#1. This week's number one is an international guard Jayson Granger (186-89, currently plays in Spain). Granger was the major contributor in an Asefa Estudiantes' victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (5-4) 85-74 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game.
He scored 16 points in 20 minutes on the court.
Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (5-4) is placed eighth in the ACB.
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: 12.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.2apg, 2FGP: 47.6%, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 73.8% in the nine 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 the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (2-7) 76-66 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday.
Mazzarino scored 12 points.
Mapooro Cantu (6-2) is placed third in the SerieA.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
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: 9.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg, 3FGP: 53.3%(16-30) 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 13th-ranked Turk Telekom (2-5) crushing them 96-57 in the Turkish TBL on Monday night.
He scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 11 minutes.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul (6-1) is placed second in the TBL.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
It's Batista's first year with the team.
This season Batista's overall stats are: 3.3ppg, 3.7rpg in the three games.
He has both Uruguayan and Spanish nationalities.
Batista is also a member of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#4. Guard Martin Osimani (194-81, college: Duquesne, currently plays in Liga SudAmericana), who plays in Argentina could not help Obras (1-2) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the first-placed Obras was edged in a double overtime (!!!) 90-89 on the road by the lower-ranked Regatas Corrientes (#4) in the group F of Liga Sudamericana.
Osimani scored 12 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists.
Osimani is currently sixth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (first place).
He has very reliable stats this season: 14.0ppg, 4.2rpg and 6.2apg.
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), who plays in the Norwegian BLNO could not help one of league's weakest teams Baerum Basket (5-6) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Baerum Basket was crushed 83-54 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Gimle BBK.
Holm was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 26 minutes.
It's Holm's first season with the team.
Holm is currently first on the list of best passers with 3.9apg.
This year he also averages: 13.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3spg in the 11 games he played so far.
Holm has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and German.
Urunday Universitario reached the leadership for the Uruguayan Super Liga after beating Trouville 91-80. For Urunday Shaquille Johnson (190-F-90, college: Marshall) netted 30 points and added 5 assists and Brian Craig (206-C-79, college: Miles, agency: Pro Sports) scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. For Trouville, Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana, agency: Pro Sports) scored 19 points- Other results: Hebraica 87 - Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M, agency... [read more]
Jayson Granger selected the top Uruguayan playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Uruguayans who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international guard Jayson Granger (189-89). Granger contributed to an easy Anadolu Efes' victory against one of league's weakest teams Balikesir in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Uruguayans who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international guard Jayson Granger (189-89, currently plays in Turkey). Granger contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Balikesir (3-15) crushing them 95-67 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game.
He scored 8 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 22 minutes on the court.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul (16-2) is placed second in the BSL.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Granger averages: 8.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.9apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 45.3%, 3FGP: 41.4% and FT: 69.7% in 15 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 played for the Uruguayan senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international point guard Santiago Vidal (180-89, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). He could not help Regatas Corrientes (19-12) to beat La Union (16-18). Vidal did not impress in that game on Sunday.
He scored only 3 points and added 7 assists.
The fourth-placed Regatas Corrientes (19-12) was edged 78-76 on the road by the lower-ranked La Union (#8) in the Norte group.
Vidal's overall stats this season are: 4.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.1apg, 3FGP: 33.9% and FT: 82.8%.
He played for the Uruguayan national team in 2015.
#3. The Uruguayan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Bruno Fitipaldo (183-91, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Turkey). Fitipaldo was not able to help Galatasaray in their game against Banvit (13-5) in the Turkish BSL. It was not his best game last Monday.
Fitipaldo scored only 3 points in 9 minutes on the court.
Galatasaray lost 64-79 in Balikesir to the lower-ranked (#4) Banvit.
They ended the series of five consecutive victories.
It's Fitipaldo's first season with the team.
This year his overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.8apg, 2FGP: 66.7%, 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 83.3% in six games.
