American forward Jermaine Johnson (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances) had a very impressive game in the last round for Gigantes, receiving a Latinbasket.com LNBP Player of the Week award for round 40. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (36 points, seven rebounds and four assists) to as his team Gigantes maintains the 16th position in Mexican LNBP. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 37 games and recorded just three victories. In the team's last game Johnson had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Gigantes' top player in his first season with the team. Jermaine Johnson averages this season 20.8ppg and 7.8rpg.
The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82) of league's leader Halc.Xalapa. Hickerson had a very good evening with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he lead Halc.Xalapa to another comfortable win 113-98 over the lower-ranked Gigantes (#16, 3-37) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Halc.Xalapa still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 36-4 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Hickerson is a newcomer at Halc.Xalapa, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.6ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 6.9rpg and 3.9apg.
Third on the list of top players last round was American forward McHugh Mattis (198-F-84) of Abejas (#9). Mattis scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Mattis' great performance Abejas lost 79-117 to the higher-ranked Pioneros (#6, 28-12). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Abejas ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 21 games, recording just nineteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Mattis could help Abejas to bring them higher in the standings. Mattis has a great season in Mexico. After 33 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.8rpg (6th best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 67.3%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Marquise Gainous (206-F-76) of Corr.Victoria - 20 points and 12 rebounds 5. Florentino Valencia (198-F-85) of Barreteros - 27 points and 6 rebounds 6. Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Barreteros - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Ricardo Melendez (179-PG-83) of Panteras - 33 points and 4 assists 8. Karim Malpica (190-G-78) of Panteras - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists 9. Jeremiah Dominguez (168-PG-85) of Pioneros - 22 points and 5 assists 10. Edward Basden (196-G/F-83) of Huracanes - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 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)
Al'Lonzo Coleman (ex Agua Prieta) signs at Salon Vilpas - 1 hour ago
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Salon Vilpas Vikings (Korisliiga) landed 27-year old American forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-104kg-89, college: Presbyterian). He played in the summer at Vaqueros de Agua Prieta in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 16 games he averaged impressive 18.6ppg, 8.9rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg. The last season Coleman played at Stjarnan (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 27 games he had very remarkable stats: 20.7ppg, 11.9rpg (#4 in the league), 4.4apg and 1.7spg. Coleman helped them to end the regular season as... [read more]
Salon Vilpas Vikings (Korisliiga) landed 27-year old American forward Al'Lonzo Coleman (201-104kg-89, college: Presbyterian). He played in the summer at Vaqueros de Agua Prieta in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 16 games he averaged impressive 18.6ppg, 8.9rpg, 4.1apg and 1.1spg. The last season Coleman played at Stjarnan (Dominos League) in Iceland where in 27 games he had very remarkable stats: 20.7ppg, 11.9rpg (#4 in the league), 4.4apg and 1.7spg. Coleman helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Supercup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Among other achievements Coleman played in the final of UBA in 2012. He received also NCAA Division 1 Independent Conference Player of the Year award back in 2009 at his college time. Coleman has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Coleman has played previously professionally in Argentina (MH Basket, Union de Sunchales and Banda Norte), Canada (London Lightning) and UBA (Atlanta Legends). He attended Presbyterian College until 2012 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball. Coleman's game is described as:
Can play both power forward and center position ... Plays great post defense ... Very Physical ... Can score on block with either hand ... Has tremendous potential with great size ... Great rebounder, both offensively and defensively ... Needs to improve intensity ... Has great work ethic.
Strengths: 'smart post player, great footwork'.
Nacional adds Puckett to their roster, ex Culiacan - 1 day ago
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Nacional De Futbol Montevideo (Ascenso) added to their roster 33-year old American power forward Benjamin Puckett (205-108kg-83, college: Clayton & State). He played this summer at Caballeros de Culiacan in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 43 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 2nd Team. The last season Puckett played at Bigua (LUB) where in 17 games he averaged rem... [read more]
Nacional De Futbol Montevideo (Ascenso) added to their roster 33-year old American power forward Benjamin Puckett (205-108kg-83, college: Clayton & State). He played this summer at Caballeros de Culiacan in Mexican CIBACOPA. In 43 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.4apg and 1.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 2nd Team. The last season Puckett played at Bigua (LUB) where in 17 games he averaged remarkable 16.0ppg, 6.6rpg and 2.2apg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Honorable Mention. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Puckett's team was regular season runner-up in Chilean Liga Nacional in 2014. He was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Import Player of the Year back in 2011. Puckett is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in ten different countries. Puckett tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Union de Sunchales), Finland, Japan (Kagawa Five Arrows and Shimane Magic), Portugal, Uruguay (Aguada and Trouville), Ecuador (Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito), IBA (Gwinett Majic), Chile (Boston College), UBA (GIE Maile Matrix) and NEBA (Atlanta Live). Puckett attended Clayton & State until 2005 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player. On Puckett:
BJ is a complete basketball player who is able score both in the post and knock down the 3-point shot. He is a good passer, solid rebounder and a defender who uses his length to block shots. BJ is a player who wants the ball in his hands to make plays and is not afraid to take and make the clutch shot as he did many times for Clayton St.
Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Awards 2016 - 11 days ago
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Finals MVP: Marvell Waithe (205-F-87) of Mazatlan; Player of the Year: Michael Craig (196-G/F-91) of Hermosillo; Guard of the Year: Michael Craig (196-G/F-91) of Hermosillo; Forward of the Year: Marvell Waithe (205-F-87) of Mazatlan; Center of the Year: Paul Butorac (208-C/F-83) of Hermosillo; Domestic Player of the Year: Steve Monreal (180-PG-86) of Hermosillo; Import Player of the Year: Michael Craig (196-G/F-91) of Hermosillo; Defensive Player of the Year: Jeff [read more]
Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA 1st Team 2016
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