Naturalized Spanish guard Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Hebraica, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, four rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Bohemios (#8, 14-13) 98-88. Hebraica is placed at 4th position in Spanish LUB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hebraica will need more victories to improve their 18-9 record. In the team's last game Barrera had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Hebraica and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Gustavo Barrera has solid league stats. He is league's best passer with 7.4apg. Barrera is in league's top in and averages impressive 55.6% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Brian Woodward (191-G-81) of Welcome. Woodward had a very good evening with 35 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Welcome lost that game 73-80 to slightly higher-ranked Cordon (#12, 10-16). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Welcome keeps 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-17 record. Woodward is a newcomer at Welcome, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Christopher Hayes (206-F-87) of Aguada (#6). Hayes showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Hayes' great performance Aguada lost 85-89 to the lower-ranked Defensor (#9, 13-13). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Aguada needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 16 victories and 11 lost games. Hayes has a very solid season. In 26 games in Uruguay he scored 16.3ppg. He also has 9.0rpg and FGP: 52.9%. Hayes attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Travis Garrison (203-F-84) of Cordon - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 5. Anthony Danridge (196-G/F-86) of Montevideo - 29 points and 3 rebounds 6. Kyle Hunt (207-F) of Olimpia - 26 points and 9 rebounds 7. Gregory Dilligard (203-F-85) of Aguada - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists 8. Paul Crosby (203-C) of Montevideo - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Gary Hamilton (208-C/F-84) of Defensor - 11 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists 10. Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Olimpia - 28 points, 9 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)
Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro Sports) scored 17 points and added 5 assists while Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85, college: Mississippi) finished with a double-double (11 points and 11 rebounds) when Aguada defeated, Hebraica Macabi, the defending champions, 98-87. Aguada is now one of the seven teams leading the Uruguayan League with a 4-2 record. Also for Aguada, Diego Garcia (183-G-92) scored 22 points and added 10 asssists. For Hebraica, Michael Hicks (196-F-76, c... [read more]
Bigua defeated Urunday 90-81 and Larre Borges defeated Malvin 78-67 and the four teams are now leading the Uruguayan league with a 4-2 record. Ricardo Glenn (202-C-90, college: USC Upstate, agency: HMS) was the main scorer for Bigua with 23 points and he added 16 rebounds, while Richard Chaney (196-G-84, college: Troy) added 11 points. For Urunday, Andrew Feeley (206-C-83, college: UMBC) scored 17 points with 8 rebounds, and Mariano Byro (194-G/F-82) added 17 points. For Larre Borges, Ant... [read more]
Johnson comes back to Sonic Boom KT, ex Defensor - 3 days ago
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Sonic Boom KT (KBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American forward Jasper Johnson (203-116kg-83, college: Delta State, agency: HMS). It is actually his comeback to Busan as he has played here before. Johnson played most recently at Defensor in Uruguayan LUB league. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Johnson also played that season for Soni... [read more]
Sonic Boom KT (KBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old American forward Jasper Johnson (203-116kg-83, college: Delta State, agency: HMS). It is actually his comeback to Busan as he has played here before. Johnson played most recently at Defensor in Uruguayan LUB league. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Johnson also played that season for Sonic Boom where in 8 KBL games he averaged remarkable 21.9ppg, 7.4rpg, 4.8apg and 1.5spg. The other team Johnson played that season for was Goyang Orions. In 18 KBL games he had 13.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg. Johnson also spent pre-season at Iwate Big Bulls (BJ League) in Japan that year. In 2008 (two years after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in first round (13th overall). He attended Delta State (NCAA Div.II) until 2006 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Johnson received Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Honorable Mention award in 2014. He is a very experienced player. Thanks to Johnson's pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in five different countries. Johnson has played previously professionally in Argentina (Libertad Sunchales and La Union), Brazil (Minas), Israel (Bnei Hasharon), Korea (Samsung Thunders and SK Knights) and D-League (N.Mexico T.).
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