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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:8/12/2016
1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Basket Kosice 0-0 
 2. GBA Sparta 0-0 
 3. Loko Plzen 0-0 
 4. Nymburk B 0-0 
 5. Slavoj Litom. 0-0 
 6. Sokol H.K. 0-0 
 7. Sokol Pisek 0-0 
 8. Sokol Prazky 0-0 
 9. USK Praha B 0-0 
 10. Vysocina 0-0 
Group B
 1. Havirov 0-0 
 2. Novy Jicin 0-0 
 3. Olomouc Bbal 0-0 
 4. Olomouc SK 0-0 
 5. Opava B 0-0 
 6. Ostrava 0-0 
 7. Pardubice 0-0 
 8. Sokol Slapanice 0-0 
 9. Zlin 0-0 
Last:8/11/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. Astana 0-0 
 2. Avtodor 0-0 
 3. CSKA 0-0 
 4. Enisey 0-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 6. Khimky 0-0 
 7. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 10. Parma 0-0 
 11. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
 12. Unics 0-0 
 13. VEF Riga 0-0 
 14. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/17/2016
Points Per Game
 Luka IGRUTINOVIC
  NH Os.
  (193-PG-92)
  Avg: 18
 1. Igrutinovic, NH Os.18.0 
 2. Bruinsma, Svitavy16.9 
 3. Autrey, BK Pardu.16.3 
 4. Bakic, BK Kolin15.9 
 5. Doaks, Svitavy15.7 
 6. Nofflet, J.Hradec15.5 
 7. Randle, CEZ N.15.3 
 8. Sirina, BK Opava15.2 
 9. Jones, Svitavy14.7 
 10. Pandula, BK Pardu.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicchaeus DOAKS
  Svitavy
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Doaks, Svitavy10.3 
 2. Kerr, NH Ostrava9.6 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.1 
 4. Necas, BK Pardubi.8.4 
 5. Bohacik, NH Ostra.8.0 
 6. Bruinsma, Svitavy7.5 
 7. Roseboro, Prostejov7.3 
 8. Houska, BK Decin7.2 
 9. Skinner, BK Kolin6.9 
 10. Autrey, BK Pardu.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  BK Opava
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Sirina, BK Opava6.9 
 2. Carnecky, Usti n.6.9 
 3. Jones, Svitavy5.4 
 4. Ciz, NH Ostrava4.7 
 5. Dixon, CEZ Nymburk4.7 
 6. Marko, Prostejov4.7 
 7. Lamar, J.Hradec4.5 
 8. Kouril, Prostejov4.3 
 9. Autrey, BK Pardu.4.3 
 10. Vyoral, BK Decin4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Cameron WRIGHT
  J.Hradec
  (195-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Wright, J.Hradec2.7 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.4 
 3. Glover, BK Kolin2.3 
 4. Sirina, BK Opava2.0 
 5. Jones, Svitavy1.9 
 6. Kouril, Prostejov1.7 
 7. Kerr, NH Ostrava1.7 
 8. Bratcenkov, NH Os.1.7 
 9. Pandula, BK Pardu.1.6 
 10. Kotas, BK Pardub.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Riley BARKER
  Svitavy
  (208-C-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Barker, Svitavy1.7 
 2. Oluic, NH Ostrava1.2 
 3. Roseboro, Prostejov1.0 
 4. Doaks, Svitavy0.9 
 5. Jelinek, BK Decin0.9 
 6. Voslajer, J.Hradec0.9 
 7. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.0.8 
 8. Egwuonwu, MMCITE0.8 
 9. Necas, BK Pardubi.0.8 
 10. Vaughn, CEZ N.0.7 

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First Round Schedule
J.Hradec 50% Sep.24 CEZ Nymburk
USK Praha 50% Sep.24 MMCITE Brno
BK Decin 50% Sep.24 NH Ostrava
BK Opava 50% Sep.24 Usti n/Labem
Svitavy 50% Sep.24 BK Pardubice
Prostejov 50% Sep.24 BK Kolin
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Slavoj Litom 50% Oct.2 Sokol Pisek
USK Praha B 50% Sep.30 GBA Sparta
Sokol Prazky 50% Sep.30 Nymburk B
Bsk Kosice 50% Sep.30 Sokol H.K.
Loko Plzen 50% Sep.30 Vysocina
Group B
Sokol Slapan 50% Oct.2 Novy Jicin
Olomouc SK 50% Sep.30 Zlin
Opava B 50% Sep.30 Havirov
Olomouc Bbal 50% Sep.30 Pardubice
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First Round Schedule
Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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First Round Schedule
Avtodor 57% Oct.7 N.Novgorod
Enisey 57% Oct.6 CSKA
Astana 57% Oct.5 Unics
Zenit 57% Oct.5 Kalev/Cramo
Krasny Oktya 57% Oct.4 Khimky
Unics 57% Oct.2 N.Novgorod
Astana 57% Oct.2 Avtodor
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Interview with Levice Point Guard Willie Kemp - Oct 12, 2012


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In his first season playing in Europe, 25-year old point guard Willie Kemp (188-G-87, college: Memphis) is off to a tremendous start both in the Czech NBL and Slovak Extraliga. He is tied for the NBL league lead at 20.0 points per game after two rounds and has helped Astrum Levice to a 2-0 record in the Extraliga.
Kemp played collegiality at the University of Memphis where in between being a part-time starter his freshman and senior seasons, was part of a historic 2007-08 season which saw his Tigers reach the NCAA Championship Game. After playing professionally in the NBA D-League in the USA and then last season in Tunisia, Kemp took some time to share his thoughts on playing for Levice, his journey here and what his expectations are for the season.

