#1. This week's number one is former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA). He contributed to a 2-point Washington Wizards' victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder (26-8) 101-99 in the NBA in Monday night's game.
Vesely scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 20 minutes on the court.
The Washington Wizards have rather weak 5-28 record this season.
It was his team's first victory after five consecutive loses.
This year Vesely averages: 2.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 49.2% and FT: 24.0% in the 25 games he played so far.
He played for the Czech Republic senior national team three years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an experienced former international center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain). Starosta led Planasa NV to a 2-point victory over the closely-ranked Ourense (1-6) 85-83 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday.
He was MVP of the game. Starosta recorded 25 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Planasa Navarra (6-7) is placed eighth in the LEB Gold.
Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #6) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place).
He has very reliable stats this season: 14.7ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 56.2%(82-146) and FT: 45.0%.
Starosta played for the Czech Republic national team in 2008.
#3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Pavel Pumprla (198-86, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Blancos de Rueda (6-10) crushing them 89-56 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night.
Pumprla recorded 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes.
Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (9-7) is placed seventh in the ACB.
It's Pumprla's first season with the team.
This year his overall stats are: 6.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 55.7%(34-61) and FT: 81.5% in the 16 games.
Pumprla is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#4. Point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Cajasol's victory against one of league's weakest teams Assignia Manresa (2-14) 67-60 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game.
He recorded 9 points and added 3 passes.
Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (5-11) is placed 15th in the ACB.
Satoransky is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league.
This season he has very good stats: 12.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg.
Satoransky is also Czech Republic national team player.
#5. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky and both played together in the last Spanish ACB game.
Balvin managed to help Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla to win against one of league's weakest teams Assignia Manresa (2-14) 67-60.
He recorded only 4 points.
Balvin's total stats this season are: 2.1ppg and 1.8rpg.
He plays currently for the Czech Republic national team.
#6. Shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Olin Edirne (3-11) to beat Tofas (6-8).
Jelinek scored 8 points and added 3 passes in 30 minutes.
Olin Edirne was edged 73-72 at home by the higher-ranked (#9) Tofas.
It was Olin Edirne's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
Jelinek has relatively good stats this year: 12.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.8apg in the 14 games.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.
#7. U18 international small forward Jan Svandrlik (196-94, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Clinicas Rincon's victory against the ninth-ranked Cafes Aitona (4-7) crushing them 88-56 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday.
Svandrlik scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
CB Clinicas Rincon (7-4) is placed fourth in the LEB Silver.
Svandrlik's total stats this season are: 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg.
He is also Czech Republic U18 national team player.
#8. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help River Andorra (3-0) in their game against Ford Burgos (11-2) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division).
He recorded only 4 points.
his team was defeated 86-75 on the road by the leading Ford_Burgos.
Hampl's total stats this season are: 6.8ppg and 4.0rpg.
He plays currently for the Czech Republic national team.
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) contributed to an AZS Koszalin's victory against one of league's weakest teams Start Gdynia (4-11) 68-63 in the Polish TBL last Sunday.
He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes.
AZS Koszalin (9-6) is placed fifth in the TBL.
It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses.
Skibniewski is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.1apg.
This year he also averages: 8.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.1spg in the 15 games he played so far.
#2.Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia), who plays in the Slovakian Extraliga could not help Komarno (14-4) to beat Levice (1-15).
Kratochvil scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes.
The league leader Komarno was badly defeated 72-55 on the road by the much lower-ranked (#10) Levice.
This year Kratochvil's total stats are: 7.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg in the 17 games.
#3.Jaroslav Tyrna (207-F/C-86, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help USC Leipzig (3-13) in their game against Oettinger Rockets Gotha (6-10) in the German ProA (second division). Tyrna cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones.
He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 25 minutes.
The bottom-ranked USC Leipzig lost 67-81 in Gotha to the higher-ranked (#11) Oettinger Rockets.
It was USC Leipzig's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Tyrna's total stats are: 9.0ppg and 8.0rpg in the two games.
#4.Jaromir Fohler (211-C-85, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Lan Mobel Iraurgi Saski Baloia to win against the seventh-ranked Fontedoso Carrefour (5-6) 84-73 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Sunday night.
He scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Lan Mobel Iraurgi Saski Baloia (1-0) is placed in the LEB Silver.
Fohler's total stats this season are: 1.3ppg and 1.7rpg.
