21-year old swingman Dragos Diculescu (196-G/F-99, agency: BIG) had an amazing evening in the last round for SCMU Craiova and receives a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 31.
He had the game-high 29 points adding six rebounds and three assists for Craiova in his team’s victory, helping them to outclass Targu Jiu (#12, 6-20) with 43-point margin 108-65. Craiova maintains the 6th position in Romanian league. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Craiova will need more victories to improve their 17-7 record. In the team’s last game Diculescu had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. It’s his second year at Craiova and it’s hard to imagine this team without him. Dragos Diculescu averages this season 14.8ppg.
Second best performed player last round was Dino Cinac (201-PF-88, agency: PEPI SPORT). He is Croatian forward in his first season at Craiova. In the last game Cinac recorded impressive 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course together with Diculescu he helped Craiova with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Targu Jiu (#12, 6-20) 108-65. Craiova’s 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 17-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Cinac is a newcomer at Craiova and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Mario Lazar (203-F/C-94) of Constanta (#14). Lazar scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Lazar’s great performance Constanta lost 75-89 to the higher-ranked Pitesti (#5, 17-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Constanta can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-24 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Lazar has individually a great season in Romania. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in rebounds with 7.6rpg (5th best).
Other top performing players last week:
4. Marquis Addison (193-G-91) of Sibiu – 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ousmane Barro (207-C/F-84) of Voluntari – 14 points and 13 rebounds
6. Armin Cane (188-PG-93) of Dinamo B. – 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Aaron Broussard (196-G-90) of Oradea – 14 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Xavier Rathan-Mayes (193-G-94) of Sibiu – 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Will Brown (213-C-97) of Constanta – 14 points and 7 rebounds
10. Drew Brandon (193-G-92) of Galati – 9 points, 12 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)