Q.What have been your first impressions about Levice, Slovakia so far?

A.It has been great here in Levice so far. The fans are awesome and everybody loves basketball here.

Q.Most fans do not know much about basketball in Tunisia, where you played last season. How did you end up there and what was the experience like?

A.I ended up in Tunisia because I was going to go back to the NBA-D League for a second season but I changed my mind at the last minute. Most jobs in Europe were taken by the time I had made my decision. But the experience was amazing, we traveled to Europe and Morocco to play some good teams. Also, it was a great experience for me to be a leader on another championship team.

Q.Going back to your time at Memphis, you were part of a historic and also controversial 2007-08 Tigers team which reached the NCAA Finals. As a player going through the high of reaching the Finals, but then having to deal with the scrutiny of the NCAA investigations, how did it affect you and your teammates?

A.Playing on the 2007-2008 team at Memphis was something special to be apart of. That team was very talented and amazing as a group. We won a lot of games and making it to the National Championship game is something nobody can ever take away from me and my teammates. When the NCAA started to investigate our team it was very difficult because that's all people wanted to talk about when they see you out somewhere. But, me and my teammates stuck together like we did all season and we knew as a team we didn't break any rules.

Q.What was the most memorable moment of that 2007-08 season for you personally?

A.I had a lot of great memories from the 2007-2008 team. One memory that sticks out is when we played Mississippi State in the NCAA tournament and I stepped up and hit four big three's to help us win and move on in the tournament. Another one, is playing in the National Championship game playing in front of 80,000 people was something special. Another memory was playing with Derrick Rose, he was a great player and I learned a lot from him.

Q.What were some of the positive aspects of playing in the NBA D-League your rookie season?

A.Playing in the NBA D-League my first season was a great experience for me. I played against some good players there. Not only did the D League teach me some things about basketball, it also helped me learn how to be a professional basketball player personally.

Q.So far this season you have gotten off to a terrific start for Levice, what has been the key to your and the teams success?

A.We have just been playing as a team and trying to get better every game and every practice. Our coaching staff does a great job on making us work hard in practice. I know I am 100% dedicated to winning a championship and my teammates are as well. You practice how you play!

Q.You also are in a situation unlike any other team, playing both in the Czech NBL and the Slovakian Extraliga. What is that like? Do you have to change your approach to preparation?

A.Playing in two different leagues is something I haven't done before. The most important thing I have to do is take care of my body and eat right. Playing 60 games is a lot, but if I can do those two things I will be okay.

Q.What is something the fans of Levice should know about Willie Kemp?

A.Fans should know that I love to win and I'm a winner. I love playing the game of Basketball. I am blessed with the chance to play basketball professionally and I do not take that for granted. I hope that my hard work on and off the court shows that. Levice has been great thus far; and I'm willing to do anything to help our basketball team win games this season.
  




Pawel Mroz
Pawel Mroz (ex Slask Wroclaw) is a newcomer at Usti n/Labem - 2 days ago

SLUNETA Usti nad Labem (NBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old Polish center Pawel Mroz (214-115kg-84). He played most recently at Slask Wroclaw in Polish 1Liga. But in three games he recorded just 1.0ppg and 1.3rpg last season. Mroz also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged only 1.5ppg and 1.5rpg. The most of previous (2014-15) season he spent at Norrkoping Dolphins in Basketligan. In 39 games he had 6.3ppg and 4.3rpg. Mroz also spent pre-season at Wil...   [read more]

Jakub
Krakovic
BK Decin inks Jakub Krakovic - 3 days ago

BK Armex Decin (NBL) agreed terms with 26-year old Czech forward Jakub Krakovic (205-107kg-90). He played last season at Calais Basket Cheminots JMC in French NM2 league. The previous (14-15) season Krakovic played at MMCITE Brno where in 40 NBL games he had 14.1ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.3apg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Czech Republic Cup Final Four in 2011 and 2015. Krakovic represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in K...   [read more]

Viktor Cvek
Cvek re-signs at BK Opava - 4 days ago

BK Opava (NBL) confirmed in their roster 27-year old center Viktor Cvek (200-98kg-89). He has played there for the last three seasons. In 44 NBL games he had 8.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg last season. Cvek's team made it to the Czech Republic Final Four in 2012 and 2016. He represented Czech Republic at the World University Games in Kazan (Russia) three years ago. Cvek has played previously for four other teams: USK Praha, Sokol Vysehrad, B&W Opava B and MMCITE Brno. By Eurobasket Da...   [read more]


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