Gameday Round up #12 – Zastal at Turow

Zastal vs. Turow two teams fighting for different positions on the PLK ladder match up for an exciting game. In the 1st quarter we jumped out to an early 9-0 lead pushing Zastal back on their heels. Zastal answered minutes later to bring the lead back down and eventually caught up. We responded to their run with solid defense and rebounding and converted on transition baskets to take a 14-point lead into halftime 52-38.

In the 2nd half both teams exchanged baskets and the scoring picked up. The speed of the game picked up and we were able to take a nice 71-59 lead into the 4th quarter. In the 4th quarter we really turned the game up to another level. The energy in the building was excellent. Our defense was really hard-nosed and we limited their second chance opportunities, which gave us a big lead and secured the victory for us 99-73.

The Arena was electrifying because not only was our fans loud but Zastal brought a busload of their fans and they started out the game extremely loud and tried to keep it up throughout the game.

Walter Hodge 13 points and 5 assists, Tomasz Kesicki 13 points, and Jakub Dloniak led Zastal with 11 points.

Turow was led by Konrad Wysocki with a double-double 12 points and 10 rebounds, Daniel Kickert with 16 points, Bartosz Bochno with 13 points, David Jackson with 12 points, and myself with a double-double 18 points and 13 assists.

You can view the full game statistics here.

The Turow fans once again made the atmosphere in the Arena a great one to play in. We have 4 more games left before the playoffs we are fighting for the number one spot! Lets go Turow!!

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Physiotherapist – Serdar Inan!

Hello I am Kawa also named Serdar for the people who know me, my last is name is Inan.

I am 21 years old and still doing some education.  My parents are from East-Turkey; I was born in the Netherlands in a small town called Nijmegen. I love basketball. Nijmegen has also a Basketball club Magixx Playing for kidsRights.

I am studying now for physiotherapy I need 4 more years to graduate, I am currently doing my internship experience with the basketball club Magixx Playing for Kidsright in the Dutch Basketball League (DBL), the basketball club is located in Nijmegen, Netherlands. I am in my second season with the Magixx. My job description with the Magixx is helping to prevent the players from injuries and massage therapy.

I have always dreamed about being physiotherapist in the DBL. I have already accomplished my goal in the Dutch Basketball League (DBL) from my internship experience up so I have changed my goals for the future and I really want to go to America after my studies here in The Netherlands.

During my Bachelor studies I want to go to the United States for some experience.  I really want to get a taste of the American culture and how they work and live there.  I prefer going to New York a major city in America with endless opportunities and possibilities for me.  In the United States I want to become a physiotherapist in the somewhere in basketball in the levels of Division 1, 2, 3 and Also the NBA-D league.  My goal is to help the players when they have an injury and get them back on the court as soon as possible.

Here is my first blog displaying people who are behind the scenes of the game that are very important to players and very necessary to showcase what they do and how they are beneficial to athlete’s success.


Gameday Round up # 11 – Turow at Polpharma

Courtesy of Andrzej Romański

Turow takes on Polpharma in Starogard Gdansk, what an intense game from start to finish! Both teams came to play and it the game was filled with emotions. Polpharma came out swinging in the first half hitting tough shots and playing solid defense to take an 8-point lead into halftime 38-30. Polpharma really feed off of their crowd. They were really loud and into the game they are practically on the court and on top of the game it’s a great advantage for them.

We battled back in the 2nd half of the game. We made solid defensive stops and made crucial baskets when we needed them. We limited them on their rebounds and were able to lead late in the 4th quarter. With a 3-point lead and 10 seconds left Deonta Vaughn hits a long-range 3-point shot to tie the game and send it into Overtime!

In Overtime we both exchanged baskets but in the end it was a crucial steal by David Jackson and 90% free throws that helped secure the 93-90 huge win for us.

Polpharma was led by Robert Skibniewski with 18 points and 5 assists, Michael Hicks with 17 points, Uros Mirkovic 15 points and 8 rebounds, Tomasz Cielebak with 12 points, and Kamil Chanas with 11 points.

