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VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 22-2 
 2. Zenit 21-3 
 3. Khimki 19-5 
 4. Lokomotiv 19-5 
 5. Unics 15-9 
 6. Enisey 13-11 
 7. VEF Riga 11-13 
 8. Astana 9-15 
 9. Avtodor 8-16 
 10. N.Novgorod 8-16 
 11. Kalev/Cramo 5-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 5-19 
 13. Parma 1-23 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick MINNERATH
  Avtodor
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Minnerath, Avtodor23.3 
 2. Shved, Khimki23.2 
 3. Andjusic, Parma19.8 
 4. Langford, Unics18.6 
 5. De-Colo, CS.17.3 
 6. Blums, VEF Riga16.9 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.16.2 
 8. Karasev, Zenit16.0 
 9. Kane, N.Novgorod15.9 
 10. Boynton, N.Novgorod15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank ELEGAR
  Enisey
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Elegar, Enisey9.2 
 2. Hunter, Avtodor7.7 
 3. Krubally, Astana7.6 
 4. Todorovic, Khimki7.0 
 5. Kane, N.Novgorod7.0 
 6. Minnerath, Avtodor6.8 
 7. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.6.6 
 8. Mejeris, VEF Riga6.6 
 9. White, Zenit6.6 
 10. Jones, Lokomotiv6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Joaquin COLOM
  Unics
  (188-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Colom, Unics7.9 
 2. Markovic, Zenit7.6 
 3. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.6.4 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA6.0 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.5.7 
 6. Shved, Khimki5.2 
 7. Frazier, Avtodor5.0 
 8. Katsivelis, Astana4.7 
 9. Taylor, Enisey4.6 
 10. Strebkov, N.Nov.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dijon THOMPSON
  N.Nov.
  (201-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Thompson, N.Nov.2.8 
 2. Kane, N.Novgorod2.2 
 3. Lowery, Astana1.9 
 4. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.1.7 
 5. Chernov, Parma1.6 
 6. Gray, Tsmoki-Minsk1.5 
 7. Adams, Avtodor1.5 
 8. Higgins, CSKA1.5 
 9. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.4 
 10. Katsivelis, Astana1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Mickell GLADNESS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
 2. Parakhouski, Unics1.4 
 3. Hunter, Avtodor1.2 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Elegar, Enisey1.0 
 6. Todorovic, Khimki0.8 
 7. Carrera, Avtodor0.7 
 8. Monya, Khimki0.7 
 9. Vougioukas, Lokom.0.7 
 10. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.0.7 
Player of the Week

 Nick Minnerath
  Avtodor
  ( 207-PF-88 )
  

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Kalnietis' 35-point game gives him Player of the Week award - Feb 11, 2013


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Mantas
Kalnietis
26-year old point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for Lokomotiv and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had the game-high 35 points adding five rebounds and seven assists for Lokomotiv in his team's victory, helping them to beat Enisey (#7, 5-9) 94-87. Lokomotiv maintains the 3rd position in VTB United League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lokomotiv will need more victories to improve their 10-4 record. Kalnietis turned to be Lokomotiv's top player in his first season with the team. Kalnietis has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (8th best: 4.3apg) and averages solid 65.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) of Unics. He is Greek in his first season at Unics. In the last game Kaimakoglou recorded impressive 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Unics to edge slightly higher-ranked Khimky (10-4) by 6 points 76-70. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Unics consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 10-4 record is not bad at all. Kaimakoglou is a newcomer at Unics and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.8ppg (#7). He also registered 5.9 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Manny Harris (196-G-89) of Azovmash (#10). Harris scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Harris' great performance Azovmash lost 58-74 to the higher-ranked Spartak SP (#2, 10-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Azovmash can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Harris he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Harris has a very solid season. In 10 games in VTB United League he scored 11.9ppg. He also has 5.0rpg and FGP: 52.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Will Daniels (203-F-86) of VEF Riga - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of Enisey - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85) of Unics - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Artem Yakovenko (205-F/C-88) of N.Novgorod - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) of Zalgiris - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91) of Lietuvos rytas - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86) of Lietuvos rytas - 12 points and 9 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)   




Zabian
Dowdell
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