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)
Panteras tab Anthony Kent, ex Welcome - 5 hours ago
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Panteras de Miranda (LPB) inked experienced 34-year old American power forward Anthony Kent (208-102kg-83, college: Ball State). He played recently at Welcome in Uruguayan LUB league. In 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4bpg this season. Kent also played earlier that season for another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in four LUB games he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.8rpg. His team was Runner-Up of Japanese BJ League Western Division Re... [read more]
Panteras de Miranda (LPB) inked experienced 34-year old American power forward Anthony Kent (208-102kg-83, college: Ball State). He played recently at Welcome in Uruguayan LUB league. In 14 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.4ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4bpg this season. Kent also played earlier that season for another team Knicks in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in four LUB games he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.8rpg. His team was Runner-Up of Japanese BJ League Western Division Regular Season 2015. Kent has played also professionally in France, Japan (Kagawa Five Arrows, Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa, Akita Happinets and Aomori Watts) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Maine Red Claws). He attended Ball State until 2006 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Jayson Granger selected the top Uruguayan playing abroad in last week's games - 18 hours ago
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Uruguayan players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is former international guard Jayson Granger (189-89). Granger led Anadolu Efes to a victory over the tenth-ranked Zalgiris in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Uruguayan players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international guard Jayson Granger (189-89, currently plays in Euroleague). Granger led his Turkish team Anadolu Efes to a victory over the tenth-ranked Zalgiris (13-15) 76-68 in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game.
He was MVP of the game. Granger scored 25 points and added 8 assists in 32 minutes on the court.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul (16-12) is placed sixth in the Euroleague.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Granger averages: 9.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.0apg, 2FGP: 46.9%, 3FGP: 33.0% and FT: 75.4% in 28 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 an international center Mathias Calfani (204-92, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). He was the major contributor in a San Lorenzo's victory against the third-ranked Regatas Corrientes (25-16) 99-86 in the Argentinian LigaA last Wednesday.
Calfani recorded 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 blocks.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Sur. San Lorenzo de Almagra (28-12) is placed first.
It's Calfani's first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3bpg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 63.3%(105-166), 3FGP: 34.9% and FT: 65.8%.
Calfani is in the roster of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#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 Euroleague). He contributed to Galatasaray's victory against the league outsider Unics Kazan (7-21) 75-67 in the Euroleague on Wednesday night.
Fitipaldo scored 7 points in only 9 minutes.
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (10-18) is placed 13th in the Euroleague.
There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
This year Fitipaldo's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3FGP: 43.2% and FT: 83.3% in 14 games.
He is also a member of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#4. Point guard Santiago Vidal (180-89, another player represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina) managed to help Regatas Corrientes to win against the fifth-ranked Argentino (22-21) 87-84 in the Argentinian LigaA in Saturday night's game.
Vidal scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Regatas Corrientes (25-16) is placed third in Norte group.
Vidal's total stats this season are: 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.0apg.
He used to play for the Uruguayan national team
back in 2015.
#5. Former international forward Maximiliano Sole (198-88, agency: Duran International, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in a Real Madrid II's victory against the ninth-ranked CB Guadalajara (11-12) 63-48 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night.
He was the best player in that game. Sole recorded 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
Real Madrid II (19-6) is placed third in Group B.
This season Sole has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg.
He is another player who holds two passports: Uruguayan and Greek.
Sole used to play for the Uruguayan national team
two years ago.
#6. An experienced forward Martin Volf (198-80, currently plays in Czech Republic) contributed to a BK Loko Plzen's victory against the fourth-ranked Pardubice (4-5) 85-73 in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division) in Thursday night's game.
Volf scored 5 points.
BK Lokomotiva Plzen (6-3) is placed second in Places 7-12 group.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Second Stage.
Volf has reliable stats this season: 11.5ppg and 2.9rpg.
He is a former U21 international player as he played for the Uruguayan 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) led Rocamora to a victory over the second-ranked Ciclista (19-15) 80-69 in the Argentinian TNA (second division) last Saturday.
Medina was the best player in that game. He scored 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 31 minutes.
Tomas de Rocamora (13-19) is placed fifth in Center South group.
It was his team's first victory after five consecutive loses.
The Regular Season already ended.
This year Medina has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg in 32 games he played so far.
#2.Daniel Martinez contributed to Pinar's victory against the closely-ranked Capitalinos (14-6) 70-62 in the Cuban LSB in Tuesday night's game.
He recorded 8 points and had 5 steals in only 12 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Pinar del Rio (3-1) is placed second in the LSB.
This year Martinez's total stats are: 6.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.5spg in two games.
#3. Experienced Brad Kanis (218-C-83, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Grand Canyon, currently plays in Spain) managed to help CB Quart-Germans Cruz to win against the fourth-ranked Barbera (13-8) 72-61 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Sunday.
He scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
CB Quart-Germans Cruz (16-5) is placed second in Group C-B.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Kanis has reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg and 5.4rpg.
He is a naturalized American.
Kanis used to play for Atletico Welcome in Uruguayan league.
#4.Phillip Holm (175-PG-80, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 2-point CAM E.Soler's victory against the fifth-ranked Yosiquese (6-7) 58-56 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night.
He recorded 5 points and added 4 assists in 30 minutes.
Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (9-4) is placed second in Group D Clasif.
It was CAM E.Soler's third consecutive victory in a row.
Holm's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial.
This year Holm's total stats are: 6.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.3apg in 20 games.
He has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and German.
Hebraica Macabi, the defendincg champions, beat Trouville 89-73, at the opening game for the Uruguayan league quarter final series. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M, agency: Pro Sports) scored 31 points for Hebraica, number 1 during the regular season, and Michael Hicks (196-F-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) added 15 points and Jaime Lloreda (204-C-80, college: LSU) finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds. For Trouville, numer 8 during the regular season, Ernesto Oglivie (20... [read more]
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