Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Slovakia Internationally
Authors:
 
Koen Verbelen
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Slovakian basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
PLAY PRO IN EUROPE
We can help you
SBL Standings
 1. Kosice 34-6 
 2. Inter Bratislava 29-11 
 3. Prievidza 28-12 
 4. Levice 26-14 
 5. Rieker KN 24-16 
 6. Iskra Svit 22-18 
 7. Lucenec 18-22 
 8. Handlova 17-23 
 9. Karlovka 10-30 
 10. Nova Ves 9-31 
 11. Nitra 3-37 
Last:3/31/2017
1.Liga Stage Two Standings
Places 1-5
 1. MBK ZU ZL 19-3 
 2. Petrzalka 17-5 
 3. Start B. 12-10 
 4. Karlovka B 10-12 
 5. Presov 9-11 
Places 6-9
 1. Slovakia PB 10-12 
 2. Trnava 8-14 
 3. Ziar/Hronom 8-14 
 4. Kezmarok 5-17 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/13/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 5-1 
 2 KK Primorska 4-2 
 3 Vrij.Osijek 2-4 
 4 Klosterneuburg 1-5 
Group B
 1 Helios 2-1 
 2 Arkadia 2-1 
 3 Zabok 0-2 
Group C
 1 Levice 3-1 
 2 Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3 Tajfun 0-4 
Group D
 1 Rogaska 3-1 
 2 Rieker KN 2-2 
 3 BK Decin 1-3 
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Radoslav RANCIK
  Inter B.
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Rancik, Inter B.19.3 
 2. Stojacic, Lucenec18.9 
 3. Sedmak, Handlova17.2 
 4. Henry, Nova Ves16.9 
 5. Avramovic, Iskra S.16.4 
 6. Singletary, Iskra S.16.1 
 7. Sims, Lucenec16.0 
 8. Jones, Prievidza16.0 
 9. Ziak, Kosice16.0 
 10. Shoutvin, Iskra S.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Garrick SIMS
  Lucenec
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Sims, Lucenec8.9 
 2. Henry, Nova Ves8.8 
 3. Matovic, Kosice8.4 
 4. Rountree-III, Lucen.8.3 
 5. Pressley, Lucenec8.1 
 6. Losonsky, Iskra S.7.9 
 7. Langston, Rieker KN7.0 
 8. Marshall, Nova Ves6.6 
 9. Rancik, Inter B.6.4 
 10. Sedmak, Handlova6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Radenko PILCEVIC
  Kosice
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Pilcevic, Kosice6.2 
 2. Tomic, Rieker KN6.2 
 3. Krayem, Prievidza5.9 
 4. Stamenkovic, Handl.5.3 
 5. Solevic, Nova Ves5.3 
 6. Gonzalez, Iskra S.4.9 
 7. Vlahovic, Inter B.4.5 
 8. Milosevic, Handlova4.4 
 9. Stojacic, Lucenec4.2 
 10. Summers, Levice4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron ROUNTREE III
  Lucen.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Rountree-III, Lucen.3.4 
 2. Solevic, Nova Ves2.3 
 3. Stojacic, Lucenec1.9 
 4. Singletary, Iskra S.1.9 
 5. Cobb, Rieker KN1.8 
 6. Gonzalez, Iskra S.1.8 
 7. Pipiska, Nitra1.6 
 8. Pilcevic, Kosice1.5 
 9. Vido, Rieker KN1.5 
 10. Davis, Lucenec1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron ROUNTREE III
  Lucen.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rountree-III, Lucen.1.5 
 2. Bojanovsky, Rieker K.1.3 
 3. Milovanovic, Priev.1.3 
 4. Nuhanovic, Inter B.1.1 
 5. Batka, Kosice1.1 
 6. Pressley, Lucenec0.9 
 7. Stefek, Nitra0.9 
 8. Shoutvin, Iskra S.0.9 
 9. Henry, Nova Ves0.8 
 10. Matovic, Kosice0.8 
Slovakian men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:
 Alpe Adria Cup:

Catching up with Dwight Burke - Apr 11, 2013


POSTED BY:
SURUJH ROOPNARINE
E-mail Surujh:
Surujh's Articles 
| Follow Surujh on  Facebook


Dwight Burke
Dwight Burke (202-C/F-86, college: Marquette) is currently helping BC Siauliai close out the Lithuanian LKL regular season on a high note as the playoffs approach. Currently 11-8 with one game left after Monday nights 92-81 setback versus Lietuvos rytas, Siauliai is tied with Juventus and Pieno zvaigzdes with 58 points.
The already well-traveled Burke, 26, began this season with BK 04 AC LB Spisska Nova Ves in Slovakia where he posted career highs in scoring, rebounds and steals prior to an issue with his Visa forcing him to move to BC Siauliai.
The former Marquette University forward out of Brooklyn, New York has already played professionally in Uruguay, Czech Republic, France and Austria prior to this season and continues to improve and round out his game as a 6-8 forward.

Q. Monday was your best game as a member of Siauliai, playing 22 minutes while scoring 12 points and grabbing five rebounds. Are you now fully comfortable with your new team and situation?

A. I am feeling more comfortable. It took a while, longer than I was hoping for, but going into a new team and situation there is always an adjustment period. I feel like its harder sometimes for a forward to do so sometimes because different teams have different styles of play for their front line players. Some like them to be more involved and versatile, some like just pick and roll guys. So I had to find my place within the team and still am to a certain degree, but Monday night the game just came to me and I went out and just tried to make an impact. It worked out for me personally, but we didnt get the win, so it tainted my performance somewhat.

