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NBL Standings
Places 1-6
 1. CEZ Nymburk 23-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 19-4 
 3. BK Decin 16-9 
 4. USK Praha 13-11 
 5. BK Opava 13-11 
 6. BK Kolin 11-14 
Places 7-12
 1. Usti n/Labem 10-14 
 2. Svitavy 9-15 
 3. Prostejov 8-16 
 4. NH Ostrava 8-16 
 5. J.Hradec 7-17 
 6. MMCITE Brno 7-17 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:2/21/2017
1Liga Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Zlin 4-0 
 2. Sokol H.K. 3-1 
 3. Slavoj Litom. 2-2 
 4. Opava B 1-3 
 5. Nymburk B 1-3 
 6. Olomouc SK 1-3 
Places 7-12
 1. Pardubice 2-2 
 2. Sokol Prazky 2-2 
 3. Loko Plzen 2-2 
 4. Basket Kosice 2-2 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 2-2 
 6. Sokol Slapanice 2-2 
Places 13-20
 1. Prostejov B 8-10 
 2. USK Praha B 8-10 
 3. Sokol Pisek 7-11 
 4. Novy Jicin 6-12 
 5. Ostrava 6-12 
 6. GBA Sparta 5-13 
 7. Vysocina 4-14 
 8. Havirov 2-16 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:2/14/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 5-1 
 2 KK Primorska 4-2 
 3 Vrij.Osijek 2-4 
 4 Klosterneuburg 1-5 
Group B
 1 Helios 2-1 
 2 Arkadia 2-1 
 3 Zabok 0-2 
Group C
 1 Levice 3-1 
 2 Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3 Tajfun 0-4 
Group D
 1 Rogaska 3-1 
 2 Rieker KN 2-2 
 3 BK Decin 1-3 
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.4 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.5 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.3 
 6. Bakic, BK Kolin15.4 
 7. Ware, MMCITE B.15.3 
 8. Jacobs, Prostejov15.3 
 9. Pecka, Usti n.15.0 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.8 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.1 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.2 
 6. Smith, NH Ostrava6.8 
 7. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 8. Bohacik, USK Praha6.5 
 9. Skinner, BK Kolin6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.0 
 4. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.0 
 5. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Sotnar, Usti n.4.6 
 8. Simmons, Prostejov4.4 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
 10. Canada, NH Ostrava4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.5 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 4. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.9 
 6. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 7. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.8 
 8. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Bannister, Svitavy1.6 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan CANTY
  J.Hradec
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Canty, J.Hradec1.5 
 2. Dyck, Prostejov1.5 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 5. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 6. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.0 
 9. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov0.8 
Player of the Week

 Jaromir Bohacik
  USK Praha
  ( 197-F/G-90-92 )
  

 Jan Kratochvil
  Basket Kosice
  ( 199-F-107-82 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Second Stage)

Places 1-6
CEZ Nymburk 78% Feb.25 BK Opava
BK Pardubice 61% Feb.25 BK Decin
Places 7-12
Usti n/Labem Feb.26 NH Ostrava 52%
Svitavy 71% Feb.25 Prostejov
MMCITE Brno 69% Feb.25 J.Hradec
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Places 1-6
Sokol H.K. 67% Feb.26 Olomouc SK
Nymburk B Feb.26 Zlin 67%
Slavoj Litom 59% Feb.26 Opava B
Places 7-12
Sokol Prazky 54% Feb.24 Pardubice
Bsk Kosice 54% Feb.24 Sokol Slapan
Loko Plzen 67% Feb.24 Olomouc Bbal
Places 13-20
Sokol Pisek 68% Feb.26 Novy Jicin
GBA Sparta Feb.26 Prostejov B 59%
Ostrava 60% Feb.24 Vysocina
USK Praha B 75% Feb.24 Havirov
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Semi-Finals)

Helios 55% Mar.6 Rogaska
Zlatorog 74% Feb.28 Rieker KN
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.   




Blake Schilb
Blake Schilb selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
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 international swingman Blake Schilb (201-83). He could not help Galatasaray (13-5) to beat Banvit (13-5).    [read more]

Kenny Hall
CEZ Nymburk inks Kenny Hall, ex Koroivos; Diamon Simpson Ends Time in Nymburk - 2 days ago
CEZ Basketball Nymburk (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old American power forward Kenny Hall (206-104kg-90, college: Tennessee). He started the season at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league. In 18 games he averaged 13.4ppg and 6.7rpg, while shooting 60.1% from the field and 54.5% from the line. Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Hall was drafted by the Delaware 87ers (D-League) in fourth round (55th overall). He attended University of Tennessee until 2013 and it is...   [read more]

Darion
Rackley
Darion Rackley (ex Prostejov) signs at Oroszlanyi - 2 days ago
After the injury of Jestin Lewis(he will miss at least 3-4 weeks), Oroszlanyi Sportegylet E Lions (NB I. B) landed 25-year old American guard Darion Rackley (190-77kg-92, college: Jacksonville State). He played recently at Orli Prostejov in NBL league in Czech Republic. In only one game he had 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 4 steals this season. Rackley also played earlier that season for ES Sahel (Division I) in Tunisian league. He also spent pre-season at Minas (NBB) in Brazilian lea...   [read more]


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Jan Vesely selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 9 days ago  
Czech Republic 1Liga round 18 best performance: Jan Kratochvil - 9 days ago  
1Liga Round 18: #1 Sokol Hradec Kralove is defeated by USK Praha B - 10 days ago  
Czech Republic NBL round 1 (Second Stage) best performance: Tomas Pomikalek - 10 days ago  
NBL Round 1 (Second Stage): BK Decin defeat BK Opava in the closest game of the week - 11 days ago  
Jakub Kasa (ex Wolmirstedt) agreed terms with Nitra - 14 days ago  
Kolonicny's double-double lands him 1Liga Player of the Week award - 15 days ago  
1Liga Round 17: Novy Jicin defeat leader SKB Zlin - 16 days ago  
Bohacik's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 16 days ago  
NBL Round 22: BK Decin beat BK Usti nad Labem by two after a very close game - 17 days ago  
Nymburk Bring in Stephn Holt to Replace Chris Hass - 21 days ago  
Howard Sant-Roos claims Czech Republic NBL weekly honour - 22 days ago  
CEZ Nymburk could tab Stephen Holt - 23 days ago  
NBL Round 21 of Regular Season - 23 days ago  
Martin Peterka claims Czech Republic 1Liga weekly honour - 23 days ago  
Estudiantes ink Ondrej Balvin - 23 days ago  
1Liga Round 16: Leader Sokol Hradec Kralove lose to Sokol Prazky - 24 days ago  
Usti n/Labem tabs James Carlton - 25 days ago  
Czech Republic NBL round 20 best performance: Terrell Lipkins - 29 days ago  
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