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
JL Bourg Basket (ProB) signed 24-year old Czech international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-80kg-93). He started the season at Helios in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 22 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg this season. Kyzlink helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg. The last season Kyzlink played at Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 1... [read more]
JL Bourg Basket (ProB) signed 24-year old Czech international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-80kg-93). He started the season at Helios in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 22 games he had 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.2apg this season. Kyzlink helped them to make it to the Supercup final. He also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.1apg. The last season Kyzlink played at Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio in Italian Serie A. In 30 games he averaged 12.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.3apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Honorable Mention back in 2011. Kyzlink has been also a member of Czech Republic international program for some years. He has regularly played for Czech Republic senior team since 2016 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011. Kyzlink also represented Czech Republic at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 66.7%. Kyzlink has played previously professionally in Spain (Movil Estudiantes, Caceres_Basket and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B) and Czech Republic (USK Praha and BC Benesov). He could be described:
A powerful guard, with great athletic skills, quickness and shooting ability. He can easily hit the basket from behind the arch and can beat an opponent using his quick first pass. Year after year has become a very good defender, able to shut down the top opposite player.
Jan Vesely selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 5 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Czechs who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international power forward Jan Vesely (213-90). He was the major contributor in Fenerbahce's victory against the 14th-ranked Demir IBB in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Czechs who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Jan Vesely (213-90, currently plays in Turkey). He was the major contributor in Fenerbahce's victory against the 14th-ranked Demir IBB (6-16) crushing them 89-68 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game.
Vesely recorded 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes on the court.
Fenerbahce Istanbul (20-2) is placed first in the BSL.
It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row.
Vesely has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 71.1%(86-121) and FT: 70.7% in 18 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international swingman David Jelinek (195-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Spain). Jelinek led Andorra to a victory against the 14th-ranked Zaragoza (8-16) 100-92 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Saturday.
He recorded 17 points and added 4 assists.
MoraBanc Andorra (12-11) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa.
This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.6apg, 3FGP: 37.6% and FT: 78.7%.
He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-93, currently plays in Slovenia). Kyzlink led Helios to a victory over the second-ranked Portoroz (1-9) crushing them 78-58 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Tuesday night.
He was MVP of the game. Kyzlink recorded 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Helios Suns Domzaleis placed third.
It's Kyzlink's first season with the team.
He has reliable stats this year: 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 76.3% in 22 games.
Kyzlink is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#4. Center Ondrej Balvin (217-92, also represented by Octagon Europe, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Movil Estudiantes' victory against the seventh-ranked Unicaja Malaga (15-8) 78-66 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.
He recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and made 2 blocks.
Movistar Estudiantes (18-5) is placed third in the Liga Endesa.
It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row.
Balvin's overall stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3bpg.
He used to play for the Czech Republic national team
back in 2015.
#5. International power forward Patrik Auda (206-89, another player represented by Octagon Europe, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Spain). Auda could not help La ICL Manresa (4-20) to beat Gran Canaria (16-8).
He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 17 minutes.
The bottom-ranked La ICL Manresa was badly defeated 95-76 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#6) Gran Canaria.
This year Auda averages: 9.7ppg and 4.3rpg in 17 games.
He plays currently for the Czech Republic national team.
#6. An experienced center Ales Chan (215-80, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Austria) was not able to help Raiffeisen Wels (13-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Chan's good performance Raiffeisen Wels were crushed 81-57 in Oberwart by the leading Redwell Gunners.
He scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Chan averaged so far 10.6ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg.
He is a former international player as he played for the Czech Republic senior team three years ago.
#7. International point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, another player represented by Octagon Europe, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (42-28) in their game against the Dallas Mavericks (30-39) in the NBA. Satoransky cannot count it as his best performance.
He scored only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court.
The Washington Wizards (42-28) lost 107-112 in Dallas to the Mavericks.
This year Satoransky's overall stats are: 2.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg in 51 games.
He is also Czech Republic national team player.
#8. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Estela (19-2) in their game against Ardoi (15-6) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division).
He scored 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 29 minutes.
The first-placed Estela (19-2) lost 56-60 at home to the lower-ranked (#4) Ardoi in the Group A-A.
They ended the series of four consecutive victories.
Hampl's stats this year are: 13.9ppg and 6.0rpg in 21 games.
He used to play for the Czech Republic national team
back in 2012.
#9. Former U20 international forward Filip Halada (198-92, currently plays in Slovakia) managed to help MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno in a victory against the closely-ranked Handlova (17-21) crushing them 79-59 in the Slovakian SBL in Wednesday night's game.
He recorded only 2 points in 17 minutes.
MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (21-16) is placed fifth in the SBL.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season.
Halada averaged so far 10.4ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.4apg in 32 games.
