American-Bosnia and Herzegovina Zack Wright (195-G-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Spartak SP and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10. The 27-year old guard had the game-high 23 points adding seven rebounds and seven assists for Spartak SP in his team's victory, helping them to crush Lietuvos rytas (#6, 5-5) with 20-point margin 83-63. Spartak SP is placed at 2nd position in VTB United League . They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Spartak SP will need more victories to improve their 7-2 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Wright as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Zack Wright averages this season 6.4ppg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Derrick Brown (203-F-87) of Lokomotiv. Brown impressed basketball fans with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Bad luck as Lokomotiv lost that game 81-89 to the higher-ranked Zalgiris (#1, 9-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Lokomotiv still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 6-4 record is not bad at all. Brown is a newcomer at Lokomotiv 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 Canadian Kyle Landry (207-C/F-86) of Triumph (#7). Landry scored 29 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Landry's great performance Triumph lost 78-80 to the higher-ranked VEF Riga (#3, 7-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Triumph ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Landry could help Triumph to bring them higher in the standings. Landry has a great season in VTB United League. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.9rpg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of N.Novgorod - 22 points and 7 rebounds 5. Brion Rush (186-G-84) of BC Astana - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists 6. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) of Tsmoki-Minsk - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Bamba Fall (217-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo - 15 points and 8 rebounds 8. Zabian Dowdell (191-PG-84) of Enisey - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists 9. Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81) of Zalgiris - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Aaron Jackson (190-G-86) of CSKA - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
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)
BC Khimky Moscow Region are still in the market for inside players,and according to sources they are interested in American forward Cory Jefferson (206-F-90, college: Baylor). The Baylor Alumni who was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2014 draft played last season 6 games at the Phoenix Suns and played most of the season in the Bakersfield Jam in the D-league averaging 17.8ppg 9.8rpg 1.2apg in19 games. Jefferson still looking for a deal from the NBA and may play at one of the Summe... [read more]
Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) signed 28-year old Latvian international power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-106kg-88, agency: Alti Sport). Freimanis managed to play in three leagues last year. He played last season at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML. In 27 games he had 14.7ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Freimanis also played 6 games... [read more]
Usak Sportlif Basketbol (BSL) signed 28-year old Latvian international power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-106kg-88, agency: Alti Sport). Freimanis managed to play in three leagues last year. He played last season at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML. In 27 games he had 14.7ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Freimanis also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 30 games in VTB United League where he recorded very remarkable stats: 16.2ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4apg. The previous (14-15) season Freimanis played at Unics Kazan in Russian league. In 7 Eurocup games he recorded 4.0ppg and 1.4rpg in 2014-15 season. He also played 15 games in VTB United League where he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.4rpg in 2014-15 season. Freimanis also spent pre-season at Laboral Kutxa (Liga Endesa) in Spanish league that year. In 13-14 season he played at Khimik (SL Favorit Sport) in Ukrainian league. In 35 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.1apg in 2013-14 season. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. Freimanis also played 18 games in Eurocup where he recorded 8.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg in 2013-14 season. In 12-13 season he played at Sutor Montegranaro (Serie C) in Italian league. In 28 games he recorded 5.6ppg and 2.9rpg in 2012-13 season. In 11-12 season Freimanis played at Girona FC (1 Div.) in Spanish league. In 34 games he recorded 12.6ppg and 5.8rpg in 2011-12 season. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year back in 2010. Freimanis has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008. Freimanis also represented Latvia at the European Championships last year. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 6.3%, FT: 57.1%. Freimanis has played previously professionally in Spain (Lobe Huesca, Gipuzkoa and Baloncesto Sevilla 2nd team) and Latvia (ASK/Juniors, ASK Riga and VEF Riga). He could be described: Rolands is an efficient scorer on the offensive end with a developing insideout game. Loves to run the floor and has good footwork. His ability to shoot, ballhandle, pass, run the court, rebound makes him very intriguing big man. Fundamentally sound, Rolands is learning to play on perimeter and improving his 3pt percentage. His outside shot has both range and consistency (200910 season shot 58.5% 2PT and 37% 3PT). He is fairly comfortable facing up and taking defenders off the dribble. Can get to the basket off the dribble and finish in traffic. Excellent in pick and roll, both as rolling to the basket or poping out. Working out of the high post, he is a difficult matchup because of his ability to shoot and because he can put the ball on the floor. Rolands also shows the toughness to play inside with contact. His athleticism, length and versatility make him a perfect faceup power forward for European basketball.
Solid rebounder and defender. Rolands is playing mainly PF, but can also spend some time at SF and C. A late bloomer, who still has a lot of potential and upside left.
Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster 36-year old ex-international shooting guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-81kg-80). He has played there for the last two seasons. Kudrautsau managed to play in three leagues last year. In 6 Premier League games he recorded 12.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.0apg and 2.8spg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 8.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg. Kudrautsau also played 30 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.8... [read more]
Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster 36-year old ex-international shooting guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-81kg-80). He has played there for the last two seasons. Kudrautsau managed to play in three leagues last year. In 6 Premier League games he recorded 12.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.0apg and 2.8spg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 8.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.7apg. Kudrautsau also played 30 games in VTB United League where he averaged 8.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.8apg. He won Belarusian League championship title in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 and the cup in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. Kudrautsau was selected to Belarusian All-Star Game in 2015. He also represented Belarus at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 12.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 42.1%, FT: 81.5%. Kudrautsau is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (P.Zvaigzdes), Poland (AZS Koszalin, Astoria Bydgoszcz and Energa Czarni), Slovakia (Nitra), Turkey (Royal Hali) and Ukraine (Halychyna and Hoverla). It's very possible he may end his playing career at Tsmoki-Minsk. On Kudrautsau:
Solid combination of a leading and scoring point guard, capable of doing both very well. Incredibly fast. Knows how to distribute the ball well, gets other players involved with the abilty to penetrate and dish as well as successfully leading break situations.
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