Fitipaldo is also a member of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#4. Forward Maximiliano Sole (198-88, agency: Duran International, currently plays in Spain) led Real Madrid II to a victory over the leader Alcobendas (15-4) 75-60 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Wednesday.
He was MVP of the game. Sole had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 18 rebounds in 32 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group B. Real Madrid II (15-5) is placed third.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Sole has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg in 20 games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Uruguayan and Greek.
Sole used to play for the Uruguayan national team
back in 2015.
#5. An experienced former U21 international forward Martin Volf (198-80, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for BK Loko Plzen (2-2) in their game against CEZ Basketball Nymburk B (1-3) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division).
He scored 8 points in only 10 minutes.
BK Loko Plzen (#2) lost 60-74 in Nymburk to the second-ranked CEZ Basketball B in the Places 7-12 group.
It was BK Loko Plzen's first loss after three consecutive victories.
This year Volf's total stats are: 8.7ppg and 2.7rpg in six games.
He has both Uruguayan and Czech Republic nationalities.
Volf used to play for the Uruguayan U21 national team
seventeen years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Uruguayan passport but never been selected to any of Uruguayan national teams:
#1.Facundo Medina (190-G-94, currently plays in Argentina) could not help Rocamora (11-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Rocamora (#5) was defeated 97-91 on the road by the higher-ranked Huracan (#4) in the Center South group.
Medina was the top scorer with 24 points.
The Regular Season already ended.
Medina has relatively good stats this season: 12.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg.
#2. Experienced Brad Kanis (218-C-83, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Grand Canyon, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the third-ranked CB Pardinyes-Lleida (13-4) 101-85 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night.
He recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in Group C-B. CB Quart-Germans Cruz (13-3) is placed first.
This season Kanis has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg and 5.1rpg.
He is a naturalized American.
Kanis used to play for Atletico Welcome in Uruguayan league.
Andres Dotti gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan LUB (Second Stage) - 3 days ago
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Andres Dotti (185-G-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for Larre Borges and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11 (Second Stage). The 23-year old guard had the game-high 28 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Larre Borges as his team lost the game against Defensor (#7, 4-7) 93-100. Larre Borges moved-up to the 6th position in their group in Uruguayan LUB. Larre Borges is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. [read more]
Andres Dotti (185-G-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for Larre Borges and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11 (Second Stage). The 23-year old guard had the game-high 28 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Larre Borges as his team lost the game against Defensor (#7, 4-7) 93-100. Larre Borges moved-up to the 6th position in their group in Uruguayan LUB. Larre Borges is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 6th lost game this season out of 10 games. In the team's last game Dotti had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Larre Borges' top player in his first season with the team. Andres Dotti averages this season 13.8ppg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old American power forward Anthony Kent (208-F/C-83) of Promocional 2 second-ranked Welcome. Kent impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 22 rebounds. Of course Welcome cruised to a 102-91 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Cordon (#6, 1-10). Welcome's second position in Perman. has not changed. His team's 8-3 record is not bad at all. Kent is a newcomer at Welcome and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.4ppg (#6). He also registered 10.1 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was American Tim Jennings (193-F-83) of Cordon (#6). Jennings got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . Despite Jennings' great performance Cordon lost 91-102 to the higher-ranked Welcome (#2, 8-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Cordon can only dream about fighting for top spots in Perman.. They have extremely bad season and 1-10 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Jennings he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jennings has a very solid season. In 24 games in Uruguay he scored 18.0ppg. He also has 4.7rpg and 4.5apg. Jennings attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Jeremis Smith (203-F-86) of Aguada - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Rodney Alexander (201-F-87) of Olimpia - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Gaston Semiglia (192-F-91) of U Atletica - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Albert Jackson (211-C-88) of Larre Borges - 18 points and 8 rebounds 8. Shaquille Johnson (190-F-90) of U Universitario - 30 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists 9. James Williams (204-C-79) of Welcome - 19 points and 7 rebounds 10. Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84) of Defensor - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 2 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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