#1. This week's number one is an international guard Jayson Granger (186-89, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Granger could not help Asefa Estudiantes (4-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance Asefa Estudiantes lost 68-83 on the road to the higher-ranked (#7) CAI Zaragoza.
Granger was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 5 assists in 30 minutes on the court.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
It's Granger's seventh year with the team.
Granger has relatively good stats this season: 13.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 47.3%, 3FGP: 35.0% and FT: 73.3% in the seven games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and Italian.
Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Granger is currently a member of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an experienced former international point guard Nicolas Mazzarino (181-75, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy). He led Cantu to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Air Avellino (2-5) 79-67 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday.
Mazzarino scored 12 points and added 4 passes.
Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
Mazzarino is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his eighth year in Cantu's roster.
This season he averages: 8.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 46.2%(12-26) and FT: 87.5%.
Mazzarino is another player who holds two passports: Uruguayan and Italian.
He played for the Uruguayan national team in 2008.
#3. The Uruguayan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International, currently plays in Turkey). Batista managed to help Anadolu Efes Istanbul in a victory against the 14th-ranked Antalya (1-4) 74-65 in the Turkish TBL on Sunday night.
He recorded 5 points in 8 minutes. It was his first game for Anadolu Efes this season.
His team is placed fifth in the TBL.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
It's Batista's first year with the team.
Batista has both Uruguayan and Spanish nationalities.
He is also a member of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#4. Guard Martin Osimani (194-81, college: Duquesne, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help Obras (4-10) in their game against GECR Indalo (8-7) in the Argentinian LigaA. Despite his good performance in Sunday night's game Osimani scored 12 points.
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
Osimani is currently sixth on the league's list of best passers.
He has very reliable stats this season: 12.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg.
Osimani is also Uruguayan national team player.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Uruguayan passport:
#1.Phillip Holm (175-G-80, currently plays in Norway) led Baerum Basket to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Ammerud Bskt (2-8) 84-70 in the Norwegian BLNO last Sunday.
He recorded 14 points and added 5 passes in 27 minutes.
Baerum Basket (4-5) is placed fifth in the BLNO.
It's Holm's first season with the team.
Holm is the league's best passer with 4.1apg.
This year he also averages: 13.0ppg and 2.4rpg in the nine games he played so far.
Holm has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and German.
Al Ahli (Premier League) added to their roster 28-year old American power forward Malcolm White (205-102kg-88, college: LSU). He already started the season at Goes in Uruguayan LUB league. In 6 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg this season. The last season White played at Qatar Sports Club in Qatari D1 where in 18 games he averaged impressive 18.2ppg, 14.7rpg (#2 in the league), 1.3apg and 1.9bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.co... [read more]
Al Ahli (Premier League) added to their roster 28-year old American power forward Malcolm White (205-102kg-88, college: LSU). He already started the season at Goes in Uruguayan LUB league. In 6 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0bpg this season. The last season White played at Qatar Sports Club in Qatari D1 where in 18 games he averaged impressive 18.2ppg, 14.7rpg (#2 in the league), 1.3apg and 1.9bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Qatar D1 Honorable Mention. White will replace Renaldo Balkman who got released last month. He is quite experienced player. White's career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in four different countries. White tasted the life as pro basketball player in Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Canada (Halifax Rainmen), Japan (Toyama Grouses) and Qatar (Al Shamal). White attended Louisiana State University until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
Andrew Feeley gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan LUB - 6 days ago
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Experienced American Andrew Feeley (206-C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for U Universitario and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12. The 33-year old center had a double-double of 23 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team crushed Sayago (#10, 5-6) with 20-point margin 93-73. U Universitario is placed at 7th position in Uruguayan LUB. U Universitario is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit l... [read more]
Experienced American Andrew Feeley (206-C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for U Universitario and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12. The 33-year old center had a double-double of 23 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team crushed Sayago (#10, 5-6) with 20-point margin 93-73. U Universitario is placed at 7th position in Uruguayan LUB. U Universitario is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-5 record. In the team's last game Feeley had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be U Universitario's top player in his first season with the team. University of Maryland -Baltimore County graduate has very impressive stats this year. Feeley is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 11.0rpg) and averages solid 1.9bpg and 53.5% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American center Ricardo Glenn (202-C-90, agency: HMS) of Bigua. Glenn impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 17 rebounds. It was enough for Bigua to edge slightly higher-ranked Larre Borges (#3, 8-4) by 5 points 83-78. This victory allowed Bigua to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Glenn is a newcomer at Bigua 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 Calvin Warner (201-F-80) of Goes (#8). Warner got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . Despite Warner's great performance Goes lost 71-85 to the higher-ranked Aguada (#1, 9-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Goes needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 6 lost games. Warner has a great season in Uruguay. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.4rpg (6th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Rodney Alexander (201-F-87) of Olimpia - 23 points and 15 rebounds 5. Anthony Danridge (196-F-86) of Sayago - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 6. Gary Johnson (198-F-88) of Trouville - 33 points and 8 rebounds 7. Hatila Passos (211-C-85) of Malvin - 12 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Ivan Johnson (203-F/C-84) of Welcome - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Trevante Drye (200-F-93) of Sayago - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Michael Hicks (196-F-76) of Hebraica - 30 points, 6 rebounds and 4 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)
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