#1. This week's number one is an international center Omer Asik (213-86, currently plays in NBA). He led Houston Rockets to an easy victory against the New York Knicks (8-3) crushing them 131-103 in the NBA in Friday night's game.
Asik had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court.
The Houston Rockets have 6-7 record this season.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
It's Asik's first year with the team.
Asik has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg, 11.9rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 44.4% and FT: 62.1% in the 13 games he played so far.
He played for the Turkish senior national team one years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international forward Ersan Ilyasova (207-87, currently plays in NBA). Ilyasova contributed to a Milwaukee Bucks' victory against the New Orleans Hornets (3-8) 117-113 in the NBA last Saturday.
He recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
The Milwaukee Bucks have 6-5 record this season.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
This year Ilyasova averages: 6.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 34.8%, 3FGP: 22.7% and FT: 42.9%.
He played for the Turkish national team in 2011.
#3. The Turkish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Enes Kanter (208-92, college: Kentucky, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Kanter could not help the Utah Jazz (7-7) to beat the Sacramento Kings (4-9).
He recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in only 14 minutes.
But the Utah Jazz lost 97-108 on the road to the Kings.
They ended the series of three consecutive victories.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
This year Kanter's overall stats are: 4.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 51.8% in the 14 games.
He is also a member of the Turkish senior national team.
#4. Forward Deniz Kilicli (206-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the W.Virginia in their last game. Despite Kilicli's good performance the W.Virginia was edged 63-60 in Davidson, NC by the Davidson College.
He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 11 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Kilicli has been at the team for five years.
This season Kilicli averages only 1.0ppg in the four games.
He used to play for the Turkish U20 national team
back in 2010.
The list of other players, who all have Turkish passport but never been selected to any of Turkish national teams:
#1.Erkan Inan (192-G-89, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a 08 Stockholm's victory against one of league's weakest teams KFUM Jamtland (3-10) 79-75 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game.
Inan recorded 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
08 Stockholm (7-5) is placed sixth in the Basketligan.
This season Inan has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.5apg and 1.3spg.
#2.Serkan Inan (198-G-86, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan could not help White Eagles (4-9) in their last game. Despite his good performance White Eagles lost 50-61 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Norrkoping Dolphins.
Inan was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 33 minutes.
This year Inan has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8spg in the 10 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Turkish and Swedish.
#3.Kevin Kaspar (183-G-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped W.Kentucky win their game against the De Paul University 70-61 in the NCAA on Wednesday night.
Kaspar recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
The Western Kentucky University has conference record this season.
This year Kaspar has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8spg.
#4.Mertcan Cantuerk (185-G-91, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (3-5) in their game against BSW Sixers (5-4) in the German ProB (third division).
He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 18 minutes.
The eighth-placed Herzoege Wolfenbuettel lost 70-76 in Sandersdorf to the higher-ranked (#4) BSW Sixers in the Group North.
This year Cantuerk's total stats are: 3.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.3apg in the four games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Turkish and German.
#5.Ugur Kulhan (189-G-91, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Licher Basket Baeren to win against the 12th-ranked TSV Troester (0-8) 82-67 in the German ProB (third division) last Saturday.
Kulhan scored only 4 points.
Licher Basket Baeren (5-3) is placed fourth in Group South.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
This season Kulhan averages just 1.0ppg.
He has both Turkish and German nationalities.
Theodore number one in Turkey for round 9 - 18 hours ago
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American Point guard Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Banvit BK, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (19 points, three rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Trabzonspor (#10, 3-6) with 31-point margin 89-58. It allowed Banvit BK to consolidate first place in the Turkish BSL. Banvit BK have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last gam... [read more]
American Point guard Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Banvit BK, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (19 points, three rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Trabzonspor (#10, 3-6) with 31-point margin 89-58. It allowed Banvit BK to consolidate first place in the Turkish BSL. Banvit BK have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last game Theodore had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Banvit BK's top player in his first season with the team. Former Seton Hall University star has very solid stats this year. Theodore is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.8ppg. Theodore is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 7.3apg) and averages impressive 61.3% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Lithuanian Evaldas Kairys (207-F/C-90) of Usak. Kairys had a very good evening with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as Usak lost that game 73-83 to the higher-ranked Galatasaray (#5, 7-2). Usak is still second from the bottom in the standings. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Usak managed to get this year. Kairys is well-known at Usak and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.
Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Devin Thomas (206-PF-94) of TED Kolejliler (#16). Thomas showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Thomas' great performance TED Kolejliler lost 67-85 to the higher-ranked Demir IBB (#9, 4-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. TED Kolejliler can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 9 games. Too bad for Thomas he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Thomas has individually a great season in Turkey. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.0rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 53.5%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of Gaziantep - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Angelo Caloiaro (205-F-89) of Demir IBB - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Michael Thompson (177-PG-89) of Besiktas - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists 7. DaJuan Summers (203-F-88) of Pinar Karsiyaka - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Ian Hummer (201-F-90) of TED Kolejliler - 17 points and 7 rebounds 9. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87) of Banvit BK - 13 points and 10 rebounds 10. Emir Preldzic (206-F/G-87) of Galatasaray - 24 points and 4 rebounds
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)
Best Balikesir Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Andrew Andrews (188-88kg-93, college: Washington). He already started the season at Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. Andrews was voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time. The previous (12-13) season Andrews played at another team Huskies in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 31 games he had 7.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg. He just graduated from University of Washington and it is his first season a... [read more]
Best Balikesir Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) added to their roster 23-year old American guard Andrew Andrews (188-88kg-93, college: Washington). He already started the season at Charlotte Hornets in the NBA. Andrews was voted All-Pac-12 1st Team in 2016 at his college time. The previous (12-13) season Andrews played at another team Huskies in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 31 games he had 7.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg. He just graduated from University of Washington and it is his first season as a pro.
The Turkish representative Ersan Ilyasova(208-F-87) is advancing in his career in NBA. Yet another double double in NBA against Memphis Grizzlies makes him the TOP Scorer of Philadelphia 76ers. The Turkish player stayed 40 min on the court scoring 23 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Despite the terrible 3 point percentage of Memphis Grizzlies (11%) Philadelphia 76ers registers their 18. loss by 91-96 keeping their last place in the Western Conference. [read more]
The Turkish player stayed 40 min on the court scoring 23 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Despite the terrible 3 point percentage of Memphis Grizzlies (11%) Philadelphia 76ers registers their 18. loss by 91-96 keeping their last place in the Western Conference.
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