Experienced American Justin Love (189-G-78) had an amazing evening in the last round for BC Odessa and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 31. The 34-year old guard had the game-high 26 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for BC Odessa as his team lost the game against BC Donetsk (#7, 10-8) 90-102. BC Odessa maintains the 13th position in Ukrainian Superleague. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. BC Odessa have already lost 16 games and recorded just five victories. It's Love's second year at BC Odessa and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Saint Louis University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Love is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.0ppg) and averages solid 57.1% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 34-year old Lithuanian Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78, agency: Priority Sports) of BC Donetsk. Songaila impressed basketball fans with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course BC Donetsk cruised to a 102-90 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked BC Odessa (#13, 5-16). This victory allowed BC Donetsk to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Songaila is a newcomer at BC Donetsk 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 Serbian Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) of Halychyna (#5). Vukosavljevic scored 25 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Halychyna, leading his team to a 91-90 win against the higher-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (#2, 16-6). Halychyna needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 10 lost games. Vukosavljevic has a very solid season. In 23 games in Ukraine he scored 15.1ppg. He also has 8.9rpg and FGP: 53.6%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89) of BC Donetsk - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists 5. Winsome Frazier (193-F/G-82) of Kryvbasbasket - 26 points and 6 rebounds 6. D'or Fischer (211-C-81) of BC Donetsk - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Doron Perkins (188-PG-83) of BC Donetsk - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87) of BC Donetsk - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) of Azovmash - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Ryan Pearson (198-F-90) of Hoverla - 18 points and 9 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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