Superleague Round 41 of Regular Season - Feb 8, 2013
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Cherkasy (#6) forced the game against Khimik (#5) into an overtime, but lost by six points 87-93 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cherkasy. The best player for the winners was Devoe Joseph who scored 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Khimik's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Khimik maintains fifth place with 16-12 record. Cherkasy at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Khimik will face BC Odessa (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cherkasy will play against Mykolaiv (#9) in Mykolaiv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
In the last game of round 41 Halychyna was crushed by Budivelnyk in Kyiv 95-65. Bottom-ranked BC Kyiv was smashed by Hoverla at home 48-74. Kryvbasbasket lost to BC Donetsk on the opponent's court 70-78. Mykolaiv unfortunately lost to BC Odessa in a home game 76-77. Ferro-ZNTU was rolled over Azovmash on the road 84-105. The best stats of 41th round was 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists by Lynn Greer of Azovmash.
There was no surprise in Kyiv where 4th placed Halychyna (17-11) was crushed by first ranked Budivelnyk (21-7) 95-65 on Friday. Budivelnyk outrebounded Halychyna 39-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international Artur Drozdov (200-80) who scored 16 points. American forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri, agency: Edge Sports) chipped in 14 points. Four Budivelnyk players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-84, agency: Beo Basket) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and American point guard Darrel Mitchell (181-84, college: LSU, agency: Beo Basket) added 20 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Budivelnyk have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-7 record. Halychyna at the other side keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. Budivelnyk will face Hoverla (#6) in Frankivsk in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Halychyna will play on the road against BC Kyiv. Top scorers: Budivelnyk: A.Drozdov 16+4reb+3ast, L.Lyons 14+3reb+2ast, F.Robinson 12+6reb+1ast, M.Anisimovas 11+4reb, D.Salenga 10+1reb, M.Delaney 10+3reb+6ast Halychyna: V.Vukosavljevic 20+13reb, D.Mitchell 20+4reb+5ast, M.Lee 10, L.Stefanishin 6+2reb+1ast, S.Vasiljevic 3+1reb+4ast, S.Alferov 2+2reb+1ast
No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Hoverla (15-12) smashed on the road bottom-ranked BC Kyiv (6-22) 74-48 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Hoverla. BC Kyiv was better in third quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BC Kyiv to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Hoverla dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to BC Kyiv's 30. The best player for the winners was American forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import Kyndall Dykes (190-87, college: New Orleans, agency: Edge Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Dykes is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Hoverla's coach Evgeni Murzin felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) produced 14 points and 8 rebounds and international Vladislav Podolian (194-86) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Hoverla moved-up to sixth place. BC Kyiv lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Hoverla will face league's leader Budivelnyk in Kyiv in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Kyiv will play at home against Halychyna (#4) in Lviv. Top scorers: Hoverla: K.Dykes 17+5reb+2ast, R.Pearson 17+10reb+1ast, T.Peterson 13+4reb+1ast, Y.Frasenyuk 8+6reb, K.Tiggs 6+4reb+1ast, Y.Lemyk 6+2reb+2ast BC Kyiv: V.Bobrov 14+8reb+2ast, V.Podolian 12+9reb+2ast, J.Jones 7+10reb+1ast, J.Robinson 6+4reb+6ast, A.Shvets 4+2reb, P.Krutous 3+3reb+1ast
Rather expected game when 10th ranked Kryvbasbasket (11-17) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked BC Donetsk (14-14) 78-70 on Friday. Kryvbasbasket trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 28-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 70-78 at the end of the game. BC Donetsk dominated on the defensive end, holding Kryvbasbasket to just 4 points in second quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BC Donetsk made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. International guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Darius Adams (182-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 21 points and 5 assists and the other American import swingman Winsome Frazier (193-82, college: Mississippi St.) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains eighth place with 14-14 record. Kryvbasbasket at the other side keeps the tenth position with 17 games lost. BC Donetsk will face higher ranked Ferro-ZNTU (#3) in Zaporozhye in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Top scorers: BC Donetsk: D.Songaila 20+9reb+2ast, R.Curry 15+3reb+5ast, O.Lypovyy 14+7reb+3ast, V.Stojanovski 12+2reb+1ast, D.Gliebov 6+5reb+2ast, A.Malysh 4+1reb+1ast Kryvbasbasket: D.Adams 21+3reb+5ast, W.Frazier 17+3reb+4ast, V.Konev 11+4reb+2ast, L.Trifunovic 10+8reb+2ast, V.Cherepovsky 4+3reb, V.Kondratovets 3+1reb+2ast
