Prostejov recorded the first win in the semifinal series versus Ostrava. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when BK Prostejov's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-22 extending their advantage to 13 points. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. BK Prostejov had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Slovakian Dusan Pandula (196-84) stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Jaroslav Prasil (200-80) chipped in 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the losing side American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) responded with 24 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five BK Prostejov and four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. Top scorers: BK Prostejov: J.Prasil 22+1reb+2ast, D.Pandula 16+8reb+3ast, K.Svrdlik 13+9reb+2ast, J.Bohacik 13+4reb+2ast, P.Slezak 11+1reb+5ast, R.Marko 11+3reb+3ast NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 24+9reb+1ast, A.Dufault 19+6reb+1ast, A.Ciz 18+4ast, C.Barnes 11+3reb+1ast, R.Ames 5+5reb+7ast, J.Stehlik 3+1reb
Nymburk cruised past Pardubice in the semifinal opener. 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 Pardubice's 36 and made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Slovakian power forward Radoslav Rancik (207-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: Beo Basket) nailed 24 points for the winning side and the former international Jiri Welsch (199-80) accounted for 12 points and 10 assists. Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) came up with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Martin Peterka (201-95) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for BK Pardubice in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: CEZ Nymburk: R.Rancik 24+3reb+2ast, A.Naymick 12+4reb+1ast, J.Welsch 12+2reb+10ast, T.Carter 11+4reb+1ast, P.Benda 10+1reb, T.Pomikalek 9+2reb+1ast BK Pardubice: C.Muirhead 15+5reb+2ast, E.Zabas 15+1reb+1ast, L.Kotas 13+4ast, M.Peterka 12+5reb+2ast, T.Nelson 6+4reb, J.Prihonsky 4+1reb+1ast
David Skranc (206-C/F-96, agency: Octagon Europe) led Pardubice to the semifinals with 14 points, hitting 3-of-4 from the three-point range. Last summer David Skranc worked on his physical condition and his skills before the long, hard season ahead with his coach Levell Sanders . Now, He is playing his best basketball. This season, David Skranc is the best Draft prospect in the Czech League with a PER of 14.5 David Skranc 14.5 Alexander Madsen (207-F/C-95) 14.4 Radovan Kouril (185-PG-9... [read more]
David Skranc (206-C/F-96, agency: Octagon Europe) led Pardubice to the semifinals with 14 points, hitting 3-of-4 from the three-point range.
Last summer David Skranc worked on his physical condition and his skills before the long, hard season ahead with his coach Levell Sanders . Now, He is playing his best basketball.
This season, David Skranc is the best Draft prospect in the Czech League with a PER of 14.5
David David Skranc is a versatile small forward prospect with good size and length. The Czech Republic native can score from multiple spots on the floor and he understands how to play around the rim, can be a mismatch for smaller defenders as well as challenge bigger defenders. David Skranc is a high level rebounder for a wing. His 4.3 rebounds per game were third-best among draft prospect in the Fiba Europe Cup.
In 2015, The U20 Czech national team showed their best result in history (6th place) where David Skranc played a key role for the team where he played more than 20 minutes per game.
NBL Round 6 of Quarter-Finals. BK Opava complete semifinal picture - 1 day ago
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BK Opava - USK Praha 73-68 BK Opava rallied past USK Praha to win the quarterfinal series. BK Opava made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 USK Praha turnovers. Point guard Radovan Kouril (185-95) scored 18 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 19 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Croatian center Mladen Primorac... [read more]
BK Opava rallied past USK Praha to win the quarterfinal series. BK Opava made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 USK Praha turnovers. Point guard Radovan Kouril (185-95) scored 18 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-87, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 19 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Croatian center Mladen Primorac (210-90, agency: PEPI SPORT) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and international swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: BK Opava: J.Sirina 19+2reb+3ast, R.Kouril 18+6ast, V.Bujnoch 13+6reb, J.Blazek 10+4reb, V.Cvek 7+10reb+2ast, R.Klecka 4+1reb+2ast USK Praha: A.Madsen 15+4reb+1ast, P.Safarcik 13+3reb+3ast, J.Bohacik 13+5reb+4ast, M.Primorac 11+13reb+3ast, L.Festr 7+1reb+1ast, M.Mares 4+4reb+1ast
Jan Vesely selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Czechs who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international power forward Jan Vesely (213-90). He contributed to Fenerbahce's victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Czechs who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international power forward Jan Vesely (213-90, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to Fenerbahce's victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (19-11) 71-58 in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game.
Vesely recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court.
Fenerbahce Istanbul (18-12) is placed fifth in the Euroleague.
It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses.
This year Vesely averages: 9.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.5%(122-212) and FT: 54.2% in 32 games he played so far.
He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international swingman David Jelinek (195-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Spain). Jelinek was the major contributor in Andorra's victory against the 12th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (11-17) 96-78 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday.
He scored 17 points and added 4 passes.
MoraBanc Andorra (15-13) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa.
There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Jelinek's first season with the team.
Jelinek has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 51.7%, 3FGP: 35.0% and FT: 78.8%.
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 experienced former international center Ales Chan (215-80, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Austria). Chan led Raiffeisen Wels to a victory over one of league's weakest teams UBSC Graz (7-24) 84-65 in the Austrian A Bundesliga on Monday night.
He was MVP of the game. Chan had a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 32 minutes.
WBC Raiffeisen Wels (15-16) are placed sixth in the A Bundesliga.
Chan's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial.
This year Chan has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 57.9%(114-197) and FT: 79.3% in 28 games.
Former USK Praha starter played for the Czech Republic national team three years ago.
#4. Forward Filip Halada (198-92, currently plays in Slovakia). He could not help Rieker KN (24-16) to beat Kosice (34-6).
Halada scored 5 points and added 3 assists.
Rieker KN was defeated 82-74 on the road by the leading Kosice.
Halada has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.5apg.
He used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team
back in 2012.
#5. Former international center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Igualatorio Cantabria Estela Santander in a victory against the 12th-ranked TAKE Tolosa (7-18) crushing them 89-60 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday.
Hampl recorded 5 points in 19 minutes.
Igualatorio Cantabria Estela Santander (22-3) is placed first in Group A-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.
Hampl's stats this year are: 13.2ppg and 5.7rpg in 25 games.
He used to play for the Czech Republic national team
five years ago.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Czech Republic passport:
#1.Filippo Meccoli Matejca (194-G-92, currently plays in Italy) could not help Valdiceppo (9-21) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Meccoli Matejca's good performance the 13th-placed Valdiceppo (9-21) was badly defeated 80-64 on the road by the higher-ranked Ortona (#10) in the Group D.
He scored 10 points.
The Regular Season already ended.
Meccoli Matejca's overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg.
He has a dual citizenship: Czech Republic and Italian.
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