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We convey you final week’s prime performances from Portuguese gamers who’re taking part in overseas and who all have had prior expertise of nationwide staff duties at youth or senior degree.
#1. This week’s primary is former U20 worldwide middle Neemias Queta (213-99, at present performs school basketball within the States). Queta led Utah St. to a victory towards the Colorado State College (11-6) 62-50 within the NCAA in Friday night time’s sport.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 factors and getting 14 rebounds. Queta additionally added 9 blocks (was good 6-for-6 from the free throw line).
The Utah State College has an excellent 15-4 convention document this season.
His staff will play just one extra sport within the NCAA Common Season. And that sport can be important.
Queta has comparatively good stats this season: 14.9ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.7apg, 3.3bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 56.4%(167-296) and FT: 70.7%.
He performed for the Portuguese U20 nationwide staff two years in the past.
#2. Second place goes to a global middle Sasa Borovnjak (206-89, company: 011 Sports activities, school: Penn St., at present performs in Spain). Borovnjak led Palencia to a shocking victory over the second-ranked Castello (6-3) 76-75 within the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) final Friday.
He was MVP of the sport. Borovnjak recorded 22 factors and grabbed 7 rebounds in 29 minutes.
Destino Palencia (3-6) is positioned ninth in Locations 1-10 group.
It was his staff’s third consecutive victory in a row.
Borovnjak has individually an excellent yr with excessive stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 61.8%(105-170), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 74.0% in 17 video games he performed thus far.
Borovnjak has a twin citizenship: Serbian and Portuguese.
Ex-S.C. Lusitania EXPERT participant is within the roster of the Portuguese senior nationwide staff.
#3. The Portuguese participant who carried out third finest final week overseas was a global level guard Miguel Cardoso (188-93, at present performs in Iceland). Cardoso contributed to Valur‘s victory towards the ninth-ranked Tindastoll (6-9) 90-79 within the Icelandic Dominos League in Thursday night time’s sport.
He recorded 17 factors, 5 rebounds and seven assists in 34 minutes.
Valur Reykjavik (10-4) is positioned second within the Dominos League.
It was his staff’s seventh consecutive victory in a row.
It is Cardoso’s first season with the staff.
Cardoso has very spectacular stats this yr: 17.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 6.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 47.7%, 3FGP: 32.7% and FT: 85.9% in 14 video games.
He’s additionally a member of the Portuguese senior nationwide staff.
#4. Small ahead Joao Gallina (192-94, at present performs in Spain) managed to assist Bodegas Rioja Vega Clavijo to win towards the Eleventh-ranked CAM E.Soler (7-11) 76-68 within the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) final Saturday.
Gallina scored 5 factors.
Bodegas Rioja Vega Clavijo (12-9) is positioned fifth in West group.
It was his staff’s third consecutive victory in a row.
Gallina’s general stats this season are: 3.1ppg and 1.2rpg.
He’s one other participant who holds two passports: Brazilian and Portuguese.
Gallina used to play for the Portuguese U20 nationwide staff
again in 2014.
#5. Former U20 worldwide ahead Miguel Ferrao (205-96, at present performs in South Africa) led Magic to a victory over the second-ranked Windbreakers (1-1) 81-65 within the South African BNL on Saturday night time.
He was the very best participant in that sport. Ferrao had a double-double by scoring 25 factors and getting 17 rebounds. He additionally added 4 blocks and 4 steals in 31 minutes. It was his first sport for Magic this season.
It was the sport of the spherical between two prime 3 ranked groups in group Playoff. His staff is positioned first.
Ferrao is likely one of the most skilled gamers in a staff because it’s his sixth yr in Magic’s roster.
Ferrao has each Portuguese and South African nationalities.
He used to play for the Portuguese U20 nationwide staff
5 years in the past.
The listing of different gamers, who all have Portuguese passport however by no means been chosen to any of Portuguese nationwide groups:
#1. Skilled Joel Almeida (195-F-85, school: Brockport St., at present performs in Georgia) led Kutaisi to a victory over the eighth-ranked Tskhum-Abkhazeti (6-8) 89-83 within the Georgian Superleague in Saturday night time’s sport.
He was MVP of the sport. Almeida recorded 27 factors (!!!), 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in 35 minutes.
Kutaisi 2010is positioned second within the Superleague.
Almeida has individually an excellent yr with excessive stats. He averages: 17.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg in 9 video games he performed thus far.
Almeida has a twin citizenship: Cape Verdean and Portuguese.
#2. Rafael Munford (195-F-98, school: Augusta, at present performs in Brazil) couldn’t assist Pinheiros (15-0) of their final sport on Monday. Regardless of his good efficiency the league chief Pinheiros was crushed 100-63 on the highway by the lower-ranked Flamengo (#3).
Munford was the highest scorer with 10 factors.
There are solely 4 video games left till the top of the Common Season. So now each sport can be important.
This season Munford averages: 9.4ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1apg.
He’s one other participant who holds two passports: Portuguese and Brazilian.
Regardless of Munford’s Portuguese nationality, he beforehand performed for the Brazilian U18 nationwide staff and might be not eligible to play for the Portuguese staff.
#3. Jordan Ratinho (196-G-98, school: USF, at present performs in United Kingdom) was not capable of assist Sheffield Sharks (0-0) of their sport towards Worcester Wolves (2-4) within the British BBL, regardless of his superb efficiency on Friday night time.
Ratinho was the highest scorer with 20 factors in 36 minutes; fairly a powerful efficiency contemplating it is solely his third season in professional basketball. ButHis staff was edged 75-74 in Worcester by the lower-ranked (#4) Wolves.
Ratinho has comparatively good stats this yr: 11.3ppg, 5.1rpg and a pair of.0apg in 16 video games.
He’s a naturalized American.
#4. Robert Fultz (191-PG-82, at present performs in Italy) was not capable of safe a victory for Imola (7-5) of their sport towards Oleggio (7-7) within the Italian Serie B (third division). Regardless of his good efficiency on Sunday night time He recorded a double-double by scoring 11 factors and making 10 passes.
The Common Season already ended.
This season Fultz has comparatively strong stats: 12.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.4apg and 1.5spg.
He has each Portuguese and Italian nationalities.