#1. This week's number one is an experienced former international center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He could not help Planasa NV (7-9) in their last game. Despite Starosta's very good performance Planasa NV lost 80-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Palencia_Baloncesto.
He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 12 rebounds in 35 minutes on the court.
Starosta is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place).
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 16.2ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.1apg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 60.2%(112-186) and FT: 41.7% in the 16 games he played so far.
He played for the Czech Republic senior national team five years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Spain. Balvin was not able to help Cajasol (0-3) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the fourth-placed Cajasol was defeated 87-80 at home by the leading Lokomotiv in the group K of Eurocup.
Balvin scored 12 points, had 4 rebounds and made 5 blocks.
There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical.
Balvin's overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 57.1%(12-21) and FT: 61.5%.
He 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 contributed to a Washington Wizards' victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves (17-24) 114-101 in the NBA on Friday night.
He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes.
The Washington Wizards have rather weak 11-32 record this season.
This year Vesely's overall stats are: 2.8ppg, 2.6rpg and FT: 22.2% in the 30 games.
He played for the Czech Republic national team three years ago.
#4. Point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Ondrej Balvin. But that was another game of his team in Spanish ACB which we would like to mention.
Satoransky was not able to secure a victory for Cajasol (7-12) in their game against Caja Laboral (16-3).
He recorded 8 points and added 8 assists.
Cajasol was defeated 86-82 on their home court in Sevilla by the second-ranked Caja Laboral.
Satoransky belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #4.
He has very reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.2apg and 1.1spg.
Satoransky is also Czech Republic national team player.
#5. International shooting guard Pavel Pumprla (198-86, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Blusens Monbus (9-10) in their game against Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (6-13) in the Spanish ACB.
Pumprla recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Blusens Monbus was defeated 79-73 in Madrid by the lower-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (#16).
It was Blusens Monbus' third consecutive loss in a row.
Pumprla's total stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 2.8rpg.
He plays currently for the Czech Republic national team.
#6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) helped River Andorra win their game against the closely-ranked Meridiano Alicante (10-6) 84-80 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday.
He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. 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.
Hampl's total stats this year are: 7.6ppg and 3.9rpg.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.
#7. Former international center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) couldn't help Apoel (2-6) in their game against Keravnos (12-3) in the Cypriot Division A.
He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 9 minutes.
Apoel was edged 75-74 in Strovolos by the leading Keravnos.
This year Chan's total stats are: 6.3ppg and 4.3rpg in the 12 games.
He used to play for the Czech Republic national team
three years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Czech Republic passport but never been selected to any of Czech Republic national teams:
#1.David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a 2-point victory against the fifth-ranked Ploiesti (13-6) 95-93 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday.
He recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and made 4 blocks in 38 minutes.
CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (10-9) is placed ninth in the Liga Nationala.
Steffel is ranked second on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 8.9rpg.
This year he also averages: 14.1ppg and 1.6apg in the 19 games he played so far.
#2.Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (9-9) in their last game. Despite Skibniewski's good performance AZS Koszalin lost in an overtime 80-85 at home to the second-ranked Stelmet ZG.
He scored 10 points in 26 minutes.
It was AZS Koszalin's third consecutive loss in a row.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Skibniewski's first season with the team.
This year Skibniewski's total stats are: 7.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.2spg in the 18 games.
#3.Michal Kremen (200-G/F-81, currently plays in Cyprus), who plays in the Cypriot Division A was not able to help Apoel (2-6) in their last game. Despite Kremen's good performance Apoel was edged 75-74 on the road by the leading Keravnos.
He scored 11 points and had 3 steals in 21 minutes.
Kremen is ranked fourth on the list of the most steals in the league with 1.8spg.
This year his other stats are: 6.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg in the 12 games.
#4.Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against one of league's weakest teams Handlova (6-16) 91-82 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Wednesday night's game.
Kratochvil recorded 7 points.
MBK Rieker Komarno (17-5) is placed first in the Extraliga.
Kratochvil's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg and 3.4rpg.
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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