Johnson's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Dec 13, 2012
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24-year old forward Anthony Johnson (203-F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Bigua and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26. He had a double-double of 31 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Larre Borges (#15, 5-21) 87-85. Bigua is placed at 3rd position in Uruguayan league. 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 19-7 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 (8th best: 21.0ppg), rebounds (7th best: 10.3rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 58.5% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of top-ranked Trouville. He is American forward in his first season at Trouville. In the last game Keenan recorded impressive double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Trouville to another comfortable win 88-72 over the lower-ranked Nacional (#16, 5-21) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Trouville still keep South's top spot. His team has currently 19-6 record. Keenan is a newcomer at Trouville and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.5ppg (#2). He also registered 9.5 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) of Hebraica (#5). Barrera showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of Hebraica, leading his team to a 90-84 win against slightly higher-ranked Un.Atletica (#4, 18-8). Hebraica needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Litoral. Their record at this point is 17 victories and 9 lost games. Barrera has a great season in Uruguay. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.3apg (best passer). Gustavo Barrera has also Uruguayan passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Brian Woodward (191-G-81) of Welcome - 33 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Gerald Inman (208-F-87) of Nacional - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists 6. Travis Garrison (203-F-84) of Cordon - 20 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Walter Baxley (193-G-84) of Defensor - 31 points and 2 assists 8. Krys Faber (208-C) of Welcome - 21 points and 8 rebounds 9. Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85) of Bohemios - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Angel Luis Figueroa (196-G/F-81) of Cordon - 18 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)
Justin Dobbins(203-C/F-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: E.Michigan) scored 25 points, 12/18 two points shots and 11/11 free throws with 7 rebounds and 3 assists, leading Larre Borges to beat Cader 87-77, and his team is now leading the Metro League with a 3-0 record. Also for Larre Andres San San Miguel (198-F-82) added 18 points and Renzo Lazzaroni (186-G-85) other 12 points [read more]
Jayson Granger may agree terms with Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket - May 23, 2013
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Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (ACB) is close to land 24-year old Italian-Uruguayan guard Jayson Granger (186-89) who currently played atAsefa Estudiantes Madrid. In 34 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg this season. The last season Granger played also at Asefa Estudiantes. In 32 games he had 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2009. Granger received also Latinbasket [read more]
Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (ACB) is close to land 24-year old Italian-Uruguayan guard Jayson Granger (186-89) who currently played at Asefa Estudiantes Madrid. In 34 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg this season. The last season Granger played also at Asefa Estudiantes. In 32 games he had 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg. Among other achievements his team made it to the Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals in 2009. Granger received also Latinbasket.com All-South American Championships 2nd Team award in 2012. He represented Italy at the South American Championships in Chaco (Argentina) last year. Granger's team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 5 games: 12.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 83.3%. Granger has played previously professionally in Uruguay (Cordon). He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on he way to pro basketball. Granger's game is described as:
Jayson Granger is a nice size point guard who just knows how to play the game.
He makes great decisions with the basketball and is a nice quality ball handler and defender.
He has excellent passing skills and can score when the opportunity is there.
Uruguay NT announce training camp invitees - May 22, 2013
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The Uruguayan National Team will soon begin their preparations for the 2013 Fiba Americas Championship. Uruguay will take part at the Stankovic Cup in China as part of that preparatory work. The first training camp of the team is scheduled to tip off on June 10. Seventeen players have been invited to attend the training sessions [read more]
The Uruguayan National Team will soon begin their preparations for the 2013 Fiba Americas Championship. Uruguay will take part at the Stankovic Cup in China as part of that preparatory work. The first training camp of the team is scheduled to tip off on June 10. Seventeen players have been invited to attend the training sessions. These are:
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