Best players of Irish Super League round 18 - 1 day ago
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American Mike Garrow (193-G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for UCD Marian and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 18 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team crushed DCU Saints (#8, 6-11) with 21-point margin 88-67. UCD Marian maintains the 3rd position in Irish Super League. They are still close to the very top. UCD Marian would have been even better if they kept winning... [read more]
American Mike Garrow (193-G-91) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for UCD Marian and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18. The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 18 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team crushed DCU Saints (#8, 6-11) with 21-point margin 88-67. UCD Marian maintains the 3rd position in Irish Super League. They are still close to the very top. UCD Marian would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-3 record. In the team's last game Garrow had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be UCD Marian's top player in his first season with the team. Eastern Connecticut State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Garrow is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 15.4rpg) and averages solid 1.9bpg,5.9spg,57.3% FGP and 54.5% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old international point guard Stephen James (182-PG-92) of league's best team Templeogue. James impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists. Of course he led Templeogue to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Belfast Star (#9, 5-12) 106-78. This victory allowed Templeogue to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 15-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. James is one of the most experienced players at Templeogue and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
The third best performed player last round was another Templeogue's star - Grenadian forward Michael Bonaparte (196-F-82). Bonaparte scored 23 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Templeogue, helping his team with a 106-78 easy win against the lower-ranked Belfast Star (#9, 5-12). Many experts and fans count Templeogue as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 15 victories and only one lost game. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Bonaparte has a great season in Ireland. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.3ppg (7th best) and assists with 5.9apg (6th best). He also has FGP: 55.7% and 3PT: 44.7%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Trae Pemberton (193-G-92) of Tralee - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Oleksandr Dolenko (191-PG-90) of Swords Thunder - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists 6. Nathaniel Musters (208-C-93) of Eanna - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Isaac Westbrooks (189-PG-85) of Swords Thunder - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists 8. Dustan Moreira (202-F-89) of UCD Marian - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Patrick Lyons (187-F-95) of Moycullen - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 10. Barry Drumm (186-G-87) of UCD Marian - 19 points and 6 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)
PREVIEW: We look ahead to this weekend's games THE countdown to the end of the season is officially on as, with just five rounds left for most of the teams in the Men's Super League, attention is now firmly focused on table standings. The pressure is on table toppers Templeogue at the moment to keep their first place position intact as Griffith Swords Thunder snap firmly at their heels and, with a number of big games ahead for both teams, neither can afford even the slightest slip up wi... [read more]
PREVIEW: We look ahead to this weekend's games
THE countdown to the end of the season is officially on as, with just five rounds left for most of the teams in the Men's Super League, attention is now firmly focused on table standings. The pressure is on table toppers Templeogue at the moment to keep their first place position intact as Griffith Swords Thunder snap firmly at their heels and, with a number of big games ahead for both teams, neither can afford even the slightest slip up with UCD Marian, Garvey's Tralee Warriors and Pyrobel Killester all waiting ready to pounce. Templeogue have a game in hand on Swords, and will be hoping that they can keep their lead intact as they face off to KUBS this coming weekend, while Swords take a short trip down the road to DCU Saints for their clash on Saturday evening. Templeogue have the advantage in the head-to-head with their nearest rivals, having overcome them 78-71 in their Super League clash back in December - just two weeks after Swords got the better of them in the Cup - and there's no doubt that there will be a packed hall for when these two sides meet again in the final game of the league in the ALSAA on March 18th. Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester will be regrouping after their loss against fourth place Garvey's Tralee Warriors down in Kerry on Saturday evening, and they will be hoping that this weekend's double header of games for them will see them earn some crucial points. They welcome KUBS to the IWA in Clontarf this evening (Thursday) before taking on second place UCD Marian on Saturday. Commercial.ie Eanna meanwhile are in good form off the back of their win over Radisson Blu UL Eagles last weekend in what was a crucial tie for both teams as they attempt to stave off the threat of relegation. That win marked Eanna's fourth of the season, but they have a tough task ahead of them this coming Saturday as they face Garvey's Tralee Warriors in Colaiste Eanna. Belfast Star meanwhile will be licking their wounds after a double whammy of losses last weekend, which saw them take on the top two sides in the League - Swords and Templeogue - in the space of 48 hours, and come out the wrong side of each of those results. They welcome SSE Airtricity Moycullen to Belfast this weekend in a game that's set to be a cracker, as the last time these two sides met in both the Cup and the League, there was just the smallest of margins between them. UCC Demons will be hoping to bounce back after their crushing two-point defeat to Moycullen last Saturday in Galway meanwhile when they welcome bottom of the table Radisson Blu UL Eagles to the Mardyke on Sunday in a game that UL will be hoping to take the spoils from. The Women's Super League is even harder to predict, with the balance of power between second, third and fourth position changing week on week. League leaders, Ambassador UCC Glanmire suffered their second loss of the season last weekend against Courtyard Liffey Celtics, who revelled in avenging their Cup final loss in January. While this defeat for Glanmire was not enough to knock them off the top of the table, the win for Liffey Celtics was enough to send them to second place to change the League standings yet again. Pyrobel Killester meanwhile sit in fourth place after a win over Meteors last Saturday, and will be hoping to shake things up even more when they welcome Liffey Celtics to Clontarf this weekend in what is set to be a very closely-contested affair. Elsewhere, Portlaoise Panthers will be hoping to continue on from their win over Wildcats last Saturday when they welcome bottom of the table Meteors, while NUIG Mystics will need to bounce back well from their loss against Brunell in Cork last weekend as they play DCU Mercy. It's an all-Cork affair on Sunday as Ambassador UCC Glanmire face Singleton SuperValu Brunell at the Mardyke Arena while Maxol WIT Wildcats have a bye this weekend, but will be watching proceedings closely. There are some big clashes in the Men's and Women's Division One this weekend with Galway side Maree welcoming BFG Neptune to Oranmore on Saturday evening. Both teams come into this game with just one loss each (Maree to Ulster University Elks and BFG Neptune to Keane's SuperValu Killorglin). A win here for either side will put them in prime position going into the business end of the season. Another big game sees Ulster University Elks take on Keane's Supervalu Killorglin on Sunday afternoon, while in the Women's Division One, all eyes will be on Belfast as Ulster Rockets take on Marble City Hawks in a repeat of a thrilling Hula Hoops Senior Women's Cup final which saw Rockets win in overtime by just one point. Rockets need a win here in order to keep their hopes of topping the League alive as they face league leaders and unbeaten ITC Basketball next weekend, while Marble City Hawks will be hoping to avenge their Cup loss and claim a vital win over the Ulster side.
Basketball Ireland Fixtures February 16-19th
Thursday 16th February 2017 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Pyrobel Killester v KUBS BC, IWA-Clontarf, 20:00;
Saturday 18th February 2017 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Commercial.ie Eanna v Garvey's Tralee Warriors, Colaiste Eanna, 18:00; DCU Saints v Griffith Swords Thunder, DCU Complex, 19:00; Belfast Star v SSE Airtricity Moycullen, Methodist College, 19:00; Pyrobel Killester v UCD Marian, IWA-Clontarf, 20:00;
Basketball Ireland Women's Super League: NUIG Mystics v DCU Mercy, NUIG Galway, 15:00; Pyrobel Killester v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, IWA-Clontarf, 18:00; Portlaoise Panthers v Meteors, St Mary's, 19:00;
Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1: LYIT Donegal v Kestrels, LYIT, 16:00; Maree v BFG Neptune, Calsanctius College, 17:00; Titans v ITC Basketball, Colaiste Iognaid, 18:00; EJ Sligo All-Stars v Team Kilkenny, Mercy College, 19:30;
Basketball Ireland Women's Division 1: Ulster Rockets v Marble City Hawks, Methodist College, 16:30; Oblate Dynamos v Fr Mathews, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 19:30;
Sunday 19th February 2017 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: UCC Demons v Radisson Blu UL Eagles, Mardyke Arena-Cork, 15:00; KUBS BC v Templeogue, Carroll Arena, 16:00;
