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Group G preview: BC Akademik Plovdiv

Group G preview: BC Akademik Plovdiv
17-02-2021 | 17:17
BC Akademik Plovdiv is one of the teams in Group G of Delasport Balkan League alongside Hapoel Holon and KK Kumanovo 2009. The Bulgarian side finished top of Group E with 8 wins and 2 losses displaying some really good performance over the course of Stage 1. Now the Plovdiv team enters the Second Stage with the ambitions to build on that success and reach the Final 4. The first game will be on March 4th when Akademik will visit Hapoel in Israel.

Akademik cruised through Stage 1 with a very good all-around performance and playing well both on offense and defense. The only two defeats came against the opponent in Stage 2 - KK Kumanovo 2009 and were in a middle of a streak with a lot of games. That however is without doubt something that Akademik will have on its mind when it meets the North Macedonians as the battle between the teams is expected to be really huge.

Perhaps Akademik's most impressive win was in Skopje against KK TFT after overtime. It came after Akademik was losing big at the break but then showed character and won. Akademik did well also in the other games beating Beroe twice by a single point and generally looking impressive in most of their outings.

With a new coaching staff in Yordan Yankov and Aleksandar Gruev, Akademik tried to show something different and the team played with a lot of passion, energy, hustle and motivation. That is what characterized them in all the matches. Of course the team is led by captain Vasil Bachev, who despite not averaging the most points, is without doubt the heart and the soul of Akademik. The three players under the basket really impressed in Stage 1 with Obrad Tomic, Jere Vucica and Tony Gugino all averaging double figures. The same can be said for Nikolay Nikolov and Nikolay Titkov who improved their performances and are key to the team's style of play. They've also averaged over 10 points per game and with the help of Martin Sotirov and newly signed Jahii Carson, Akademik is able to have enough players in order to play its aggressive style. When Adriyan Sekulov returns it will also help and hopefully for the Plovdiv team, they'll be able to cap a good start to the season with a qualification for the Final Four.

By clicking on the link below, you can check the Akademik's results so far and the schedule for Stage 2. Further below you can also watch again the win over BC Beroe on January 28th, which secured the team the first place in Group E:

BC AKADEMIK PLOVDIV'S RESULTS AND SCHEDULE FOR STAGE 2

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Next Game
12 Mar 2021
20.00LIVE
Sport 5, YouTube
KK Kumanovo 2009 KK Kumanovo 2009
Hapoel Holon B.C. Hapoel Holon B.C.

Sports Hall Pero Nakov
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Schedule
Kumanovo | Sports Hall Pero Nakov
12 Mar 2021 20.00
KK Kumanovo 2009 KK Kumanovo 2009 LIVE Hapoel Holon B.C. Hapoel Holon B.C.
Sport 5, YouTube
Gan Ner | Gan Ner
16 Mar 2021
Hapoel Gilboa Galil B.C. Hapoel Gilboa Galil B.C. LIVE KK TFT KK TFT
Sport 5, YouTube
Plovdiv | Complex Sila
17 Mar 2021
BC Akademik Plovdiv BC Akademik Plovdiv LIVE KK Kumanovo 2009 KK Kumanovo 2009
YouTube
Gan Ner | Gan Ner
18 Mar 2021
Hapoel Gilboa Galil B.C. Hapoel Gilboa Galil B.C. LIVE BC Beroe BC Beroe
Sport 5, YouTube
Holon | Toto Arena
25 Mar 2021
Hapoel Holon B.C. Hapoel Holon B.C. LIVE BC Akademik Plovdiv BC Akademik Plovdiv
Sport 5, YouTube
Stara Zagora | Obshtinska
31 Mar 2021
BC Beroe BC Beroe LIVE KK TFT KK TFT
YouTube
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