Trefl Sopot opened their win count in the title series. The game was mostly controlled by Trefl Sopot. Asseco Prokom managed to win fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Trefl Sopot dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Asseco Prokom's 38. They outrebounded Asseco Prokom 39-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for international forward Adam Waczynski (199-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward John Turek (205-83, college: Nebraska) helped adding 18 points and 9 rebounds. Five Trefl Sopot players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Lithuanian power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-90, agency: Interperformances) with 11 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) scored 5 points and 4 assists. Asseco Prokom's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Trefl Sopot: J.Turek 18+9reb, F.Dylewicz 15+3reb+1ast, A.Waczynski 15+8reb+4ast, L.Koszarek 15+2reb+3ast, J.Mallett 10+5reb+1ast, M.Stefanski 6+3reb+1ast Asseco Prokom: D.Motiejunas 11+5reb+1ast, A.Hrycaniuk 9+2reb, P.Zamojski 6+2reb, J.Blassingame 5+3reb+4ast, M.Kuebler 5+1reb, Q.Day 4+1reb
Zastal Zielona Gora celebrated PLK Bronze. They defeated PGE Turow in the decisive third game of the series. PGE Turow trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 19-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-79 at the end of the game. Zastal ZG made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by PGE Turow helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Ivorian-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international point guard Kamil Chanas (188-85) helped adding 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Arthur Lee (185-77, college: Stanford, agency: Interperformances) with 16 points and 5 assists and naturalized German forward Konrad Wysocki (201-82, college: Princeton, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four PGE Turow players scored in double figures. PGE Turow's coach Jacek Winnicki rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Zastal ZG: W.Hodge 25+5reb+5ast, K.Chanas 21+5reb+4ast, P.Stelmach 10+4reb+1ast, U.Mirkovic 9+6reb+1ast, K.Archibeque 9+7reb, M.Sroka 3+3reb+2ast PGE Turow: A.Lee 16+3reb+5ast, M.Chylinski 13+2reb, K.Wysocki 13+6reb, D.Kickert 10+1reb, D.Jackson 8+4reb+4ast, D.Lauderdale 6+5reb
Maciej Lampe selected the top Polish players playing abroad in last week's games - May 20, 2013
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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Polish players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Caja Laboral (25-9) in their last game. Despite Lampe's very good performance Caja Laboral lost 94-99 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#10) CB Canarias.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Polish players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Caja Laboral (25-9) in their last game. Despite Lampe's very good performance Caja Laboral lost 94-99 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#10) CB Canarias.
He was the second best scorer with 25 points. Lampe also added 5 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Lampe has relatively good stats this year: 12.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 2FGP: 56.2%(149-265), 3FGP: 30.8% and FT: 86.1% in the 32 games he played so far.
He has a dual citizenship: Polish and Swedish.
Lampe is currently a member of the Polish senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international swingman Thomas Kelati (195-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St., currently plays in Spain). He contributed to a Valencia Basket's victory against the closely-ranked Gescrap BB (19-15) 72-61 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday.
Kelati scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Valencia Basket (22-12) is placed fourth in the ACB.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
This season Kelati has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 55.1%(38-69), 3FGP: 41.5% and FT: 91.9%(34-37).
He is another player who holds two passports: Eritrean and Polish.
Ex-BOT Turow Zgorzelec player is in the roster of the Polish senior national team.
#3. The Polish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. Szewczyk was not able to help Umana Venezia (16-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Umana Venezia lost 79-93 in Varese to the leading Cimberio.
Szewczyk was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 6 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Szewczyk has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 57.3%(90-157), 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 82.4% in the 32 games.
He is also a member of the Polish senior national team.
#4. Guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis, currently plays in Israel) helped Maccabi T-A win their game against the second-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-14) 80-67 in a derby game in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game.
Logan scored 8 points.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (22-5) is placed first.
It's Logan's first season with the team.
His stats this year are: 10.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg.
Logan is a naturalized American.
He used to play for the Polish national team
back in 2009. Logan played also for WTK Anwil Wloclawek in Polish league.
