Ukrainian Yaroslav Lemyk (205-C-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for Phoenix Galati and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 30-year old center had the game-high 21 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Phoenix Galati in his team's victory, helping them to beat Dinamo B. (#6, 3-2) 90-76. Phoenix Galati is placed at 9th position in Romanian Liga Nationala. Phoenix Galati is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. Lemyk turned to be Phoenix Galati's top player in his first season with the team. Lemyk has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.0ppg) and averages solid 60.4% FGP.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young Lithuanian power forward Tauras Jogela (202-PF-93, agency: Players Group) of Pitesti. Jogela impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Pitesti was edged by the lower-ranked CSU Sibiu (#8, 2-3) 80-76. This loss caused Pitesti to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Jogela is a newcomer at Pitesti and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.3ppg (#3). He also registered 6.3 boards per game.
The third best performed player last round was Latvian Mareks Jurevicus (197-G/F-85) of Targu Mures (#7). Jurevicus showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, six rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Targu Mures, leading his team to a 78-66 win against BC Timisoara (#12, 0-5). Targu Mures needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Jurevicus has a very solid season. In 5 games in Romania he scored 11.2ppg.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Noah Dahlman (201-F-89) of Dinamo B. - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Nicholas Covington (188-G-85) of Craiova - 23 points and 2 assists
6. Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of Targu Mures - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Bogdan Popescu (202-F-78) of Craiova - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Nenad Sulovic (202-C-85) of Dinamo B. - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Goran Martinic (187-PG-87) of Targu Mures - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Djordje Tresac (193-SF-87) of Phoenix Galati - 18 points
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)