Photo: Polski Cukier Start Lublin
Lublin, a student city with impressive history, has a thriving basketball scene.
A 2023 European Youth Capital hosted Suzuki Puchar Polski in mid-February.
Polski Cukier Start Lublin reached the Cup final at Hala Globus to fall at the hands of Trefl Sopot, 80-91.
AZS UMCS Lublin back in the Polish finals
Women`s team Polski Cukier AZS UMCS Lublin advanced to the Polish finals for the first time in 2022.
A year later, the ladies are in the final again to face a EuroLeague Women team Polkowice.
AZS UMCS Lublin surprised everyone and won the game one, 77-70, on Wednesday, April 5.
Men at work
Men`s team will miss the PLK playoffs this year as they occupy the 13th place with a 8-17 record, as of April 6.
The playoff zone is five wins away and there are five games left to play in the regular season.
Polski Cukier Start Lublin has a 7-6 record at home but managed to win a single game on the road.
They need to step up their game in order to advance at the Final Four.
Four players – Mateusz Dziemba, Cleveland Melvin, Dayshon Hassan Smith and Bartlomiej Pelczar – have played in all ENBL games this season.
Klāvs Čavars has seven games under his belt.
Troy Barnies, Michal Krasuski and Roman Szymanski have appeared in six games.
Five players average double figures in scoring.
Cleveland Melvin has scored 128 points while he averages 16.0 points.
Scoochie Smith needs eight more points to reach a century mark.
Klāvs Čavars has 85 points and leads the team in efficiency (in total 129).
Latvian center averages 12.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Gabe Devoe III has 67 points or 13.4 points per game.
Troy Barnies averages 13.3 points on 51.7% shooting from the three point line.
Scoochie Smith is the premier ball handler as he averages 6.6 assists, followed by Gabe Devoe (4.2).
Polski Cukier Start Lublin is second in scoring among Final Four participants, with 84.4 points per game.
Artur Gronek`s men are second in rebounds with 35.2 boards per game.
Start Lublin also take second place in assists with 19.6 dimes per games.
Last but not least they average 8.4 steals per game standing next to BC Wolves.