Slan Sports Player Highlights: February 24th – March 2nd
Bo Harris – Mississauga Power (Canada)
Bo had his best game of the season on February 25th against the Island Storm. In a 132-130 win, Bo shot an unheard of 15-for-16 from the field for 33 points. He also had a game-high 2 blocks to go along with 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal.
Mississauga then fell 106-102 to the Brampton A’s on the 27th. Bo ended up with 8 points, 4 rebounds, and a game-high 7 assists.
The Power returned to the win column on March 2nd, beating Ottawa 103-100. Bo capped off a great week in the NBL with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and a game-high 3 blocks. He shot 6-for-11 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
Bo’s versatile skillset has seen him average 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.2 steals per game.
Bo’s next game is on March 4th against the Windsor Express.
For more on Bo, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/bo-harris
Yannick Anzuluni – Pyrinto Tampere (Baltic League, Finland)
Yannick had another undefeated week in Finland, first winning twice in the Baltic League and then once in the 1st Division. On February 24th, he was only needed for 19 minutes in a 99-80 win over Tarvas, finishing with 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists.
It was a similar story on the 26th, when Yannick had 11 points and 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. Pyrinto beat Tarvas 102-94.
In his only 1st Divison action of the week, Yannick had game-highs of 30 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 steals to lead Pyrinto to a 76-72 win over Jarvenpaa on March 2nd. He also had a team-high 4 assists.
Also on February 24th, Yannick was named the 1st Division Player of the Week for Round 19: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Finland/news/Anzulunis_double-double_lands_him_1st_Division_Player_of_the_Week_award/353453.
Yannick’s statistics reflect the impressive season he’s been having in Finland. He is the 1st Division’s leader in scoring and steals, averaging 27.7 points and 2.5 steals per game. He is also third in rebounding with 13.5 rebounds per game and second in assists with 3.6 per game.
Yannick’s next game is on March 8th against the Helsinki Seagulls.
Brandon Robinson – Chemnitz (Germany)
Chemnitz went 1-1 in Pro A competition this week. On February 26th in a 103-91 loss to Jena, Brandon shot 6-for-13 from the field for 17 points, accompanied by 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 1 block.
Brandon followed up with game-highs of 30 points and 10 rebounds on March 1st in a 92-84 win over the Bayer Giants. He shot an efficient 10-for-14 from the field and added 2 assists in the win.
Brandon has been dominating Pro A all season. He is fifth in scoring with 18.6 points per game and first in steals with 2.2 per game. He also averages 6.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Brandon’s next game is on March 8th against Heidelberg.
For more on Brandon, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/brandon-robinson
Aalborg had a .500 record this week in Denmark. On February 27th, Joey’s game-high 29 points led the Vikings to a 97-89 win over Horsens IC. He shot 11-for-14 from the free throw line and also had 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal in the game.
Joey had a quieter game on March 1st in a loss to first-place Bakken. He ended the day with 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists in a losing effort.
On the 24th, Joey was named the third best player of Round 28 for his 33 points against Falcon: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Denmark/news/Brandon_Penn_claims_Danish_Ligaen_weekly_honour/353380.
Through Round 30, Joey is still the Ligaen’s best scorer, averaging 27.1 points per game. He is also averaging 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.
Check out this highlight reel of Joey’s dominant season in Denmark: http://vimeo.com/87642173.
Joey’s next game is on March 6th against Bakken.
For more on Joey, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/joey-haywood
Julie Seabrook – SBK Olimpia Grodno (Belarus, Euro Cup, Baltic League)
Julie had a nice game in Olimpia’s loss to Tsmoki-Minsk on February 26th. She scored a team-high 13 points along with 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal, shooting 4-for-6 from the field.
On February 26th, Julie was named the best player of Round 2 of the Second Stage of the Baltic League: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Baltic-League/news/Seabrooks_double-double_lands_her_(Second_Stage)_Player_of_the_Week_award/353673?Women=1.
And on the 28th, Julie was named the Premier League Player of the Week for Round 5 of the Second Stage: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Belarus/news/Julie_Seabrook_claims_Belarusian_Premier_League_weekly_honour/353939?Women=1&Women=1.
Julie has been having a stellar season in the Belarusian Premier League. She is fifth in rebounds with 8.5 per game, and is also averaging 10.5 points and 2.0 assists.
Julie’s next game is on March 5th against Sozh Gomel.
For more on Julie, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/julie-seabrook
Alex had an outstanding game this week in Denmark. On February 26th against Vaerlose, he shot 9-for-14 from the field for a team-high 28 points in a 79-72 loss. His effort also resulted in 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal on the night.
Alex’s performance had him named the fifth best player of Round 29: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Denmark/news/Burtons_double-double_lands_him_Player_of_the_Week_award/353971.
Alex has proven to be one of the top passers in the Ligaen, averaging 5.3 assists per game, good for fourth-highest in the league. He also averages 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game.
Alex’s next game is on March 4th against SISU.
For more on Alex, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/alex-murphy.
J. Hradec suffered an 80-60 loss to fellow SSM client Tut Ruach and NH Ostrava on February 26th, but Hernst had a great game. He shot 9-for-14 from the field for a team-high 19 points, which were supplemented by 7 rebounds and a game-high 3 steals.
In 14 games in the Mattoni NBL, Hernst has averaged 12.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.8 steals per game.
Hernst’s next game is on March 5th against BK Pardubice.
