American Anthony Johnson (203-F-88) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Bigua and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. The 24-year old forward had the game-high 28 points adding nine rebounds for Bigua in his team's victory, helping them to crush Tabare (#12, 7-12) with 24-point margin 102-78. Bigua maintains the 2nd position in Uruguayan LUB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bigua will need more victories to improve their 15-4 record. Johnson turned to be Bigua's top player in his first season with the team. Fairfield University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Johnson is in league's top in points (9th best: 18.8ppg), rebounds (7th best: 9.7rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 55.7% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American guard Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Olimpia. Elliott impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Olimpia to edge the higher-ranked Un.Atletica (#3, 14-5) by 2 points 80-78. Olimpia's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Elliott is a newcomer at Olimpia 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 Stanley Jones (208-C-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management) of Sayago (#9). Jones scored 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Sayago, leading his team to a 90-81 win against the lower-ranked Larre Borges (#16, 4-15). The chances of Sayago ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Jones could help Sayago to bring them higher in the standings. Jones has a very solid season. In 16 games in Uruguay he scored 15.3ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Brian Woodward (191-G-81) of Welcome - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Anthony Danridge (196-G/F-86) of Montevideo - 29 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of Trouville - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) of Aguada - 37 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Chris Jeffries (199-F-80) of Bigua - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) of Hebraica - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists 10. Emiliano Baston (200-F-88) of Montevideo - 22 points, 8 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)
Trouvilkle beat Defensor Sporting 91-80 for their Uruguayan League opening game. For Trouville, Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana, agency: Pro Sports) scored 19 points and added 7 rebounds, Johwen Villegas (193-G-85, college: FIU) 12 points and 3 asssists, Kevin Young (206-C-84, college: Missouri, agency: Pro Sports) finished with 18 points and 5 rebounds. For Defensor Sporting, Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Pro Sports) 21 points, Kristoffer Lang (211-F/C-79, college: N.Car... [read more]
Urunday Universitario defeated Larre Borges 70-50 for the Uruguyayan League first round. For Urunday Universitario Leandro Taboada (180-PG-86) 14 points, Shaquille Johnson (190-F-90, college: Marshall) 12 points 6 rebounds, Steven Toyloy (203-C/F-87, college: Cincinnati) 8 points 11 rebounds and Emilio Taboada (191-G-82, agency: Pro Sports) 12 points 5 rebounds. For Larre Borges, Anthony Young (200-SF-89, college: Ky Wesleyan, agency: Interperformances) netted 22 points and added 6 reboun... [read more]
32-year old guard Diego Olivera (197-84kg-84). He played last summer at Montevideo Basket Ball Club in the Ascenso. In 21 games he had 5.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. LUB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Olivera won Uruguay Metropolitan League championship title in 2014. He was a member of Uruguayan U19 National Team back in 2002. Olivera has played previously for seven other teams: Larre Borges, Tabare, Larranaga, U... [read more]
Lagomar Canelones Montevideo (LUB) signed 32-year old guard Diego Olivera (197-84kg-84). He played last summer at Montevideo Basket Ball Club in the Ascenso. In 21 games he had 5.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. LUB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Olivera won Uruguay Metropolitan League championship title in 2014. He was a member of Uruguayan U19 National Team back in 2002. Olivera has played previously for seven other teams: Larre Borges, Tabare, Larranaga, U Universitario, O Mundial, Remeros and U Universitario.
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