Point guard Mindaugas Stasys (179-PG-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for Gargzdu, receiving a Hoops Agents NKL Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 35-year old player was the main contributor (17 points, nine rebounds and nine assists) to his team’s victory, helping them to outclass Neptunas-Akv. (#14, 5-19) with 43-point margin 91-48. Gargzdu maintains the 3rd position in Lithuanian NKL. They are still close to the very top. Gargzdu would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 20-5 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Stasys as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Mindaugas Stasys has solid league stats. He is in league’s top in assists (3rd best: 6.0apg) and averages impressive 53.7% FGP.
The second best player in last round’s games was 30-year old Domininkas Matutis (178-PG-91) of Kretinga. Matutis had a very good evening with 18 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Kretinga lost that game 71-94 to the higher-ranked Telsiai (#2, 20-5). Kretinga is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league’s best with a mere 8-17 record. Matutis is one of the most experienced players at Kretinga and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was another Kretinga’s star – center Rytis Zabita (200-C-94). Zabita scored 16 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Zabita’s great performance Kretinga lost 71-94 to the higher-ranked Telsiai (#2, 20-5). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Zabita has individually a great season in Lithuania. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in rebounds with 8.0rpg (5th best).
Other top performing players last week:
4. Augustinas Venckus (190-SG-97) of Vilkaviskis – 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Simas Galdikas (203-C-87) of Gargzdu – 18 points and 13 rebounds
6. Ernestas Narusevicius (207-C-01) of Vilkaviskis – 16 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Martynas Linkevicius (197-SF-85) of LSU-Atletas – 26 points and 6 rebounds
8. Marius Runkauskas (186-SG-86) of Gargzdu – 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Edgaras Stanionis (194-SG-88) of Telsiai – 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Aurelijus Pukelis (205-PF-94) of Vytis – 16 points and 6 rebounds
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)