Basketball Ireland Women's Super League: Ambassador UCC Glanmire v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, Mardyke Arena-Cork, 13:00;
Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1: Dublin Lions v Fr Mathews, Colaiste Bride, 14:00; Ulster University Elks v Keane's Supervalu Killorglin, UUJ, 15:00;
Basketball Ireland Women's Division 1: Ulster University Elks v ITC Basketball, UUJ, 12:45; Volunteers needed for FIBA European Championships in Dublin
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PREVIEW: We look ahead to this weekend's games Another busy weekend of Basketball Ireland Super League action is in store this weekend as a full complement of fixtures gets underway this Friday evening. First up will see Cup champions Griffith Swords Thunder travel to Belfast on Friday at 8pm where they will take on home side Belfast Star. Both teams are playing a double header of fixtures this weekend, with Swords then welcoming KUBS to the ALSAA on Saturday evening, while Belfast Star... [read more]
PREVIEW: We look ahead to this weekend's games
Another busy weekend of Basketball Ireland Super League action is in store this weekend as a full complement of fixtures gets underway this Friday evening. First up will see Cup champions Griffith Swords Thunder travel to Belfast on Friday at 8pm where they will take on home side Belfast Star. Both teams are playing a double header of fixtures this weekend, with Swords then welcoming KUBS to the ALSAA on Saturday evening, while Belfast Star will travel down to table toppers Templeogue on Sunday afternoon in what is set to be a hotly contested match. Elsewhere, there are some interesting line-ups in store, with all eyes on Tralee on Saturday evening as Garvey's Tralee Warriors take on Pyrobel Killester at home. Having lost just one game at home so far this year - to League leaders Templeogue - this is a must-win clash for Tralee, who currently sit just one spot above Pyrobel Killester on the League table and they will be hoping they can hang on to their coveted top four spot this weekend. Killester meanwhile, have two games in hand on Tralee and will be hoping a win down in the Kingdom will help them on their path to leapfrogging Mark Bernsen's charges on the table.
It's an all Dublin affair for UCD Marian meanwhile, as they face off to DCU Saints, while SSE Airtricity Moycullen play UCC Demons and Radisson Blu UL Eagles face Commercial.ie Eanna in a must-win game for UL. There will be four games played in the Women's Super League meanwhile, and it is set to be yet another crucial weekend of games as the positions for second, third and fourth place change every week. DCU Mercy - who currently sit second on the table - will be watching proceedings closely as they have a week off from playing, but snapping at their heels will be fourth place (on points difference) Maxol WIT Wildcats who will be hoping to secure a win over Portlaoise Panthers in Waterford Saturday evening. Meanwhile, it's a repeat of the Hula Hoops National Cup final in Leixlip on Saturday evening as League leaders Ambassador UCC Glanmire face third place Courtyard Liffey Celtics, while bottom of the table Meteors welcome Pyrobel Killester and Singleton SuperValu Brunell are home to NUIG Mystics in what is set to be a very close tie on Sunday.
Basketball Ireland Fixtures: February 10-12th
Friday 10th February 2017 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Belfast Star v Griffith Swords Thunder, Methody Gym-Belfast, 20:00;
Saturday 11th February 2017 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Garvey's Tralee Warriors v Pyrobel Killester, Tralee, 17:00; Griffith Swords Thunder v KUBS BC, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00; UCD Marian v DCU Saints, Colaiste Iosagain, 18:00; SSE Airtricity Moycullen v UCC Demons, NUIG, 19:00; Radisson Blu UL Eagles v Commercial.ie Eanna, UL Arena-Limerick, 19:30;
Basketball Ireland Women's Super League: Meteors v Pyrobel Killester, Colaiste Iosagain, 16:00; Maxol WIT Wildcats v Portlaoise Panthers, WIT, 19:00; Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, Leixlip Centre, 19:30;
Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1: ITC Basketball v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 15:30; Kestrels v Dublin Lions, Colaiste Iosagain, 18:00; Team Kilkenny v Titans, Watershed Sports Complex, 19:00; Keane's Supervalu Killorglin v Maree, Killorglin Sports Centre, 19:15; Fr Mathews v LYIT Donegal, Douglas CS, 19:15;
Basketball Ireland Women's Division 1: ITC Basketball v Ulster University Elks, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 13:30; Oblate Dynamos v UL Huskies, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 19:30; Sunday 12th February 2017 Basketball Ireland Men's Super League: Templeogue v Belfast Star, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 15:30;
Basketball Ireland Women's Super League: Singleton SuperValu Brunell v NUIG Mystics, Parochial Hall, 14:45;
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