27-year old power forward Callistus Eziukwu (208-F/C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kryvbasbasket and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23. He had a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Mykolaiv (#10, 5-10) in overtime 77-70. Kryvbasbasket is placed at 8th position in Ukrainian league. Kryvbasbasket 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 7-8 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Eziukwu as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Grand Valley State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Eziukwu is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 8.1rpg) and averages solid 1.8bpg and 55.4% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Eugene Lawrence (184-G-86, agency: Two Points) of Hoverla. He is American guard in his first season at Hoverla. In the last game Lawrence recorded impressive 15 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. It was enough for Hoverla to edge slightly higher-ranked Budivelnyk (#3, 11-4) by 1 point 81-80. Hoverla's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Lawrence is a newcomer at Hoverla and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Darrel Mitchell (181-PG-84, agency: Beo Basket) of Halychyna (#6). Mitchell scored 25 points and passed five assists. Despite Mitchell's great performance Halychyna lost 73-79 to the lower-ranked BC Kyiv (#13, 4-11). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Halychyna needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 9 victories and 6 lost games. Mitchell has a great season in Ukraine. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.9ppg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Lynn Greer (186-PG-79) of Azovmash - 20 points and 5 assists 5. Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) of BC Kyiv - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists 6. James Florence (185-G-88) of Kryvbasbasket - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists 7. Tadija Dragicevic (206-F/C-86) of Azovmash - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Ryan Pearson (198-F-90) of Hoverla - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk - 15 points and 7 rebounds 10. Oleksiy Pecherov (213-C-85) of Azovmash - 16 points and 7 rebounds
The Player of the week is choosen 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)
Calvin Godfrey (206-F-90, college: Memphis) is a newcomer of Budivelnyk Kyiv, for a tryout first. He already showed himself in a friendly game against "Zolotyj Vik", where he made 8 pts + 4 reb + 3 as. A 26-years old foward comes from Memphis NCAA, where he was trasnferred for the opportunity to play on a bigger stage. Calvin's first season outside USA 2015-2016 he played in Westsports Malaysia Dragons, where he averaged 20.2ppg, 12.2rpg, 2.0apg. [read more]
Calvin Godfrey (206-F-90, college: Memphis) is a newcomer of Budivelnyk Kyiv, for a tryout first. He already showed himself in a friendly game against "Zolotyj Vik", where he made 8 pts + 4 reb + 3 as. A 26-years old foward comes from Memphis NCAA, where he was trasnferred for the opportunity to play on a bigger stage. Calvin's first season outside USA 2015-2016 he played in Westsports Malaysia Dragons, where he averaged 20.2ppg, 12.2rpg, 2.0apg.
BC Kremen Kremenchuk - MBC Mykolaiv 59:81 (14:21, 13:29, 12:11, 20:20) Pre-season tournament Havrilov's memorial is going on. This time MBC Mykolaiv destroyed BC Kremen Kremenchuk with 22 points. MBC Mykolaiv showed a great team work, where Oleksandr Kushnirov (208-C-92) made 14 and Olexiy Onufriyev (200-F-82) 13 pts Artem Shvets (202-F/C-85) also added 9 rebounds in the win. This is second lost game for BC Kremen Kremenchuk in this tournament. Even 16 pts+8 reb from Kristian Luhovtsov (1... [read more]
SC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih clinched the victory at the pre-season tournament Hovorunov's memorial. Henry Dugat (183-PG-87, college: Baylor) nailed amazing 27 pts, 5 reb, 4 as, Pavlo Krutous (195-G/F-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 13 pts and Vitaliy Zotov (186-PG-97, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) 10 pts. But it was not enough to win. Budivelnyk Kyiv lost 74-80. On the other hand Vitali Malchevskiy (204-F-87) gived 15 pts, Dmytro Tykhonov (205-F/C-92) added 10 pts, 8 reb and Mykola Vilkhovetsk... [read more]
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