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)
Urunday Universitario defeated Larre Borges 70-50 for the Uruguyayan League first round. For Urunday Universitario Leandro Taboada (180-PG-86) 14 points, Shaquille Johnson (190-F-90, college: Marshall) 12 points 6 rebounds, Steven Toyloy (203-C/F-87, college: Cincinnati) 8 points 11 rebounds and Emilio Taboada (191-G-82, agency: Pro Sports) 12 points 5 rebounds. For Larre Borges, Anthony Young (200-SF-89, college: Ky Wesleyan, agency: Interperformances) netted 22 points and added 6 reboun... [read more]
32-year old guard Diego Olivera (197-84kg-84). He played last summer at Montevideo Basket Ball Club in the Ascenso. In 21 games he had 5.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. LUB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Olivera won Uruguay Metropolitan League championship title in 2014. He was a member of Uruguayan U19 National Team back in 2002. Olivera has played previously for seven other teams: Larre Borges, Tabare, Larranaga, U... [read more]
Lagomar Canelones Montevideo (LUB) signed 32-year old guard Diego Olivera (197-84kg-84). He played last summer at Montevideo Basket Ball Club in the Ascenso. In 21 games he had 5.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. LUB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Olivera won Uruguay Metropolitan League championship title in 2014. He was a member of Uruguayan U19 National Team back in 2002. Olivera has played previously for seven other teams: Larre Borges, Tabare, Larranaga, U Universitario, O Mundial, Remeros and U Universitario.
Zvonko Buljan (206-F/C-87, college: TCU) scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Aguada defeated Goes 67-52, for the Uruguayan League 2016-17 opening game. Also for Aguada, Jeremis Smith (203-C/F-86, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro Sports) added 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists, Miguel Barriola (191-F-90) netted 16 points 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) finished with 7 points and 7 assists. For Goes, Malcolm White(205-C/F-88, college: LSU) n... [read more]
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