BBL Season Review

Now that a couple of weeks have passed since the tenth Baltic Basketball League’s (BBL) season finale, let’s take a look back at the top performers, records and most impressive performances of the season in this BBL Season Review.

 

CHAMPS. For the first time in the club’s history, Siauliai became the Baltic Basketball League champions after grabbing two victories against Prienai with a combined 140-123 result.

PODIUM FINISH. While Prienai took silver, TU/Rock battled past BBL debutants Pyrinto to claim bronze. The series ended with two TU/Rock victories, combining for a 149-127 score.

OFFENSE.  Pyrinto showed an array of offensive weapons this season and deservedly became the highest-scoring team in the league. The Finns averaged 87.1 points per game, recording four of the five highest scoring outbursts, ranging from 106 to 117 points.

BUST. While Pyrinto were simply dominant on the offensive end, Valga Maks&Moorits was ways behind. They ended up being the lowest scoring team in the whole league, as they only coughed up 57.3 points per game. While the Estonian team failed to secure a single victory, a handful of their games went down to the wire.

ADDITION. Hands down, the greatest mid-season addition in the entire league was Travis Leslie. The guard played 12 games for Siauliai and immediately made a tremendous impact. Not only was Leslie named the Finals MVP, but he also led the team in scoring with an average of 14.8 points and rebounding, racking up 7.5 rebounds per game throughout the season. He was also second in the team in assists.

SCORING KING. While Valmiera’s playoff run wasn’t very deep, Janis Kaufmanis was unstoppable throughout the whole season. The guard reached double digits in scoring in 13 of his 14 games and averaged a league-high 19.5 points per game. Kaufmanis was also responsible for the season single game scoring record as he reached 34 points twice.

BEAST. Not only was Joakim Kjellbom the top rebounder in the league, but he was also the most efficient player. The Swede averaged 15.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 23.6 ranking points. The 35-year-old veteran also led the league in double-doubles with eight to his name!

Once again, all the congratulations go out to the medalists and, of course, to all the fans that cheered their teams on throughout the year. Thank you all for being with us this season!