David thanks for sitting with us. Where are you now and how is your basketball summer going?
Thanks for allowing me to speak with you. I am currently back in the U.S training in North Carolina. Basketball has been going very well. Since I've been back home I've taken a few vacation trips to spend time with my friends and family but now it's back to training . I've been also playing in a local Summer League, against college and professional talent getting ready for the upcoming season. The summer is a time to relax and rest but I love to use this time to work on things in my game, so staying in the gym is a must for me.
How have you found this season in the Tauron Basket Liga?Any changes you would make?
I really enjoyed my season in the Tauron Basket Liga. At first I didn't know what to expect but soon learned it's a very competitive league! I felt that there was a high level of play from all teams. During the last stages of the season, each team showed they had a lot of talent and were good enough to make a push for the championship. I was exciting to see so many close series in the playoffs. I also liked how there was much more television coverage of the league games. This made it a lot easier for friends and family to watch the games. I loved the fans of the Polish league! Almost every arena was full of loud cheering fans. Poland made it very clear they were passionate about their sports! This made it a very fun environment and brought more energy to every game! I wish there was more of a break to allow foreigners to travel home to spend time with family during the Christmas holidays. A lot of players are fathers with families and would love to spend valuable time with their children. Domestic players with less travel get to spend this special time with family. Why can't foreigners? This would also allow players to rest mentally and physically, to better prepare for the playoff race.
Last season you started in Greece, then moved to Lithuania. Where would you rank Polish basketball? Where do you see it going in the near future?
Comparing the leagues after my time in Greece and Lithuania, I see Poland moving up in rank among other countries in Europe. Greece and Lithuania both have a very strong tradition in basketball, playing very well in all European leagues, including the Euro-Championships and the Olympics. I feel the level of Poland has increased tremendously. I have gotten to play with and against a few of the talented Polish National Team players and they are very skilled! I am proud to say that I played in Poland and I believe many others feel the same way! Construction of new arenas will only make the sport even more popular. There are several teams that are very solid now, full of local and foreign talent and have strong ambitions to excel at the international level. I was really impressed with the young Polish prospects that will develop into great players in the future. The future for Polish basketball is very bright!
How do you like living in Slupsk?
Slupsk was amazing! Loved my time there! The fans of Energa Czarni Slupsk are the best in Poland! It may be a smaller city but the fans love basketball! In Slupsk you feel like you are part of the community. The games are always sold out and when I was out in the city, I always got attention from fans wanting the very best for our team. Gryfia hall made it almost impossible for opponents to play comfortably due to the crowd hassling their every move! It is a beautiful city with a lot of history, close to the sea and of course strong basketball!
Who do you look up to as a player?
As a player I look up to Amare Stoudemire. Not only does he play the same position and similar playing style, but I love how he plays with passion every time he is on the court. He dunks hard, I dunk hard; sending a message to the opponent. I try to pattern my game around his and how aggressive he plays. He's athletic, a leader by example and is a great person off the court doing many great things in the community. His focus and intensity serves as a model of how I want to be as a player.
You're 25-year old player. What can we expect from David Weaver in the near future? Would you say that your game has improved?
Yes, I'll be 25 this season and I am looking for a major jump in productivity and improvement to my overall game. This summer I have really concentrated on extending my shooting range so I can be more of a danger on the perimeter. Inside play with a lot of powerful dunks will always be my main focus, but you will see a more versatile player who can play both forward and center positions. I feel that my game has improved tremendously since getting to Europe. Having success at the EuroCup level and competing in various leagues has taught me many things and made my game much better.
What are you plans for the upcoming season 2012/2013?
This season I am committed to competing for a league title. I hate to lose and I set my expectations very high for myself and my team. Winning a title of some kind is what I have my eye set on. At the moment I have not decided where I will play, but I plan on giving my team all I have to win! Plan to still see high-flying dunks and hard play from me! Do you want to share anything with your fans?
I would just like to thanks all my fans for always showing me support! Please continue to support and I promise to give it all I have. I love hearing from fans so feel free to follow my progress via my Facebook or Vimeo fan-page. Stay tuned for more exciting play and the best is yet to come!
Twarde Pierniki Torun (TBL) added to their roster 29-year old swingman Bartosz Diduszko (198-87). He was one of the key players ofAnwil (TBL) last season. In 36 games Diduszko recorded 8.4ppg and 5.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (14-15) season Diduszko played at TBV Start. In 29 TBL games Diduszko averaged 11.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Poland [read more]
Twarde Pierniki Torun (TBL) added to their roster 29-year old swingman Bartosz Diduszko (198-87). He was one of the key players of Anwil (TBL) last season. In 36 games Diduszko recorded 8.4ppg and 5.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. The previous (14-15) season Diduszko played at TBV Start. In 29 TBL games Diduszko averaged 11.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg.
Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno (1Liga) landed 21-year old point guard Adam Brenk (193-95). It will be his second year in 1Liga as he played most recently at SKK Siedlce (1Liga). In 22 games Brenk averaged 3.5ppg and 1.5apg last season.Brenk played in the final of Polish U18 Championships in 2013 with Trefl Sopot. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Poland [read more]
Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno (1Liga) landed 21-year old point guard Adam Brenk (193-95). It will be his second year in 1Liga as he played most recently at SKK Siedlce (1Liga). In 22 games Brenk averaged 3.5ppg and 1.5apg last season. Brenk played in the final of Polish U18 Championships in 2013 with Trefl Sopot.
Asseco Gdynia has announced that Tane Spasev (agency: Alti Sport ) will not remain as the head coach for the next season. According to the sources Macedonian coach will move to Russia. Spasev will be replaced by experienced and long time Asseco player - Przemyslaw Frasunkiewicz (201-SF-79). He was a mentor and leader of young Asseco team in past three years. Now he will have a chance to prove his skill as head coach. [read more]
Asseco Gdynia has announced that Tane Spasev (agency: Alti Sport ) will not remain as the head coach for the next season. According to the sources Macedonian coach will move to Russia. Spasev will be replaced by experienced and long time Asseco player - Przemyslaw Frasunkiewicz (201-SF-79). He was a mentor and leader of young Asseco team in past three years. Now he will have a chance to prove his skill as head coach.
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