Grupo Eule Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila (LEB Silver) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard John Boyer (185-88, college: Buffalo). He started the season at BK Iskra Svit in Slovakian Extraliga. In 22 games this season he had 4.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg. The last season Boyer played at BK Decin (NBL) in Czech Republic league. In 41 games last year he recorded 4.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Boyer played in the final of MAC Tournament in 2009. He graduated from University of Buffalo in 2010 and it is his third season as a professional player.
BK Inter Bratislava - KB Kosice 85:95 KB Kosice wins Eurovia Cup title as they outscored BK Inter Bratislava 95-85. Trailing 1 point at the end of the first period, BK Inter Bratislava posted a 20-17 rally to take a 45-43 lead at the halftime. KB Kosice however tied the game at the end of the third period and then erupted with a massive 34-24 surge to win the game. Milan Ziak (190-G-88) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Ladarius White (198-G-92, college: Mississippi) netted... [read more]
BK Inter Bratislava - KB Kosice 85:95
KB Kosice wins Eurovia Cup title as they outscored BK Inter Bratislava 95-85. Trailing 1 point at the end of the first period, BK Inter Bratislava posted a 20-17 rally to take a 45-43 lead at the halftime. KB Kosice however tied the game at the end of the third period and then erupted with a massive 34-24 surge to win the game. Milan Ziak (190-G-88) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Ladarius White (198-G-92, college: Mississippi) netted 20. Stefan Matovic (203-G-91, agency: BeoExcell) followed them with 16 points in the winning effort. Radoslav Rancik (205-F/C-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: BeoBasket) delivered high 30 points for Inter and Tomas Mrvis (200-SF-91, agency: 011 Sports) notched 12.
Anton Gavel selected the top Slovakian playing abroad in last week's games - 1 day ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Slovakians who are currently playing abroad. Kyle Kuric (193-G/F-89) led Gran Canaria to a victory over the second-ranked CB Canarias in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Slovakians who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Anton Gavel (189-84, currently plays in Germany). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (14-9) crushing them 80-56 in the German BBL last Sunday.
Gavel recorded 9 points.
FC Bayern Muenchen (19-3) is placed third in the BBL.
It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row.
This season Gavel averages: 5.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 30.6% and FT: 84.6%.
He has a dual citizenship: Slovakian and German.
Gavel played for the Slovakian senior national team five years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international small forward Dusan Pandula (196-84, currently plays in Czech Republic). He was the major contributor in a BK Pardubice's victory against the sixth-ranked BK Kolin (11-13) 86-70 in the Czech Republic NBL on Tuesday night.
Pandula scored 18 points and added 3 passes in 21 minutes.
BK JIP Pardubice (19-4) is placed second in Places 1-6 group.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
Pandula has relatively good stats this year: 12.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 52.4%, 3FGP: 38.1% and FT: 75.0% in six games he played so far.
He played for the Slovakian national team in 2012.
#3. The Slovakian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Ondrej Soska (208-78, currently plays in Czech Republic). Soska could not help Novy Jicin (6-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance the fourth-placed Novy Jicin (6-12) was edged 71-69 at home by the lower-ranked Olomouc Bbal (#6) in the Places 13-20 group.
Soska was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 5 rebounds (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line).
It's Soska's first season with the team.
Soska has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 62.0%(44-71), 3FGP: 30.8% and FT: 87.5%.
Soska played for the Slovakian national team twelve years ago.
#4. Shooting guard Roman Marko (194-86, currently plays in Czech Republic) contributed to a Basketbal Svitavy's victory against the fifth-ranked BK Lions Hradec (7-17) 80-76 in the Czech Republic NBL last Tuesday.
He scored 6 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 10 assists in 37 minutes.
Turi Svitavy (9-15) is placed second in Places 7-12 group.
It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Marko's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 7.0apg and 2.5spg in two games.
He is another player who holds two passports: Slovakian and Czech Republic.
Marko used to play for the Slovakian national team
back in 2013.
#5. International center Michael Fusek (221-95, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Belgium) was not able to help Spirou Charleroi in their game against Basic-Fit Brussels (11-9) in the Belgian Euromillions League.
He scored only 4 points.
Spirou Charleroi was edged 65-64 on the road by the lower-ranked Basic-Fit Brussels (#4).
They ended the series of four consecutive victories.
Fusek's total stats this season are: 3.3ppg and 2.6rpg.
He plays currently for the Slovakian national team.
#6. Forward Vladimir Brodziansky (211-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the TCU (6-5) in their game against the Oklahoma State University (3-10) in the NCAA, despite his good performance in Wednesday night's game.
Brodziansky scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes.
But the TCU was edged 71-68 in Stillwater by the Oklahoma State University.
There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
This year Brodziansky has relatively solid stats: 13.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.4bpg in 24 games.
He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Slovakian team four years ago.
#7. Former U20 international forward Michal Cekovsky (216-94, currently studies in the States) helped Maryland win their game against the Ohio State University (12-1) 86-77 in the NCAA last Saturday.
Cekovsky recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
The University of Maryland has a solid 9-3 conference record this season.
Cekovsky's total stats this year are: 7.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1bpg.
He used to play for the Slovakian U20 national team
four years ago.
#8. Power forward Matej Drgon (207-98, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help GBA Sparta (5-13) in their game against Slavoj BK Litomerice (2-2) in the Czech Republic 1Liga (second division), despite his very good performance on Sunday night.
