28-year old point guard Anthony Hickey (180-PG-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for Voluntari and receives a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 27 points adding five rebounds and nine assists for Voluntari in his team’s victory, helping them to beat Timisoara (#9, 3-4) 77-62. Voluntari maintains the 3rd position in Romanian league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Voluntari will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. In the team’s last game Hickey had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Voluntari’s top player in his first season with the team. Oklahoma State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hickey is in league’s top in points (8th best: 16.4ppg) and averages solid 3.3spg and 41.2% from behind 3-point line.
Second best performed player last round was Milos Pesic (206-F-84, agency: 011 Sports) of Focsani. He is Serbian forward in his first season at Focsani. In the last game Pesic recorded impressive double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Focsani was edged in overtime by the higher-ranked Craiova (#6, 4-2) 92-90. Focsani is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Focsani managed to get this year. Pesic is a newcomer at Focsani and quickly became one of team’s most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to Dainius Chatkevicius (206-C/F-95) of Miercurea Ciuc (#13). Chatkevicius scored 27 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Chatkevicius’ great performance Miercurea Ciuc lost 80-96 to the higher-ranked Dinamo B. (#7, 4-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Miercurea Ciuc can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-8 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Chatkevicius has a very solid season. In 7 games in Romania he scored 15.3ppg. He also has 6.9rpg and FGP: 57.1%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Miles Bowman Jr. (201-F-93) of Miercurea Ciuc – 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) of Craiova – 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Jimmie Taylor (193-G-94) of Focsani – 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Andrei Calenic (209-C-98) of Dinamo B. – 22 points and 10 rebounds
8. Nikola Jevtovic (210-C-89) of Pitesti – 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Isaiah Philmore (203-F-89) of Sibiu – 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Marquis Addison (193-G-91) of Sibiu – 16 points, 3 rebounds and 6 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)