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SBL Standings
 1. Handlova 0-0 
 2. Inter Bratislava 0-0 
 3. Iskra Svit 0-0 
 4. Karlovka 0-0 
 5. Kosice 0-0 
 6. Levice 0-0 
 7. Lucenec 0-0 
 8. Nitra 0-0 
 9. Nova Ves 0-0 
 10. Prievidza 0-0 
 11. Rieker KN 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
1.Liga Standings
 1. MBK ZU ZL 2-0 
 2. Karlovka B 1-0 
 3. Petrzalka 1-0 
 4. Start B. 1-0 
 5. Presov 1-1 
 6. Slovakia PB 1-1 
 7. Trnava 0-1 
 8. Kezmarok 0-2 
 9. Ziar/Hronom 0-2 
Last:9/27/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Brussels 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. Targu Mures 0-0 
 2. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 3. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Last:9/20/2016
Points Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Inter B.
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Rancik, Inter B.22.6 
 2. Ziak, Jazine17.1 
 3. Petrucelli, Iskra16.5 
 4. Thompson, Rieker K.16.2 
 5. Bradley, Iskra Svit15.7 
 6. Taylor, Inter B.15.4 
 7. Umipig, Iskra Svit15.3 
 8. Vlahovic, Esprit K.15.3 
 9. Stamenkovic, Priev.14.6 
 10. Myles, Dinamo Tbi.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Inter B.
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Rancik, Inter B.9.1 
 2. Alawoya, Rieker KN8.2 
 3. Pejovic, Nitra8.1 
 4. Stamenkovic, Priev.7.3 
 5. Bradley, Iskra Svit6.9 
 6. Bakare, Iskra Svit6.8 
 7. Valentine, Levice6.8 
 8. Markovic, Levice6.7 
 9. Dolnik, Nova Ves6.6 
 10. Rostampour, Priev.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 T.J. BANNISTER
  Rieker K.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Bannister, Rieker7.8 
 2. Wisseh, Prievidza7.0 
 3. Taylor, Inter B.6.6 
 4. Milosevic, Inter B.4.5 
 5. Simic, Nitra4.4 
 6. Umipig, Iskra Svit4.4 
 7. Kovacevic, Gradj.4.4 
 8. Edwards, Esprit K.4.1 
 9. Vlahovic, Esprit K.4.0 
 10. Bulatovic, Inter3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bernard THOMPSON
  Rieker K.
  (190-G-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Thompson, Rieker K.2.1 
 2. Wisseh, Prievidza2.0 
 3. Petrucelli, Iskra1.9 
 4. Myles, Dinamo Tbil.1.8 
 5. Valentine, Levice1.8 
 6. Maric, Prievidza1.8 
 7. Alawoya, Rieker KN1.6 
 8. Rancik, Inter B.1.5 
 9. Zilik, Karlovka1.5 
 10. Markovic, Levice1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam STEFEK
  Nitra
  (207-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Stefek, Nitra1.2 
 2. Miljkovic, Levice1.1 
 3. Bradley, Iskra Svit1.0 
 4. Valentine, Levice1.0 
 5. Keely, Esprit Kosi.1.0 
 6. Young, Inter B.1.0 
 7. Young, Iskra Svit0.9 
 8. Batka, Esprit K.0.9 
 9. Adenekan, Iskra S.0.8 
 10. Brlit, Karlovka0.8 
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Nitra 55% Oct.8 Karlovka
Lucenec 58% Oct.8 Nova Ves
Levice 55% Oct.8 Iskra Svit
Prievidza 53% Oct.8 Handlova
Inter Bratis 59% Oct.8 Kosice
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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Interview with Levice Point Guard Willie Kemp - Oct 12, 2012


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In his first season playing in Europe, 25-year old point guard Willie Kemp (188-G-87, college: Memphis) is off to a tremendous start both in the Czech NBL and Slovak Extraliga. He is tied for the NBL league lead at 20.0 points per game after two rounds and has helped Astrum Levice to a 2-0 record in the Extraliga.
Kemp played collegiality at the University of Memphis where in between being a part-time starter his freshman and senior seasons, was part of a historic 2007-08 season which saw his Tigers reach the NCAA Championship Game. After playing professionally in the NBA D-League in the USA and then last season in Tunisia, Kemp took some time to share his thoughts on playing for Levice, his journey here and what his expectations are for the season.

