1. Callistus Eziukwu (Greece)
In Greece, 6’10 power forward Callistus Eziukwu put up his best performance since joining Panelefsiniakos in the Greek top division. The former Grand Valley State standout impressed with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks as his side overcame a 16 points deficit to secure a major win over 5th place AGOR. Eziukwu joined Panelefsiakos at the start of the year, and is averaging an impressive 13.3 points and 8.5 rebounds so far as he tries to steer his new side clear of the relegation zone. You can see highlights of the game below. ..
2. Alade Aminue (Turkey)
Pinar Karsiyaka won their seventh game in a row defeating Tofaş Bursa 87-77 over the weekend with Nigerian International Alade Aminu leading all scorers with 20 points along with 4 rebounds. Aminu was the difference maker in the game going 8/10 from the field which included some rim rattling dunks as his movement off the ball was causing a lot of problems for the Tofas defence. Not to be outdone by his Nigerian compatriot, Chinemelu Elonu did his best to keep Tofas in the game with 15 points and 6 rebounds, but in the end Pinar was just too strong as they closed out the game to go third in the Turkish top flight, and stay one game behind the leaders Fenerbache. Highlights of the game is below.
3. Michael Ojo (Great Britain)
Seems like Michael Ojo is enjoying himself at the top of the BBL scoring charts after another impressive weekend performance. The Plymouth Raiders dynamic guard put up a game high 29 points as his side came back from the brink of a home defeat to get past Durham Wildcats 104-100 on Friday night. Ojo who is the leading scoring in the league with 23.4 points per game proved instrumental down the stretch, knocking down a pair of free throws to ensure the victory after a back and forth affair. Plymouth climb to fourth place in the BBL standings, 4 games behind the leaders.
4. Mike Efevberha (Czech Republic)
In the first game of the A1 Basketball League in the Czech Republic, CEZ Nymburk got an impressive 79-66 victory over BK Decin. The first two quarters had been tightly contested, however, a decisive third quarter on the back of some good shooting by Mike Efeverbha ensured that they went into the last quarter 10 points ahead. Nymburk continued their dominance into the fourth quarter closing out the game with a 13 points difference. Mike Efevberha finished with 17 points and 4 rebounds.
5. Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (France)
Despite a double double by Uche Nsonwu-Amadi, ASVEL were not able to get the win at home against Poitiers. ASVEL had started brightly with an 8-0 run to begin the first quarter, but an 18-3 run by Poitiers turned the tie in their favor as Poitiers finished he first quarter 18-11 on top. From then on, ASVEL tried to come back in the game but Poitiers held on to win 86-78. Nsonwu-Amadi finished with 21 points and 5 rebounds.
Great Britain – Alex Owumi had a near triple double with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists as Worcester Wolves defeated the Surrey 99-81.
Turkey – Chinemelu Elonu finished with 15 points and 6 rebounds as Tofas Bursa lost to Pinar Karsiyaka 77-87
NBDL – Former Tulsa standout Ben Uzoh’s best performance last week was a 16 points and 5 assists effort in Springfield Armor’s 109-104 win over Idaho Stampede.
NBDL – 15 points was not enough for Arinze Onuaku as Canton Charge went down 97-110 to Erie Bay Hawks.
Sweden – Urule Ighavboa 15 points and 6 rebounds as LF Basket defeated Norkopping 80-67
Latvia – In a midweek action, Aleksey Adediran scored 16 points and 9 rebounds as Liepaja defeated Turiba 93-79