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Round 3 (Regular Season)

SK Tirana 56% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.25 Rilski
Kumanovo Oct.25 Akademik PL 76%
Levski 2014 Oct.24 Blokotehna 75%
Lukovic's double-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - Feb 21, 2013


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Uros Lukovic
23-year old center Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for Kumanovo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Rilski Sportist (3-3) 75-88. Kumanovo moved-up to the 5th position in the Balkan League First Six. Kumanovo is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 3rd lost game this season out of 6 games. Lukovic turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Lukovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.1ppg) and averages solid 2.6bpg and 63.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Marko Mijovic (188-PG-87) of Teodo Tivat. He is a guard in his second season at Teodo Tivat. In the last game Mijovic recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 11 assists. Bad luck as Teodo Tivat lost that game 92-102 to Galil Gilboa (3-3). The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Mijovic is well-known at Teodo Tivat and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.1ppg (#6). He also recorded 6.9 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Vuk Malidzan (193-G-88) of OKK Beograd (#-2). Malidzan showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, nine rebounds and fourteen assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Malidzan's great performance OKK Beograd lost 90-99 to #-4 ranked Djuro Djakovic. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. OKK Beograd can only dream about fighting for top spots in Last Four. They have awful Second Stage losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Malidzan he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Malidzan has individually a great season in Balkan League. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.0apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marino Sarlija (207-C/F-89) of Djuro Djakovic - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Matej Karlovic (200-F-89) of Djuro Djakovic - 26 points and 6 rebounds
6. Braxton Dupree (203-F-89) of Rilski Sportist - 16 points and 11 rebounds
7. Jamar Smith (191-G-87) of Galil Gilboa - 31 points
8. Dagan Yavzuri (193-SG-85) of Galil Gilboa - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83) of Djuro Djakovic - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 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)   




Zlatin
Georgiev
Round 2 of Regular Season - 15 hours ago
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Balkan League. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. First defeat ofLevski 2014 (1-1) against Rilski (1-0) 75-62 was the most important game of the last round. The game was mostly controlled by Rilski. Levski 2014 managed to win fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Zlatin Georgiev (197-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 poi...   [read more]

Dwayne
Benjamin
Dwayne Benjamin claims Balkan League weekly honour - 7 days ago
American Dwayne Benjamin (201-F-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Blokotehna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. The 24-year old forward had the game-high 25 points adding nine rebounds for Blokotehna in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team SK Tirana (#8, 0-1) with 32-point margin 100-68. Thanks to this victory Blokotehna moved-up to the 2nd position in Balkan League....   [read more]

Veselin
Veselinov
Round 1: Kumanovo lose to Levski 2014 - 8 days ago
The Regular Season in Balkan League just started. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of FYR Macedonian Kumanovo (0-1) in Sofia on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Bulgarian Levski 2014 (1-0) 85-78. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-25. But Kumanovo won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski 2014 made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Lev...   [read more]


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S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 2-0 
 2 Blokotehna 2-0 
 3 Rilski 1-0 
 4 Levski 2014 1-1 
 5 Kumanovo 1-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-1 
 7 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
 8 SK Tirana 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Endrit HYSENAGOLLI
  SK Ti.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 33
 1. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.33.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.25.0 
 3. Glavchev, Bloko.21.0 
 4. Karadzovski, Kuman.19.0 
 5. Simic, Ibar Rozaje19.0 
 6. Janevski, Kumanovo18.5 
 7. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje18.0 
 8. Veselinov, Levski18.0 
 9. Bachev, Akademik.17.0 
 10. Georgiev, Rilski17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne BENJAMIN
  Bloko.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 9
 1. Benjamin, Bloko.9.0 
 2. Simeonov, Levski8.0 
 3. Maravic, Levski7.0 
 4. Mihaylov, Akademik.7.0 
 5. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.7.0 
 6. Veselinov, Levski6.5 
 7. Alipiev, Levski 20146.5 
 8. Abdul-Bassit, SK Ti.6.0 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.6.0 
 10. Georgiev, Rilski5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Filip SIMIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Simic, Ibar Rozaje7.0 
 2. Mladenovic, Bloko.5.0 
 3. Mihaylov, Akademik.5.0 
 4. Shima, SK Tirana5.0 
 5. Wright, Rilski4.0 
 6. Georgiev, Rilski4.0 
 7. Karamfilov, Levski4.0 
 8. Umipig, Akademik.4.0 
 9. Karadzovski, Kuman.3.5 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Goran GLAVCHEV
  Bloko.
  (191-G-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Glavchev, Bloko.5.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.4.0 
 3. Mladenovic, Bloko.4.0 
 4. Bozov, Rilski2.0 
 5. Jeter, Rilski2.0 
 6. Karamfilov, Levski2.0 
 7. Shima, SK Tirana2.0 
 8. Georgiev, Rilski2.0 
 9. Kovac, Kumanovo2.0 
 10. Ramme, Kumanovo1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Erin HASANI
  SK Tirana
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hasani, SK Tirana1.0 
 2. Benjamin, Bloko.1.0 
 3. Gjyzeli, SK Tirana1.0 
 4. Georgiev, Rilski1.0 
 5. Maravic, Levski0.5 
 6. Miljkovic, Kumanovo0.5 
 7. Ramme, Kumanovo0.5 
 8. Jeter, Rilski0.0 
 9. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.0.0 
 10. Simeonov, Levski0.0 
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