#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' surprising victory against the second-ranked Caja Laboral (17-4) 84-70 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game.
Pumprla scored 16 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 27 minutes on the court.
Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (10-11) is placed tenth in the ACB.
It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses.
This year Pumprla averages: 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 2FGP: 54.5% and FT: 82.1% in the 21 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Balvin could not help Cajasol (7-14) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Cajasol was defeated 75-67 at home by the much higher-ranked CAI Zaragoza (#7).
Balvin was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks.
Balvin's overall stats this season are: 3.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 70.6%(24-34) and FT: 57.1%.
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 an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Ondrej Balvin. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention.
Satoransky. He was not able to help the league outsider Cajasol (0-5) in their game against Stelmet ZG (2-3).
Satoransky scored 6 points in 18 minutes.
The fourth-placed Cajasol lost 81-85 on their home court in Sevilla to the higher-ranked (#3) Stelmet ZG in the group K of Eurocup.
Satoransky is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.7apg.
This year his other stats are: 10.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 45.7%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 79.2% in the 11 games.
Satoransky is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#4. Center Jiri Hubalek (208-82, agency: Two Points, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Umana Venezia (10-9) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (15-4) in the Italian SerieA.
He recorded only 4 points.
Umana Venezia was crushed 108-84 on the road by the second-ranked Banco di Sardegna Sassari.
They ended the series of four consecutive victories.
Hubalek's overall stats this season are: 1.3ppg and 1.5rpg.
He used to play for the Czech Republic national team
back in 2009.
#5. An experienced former international center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Planasa NV (8-10) in their game against CB Clavijo (8-10) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division).
Starosta scored 7 points, had 10 rebounds and dished 3 assists.
Planasa NV was defeated 95-89 in Logrono by the higher-ranked CB Clavijo (#6).
Starosta is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (first place).
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.1ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg.
He used to play for the Czech Republic national team
five years ago.
#6. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) led Apoel to a victory against the closely-ranked AEK (14-7) 75-62 in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game.
Chan scored 12 points in only a mere 10 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (12-9) is placed fourth in the Division A.
The Regular Season already ended.
This year Chan's overall stats are: 6.8ppg and 3.9rpg in the 16 games.
He is a former international player as he played for the Czech Republic senior team three years ago.
#7. Former U20 international power forward Marek Soucek (213-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Texas Tech University (2-10) crushing them 91-67 in the NCAA last Wednesday.
Soucek scored 6 points.
The Oklahoma State University has a solid 9-3 conference record this season.
It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row.
Soucek's total stats this season are: 6.8ppg and 3.9rpg.
He used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team
three years ago.
#8. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) managed to help B.C. River Andorra in a victory against the 11th-ranked Ourense (2-10) crushing them 81-60 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night.
Hampl scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 16 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 total stats are: 7.4ppg and 4.0rpg in the 18 games.
Hampl 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.Michal Kremen (200-G/F-81, currently plays in Cyprus) led Apoel to a victory against the league outsider Omonia (3-17) 70-62 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A last Tuesday.
Kremen scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes.
Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (12-9) is placed fourth in the Division A.
The Regular Season already ended.
It's Kremen's first season with the team.
This year his overall stats are: 7.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg in the 16 games he played so far.
#2.David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Liga Nationala could not help Rovinari (11-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Rovinari was defeated 104-99 on the road by the lower-ranked Giurgiu (#12).
Steffel recorded 11 points.
Steffel is ranked third on the list of the best rebounders in the league.
He has very reliable stats this season: 13.1ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.5apg.
#3.Jaroslav Tyrna (207-F/C-86, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help USC Leipzig (3-19) in their game against NBC (10-12) in the German ProA (second division), despite his good performance last Saturday.
Tyrna recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes.
But the bottom-ranked USC Leipzig was edged 87-84 in Nurnberg by the much higher-ranked (#9) NBC.
It was USC Leipzig's 11th consecutive loss in a row.
Tyrna has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 5.5rpg in the eight games.
#4.Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) was not able to secure a victory for Komarno (19-6) in their game against Levice (1-18) in the Slovakian Extraliga. He cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones.
Kratochvil scored only 2 points.
Komarno was defeated 83-76 at home by the much lower-ranked Levice (#10).
It was Komarno's first loss after four consecutive victories.
Kratochvil has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 3.1rpg.
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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