Power forward Urko Otegui (203-F/C-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for Palencia, receiving a Eurobasket.com LEB Gold Player of the Week award for round 17. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Forca Lleida (#9, 7-10) 75-74. Palencia is placed at 3rd position in Spanish LEB Gold. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Palencia will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. Otegui turned to be Palencia's top player in his first season with the team. Urko Otegui has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 5.9rpg).
The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Senegalese Michel Diouf (208-C-89) of Breogan. Diouf had a very good evening with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Breogan to another comfortable win 63-49 over the lower-ranked Lobe Huesca (#10, 7-10) being unquestionably team leader. Breogan's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Diouf is a newcomer at Breogan, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was guard Albert Sabat (187-PG-85) of Lucentum (#4). Sabat scored 20 points and passed six assists. Despite Sabat's great performance Lucentum lost 66-69in overtime to #2 ranked A.Ford Burgos. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Lucentum needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 10 victories and 7 lost games. Sabat has a very solid season. In 17 games in Spain he scored 8.9ppg.
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)
Agricola Villarrobledo CBV (EBA) signed 22-year old guard Diego Mallou (180-94) from ULE ALN Fundacion CB Leon. In 22 EBA games he had 11.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg last season. Mallou has played previously for two other teams: Ourense and Ourense. Agricola Villarrobledo CBV roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Diego Mallou Jorge Anover Anthony McDonald Forwards: Reco McCarter Junior Fortunat Mario Melero Erikas Kalinicenko Center: Artur Alaminos Coach: Manuel Jimenez By Eurobasket D... [read more]
Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) added to their roster 32-year old naturalized Russian power forward Dmitriy Flis (204-100kg-84). He played last season at ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa). In 30 games he recorded 5.3ppg and 2.1rpg. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The previous (14-15) season Flis played at Ural Ekaterinburg (Superleague) in Russia where in 32 games he averaged 8.8ppg and 5.0rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the pas... [read more]
Ourense Termal (LEB Gold) added to their roster 32-year old naturalized Russian power forward Dmitriy Flis (204-100kg-84). He played last season at ICL Manresa (Liga Endesa). In 30 games he recorded 5.3ppg and 2.1rpg. LEB Gold will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The previous (14-15) season Flis played at Ural Ekaterinburg (Superleague) in Russia where in 32 games he averaged 8.8ppg and 5.0rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Flis' team was regular season runner-up in Russian Superleague in 2014. He was also voted Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Gold All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013. Flis has played previously for four other Spain teams: Joventut, Andorra, Blusens Monbus and Lleida Basquet.
Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Liga Endesa) confirmed in their roster 50-year old coach Jesus Vidorreta (agency: BeoBasket). The previous (14-15) season Vidorreta coached at Movil Estudiantes. His team made it to the Eurocup Semifinals in 2009. Vidorreta has coached previously two other teams: Cornella and La Palma. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain [read more]
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