#5.Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Tulane's victory against the Wofford College (0-1) 62-48 in the NCAA in Friday night's game.
He recorded only 3 points in 15 minutes.
The Tulane University has conference record this season.
This year Bruha's total stats are: 1.3ppg and 1.7rpg in the 11 games.
CEZ Nymburk repeat as NBL champions - May 24, 2016
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CEZ Nymburk - BK Decin 102-53 CEZ Nymburk celebrated the 13th straight NBL title. They fired past BK Decin at home court to complete the sweep of the championship series. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to BK Decin's 32. They outrebounded BK Decin 54-27 including a 21-2 advantage in offensive rebounds.... [read more]
CEZ Nymburk celebrated the 13th straight NBL title. They fired past BK Decin at home court to complete the sweep of the championship series. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to BK Decin's 32. They outrebounded BK Decin 54-27 including a 21-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. CEZ Nymburk looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by BK Decin's players. It was a great evening for American point guard Chasson Randle (187-93, college: Stanford) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points. His fellow American import guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis) helped adding 11 points and 8 assists. CEZ Nymburk's coach Ronen Ginzburg felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) with 9 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and international guard Tomas Vyoral (190-92) scored 12 points. Top scorers: CEZ Nymburk: C.Randle 22+2reb+2ast, V.Hruban 14+2reb, M.Dixon 11+4reb+8ast, J.Vaughn 10+3reb, M.Kriz 9+10reb+2ast, H.Sant-Roos 9+4reb+2ast BK Decin: F.Kroutil 13+2reb, T.Vyoral 12+4reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 9+11reb, O.Siska 8+2reb+1ast, J.Jelinek 6+4reb+2ast, L.Stria 5+2reb+3ast
NBL Round 2 of Finals. CEZ Nymburk register second straight victory - May 21, 2016
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FINAL BK Decin - CEZ Nymburk 63-91 CEZ Nymburk coasted past BK Decin on the road to open 2-0 lead in the title series. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BK Decin to just 7 points in first quarter. CEZ Nymburk made 31-of-38 free shots (81.6 percent) during the game, while BK Decin only scored twelve points from the stripe. CEZ Nymburk forced 20 B... [read more]
CEZ Nymburk coasted past BK Decin on the road to open 2-0 lead in the title series. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BK Decin to just 7 points in first quarter. CEZ Nymburk made 31-of-38 free shots (81.6 percent) during the game, while BK Decin only scored twelve points from the stripe. CEZ Nymburk forced 20 BK Decin turnovers. 29 personal fouls committed by BK Decin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Cuban swingman Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) scored 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Vojtech Hruban (202-89) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. CEZ Nymburk's coach Ronen Ginzburg felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Jiri Jelinek (203-87) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Top scorers: CEZ Nymburk: V.Hruban 21+4reb+2ast, H.Sant-Roos 15+9reb+5ast, M.Dixon 14+2reb+4ast, C.Randle 11+1reb, M.Peterka 9+1reb+1ast, M.Jagodic Kuridza 7+4reb BK Decin: J.Jelinek 13+8reb+2ast, T.Vyoral 10+4reb+4ast, O.Siska 10+6reb, F.Kroutil 9+2reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 9+8reb+1ast, S.Jezek 8+6reb+2ast
BK pardubice cruised past Prostejov to secure the Bronze medals. The game was mostly controlled by BK Pardubice. Prostejov was better in third quarter 28-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Prostejov 38-22 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for BK Pardubice especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American forward Joseph Wall (200-89, college: Seattle Pacific) notched 21 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Lamb Autrey (190-89, college: St.Mary's, TX, agency:Two Points) supported him with 20 points and 6 assists. Four BK Pardubice players scored in double figures. CoachTomas Bartosek's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 15 points and 5 rebounds by international forward Lukas Palyza (202-89) did not help to save the game for Prostejov. Center Jan Tomanec (205-85) added 12 points and 4 steals for the guests. Top scorers: BK Pardubice: J.Wall 21+7reb+2ast, L.Autrey 20+4reb+6ast, D.Pandula 19+4reb+3ast, K.Svrdlik 11+5reb, L.Kotas 9+3reb+2ast, R.Necas 6+6reb+1ast Prostejov: L.Palyza 15+5reb, M.Sehnal 12+1ast, J.Tomanec 12+3reb, M.Novak 9+1reb+1ast, O.Peterka 8+6reb, M.Norwa 7+3reb
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