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NBL Standings
 1. BK Decin 0-0 
 2. BK Kolin 0-0 
 3. BK Opava 0-0 
 4. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 6. J.Hradec 0-0 
 7. MMCITE Brno 0-0 
 8. NH Ostrava 0-0 
 9. Prostejov 0-0 
 10. Svitavy 0-0 
 11. USK Praha 0-0 
 12. Usti n/Labem 0-0 
Last:7/30/2017
1Liga Standings
East
 1. Ostrava 2-0 
 2. BCM Orli 1-0 
 3. Kralovsti sokoli 1-0 
 4. Novy Jicin 1-0 
 5. Zlin 1-0 
 6. Olomouc Bbal 0-1 
 7. Opava B 0-1 
 8. Pardubice 0-1 
 9. Sokol Slapanice 0-1 
 10. Olomouc SK 0-2 
West
 1. Basket Kosice 1-0 
 2. Loko Plzen 1-0 
 3. Nymburk B 1-0 
 4. Slavoj Litom. 1-0 
 5. USK Praha B 1-0 
 6. GBA Sparta 0-1 
 7. Sokol Pisek 0-1 
 8. Sokol Prazky 0-1 
 9. Sokol Zizkov 0-1 
 10. Vysocina 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/25/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
3 Standings
 1 AEK 0-0 
 2 Balkan 0-0 
 3 Beroe 0-0 
 4 BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5 BM Slam Stal 0-0 
 6 Bnei Hertzeliya 0-0 
 7 Boras 0-0 
 8 CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 9 Demir IBB 0-0 
 10 Dnipro 0-0 
 11 Falco-Vulcano 0-0 
 12 FC Porto 0-0 
 13 Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 14 Khimik 0-0 
 15 Kormend 0-0 
 16 KR 0-0 
 17 Le Portel 0-0 
 18 Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 19 Nevezis 0-0 
 20 Oradea 0-0 
 21 Parma 0-0 
 22 Rabotnicki 0-0 
 23 Rilski 0-0 
 24 Rosa 0-0 
 25 Sodertalje 0-0 
 26 Spirou 0-0 
 27 Steaua CSM 0-0 
 28 Szolnok 0-0 
 29 Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 30 Trabzonspor 0-0 
 31 Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Prievidza 0-0 
 2 USK Praha 0-0 
 3 Vienna 0-0 
 4 Zlatorog 0-0 
Group B
 1 Rieker KN 1-0 
 2 BK Decin 0-0 
 3 Kormend 0-0 
 4 Tajfun 0-1 
Group C
 1 Osijek 1-0 
 2 Klosterneuburg 0-0 
 3 Sencur Gor. 0-0 
 4 MMCITE Brno 0-1 
Group D
 1 Helios 0-0 
 2 Levice 0-0 
 3 UBSC Graz 0-0 
 4 Usti n/Labem 0-0 
Last:9/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Ware, MMCITE B.17.0 
 3. Bohacik, USK Praha16.9 
 4. Brooks, J.Hradec16.8 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.16.8 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.8 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin14.7 
 8. Thompson, Usti n.14.6 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.14.2 
 10. Painter, NH Ostrava14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Garret KERR
  BK Kolin
  (194-F-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Kerr, BK Kolin9.1 
 2. Pecka, Usti n.8.9 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy7.5 
 4. Ware, MMCITE B.7.3 
 5. Painter, NH Ostrava7.1 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 7. Fitzpatrick, Prost.6.6 
 8. Bohacik, USK Praha6.6 
 9. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (193-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Simmons, Prostejov5.3 
 4. Sirina, BK Opava5.3 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.2 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Kouril, BK Opava4.3 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
 9. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.4 
 2. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 5. Sirina, BK Opava2.0 
 6. Canada, NH Ostrava1.9 
 7. Smithson, Svitavy1.9 
 8. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 9. Kerr, BK Kolin1.8 
 10. Slezak, Svitavy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.7 
 2. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 6. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.0.8 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.0.7 
 9. Roseboro, Svitavy0.6 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov0.6 
Player of the Week

 Michal Vocetka
  BK Kolin
  ( 199-F-87 )
  

 Martin Kolar
  Nymburk B
  ( 194-SF-98 )
  
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Czech Republic Basketball (Men)

First Round Schedule
MMCITE Brno 54% Oct.4 BK Kolin
BK Decin 61% Oct.4 Svitavy
BK Opava 59% Oct.4 J.Hradec
BK Pardubice 60% Oct.4 Usti n/Labem
USK Praha 56% Oct.4 Prostejov
CEZ Nymburk 58% Oct.4 NH Ostrava
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

EAST
Slavoj Litom 58% Feb.4 USK Praha B
Vysocina 56% Feb.4 Sokol Pisek
Sokol Zizkov Feb.4 Nymburk B 98%
GBA Sparta Feb.4 Bsk Kosice 99%
Sokol Prazky Feb.2 Loko Plzen 98%
WEST
Kralovsti so 97% Feb.4 Opava B
Sokol Slapan Feb.4 Novy Jicin 97%
Pardubice Feb.2 BCM Orli 98%
Ostrava 64% Feb.2 Zlin
Olomouc SK 57% Feb.2 Olomouc SK
Olomouc SK 56% Feb.2 Olomouc Bbal
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Qualifying Round)

Kataja Bsk 50% Sep.27 Joventut
N.Novgorod 50% Sep.26 Antwerp
UBT Cluj Na 50% Sep.26 Ludwigsburg
Budivelnyk 50% Sep.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Bakken 50% Sep.26 Groningen
Alba 50% Sep.26 Kalev/Cramo
Mornar Bar 50% Sep.26 Avtodor
Lukoil Acad 50% Sep.26 Benfica
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