Q. Lietuvos rytas is a perennial powerhouse not only in Lithuania, but also in Euro competitions. What was the atmosphere like playing against them and how would you compare it to some of the other top teams you have faced in your career?

A. Rytas has a very good club and very good players. They were playing in Euroleague this year so that alone says a lot. I get a little more excited about games like that because since leaving college in 2009 I cant say Ive always faced top competition. The only other team I can think of that compares is Nymburk (when I played in Czech Republic). So its a good chance to measure my level of personal growth within competition. Also I aspire to play for clubs participating at the highest level in Europe so if I can make a good impact when I step on the court in those games then I feel like Im taking steps in the right direction.

Q. After having to leave Nova Ves, what was the main factor in agreeing to terms with Siauliai?

A. When it became clear that I was going to leave Nova Ves, I struggled with deciding what to do with the rest of my season. I was having a great season and looking forward to finishing it out making a nice run in the playoffs and maybe even winning the championship. So naturally I considered just going back to the U.S. and weighing my options for next season. Then my agent contacted me about the offer in Siauliai. After looking at their reputation and seeing an opportunity to play on a higher level it was really an easy decision for me.

Q. The team is still battling for playoff positioning and it comes down to the last game of the regular season. What is the feeling among your team about what needs to be done to succeed in the playoffs? What about your personal pressure or feelings?

A. Thats correct; right now we are fighting for seeding. That will come down to Fridays game and determine where we will be, and who we will play. We want to finish the season strong and gain the best possible seed. I personally dont feel any pressure because its still basketball and I love to do it. I was not expecting to be in this position, for this club at the beginning of my season, so I just want to continue to get better and compete at a high level. I leave the rest up to God and let the chips fall where they may.

Q. Regardless of how the team fares in the playoffs, how will you look back on this season for yourself? What new things did you learn about your game as well as the business of overseas basketball?

A. As with every season, there are ups and downs. My goal this season was to complete a whole season with one club and try to dominate enough to rebuild my resume after having a sub-par season prior to this one. I bounced around to three different teams out of necessity and wanted to get back to being myself as a player. I grew a lot as a player in Spisska. I felt my skill level increased and my ability to lead a team and make an impact. I cant neglect the influence that playing alongside my college teammate Maurice Acker (178-PG-87, college: Marquette) had on me. We both want to see each other succeed and pushed ourselves to be better. Unfortunately the situation in Spisska Nova Ves didnt pan out the way I would like, but Im very blessed and appreciative of the opportunity to finish the season playing for a Siauliai. I hope it will open up great opportunities to advance my career in the future.   




Robert
Rozanek
Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga Awards 2017 - 5 days ago
Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian 1.Liga 1st Team 2017
Robert Rozanek
Rozanek
Pavol Skrobanek
Skrobanek
Peter Vojtek
Vojtek
Jaroslav Ciho
Ciho
Daniel Stransky
Stransky
  
[read more]

Aleksandar
Vlahovic
Inter Bratislava won SBL - 8 days ago
Inter Bratislava - Rieker KN 94-82 Inter Bratislava conquered the SBL title. They edged Rieker Komarno in Game 5 of the Finals to capture the trophy. Inter Bratislava dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Rieker KN's 34 and made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They out rebounded Rieker KN 39-27 including 18 on the offensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Rieker KN helped opponents get some easy free throw opportuni...   [read more]

Aleksandar
Vlahovic
Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League Awards 2017 - 8 days ago
Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 1st Team 2017
Aleksandar Vlahovic
Vlahovic
Andre Jones
Jones
Stefan Matovic
Matovic
Wayne Langston
Langston
Radoslav Rancik
Rancik
  
[read more]


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Anton Gavel selected the top Slovakian playing abroad in last week's games - 8 days ago  
SBL Round 4 of Finals. Rieker Komarno celebrate first victory - 12 days ago  
MBK Zilina celebrate Prva Liga title - 15 days ago  
SBL Round 3 of Finals. Inter Bratislava claim third straight victory - 16 days ago  
Slovakian U18 National Team 2017 - 19 days ago  
SBL Round 2 of Finals. Inter Bratislava record second straight win - 19 days ago  
SBL Round 1 of Finals. Inter Bratislava claim first victory - 23 days ago  
SBL Round 6 of Semi-Finals. Rieker Komarno clobber Kosice to enter Finals - 26 days ago  
Boris Bojanovsky puts Rieker KN in the final - 26 days ago  
Ihring is back at Betaland Cdo, ex Prievidza - 28 days ago  
SBL Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Inter Bratislava reach Finals - 30 days ago  
SBL Round 4 of Semi-Finals. Rieker Komarno and Inter Bratislava record victories - 1 month ago  
Dynamic BG Beograd adds Sedmak to their roster, ex Handlova - 1 month ago  
SBL Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Inter Bratislava and Kosice - 1 month ago  
SBL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Inter and Rieker Komarno - 1 month ago  
SBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Kosice and Prievidza - 1 month ago  
SBL Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. Basket Kosice complete semifinal picture - 1 month ago  
SBL Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Rieker Komarno advance into semifinal stage - 1 month ago  
SBL Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Inter Bratislava and Prievidza advance - 1 month ago  
Review of SBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - 1 month ago  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Articles
Interviews
Site Map:
Eurobasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.