Margret Skuballa selected the top German playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Germans who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international small forward Margret Skuballa (186-87). She could not help Nantes Reze (10-8) in their last game. Despite Skuballa's good performance Nantes Reze was crushed 88-57 on the road by the leading Lattes Montpellier.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Germans who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international small forward Margret Skuballa (186-87, currently plays in France). She could not help Nantes Reze (10-8) in their last game. Despite Skuballa's good performance Nantes Reze was crushed 88-57 on the road by the leading Lattes Montpellier.
She was the second best scorer with 12 points. Skuballa also added 8 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 32 minutes on the court.
Skuballa has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 41.8% and FT: 92.9%(52-56) in 16 games she played so far.
Ex-BC Marburg player is currently a member of the German senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international forward Romy Baer (187-87, currently plays in France). She was not able to help Nice in their game against Flammes (13-4) in the French LFB.
Baer scored 7 points.
Nice was crushed 77-49 in Charleville by the second-ranked Flammes.
It was Nice's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
This season Baer has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.9apg, 1.8spg, 3FGP: 36.1%.
She is in the roster of the German senior national team.
#3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international center Marie Gulich (196-94, currently plays college basketball in the States). Gulich contributed to an Oregon St.'s surprising victory against the Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles (9-3) 68-61 in the NCAA on Sunday night.
She recorded 8 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 33 minutes.
The Oregon State University has not so impressive 0-12 conference record this season.
There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Gulich has reliable stats this year: 10.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.1apg, 1.7bpg, 2FGP: 48.0% and FT: 64.1% in 25 games.
She played for the German U20 national team three years ago.
#4. Center Ama Degbeon (188-95, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the Florida St. (9-4) in their last game on Monday. Despite Degbeon's good performance the Florida St. was defeated 92-88 in Austin by the The University of Texas.
She scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Degbeon's overall stats this season are: 3.6ppg and 2.0rpg.
She used to play for the German national team
back in 2013.
#5. International center Lisa Koop (197-85, college: Winthrop, currently plays in France) couldn't help Bretagne Basket (11-6) in their game against Toulouse (12-4) in the French LF2 (second division).
Koop scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes.
Bretagne Basket was edged 78-75 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked (#4) Toulouse.
They ended the series of three consecutive victories.
This year Koop averages: 6.1ppg and 5.5rpg in 17 games.
She plays currently for the German national team.
#6. Guard Emma Stach (175-96, is currently at the American university) contributed to a 1-point Gonzaga's victory against the Saint Mary's College of California (12-2) 59-58 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
Stach scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
The Gonzaga University has quite an impressive 14-0 conference record this season.
So far her team won all fourteen games in the conference.
There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
Stach's overall stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg.
She is U20 international player who is currently on the German National Team roster.
#7. U20 international guard Lena Wenke (180-96, currently plays in Canada) led University of Winnipeg to a victory against the Vikes (12-8) 88-76 in the Canadian university league CIS in Friday night's game.
Wenke scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 31 minutes.
The University of Winnipeg has a very good 18-2 record this season.
It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row.
The Regular Season already ended.
This year Wenke's overall stats are: 8.3ppg and 2.9rpg in 20 games.
She is also German U20 national team player.
#8. Center Nadine Grieb (184-87, currently plays in Luxembourg) couldn't help AB Contern (8-7) in their last game. Despite her good performance the fourth-placed AB Contern (8-7) was crushed 77-49 at home by the leading Amicale in the Places 1-6 group.
Grieb had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds in 40 minutes.
It was AB Contern's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
It's Grieb's fifth season with the team.
Her stats this year are: 10.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg in 14 games.
Grieb used to play for the German U20 national team
back in 2007.
The list of other players, who all have German passport but never been selected to any of German national teams:
#1.Andrea Kohlhaas (180-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a San Jose St.'s victory against the San Diego State University (3-9) 99-90 in the NCAA last Wednesday.
Kohlhaas scored 9 points.
The San Jose State University has 6-6 conference record this season.
Kohlhaas' total stats this year are: 4.3ppg and 1.8rpg.
#2.Mona Frey (168-G-96, currently plays in Canada) managed to help Memorial University to win against the Panthers (8-9) crushing them 83-61 in the Canadian university league CIS in Sunday night's game.
She scored only 3 points.
The Memorial University has a solid 11-7 record this season.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This season Frey averages just 1.3ppg.
Catrina Green claims German 2.Bundesliga weekly honour - 4 days ago
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American Catrina Green (188-C-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for B.Loewen and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com 2.Bundesliga Player of the Week award for round 17. The 24-year old center had a double-double of 36 points and eleven rebounds, while her team lost the game against Gruenberg (#6, 8-9) 82-89. B.Loewen moved-up to the 8th position in their group in German 2.Bundesliga. B.Loewen is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower... [read more]
American Catrina Green (188-C-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for B.Loewen and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com 2.Bundesliga Player of the Week award for round 17. The 24-year old center had a double-double of 36 points and eleven rebounds, while her team lost the game against Gruenberg (#6, 8-9) 82-89. B.Loewen moved-up to the 8th position in their group in German 2.Bundesliga. B.Loewen is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 10th lost game this season out of 17 games. Green turned to be B.Loewen's top player in her first season with the team. Catrina Green averages this season 15.1ppg and 9.3rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Alli Gloyd (185-F-92) of league's best team Wolfenbuettel. Gloyd impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds. Of course she led Wolfenbuettel to another comfortable win 72-55 over the lower-ranked Opladen (#7, 8-9) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Wolfenbuettel to move up to 1st position in North. Her team lost just two games this season, while they won 15 matches. Gloyd is a newcomer at Wolfenbuettel and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.5ppg (#5). She also registered 10.9 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was Trinidad and Tobago Verdine Warner (196-C-92) of second-ranked Goettingen. Warner scored 23 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). She was a key player of Goettingen, leading her team to a 85-72 easy win against the lower-ranked Krofdorf/Gleib. (#5, 9-8). Goettingen is closer and closer to top of the standings in North. They will still need more victories. But 14-3 record is not that bad... Warner has a great season in Germany. After 17 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.7ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 14.2rpg (#1 in league). She also has 1.4bpg and FGP: 53.5%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Alissa Pierce (177-G/F-86) of Goettingen - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists 5. Leonie Fiebich (189-SF) of Jahn Muenchen - 26 points and 11 rebounds 6. Nyara Sabally (185-C) of TuSLi Berlin - 14 points and 15 rebounds 7. Chelsea Small (185-F) of Krofdorf/Gleib. - 27 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Sarah Olson (173-G/F-93) of Gruenberg - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Lyndi Laborn) of Rhein MB - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Celia Marfone (183-F-94) of Bad Hombur - 23 points and 6 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)
ZKK Kvarner (A2) added to their roster American swingman Irina Kukolj (180, college: California, PA). She played recently at Bad Hombur in German 2.Bundesliga. Kukolj won NCAA D2 championship title in 2015. She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and it is her second season as a professional player [read more]
In order to strength it?s roster for the reminder of the season, Croatian A2 team ZKK Kvarner from Rijeka strengthen its roster with addition of Latvian guard Laura PURINA and CRO-USA forward Irina Kukolj (180, college: California, PA).
Purina played most recently at KK Ramla at Estonian-Latvian league. Previous season she spent at TTT Riga.
Kukolj graduated at California University of Pensilvania in 2015, and spent preseason at Bad Homburg Falcons in Germany. This is her first season as professional player.
At the same time Kvarner parted ways with Daria Mijatovic and Lana Hrmic.
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