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D1 Standings
 1 Al Sadd 12-4 
 2 Al Shamal 12-4 
 3 Qatar Club 12-4 
 4 Al Arabi 10-6 
 5 Al Wakrah 9-7 
 6 Al Gharafa 7-9 
 7 Al Ahli 5-11 
 8 Al Rayyan 3-13 
 9 Al Khor 2-14 
Full Standings
Last:2/12/2019
Arab Club Championships Standings
Group A
 1 Beirut Club 4-0 
 2 Al Ettehad 3-1 
 3 Al Arabi 2-2 
 4 Al Nasr 1-3 
 5 Al Sadab 0-4 
Group B
 1 ASS Sale 4-0 
 2 Homenetmen 3-1 
 3 Sporting 2-2 
 4 Al Fateh 1-3 
 5 Qalandia 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/8/2018

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mohamed HARATH
  Al Shamal
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 25
 1. M.Harath Al Shamal25.0 
 2. G.Johnson Al Rayyan24.3 
 3. A.Jackson Al Khor24.1 
 4. X.Cannefax Al Ra23.3 
 5. F.Session Al Gh22.8 
 6. N.Stover Al Gharafa22.4 
 7. D.Brooks Al Wakrah22.1 
 8. J.Newberry Qatar C21.7 
 9. J.Coles Al Ahli21.6 
 10. J.Caldwell Al Wa21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed HARATH
  Al Shamal
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. M.Harath Al Shamal17.2 
 2. J.King Al Wakrah11.8 
 3. O.Seck Al Arabi11.7 
 4. L.Daniel Al Rayyan11.4 
 5. M.Todic Al Sadd11.0 
 6. F.Session Al Gh10.9 
 7. A.Rountree-III Qatar C10.6 
 8. A.Magassa Al Khor10.4 
 9. A.Jackson Al Khor10.2 
 10. M.Souleye Al Wa10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Al Ar
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. K.Galloway Al Ar9.2 
 2. G.Tsintsadze Al Sh8.6 
 3. T.Bannister Al Ra8.5 
 4. F.Session Al Gh7.5 
 5. J.Coles Al Ahli6.9 
 6. D.Brooks Al Wakrah6.8 
 7. A.Rountree-III Qatar C6.4 
 8. D.James Al Sadd6.3 
 9. K.Abdi Al Arabi6.1 
 10. A.Jackson Al Khor5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem WRIGHT
  Al Rayyan
  (200-F/G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. A.Wright Al Rayyan3.2 
 2. T.Bannister Al Ra2.9 
 3. A.Rountree-III Qatar C2.7 
 4. C.Pigram Al Arabi2.5 
 5. E.Ross Al Ahli2.4 
 6. F.Session Al Gh2.4 
 7. A.Jackson Al Khor2.3 
 8. R.Byrd Al Sadd2.3 
 9. J.Coles Al Ahli2.3 
 10. X.Cannefax Al Ra2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. W.Byrd Al Arabi2.6 
 2. A.Rountree-III Qatar C2.3 
 3. N.Besovic Al Gh1.5 
 4. K.Galloway Al Ar1.3 
 5. L.Daniel Al Rayyan1.0 
 6. A.Erfan Al Wakrah1.0 
 7. M.Souleye Al Wa0.9 
 8. J.Caldwell Al Wa0.9 
 9. O.Seck Al Arabi0.9 
 10. D.Lacy Al Khor0.8 
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Aladji Bobo Magassa gets MVP of the Week award for Qatari D1 (by Interperformances) - Jan 31, 2019


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Aladji Bobo Magassa put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Al Khor and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 13.
The had a double-double of 35 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team was edged out by Al Wakrah (#5, 7-5) 90-86. Al Khor maintains the 8th position in Qatari D1. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Al Khor have already lost 11 games and recorded just one victory. Magassa turned to be Al Khor's top player in his first season with the team. Magassa has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 10.7rpg) and averages solid 54.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Al Khor's star - 24-year old American point guard Ameer Jackson (193-PG-94). Jackson impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Al Khor was edged by the higher-ranked Al Wakrah (#5, 7-5) 90-86. Al Khor managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. 11 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Al Khor managed to get this year. Jackson is a newcomer at Al Khor and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.9ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 9.8rpg and 5.7apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Joshua Caldwell (203-F/C-91, agency: SDJ Sports) of Al Wakrah (#5). Caldwell showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Al Wakrah, leading his team to a 90-86 win against the lower-ranked Al Khor (#8, 1-11). Al Wakrah needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 5 lost games. Caldwell has a great season in Qatar. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.5ppg (6th best). Caldwell attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Rountree III (203-F-93) of Qatar Club - 18 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Julius Coles (193-SG-89) of Al Ahli - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Franklin Session (187-G-89) of Al Gharafa - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Jeff Newberry (188-G-92) of Qatar Club - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Lenny Daniel (203-PF-87) of Al Rayyan - 14 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
9. William Byrd (201-G/F-85) of Al Arabi - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Oumar Seck (208-C-88) of Al Arabi - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists

The Player of the week is selected 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)

The Player of the Week awards are presented by Interperformances. Interperformances is a full-service agency specializing in the representation of professional athletes the world-over. With more than forty-eight years of experience, INTERPERFORMANCES is well known to all professional teams and clubs. General Managers trust and rely on our opinions and recommendations.
  




Russell Byrd
Byrd's 37-point game gives him Player of the Week award - 6 days ago
26-year old guard Russell Byrd (201-G-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Al Sadd and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 17. He had the game-high 37 points adding six rebounds and four assists for Al Sadd in his team's victory, helping them to crush Al Shamal (12-4) with 17-point margin 95-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Al Sadd to take over top position in the Qatari league. They would h...   [read more]

Russell Byrd
D1 Round 17 of Regular Season - 7 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Fourth defeat of league's leader Al Shamal (12-4) against third ranked Al Sadd (12-4) 95-78 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Al Sadd outrebounded Al Shamal 43-31 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Russell Byrd (201-92, college: Michigan St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 37 points (!!!),...   [read more]

Franklin
Session
Franklin Session's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - 9 days ago
FRANKLIN SESSION American Franklin Session (187-G-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Al Gharafa and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 16. The 29-year old guard recorded a triple-double of 32 points adding also seventeen rebounds and ten assists, while his team edged out Al Rayyan (#9, 2-13) 98-94. Al Gharafa maintains the 6th position in Qatari D1. Al Gharafa is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a l...   [read more]


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