#1. This week's number one is an international center Sancho Lyttle (192-83, college: Houston, currently plays in Euroleague). She led her Turkish team Galatasaray to a victory against the sixth-ranked Perfumerias Avenida (1-4) 79-69 in the Euroleague last Wednesday.
Lyttle scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (5-0) is placed first in group C.
So far her team won all five games in the Regular Season.
Lyttle has relatively good stats this season: 11.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 50.9%.
She has a dual citizenship: Vincentian and Spanish.
Ex-EBE Promociones P.D.V. Santa Eulalia player is currently a member of the Spanish senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international point guard Silvia Dominguez (167-87, currently plays in Russia). Dominguez managed to help UMMC Ekaterinburg in a victory against the closely-ranked Dynamo Moscow (4-2) crushing them 89-63 in the Russian PBL on Sunday night.
She scored 5 points and added 10 passes in 26 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. UMMC Ekaterinburg (6-0) is placed first in the PBL.
So far her team won all six games in the Regular Season.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
It's Dominguez's first year with the team.
Dominguez is currently second on the list of best passers with 5.5apg.
This year her other stats are: 8.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 2FGP: 41.7%, 3FGP: 52.6%(10-19) in the six games she played so far.
Dominguez played for the Spanish national team in 2011.
#3. The Spanish player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international guard Laia Palau (176-79, currently plays in Euroleague). She contributed to a CCC Polkowice's victory against the seventh-ranked Lupa Promotion (0-4) 77-66 in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game.
Palau scored 12 points, made 5 passes and 3 steals.
CCC Polkowice (2-3) is placed fourth in group C.
Palau is currently second on the list of best passers.
This season she averages: 7.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 6.8apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 32.4%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 66.7%.
Palau is also a member of the Spanish senior national team.
#4. Guard Cristina Ouvina (174-90, currently plays in Euroleague) helped her Polish team Wisla Can-Pak win their game against the leader Spartak Vidnoye (4-1) 76-64 in the Euroleague last Wednesday.
She scored 12 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 34 minutes.
TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow (1-3) is placed sixth in group A.
They ended the series of three consecutive loses.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
Ouvina is currently sixth on the league's list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (first place).
This year her overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.3apg and 3.5spg in the four games.
Ouvina is also Spanish national team player.
#5. International forward Amaya Valdemoro (183-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Turkey could not help Tarsus Bld (0-4) in their last game. Despite Valdemoro's very good performance the seventh-placed Tarsus Bld lost 72-81 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) UNI Gyor in the group A of Euroleague.
She was the top scorer with 17 points. Valdemoro also added made 4 passes and 7 steals in 33 minutes.
So far Tarsus Bld lost all four games in the Regular Season.
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
This year Valdemoro has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 2.5spg in the four games.
She plays currently for the Spanish national team.
#6. Guard Elisa Aguilar (172-76, also represented by Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Euroleague) faced previously mentioned Cristina Ouvina in the Euroleague last game.
Aguilar was not able to help Spartak Vidnoye (4-1) in their game against Wisla Can-Pak (1-3).
She scored 6 points.
Spartak Vidnoye was defeated 76-64 in Krakow by the lower-ranked Wisla Can-Pak (#6) in the group A of Euroleague.
It was Spartak Vidnoye's first loss after four consecutive victories.
Aguilar's total stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.4apg.
She is an international player who is currently on the senior Spanish National Team roster.
#7. International forward Tamara Abalde (190-89, another player represented by Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in France was not able to secure a victory for Basket Landes (2-4) in their last game. Despite Abalde's good performance Basket Landes (#4) lost 58-68 in Praha to the second-ranked VS Praha in the group G of Eurocup.
She scored 12 points in 24 minutes.
The Regular Season already ended in the Eurocup.
It's Abalde's first season with the team.
This year Abalde's total stats are: 5.8ppg and 4.2rpg in the six games.
She is also Spanish national team player.
#8. Forward Anna Montanana (186-80, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Turkey) was the major contributor in an Istanbul Universitesi's victory against one of league's weakest teams TED Ankara (1-5) 72-66 in the Turkish TKBL last Sunday.
Montanana scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes.
Istanbul Universitesi SK (3-3) is placed eighth in the TKBL.
Montanana has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8apg in the six games.
She plays currently for the Spanish national team.
#9. Former U20 international guard Gabriela Ocete (170-88, currently plays in France) helped Tarbes win their game against the closely-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (3-7) 62-58 in the French LFB on Sunday night.
