Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87) heads to USK Praha for the next season. According to lovewomensbasketball.com Montenegro NT member will go to Czech Republic. Jelena Dubljevic spent the last season with Rivas Ecopolis. The Montenegrin National Team center penned a short term deal with her former team. The season 2010 Jelena Dubljevic spent with Tarbes. She helped them reach French league Finals and was named Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Bosman Player of the Year -11. Dubljevic appeared 24 times averaging 15.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3.3 assists. She also added 16 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 2.8 apg for 10 Euroleague games. From 2006 to 2010, Jelena Dubljevic played for Rivas. She also has experience from Ros Casares. Dubljevic shined at the EuroBasket in Poland this summer averaging 13.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists for 8 games. In 2011-2012for Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LFB) her stats read 10.8ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 63.6% in EuroLeague. In Spanish League after 8 games her stats read 10.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 92.3%.
EuroLeague: Fenerbahce roll past USK Praha - 4 days ago
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USK Praha - Fenerbahce 63:71 Fenerbahce captured the 10th victory in EuroLeague regular season. They upset Czech champions USK Praha on the road for 10-3 record. Allie Quigley (178-G-86, college: De Paul) nailed 16 points and distributed 6 assists for the winners. Fenerbahce held USK Praha to just 12 points in the opening quarter to take a 6-point lead. USK Praha slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Czech side pulled within a single point at halftime 29:30. USK Praha spu... [read more]
USK Praha - Fenerbahce 63:71
Fenerbahce captured the 10th victory in EuroLeague regular season. They upset Czech champions USK Praha on the road for 10-3 record. Allie Quigley (178-G-86, college: De Paul) nailed 16 points and distributed 6 assists for the winners. Fenerbahce held USK Praha to just 12 points in the opening quarter to take a 6-point lead. USK Praha slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Czech side pulled within a single point at halftime 29:30. USK Praha spurred ahead in the third term. The hosts grabbed a 47:46 lead at the final intermission. However Fenerbahce nailed 24 points in the fourth term to sail to the win. Shekinna Stricklen (187-G/F-90, college: Tennessee) accounted for 16 points, while Jantel Lavender (191-C-88, college: Ohio St.) added 15 points for the winners. Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, college: Temple) responded with 19 points for USK Praha. Sonja Petrovic (189-F-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) tossed in 15 points in the loss.
Petra Kulichova selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 4 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 experienced former international center Petra Kulichova (198-84). She was the major contributor in Botas' victory against the closely-ranked Galatasaray in the Turkish KBSL in Sunday 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 experienced former international center Petra Kulichova (198-84, currently plays in Turkey). She was the major contributor in Botas' victory against the closely-ranked Galatasaray (11-7) 77-74 in the Turkish KBSL in Sunday night's game.
Kulichova scored 18 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 34 minutes on the court.
Botasspor Adana (9-8) is placed sixth in the KBSL.
It was her team's third consecutive victory in a row.
This year Kulichova averages: 8.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 61.5%(67-109) and FT: 33.3% in 16 games she played so far.
She played for the Czech Republic senior national team three years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international power forward Romana Stehlikova (189-85, currently plays in EuroCup). Stehlikova led her Slovakian team Good Angels to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Cegledi EKK (4-2) 79-64 in the Eurocup last Thursday.
She recorded 13 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group D. Good Angels Kosice (3-3) is placed second.
Stehlikova's overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 41.5% and FT: 83.3%.
She played for the Czech Republic national team in 2008.
#3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Kamila Stepanova (191-88, currently plays in Euroleague). Stepanova could not help Villeneuve D'Ascq (5-7) in their last game. Despite her good performance the fifth-placed Villeneuve D'Ascq (5-7) was crushed 91-69 on the road by the leading UMMC Ekaterinburg in the group B of Euroleague.
Stepanova was the second best scorer with 11 points in 20 minutes.
It was Villeneuve D'Ascq's third consecutive loss in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Stepanova's first season with the team.
This year her overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 2FGP: 43.2%, 3FGP: 25.0% in 12 games.
Stepanova played for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.
#4. Swingman Romana Hejdova (184-88, currently plays in France) led Hainaut to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Lyon (4-13) 71-66 in the French LFB in Saturday night's game.
She was MVP of the game. Hejdova scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Union Saint-Amand Porte du Hainaut (7-10) is placed eighth in the LFB.
Hejdova has relatively good stats this season: 11.1ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.6apg.
She used to play for the Czech Republic national team
back in 2015.
#5. Former international center Edita Sujanova (190-85, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Adana ASKI in their game against Abdullah Gul (12-4) in the Turkish KBSL.
Sujanova scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 34 minutes.
But Adana ASKI was edged 61-60 in Kayseri by the higher-ranked (#4) Abdullah Gul.
This year Sujanova's total stats are: 4.1ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg in 17 games.
She used to play for the Czech Republic national team
six years ago.
