BBL Weekly Review: Volume 4

Week four of the Baltic Basketball League (BBL) has passed, so let’s take some time to look back at all the spectacular performances and results we witnessed this week with the fourth volume of BBL Weekly Review.


16 THREES. Apparently, Rinalds Sirsnins has his coach’s full confidence, as he continues to put up three after three. The guard attempted 16 long-range shots in the game against TTU alone, making six. He has already attempted 46 (11.5 per game) 3-point and only eight 2-point shots in four games.

RUNS. An 18-0 run that started at the end of the third quarter was the deciding factor in the derby between TTU and Valga Maks ja Moorits. Not only did it erase the deficit for the Tallinn side, but they also got ahead by a comfortable margin.

TURNAROUND. Lietkabelis were the first ones to endure a coaching change this season, after Mindaugas Budzinauskas stepped down from the coaching position. Gintaras Kadziulis, who took over as the wheelman, debuted with a 96-85 victory against previously unbeaten Valmiera.

UNBEATEN. After four weeks of play, only three teams can boast not having lost a single match, as Kalev/Cramo, Pieno zvaigzdes and Juventus combine for a 10-0 record.

OFFENSE. Pasvalys has demonstrated some high-power offense to start the season, as they average 92.3 points per game. Nevezis, on the other hand, have the lowest scoring in the league with a an average of 66.3 points.

Thomas Droney of TLU Kalev secured the pole position with a brilliant display of basketball. The 23 year old guard tallied 18 points, gobbled up 15 rebounds and dished out 6 assists, combining for 31 ranking points, while TLU celebrated a big victory over TTU.

Devin Taylor finished the week in the second position of the top five, as he nearly mounted a double-double of 18 points and 9 rebounds. The Jekabpils’ forward amassed 29 ranking points.

Third on the list is EJ Singler, who posted an impressive double-double in Kalev/Cramo’s victory against Pyrinto. The forward had 17 points and 12 rebounds – a total of 27 ranking points.

Dainius Salenga proved that he still has years of good basketball in him, as he torched up Valmiera with 24 points, including the 6-of-9 shooting from downtown.

Damon Williams posted his usual double-double for Pyrinto this week. However, even his 12 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists were not enough to get past Kalev/Cramo.