FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław


FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Śląsk Wrocław is a club - a legend in Polish basketball, with a beautiful history also in European tournaments. Founded in 1947, the team followed the path of success in the following decades. Śląsk won the national championship 17 times, which is still the absolute record of Poland. Seven times Śląsk was runner-up and also won Polish Cup 14 times.

When Śląsk Wrocław reached for its biggest successes, the fans filled sports halls to the last place. Many legendary players have been associated with Śląsk for all these years. Mieczysław Łopatka, Dariusz Zelig, Keith Williams, Charles O’Bannon, Dominik Tomczyk, Maciej Zieliński, Adam Wójcik, Michał Ignerski, Raimonds Miglinieks, Joe McNaull, Harold Jamison, Lynn Greer and many, many others... Their names are still respected in Polish sport to this day.

The last 10 years have been a bit more difficult for Śląsk Wrocław. But the team is fighting to get back to its rightful place in the Polish basketball league. With FutureNet as the new titular sponsor, Śląsk sets out on the road for further successes. As promised by FutureNet Śląsk President Michał Lizak: - We mentally move from the organization in preparation for an organization that has specific goals and results to achieve.

In September 2018, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was a host of the 1. Adam Wójcik Memorial - FutureNet Cup. Four teams participated in the tournament: besides FutureNet Śląsk also BioFarm Basket Poznań, WKK Wrocław and Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won both of its games (with the team from Pruszków and with WKK) and become the winner of entire tournament.


FutureNet Śląsk returns to the best basketball league in Poland!

What a great distinction for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball team! The authorities of the Polish top Energa Basket League has decided to invite the team to play on the best level in the 2019/2020 season. It means that FutureNet Śląsk will return to the top Polish teams after 3 years brake. In the previous season, FutureNet Śląsk reached the final of the 1st league but lost to Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 0:3 and the rival won direct promotion. However, the management board of the Energa Basket League appreciated the high sports and organizational level of the club and decided to invite FutureNet Śląsk to play among the best teams in Poland next season. Now, our team has to complete several formal duties to get the license, regarding finance and sports hall to play in. But the authorities of FutureNet Śląsk are more than sure that in this area, everything will be fine. - We are happy that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław team will play again in the 2019/2020 competition in the best league in Poland. It was our main goal from the beginning of the last season and I'm convinced that both in terms of organization and sports, our team will be ready to meet all the requirements set by Energa Basket League - said Michał Lizak, the president of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. 

The season of FutureNet Śląsk in numbers

What do numbers say about the season of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław in the Polish 1st basketball league? Let's check the answer to this question.In the season, our team stood out from the opponents. Unfortunately, these great numbers wasn't enough to win the promotion to the Polish top Energa Basket League. However, post-season stats show that FutureNet Śląsk has a great potential inside the team and also a strong core to rely on in the next season. As a team, FutureNet Śląsk was scoring around 90 points and 44 rebounds per game. With these overall numbers, our team was the best in the league. FutureNet Śląsk also finished on the 1st place as a team which has the most blocks (2,9) per game. When it comes to the individual performances, players from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław also have place among the best in the whole league. Aleksander Dziewa was the second shooter of the league (18,9 points per game) and Norbert Kulon was 4th in this rank with 14,6 points. Dziewa also dominated the league with his shooting accuracy, finshing the season with amazing 58,3% level. He also had around 9 rebounds per game and won the 1st place in this rank. In addition, Norbert Kulon finished the season with 5,1 assists per game which was the league fourth-best result. Robert Skibniewski supported him as a playmaker, giving 4,8 assists per game. Jakub Musiał, young guard of FutureNet Śląsk, had a great season too. He finished on the 4th place between the best 3 point shooters of the league with accuracy reaching 34,2%. Another young player from FutureNet Śląsk, power forward Szymon Tomczak, marked his presence in the team with 5,5 rebounds per game. These 2 players will serve as a strong piece of the team in the upcoming years. 

FutureNet Śląsk has parted ways with coach Radosław Hyży

Radosław Hyży will no longer be the coach of basketball team FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. His contract with the club expired in May and won't be extended. This season, FutureNet Śląsk has a goal to win the promotion to the top Polish Energa Basket League. Unfortunately, this goal hasn't been achieved as our team lost the final battle with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 0:3 on aggregate. Now the team has entered the break between seasons and will be undergone a rebuilding process, with new players coming and some players will leave for sure.What we know so far is that Radosław Hyży will not be the creator of the new FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław team. His contract expired a few days ago and the club stated that it won't be extended. His run with the club started in October 2017 when he took the steering wheel from coaching duo Dominik Tomczyk - Jacek Krzykała. Two seasons ago, FutureNet Śląsk was fighting to win the promotion to the playoff round but fell short to achieve it. Last season, our team won the regular season but lost the playoffs. Radosław Hyży managed FutureNet Śląsk in 69 games from which his team won 42. We'd like to thank the coach for his work full of engagement, passion and ambition, for his everyday efforts to help his players become better. Good luck in the next stages of your career, Coach! 

