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Stephane Gombauld

Stephane Gombauld

23-year old power forward Stephane Gombauld (205-PF-97, agency: Slash Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Mladost ZE and receives a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while his team outclassed Metalac (#13, 3-6) with 32-point margin 106-74. Mladost ZE maintains the 3rd position in Serbian league. They are still close to the very top. Mladost ZE would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 7-1 record. Gombauld turned to be Mladost ZE’s top player in his first season with the team. Gombauld has impressive league stats. He is in league’s top in points (8th best: 19.3ppg), rebounds (4th best: 8.1rpg) and averages solid 69.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Trey Drechsel (198-F/G-96). He is American swingman in his first season at Mladost ZE. In the last game Drechsel recorded impressive 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course together with Gombauld he helped Mladost ZE with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Metalac (#13, 3-6) 106-74. Mladost ZE’s 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 7 matches. Drechsel is a newcomer at Mladost ZE and quickly became one of team’s most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.1ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 6.4rpg and 3.8apg.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Stefan Simic (196-F/G-96) of Sloboda U. (#6). Simic scored 27 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Sloboda U., leading his team to a 97-81 easy win against the lower-ranked OKK Beograd (#12, 4-8). Sloboda U. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 5 lost games. Simic has a great season in Serbia. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 12.4ppg (5th best) and assists with 2.6apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mert Akay (198-G) of Dynamic VP – 20 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists
5. Rasko Katic (208-C-80) of Radnicki KG – 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Dimitrije Nikolic (211-C-97) of Sloboda U. – 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Mladen Vujic (205-C-99) of OKK Beograd – 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Aleksa Stepanovic (206-F-98) of Sloboda U. – 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Petar Rakicevic (200-G-95) of Vojvodina NS – 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Mladen Pantic (209-C-82) of Pirot – 22 points and 6 rebounds

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)


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