Drgon was the second best scorer with 18 points. He also added 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 28 minutes.
But GBA Sparta (#2) lost 80-87 in Litomerice to the lower-ranked (#3) Slavoj BK in the Places 13-20 group.
It was GBA Sparta's sixth consecutive loss in a row.
This year Drgon's total stats are: 8.3ppg and 3.5rpg in six games.
He plays currently for the Slovakian U18 national team.
#9. Former international forward Jakub Petras (211-94, is currently at the American university) helped Stony Brook edge the University of Maine (8-5) 67-66 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game.
Petras scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
The State University of New York,Stony Brook has a very good 10-2 conference record this season.
There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
Petras has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 3.2rpg.
He used to play for the Slovakian national team
four years ago.
#10. Forward Norbert Janicek (211-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Utah St. (5-8) in their game against the San Diego State University (3-9) in the NCAA.
Janicek scored 6 points in only 8 minutes.
The Utah St. lost 62-66 in San Diego to the State University.
There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be important.
Janicek has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 3.5rpg in 24 games.
He is a former U20 international player as two years ago he still played for the Slovakian national team.
#11. U18 international center Maros Zeliznak (205-99, currently plays in Czech Republic) is a teammate of previously mentioned Matej Drgon and both played together in the last Czech Republic 1Liga game.
Zeliznak couldn't help GBA Sparta in their game against Slavoj BK Litomerice.
He scored 5 points.
His team was defeated 87-80.
Zeliznak has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 3.4rpg.
He plays currently for the Slovakian U18 national team.
#12. U18 international small forward Jakub Kadasi (197-99, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Science City Jena 2nd team in a victory against the 13th-ranked Herzogenaurach 86-70 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game.
Kadasi scored 5 points in 10 minutes.
Kadasi has averaged so far 6.2ppg and 1.3rpg in nine games.
He is also in the roster of the Slovakian U18 national team.
#13. Former U20 international point guard Vladimir Nemcok (178-95, currently plays in NCAA2) led Oklahoma Baptist University to a victory against the SW Oklahoma State University 95-82 in the NCAA2 last Thursday.
Nemcok scored 20 points, grabbed 4 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals.
Nemcok has reliable stats this season: 10.2ppg, 2.3rpg and 4.1apg.
He used to play for the Slovakian U20 national team
two years ago.
#14. U20 international forward Lukas Vilkovsky (196-96, currently plays in NAIA) helped Purdue University Northwest win their game against the Holy Cross College 81-76 in the CCAC on Saturday night.
Vilkovsky scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 14 minutes. It was his first game for Purdue University Northwest this season.
Vilkovsky plays currently for the Slovakian U20 national team.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Slovakian passport:
#1.Kyle Kuric (193-G/F-89, college: Louisville, currently plays in Spain) led Gran Canaria to a victory over the second-ranked CB Canarias (15-5) 70-60 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Saturday night's game.
He was MVP of the game. Kuric scored 15 points in 26 minutes.
Herbalife Gran Canaria (12-8) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa.
Kuric has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg and 2.4rpg in 20 games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Strangely Kuric has never played in Slovakia.
Farad Cobb gets MVP of the Week award for Slovakian SBL - 6 days ago
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American Farad Cobb (183-PG-93, agency: Three Eye Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rieker KN and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 33. The 23-year old playmaker had the game-high 16 points adding eight assists for Rieker KN in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Nitra (#11, 2-27) with 61-point margin 137-76. Rieker KN maintains the 5th position in Slovakian SBL. They would have been even better if they hadn'... [read more]
American Farad Cobb (183-PG-93, agency: Three Eye Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rieker KN and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 33. The 23-year old playmaker had the game-high 16 points adding eight assists for Rieker KN in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Nitra (#11, 2-27) with 61-point margin 137-76. Rieker KN maintains the 5th position in Slovakian SBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rieker KN will need more victories to improve their 16-13 record. Cobb turned to be Rieker KN's top player in his first season with the team. Farad Cobb averages this season 12.7ppg.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Rieker KN's star - 23-year old international center Boris Bojanovsky (217-C-93). Bojanovsky impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 11 points and 14 rebounds. Of course together with Cobb he helped Rieker KN with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Nitra (#11, 2-27) 137-76. Rieker KN's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-13 record is not bad and everything may still change. Bojanovsky is a newcomer at Rieker KN and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.
The third best performed player last round was Serbian Rastko Dramicanin (208-C-86, agency: AproK Sports Group) of Prievidza (#3). Dramicanin scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Dramicanin's great performance Prievidza lost 77-93 to #1 ranked Kosice. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Prievidza needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 20 victories and 8 lost games. Dramicanin has a very solid season. In 26 games in Slovakia he scored 15.0ppg. He also has 5.3rpg, FGP: 64.4% and 3PT: 42.1%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Stefan Matovic (203-G-91) of Kosice - 17 points and 9 rebounds 5. Javier Gonzalez (185-PG-89) of Iskra Svit - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists 6. Boban Tomic (190-G-88) of Rieker KN - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists 7. Anton Shoutvin (206-C-89) of Iskra Svit - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists 8. Wayne Langston (201-F-93) of Rieker KN - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists 9. Milan Ziak (190-G-88) of Kosice - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists 10. Igor Maric (196-F-85) of Prievidza - 18 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)
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