True heroes always fight to the end!

The season is over for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team now has a bitter and difficult time to handle. The goal for this season was simple: to win promotion to the Polish top Energa Basket League. But FutureNet Śląsk lost the final series with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 0:3 on aggregate and won't reach its goal. In the final series, FutureNet Śląsk lost both 2 games at home in the final series and put itself in very difficult position, as the series would last until one team win 3 times. Enea Astoria had a dream road ahead: comfortable lead on aggregate, and also 2 games to play at the most in its own hall and with loud support of its fans. But our team has many warriors in the team and it was obvious that FutureNet Śląsk will give everything, 100% of its skills in Bydgoszcz to make the final series run further. In Q1 of this game, things seemed to go as FutureNet Śląsk wished to. The game was even, but thanks to great shooting performance of Jakub Musiał, our team stayed in the game and was losing only 24:25 after the first quarter. In the second one, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz fixed all the bugs in its performance from the first 10 minutes and turned on the higher gear. FutureNet Śląsk went into trouble in shooting and the hosts had several accurate shots, and used them to build high advantage 49:39 after the first half. In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk had mixed luck. Thanks to its aggresive, tight defence ourt team managed to reduce its loss to only 5 points. But then again the hosts regained the initiative, thanks to 3 points shooting by Grzegorz Kukiełka and Marcin Nowakowski. As a result, Enea Astoria was leading 67:58 before Q4 and put our team in very difficult position. In Q4, the scenario from the previous quarter repeated. FutureNet Śląsk was able to reduce its loss to 5 points, thanks to great shooting of Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Robert Skibniewski. But later, Enea Astoria again returned on its track and after the 3-pointer of Marcin Nowakowski, was leading 83:75 with just a minute left in this game. It was then confirmed that our team won't win this game. In this game, Aleksander Dziewa (20 points, 7 rebounds) was the leader of FutureNet Śląsk, supported by Norbert Kulon (14 points) and Jakub Musiał (12 points, 5 assists). In Enea Astoria, playmaker Marcin Nowakowski did a great job (19 points, 7 assists), and Jakub Dłuski gave a great piece of fighting under the rim with grabbing 14 rebounds! Congratulations for Enea Astoria for winning the league, and for FutureNet Śląsk for its great and ambitious performance throughout the whole season! 

FutureNet Śląsk faces the biggest challenge of the season!

These are the days of truth for FutureNet Śląska Wrocław. Our team is losing 0:2 on aggregate with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and now must win 2 away games in Bydgoszcz to tie the series and bring it back to Wroclaw. In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk didn't lose at home even once. Our team was the only team unbeaten in its own hall in the first stage of the season. That's why many people started to say that the AWF Sports Hall in Wrocław has become the castle of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. But in the playoff round, this amazing run has ended. In the semifinal, FutureNet Śląsk lost one game at home with STK Czarni Słupsk. The battle in the semifinal was very even and hard, but our team managed to win 3:2 on aggregate and promote to the great final.Then, things started to be very difficult. What was surprising, FutureNet Śląsk lost 2 first game at home. In game 1, Enea Astoria was definitely better and won 97:79. And in game 2, the battle continued to the final seconds but eventually, the guests won 82:81. FutureNet Śląsk had its issues both in defensive and offensive performance.Now, our team has to follow the wise sentence saying that impossible is nothing and it's not true that sky is the limit when there are human footsteps on the moon. First of all, in the regular season, Enea Astoria left 4 reasons to believe that this team can be beaten at home, as the players led by coach Grzegorz Skiba had 4 to deal with 4 home defeats. Secondly, in the game 2 played last Sunday FutureNet Śląsk had at least a few chances to catch up its rival. That time, our team hasn't had enough luck but we expect that in Bydgoszcz, FutureNet Śląsk players will give even more than 100% of their skills and commitment. With such attitude, FutureNet Śląsk will be very dangerous even on someone else court. Our team had a few days to improve its offensive tacticts before 2 crucial games in Bydgoszcz. In addition, our players need to catch as much calm as possible. Mental resistance will be the key factor to succeed in Bydgoszcz. Good luck, gentlemen! 

