#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.
Andrew Feeley gets MVP of the Week award for Uruguayan LUB - 2 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)
Union Atletica defeated Hebraica Macabi, the last Uruguayan champions, 101-100 after an over time (90-90). For the winner Gaston Semiglia netted 18 points and Kevin Nelson added 18, while for Hebraica, Michael Hicks finished with 30 points. Other results: Trouville 76 - Gary Johnson 33 ponts 8 rebounds, Johwen Villegas 10 points 6 rebounds 5 assists Olimpia 68 - Rodney Alexander 23 points 15 rebounds - - - Welcome 85 Ivan Johnson 25 points 10 rebounds, Santiago Moglia 25 points. Cordon 76... [read more]
Union Atletica defeated Hebraica Macabi, the last Uruguayan champions, 101-100 after an over time (90-90). For the winner Gaston Semiglia netted 18 points and Kevin Nelson added 18, while for Hebraica, Michael Hicks finished with 30 points. Other results: Trouville 76 - Gary Johnson 33 ponts 8 rebounds, Johwen Villegas 10 points 6 rebounds 5 assists Olimpia 68 - Rodney Alexander 23 points 15 rebounds - - - Welcome 85 Ivan Johnson 25 points 10 rebounds, Santiago Moglia 25 points. Cordon 76 - Jose Guerrero 23 points and 10 rebounds and Jereme Richmond 18 poiints 10 rebounds - - -
Aguada and Malvin already classified for the Uruguayan League second stage and both are leading the tournament after 12 games. Aguada defeated Goes 85-71 with 26 points by Demian Alvarez (192-F-84), Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85, college: Mississippi) added 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro Sports) finished with 4 points 8 rebounds and 6 assists. For Goes, Calvin Warner (201-F-80, college: Jacksonville) netted 30 points, with 4/4 for th... [read more]
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