Former international Swingman Dmytro Gliebov (198-G/F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Dnipro, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, seven rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Bipa Basket (#6, 6-9) with 24-point margin 93-69. It allowed Dnipro to consolidate first place in the Ukrainian Superleague. Dnipro has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 15-1. In the team's last game Gliebov had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Dnipro's top player in his first season with the team. Dmytro Gliebov has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (7th best: 3.9apg) and averages impressive 58.3% FGP and 48.5% from behind 3-point line.
The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old international power forward Viacheslav Petrov (204-F/C-94, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) of Khimik. Petrov had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Khimik to edge slightly lower-ranked Politekhnik (#7, 2-14) 87-81. Khimik's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Petrov is one of the most experienced players at Khimik and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian center Nikola Vujovic (210-C-93) of Politekhnik (#7). Vujovic scored 17 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Vujovic's great performance Politekhnik lost 81-87 to slightly higher-ranked Khimik (#5, 7-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Politekhnik can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-14 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Vujovic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Vujovic has individually a great season in Ukraine. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.6rpg (5th best).