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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
VEF Riga 55% Oct.9 Khimki
Zenit 57% Oct.8 Parma
Astana 53% Oct.8 CSKA
Kalev/Cramo 58% Oct.8 Lokomotiv
Enisey 54% Oct.6 CSKA
Unics 60% Oct.5 Zenit
Khimki 58% Oct.5 Tsmoki-Minsk
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Thompson's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Mar 17, 2013


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Dijon
Thompson
29-year old swingman Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for N.Novgorod and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out VEF Riga (10-7) 89-87. N.Novgorod maintains the 5th position in VTB United League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. N.Novgorod will need more victories to improve their 10-7 record. In the team's last game Thompson had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be N.Novgorod's top player in his first season with the team. Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thompson is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 6.4rpg) and averages solid 61.5% FGP and 41.7% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Lynn Greer (186-PG-79) of Azovmash. He is American guard in his first season at Azovmash. In the last game Greer recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 12 assists. Bad luck as Azovmash lost that game 77-91 to the higher-ranked Khimky (#1, 13-4). Azovmash managed to keep the same 9th spot in the standings. 14 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Azovmash managed to get this year. Greer is a newcomer at Azovmash and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center D'or Fischer (211-C-81) of BC Donetsk (#6). Fischer showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of BC Donetsk, leading his team to a 95-79 easy win against Lietuvos rytas (8-9). 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 eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Fischer could help BC Donetsk to bring them higher in the standings. Fischer has a very solid season. In 15 games in VTB United League he scored 9.9ppg. He also has 5.9rpg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 62.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) of Triumph - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Kyle Landry (207-C/F-86) of Triumph - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of Enisey - 13 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Earl Rowland (188-G-83) of VEF Riga - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88) of Khimky - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82) of Khimky - 12 points and 10 assists
10. Mire Chatman (187-PG-78) of Unics - 19 points, 4 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)   




Coty Clarke
Clarke is back at Avtodor, ex Arecibo - 3 days ago
Avtodor Saratov (VTB) agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Coty Clarke (201-105kg-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Saratov as he has played here before. Clarke played last summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 21 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 8.5rpg, 4.5apg and 1.1spg. Clarke has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016. The list of the past achievements is quite lo...   [read more]

Andris
Misters
VEF Riga tabs Andris Misters - 4 days ago
VEF Riga (LBL) inked 25-year old Latvian guard Andris Misters (196-91kg-92). He just graduated from Jacksonville (NCAA). Misters has played there for the last three years. In 26 games he averaged 4.5ppg and 1.7rpg last season. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Misters received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 2nd Team award back in 2008 at his college time. Misters represented Latvia at...   [read more]

Devon
Saddler
Tsmoki-Minsk lands Devon Saddler, ex JP-Auto JKSE - 7 days ago
Tsmoki-Minsk (Premier League) tabbed 26-year old American guard Devon Saddler (183-95kg-91, college: Delaware). He played most recently at JP-Auto Jaszbereny KSE in Hungarian A Division. In 16 games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 4.9apg last season. Saddler also played that season for Egis Kormend (also in A Division) where in 10 games he had 11.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.5apg. He also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.0apg. Among other achievem...   [read more]


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