There was a small surprise when twelfth ranked BC Odessa (10-18) edged on the road 9th ranked Mykolaiv (13-16) 77-76 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mykolaiv won fourth quarter 22-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international center Stanislav Balashov (210-79) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Montenegrin point guard Ivan Koljevic (187-84) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. Four BC Odessa players scored in double figures. American guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Mykolaiv's coach Agris Galvanovskis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BC Odessa maintains twelfth place with 10-18 record. Mykolaiv lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with 16 games lost. BC Odessa will face higher ranked Khimik (#5) in Yuzhny in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Top scorers: BC Odessa: S.Balashov 18+10reb+2ast, I.Koljevic 17+6ast, R.Kryvych 14+1reb+2ast, A.Kalnichenko 12+8reb, D.Noskov 7+2reb, K.Cipruss 5+5reb+3ast Mykolaiv: D.Mitchell 19+7reb, J.Mayo 18+5reb+4ast, K.Faber 16+7reb, A.Shavies 9+2reb+6ast, D.Kozlov 5+4reb, M.Kravcenko 5+4reb
Cherkasy (#6) forced the game against Khimik (#5) into an overtime, but lost by six points 87-93 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cherkasy. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 6-point victory in overtime. Khimik forced 24 Cherkasy turnovers. The best player for the winners was Canadian guard Devoe Joseph (193-90, college: Oregon, agency: Interperformances) who scored 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Khimik's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Charles Thomas (203-86, college: Arkansas) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and Denis Ikovlev (201-86, college: Nevada, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Five Khimik and four Cherkasy players scored in double figures. Khimik maintains fifth place with 16-12 record. Cherkasy at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Khimik will face BC Odessa (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cherkasy will play against Mykolaiv (#9) in Mykolaiv and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Khimik: D.Joseph 20+1reb+5ast, W.Deane 16+2reb+6ast, S.Sehovic 12+5reb+1ast, S.Lesic 12+4reb+3ast, V.Goodridge 12+5reb, S.Zavadsky 10+4reb+1ast Cherkasy: C.Thomas 21+13reb+3ast, D.Ikovlev 20+7reb, T.Delininkaitis 19+4reb+3ast, V.Hunter 10+2reb, D.Swanson 8+1reb+3ast, A.Korochkin 4+4reb+3ast
The game between closely ranked teams ended with 3rd placed Ferro-ZNTU's (18-10) road loss to second ranked Azovmash (20-8) 84-105 on Friday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Azovmash's pressure prevailed and they won that period 26-12 extending their advantage to 21 points. Azovmash outrebounded Ferro-ZNTU 39-19 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American point guard Lynn Greer (186-79, college: Temple) who scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) chipped in 25 points and 6 rebounds. Four Azovmash players scored in double figures. Azovmash's coach Sergei Zavalin felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Randy Culpepper (182-89, college: UTEP) produced 27 points and 4 assists and the former international point guard Artem Butskyy (186-81) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Azovmash have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-8 record behind leader Budivelnyk. Loser Ferro-ZNTU keeps the third position with ten games lost. Azovmash will have a break next round. Ferro-ZNTU will play on the road against BC Donetsk. Top scorers: Azovmash: O.Pecherov 25+6reb+1ast, M.Harris 21+6reb+1ast, L.Greer 21+7reb+7ast, M.Raduljica 15+11reb+4ast, O.Kolchenko 8, R.Murray 5+1ast Ferro-ZNTU: R.Culpepper 27+1reb+4ast, A.Butskyy 17+1reb+3ast, R.Guinn 14+2reb, A.Rybalko 7+2reb, D.Werner 6+3reb+2ast, C.Moore 6+9reb+2ast
Enisey adds Lukashov to their roster - 7 hours ago
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Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) added to their roster 27-year old Ukrainian international point guard Denys Lukashov (190-82kg-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuania LKL league. Lukashov managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 23 LKL games he recorded 4.3ppg, 2 [read more]
Enisey Krasnoyarsk (VTB) added to their roster 27-year old Ukrainian international point guard Denys Lukashov (190-82kg-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). He played last season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuania LKL league. Lukashov managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 23 LKL games he recorded 4.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Lukashov also played that season for Avtodor where in 14 Eurocup games he averaged 7.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.3apg. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he had 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.5apg. Lukashov won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2011. He has been also a member of Ukrainian international program for some years. Lukashov has regularly played for Ukrainian senior team since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2006. He represented Ukraine at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 this year. Lukashov has played also professionally for other Ukrainian teams like Budivelnyk, BC Kyiv, Azovmash, BC Donetsk and Kyiv-Vovcha zgraya.
