This week’s edition of the WVUPros on the Hardwood Report features Da’Sean Butler raining threes in France, as well as updates from Poland, Czech Republic, Russia and Israel.
Da’Sean Butler- The Mountaineer forward hit five three-pointers in an 86-80 win for Chalons-Reims (9-11) over Dijon. Butler hit 5-of-8 attempts from downtown, and hit four-of-seven free throws for a total of 19 points. He added nine rebounds and two assists in the victory. Chalons-Reims will next play Saturday against Cholet as they try and make a playoff push.
Truck Bryant and Ales Chan- BK Kolin (10-20) lost one game and won one this past week in the Czech Republic. Wednesday, Bryant scored 17 points on 5-of-14 from the field and added four rebounds and three assists in a 77-76 win against Svitavi. Ales Chan was 6-for-8 from the floor in the win for 18 points, and contributed eight rebounds and two assists. In their next contest on Sunday, BK Kolin lost a 87-60 game against Prostejov. While Chan didn’t appear in the box score, Bryant posted 16 points, three rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes. BK Kolin will next play on Saturday against BK Opava.
D’or Fischer- Fischer and Unics (10-7 VTB United League, 3-2 Eurocup Group G), lost two games this week, and prepare to play CEZ Nymburk Tuesday. In their first game Wednesday against Strasbourg (France), Unics lost 82-60. Fischer hit both of his shots and his only free throw attempt for five points in 22 minutes while contributing four rebounds. In their Saturday match up against Locamotiv, Unics lost by only two points, 74-72. The Mountaineer center scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, while posting nine rebounds and three blocks in 32 minutes.
Dalton Pepper- In Poland on Friday, Dalton Pepper and MKS DG (6-13) lost to Stabill Jezi 96-95. Pepper sunk four shots from behind the arc, three free throws and one two-point field goal totaling 17 points. Pepper also contributed four rebounds
and two assists. MKS DG will next lace them up for a Saturday contest against Polfarmex Kutno.
Joe Alexander- Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (16-2 Winner League, 5-1 Eurocup Group E) won a 97-94 overtime game against Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul (Turkey) on Thursday. Joe Alexander played ten minutes and shot 2-for-4 from the field for a total of four points. The Mountaineer forward added a rebound and an assist in the victory for first-placed Tel-Aviv. Alexander plays Monday night in a match up with Maccabi Bazan Haifa.
Many Mountaineers playing overseas had the week off or did not appear in the box scores for their respective teams this week. Stay tuned for the WVUPros Ladies on the Hardwood Report which will be published Tuesday.