Turow was led by Robert Tomaszek with a huge double double 18 points and 10 rebounds, David Jackson with 22 points and 6 rebounds, Marko Brkic 11 points and 8 rebounds, Konrad Wysocki 12 points and 6 rebounds, and myself picked Plk player of the round finished with 26 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists (view my full stats for this game here).

There are 5 games left in the PLK regular season and every game counts. We return back to action March 6th at home vs. Zastal. Lets go Turow!!

New Feature on the website!

Especially for all of you fans out there who are into statistics I have a new special treat. As you can see there is a new section up top marked with the blue color created by LowGravity. Head to that statistics page to get full information about my game performance. So far the games from Poland and Holland are added but in the upcoming weeks my other seasons and Holy Cross ones will get there as well. So keep checking the section out and I hope you will like it just as I do!

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Gameday Round up #10 – Kotwica at Turow

We were back in action last night in the PGE Arena. We have been off since Feb 5th and our last game was Feb 9th away so it was a great feeling having our fans behind us routing for us in an important game against a scrappy Kotwica team. We jumped out to an early lead playing solid defense and running the fast break well. We limited them to one shot and executed our offense to take a 13-point lead into halftime 51-38.

In the 2nd half the game continued to be solid for us leading by as many as 15 at the end of the 3rd period 71-56. Kotwica would not go away easily surging back from 15 points to a 1-point lead in the 4th quarter 78-77 on a Jessie Sapp 3point shot. We were able to collect ourselves and fight through the momentum change thanks to some key defensive stops down the stretch and 2 steals from David Jackson and one steal from myself to secure the victory.

Kotwica was led by PLK’s Leading Scorer Ted Scott with 26 Points and 5 rebounds. He made some very tough shots to help lead their comeback. Darrell Harris finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds.

Turow was led by Robert Tomaszek in a monster game with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Marko Brkic – The Silent Assassin – with 17 points and 5 rebounds, Konrad Wysoski with 11 points and 4 rebounds, and David DJ Jackson finished with 12 points and 2 key steals to help seal the game.

The Arena was very intense and packed! The fans were rocking all night long! We have missed you and we thank you for all the support. Lets Go Turow!

And on top of it all I would like to Thank our die-hard fans for singing a polish Happy Birthday to Dj, Michał and myself as those are the upcoming birthdays. We heard it and appreciated those greatly! Dziękujemy!

Zakończenie aukcji dla Gawrosza – 1931 Złotych !

Dzisiaj był wspaniały dzień zarówno dla mnie jak i społeczności w Zgorzelcu. To właśnie dzisiaj odwiedziłem Świetlice Gawrosz aby przekazać im pieniądze, które uzbieraliśmy na aukcji moich butów z autografem. Łączna kwota z aukcji to niesamowite 1931 Złote – równowartość $714, które zebraliśmy w celu pomocy dla Gawrosza.

To zupełnie inne podejście do zbierania pieniędzy na cele charytatywne, ale jestem bardzo zadowolony, że udało mi się uczestniczyć w czymś tak wyjątkowym. Byłem bardzo dumny wewnętrznie, że mogłem przyjść do Gawrosza i wytłumaczyć cały proces zbiórki pieniędzy i powiedzieć im ile udało nam się uzbierać na aukcji.

Pomoc dzieciom jest jednym z moich najważniejszych priorytetów poza graniem w koszykówkę i to się nie zmienia w zależności od tego czy jestem w USA czy w Polsce. Zobaczenie twarzy uśmiechających się dzieci spowodowało, że ten dzień jest takim który jest warto na zawsze zapamiętać. Chciałbym bardzo podziękować Szczepanowi Radzkiemu za to, że wybrał akurat mnie do podarowania butów, dzięki temu ten mały gest zmienił się w coś wartościowego dla Gawrosza.

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