#5. Former U18 international center Szymon Lukasiak (208-87, agency: Promotex, college: Jacksonville, currently plays in Portugal), who plays in the Portuguese LPB was not able to secure a victory for Academica (15-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance Academica was crushed 94-62 on the opponent's court by the leading Benfica.
Lukasiak was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 5 rebounds.
Lukasiak is ranked fifth on the list of the best blockers in the league.
He has very reliable stats this season: 11.4ppg and 4.6rpg.
Lukasiak used to play for the Polish U18 national team
eight years ago.
#6. Forward Aleksander Czyz (200-90, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nevada, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Lottomatica Roma (20-10) in their game against Trenkwalder RE (18-12) in the Italian SerieA.
He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes.
Lottomatica Roma was badly defeated 89-69 in Reggio Emilia by the lower-ranked (#6) Trenkwalder RE.
This year Czyz averages: 6.4ppg and 4.0rpg in the 35 games.
He is an international player who is currently on the senior Polish National Team roster.
#7. An experienced international forward Michal Ignerski (207-80, agency: Stanley International, college: Mississippi St., currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Banco di Sardegna Sassari (22-8) in their game against Cantu (17-13) in the Italian SerieA.
Ignerski recorded 6 points.
Banco di Sardegna Sassari was edged 82-80 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Cantu (#7).
Ignerski's stats this season are: 12.2ppg and 4.7rpg.
He is also Polish national team player.
#8. Power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in Torino's victory against the 13th-ranked Recanati (16-18) crushing them 93-64 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Sunday night.
Wojciechowski scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes.
PMS Torino (26-8) is placed first in the Nazionale A.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important.
Wojciechowski averaged so far 14.9ppg, 9.1rpg and 1.1spg in the 34 games.
He plays currently for the Polish national team.
#9. International point guard Robert Skibniewski (183-83, currently plays in Slovakia) couldn't help Inter Bratislava (20-15) in their game against Komarno (24-11) in the Slovakian Extraliga.
Skibniewski scored 6 points and added 3 passes.
Inter Bratislava was edged 73-72 at home by the second-ranked Komarno.
Skibniewski is currently sixth on the league's list of best passers.
His overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 4.7apg and 1.1spg.
Skibniewski is also in the roster of the Polish national team.
The list of other players, who all have Polish passport but never been selected to any of Polish national teams:
#1.Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Maccabi Haifa's victory against the leader Galil Gilboa (14-13) 93-87 in the Israeli Winner League last Thursday.
He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and making the same number of passes. Mekel also added and 3 steals in 36 minutes.
It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Maccabi Bazan Haifa (17-10) is placed third.
Mekel is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league with 5.0apg.
This year he also averages: 13.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3spg in the 24 games he played so far.
Mekel has a dual citizenship: Polish and Israeli.
#2.Konrad Wysocki (201-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL could not help EWE Baskets (25-9) to beat Telekom Baskets (18-16).
Wysocki recorded 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
EWE Baskets was defeated 88-82 on the road by the lower-ranked Telekom Baskets (#8).
Wysocki's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 3.4rpg.
He is another player who holds two passports: Polish and German.
#3.Francis Jonathan Han (185-G-87, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Puerto Rico) managed to help Cangrejeros de Santurce in a victory against the seventh-ranked Brujos (10-11) 102-93 in the Puerto Rican BSN last Sunday.
Han recorded only 4 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists in 32 minutes.
Cangrejeros de Santurce (15-6) is placed first in the BSN.
It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row.
This year Han's overall stats are: 1.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.5apg in the 21 games.
He has both Polish and Puerto Rican nationalities.
Polish National Team 2013
Michal Chylinski190-PG-86PGE Turow
Aleksander Czyz200-F-90Acea Virtus RM
Jakub Dloniak192-F-83Siarka Jezioro
Marcin Gortat211-C-84Phoenix Suns
Michal Ignerski207-F-80Banco di Sard [read more]
Polish U20 National Team 2013
Jan Grzelinski180-PG-94WKK Wroclaw
Grzegorz Grochowski180-PG-93MKS DG
Sebastian Kowalczyk190-PG-93Start Gdynia
Jakub Schenk185-PG-94Rosa Radom
Michal Michalak196-SG-93Trefl Sopot
Mateusz Ponitka196-G/F-93Asseco Prok [read more]
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