They met playing basketball and now with him they look to conquer the world. Or at least, Karlovy Vary, where they spent the last season together. Kyle DeHaven (175-G-84, college: Delaware) with BK Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary, her boyfriend, Michael Joseph Toth with Thermia in Division One.
KARLOVY VARY She is playing the highest competition in the city center, on the outskirts of war in the second division. Like Romeo and Juliet, only the New World. From a country where the famous story of two lovers swear by, you have to Shakespeare in school, perhaps a specific subject, where endlessly discuss tensions between the Montagues and Kapulety. The basketball couple from the United States - Kyle DeHaven and Michael Joseph Toth share a similar story now living away from home in Karlovy Vary.
On two separate teams, where they are each other's biggest fans. 'We go along to training, we encourage the matches. Actually, we're still together, 'they say. Together in Karlovy Vary. 'I feel great here. I play on a good team, that is winning. I feel great support here. We fell in love with the city, so here we are experiencing great times, 'says Michael.The life here is a little different, but this suits us,' added Kyle. When for a moment relieved from basketball, they go to get together some food or just pass through the city. 'Here the city is a bit smaller then back home. We dont really need a car here, everything is close. '
Problems do not include the language barrier. 'In the beginning it was a little hard, but I got used to it and now it's much better. The coach always has spoken without any problems, 'says Kyle. And anyway during games signals are used.
We use words that are taken from English, after all, basketball is one of them. 'Sometimes its just simple English,' says Kyle.
'Its Harder to communicate on defense then it is on offense.
Even there, however, always use the same words. Either English or Czech 'says Michael. For Thermia he plays at the position of quarterback, same as Kyle. 'The communications I have not had any serious problems from the beginning, most of the guys on the team speaks English very well. And the more we talk, the better it gets. In addition, I've also picked up some Czech, 'says Michael.
'Czech, we are both learning, but it is very difficult for us to speak,' Kyle knows. 'Kyle has learned more Czech then I have,' says Michael. 'But we try to speak Czech as much as we can.' This mainly applies to basketball terms. 'I know sup, sup (Czech for Go,Go),' Kyle laughs. And when she remembered how often her coach encourages a faster return to offense or defense. Posledni (Czech for Last),' adds the very next phrase. 'But I can also count to ten: One, two, three, four ... 'and yet I still cant pronounce the' R '. 'As I got used to the team I spoke more, my Czech is a little better than at the beginning, so cool, 'Kyle laughs next question.
'For me it was not so difficult. I think my game is appropriate for the total European style of basketball. Its not so tough, 'says Michael. And while the slyly smiling.
Kyle knows what encounters. It is she who has problems in Karlovy Vary with fouls. Match which has been abandoned because of fouls. 'True, I play a little more aggressively,' said Kyle. Michael nudges. 'But trying to change.' They also further odbude hint: if you are away from home, do you feel lonely sometimes? 'It is clear to me that sometimes I miss home, but do not suffer terribly. For a moment I was here alone before Mike came. Now its better since he is here, there is always something going on between practices and hanging out. To be here, this means to me rather more fun. 'And while it would still mourning invaded, still has the hands of Michael. 'In the summer it will be two years since we met,' counted quickly. Two years with a break. Kyle played last season in Germany away from Michael for six months. 'Our relationship is still fresh,' Kyle smiles. Place where they met you will guess easily: the basketball court. 'But it was a gym at home,' says Kyle. Always corresponds to the first. When she stops, he fails to answer who is the boss in their relationship. Michael is laughing loudly and they are pointing to each other. But then they shall act in unison: 'complement each other, we are actually best friends.' Similarly, in unison and then answer the last question: where to anchor (play) next year. 'If things work out we would love to come back to Karlovy Vary!'
BK Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary to the medals this year, heated, in the quarter fell to Slovanka. Place play-off to play a consolation prize in the competition for fifth to eighth place. In the lobby at street riding season ends in early April. And it also rozehrvacka Kyle DeHaven.
Thermia season after a long time have not. She got into the playoffs. As the last of the four in group A1 had six rounds of waiting, this would mean Michael Joseph Toth stand still in Carlsbad at least until 9 May.
