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D1 Standings
 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 
Last:10/20/2017
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Al Gezira 0-0 
 2. Al-Muharraq 0-0 
 3. FUS Rabat 0-0 
 4. JS Manazeh 0-0 
Group B
 1. Al Gharafa 0-0 
 2. Al Nizwa 0-0 
 3. FAR Rabat 0-0 
 4. Homenetmen 0-0 
Group C
 1. Ahli Shabab 0-0 
 2. Al Fateh 0-0 
 3. ASS Sale 0-0 
 4. GS Petroliers 0-0 
Last:10/23/2017
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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First Round Schedule
JS Manazeh 50% Oct.24 Al-Muharraq
FAR Rabat 50% Oct.24 Homenetmen
GS Petrolier 50% Oct.24 Ahli Shabab
FUS Rabat 50% Oct.23 Al Gezira
Al Gharafa 50% Oct.23 Al Nizwa
ASS Sale 50% Oct.23 Al Fateh
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Sammy Monroe gets MVP of the Week award for Qatari D1 - Feb 10, 2017


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Sammy Monroe
Experienced American Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Al Gharafa and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 37 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Al Khor (#10, 2-12) 83-70. Al Gharafa maintains the 2nd position in Qatari D1. Al Gharafa has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 14-1. In the team's last game Monroe had a remarkable 65.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Al Gharafa's top player in his first season with the team. Sammy Monroe averages this season 23.1ppg, 9.2rpg and 4.5apg. Worth to mention Monroe played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old American guard Larry Blair (183-G-84) of Al Wakrah. Blair impressed basketball fans with 36 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course Al Wakrah cruised to a 92-82 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Al Ahli (#6, 5-9). This victory allowed Al Wakrah to move up to 7th position in the standings. 10 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Al Wakrah managed to get this year. Blair is one of the most experienced players at Al Wakrah and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.3ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 6.0rpg and 7.4apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Dairese Gary (185-PG-88) of Al Khor (#10). Gary got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds and six assists. Despite Gary's great performance Al Khor lost 70-83 to the higher-ranked Al Gharafa (#2, 14-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Al Khor can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-12 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Gary he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Gary has individually a great season in Qatar. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.0apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Oumar Seck (208-C-88) of Al Sadd - 29 points, 21 rebounds and 6 assists
5. AJ West (206-F-91) of Al Sadd - 30 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Marcus Bell (206-C-90) of Al Rayyan - 20 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Elhag Ali Saleh (191-G) of Al Shamal - 26 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Manny Adako (203-F/C-87) of Al Arabi - 21 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists
9. AJ West (206-F-91) of Al Sadd - 32 points and 14 rebounds
10. Mohd Mohamed Yousef (204-C-82) of El Jaysh - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 6 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)   




William Byrd
Byrd back to Al Arabi - 7 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 - 13 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 - 21 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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