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław wants the game 2 of the final to be repeated

On Monday, May 13th, the management board of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław applied a formal request to Polish Basketball Association that game number 2 of the final series should be repeated due to serious mistakes made by referees. In game 2 of the final series between FutureNet Śląsk and Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz, which was held on Sunday, March 12th in Wrocław, there was a controversial situation created by the referees. Just before the start of the 3rd quarter, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław set the players on the court and prepared to start the game, as the team which should have the ball at the beginning of Q3. But for some unknown reasons, referees granted the ball to Enea Astoria. One of its players took advantage from this weird situation and scored 2 points. Players and coach of FutureNet Śląsk complained loudly on this decision, the referees asked the commissioner of this game what to do and their decided that in this action, Enea Astoria scored 2 points legally. Eventually, it turned out that these points were crucial to set the final score of the game, as Enea Astoria won 82:81. That's why FutureNet Śląsk decided to take legal steps and asked for this game to be repeated. - We asked for the 2nd final match to be repeated . Only this decision will make the promotion to the 1st league be settled in a fair sports fight, not through bizarre situations, distorting the sense of hard, long-term work of both coaches and players, and huge financial expenses incurred by the club - explained the officials of FutureNet Śląsk on the club's official website. 

Final, game 2: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 81:82

In game 2, our team had a great chance to put the final series into the right track. A possible defeat, in the context of next games in Bydgoszcz, would put our team in a very difficult place. That's why FutureNet Śląsk had to win. Unfortunately, it was Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz having fun after winning this game. This time, guests won slightly, 82:81. But on the other hand, a win is a win and now the aggregate score is 2:0 for Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz which now needs only one win to be promoted to the top Polish league.Like on Saturday, in game 2 FutureNet Śląsk was trailing for nearly 40 minutes. After the first half, there was a draw at 44:44. Enea Astoria played well and used many of its players, creating several attacking chances from both inside the paint and from the distance. In FutureNet Śląsk, young shooting guard Jakub Musiał was playing an amazing part and was carrying the team by himself. At the beginning of the 2nd half, Enea Astoria had a great shooting run and our team stopped to score. It allowed guests to take the lead but FutureNet Śląsk - thanks to Tomasz Żeleźniak and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk - did a lot to reduce this loss to only 2 points at the end of Q3.In the crucial Q4, there was everything on the court what basketball fans love. FutureNet Śląsk made up the loss and even took the lead 73:69. But then the guests put the higher gear in the offence and returned to the lead in this game. With just a few minutes to the end, FutureNet Śląsk returned to the game thanks to points scored by Mateusz Jarmakowicz, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Jakub Musiał. When it was a draw 85:85 and less than 1 second to go in this game, one of Enea Astoria players was fouled, shot one free throw, giving his team a one-point lead. FutureNet Śląsk was just unable to reach the guests one more time and lost second game in a row on its own pitch... On Sunday, Jakub Musiał from FutureNet Śląsk showed an amazing skills, as he scored 32 points (including 6 3-pointers). Aleksander Dziewa (15 points, 8 rebounds) and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (13 points) gave him support but eventually it was not enough to beat well-balanced Enea Astoria.Game 1, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Enea Astoria Bydgoszc

Final, game 1: FutureNet Śląsk - Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 79:97

Just a few days before Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk had a very hard game 5 in the semifinal against STK Czarni Słupsk. Our team won this game 82:81 and eventually got promoted to the great final. But it was obvious that it won't be easy to fight against Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz - the second team of the regular season with a very even squad. It's very true to be said that it's a final composed with 2 teams which deserve well to be in that place.In game 1, Enea Astoria proved its great power. The team led by coach Grzegorz Skiba knew well how to stop FutureNet Śląsk in the offence. Our team was able to score only 79 points what was below its average. Before the break after the first half. FutureNet Śląsk was losing 51:52 due to its weak performance in the defence. On the other hand, Aleksander Dziewa did a lot in the first 2 quarters to help his team to make up the loss. Jakub Musiał was also helpful on the attacked half of the court.In the 2nd half, FutureNet Śląsk lost its balance also in the offence. 3-pointers stopped to drop, it was harder to share the ball and arrange any action. As a result, Enea Astoria started to build a significant advantage which raised to 74:61 at the end of Q3. In the last part of the game, FutureNet Śląsk chased the rival but there wasn't enough time to put this game into the overtime. And our team scored a surprising, significant loss 79:97 at the beginning of the great final. Aleksander Dziewa (18 points, 11 rebounds), Norbert Kulon (15 points), Jakub Musiał (12 points, 6 rebounds) were the stars of our team in the Saturday's game.

It's time for FutureNet Śląsk to play in the great final!