Courtesy of: Regional mutation | Mlada fronta DNES - Carlsbad Region Autor: Pavel Mrhlek
Edi Sinadinovic (193-88, agency: Aspire Sports), recorder in assists in two leagues (Estonia and Bosnia&Herzegovina) and one of the best point guards in Czech NBL leaves the team because of financial problems. He played very good season with very good percentage shooting from the field. In 16 games in Czech Republic he had 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. He was the best 3PT player of the team (and one of the top in the league) with 34 scored 3PT from 88 attempts (38.6%). He had al... [read more]
Edi Sinadinovic (193-88, agency: Aspire Sports), recorder in assists in two leagues (Estonia and Bosnia&Herzegovina) and one of the best point guards in Czech NBL leaves the team because of financial problems. He played very good season with very good percentage shooting from the field. In 16 games in Czech Republic he had 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. He was the best 3PT player of the team (and one of the top in the league) with 34 scored 3PT from 88 attempts (38.6%). He had almost 50% of shooting for 2PT. In 61 attempts he made it 30 to the bucket for 49.2%. About shooting from free throw line he is very stable also this year (86.7%). His best game of the season was against Prostejov, when he flushed 26 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists with 3/6 for 2PT and 4/7 from 3PT line. He stayed perfect for FT with 8/8 for total index of 29. The last season Sinadinovic played at Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 14 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Zdravlje in Serbian 2MLS. In three games he averaged remarkable 21.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.0apg. The other team Sinadinovic played was MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Sinadinovic also spent pre-season at Partizan (KLS) in Serbian league that year. His team won Macedonian Supercup in 2016. Sinadinovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (BC CSKA Interlogic Sophia), Croatia, Estonia (Valga), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK/Argous), Romania (Targu Mures and Pitesti), Serbia (Masinac) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).
Allen's 28 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
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24-year old guard Bryon Allen (193-G-92) had a great game in the last round for league's best team CEZ Nymburk and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. He had the game-high 28 points adding six rebounds and four assists for CEZ Nymburk in his team's victory, helping them to crush NH Ostrava (#12, 4-15) with 21-point margin 104-83. It allowed CEZ Nymburk to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic league. CEZ Nymburk has a very good season and are considere... [read more]
24-year old guard Bryon Allen (193-G-92) had a great game in the last round for league's best team CEZ Nymburk and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. He had the game-high 28 points adding six rebounds and four assists for CEZ Nymburk in his team's victory, helping them to crush NH Ostrava (#12, 4-15) with 21-point margin 104-83. It allowed CEZ Nymburk to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic league. CEZ Nymburk has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 18-1. In the team's last game Allen had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be CEZ Nymburk's top player in his first season with the team. George Mason University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Allen is in league's top in points (8th best: 15.7ppg) and averages solid 57.6% FGP and 47.1% from behind 3-point line.
Second best performed player last round was Dusan Pandula (196-SF-84) of league's second-best BK Pardubice. He is Slovakian in his 3rd season at BK Pardubice. In the last game Pandula recorded impressive 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led BK Pardubice to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#9, 6-13) 112-73. BK Pardubice's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just three games this season, while they won 16 matches. Pandula is one of the most experienced players at BK Pardubice and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to another BK Pardubice's star - forward Joseph Wall (199-F-89). Wall scored 18 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was another key player of BK Pardubice, helping his team with a 112-73 easy win against the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#9, 6-13). BK Pardubice is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 16-3 record is not that bad... Wall has a very solid season. In 19 games in Czech Republic he scored 13.9ppg. He also has 5.6rpg, FGP: 51.0% and 3PT: 40.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Dominez Burnett (196-F-92) of BK Pardubice - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Ivan Mikulic (194-G-91) of MMCITE Brno - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 6. Garret Kerr (194-F-92) of BK Kolin - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) of BK Decin - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists 8. Lamb Autrey (191-G-89) of BK Pardubice - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists 9. Brian Fitzpatrick (203-F-89) of Prostejov - 22 points and 6 rebounds 10. Tony Meier (204-F-90) of CEZ Nymburk - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 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)
Champions League: Nymburk defeat visiting Monaco - 4 days ago
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Nymburk - Monaco 76:66 Nymburk celebrated the 9th victory in Basketball Champions League Group A. They upended group's leaders Monaco to gain 9-4 record. Five players scored in double digits for the Czech champions. Nymburk rallied to an 18:13 lead at the first break. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Czech team piled up a 40:29 halftime lead. Monaco however pulled closer in the third term. The French powerhouse narrowed the gap at 2-point mark heading int... [read more]
Nymburk - Monaco 76:66
Nymburk celebrated the 9th victory in Basketball Champions League Group A. They upended group's leaders Monaco to gain 9-4 record. Five players scored in double digits for the Czech champions. Nymburk rallied to an 18:13 lead at the first break. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Czech team piled up a 40:29 halftime lead. Monaco however pulled closer in the third term. The French powerhouse narrowed the gap at 2-point mark heading into the fourth stanza. But Nymburk used a 24:16 run in the final term to ice the win. Bryon Allen (193-G-92, college: George Mason), Petr Benda (203-C-82) and Eugene Lawrence (184-PG-86, college: St.John's) chipped in 14 points each for the winners. Billy Ouattara (191-SG-92) responded with 19 points for Monaco. Dee Bost (188-PG-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: Three Eye Sports) banked in 16 points in the defeat.
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