American Malique Trent (189-G-94) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Zaporizhye and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 30 points adding four rebounds and five assists for Zaporizhye in his team's victory, helping them to beat Khimik (#5, 3-3) 95-87. It allowed Zaporizhye to consolidate first place in the Ukrainian Superleague. Zaporizhye have a solid 6-1 record. In the team's last game Trent had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Zaporizhye's top player in his first season with the team. Hampton University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Trent is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.9ppg. Trent is in league's top in and averages solid 3.9spg,56.8% FGP and 44.0% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old former international forward Stanislav Tymofeyenko (204-F-89, agency: Octagon Europe) of Dnipro. Tymofeyenko impressed basketball fans with 36 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Dnipro lost that game 86-93 to slightly higher-ranked Kyiv Basket (4-3). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Dnipro still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 4-3 record is not bad at all. Tymofeyenko is one of the most experienced players at Dnipro and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.2ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 6.7rpg and 4.0apg.
The third best performed player last round was Olexandr Belikov (201-G/F-92) of second-ranked Odessa. Belikov scored 22 points. Despite Belikov's great performance Odessa lost 94-97 to #1 ranked Zaporizhye. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Odessa needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Belikov has a great season in Ukraine. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.3ppg (2nd best). He also has 2.2spg and FGP: 81.4%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Maurice Creek (196-G-90) of Kyiv Basket - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Greg Mangano (208-PF-89) of Kyiv Basket - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Christian Jones (201-F-93) of Khimik - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sergiy Pavlov (205-PF-97) of Khimik - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Sergei Popov (196-G-88) of Mykolaiv - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Mike Holton Jr. (185-G-90) of Zaporizhye - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Pavlo Krutous (196-G/F-92) of Kyiv Basket - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
The Player of the week is selected 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)