BBL Weekly Review: Volume 2

After nearly two weeks of absence, the Baltic Basketball League (BBL) returned with a bang, as its participants dueled in 17 matches over the past week. The second edition of the BBL weekly review will provide fans with the opportunity to quickly overlook all the main events and spectacular performances that took place in the league.

 

MVP. After three great performances last month, Gintaras Leonavicius won the October’s MVP award. The Nevezis swingman helped his team to three victories after averaging 17.3 points, 5.3rebounds and 3 assists.

RECORD! JekabsRozitis broke the BBL record for most blocks, swatting away seven shots against Pieno Zvaigzdes.

UNBEATEN.Only three of the 21 participating teams have yet to suffer defeat this season. Pyrinto is the only undefeated team in Group A with two victories to their name, Siauliai hold a record of 3-0 in Group B, while Pieno Zvaigzdes sit atop of Group C with five victories.

TOOTHLESS OFFENSE. Maks&Moorits Valga remains one of the three winless teams this season after two nightmarish offensive outings. The Estonian club is the lowest-scoring team in the tournament, averaging only 43 points per game.

EXPLODED. Having collected 18 ranking points in his first four games, Uros Lukovic of TU/Rock showed his true colors against Valga. The big man scored 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and totaled 34 ranking points – the best outing from any player so far.

LONG RANGE. Rinalds Sirsnins let it fly from behind the arc against Pyrinto, throwing up 14 shots from long range. Only five shots reached the target, though.

STILL GOT IT. Damon Williams, who will turn 40 in just over a month, is proving that age is not a limit – the forward scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Pyrinto’s victory against Jekabpils.

Darius Pakamanis of Siauliai became this week’s best player, after putting up an impressive performance against Ventspils, scoring 17 points and dishing out 8 assists to go alongside his four rebounds – a total of 28 ranking points.

Second on the list is Joakim Kjellbom, who collected 27 ranking points against Tarvas. He scored 15 points, tore down 7 rebounds and tallied 4 assists and 4 blocks.

The third player on the list is another member of the Norrkoping Dolphins, Edgars Jeromanovs. The guard tallied 18 points and 6 assists in the Dolphins’ big win against Tarvas.

Siauliai’s center Christopher Cooper also made it to the top five, as he collected a double-double against Ventspils. Cooper scored 16 points and added 13 rebounds to lift his team against their Latvian foes.

Arturas Jomantas closes the list with two great performances. The Lithuanian averaged 17 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists to lead Pieno Zvaigzdes to their fourth and fifth victories.