Ukrainian basketball is the main topic of the Expert club in PM Hall
On Thursday, July 1, Expert club Parimatch took place in PM Hall, the topic was the latest events and news of Ukrainian basketball. At the beginning of the conversation, the participants summed up the results of the Superleague season of Parimatch 2020/21, which ended with the first ever championship title of Prometheus.
The speakers mentioned one of the brightest series of the playoffs – the confrontation between Dnipro and Budivelnyk in the first round. The direct participant of the series, the central of Dnipro and the captain of the national team of Ukraine told about these great battles. Viacheslav Kravtsov :
In the first game of the series, we lost to the Budivelnyk without a chance, in the second game we made a comeback, and then the game just stopped. We gave this game away and in the moment of “0-2” we had extra motivation. We went to Kyiv to fight. We had a longer rotation and we won the fifth match due to freshness.
An important topic of recent days in Ukrainian basketball was the change of the limit formula for legionnaires. From next season, four foreigners will be able to be on the field at the same time. A basketball expert shared his thoughts on this process Oleksandr Proshuta :
The introduction of the limit is now relevant: the level of the championship is growing, the teams want to show themselves in the European Cups. But we have a problem: when Slava Kravtsov ‘s generation ends, and it will happen in the near future, there will be a very serious decline in the number of Ukrainians of good level.
One of the members of the expert club was the most famous Ukrainian dunker, world champion Dmitry Smoove Krivenko, who gave a description of the season from his point of view. Dmitry praised the level of spectacle of basketball, which the teams demonstrated and noted the importance of legionnaires in this context:
DJ Stephens and Stephen Burtt are back, people I’m personally interested in watching. They show a lot of beautiful moments, constant highlights in the top 10. The season was interesting and spectacular. Showtime was enough.
The second important topic of the expert club was the recent performances of the national teams of Ukraine in 3×3 basketball. Our teams, unfortunately, failed to overcome the Olympic qualifiers and go to the Games in Tokyo, but both women’s and men’s national teams overcame the qualifications without defeat and booked a place in the finals of the European Championship, which will be held in Paris. The head coach of the national team of Ukraine spoke about the performance of the women’s team Volodymyr Kholopov:
We did a lot of work that was supposed to bear fruit in the Olympic qualifiers. But somewhere we lacked both class and sports luck. In the selection for the European Championships, I saw what we lacked class and literacy, the correct use of dimensions in the Olympic selection. We were able to rebuild our game, which gave a good result.
The upcoming season of the Parimatch Super League promises to be no less hot and full of surprises. We look forward to the beginning and feel motivated!
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