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 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 
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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 
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Last:10/8/2018

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ameer JACKSON
  Al Khor
  (193-PG-94)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Jackson, Al Khor24.1 
 2. Harath, Al Shamal24.1 
 3. Session, Al Gharafa22.8 
 4. Stover, Al Gharafa22.4 
 5. Newberry, Qatar C.21.7 
 6. Coles, Al Ahli21.6 
 7. Caldwell, Al Wakrah21.0 
 8. Todic, Al Sadd19.6 
 9. James, Al Sadd18.9 
 10. Ross, Al Ahli18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed HARATH
  Al Shamal
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Harath, Al Shamal17.2 
 2. Seck, Al Arabi12.1 
 3. Todic, Al Sadd11.7 
 4. Session, Al Gharafa10.9 
 5. Magassa, Al Khor10.4 
 6. Jackson, Al Khor10.2 
 7. Hall, Al Ahli9.6 
 8. Rountree-III, Qatar C.9.6 
 9. Stover, Al Gharafa9.4 
 10. Mohmmed, Qatar C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 George TSINTSADZE
  Al Shamal
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Tsintsadze, Al Shamal8.4 
 2. Session, Al Gharafa7.5 
 3. Coles, Al Ahli6.9 
 4. Rountree-III, Qatar C.6.2 
 5. Newberry, Qatar C.6.2 
 6. James, Al Sadd5.9 
 7. Jackson, Al Khor5.8 
 8. Abdi, Al Arabi5.8 
 9. Berishvili, Al Shamal4.1 
 10. Fouda, Al Sadd4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron ROUNTREE III
  Qatar C.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Rountree-III, Qatar C.2.6 
 2. Ross, Al Ahli2.4 
 3. Session, Al Gharafa2.4 
 4. Jackson, Al Khor2.3 
 5. Coles, Al Ahli2.3 
 6. James, Al Sadd2.1 
 7. Byrd, Al Arabi1.9 
 8. Seydou-E., Al Ahli1.9 
 9. Muslic, Al Gharafa1.8 
 10. Newberry, Qatar C.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Byrd, Al Arabi2.5 
 2. Rountree-III, Qatar C.2.1 
 3. Seck, Al Arabi1.2 
 4. Erfan, Al Wakrah1.0 
 5. Caldwell, Al Wakrah0.9 
 6. Lacy, Al Khor0.8 
 7. Mujkic, Al Shamal0.8 
 8. Todic, Al Sadd0.8 
 9. Magassa, Al Khor0.8 
 10. Muslic, Al Gharafa0.8 
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Session's double-double lands him Interperformances Player of the Week award - Feb 5, 2019


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FRANKLIN SESSION

29-year old guard Franklin Session (187-G-89) had a great game in the last round for Al Gharafa and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 14.
He got a double-double of 32 points and 12 assists, while his team beat Al Wakrah (#5, 7-6) 97-91. Al Gharafa maintains the 6th position in Qatari league. Al Gharafa is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-7 record. In the team's last game Session had a remarkable 83.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Al Gharafa's top player in his first season with the team. Cal State - Los Angeles graduate has very impressive stats this year. Session is in league's top in points (3rd best: 22.8ppg), rebounds (7th best: 9.8rpg), assists (2nd best: 7.2apg) and averages solid 2.6spg.

Second best performed player last round was Nedim Muslic (197-F-99). He is naturalized Bosnia and Herzegovina forward in his 4th season at Al Gharafa. In the last game Muslic recorded impressive double-double of 35 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Al Gharafa to edge slightly higher-ranked Al Wakrah (#5, 7-6) by 6 points 97-91. Al Gharafa's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Muslic is one of the most experienced players at Al Gharafa and similarly like Franklin Session has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Omar Salem (190-G) of league's second-best Al Shamal. Salem got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was a key player of Al Shamal, leading his team to a 79-73 win against the lower-ranked Al Khor (#8, 1-12). Al Shamal is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 11-2 record is not that bad... Salem has a very solid season. In 13 games in Qatar he scored 10.5ppg. He also has 4.3rpg, FGP: 51.7% and 3PT: 42.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Oumar Seck (208-C-88) of Al Arabi - 18 points and 19 rebounds
5. Julius Coles (193-SG-89) of Al Ahli - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Dominic James (180-PG-86) of Al Sadd - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 12 assists
7. Miroslav Todic (205-F/C-85) of Al Sadd - 25 points and 9 rebounds
8. Aaron Mitchell (188-G-89) of Al Shamal - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Ali Saeed Erfan (198-PF-83) of Al Wakrah - 12 points and 10 rebounds
10. Dominique Lacy (201-F-89) of Al Khor - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 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.
  




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