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VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimki 0-0 
 7. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 8. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 9. Parma 0-0 
 10. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 11. Unics 0-0 
 12. VEF Riga 0-0 
 13. Zenit 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick MINNERATH
  Avtodor
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Minnerath, Avtodor23.3 
 2. Shved, Khimki23.2 
 3. Andjusic, Parma19.8 
 4. Langford, Unics18.6 
 5. De-Colo, CS.17.3 
 6. Blums, VEF Riga16.9 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.16.2 
 8. Karasev, Zenit16.0 
 9. Kane, N.Novgorod15.9 
 10. Boynton, N.Novgorod15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank ELEGAR
  Enisey
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Elegar, Enisey9.2 
 2. Hunter, Avtodor7.7 
 3. Krubally, Astana7.6 
 4. Todorovic, Khimki7.0 
 5. Kane, N.Novgorod7.0 
 6. Minnerath, Avtodor6.8 
 7. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.6.6 
 8. Mejeris, VEF Riga6.6 
 9. White, Zenit6.6 
 10. Jones, Lokomotiv6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Joaquin COLOM
  Unics
  (188-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Colom, Unics7.9 
 2. Markovic, Zenit7.6 
 3. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.6.4 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA6.0 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.5.7 
 6. Shved, Khimki5.2 
 7. Frazier, Avtodor5.0 
 8. Katsivelis, Astana4.7 
 9. Taylor, Enisey4.6 
 10. Strebkov, N.Nov.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dijon THOMPSON
  N.Nov.
  (201-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Thompson, N.Nov.2.8 
 2. Kane, N.Novgorod2.2 
 3. Lowery, Astana1.9 
 4. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.1.7 
 5. Chernov, Parma1.6 
 6. Gray, Tsmoki-Minsk1.5 
 7. Adams, Avtodor1.5 
 8. Higgins, CSKA1.5 
 9. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.4 
 10. Katsivelis, Astana1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Mickell GLADNESS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
 2. Parakhouski, Unics1.4 
 3. Hunter, Avtodor1.2 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Elegar, Enisey1.0 
 6. Todorovic, Khimki0.8 
 7. Carrera, Avtodor0.7 
 8. Monya, Khimki0.7 
 9. Vougioukas, Lokom.0.7 
 10. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.0.7 

First Round Schedule
Unics Oct.5 Zenit 61%
Khimki 84% Oct.5 Tsmoki-Minsk
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Kuzminskas number one in VTB United League for round 15 - Feb 23, 2013


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Mindaugas
Kuzminskas
Forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Zalgiris, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (22 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Enisey (#8, 5-10) with 25-point margin 86-61. It allowed Zalgiris to consolidate first place in the VTB United League . Zalgiris has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 14-1. Kuzminskas has many years of experience at Zalgiris, through which he has constantly improved. Mindaugas Kuzminskas averages this season 8.9ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Nigerian Michael Efevberha (197-G-84) of CEZ Nymburk. Efevberha had a very good evening with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for CEZ Nymburk to edge the higher-ranked VEF Riga (#4, 9-6) 89-85. This victory allowed CEZ Nymburk to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Efevberha is one of the most experienced players at CEZ Nymburk and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Curtis Millage (185-G-81) of BC Donetsk (#7). Millage showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of BC Donetsk, leading his team to a 96-87 win against the higher-ranked Krasnie Krilya (#2, 11-4). The chances of BC Donetsk ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Millage could help BC Donetsk to bring them higher in the standings. Millage has a very solid season. In 6 games in VTB United League he scored 5.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84) of BC Astana - 31 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Obie Trotter (188-PG-84) of N.Novgorod - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Will Daniels (203-F-86) of VEF Riga - 24 points and 2 rebounds
7. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Armands Skele (192-G-83) of Kalev/Cramo - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83) of Neptunas - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Chuck Eidson (203-F-80) of Unics - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists

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)   




Leonidas
Kaselakis
Astana keeps Kaselakis for another season - 18 hours ago
BK Astana (National League) re-signed 27-year old Greek small forward Leonidas Kaselakis (202-108kg-90). He was a team leader there last season. In 6 National League games he averaged impressive 19.0ppg, 8.2rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg. Kaselakis helped them to win the league title. He also played 27 games in VTB United League where he had 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. The previous (15-16) season Kaselakis played at Nea Kifisia in Greek A1. In 28 games he recorded 12.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.0ap...   [read more]

Mikita
Meshcharakou
Meshcharakou re-signs at Tsmoki-Minsk - 3 days ago
Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) confirmed in their roster 29-year old international forward Mikita Meshcharakou (201-104kg-88, college: Wake Forest). He played there last season. Meshcharakou managed to play in three leagues last year. In 6 Premier League games he had 11.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8apg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Meshcharakou also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 3.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg. And finally he contributed...   [read more]

Justin
Carter
Astana tabs Justin Carter, ex Maccabi K/G - 4 days ago
BK Astana (National League) inked 30-year old American swingman Justin Carter (193-87, college: Creighton, agency: Pensack Sports). He played most recently at Maccabi Kiryat Gat in Israeli Winner League. In 29 games he recorded 14.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.8spg (in top 4) last season. Among other achievements Carter played in the final of Venezuelan LPB in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention award back in 2014. Carter is a very experienced player. H...   [read more]


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