Ocete recorded 8 points and added 6 passes (made all of her six free throws).
Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (4-6) is placed tenth in the LFB.
It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Ocete has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.5spg.
She used to play for the Spanish U20 national team
four years ago.
#10. Point guard Nuria Martinez (175-84, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Kayseri (5-1) in their game against Canik Bld (3-3) in the Turkish TKBL.
Martinez scored 6 points in only 13 minutes.
Kayseri was edged 74-72 at home by the lower-ranked (#7) Canik Bld.
It was Kayseri's first loss after five consecutive victories.
Martinez has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg in the six games.
She is a former international player as two years ago she still played for the Spanish senior national team.
The list of other players, who all have Spanish passport but never been selected to any of Spanish national teams:
#1.Maya Moore (183-SG-89, college: Connecticut, currently plays in China) led Shanxi to a victory over the fifth-ranked Shanghai Octopus (5-5) 99-85 in the Chinese WCBA in Tuesday night's game.
She was MVP of the game. Moore had a double-double by scoring 55 points and getting 18 rebounds. She also added 6 assists (made all of her thirteen free throws !!!); quite an impressive performance considering it's only Moore's second season in pro basketball. Shanxi Xing Rui Flame (8-2) is placed first in the WCBA.
It was her team's ninth consecutive victory in a row.
It's Moore's first year with the team.
Moore is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place).
She has individually a very good year with high stats. Moore averages: 43.7ppg, 12.3rpg, 4.5apg, 1.8bpg and 2.7spg in the six games she played so far.
#2.Natasha Lacy (178-G-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: UTEP, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to a Good Angels' victory against the leader Familia Schio (4-1) 79-69 in the Euroleague on Wednesday night.
She scored 8 points, grabbed 4 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals. It was his first game for Good Angels this season.
Her team is placed third in group B.
It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
#3.Lorena Infantes (171-PG-81, agency: Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Italy) helped Orvieto win their game against one of league's weakest teams Cagliari CUS (1-5) 61-54 in the Italian A1 in Sunday night's game.
Infantes recorded 7 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Ceprini Costruzioni Orvieto (4-2) is placed sixth in the A1.
Infantes is currently first on the list of best passers.
She has very reliable stats this season: 10.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.2apg and 2.0spg.
#4.Helena Boada (174-G-87, also represented by Regeneracom Sports, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian SKL could not help the league outsider Domzale (0-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Boada's very good performance the bottom-ranked Domzale was defeated 75-67 at home by the league outsider Grosuplje (#9).
She was the top scorer with 26 points. Boada also added 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals.
Boada is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (third place).
This season she has very high stats. Boada averages: 23.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.8apg and 3.0spg.
#5. Experienced Valentina Aragonese (173-F-79, agency: Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian A2 (12th division) was not able to help Ancona (3-2) in their last game. Despite her good performance Ancona (#4) lost 59-65 on their home court in Ancona to the lower-ranked (#5) S. La Spezia in the South group.
Aragonese scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 37 minutes.
Aragonese has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.8apg and 2.0spg in the nine games.
She has a dual citizenship: Chilean and Spanish.
#6.Laura Garcia (176-G-81, another player represented by Josep and Nicolas, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Union Hainaut in their game against Villeneuve D'Ascq in the French LFB.
Garcia recorded only 4 points.
Her team was defeated 72-68.
Garcia has averaged so far 8.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg.
#7.Jessica Adair (193-C-86, agency: LBM Management, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Australia) helped Townsville Fire win their game against the league outsider Sydney Uni Flames 89-81 in the Australian WNBL last Friday.
She scored 6 points in only 12 minutes. It was his first game for Townsville Fire this season.
Tudanca comes back to Union Florida, ex Araski - 6 hours ago
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Club Union Florida (Superliga) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Spaniard swingman Marta Tudanca (182-90, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Florida as she has played here before. Tudanca She played recently at Araski in Spanish LF2 league. In 29 games she recorded 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3spg this season. The last season Tudanca played at Campus Promete in Spanish LFB where in 25 games she averaged 5.9ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg. Tudanca represented S... [read more]
Club Union Florida (Superliga) strengthened their roster with addition of 27-year old Spaniard swingman Marta Tudanca (182-90, agency: ProDep Management). It is actually her comeback to Florida as she has played here before. Tudanca She played recently at Araski in Spanish LF2 league. In 29 games she recorded 9.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3spg this season. The last season Tudanca played at Campus Promete in Spanish LFB where in 25 games she averaged 5.9ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg. Tudanca represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Liepaja (Latvia) seven years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 9 games: 4.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg. Thanks to Tudanca's pro career she managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Tudanca has played previously professionally also in Universitario de Ferrol, Socinsa Bembibre and Al-Qazeres.