The moment on which many has been waiting for so long has come! On Saturday, May 11th, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will take its first step into the great final of Polish 1st basketball league. The winner will take it all, and the stake is high: only one team from the final will be promoted to the top league in Poland.In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was the best team in the league, and Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz took the second place. It turned out that the classification at the end of the first part of the season will have its reflection in the final.In playoff, FutureNet Śląsk first defeated the Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 3:1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals, and in the semi-finals it had an amazing and fascinating battle with STK Czarni Słupsk. Our team won 3:2 on aggregate, and the fight for the victory in the last match lasted literally until the last second. Enea Astoria had a slightly easier way to the final. In the quarterfinals, it defeated Biofarm Basket Poznań 3:0 on aggregate, and in the semi-final beat Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 3:2 on aggregate. Unlike FutureNet Śląsk, in match 5 Enea Astoria was definitely better and just smashed the opponent.In the regular season, both teams clashed twice and FutureNet Śląsk won each time. In December 2018, our team won away game 91:86 and the revenge was played in March 2019. This game was also finished with a win of FutureNet Śląsk, this time 101:92. Then, it would be right to say that our team has an idea and the method how to deal with Enea Astoria. But what happened in the regular season, happened in the regular season and playoff is like a totally new league, where the game goes a lot more intensive and harder. So, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will have to figure out how Enea Astoria is playing and where it has its strong and weak spots.When you check the rank of the league's best scorers, you would be surprised with the lack of any player from Enea Astoria in top 10. Point guard Marcin Nowakowski with his 13 points per game on average currently is on the 13th place. He also adds around more than 6 assists in each game. But later, things are getting more even as several players from Bydgoszcz have very similar, good stats. Small forward Paweł Śpica scores 12,2 points per game, power forward Mikołaj Grod delivers 12 points and 6 rebounds, young centre Łukasz Frąckiewicz has 11,5 points and 7,7 rebounds. Experienced back up player Grzegorz Kukiełka has 11 points in each game, and experienced and very strong centre Jakub Dłuski adds 9,9 points and 5,8 rebounds. It alls proves that Enea Astoria has many strong points - inside the paint and beyond the arc. This team shoots well (nearly 86 points per game), defends great (only 78 points lost per game), shares the ball good with nearly 20 assists per game and also fights hard for rebounds (29 rebounds with just 25 for the opponents).On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk has a very impressive numbers as a team and its stats fits even to the higher league in Poland. Our team scores more than 90 points per game, has 44 rebounds and also 3 blocks. With 18 assists per game, the ball flows well and its also a strong side of FutureNet Śląsk. Our team has also many great players, like Norbert Kulon, Aleksander Dziewa, Robert Skibniewski, Mateusz Jarmakowicz or Jakub Musiał. It all leads us to the conclusion that the final battle of FutureNet Śląsk and Enea Astoria will be very, very even. Each team has it strong sides and experience inside the starting 5 and the bench, too. But obviously, we keep our fingers crossed for FutureNet Śląsk!

What a game, what a win of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław!

This match showed how beautiful and amazing sport is basketball. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław defeated STK Czarni Słupsk 82:81 and advanced to the final of the great final of the league. In this match, our team had a crazy journey from hell to heaven, and the fight lasted until the last seconds! It was the last game in the semifinal, with no room to mistake for each team. The winner would take it all and go further, into the final, and the loser would win only the right to play for the 3rd place. At this stage of the playoff, no one wants to fall and lose chances to win. And players of FutureNet Śląsk, who want to win the promotion to the highest league, were aware of this pressure and difficult conditions. The first half of this match should be deeply analyzed by players and coaches of FutureNet Śląsk. For the first 20 minutes, our team was playing just poor. It's enough to check that FutureNet Śląsk lost 51 points in this part of the match. Semi-final, own hall, fatal defensive - it has just no right to happen again. During the first 20 minutes, STK Czarni was leading even 51:38. Guest players, especially Patryk Pełka, Adrian Kordalski and Wojciech Jakubiak, had a way to many open-spots to shoot and took advantage from it perfectly. On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk struggled in defence, and on the attacked half of the court, Mateusz Jarmakowicz and captain Norbert Kulon were fighting with a passion to help their team. Before the break, our team was losing 45:56 and it was obvious that it must wake up during the break if it still wants to win. There must have been a lot of men's speech in the locker room in the break because, in the 2nd half, FutureNet Śląsk looked totally different. Most of all, our team improved its defensive performance: forced STK Czarni to shoot from unprepared positions and fought so hard that several guests players scored their 4th personal foul. In turn, our team still had a lot to improve in the offence. But there were several signs of improvement - thanks to 3-point shooting of Tomasz Żeleźniak and Norbert Kulon, our team reduced its loss to only 7 points before Q4. The last 10 minutes was just like a crazy ride on a rollercoaster. It was a truly magical moment for our team. Carried by the amazing support from the crowd, FutureNet Śląsk took the lead for the first time in this game! Our team dominated the rival with its intense defence and great scoring of Aleksander Dziewa, Szymon Tomczak and Jakub Musiał. 82:76 - it seemed like a safe advantage! In the final minutes, STK Czarni did a lot to regain the lead. They fought with aggression in defence, forcing our team to miss several shots. They also reduced its loss to only a single point. In the final 60 seconds, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk missed 3 shots in a row and with 24 seconds to go, STK Czarni had the ball but couldn't use it. Adrian Kordalski made a mistake with travelling, then he missed the crucial shot with just 7 seconds left. Our team had a huge amount of luck but did it, won 82:81 and will play in the great final of the league! In FutureNet Śląsk, Mateusz Jarmakowicz (18 points, 3 3-pointers, 5 rebounds), Aleksander Dziewa (16 points, 6 rebounds), Norbert Kulon (14 points) and Tomasz Żeleźniak (10 points) did the best scoring job that evening. But most of all - every player of our team had a significant contribution to this win. 29 rebounds, 21 assists, 12 3-pointers - these numbers say a lot about the core of this game. On May 11-12, FutureNet Śląsk will play the first 2 final games, with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz as a competitor. The fight goes on and it will be hot for sure!

