#1. This week's number one is former international forward Ersan Ilyasova (207-87, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Milwaukee Bucks (16-16) in their last game. Despite Ilyasova's very good performance the Milwaukee Bucks were edged 96-94 on the road by the Detroit Pistons.
He was the second best scorer with 24 points. Ilyasova also added 5 rebounds in 27 minutes on the court.
Ilyasova has relatively good stats this year: 9.0ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 41.5%, 3FGP: 39.7% and FT: 76.4% in the 30 games he played so far.
He played for the Turkish senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international center Omer Asik (213-86, currently plays in NBA). Asik was the major contributor in a Houston Rockets' victory against the New Orleans Hornets (8-25) 104-92 in the NBA last Wednesday.
He scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Houston Rockets have 20-14 record this season.
This year Asik has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 11.4rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 52.5% and FT: 55.6%.
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). Kanter led Utah Jazz to an easy victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves (15-15) crushing them 106-84 in the NBA on Wednesday night.
He scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 20 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Kanter's second season in pro basketball. The Utah Jazz has 17-18 record this season.
This year Kanter's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 54.5% and FT: 71.4% in the 33 games.
He is also a member of the Turkish senior national team.
#4. An experienced forward Hidayet Turkoglu (206-79, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Orlando Magic (12-21) in their game against the Miami Heat (22-9) in the NBA.
Turkoglu recorded 9 points and added 8 assists.
But the Orlando Magic was edged in an overtime 112-110 in Miami by the Heat.
It was Magic's eighth consecutive loss in a row.
This season Turkoglu averages: 4.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.6apg.
He used to play for the Turkish national team
back in 2011.
#5. Former U20 international forward Deniz Kilicli (206-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to W.Virginia's surprising victory against the Eastern Kentucky University (2-0) 74-67 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game.
Kilicli scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes.
The West Virginia University has 0-2 conference record this season.
It's Kilicli's fifth year with the team.
He has reliable stats this year: 12.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in the 17 games.
Kilicli used to play for the Turkish U20 national team
three years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Turkish passport but never been selected to any of Turkish national teams:
#1.Kevin Kaspar (183-PG-92, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the W.Kentucky (4-2) in their last game. Despite Kaspar's good performance the W.Kentucky (#2) lost 67-75 on the road to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
He scored 13 points in 36 minutes.
This year Kaspar's total stats are: 4.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.6apg in the five games he played so far.
#2.Serkan Inan (198-G-86, currently plays in Sweden) led White Eagles to a victory against the league outsider Nassjo (3-17) 80-67 in the Swedish Basketligan on Thursday night.
He scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
White Eagles Stockholm (5-15) is placed tenth in the Basketligan.
It was his team's first victory after seven consecutive loses.
It's Inan's first season with the team.
Inan has reliable stats this year: 12.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg.
He has a dual citizenship: Turkish and Swedish.
Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster American (has also Greek passport) forward Zach Auguste (208-110kg, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports). He was about to sign at LA Lakers in the NBA. He was voted All-ACC 3rd Team in 2016 at his college time. The previous (12-13) season Auguste played at another team Fighting Irish in U.S [read more]
Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) added to their roster American (has also Greek passport) forward Zach Auguste (208-110kg, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports). He was about to sign at LA Lakers in the NBA. He was voted All-ACC 3rd Team in 2016 at his college time. The previous (12-13) season Auguste played at another team Fighting Irish in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 25 games he had 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Auguste just graduated from University of Notre Dame and it is his first season as a pro. On Auguste: by Chris Mammides (August 2014)
The Greek-American a talented and skilled individual, an all around frontcourt player is improving day by day focusing mainly in his talent and hard work joining an amazing good basketball program in Notre Dame coming as one of the top men in the New Hampton (N.H.) School , Zachary is expected to lead his college in both points and rebounds in his junior season and of course to keep on the same paste on his sophomore, at the same time due to his above average Basketball IQ he is very useful in many edges in the court. He is great in his extra curricula and also he is quite active in the various community services (awarded in the bronze level), and he is active as a member of the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church. He is working very hard every summer and that is the reason why his numbers are totally amazing season by season. A versatile player who is at his best playing above the rim with great defensive skills and timing in the air. Solid physical player with natural power can defend against much bigger guys with great results. During his last evolvements he focused on slowing down the pace of his game and working on his consistency of play at both ends of the floor and has great results so far. Gets up and down floor well ... can step away from the basket and shoot a jump shot away from the basket ... good ball handler ... has scored in double figures 10 times during his career. In his first two years with the the Notre Dam, Auguste often was in a hurry with about every aspect of the game. He played fast on the court; he talked quickly off it. He so wanted to play a key role that it left him all wound up and running in circles, not sure where he fit. As a freshman, preseason sprains twice to the same ankle derailed any idea that Auguste could crack a veteran rotation. Then-senior Jack Cooley had locked down all the low-post minutes. Generally, Auguste is of great material, he will pursue a professional career as he has all the elements to become a great player either in NBA or in the European courts. He will eventually be among the top men of the Greek NT.
