Naturalized Polish Jakub Wojciechowski (210-F/C-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Torino and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 27. The 22-year old power forward had a double-double of 22 points and twelve rebounds, while his team crushed Reggio Calabr. (#10, 12-12) with 21-point margin 80-59. It allowed Torino to consolidate first place in the Polish Nazionale A. Torino have a solid 21-4 record. In the team's last game Wojciechowski had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Torino's top player in his first season with the team. Jakub Wojciechowski averages this season 16.0ppg and 9.0rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 22-year old forward Stefano Spizzichini (202-F-90) of Firenze. Spizzichini impressed basketball fans with 24 points and 8 rebounds. It was enough for Firenze to edge the lower-ranked Latina Basket (#16, 9-17) by 5 points 86-81. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Firenze managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 11th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-12 record. Spizzichini is well-known by Firenze fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.
The third best performed player last round was Alessandro Mancin (208-C-86) of Mirandola (#12). Mancin scored 21 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Mancin's great performance Mirandola lost 63-69 to the lower-ranked Perugia (#18, 7-18). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Mirandola ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 14 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Mancin could help Mirandola to bring them higher in the standings. Mancin has a great season in Italy. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (8th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Tommaso Marino (190-G-86) of Casalpusterlengo - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists 5. Mattia Caroldi (185-PG-82) of Firenze - 14 points and 5 assists 6. Massimo Rezzano (203-F/C-82) of Matera - 22 points and 9 rebounds 7. Michele Benfatto (205-F/C-85) of Ferrara - 16 points and 12 rebounds 8. Filippo Baldi Rossi (207-F/C-91) of Torino - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Alberto Chiumenti (204-F/C-87) of Casalpusterlengo - 13 points and 8 rebounds 10. Alessandro Poti (193-G-91) of Latina Basket - 20 points and 3 rebounds
The Player of the week is choosen 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)
Acea Virtus Roma - Montepaschi Siena 63:79
Montepaschi made it seven in a row! They overcame Acea Virtus Roma on the road tonight to win the SeriaA Finals 4-1. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) was pivotal with 18 points in the victory.
Virtus Roma had their backs against the wall heading into this one. But Siena used all of their experience to control this one. The visitors held Roma to 13 points in the first ten minutes and posted a 2-point lead at the break [read more]
Acea Virtus Roma - Montepaschi Siena 63:79
Montepaschi made it seven in a row! They overcame Acea Virtus Roma on the road tonight to win the SeriaA Finals 4-1. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) was pivotal with 18 points in the victory. Virtus Roma had their backs against the wall heading into this one. But Siena used all of their experience to control this one. The visitors held Roma to 13 points in the first ten minutes and posted a 2-point lead at the break. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Siena and Virtus Roma arrived at halftime tied at 33-all. But Siena made a decisive push in the third term. The visitors exploded with 27 points in the third period to gain a comfortable 13-point lead at the final break. Roma got within 8 early in the fourth frame but Siena stayed calm. They kept the hosts at safe distance throughout the reminder of the contest and triumphed in SeriaA once again. David Moss (196-SF-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) netted 11 points, while Matt Janning (193-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Northeastern) added 10 points for the winners. Gani Lawal (205-C/F-88, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 20 points and 9 boards for Virtus Roma. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) had 15 points in the loss.
2013 Mediterranean Games: Tunisia roll over Italy - Jun 19, 2013
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Tunisia roll over Italy in Day 2 of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The African side posted a comfortable 68:43 win in their start of the campaign.
Tunisia started the game with 12-5 run and dominated in the defensive first period. They added 14-13 rally in the second period and led 26-18 at the halftime. Tunisia erupted with a 24-11 surge in the third period and had 21 points advantage after three quarters [read more]
Tunisia roll over Italy in Day 2 of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The African side posted a comfortable 68:43 win in their start of the campaign. Tunisia started the game with 12-5 run and dominated in the defensive first period. They added 14-13 rally in the second period and led 26-18 at the halftime. Tunisia erupted with a 24-11 surge in the third period and had 21 points advantage after three quarters. Moreover they finished the game with 18-14 rally and sealed a comfortable win for 1-0 record. Mokhtar Ghayaza (204-C-86) and Mourad El Mabrouk (194-SG-86) top-scored for the winners with 10 points each. Marouana Kechrid (180-PG-81) and Nizar Knioua (189-SF-83) brought 9 points apiece in a win. Michele Vitali (196-G-91) answered with 10 points for the European team and Riccardo Moraschini (193-SG-91) netted 9. Riccardo Cervi (214-C-91) scored 8, whilst David Cournooh (188-G-90) added 7.
Andrea Bargnani209-F/C-85Toronto R.
Marco Belinelli196-G-86Chicago B.
Andrea Cinciarini190-PG-86Trenkwalder RE
Luigi Datome203-F-87Acea Virtus RM
Alessandro Gentile198-G/F-92EA7 Armani
Angelo Gigli209-PF-83Oknoplast BO
Daniel Hackett200-PG-87Montepasch [read more]
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