#6. Guard Michaela Stara (175-90, currently plays in Greece) was not able to secure a victory for Niki Lefkadas (8-6) in their game against Olympiacos (16-1) in the Greek A1. Despite her good performance on Sunday night Stara scored 10 points.
This season Stara has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg.
She is a former international player as she played for the Czech Republic senior team four years ago.
#7. U20 international guard Petra Holesinska (175-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Illinois (4-9) in their game against the The Pennsylvania State University (8-6) in the NCAA, despite her very good performance in Tuesday night's game.
Holesinska scored 17 points in 37 minutes.
But the Illinois were badly defeated 80-62 in University Park by the The Pennsylvania State University.
There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Holesinska has averaged so far 10.0ppg and 4.0rpg in 25 games.
She is also Czech Republic U20 national team player.
#8. Center Renata Brezinova (190-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Carispezia La Spezia in a victory against the ninth-ranked Broni (4-13) 57-39 in the Italian Serie A1 on Sunday night.
Brezinova scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes.
Carispezia La Speziais placed fifth in the Serie A1.
Brezinova has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7spg in three games.
She used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team
back in 2010.
#9. Former international swingman Petra Zaplatova (175-91, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Rotenburg/Scheessel (3-14) in their game against TSV 1880 Wasserburg (15-2) in the German DBBL. Zaplatova cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones.
She scored only 2 points.
The bottom-ranked Rotenburg/Scheessel was crushed 97-66 in Wasserburg by the second-ranked TSV 1880.
It was Rotenburg/Scheessel's ninth consecutive loss in a row.
Zaplatova has reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg.
She used to play for the Czech Republic national team
two years ago.
#10. Center Klara Pochobradska (186-89, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in Empoli's victory against the eighth-ranked Albino (8-10) 61-58 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Saturday.
Pochobradska was the best player in that game. She had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes.
Use Scotti Empoli (15-3) is placed second in Group A.
It was her team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
Pochobradska has individually a very good year with high stats. She averages: 17.1ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.7spg in 18 games.
Pochobradska is a former international player as two years ago she still played for the Czech Republic senior national team.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Czech Republic passport:
#1.Katarina Flasarova (171-G-85, currently plays in Germany) led Goettingen to a victory against the fifth-ranked TSV Krofdorf/Gleiberg Giessen (9-8) 85-72 in the German 2.Bundesliga (second division) last Sunday.
Flasarova scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists.
BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen (14-3) is placed second in North group.
Flasarova has individually a very good season with high stats. She averages: 15.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg.
Czech Republic ZBL round 20 best performance: Anete Steinberga - 5 days ago
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Latvian Center Anete Steinberga (190-C-90, agency: LBM Management) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked USK Praha, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20. The 26-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds, while her team outclassed U19 Chance (#12, 1-20) with 89-point margin 116-27. It allowed USK Praha to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic ZBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the lea... [read more]
Latvian Center Anete Steinberga (190-C-90, agency: LBM Management) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked USK Praha, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20. The 26-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds, while her team outclassed U19 Chance (#12, 1-20) with 89-point margin 116-27. It allowed USK Praha to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic ZBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and USK Praha keeps a perfect 19-0 record. In the team's last game Steinberga had a remarkable 83.3% from 2-point range. She turned to be USK Praha's top player in her first season with the team. Anete Steinberga averages this season 14.1ppg and 5.9rpg.
The second best player in last round's games was another USK Praha's star - 22-year old former international shooting guard Tereza Vyoralova (175-SG-94). Vyoralova had a very good evening with a double-double of 12 points and 17 assists. Of course together with Steinberga she helped USK Praha with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked U19 Chance (#12, 1-20) 116-27. Of course USK Praha still keep the league's top spot. She plays for the best team in the league and USK Praha managed to win all 19 games keeping a perfect record. Vyoralova is one of the most experienced players at USK Praha and similarly like Anete Steinberga has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was another USK Praha's star - American forward Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84). Dupree scored 26 points. She was another key player of USK Praha, helping her team with a 116-27 easy win against the lower-ranked U19 Chance (#12, 1-20). USK Praha have amazing season winning all 19 games without a single defeat. Dupree turns to be one of the very best players in the league while she is also a leader of the top team having her eyes on the championship title. Dupree has a very solid season. In 3 games in Czech Republic she scored 17.0ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Josipa Bura (186-C-85) of Sokol HK - 18 points and 8 rebounds 5. Karolina Elhotova (182-F-92) of USK Praha - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists 6. Veronika Vorackova (184-SF-99) of USK Praha - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists 7. Tereza Peckova (190-F-87) of Valosun Brno - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Pavla Svrdlikova (185-F-90) of Handicap Brno - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists 9. Katerina Sedlakova (176-G-90) of Handicap Brno - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Elisabeth Pavel (191-C/F-90) of Nymburk - 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 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)
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