EuroLeague: Darussafaka victorious in Kazan - 2 days ago
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Unics - Darussafaka 87:94 Darussafaka claimed the second victory in EuroLeague regular season. They topped Unics in Kazan for 2-1 record tonight. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) scored 22 points and issued 7 assists to lead the visitors. The teams got to a flying start. They teamed up for 57 points in the opening quarter as Unics eked out a 29:28 lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second term. Unics secured a 47:46 halftime lead. Darussafaka improved defensivel... [read more]
Unics - Darussafaka 87:94
Darussafaka claimed the second victory in EuroLeague regular season. They topped Unics in Kazan for 2-1 record tonight. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) scored 22 points and issued 7 assists to lead the visitors. The teams got to a flying start. They teamed up for 57 points in the opening quarter as Unics eked out a 29:28 lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second term. Unics secured a 47:46 halftime lead. Darussafaka improved defensively in the second half. They held Unics to 12 points in the third term to take a 65:59 lead at the final break. The Turkish team unloaded 29 points in the fourth term and rallied to the valuable road win. James Anderson (198-SG-89, college: Oklahoma St.) produced 18 points, while Scottie Wilbekin (188-G-93, college: Florida) added 13 points in the victory. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Unics. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) topscored with 22 points in the defeat.
Theodore number one in Turkey for round 3 - 2 days ago
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American Point guard Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Banvit BK, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (34 points, three rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Galatasaray (#8, 2-1) 83-74. Banvit BK is placed at 2nd position in Turkish BSL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season... [read more]
American Point guard Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Banvit BK, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (34 points, three rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Galatasaray (#8, 2-1) 83-74. Banvit BK is placed at 2nd position in Turkish BSL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Banvit BK already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Theodore had a remarkable 78.6% 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 27.0ppg. Theodore is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 9.0apg) and averages impressive 64.9% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Serbian Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87, agency: Interperformances) of Besiktas. Stimac had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds. Of course Besiktas cruised to a 84-73 relatively comfortable win over Istanbul BBSK (0-3). A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Stimac is a newcomer at Besiktas, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.7ppg (#9). He also registered 12.3 boards per game.
Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Shaquielle McKissic (196-F-90) of Usak (#5). McKissic showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Usak, leading his team to a 103-64 easy win against TED Kolejliler (#15, 0-3). Usak needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost game. McKissic has a great season in Turkey. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.0ppg (5th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Darryl Monroe (201-C/F-86) of Usak - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Josh Owens (206-F/C-88) of Pinar Karsiyaka - 16 points and 10 rebounds 6. Berkay Candan (205-F-93) of Usak - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Kaloyan Ivanov (205-F/C-86) of Tofas - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Thomas Heurtel (189-G-89) of Anadolu Efes - 18 points and 12 assists 9. Kevin Dillard (183-PG-89) of Pinar Karsiyaka - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists 10. DaJuan Summers (203-F-88) of Pinar Karsiyaka - 18 points and 7 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)
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