Naturalized Spanish center Caio Silveira (211-C-87, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Flamengo and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17. The 25-year old center had a double-double of 23 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Minas (#10, 8-8) 105-90. It allowed Flamengo to consolidate first place in the Spanish NBB. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Flamengo still have not lost a single game, getting all 16 victories. It's Silveira's second year at Flamengo and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Caio Silveira averages this season 12.1ppg and 6.5rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-F-79) of Basquete Cearense. Ribeiro impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 18 rebounds. Of course Basquete Cearense cruised to a 73-63 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked S.Jose/Unimed (#7, 10-7). Basquete Cearense's 8th position in has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ribeiro is a newcomer at Basquete Cearense and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.
The third best performed player last round was another Flamengo's star - former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83). Rodriguez showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Flamengo, helping his team with a 105-90 easy win against the lower-ranked Minas (#10, 8-8). Flamengo have amazing season winning all 16 games without a single defeat in Round 2. Rodriguez turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Rodriguez has a great season in Brazil. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.6rpg (#1 in league).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80) of Brasilia - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-G/F-88) of Minas - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Fulvio de Assis (187-G-81) of S.Jose/Unimed - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists 7. Shamell Stallworth (196-SG-80) of Pinheiros/Sky - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Jefferson Agba (209-F/C-80) of Bauru - 23 points and 9 rebounds 9. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) of Brasilia - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 11 assists 10. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80) of Brasilia - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 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)
Contagem Towers (Liga Ouro) tabbed 21-year old Brazilian power forward Wesley Sena (210-96). He played recently at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in only one game he had just 1 point and 2 rebounds this season. Despite young age Sena had impressive career. He received Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Honorable Mention award in 2015. He represented Brazil at the South American Championships U17 in Salto (Uruguay) four years ago. Sena's team won Bronze and his stats at that eve... [read more]
Contagem Towers (Liga Ouro) tabbed 21-year old Brazilian power forward Wesley Sena (210-96). He played recently at FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa. But in only one game he had just 1 point and 2 rebounds this season. Despite young age Sena had impressive career. He received Latinbasket.com All-Paulista League Honorable Mention award in 2015. He represented Brazil at the South American Championships U17 in Salto (Uruguay) four years ago. Sena's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.8%, FT: 61.5%. Sena has played previously for Palmeiras.
Basquete Joinville/AABJ (Liga Ouro) inked 26-year old naturalized Spaniard center Jose Victor Jeronimo (208-91). It is actually his comeback to Joinville as he has played here before. Jeronimo He played recently at Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in Argentinian TNA league. In 27 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 7 [read more]
Basquete Joinville/AABJ (Liga Ouro) inked 26-year old naturalized Spaniard center Jose Victor Jeronimo (208-91). It is actually his comeback to Joinville as he has played here before. Jeronimo He played recently at Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata in Argentinian TNA league. In 27 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5bpg this season. The last summer Jeronimo played at Indep/Sao Jose (Catarinense). He also played that season for Sao Jose/Vinac. Jeronimo's team was regular season runner-up in Paulista League in 2013. He was a member of Brazilian U19 National Team in 2009. Jeronimo has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Jeronimo has played previously professionally in Spain (Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada) and Brazil (Vivo/Franca, Paulistano and Liga Sorocaba). His game is described as:
He is extremely long and has impressive wingspan. Can dominate the paint with more than 3 blocks per game. Has excellent timing to block shots and rebound the ball, he's very intense near the basket fighting for every ball. Jumps really high and plays above the rim. Great slasher. He still needs to improve his offensive game and needs of some more weight.
A.E. Sao Jose/Unimed/Vinac (Paulista) agreed terms with 20-year old swingman Paulo Felipe (195-97). It is actually his comeback to Sao Jose/Vinac as he has played here before. Felipe played last summer at Palmeiras in the Paulista [read more]
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