30-year old power forward Artem Shvets (202-F/C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Infiz Basket and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
He had a double-double of 50 points and 12 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Cherkasy (#4, 9-7) 83-94. Infiz Basket maintains the 9th position in Ukrainian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 15 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Shvets had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be Infiz Basket's top player in his first season with the team. Shvets has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 9.1rpg) and averages solid 55.3% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Viacheslav Petrov (203-PF-94) of top-ranked Khimik. He is a forward in his 2nd season at Khimik. In the last game Petrov recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he led Khimik to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Bipa Basket (#5, 8-8) 90-63. Of course Khimik still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 16-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Petrov is well-known at Khimik and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.
Third place about best performers goes to Artur Drozdov (199-SF-80, agency: Comsport) of Dynamo (#3). Drozdov showcased his all-around game by recording 13 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Dynamo, leading his team to a 72-57 easy win against #4 ranked Cherkasy in a game of the week. Dynamo needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 5 lost games. Drozdov has a great season in Ukraine. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.6rpg (#1 in league).
Other top performing players last week:
4. Stanislav Zavadsky (213-C-87) of Cherkasy - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Klym Artamonov (186-SG-93) of Cherkasy - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Oleksandr Kobets (194-SF-96) of Cherkasy - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Viacheslav Petrov (203-PF-94) of Khimik - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Anton Buts (201-F-88) of Zaporizhya - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Denis Noskov (202-F/G-90) of Cherkasy - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Artur Drozdov (199-SF-80) of Dynamo - 21 points, 2 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)