#1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Pavel Pumprla (198-86, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a Blusens Monbus' victory against the closely-ranked Regal FC Barcelona (7-7) 62-54 in the Spanish ACB in Wednesday night's game.
Pumprla recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 37 minutes on the court.
Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (7-7) is placed 11th in the ACB.
This year Pumprla averages: 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 53.1% and FT: 77.3% in the 14 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Satoransky could not help Cajasol (3-11) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance Cajasol was edged 84-82 on the road by the much higher-ranked FIATC Joventut (#9).
Satoransky recorded 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
Satoransky belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6.
He has very reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.9apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 50.5%, 3FGP: 32.3% and FT: 72.5%.
Satoransky is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA). Vesely was not able to help the Washington Wizards (3-22) in their game against the Detroit Pistons (9-21) in the NBA.
He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
The Washington Wizards were defeated 96-87 in Detroit by the Pistons.
It was Wizards' seventh consecutive loss in a row.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Vesely's overall stats this year are: 2.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 40.4% and FT: 26.3%.
He played for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.
#4. Shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for Olin Edirne (3-9) in their game against Mersin (5-5) in the Turkish TBL, despite his good performance in Thursday night's game.
He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Jelinek also added 4 rebounds in 36 minutes.
But Olin Edirne lost 62-74 at home to the higher-ranked (#7) Mersin.
It was Olin Edirne's third consecutive loss in a row.
Jelinek has relatively good stats this year: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.8apg in the 12 games.
He is also Czech Republic national team player.
#5. An experienced former international center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Planasa NV (5-7) in their game against Melilla Baloncesto (3-9) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division), despite his good performance on Friday night.
He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 11 rebounds in 39 minutes.
But Planasa NV lost 73-88 on the opponent's court to the one of league's weakest teams (#13) Melilla_Baloncesto.
Starosta is currently first on the list of best rebounders with 10.0rpg.
This year his other stats are: 13.8ppg and 1.3apg in the 12 games.
Starosta used to play for the Czech Republic national team
four years ago.
#6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) managed to help B.C. River Andorra in a victory against the ninth-ranked Lleida Basquet (5-7) 76-67 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday.
Hampl scored only 4 points in 12 minutes.
B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold.
So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season.
It's Hampl's first season with the team.
This year his overall stats are: 7.0ppg and 4.3rpg in the 12 games.
Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.
The list of other players, who all have Czech Republic passport but never been selected to any of Czech Republic national teams:
#1.Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (8-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance AZS Koszalin was edged 66-64 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Asseco Prokom Gdynia.
Skibniewski was the second best scorer with 10 points. He also added 4 assists in 26 minutes.
Skibniewski is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.5apg.
This year his other stats are: 8.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.1spg in the 13 games he played so far.
#2.David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) was not able to help Rovinari (8-7) in their game against Pitesti (7-8) in the Romanian Division A, despite his very good performance last Wednesday.
Steffel was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 32 minutes.
But Rovinari lost 75-84 at home to the lower-ranked (#11) Pitesti.
It was Rovinari's fourth consecutive loss in a row.
Steffel's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
Steffel is the league's best rebounder with 9.8rpg.
This year he also averages: 15.0ppg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg in the 15 games.
#3.Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) led Komarno to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Handlova (4-11) 92-78 in the Slovakian Extraliga on Wednesday night.
Kratochvil scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
MBK Rieker Komarno (13-2) is placed first in the Extraliga.
It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
Kratochvil's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.3apg.
#4.Ivo Hoger (225-C-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Georgia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider STU (0-10) crushing them 96-75 in a derby game in the Georgian Superleague last Wednesday.
Hoger recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Olimpi Tbilisi (8-2) is placed third in the Superleague.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
The Regular Season already ended.
Hoger's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 2.5rpg.
#5.Jaroslav Tyrna (207-F/C-86, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for USC Leipzig (3-12) in their game against Crailsheim Merlins (5-10) in the German ProA (second division). Despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Tyrna also added 4 rebounds. It was his first game for USC Leipzig this season.
#6.Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Tulane University to win against the Pepperdine University 69-54 in the NCAA on Thursday night.
He scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Bruha's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 4.3rpg.