BM Slam Sta 57% Sep.28 Bnei Hertzel
Rilski 57% Sep.27 Nevezis
Rabotnicki 57% Sep.27 Parma
Oradea 57% Sep.27 Balkan
Trabzonspor 57% Sep.27 Szolnok
Dnipro 57% Sep.27 Demir IBB
BK Pardubice 57% Sep.27 CSU Sibiu
Mons-Hainaut 57% Sep.26 KR
Kormend 57% Sep.26 Boras
Istanbul BB 57% Sep.26 Wuerzburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Zlatorog 54% Oct.11 Prievidza
Group B
Tajfun Oct.10 Rieker KN 96%
Group C
Sencur Gor. 57% Oct.10 Osijek
Group D
UBSC Graz 57% Oct.11 Levice
Richard Field: Nobody is looking to fill the stat sheet for their own individual goals. - Nov 28, 2011


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Richard
Field
Without a doubt, the most surprising team this season in the NBL has been BC Kolin. At 12-2 on the season, the team currently sits among the leaders of the league and is led by forward Richard Field (196-F-85, college: Mercyhurst). In his first full-season in Kolin, Field, a Michigan native, leads Kolin in scoring (15.1ppg) and rebounds (6.4rpg). However as evidenced by our interview, the teams success is largely a collective effort as Head Coach Predrag Benacek has created an atmosphere where all players have an important role and can maximize their talents within the team system. After spending the first three seasons of his career in Iceland, Fields is now helping lead Kolin into uncharted prominence in the NBL. With a heavyweight schedule coming up in December, the team will face Pardubice, Prostejov and Nymburk in three of their next four games, the opportunity is there for this club to show that they belong and will stay among the best teams in the league this season.

Q. This is the fifth-year the club has been playing in the top division and your start has been the best ever. At 21-2 on the season, what are the thoughts and emotions of the team heading into the second half-of play?
A. We are just taking it one game at a time, I am happy to be in this position which no one around the league expected us to be. We obviously want to finish in the top six. For an automatic playoff spot. So that is really are main goal going into the second half.

Q. What has been the key to the team's success so far?
A. I believe its all about chemistry; we all get along very well and all are focused on the most important thing which is
winning. Nobody is looking to fill the stat sheet for their own individual goals. Another reason is our coach, he allows everyone to play their game within the team structure.

Q. For you personally, your start has been very impressive. What were some of the reasons you decided to come back to Kolin and how has the experience been since you arrived last year?
A. One the reason is my coach (Predrag Benacek), he is what we as Americans call a players coach. What that means is that he allows you to play your game, which allows you to play and feel more freely on the court. He allows us to play basketball and doesn't have us feeling like we are robots in the games. Another reason is I only played a half a season last year, because I started the in Iceland I wanted to play a full season in Czech. The experience has been good since Ive been back, I know what type of coach I am playing for. Also, just knowing the Czech culture, it makes things a lot easier.

Q. Before the season began, the big news was that Terry Smith (185-G-86, college: Mercyhurst) would not return. Losing the league's leading scorer, as well as point guard Brad Jones (186-G-85, college: Wyoming), did the team adjust its style of play with you and Rashaan Ames (184-PG-78, college: Shaw) and Chad Barnes (190-G-83, college: New Orleans)?
A. Well, the rest of the team, we had all played together before so we really didnt have to adjust much. Now adjusting to Rashaan and Chad may have been different. Both of these guys are past-first, shoot-second guards. This helps open up all the options we have on the team. Everybody for the most part gets involved in the game.

Q. How would you describe the level of play in the Czech Republic as opposed to Iceland, where you spent the past few seasons?
A. The level of play is much higher here in Czech. I went from being the only American on my team to playing with two others here.

Q. What has been the most significant win or performance for you so far this season?
A. I think the Decin win because at that time they were ranked number one in the standings.

Q. Goals for the rest of the season?
A. Our first goal is to make to the playoffs then once we are there, try to and go as deep as possible.
  




Jimmie
Taylor
Osijek defeat Brno for opening win - 20 hours ago
Osijek - Brno 90:84 Vrijednosnice Osijek earned the first win in the Alpe Adria Cup season. They beat Mmcite Brno in Group C. Jimmie Taylor (193-G-94, college: Rider) nailed 27 points to lead the winners. Osijek claimed a 26:21 lead after ten minutes. The Croatian team maintained the lead throughout the second term. Osijek accumulated a 45:41 halftime lead. They boosted the gap in the third term. Osijek posted a 7-point lead at the final intermission. Brno could not recover and had to s...   [read more]

Tony Meier
Lavrio signs Tony Meier, ex CEZ Nymburk - 1 day ago
GS Lavrio (A1) signed 27-year old American forward Tony Meier (204-100kg-90, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee). He played last season at CEZ Nymburk in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 38 games he had 10.3ppg and 3.3rpg. Meier also played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 6.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg. Meier won Czech Republic League championship title and the cup. The previous (15-16) season he played at Apollon Patras. In 26 A1 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.0apg. H...   [read more]

Anton
Shoutvin
NH Ostrava inks Anton Shoutvin - 2 days ago
BK Nova Hut Ostrava (NBL) signed 28-year old Israeli center Anton Shoutvin (206-95kg-89). He played last season at Maccabi Haifa in Israeli Winner League. But in four games he had just 0.8ppg. Shoutvin also played that season for Iskra Svit in Slovakian SBL where in 41 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to make it to the Slovakian Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Honorable Mentio...   [read more]


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