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LNA Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Fribourg 21-4 
 2. Monthey 18-7 
 3. Lugano Tigers 15-10 
 4. Geneve Lions 15-10 
 5. Neuchatel 13-12 
 6. Starwings 12-13 
Places 7-11
 1. Lausanne 11-13 
 2. Swiss Central 10-14 
 3. Boncourt 9-15 
 4. Massagno 8-16 
 5. Winterthur 3-21 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/24/2017
LNB Standings
 1. Vevey 18-3 
 2. Pully 15-6 
 3. BBC Nyon 14-7 
 4. Meyrin Basket 14-7 
 5. Villars 12-9 
 6. GC Zurich 6-15 
 7. Acad.Fribourg 5-16 
 8. Lug.Tigers U23 0-21 
Last:3/26/2017
1LN Standings
East
 1. Soleure-Solothurn 14-4 
 2. Boncourt II 13-5 
 3. BCKE 11-7 
 4. Grasshopp.U23 11-7 
 5. Baden 10-8 
 6. Baeren 10-8 
 7. SAV Vacallo 10-8 
 8. Massagno U23 8-10 
 9. Arbedo 2-16 
 10. Muraltese 1-17 
West
 1. Lions U23 15-5 
 2. Blonay Basket 14-6 
 3. Saint-Prex 14-6 
 4. Bernex 13-7 
 5. Chene 13-7 
 6. Martigny 13-7 
 7. Sion 10-10 
 8. Sarine 7-13 
 9. Collombey-Muraz 5-15 
 10. Agaune 3-17 
 11. Renens 3-17 
Last:3/23/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rashad WHACK
  Winterthur
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Whack, Winterthur21.5 
 2. Cochran, Lausanne21.3 
 3. Jones, Starwings19.8 
 4. Niles, Massagno19.6 
 5. Day, Massagno18.7 
 6. Wilson, Lausanne18.6 
 7. Downing, Winte.17.6 
 8. Williams, Boncourt17.6 
 9. Ballard, Geneve Lions17.5 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Durell VINSON
  Starwings
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Vinson, Starwings12.6 
 2. Calasan, Boncourt12.5 
 3. Bergstedt, Massa.9.1 
 4. Sheldon, Winte.9.0 
 5. Ballard, Geneve Lions8.7 
 6. Brown, Swiss C.8.5 
 7. Heath, Monthey8.5 
 8. Krstanovic, Neuch.8.1 
 9. Taylor, Fribourg8.0 
 10. Dubas, Monthey7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Lugano T.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Everett, Lugano T.6.5 
 2. Young, Monthey5.8 
 3. Kovacevic, Swiss C.5.8 
 4. Jones, Starwings4.6 
 5. Cochran, Lausanne4.6 
 6. Magnani, Massagno4.4 
 7. Williams, Geneve L.4.4 
 8. Wright, Fribourg4.2 
 9. Savoy, Neuchatel4.1 
 10. Timberlake, Geneve L.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Karl COCHRAN
  Lausanne
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cochran, Lausanne2.7 
 2. Jones, Starwings2.3 
 3. Wright, Fribourg2.3 
 4. Wilson, Lausanne2.0 
 5. Jurkovitz, Fribourg1.9 
 6. Carter, Boncourt1.6 
 7. James, Neuchatel1.6 
 8. Veselinov, Swiss C.1.5 
 9. Whack, Winterthur1.5 
 10. Carey, Lugano T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rhamel BROWN
  Swiss C.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brown, Swiss C.2.2 
 2. Heath, Monthey1.5 
 3. James, Neuchatel1.0 
 4. Swannegan, Lausa.1.0 
 5. Cotture, Fribourg0.9 
 6. Monteiro, Winte.0.8 
 7. Bergstedt, Massa.0.8 
 8. Voss, Swiss C.0.6 
 9. Mladjan, Geneve L.0.6 
 10. Sheldon, Winte.0.5 

Kovacevic number one in Switzerland for round 22 - Mar 20, 2017


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Nemanja
Kovacevic
Serbian Guard Nemanja Kovacevic (194-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Swiss Central, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, seven rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Boncourt (#9, 7-13) 82-72. Swiss Central maintains the 7th position in Swiss LNA. Swiss Central is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-11 record. In the team's last game Kovacevic had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Swiss Central's top player in his first season with the team. Nemanja Kovacevic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (5th best: 5.4apg) and averages impressive 53.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old Serbian Nemanja Calasan (204-C-85, agency: HMS) of Boncourt. Calasan had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as Boncourt lost that game 72-82 to slightly higher-ranked Swiss Central (#7, 9-11). This loss caused Boncourt to drop to 9th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-13 record. Calasan is a newcomer at Boncourt, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Danish center Jonas Bergstedt (210-C-91) of Massagno (#10). Bergstedt scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Bergstedt's great performance Massagno lost 72-74 to the higher-ranked Neuchatel (#4, 13-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Massagno not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Bergstedt could try to bring Massagno's a little bit higher in the standings. Bergstedt has individually a great season in Switzerland. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.5rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Natan Jurkovitz (199-F-95) of Fribourg - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Colin Voss (201-PF) of Swiss Central - 24 points and 10 rebounds
6. Pankracije Barac (196-G-81) of Monthey - 29 points and 3 rebounds
7. Chris Jones (188-G-93) of Starwings - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Zoran Krstanovic (204-F/C-82) of Neuchatel - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Karl Cochran (185-G-92) of Lausanne - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
10. Kelvin Parker (184-PG-82) of Geneve Lions - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 11 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)   




Bryan Colon
Colon is back at Neuchatel - 2 days ago
Union Neuchatel Basket (LNA) signed 25-year old Dominican guard Bryan Colon (181-92). It is actually his comeback to Neuchatel as he has played here before. Colon played this summer at Indios de San Francisco in LNB league in Dominican Republic. But in only one game he did not score anything. The last season Colon played at Union Neuchatel Basket where in 29 LNA games he had 4.9ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final. Colon won Swiss LNB championship title...   [read more]

Vedran
Bosnic
Lions de Geneve sign Vedran Bosnic - 7 days ago
Lions de Geneve announced the new head coach. Vedran Bosnic , after eight season as head coach of Sodertalje Kings, moves to Switzerland. He signs with Ginevra Lions. The bosnian specalist, also head coach of NT Swedish team, is Swedish Basketligan Champion -13, 14, 15, 16 and he was named Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Coach of the Year -11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. He will replace Jean-Marc Jaumin.   [read more]

Tristan
Carey
Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Awards 2017 - 9 days ago
Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 1st Team 2017
Tristan Carey
Carey
Brandon Young
Young
Marko Mladjan
Mladjan
Jordan Heath
Heath
Zoran Krstanovic
Krstanovic
  
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