Edi Sinadinovic (193-88, agency: Aspire Sports), recorder in assists in two leagues (Estonia and Bosnia&Herzegovina) and one of the best point guards in Czech NBL leaves the team because of financial problems. He played very good season with very good percentage shooting from the field. In 16 games in Czech Republic he had 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. He was the best 3PT player of the team (and one of the top in the league) with 34 scored 3PT from 88 attempts (38.6%). He had al... [read more]
Edi Sinadinovic (193-88, agency: Aspire Sports), recorder in assists in two leagues (Estonia and Bosnia&Herzegovina) and one of the best point guards in Czech NBL leaves the team because of financial problems. He played very good season with very good percentage shooting from the field. In 16 games in Czech Republic he had 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. He was the best 3PT player of the team (and one of the top in the league) with 34 scored 3PT from 88 attempts (38.6%). He had almost 50% of shooting for 2PT. In 61 attempts he made it 30 to the bucket for 49.2%. About shooting from free throw line he is very stable also this year (86.7%). His best game of the season was against Prostejov, when he flushed 26 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists with 3/6 for 2PT and 4/7 from 3PT line. He stayed perfect for FT with 8/8 for total index of 29. The last season Sinadinovic played at Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 14 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Zdravlje in Serbian 2MLS. In three games he averaged remarkable 21.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.0apg. The other team Sinadinovic played was MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Sinadinovic also spent pre-season at Partizan (KLS) in Serbian league that year. His team won Macedonian Supercup in 2016. Sinadinovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (BC CSKA Interlogic Sophia), Croatia, Estonia (Valga), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK/Argous), Romania (Targu Mures and Pitesti), Serbia (Masinac) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).
Allen's 28 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
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24-year old guard Bryon Allen (193-G-92) had a great game in the last round for league's best team CEZ Nymburk and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. He had the game-high 28 points adding six rebounds and four assists for CEZ Nymburk in his team's victory, helping them to crush NH Ostrava (#12, 4-15) with 21-point margin 104-83. It allowed CEZ Nymburk to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic league. CEZ Nymburk has a very good season and are considere... [read more]
24-year old guard Bryon Allen (193-G-92) had a great game in the last round for league's best team CEZ Nymburk and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19. He had the game-high 28 points adding six rebounds and four assists for CEZ Nymburk in his team's victory, helping them to crush NH Ostrava (#12, 4-15) with 21-point margin 104-83. It allowed CEZ Nymburk to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic league. CEZ Nymburk has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 18-1. In the team's last game Allen had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be CEZ Nymburk's top player in his first season with the team. George Mason University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Allen is in league's top in points (8th best: 15.7ppg) and averages solid 57.6% FGP and 47.1% from behind 3-point line.
Second best performed player last round was Dusan Pandula (196-SF-84) of league's second-best BK Pardubice. He is Slovakian in his 3rd season at BK Pardubice. In the last game Pandula recorded impressive 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led BK Pardubice to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#9, 6-13) 112-73. BK Pardubice's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just three games this season, while they won 16 matches. Pandula is one of the most experienced players at BK Pardubice and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to another BK Pardubice's star - forward Joseph Wall (199-F-89). Wall scored 18 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was another key player of BK Pardubice, helping his team with a 112-73 easy win against the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#9, 6-13). BK Pardubice is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 16-3 record is not that bad... Wall has a very solid season. In 19 games in Czech Republic he scored 13.9ppg. He also has 5.6rpg, FGP: 51.0% and 3PT: 40.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Dominez Burnett (196-F-92) of BK Pardubice - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists 5. Ivan Mikulic (194-G-91) of MMCITE Brno - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 6. Garret Kerr (194-F-92) of BK Kolin - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) of BK Decin - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists 8. Lamb Autrey (191-G-89) of BK Pardubice - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists 9. Brian Fitzpatrick (203-F-89) of Prostejov - 22 points and 6 rebounds 10. Tony Meier (204-F-90) of CEZ Nymburk - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 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)
Champions League: Nymburk defeat visiting Monaco - 4 days ago
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Nymburk - Monaco 76:66 Nymburk celebrated the 9th victory in Basketball Champions League Group A. They upended group's leaders Monaco to gain 9-4 record. Five players scored in double digits for the Czech champions. Nymburk rallied to an 18:13 lead at the first break. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Czech team piled up a 40:29 halftime lead. Monaco however pulled closer in the third term. The French powerhouse narrowed the gap at 2-point mark heading int... [read more]
Nymburk - Monaco 76:66
Nymburk celebrated the 9th victory in Basketball Champions League Group A. They upended group's leaders Monaco to gain 9-4 record. Five players scored in double digits for the Czech champions. Nymburk rallied to an 18:13 lead at the first break. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Czech team piled up a 40:29 halftime lead. Monaco however pulled closer in the third term. The French powerhouse narrowed the gap at 2-point mark heading into the fourth stanza. But Nymburk used a 24:16 run in the final term to ice the win. Bryon Allen (193-G-92, college: George Mason), Petr Benda (203-C-82) and Eugene Lawrence (184-PG-86, college: St.John's) chipped in 14 points each for the winners. Billy Ouattara (191-SG-92) responded with 19 points for Monaco. Dee Bost (188-PG-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: Three Eye Sports) banked in 16 points in the defeat.
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