BBL Weekly Review: Volume 11

With the last game of the Baltic Basketball League (BBL) regular season already in the books, the league presents you the 11th edition of the BBL Weekly Review, which provides you theopportunity to quickly overlook all the week’s main events and spectacular performances.


OVER. While most teams are already preparing for their opening night of the BBL Playoffs, as 16 of the 21 teams qualified, the BBL season is already over for Tyco Rapla, Caspiy, Tallinna Kalev, Parnu and Valga/Maks&Moorits.

PAIRED UP. While the top seeded Pieno Zvaigzdes will faceLiepaja/Triobet, Pyrinto will test Tarvas’ skills, Ventspils will match up against Lietkabelis, who won 3 of their four last games. Tonybet will battle against Juventus, while the Dolphins have Barons kvartals on their hands. Siauliai look to face Barsy, Nevezis will suit up against Valmiera, while TU/Rock awaits Jekabpils.

ATTENDANCE. Having showed terrific basketball all season long, Nevezis attracted the most fans to their home games with an average attendance of 1157. Coming in second is Juventus, as an average of 879 fans would show up to their games. Splitting the third position is Valmieraand TU/Rock – Both of these teams would attract 871 fans to an average game.

FOR THREE? For the second time this season, Juventus ends up shooting below 7% from long range. They were only one missed shot shy from their season-worst shooting showcase, as 15 of 16 shots missed target in Juventus’ loss against TU/Rock.

FOR THREE! While Juventus couldn’t get anything to fall from downtown, Ventspils used the three-point shot as a lethal weapon and handed Siauliai their worst loss of the season. The Latvian teamconverted on 10 of 15 (66.7%) long distance bombs and set the new season record for highest shooting percentage from behind the arc.

HIGH/LOW. Pyrinto wielded the fastest-paced offense this season, as the Finnish team averaged 89.2 points per game, hitting triple-digits four times. On the other hand, Valga/Maks&Moorits had the lowest scoring offense, scoring only 57.3 points per game. The Estonian team didn’t manage to bring home a single victory.

20-year-old TaurasJogela is this week’s MVP, as he started his BBL season strong against Parnu. The forward scored 21 points, tore down 12 rebounds and collected a total of 32 ranking points in Nevezis’ victory.

Second on the list is Ventspils’ Lorenzo Williams, who had a terrific outing in the blowout against Siauliai. The playmaker scored 19 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 5 assists in the Latvian side’s 98-56 victory.

Right behind him – Jekabpils’ forward Troy Barnies. The big man had two great games, as he averaged 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

With his 17 points and 9 rebounds outing, Dolphins’ William Walker ends up third on the top five this week.

Finishing up the list is Rait Keerles, who demonstrated two impressive performances this week. The forward averaged 18.5 points and 8 rebounds, leading to a 21 ranking points per game average.