We carry you final week’s high performances from Bulgarians who’re taking part in overseas and who all have had prior expertise of nationwide crew duties at youth or senior stage.
#1. This week’s primary is former worldwide level guard Darius Adams (188-89, faculty: Indianapolis, at present performs in China). He led Eagles to a victory over the league outsider Monkey Kings (8-42) crushing them 145-111 within the Chinese language CBA in Tuesday evening’s recreation.
Adams was MVP of the sport. He had a double-double by scoring 44 factors and making 16 passes. Adams additionally added 5 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court docket.
Qingdao Eagles (28-22) are positioned seventh within the CBA.
It was his crew’s fourth consecutive victory in a row.
There are solely 4 video games left till the top of the Common Season. So now each recreation shall be crucial.
Adams has individually an excellent yr with excessive stats. He averages: 28.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 6.6apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 53.7%, 3FGP: 29.2% and FT: 83.3% in 37 video games he performed to this point.
Adams is a naturalized American.
He performed for the Bulgarian senior nationwide crew 5 years in the past.
Surprisingly Adams has by no means performed in Bulgaria.
#2. Second place goes to a world ahead Aleksandar Vezenkov (206-95, at present performs in Euroleague). He couldn’t assist Olympiacos (15-18) of their final recreation on Friday. Regardless of Vezenkov’s excellent efficiency Olympiacos was defeated 72-63 on the highway by the higher-ranked Actual Madrid (#7).
He was the highest scorer with 22 factors.
Vezenkov’s crew will play just one extra recreation within the Euroleague Common Season. And now that recreation could be very essential.
Vezenkov has comparatively good stats this season: 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 48.2%, 3FGP: 43.2% and FT: 89.2%.
He has a twin citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian.
Regardless of Vezenkov performed beforehand for the Cypriot U16 nationwide crew, he’s at present a member of the Bulgarian senior nationwide crew.
#3. The Bulgarian participant who carried out third finest final week overseas was a world level guard Dee Bost (188-89, faculty: MSU, at present performs in EuroCup). Bost contributed to a 3-point Monaco‘s victory towards the closely-ranked Buducnost (3-3) 90-87 within the Eurocup on Wednesday evening.
He scored 11 factors and grabbed 4 rebounds in 32 minutes.
It was the sport of the spherical between two high 2 ranked groups in group E. AS Monaco Basket (5-1) is positioned first.
It was his crew’s third consecutive victory in a row.
This yr Bost has comparatively strong stats: 13.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg, 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 78.7% in 18 video games.
He’s a naturalized American.
Bost can be a member of the Bulgarian senior nationwide crew. Apparently he has by no means performed in Bulgaria.
#4. An skilled level guard Earl Rowland (189-83, faculty: St.Mary’s, CA, at present performs in Iran) was not capable of assist Chemidor (13-2) of their final recreation on Monday. Regardless of Rowland’s good efficiency the second-placed Chemidor (13-2) was crushed 91-65 on the opponent’s court docket by the main Gorgan within the Group B.
He recorded 11 factors, 5 rebounds and three assists.
This season Rowland has very excessive stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6spg.
Rowland is a naturalized American.
He used to play for the Bulgarian nationwide crew
again in 2011. Fascinating that Rowland has by no means performed in Bulgaria.
#5. Former worldwide guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, company: 011 Sports activities, at present performs in Lithuania) was not capable of safe a victory for P.Zvaigzdes (10-16) of their recreation towards Rytas (21-5) within the Lithuanian LKL.
He scored 8 factors in 24 minutes.
P.Zvaigzdes misplaced 75-84 at residence to the main Rytas.
It is Mirkovic’s first season with the crew.
Mirkovic has dependable stats this yr: 12.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.1apg in 26 video games.
He’s one other participant who holds two passports: Serbian and Bulgarian.
Mirkovic used to play for the Bulgarian nationwide crew
eight years in the past.
#6. Energy ahead Tsvetomir Chernokojev (205-0, company: BIG, at present performs in Slovakia) was the foremost contributor in Levice‘s victory towards the league outsider Handlova (10-24) 95-94 within the Slovakian SBL on Saturday evening.
He scored 15 factors and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Patrioti Leviceis positioned within the SBL.
Chernokojev’s general stats this season are: 6.3ppg and three.8rpg.
He’s a world participant who’s at present on the senior Bulgarian Nationwide Workforce roster.
#7. Former U20 worldwide taking pictures guard Milen Zahariev (190-92, at present performs in Germany) could not assist Schwelm (1-1) of their final recreation. Regardless of Zahariev’s excellent efficiency Schwelm (#4) was edged 71-70 on the opponent’s court docket by the higher-ranked (#3) Koblenz within the Group 4.
He was the second finest scorer with 18 factors. Zahariev additionally added 8 rebounds in 34 minutes.
They ended the sequence of 4 consecutive victories.
The Second Stage already ended.
Zahariev’s stats this yr are: 12.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg in 23 video games.
He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 nationwide crew
ten years in the past.
#8. Ahead Alex Ouandie (197-96, faculty: ACU, at present performs in United Kingdom) could not assist Manchester Giants (3-1) of their final recreation on Sunday. Regardless of Ouandie’s excellent efficiency the league chief Manchester Giants was edged 90-87 in Leicester by the second-ranked Riders.
He recorded 15 factors.
There are solely 4 video games left till the top of the Common Season. So now each recreation shall be essential.
Ouandie’s general stats this season are: 9.0ppg and three.7rpg.
He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 nationwide crew
again in 2016.
#9. Worldwide ahead Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev (203-90, additionally represented by 011 Sports activities, at present performs in Czech Republic) contributed to Brno‘s victory towards the third-ranked Kolin (18-9) 84-77 within the Czech Republic NBL on Saturday evening.
Yanev Georgiev recorded 8 factors and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes.
It was the sport of the spherical between two high 3 ranked groups in group Locations 1-6. Mmcite1 Basket Brno (1-0) is positioned third.
There are solely three video games left till the top of the Second Stage. So now each recreation shall be extraordinarily essential.
This yr Yanev Georgiev’s general stats are: 10.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.5apg in 23 video games.
He’s additionally within the roster of the Bulgarian nationwide crew.