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D1 Standings
 1. El Jaysh 18-0 
 2. Al Gharafa 16-2 
 3. Al Arabi 12-6 
 4. Al Rayyan 12-6 
 5. Al Wakrah 7-11 
 6. Al Shamal 7-11 
 7. Al Ahli 6-12 
 8. Al Sadd 5-13 
 9. Qatar Club 5-13 
 10. Al Khor 2-16 
Full Standings
Last:3/3/2017
Arab Club Championships Standings
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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Saaka number one in Qatar for round 3 - Dec 13, 2016


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Adamu Saaka
American-Ghanian Adamu Saaka (198-SF-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Al Arabi, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed Al Rayyan (2-1) with 28-point margin 83-55. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Al Arabi is placed at 3rd position in Qatari D1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Al Arabi will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Saaka had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Al Arabi's top player in his first season with the team. Former Furman University star has very solid stats this year. Saaka is in league's top in points (7th best: 24.3ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was another Al Arabi's star - 29-year old Nigerian Manny Adako (203-F/C-87, agency: Court Side). Adako had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 18 rebounds. Of course together with Saaka he helped Al Arabi with another comfortable win outscoring Al Rayyan (2-1) 83-55. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Adako is a newcomer at Al Arabi, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dominic James (180-PG-86) of league's second-best El Jaysh. James showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, five rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of El Jaysh, leading his team to a 115-70 easy win against Al Wakrah (#7, 1-1). El Jaysh has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. James also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. James has a great season in Qatar. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.5apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) of Al Gharafa - 28 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Rickey Young (205-PF-90) of Al Khor - 26 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Fadi Hani Abilmona) of El Jaysh - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
7. Michael Taylor (186-G-86) of Al Gharafa - 31 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Quinton Doggett (206-F-90) of Qatar Club - 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Boney Watson (183-PG-78) of Al Shamal - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Dairese Gary (185-PG-88) of Al Khor - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists

The Player of the week is chosen 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)   




Sammy Monroe
Al Gharafa wins the 2017 Emir Cup - 2 days ago
Al Gharafa - El Jaish 92-82 Al Gharafa won the 2017 Emir Cup in Qatar. In the Final game they outscored El Jaish 92-82. Trailing 19-23 at the end of the first period, Al Gharafa reduced to 1 point at the halftime. Moreover they dominated the second half and posted two victories respectively. Al Gharafa won the third period 22-17 and closed the game with a 27-21 run. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry) top-scored for the winners with 41 points and Michael Taylor(186-G-86, college:...   [read more]

Vernon
Macklin
Jaish, Gharafa set up Emir Cup title clash - 3 days ago
El Jaish and Al Gharafa will clash in the final of the Emir Cup basketball tournament after easing past their semi-final opponents yesterday. While El Jaish thrashed Al Arabi 81-55, Al Gharafa had a relatively tough match against Al Shamal before emerging 94-80 winners. Their clash on Friday will be the second finals they will be contesting this season after Al Gharafa had won the Qatar Cup earlier. The first tournament of the season, the prestigious Qatar Basketball League, was also too...   [read more]

Nick Murphy
Nick Murphy (ex Al Gharafa) agreed terms with Los Mochis - 4 days ago
Pioneros de Los Mochis (CIBACOPA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American guard Nick Murphy (193-98kg-88, college: Jacksonville State). He played recently at Al Gharafa in Qatari D1 league. In 2011 Murphy was drafted by Iowa Energy (D-League) in fourth round (7th overall). The former Jacksonville State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball. Among other achievements Murphy won Qatari League championship title in 2014. He received also NABC Division I All-Dist...   [read more]


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