Power forward Filip Petrusev (211-PF, agency: BeoBasket) had an amazing evening in the last round for Mega SoccerBet, receiving a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 11.
The player had a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Buducnost (#5, 7-1) 78-72. Mega SoccerBet is placed at 4th position in ABA League. They would have been even better if they hadn’t lost a few games earlier this season. Mega SoccerBet will need more victories to improve their 8-3 record. In the team’s last game Petrusev had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Mega SoccerBet’s top player in his first season with the team. Former Gonzaga University star has very solid stats this year. Petrusev is league’s best scorer averaging so far 23.1ppg. Petrusev is in league’s top in rebounds (4th best: 8.2rpg) and averages impressive 1.2bpg and 64.1% FGP.
The second best player in last round’s games was 26-year old Filip Bundovic (203-C/F-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) of Cibona. Bundovic had a very good evening with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Cibona lost that game 80-88 to the higher-ranked Igokea (#2, 8-2). Cibona is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Cibona managed to get this year. Bundovic is one of the most experienced players at Cibona and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was Georgian guard Jacob Pullen (183-G-89) of Mornar Bar (#3). Pullen scored 29 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Mornar Bar, leading his team to a 84-74 win against the lower-ranked FMP (#11, 2-7). Mornar Bar is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 8-2 record is not that bad… Pullen has a great season in ABA League. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 15.4ppg (4th best). He also has FGP: 58.8% and 3PT: 40.8%.
Other top performing players last week:
4. Melvin Ejim (201-F-91) of Buducnost – 22 points and 9 rebounds
5. Nemanja Nenadic (197-G-94) of FMP – 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Edin Atic (201-G/F-97) of Igokea – 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Anthony Clemmons (187-PG-94) of Igokea – 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Scottie Reynolds (185-G-87) of Cibona – 21 points and 2 assists
9. Derek Needham (180-G-90) of Mornar Bar – 10 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Nikola Ivanovic (190-G-94) of Buducnost – 12 points, 6 rebounds and 10 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)