23-year old guard Brad Loesing (182-G-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for PVSK Pannon and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22. He had the game-high 23 points adding six rebounds and six assists for PVSK Pannon in his team's victory, helping them to beat Szedeak (#6, 8-14) 90-82. Thanks to this victory PVSK Pannon moved-up to the 3rd position in the Hungarian league. PVSK Pannon is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-12 record. In the team's last game Loesing had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be PVSK Pannon's top player in his first season with the team. Wofford College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Loesing is in league's top in assists (9th best: 4.6apg) and averages solid 51.2% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Kyle Austin (203-F-88) of Kormend. He is American forward in his first season at Kormend. In the last game Austin recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Kormend cruised to a 94-85 relatively comfortable win over league's leader Atomeromu (0-0). Despite this victory Kormend slide down in the standings to 5th position. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won their first game. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Austin is a newcomer at Kormend and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Filip Barovic (208-F/C-90) of league's second-best Soproni. Barovic scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Barovic's great performance Soproni lost 71-72 to #4 ranked ZTE KK. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Soproni needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 11 victories and 11 lost games. Barovic has a great season in Hungary. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.3rpg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Marko Spica (205-C/F-86) of Kaposvari - 21 points and 11 rebounds 5. Donald Copeland (177-PG-84) of ZTE KK - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Mate Mohacsi (192-F-90) of Marso NYKK - 28 points and 5 rebounds 7. Akos Keller (208-F/C-89) of Albacomp - 19 points and 12 rebounds 8. Bennet Davis (206-F-84) of Marso NYKK - 17 points and 10 rebounds 9. Mate Medve (197-G-89) of FS Debrecen - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 10. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) of Atomeromu - 23 points, 3 rebounds 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)
Cananea tabs Kyle Austin, ex Kormend - May 16, 2013
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Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside). He played recently at MJUS-Fortress Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. Austin also played at ALM Evreux (ProB) in French league this season. In 5 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg. The last season he was tested by TOP COP Security Jaszbereny (A Division) in Hungary [read more]
Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside). He played recently at MJUS-Fortress Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. Austin also played at ALM Evreux (ProB) in French league this season. In 5 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg. The last season he was tested by TOP COP Security Jaszbereny (A Division) in Hungary. In 15 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 20.8ppg and recorded 8.1rpg, 2.0apg and 2.5spg (in top 3). The other team Austin played shortly was Boras Basket (Basketligan) in Swedish league. In three games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.0ppg and averaged 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also spent pre-season at VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Ethias League) in Belgium that year. In four games he was fifth best scorer with 5.0ppg and averaged 2.8rpg. The previous (10-11) season Austin played at Vitoria (LPB) in Portuguese league. In 16 games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.9ppg and averaged 6.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the Portuguese Cup Semifinals. Among other achievements Austin's team made it to the Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals in 2008. He received also Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Defensive Team award in 2012. Austin has played previously professionally in Spain (Palencia Baloncesto) and Portugal (Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes). He attended University of California, Riverside until 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Fans of Falco-Szova KC-Szombathely should be very pleased with today's press conference held in Arena Savaria. It was announced that the head coach of the team Tamas Bencze (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) and his assistant Kornel Varadi (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) extended their contracts to another 1+1 seasons [read more]
Tamas Bencze (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) joined the team in 2011 and in his first full season (2011/2012) on the bench of Falco he won the regular season and led his team to the Finals where they felt short against a very strong Szolnok squad. In this past season they had some ups and downs but they reached the playoffs to face Szolnok once again. Despite that they didn't survive the series the management decided to stay loyel to the coach and keep coach Bencze with the team.
At the press conference it was announced that the two very talented young players Zoltan Perl (194-G-95) and Benedek Varadi (194-G/F-95) received 2 years long professional contracts. Both players are still very young, just turned 18 and both of them saw already minutes this year in the top league. Zoltan Perl had his best game in the playoffs against Szolnok when he scored 12 points (4/5 FG; 1/2 3PT; 1/1 FT ) and had 2 rebounds and 2 assists in only 17 minutes of playing time. Benedek played his best game with the senior team in the regular season in a very important win against Kaposvar when he recorded 18 points (3/3 FG; 4/5 3PT) in 24 minutes of action.
The management of the team announced that another youngster, Krisztian Bakk (200-SF-94) received a 2 year contract also.
A Division Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Szolnok and Albacomp are back in the lead - May 14, 2013
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Szolnok - Atomeromu 87-76
Szolnok held off Atomeromu and raced to a 2-1 lead in the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. Atomeromu managed to win third quarter 29-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Atomeromu 48-33 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Szolnok looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists [read more]
Szolnok held off Atomeromu and raced to a 2-1 lead in the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. Atomeromu managed to win third quarter 29-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Atomeromu 48-33 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Szolnok looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard James Florence (185-88, college: Mercer, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 29 points and 8 rebounds. Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Sead Sehovic (196-89) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Szolnok's coach Neno Asceric used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was international swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who recorded 23 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Stanley International) added 14 points and 8 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Szolnok: J.Florence 29+8reb+3ast, M.Bader 17+5reb+2ast, R.Bell 13+8reb, S.Sehovic 12+6reb+6ast, E.Kalve 8+5reb+1ast, M.Fodor 3+1reb+1ast Atomeromu: D.Vojvoda 23+5reb+2ast, L.Williams 14+2reb+8ast, T.Kaman 14+4reb+1ast, J.Levy 10+3reb+4ast, S.Idlet 7+5reb+1ast, A.Toth 5+6reb+1ast
Albacomp posted a home win over Kaposvari to regain the lead in the series. The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 23-19 last quarter charge of Kaposvari cut the lead to 92-83 at the end of the game. It was a good game for American forward Jarrod Jones (205-90, college: Ball St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Two Points) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American-Kittitian swingman Kyle Swanston (201-86, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with 25 points, 6 assists and 6 steals and the former international Roland Hendlein (203-86, agency: TSS Management) added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kaposvari. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Albacomp: J.Jones 21+11reb, A.Keller 20+7reb, D.Hollis 18+7reb+2ast, R.Moore 10+3reb+10ast, B.Wood 8+2reb+3ast, Z.Supola 6+2ast Kaposvari: K.Swanston 25+3reb+6ast, C.Dunn 20+3reb+4ast, R.Hendlein 18+10reb+1ast, M.Spica 12+3reb+2ast, G.Drahos 4+3reb+2ast, G.David 4+7reb
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