The EuroMillions Basketball League is in full swing. We asked our basketbalkenner Patrick Ceulemans for his opinion on the last match day.
How is the BeNe-League?
“Last Saturday, the presidents of the Belgian and Dutch basketball given the green light to the new BeNe-League to work out. The competition with …
How is the BeNe-League?
“Last Saturday, the presidents of the Belgian and Dutch basketball given the green light to the new BeNe-League to work out. The competition with Belgian and Dutch clubs would be in the season 2020-2021 a fact. For the sake of administration and licenses that not used to be.”
“In the BeNe-League will probably 16 clubs took office that the 9 or 10 Belgian first graders and 6 or 7 Dutch clubs from the Eredivisie. The Dutch basketball has improved over the last years, while the Belgian competition, what on-the-spot remains keen. The Dutch Groningen can play with the top 3 of the Belgian competition.”
“The new league will be the basketball to freshen up. The BeNe-League will not only for quality of care , it will also be a good thing for the marketing and television broadcasting.”
What did the Antwerp Giants extended?
“The Giants have against the French Dijon, as the first Belgian club for the 1/8th finals of the Champions League and that is a small piece of history to be considered. With Filou Ostend, there is still a second Belgian club in the running for a spot in the last 16. It would be nice, they had to also. They need to Wednesday in the private Versluys Dôme with a 1 point win against Strasbourg of the Belgian Lion and ex-Oostendenaar Quentin.”
“The Giants were also the places for the finals of the Cup of Belgium on 10 march, in Vorst Nationaal. They take it on against Oostende. Antwerp Giants has a chance at that cup, bring it to the Lotto Arena has already Ostend, however, the mental advantage and the experience to cups to win.”
Antwerp Giants and Oostende remain in each other’s wake this season, as the Giants have won against Mons (69-74) to the second lifted into place. Antwerp should still have two matches to catch up, so officially, the arrangement is not. “Antwerp Giants can certainly champion to play, but again, Oostende a mental advantage, and also, Charleroi has set his sights on the title. After the non-qualification in the cup and the early European elimination, the title is the only goal that the Walloon club still has.”
What can Okapi Aalstar mean in the title?
“Aalst is there again. The team started very bad the season, by less of your budget, injuries and a young core, but after a number of transfers and hard work of coach Jean-Marc She and the young left, they have in 2019, four times in a row won. A good sign for the Belgian competition.”
“Okapi Aalstar is a team that the big ones can get tricky. In Aalst, it is often a cauldron to play, where they have their advantage. Last Saturday they won with 72-65 of Ostend. For the Onions, it was the fourth victory in a row, Oostende lost again for the second time in a row. The goal now is to get as high as possible, to end, and jammer. Once in the play-offs a lot can happen.”