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 1. Al Ahli 0-0 
 2. Al Arabi 0-0 
 3. Al Gharafa 0-0 
 4. Al Khor 0-0 
 5. Al Rayyan 0-0 
 6. Al Sadd 0-0 
 7. Al Shamal 0-0 
 8. Al Wakrah 0-0 
 9. Qatar Club 0-0 
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Group A
 1 ASS Sale 4-0 
 2 GS Petroliers 2-2 
 3 Sporting 2-2 
 4 Al Fateh 1-3 
 5 Sagesse 1-3 
Group B
 1 ES Sahel 4-0 
 2 Al Gharafa 3-1 
 3 Al Mina 2-2 
 4 DSG 1-3 
 5 As Seeb 0-4 
Last:11/17/2016
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael TAYLOR
  Al Gharafa
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 33
 1. Taylor, Al Gharafa33.0 
 2. Justice, Qatar Club31.0 
 3. Ayeni, Al Wakrah29.4 
 4. Blair, Al Wakrah29.2 
 5. Doggett, Qatar Club28.4 
 6. Haras, Al Shamal26.6 
 7. Gary, Al Khor26.1 
 8. Hamilton, Al Shamal25.8 
 9. Anderson, Al Rayyan25.2 
 10. Macklin, El Jaysh24.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Oumar SECK
  Al Sadd
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Seck, Al Sadd17.1 
 2. Haras, Al Shamal16.2 
 3. Bell, Al Rayyan15.2 
 4. West, Al Sadd13.5 
 5. Doggett, Qatar Club12.3 
 6. Deng, Al Shamal12.2 
 7. Adako, Al Arabi11.9 
 8. Ayeni, Al Wakrah11.3 
 9. Young, Al Khor10.3 
 10. Macklin, El Jaysh9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Al Wakrah
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Blair, Al Wakrah9.0 
 2. Jereminov, Al Ahli7.9 
 3. Watson, Al Shamal7.5 
 4. Justice, Qatar Club7.2 
 5. Abilmoni, El Jaysh5.8 
 6. James, El Jaysh5.8 
 7. Gary, Al Khor5.8 
 8. Taylor, Al Gharafa5.7 
 9. Hamilton, Al Shamal5.6 
 10. Fouda, Al Sadd5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dominic JAMES
  El Jaysh
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. James, El Jaysh3.9 
 2. Blair, Al Wakrah3.3 
 3. Justice, Qatar Club2.8 
 4. Deng, Al Shamal2.8 
 5. Monroe, Al Gharafa2.8 
 6. Anderson, Al Rayyan2.6 
 7. Seydou-E., Al Ahli2.4 
 8. Bell, Al Rayyan2.4 
 9. Jereminov, Al Ahli2.3 
 10. Mohamed, Al Rayyan2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Deng DENG
  Al Shamal
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Deng, Al Shamal4.0 
 2. Young, Al Khor1.9 
 3. Sykes, Al Sadd1.7 
 4. West, Al Sadd1.6 
 5. Seck, Al Sadd1.4 
 6. Macklin, El Jaysh1.3 
 7. Bell, Al Rayyan1.2 
 8. Adako, Al Arabi1.0 
 9. Haras, Al Shamal1.0 
 10. Ayeni, Al Wakrah0.9 

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Mofunanya's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - Jan 18, 2013


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Mofunanya
25-year old forward Alvin Mofunanya (203-F-87, agency: Dream Team Management) had a great game in the last round for Al Arabi and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed Al Shamal (#8, 2-10) with 26-point margin 80-54. Al Arabi maintains the 4th position in Qatari league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Al Arabi will need more victories to improve their 9-3 record. It's Mofunanya's second year at Al Arabi and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Fairleigh Dickinson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mofunanya is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 14.3rpg).

Second best performed player last round was Chauncey Leslie (183-G/F-81) of Qatar. He is American swingman in his first season at Qatar. In the last game Leslie recorded impressive 34 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Qatar lost that game 75-87 to the higher-ranked Al Rayyan (#1, 10-2). Qatar is still second from the bottom in the standings. 9 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Qatar managed to get this year. Leslie is a newcomer at Qatar and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.7ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 6.5rpg and 5.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Qatar's star - Oumar Seck. Seck scored 17 points and grabbed eighteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Seck's great performance Qatar lost 75-87 to the higher-ranked Al Rayyan (#1, 10-2). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Qatar can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 3-9 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Seck he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Seck has individually a great season in Qatar. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.9ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 16.4rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 51.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Manny Adako (203-F-87) of Al Gharafa - 11 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
5. William Byrd (201-G/F-85) of Al Arabi - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Boney Watson (183-PG-78) of Al Rayyan - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ibou Gueye Sarr (204-F-83) of Al Ahli - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Rasheim Wright (192-G-81) of Al Gharafa - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Mohammed Yousef (204-C-82) of Al Jaysh - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Yasseen Ismail Musa (204-F/C-80) of Al Rayyan - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




William Byrd
Byrd back to Al Arabi - 5 days ago
Al Arabi Club Doha Club signed with the American swingman William Byrd(201-G/F-85, college: Ark.-Pine Bluff) for this season. Outlook Add Outlook/Scouting Very versatile forward who can do everything on the court. He can score in a variety of ways by hitting the jumper either from long or mid range or behind the arc, or by driving or finishing in force. Excellent defender who has a great timing on the rebounds. Is en excellent shot blocker. His skills and court vision allow him to handl...   [read more]

Jordan
Callahan
Jordan Callahan (ex Parma) signs at Al Gharafa - 11 days ago
Al Gharafa Doha (D1) landed 27-year old American point guard Jordan Callahan (184-83kg-90, college: Tulane). He played most recently at Parma in Russian Superleague 1. Callahan managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 8 VTB United League games he averaged 5.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.6apg. He also played that season for Rosa in Polish PLK where in 9 games he had 12.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. Callahan also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he re...   [read more]

Jawan Davis
Khor Club strengthened their rosters by Davis, Blackmon and Willimason - 19 days ago
Al Khor club has strengthened their rosters by three import players this season as new three american players joined the team just couple of days. Jawan Davis (184-PG-89, college: Claflin) who had previous experience in the middle east and played in the Egyptian super league two years ago beside Khobi Williamson(201-C-92, college: Hampden-Sydney) and Darrell Blackmon JR will try to lead their team in the upcoming season which shall start in November. Zaher Abd El Baset an Egyptian coach...   [read more]


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