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Jayson Granger selected the top Uruguayan playing abroad in last week's games - 4 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.
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