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Wendell Mitchell

Wendell Mitchell

American Wendell Mitchell (190-G-97) had a great game in the last round for Prishtina and that’s him to receive a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 35 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Prishtina in his team’s victory, helping them to crush, the league’s bottom-ranked team Ibar (#8, 0-3) with 25-point margin 110-85. Thanks to this victory Prishtina moved-up to the 9th position in Balkan League. Prishtina is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. In the team’s last game Mitchell had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Prishtina’s top player in his first season with the team. Texas A&M University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mitchell is in league’s top in points (8th best: 14.7ppg) and averages solid 2.3spg and 70.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was 26-year old American forward Dustin Thomas (203-F-95) of I.Nahariya. Thomas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he led I.Nahariya to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked TFT (#10, 1-2) 102-63. Despite this victory I.Nahariya slide down in the standings to 7th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 1-1 record is not bad and everything may still change. Thomas is a newcomer at I.Nahariya and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team’s leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.5ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 12.0rpg and 5.0apg.

The third best performed player last round was another Prishtina’s star – American Dachon Burke (193-G-97). Burke scored 26 points and passed five assists. He was another key player of Prishtina, helping his team with a 110-85 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Ibar (#8, 0-3). Prishtina needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Burke has a great season in Balkan League. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 20.8ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dolev Drapic (191-G-92) of I.Nahariya – 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Armin Kalic (193-G/F-92) of Ibar – 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Gabriel Chachashvili (212-C-99) of H.Galil Elion – 15 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sedin Karavdic (203-F/C-95) of Ibar – 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Clarke Rosenberg (193-G-93) of I.Nahariya – 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Svetozar Popovic (195-G-87) of Ibar – 16 points and 10 assists
10. Ron Cohen (190-G) of H.Galil Elion – 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 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)


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