Experienced American Ronald Selleaze (197-F-76, agency: Dream Team Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Corr.Victoria and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com LNBP Player of the Week award for round 16. The 36-year old forward had the game-high 30 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Corr.Victoria as his team lost the game against Huracanes (#9, 8-6) 94-104. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Corr.Victoria maintains the 11th position in Mexican LNBP. Corr.Victoria is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 9th lost game this season out of 16 games. In the team's last game Selleaze had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Corr.Victoria's top player in his first season with the team. Ronald Selleaze averages this season 20.8ppg and 8.8rpg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Gansos. Shorter impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Gansos to edge slightly higher-ranked Guerreros (#13, 4-12) by 2 points 87-85. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Gansos managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 14th place. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Gansos managed to get this year. Shorter is a newcomer at Gansos 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 American Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Barreteros (#8). Habel scored 20 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Barreteros, leading his team to a 91-84overtime win against the higher-ranked Panteras (9-7). Barreteros needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Habel has a very solid season. In 13 games in Mexico he scored 17.9ppg. He also has 7.0rpg, 1.8bpg and FGP: 58.8%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Keith Gayden (202-F-83) of Osos - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76) of Panteras - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Omar Quintero (183-PG-81) of Huracanes - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists 7. Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86) of Halc.Rojos - 25 points and 11 rebounds 8. Rodrigo Zamora (206-C-86) of Huracanes - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists 9. Jason Horton (188-G-86) of Barreteros - 8 points, 4 rebounds and 20 assists 10. Steffphon Pettigrew (195-F) of Abejas - 18 points and 9 rebounds
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)
LNBP Round 1 of Finals. Soles clinch opening victory - 23 hours ago
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Fuerza Regia - Soles 75-78 Soles upset Fuerza Regia on the road to gain 1-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 18-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Soles dominated on the defensive end, holding Fuerza Regia to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Fuerza Regia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American p... [read more]
Soles upset Fuerza Regia on the road to gain 1-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 18-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Soles dominated on the defensive end, holding Fuerza Regia to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Fuerza Regia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American power forward Justin Keenan (202-88, college: Ferris St.) fired 34 points (!!!) for the winners. Naturalized American guard Luke Martinez (193-90, college: Wyoming, agency: Pro Sports) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Andy Panko (203-77, college: Lebanon Valley, agency: BeoBasket) produced 23 points and 6 assists and international forward Juan Anderson (198-93, college: Marquette) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Fuerza Regia: A.Panko 23+4reb+6ast, J.Anderson 21+5reb+6ast, F.Rivera 8+2reb+3ast, C.Cortes 8+1reb+1ast, J.Akindele 7+6reb, H.Hernandez 6+4reb+4ast Soles: J.Keenan 34+3reb+1ast, L.Martinez 17+5reb+3ast, A.Perez Kaufmann 10+4reb+9ast, J.Robinson 5+7reb, C.Perez 4+3reb+2ast, S.Ibarra Aguirre 2+5reb+6ast
Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) inked 26-year old American guard Roberto Nelson (190-90kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played recently at Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.5apg this season. Nelson also played earlier that season for another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 5 LNBP games he averaged 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Among other achievements... [read more]
Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) inked 26-year old American guard Roberto Nelson (190-90kg-91, college: Oregon State). He played recently at Toros in Mexican LNBP. In 12 games he recorded 12.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.5apg this season. Nelson also played earlier that season for another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 5 LNBP games he averaged 3.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Among other achievements Nelson's team made it to the Italian LNP Cup Final Four in 2015. He received also All-Pac-12 2nd Team award back in 2014 at his college time. Nelson has played also professionally for other Italian teams like Alma Trieste and Brescia. He attended Oregon State until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
Gustavo Ayon selected the top Mexican playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
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We bring you last week's top performances from Mexicans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85). He was the major contributor in a Real Madrid's victory against the 12th-ranked FC Barcelona in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game.
We bring you last week's top performances from Mexicans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.
#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: San Jose St., currently plays in Euroleague). He was the major contributor in a Real Madrid's victory against the 12th-ranked FC Barcelona (10-17) 85-69 in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game.
Ayon scored 14 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes on the court.
Real Madrid (20-7) is placed first in the Euroleague.
There are only three games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Ayon averages: 9.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 71.8%(122-170) and FT: 47.9% in 27 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Mexican senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Israel Gutierrez (206-93, currently plays in Argentina). Gutierrez contributed to Argentino's victory against the eighth-ranked Penarol (16-28) 83-74 in the Argentinian LigaA last Thursday.
He recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was his first game for Argentino this season.
His team is placed sixth in Sur group.
Ex-Garzas de Plata Hidalgo player is in the roster of the Mexican senior national team.
#3. The Mexican player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Spain). Cruz could not help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (10-14) to beat Sevilla (8-15).
He recorded 6 points and added 5 assists in 15 minutes.
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada lost 67-72 on the road to the lower-ranked (#13) Sevilla.
This year Cruz's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 55.1%(65-118), 3FGP: 30.2% and FT: 76.0% in 23 games.
Ex-Fuerza Guinda Nogales player is also a member of the Mexican senior national team.
#4. Guard Jorge Gutierrez (190-88, college: California, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Trabzonspor in their game against Balikesir (5-17) in the Turkish BSL.
He recorded 6 points and added 3 passes.
Trabzonspor was defeated 84-76 at home by the one of league's weakest teams Balikesir (#15).
It was Trabzonspor's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
It's Gutierrez's first season with the team.
Gutierrez's total stats this year are: 9.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.3spg.
He is also Mexican national team player.
#5. Former University international forward Mauricio Cheda (198-90, college: UTEP, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Cambados' victory against the 14th-ranked Gandia (7-18) 94-91 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Friday.
Cheda recorded 6 points in 17 minutes.
Xuven Cambados (18-7) is placed second in the LEB Silver.
It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Cheda's total stats are: 4.1ppg and 1.1rpg in 15 games.
He used to play for the Mexican university national team
four years ago.
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