Q.What have been your first impressions about Levice, Slovakia so far?

A.It has been great here in Levice so far. The fans are awesome and everybody loves basketball here.

Q.Most fans do not know much about basketball in Tunisia, where you played last season. How did you end up there and what was the experience like?

A.I ended up in Tunisia because I was going to go back to the NBA-D League for a second season but I changed my mind at the last minute. Most jobs in Europe were taken by the time I had made my decision. But the experience was amazing, we traveled to Europe and Morocco to play some good teams. Also, it was a great experience for me to be a leader on another championship team.

Q.Going back to your time at Memphis, you were part of a historic and also controversial 2007-08 Tigers team which reached the NCAA Finals. As a player going through the high of reaching the Finals, but then having to deal with the scrutiny of the NCAA investigations, how did it affect you and your teammates?

A.Playing on the 2007-2008 team at Memphis was something special to be apart of. That team was very talented and amazing as a group. We won a lot of games and making it to the National Championship game is something nobody can ever take away from me and my teammates. When the NCAA started to investigate our team it was very difficult because that's all people wanted to talk about when they see you out somewhere. But, me and my teammates stuck together like we did all season and we knew as a team we didn't break any rules.

Q.What was the most memorable moment of that 2007-08 season for you personally?

A.I had a lot of great memories from the 2007-2008 team. One memory that sticks out is when we played Mississippi State in the NCAA tournament and I stepped up and hit four big three's to help us win and move on in the tournament. Another one, is playing in the National Championship game playing in front of 80,000 people was something special. Another memory was playing with Derrick Rose, he was a great player and I learned a lot from him.

Q.What were some of the positive aspects of playing in the NBA D-League your rookie season?

A.Playing in the NBA D-League my first season was a great experience for me. I played against some good players there. Not only did the D League teach me some things about basketball, it also helped me learn how to be a professional basketball player personally.

Q.So far this season you have gotten off to a terrific start for Levice, what has been the key to your and the teams success?

A.We have just been playing as a team and trying to get better every game and every practice. Our coaching staff does a great job on making us work hard in practice. I know I am 100% dedicated to winning a championship and my teammates are as well. You practice how you play!

Q.You also are in a situation unlike any other team, playing both in the Czech NBL and the Slovakian Extraliga. What is that like? Do you have to change your approach to preparation?

A.Playing in two different leagues is something I haven't done before. The most important thing I have to do is take care of my body and eat right. Playing 60 games is a lot, but if I can do those two things I will be okay.

Q.What is something the fans of Levice should know about Willie Kemp?

A.Fans should know that I love to win and I'm a winner. I love playing the game of Basketball. I am blessed with the chance to play basketball professionally and I do not take that for granted. I hope that my hard work on and off the court shows that. Levice has been great thus far; and I'm willing to do anything to help our basketball team win games this season.
  



New Year, New Country, Same Goal... - 3 days ago

Well I finally made it back to Europe again safe and sound and getting ready to prepare for another tough season. Even though I was with a different team the past two seasons, my goals for this year are the same. When I played in Komarno we made it to the finals 2 years in a row, and the first season we made it there we won it. So with that being said now that I'm here playing in the Czech republic my goal is still the same and that's to make it to the finals here as well. I kind of got u...   [read more]

Brian
Bennett
Handlova signs Bennett just out of college - 3 days ago

MBK Handlova (SBL) signed 22-year old American forward Brian Bennett (206-131kg-94). He just graduated from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo (NCAA). Bennett has played there for the last four years. In 29 games he had 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg last season. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bennett's college team won Big West Tournament in 2014. He was also voted All-Big West 2nd Team...   [read more]

Evan
Singletary
Evan Singletary agreed terms with Iskra Svit - 3 days ago

BK Iskra Svit (SBL) inked 22-year old American point guard Evan Singletary (185-88kg-94). He just graduated from Albany (NCAA). In 33 games he recorded 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg last season. Singletary helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in American East Conference. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-AEC 1st Team and NABC All-District 1 2nd Team. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro ba...   [read more]


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