Kushnirov's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
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24-year old center Oleksandr Kushnirov (210-C-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Mykolaiv and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. He had a double-double of 23 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Kremen (#9, 1-4) 87-78. Mykolaiv maintains the 5th position in Ukrainian league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Mykolaiv will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Ku... [read more]
24-year old center Oleksandr Kushnirov (210-C-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Mykolaiv and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. He had a double-double of 23 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Kremen (#9, 1-4) 87-78. Mykolaiv maintains the 5th position in Ukrainian league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Mykolaiv will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Kushnirov turned to be Mykolaiv's top player in his first season with the team. Kushnirov has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.2ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 58.1% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Pavlo Burenko (184-PG-90) of Zaporizhya. He is former international guard in his first season at Zaporizhya. In the last game Burenko recorded impressive 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he led Zaporizhya to another comfortable win 81-63 over the lower-ranked VolinBasket (#8, 1-3) being unquestionably team leader. Zaporizhya's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Burenko is a newcomer at Zaporizhya and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.4ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 5.6rpg and 3.6apg.
Third place about best performers goes to Artem Chemiakin (208-C/F-84) of VolinBasket (#8). Chemiakin scored 21 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Chemiakin's great performance VolinBasket lost 63-81 to the higher-ranked Zaporizhya (#3, 4-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. VolinBasket can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Chemiakin he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Chemiakin has individually a great season in Ukraine. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 8.3rpg (4th best). Chemiakin attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Maks Adam Konate (202-PF-91) of Zaporizhya - 27 points and 8 rebounds 5. Igor Boyarkin (182-PG-95) of Kryvbas - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists 6. Artur Drozdov (199-SF-80) of Budivelnyk - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Timur Arabadzhy (192-G/F-81) of Avantazh-Polit. - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Dmytro Tykhonov (205-F/C-92) of Kryvbas - 18 points and 5 rebounds 9. Calvin Godfrey (206-F-90) of Budivelnyk - 13 points and 9 rebounds 10. Henry Dugat (183-PG-87) of Budivelnyk - 17 points and 3 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)
Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) waived 31-year old American forward Marshall Brown (200-102kg-85, college: Missouri). In 5 Superleague games he recorded 3.2ppg and 3.0rpg this season. The last season Brown played at Kanazawa Samuraiz (BJ League) in Japan where in 51 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the PBL Semifinals in 2011. Brown was selected to Japanese BJ League All-Star Game in 2014. [read more]
Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) waived 31-year old American forward Marshall Brown (200-102kg-85, college: Missouri). In 5 Superleague games he recorded 3.2ppg and 3.0rpg this season. The last season Brown played at Kanazawa Samuraiz (BJ League) in Japan where in 51 games he averaged 13.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the PBL Semifinals in 2011. Brown was selected to Japanese BJ League All-Star Game in 2014. He is quite experienced player. Brown's career allowed him to visit five different continents, while he played in seven different countries. Brown tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Australia (Redbacks), Brazil (Araraquara), Canada (Halifax Rainmen), United Kingdom (Sheffield Sharks), D-League (Austin Spurs and Rio Grande Valley Vipers), Japan (Miyazaki Shining Suns, Akita Happinets and Shiga L-Stars) and PBL (Vermont FH). Brown attended University of Missouri until 2008 and it is his ninth season as a professional player. On Brown:
Possesses astounding jumping ability and great finishing capabilities at the rim ... Is very skilled offensively and can put up big numbers at any time ... Has the defensive capabilities to guard bigger players in the low post and also handle smaller, quicker players on the perimeter.
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