Sant Adria and Estudiantes earn promotion - 1 day ago
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Alcobendas - Sant Adria 53-62 Sant Adria fired past Alcobendas to secure LFB promotion. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Alcobendas won third quarter 12-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Laura Pena who helped to win the game recording 13 points. Power forward Cris Hurtado (187-92) contributed with 5 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Paula Palomares (174-8... [read more]
Sant Adria fired past Alcobendas to secure LFB promotion. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Alcobendas won third quarter 12-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Laura Pena who helped to win the game recording 13 points. Power forward Cris Hurtado (187-92) contributed with 5 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Paula Palomares (174-84) answered with 14 points and Celia Menendez (186-90, agency: ProDep Management) added 8 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Alcobendas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Sant Adria: L.Pena 13+2reb+2ast, H.Lopez 12+1reb+1ast, I.Llobet 8+1reb+1ast, M.Claret 7+3reb, E.Simpson 7+4reb+1ast, X.Artiga 6 Alcobendas: P.Palomares 14+3reb+3ast, T.Mosquera 9+6reb, C.Menendez 8+11reb+1ast, S.Mangada 7+4reb, A.Cuevas 5+3reb+1ast, S.Gutierrez 3+1reb+1ast
Estudiantes will play in the top division next season after they held off Cortegada. Cortegada was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 12-5 charge of ASEFA Estudiantes, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Cortegada to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Irene San-Andres stepped up and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and point guard Alejandra Quirante (167-92, agency: ProDep Management) chipped in 7 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side guard Sara Gomez (172-86, agency: ProDep Management) responded with 19 points and swingman Salome Garcia (175-92, agency: ProDep Management) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Top scorers: Estudiantes: I.San Andres 22+5reb+4ast, M.Gonzalez 10+6reb+1ast, L.Rubene 8+6reb, A.Quirante 7+8reb+3ast, C.Rodriguez 6+9reb+2ast, R.Torcal 5+1reb Cortegada: S.Gomez 19+3reb+1ast, S.Garcia 14+7reb+2ast, A.Syll 9+7reb, B.Mejias 6+2reb+1ast, V.Andrade 6+11reb+1ast, D.Balic 3+4reb
Clara Rodriguez claims Spanish LF2 weekly honour - 1 day ago
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Talented Clara Rodriguez (184-PF-96) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Estudiantes and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com LF2 Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage). The 20-year old power forward had the game-high 12 points adding nine rebounds for Estudiantes in her team's victory, helping them to beat Aros Leon (#3, 1-2) 58-52. It allowed Estudiantes to consolidate first place in the Spanish LF2. They maintain a perfect record wit... [read more]
Talented Clara Rodriguez (184-PF-96) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Estudiantes and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com LF2 Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage). The 20-year old power forward had the game-high 12 points adding nine rebounds for Estudiantes in her team's victory, helping them to beat Aros Leon (#3, 1-2) 58-52. It allowed Estudiantes to consolidate first place in the Spanish LF2. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Estudiantes already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Rodriguez has many years of experience at Estudiantes, through which she has constantly improved. Clara Rodriguez averages this season 8.1ppg and 5.8rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old Cape Verdean guard Vandell Andrade (179-G-93, agency: ProDep Management) of Group 2 second-ranked Cortegada. Andrade impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Of course she led Cortegada to another comfortable win 84-71 over C.Adelantados (0-3) being unquestionably team leader. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Andrade is a newcomer at Cortegada and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.
The third best performed player last round was another Cortegada's star - Belen Mejias (180-G-91, agency: ProDep Management). Mejias scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. She was another key player of Cortegada, helping her team with a 84-71 easy win against #4 ranked C.Adelantados in a game of the week. Cortegada needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in group 2. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Mejias has a great season in Spain. After 29 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.5apg (6th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Paula Palomares (174-G-84) of Alcobendas - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists 5. Amy Syll (196-C-93) of Cortegada - 20 points and 9 rebounds 6. Elisabet Vivas (178-G-92) of C.Adelantados - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Eliana Soriano) of Joventut LC - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Itsaso Conde (185-F/C-96) of Aros Leon - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Sara Gomez (172-G-86) of Cortegada - 21 points and 3 rebounds 10. Alejandra Quirante (167-PG-92) of Estudiantes - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 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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