American forward Anthony Johnson (203-F-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Bigua, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage). The 24-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Aguada (#7, 0-2), Second Stage botton-ranked team 106-94. Bigua maintains the 5th position in Uruguayan LUB. Bigua is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 1st lost game this season out of 2 games. Johnson turned to be Bigua's top player in his first season with the team. Former Fairfield University star has very solid stats this year. Johnson is in league's top in points (9th best: 21.2ppg), rebounds (9th best: 10.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.4bpg and 59.5% FGP.
The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old Claudio Charquero (207-C-77) of Lagomar. Charquero had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 17 rebounds. It was enough for Lagomar to edge Maldonado (0-2) 87-85. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Charquero is a newcomer at Lagomar, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was Italian guard Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) of Aguada (#7). Garcia Morales got into 30-points club by scoring 41 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds and seven assists. Despite Garcia Morales' great performance Aguada lost 94-106 to Bigua (#5, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Aguada can only dream about fighting for top spots in Serie 1. They have awful Second Stage losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Garcia Morales he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Garcia Morales has a very solid season. In 24 games in Uruguay he scored 27.3ppg. He also has 7.0rpg, 5.5apg, FGP: 56.4% and 3PT: 44.5%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Gregory Dilligard (203-F-85) of Aguada - 24 points and 12 rebounds 5. Michel Nascimento (208-C-78) of Olimpia - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Nakiea Miller (204-C-79) of Maldonado - 23 points and 13 rebounds 7. Ryan Blankson (201-C-80) of Un.Atletica - 19 points and 19 rebounds 8. Hatila Passos (211-C-85) of Hebraica - 21 points and 11 rebounds 9. Santiago Vidal (180-G-89) of Bigua - 10 points, 6 rebounds and 18 assists 10. Francisco Cabrera (180-G-80) of Allavena - 32 points, 3 rebounds and 5 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)
Bruno Fitipaldo selected the top Uruguayan playing abroad in last week's games - 8 hours 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 an international point guard Bruno Fitipaldo (183-91, agency: Pro Sports). He could not help Galatasaray (5-13) in their last game. Despite Fitipaldo's very good performance the 16th-placed Galatasaray (5-13) lost 87-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#15) Armani Milano in the group A of Euroleague.
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 an international point guard Bruno Fitipaldo (183-91, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Galatasaray (5-13) in their last game. Despite Fitipaldo's very good performance the 16th-placed Galatasaray (5-13) lost 87-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#15) Armani Milano in the group A of Euroleague.
He was the top scorer with 17 points. Fitipaldo also added 4 passes in 22 minutes on the court.
It's Fitipaldo's first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 36.4%, 3FGP: 58.8%(10-17) and FT: 75.0% in four games he played so far.
Fitipaldo is currently a member of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Mathias Calfani (204-92, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). He led San Lorenzo to a victory against the ninth-ranked Atenas (10-17) 92-78 in the Argentinian LigaA last Monday.
Calfani scored 15 points, had 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks.
San Lorenzo de Almagra (20-7) is placed first in Sur group.
This season Calfani has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1bpg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 63.1%(89-141), 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 62.5%.
He is in the roster of the Uruguayan senior national team.
#3. The Uruguayan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Jayson Granger (189-89, currently plays in Euroleague). He was not able to help Anadolu Efes in their game against FC Barcelona (8-10) in the Euroleague.
Granger scored 6 points, had 6 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 23 minutes.
Anadolu Efes (#10) lost 78-89 in Barcelona to the higher-ranked (#9) FC Barcelona in the group A of Euroleague.
This year Granger averages: 8.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.8apg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 29.8% and FT: 83.3% in 18 games.
He has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and Italian.
Worth to mention Granger played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Granger played for the Uruguayan national team two years ago.
#4. An experienced power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International, currently plays in China) led North Control to a victory over the closely-ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (9-21) 103-92 in the Chinese CBA in Friday night's game.
He was MVP of the game. Batista recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 7 assists and 2 blocks.
North Control Beijing (7-22) is placed 17th in the CBA.
Batista has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.9ppg, 13.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.6spg.
Batista is another player who holds two passports: Uruguayan and Spanish.
He is also Uruguayan national team player.
#5. Former international point guard Santiago Vidal (180-89, another player represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to secure a victory for Regatas Corrientes (16-11) in their game against Ferrocarril (17-9) in the Argentinian LigaA.
Vidal scored 6 points in 17 minutes.
Regatas Corrientes (#3) lost 73-83 in Buenos Aires to the second-ranked Ferrocarril in the Norte group.
This year Vidal's overall stats are: 4.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.9apg in 25 games.
He used to play for the Uruguayan national team
two years ago.
#6. Forward Maximiliano Sole (198-88, another player represented by Duran International, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Real Madrid II's victory against the 14th-ranked Torrelodones (3-11) 87-68 in a derby game in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game.
He recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in 25 minutes.
Real Madrid II (11-5) is placed third in Group B.
Sole has reliable stats this year: 11.2ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.9spg in 16 games.
He is a former international player as he played for the Uruguayan senior team two years ago.
#7. Former U21 international forward Martin Volf (198-80, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help BK Loko Plzen (6-8) in their game against Slavoj BK Litomerice (11-4) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division).
He scored 6 points.
BK Loko Plzen (#6) was defeated 73-66 in Litomerice by the second-ranked Slavoj BK in the Group A.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Volf's stats this season are: 11.0ppg.
He used to play for the Uruguayan U21 national team
seventeen years ago.
#8. Small forward Rodrigo Deus (195-97, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Palma II (7-5) in their game against CB Pardinyes-Lleida (10-2) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division).
Deus scored only 4 points in 15 minutes.
Palma II (#6) was crushed 98-64 in Lleida by the second-ranked CB Pardinyes- in the Group C-B.
It was Palma II's third consecutive loss in a row.
This year Deus' total stats are: 2.8ppg and 1.8rpg in 12 games.
He used to play for the Uruguayan U18 national team
back in 2014.
The list of other players, who all have Uruguayan passport but never been selected to any of Uruguayan national teams:
#1. Experienced Brad Kanis (218-C-83, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Grand Canyon, currently plays in Spain) led Quart to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Valls Nutrion (5-8) 93-75 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night.
Kanis recorded 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks.
CB Quart-Germans Cruz (11-2) is placed first in Group C-B.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Kanis' total stats this season are: 9.3ppg and 4.2rpg.
He is a naturalized American.
Kanis used to play for Atletico Welcome in Uruguayan league.
#2.Phillip Holm (175-PG-80, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a CAM E.Soler's victory against the eighth-ranked Novaschool (4-8) 80-70 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday.
Holm recorded 10 points.
Ciudad Autonoma de Melilla Enrique Soler (9-4) is placed first in Group D-A.
His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Holm's total stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Uruguayan and German.
#3.Facundo Medina (190-G-94, currently plays in Argentina) managed to help Tomas de Rocamora in a 1-point victoryagainst the leader Estudiantes Olavarria (14-7) 73-72 in the Argentinian TNA (second division) on Saturday night.
Medina scored only 2 points in 13 minutes.
Tomas de Rocamora (9-9) is placed fifth in Center South group.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Medina's stats this year are: 11.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg in 18 games he played so far.
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