For more on Hernst, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/hernst-laroche
Ironi Kiryat Ata beat 4th place Ironi Ramat 93-91 on February 25th. Simon scored 18 points to go along with a team-high 7 assists, shooting 7-for-14 from the field. He also had 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and a game-high 2 blocks on the night.
Simon is a well-rounded guard, and his stats demonstrate his abilities in all facets of game. This season he is averaging 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
Simon’s next game is on March 4th against Hapoel Migdal.
For more on Simon, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/simon-farine
Brandon Hassell – Eco Orebro (Sweden)
Eco Orebro played only once this week in Sweden, losing 88-69 to Solna. Brandon had some foul trouble but nonetheless finished with 14 points, a game-high 9 rebounds, and 1 steal. He shot 5-for-7 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.
One of the top power forwards in the Basketligan, Brandon is eighth in rebounds with 8.0 per game. He also averages 13.9 points and 1.1 assists per game while shooting 57.0% on two-point field goals.
Brandon’s next game is on March 4th against Sundsvall.
For more on Brandon, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/brandon-hassell
Sandhausen played only once this week, beating Viernheim in a nailbiter, 53-51 on March 2nd. Matteke scored a team-high 12 points to go along with a game-high 13 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block. It was her fourth double-double of the season.
In eleven games, Matteke has averaged 12.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
Matteke’s next game is on March 9th against Keltern.
For more on Matteke, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/matteke-hutzler
Chris Johnson – Glasgow Rocks (United Kingdom)
Chris had another nice outing in just his fourth game in the UK. In a 79-67 loss to the Durham Wildcats and fellow SSM client Mike Allison, Chris had 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.
In four games, Chris has averaged 10.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists.
Chris’ next game is on March 8th against the Birmingham Knights.
For more on Chris, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/chris-johnson
Durham split their two matches this week, first losing 111-105 to Manchester on February 28th. Mike had 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and a game-high 2 blocks.
The Wildcats rebounded with a 79-67 win over the Glasgow Rocks on March 2nd. Mike finished with 9 points, 7 rebounds, and another game-high of 2 blocks in the win.
Mike has proven to be a more than capable centre in his first professional season. He is first in the BBL in blocks with 2.6 per game, and tenth in rebounds with 7.8 per game. He is also averaging 11.7 points, shooting 54.4% on two-point field goals and 81.0% from the free throw line.
Mike’s next game is on March 9th against the Sheffield Sharks.
For more on Mike, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/mike-allison
Matrixx Magixx suffered two unfortunate losses this week in Holland. On February 27th, Den Bosch came up victorious 76-66. Robbie had a game-high 8 rebounds to go along with 5 points and 1 assist.
Magixx then fell 84-79 to Den Helder on March 1st in a heartbreaker. Robbie added 6 points, 3 rebounds, and a steal.
Check out highlights from the game against Den Helder at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfoR0fv7Ifw.
26 games into the season, Robbie is averaging 12.0 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.
Robbie’s next game is on March 11th against Weert.
For more on Robbie, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/robbie-sihota
Marques Oliver – Cuxhaven (Germany)
Marques had some foul trouble in Cuxhaven’s loss to Heidelberg on March 1st. He still managed 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 block in 23 minutes.
Marques is one of Pro A’s best at defending the rim. He is third in blocks with 1.5 per game, and also averages 10.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.6 steals.
Marques’ next game is on March 8th against Gotha.
For more on Marques, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/marques-oliver
Greg Surmacz – London Lightning (Canada)
London suffered two tough losses this week in the NBL. On February 28th, Greg shot 4-for-7 from the field for 10 points in a 105-104 loss to Brampton.
On March 2nd in a quarterfinal match-up with Brampton, Greg scored 6 points in 3 minutes in a 95-87 loss.
In 30 games this season, Greg is averaging 6.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 39.1% from three.
Greg’s next game is on March 5th against the Brampton A’s.
For more on Greg, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/greg-surmacz
NH Ostrava won their only match of the week in a blowout on February 26th, 80-60 over J. Hradec. Tut chipped in 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in Ostrava’s 15th win of the season.
On the 24th, Tut was named the sixth best player of Round 33 for his 21 points and 6 rebounds against BK Decin: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Czech-Republic/news/Necas_double-double_lands_him_Player_of_the_Week_award/353382.
In his first season in the Czech Republic, Tut is averaging 12.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
Tut’s next game is on March 5th against BK Opava.
For more on Tut, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/tut-ruach
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe – Pully (Switzerland)
Pully was on bye this week.
On February 26th, Nayo was named the fourth best player of Round 17 for her 16 points and 13 rebounds against Bellinzona on the 22nd: http://basketball.eurobasket.com/Switzerland/news/Amanda_Johnson_gets_MVP_of_the_Week_award_for_Swiss_LNA/353676?Women=1&Women=1.
A rookie, Nayo has been one of the LNA’s top players this season. She is third in the league in scoring with 19.8 points per game, second in rebounds with 12.6 per game, sixth in assists with 2.7 per game, fourth in steals with 3.4 per game, and first in blocks with 1.2 per game.
Nayo’s next game is on March 7th against Hope-Geneve.
For more on Nayo, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/nayo-raincock-ekunwe
Akeem Wright – SK Dnipro Azot (Ukraine)
SK Dnipro Azot was inactive this week.
In five games in the Ukraine, Akeem has averaged 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
Akeem’s next game is on March 3rd against BC Kyiv.
For more on Akeem, visit: http://slansportsmanagement.com/akeem-wright