pointers (28-percent, 11-of-40). Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) and Alen Hodzic (192-SF-92) both scored 10 points.
Sencur GGD-Rogaska 63-77: Rogaska made an early 17-3 run to go up 19-7. Sencur cut the deficit to 24-25 and got their second lead of the game at 35-33. After tying it at 41 early in the third quarter, Rogaska went on a 12-0 run and Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) scored 10 points in that span. Sencur twice reduced the deficit to four and they were down 63-68 with 1:40 remaining. At that point, Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) made a jumper to initiate the final 9-0 run. Tadej Ferme (185-PG-91) scored 30 points on shooting 11-of-17 from the field, Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77) had 13 points and 8 assists, Taylor Johns (201-F, college: Cal-Riverside) posted 10 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double. Sencur's reserves outscored its starters 40-20. Nejc Martincic (182-PG-97) scored 13 points, Sedin Karavdic 12, Boris Jersin (183-G-85) 11 and Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) was the lone starter in double figures with 10 points.
Union Olimpija-Primorska 75-71: The largest lead by either team was six points by Primorska which happened several times in the game. The latest six-point lead for the visiting team came at 70-64 midway through the fourth quarter. Olimpija were down by 67-71 with 48 seconds remaining. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) hit a pair of free throws, than Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) stole the ball and Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) sank a 3-pointer to put Olimpija up 72-71. Primorska once again lost the ball and Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) was fouled. He made both foul shots to extend the lead to three with 29 seconds to go. On the next possession, Duda Sanadze (196-G-92, college: San Diego) missed a 3-pointer for Primorska. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) grabbed a defensive rebound and was immediately fouled. He made first free throw to secure the win. Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds, Mirko Mulalic (195-SG-88) scored 15 points and Gregor Hrovat (196-G/F-94) 14. Olimpija had 29 free throws to Primorska's just 9. Duda Sanadze (196-G-92, college: San Diego) led Primorska with 17 points, Nikola Gajic (195-G/F-91, college: SF Austin) scored 14, Troy Franklin (183-PG-89, college: Coppin St.) 13, Nejc Zupan (202-PG-96) had 12 points and Bojan Radulovic (211-C-92) grabbed 12 rebounds.
Tajfun Sentjur-Portoroz 12/11, Terme Olimia-LTH Castings 11/01, Zlatorog-Krka 94-79 (07/12)
Jakob Cebasek gets MVP of the Week award for Slovenian Liga Nova KBM - 1 day ago
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Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) had a great game in the last round for Hopsi Polzela and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 25-year old swingman had a double-double of 20 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Portoroz (#11, 1-8) with 30-point margin 112-82. Hopsi Polzela is placed at 4th position in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hopsi Polzela will nee... [read more]
Jakob Cebasek (200-G/F-91) had a great game in the last round for Hopsi Polzela and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 25-year old swingman had a double-double of 20 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Portoroz (#11, 1-8) with 30-point margin 112-82. Hopsi Polzela is placed at 4th position in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hopsi Polzela will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. In the team's last game Cebasek had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Hopsi Polzela's top player in his first season with the team. Cebasek has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 15.9ppg) and averages solid 2.2spg and 63.6% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young former international point guard Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) of Krka. Rebec impressed basketball fans with 26 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists. Bad luck as Krka lost that game 79-94 to slightly higher-ranked Zlatorog (#1, 9-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Krka still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 6-3 record is not bad at all. Rebec is well-known by Krka fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.7ppg (#9). He also recorded 5.1 assists per game.
The third best performed player last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola Gajic (195-G/F-91) of Sixt Primorska (#5). Gajic showcased his all-around game by recording 13 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Lastovka, leading his team to a 66-61 win against the lower-ranked Sencur Gor. (#8, 4-5). Lastovka needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Gajic has a very solid season. In 10 games in Slovenia he scored 11.8ppg. He also has 5.3rpg and FGP: 56.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Jan Span (187-PG-92) of Zlatorog - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists 5. Luka Grum (194-F-92) of LTH Castings - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94) of Un.Olimpija - 15 points and 2 rebounds 7. Ramo Rizvic (200-F-87) of Zlatorog - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) of Hopsi Polzela - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94) of Krka - 19 points and 4 rebounds 10. Matej Krusic (208-C-87) of Zlatorog - 9 points, 9 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)
Union Olimpija Ljubljana and Marko Mladjan (205-F-93) have reached an agreement to terminate their contract on mutual consent. The player is leaving Ljubljana. Player profile: 2008-2009: BC 79 Arbedo 2009-2010: SP Star Gordola (1LN) 2010-2011: BC DDV Lugano (LNB): 19 games: 15.9ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2.6spg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 22.5%, FT: 63.4%; played also for Lugano Tigers (LNA, starting five): 10 games: 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg 2011-2012: Lugano Tigers (LNA): 22 games: 4.4ppg, 1.9rpg 2012-... [read more]
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