He used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team
five years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Czech Republic passport but never been selected to any of Czech Republic national teams:
#1.Jaroslav Tyrna (207-C-86, agency: Octagon Europe, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Germany). Tyrna could not help Sixers (13-5) to beat Aschersleben (12-6).
He recorded 5 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
The third-placed Sixers (13-5) was crushed 78-57 on the road by the lower-ranked Aschersleben (#4) in the North group.
It was Sixers' first loss after four consecutive victories.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Tyrna averaged so far 10.6ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.6apg.
#2.Jakub Kasa (203-F-92, currently plays in Slovakia) was not able to help Nitra (3-33) in their last game. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Nitra was crushed 101-74 in MBK Handlova by the higher-ranked (#8) Handlova.
Kasa scored 10 points in 19 minutes.
It was Nitra's sixth consecutive loss in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
This year Kasa's total stats are: 8.4ppg and 2.7rpg in nine games he played so far.
#3.Lubos Novy (204-C-91, currently plays in Germany) led Vilsbiburg to a victory over the tenth-ranked Ansbach (9-14) crushing them 94-62 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game.
He was the best player in that game. Novy recorded 23 points.
Baskets Vilsbiburg (16-7) is placed second in South-East group.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
Novy is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Vilsbiburg's roster.
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Novy averages: 17.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4apg.
#4. Experienced Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81, currently plays in Slovakia) faced previously mentioned Jakub Kasa in the Slovakian SBL last game.
Stria managed to help MBK Handlova to win against the league outsider Nitra (3-33) crushing them 101-74.
He scored only 3 points and added 3 assists.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important.
Stria's total stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.4apg.
#5.John Boyer (185-PG-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Buffalo, currently plays in Germany) is a teammate of previously mentioned Lubos Novy and both played together in the last German Regionalliga game.
Boyer contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Ansbach (9-14) crushing them 94-62.
He recorded 8 points and had 5 steals.
This season Boyer has very high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 7.2apg and 4.9spg.
Boyer is a naturalized American.
Worth to mention Boyer played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He used to play for BK Decin in Czech Republic league.
#6.Adrian Melski (192-G/F-92, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Zwickau in their game against Schwabing in the German Regionalliga (fourth division).
Melski recorded 8 points in 18 minutes.
His team was badly defeated by 17 points 96-79.
This year Melski's total stats are: 8.0ppg and 3.8rpg in eight games.
#7.Filippo Meccoli Matejca (194-G-92, currently plays in Italy) contributed to Valdiceppo's victory against the 16th-ranked Monteroni 75-70 in the Italian Serie B (third division) in Sunday night's game.
He scored only 4 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists.
Meccoli Matejca's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.9apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Czech Republic and Italian.
Martin Peterka claims Czech Republic 1Liga weekly honour - 5 days ago
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Talented International Center Martin Peterka (205-C-95) had a great game in the last round for Nymburk B and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1Liga Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage). The 21-year old center had a double-double of 29 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team crushed Zlin (4-4) with 23-point margin 78-55. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Nymburk B is placed at 3rd position in Czech Republic 1Liga. Nymburk B is a typical solid... [read more]
Talented International Center Martin Peterka (205-C-95) had a great game in the last round for Nymburk B and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1Liga Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage). The 21-year old center had a double-double of 29 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team crushed Zlin (4-4) with 23-point margin 78-55. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Nymburk B is placed at 3rd position in Czech Republic 1Liga. Nymburk B is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 4th lost game this season out of 8 games. In the team's last game Peterka had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Nymburk B and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Peterka has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.9ppg) and averages solid 63.9% FGP and 50.0% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old power forward Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83) of Sokol Pisek. Englicky impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Sokol Pisek lost that game 65-70 to the lower-ranked Prostejov B (#14, 11-11). This loss caused Sokol Pisek to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-12 record. Englicky is a newcomer at Sokol Pisek and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.
The third best performed player last round was Martin Klimes (203-C-83) of second-ranked Slavoj Litom.. Klimes showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Slavoj Litom., leading his team to a 78-67 win against the lower-ranked Opava B (#5, 2-6). Slavoj Litom. needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 2 lost games. Klimes has a great season in Czech Republic. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.4rpg (4th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Miroslav Krajcigr (178-G-94) of Vysocina - 32 points and 4 rebounds 5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88) of Sokol Prazky - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Libor Svandrlik (202-C-90) of Sokol H.K. - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Vaclav Honomichl (186-PG-92) of Loko Plzen - 20 points and 5 rebounds 8. Jiri Dihel (198-F/C-87) of Opava B - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Jakub Slavik (200-F-99) of Ostrava - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Vojtech Novak (205-C-97) of Sokol Pisek - 19 points and 4 rebounds
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)
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