Jordi Grimau (195-G-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Blancos de R. and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23. The 29-year old guard had the game-high 18 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Blancos de R. in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Asefa Estudian. (#8, 12-11) 80-77. Blancos de R. maintains the 15th position in Spanish ACB. Blancos de R. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-14 record. In the team's last game Grimau had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Jordi Grimau averages this season 6.1ppg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Tony Gaffney (204-F-84) of FIATC Joventut. Gaffney impressed basketball fans with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as FIATC Joventut lost that game 86-92 to the lower-ranked Mad-Croc (#16, 7-16). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. FIATC Joventut keeps 9th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-12 record. Gaffney is a newcomer at FIATC Joventut and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.
The third best performed player last round was Dutch Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, agency: Priority Sports) of UCAM Murcia (#12). Tillie scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Tillie's great performance UCAM Murcia lost 69-86 to the higher-ranked Real Madrid (#1, 22-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of UCAM Murcia ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Tillie could help UCAM Murcia to bring them higher in the standings. Tillie has a very solid season. In 23 games in Spain he scored 8.3ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. James Feldeine (193-G-88) of Mad-Croc - 29 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Michael Roll (196-G-87) of CAI Zaragoza - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88) of Caja Laboral - 9 points and 13 rebounds 7. Robert Kurz (206-F-85) of Mad-Croc - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Nacho Martin (205-F-83) of Blancos de R. - 22 points and 7 rebounds 9. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) of Real Madrid - 17 points and 8 rebounds 10. Troy DeVries (193-G-82) of Assignia M. - 22 points, 4 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)
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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