32-year old forward Sebastian Koch (201-F-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for league’s best team Blackbirds and receives a Interperformances 2.Bundesliga Player of the Week award for round 20.
He had the game-high 19 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Blackbirds in his team’s victory, helping them to outclass BBU Salzburg (#6, 7-8) with 26-point margin 80-54. It allowed Blackbirds to consolidate first place in the Austrian 2.Bundesliga. Blackbirds have a solid 13-3 record. Koch has many years of experience at Blackbirds, through which he has constantly improved. Koch has impressive league stats. He is in league’s top in points (4th best: 18.8ppg), rebounds (5th best: 8.4rpg) and averages solid 1.5bpg and 54.4% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Lukas Hahn (190-PG-99) of Panthers. He is a guard in his first season at Panthers. In the last game Hahn recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 11 assists. Of course he led Panthers to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked KOS (#5, 10-6) 86-66. This victory allowed Panthers to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team’s 10-5 record is not bad at all. Hahn is a newcomer at Panthers and quickly became one of team’s most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to another Panthers’ star – forward David Akibo (201-F-94). Akibo scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Panthers, helping his team with a 86-66 easy win against slightly lower-ranked KOS (#5, 10-6). Panthers needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 5 lost games. Akibo has a great season in Austria. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 19.2ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 8.6rpg (4th best). He also has FGP: 53.4% and 3PT: 44.7%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Marko Vranjkovic (204-PF-90) of Panthers – 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Roman Skvasik (193-SG-96) of Rocks – 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Lovro Fizuleto (200-C-92) of KOS – 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Francis Torreborre (184-PG-93) of Lions – 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Guillermo Sanchez (200-F-91) of BBU Salzburg – 19 points and 5 rebounds
9. Filip Brajkovic (189-G-01) of Lions – 16 points and 2 rebounds
10. Sebastian Gmeiner (189-G-90) of Lions – 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 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)