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)
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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