Semifinal, game 4: STK Czarni Słupsk - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 103:101

There’s no doubt about it: FutureNet Śląsk had everything to win game 4 and close the semifinal series in Słupsk. Our team stepped into this game with power and was leading 24:17 after Q1 and 48:39 to the break. FutureNet Śląsk was playing with a lot of passion, very focused in defence, and on the attacked half our team had a great time in 3 points shooting – 11 accurate shots in 20 minutes! It seemed that STK Czarni had no chances to maintain this series and it FutureNet Śląsk will get the place in the final series. In Q3, STK Czarni looked a little bit better. Its point guard Adrian Kordalski was fighting like a devil without a rest (he spend only 3 minutes on the bench during the game!) to help his team. And he did his job well – thanks to his points and assists, Czarni restored its fighting spirit and was losing only by 10 points before the last quarter of this game. Final 10 minutes belonged definitely to the hosts. In this part of the game, STK Czarni scored an amazing number of points (37) and allowed FutureNet Śląsk to score only 23. Players from Słupsk were not only shooting good, but they also had a great 10 minutes in defence. Our team had big problems in creating shooting positions. That’s why STK Czarni took the lead for the first time in the game and never returned it, as eventually, the game finished with score 103:101 for STK Czarni Słupsk. Game 5, which will be played in Wrocław, will be crucial to set the member of the final series. In game 4, FutureNet Śląsk had its leader in Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (21 points, 4 3-pointers) and Mateusz Jarmakowicz (21 points). Norbert Kulon also played well (14 points). In the STK Czarni team, Adrian Kordalski (37 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists) was just unstoppable.

Game 3 of semifinal: STK Czarni Słupsk - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 76:85

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was going to Slupsk ready for 2 difficult matches. In the first part of the semifinal series in Wroclaw, our team didn’t use the advantage of its own court and won only once. This gave the team from Słupsk a better chance, due to 2 upcoming matches in its own hall. And it’s always hard to play in front of the hot crowd in Gryfia sports hall in Słupsk. However, our team reminded why finished as the best in the regular season. First of all, FutureNet Śląsk drew conclusions from its problems in match 1 and 2. Our players had serious problems in 3-point shooting and to hold its rhythm in the offence. In game 3, FutureNet Śląsk was leading for nearly 40 minutes of game time. STK Czarni had very good first minutes when they build 11:4 advantage and won the 1st quarter 18:15. But then, our players got their heat! In the 2nd quarter, thanks to the great shooting of Jakub Musiał, Tomasz Żeleźniak and Aleksander Dziewa, FutureNet Śląsk was leading even with 7 points. Just a minutes before the end of this part of the game, players of STK Czarni – cheered loudly by their fans – reduced the loss to 4 points. But it was very visible that our team will be hard to beat on Saturday’s evening. In the second half, was increasing its lead while key players of Czarni (Damian Cechnak, Patryk Pełka, Szymon Rduch) had to leave the court with 5 personal fouls. Just before the end, Czarni reduced its loss to a minimum (74:77), but then FutureNet Śląsk handled the pressure and set the final result as 85:76. In this game, Aleksander Dziewa was the best in our team (20 points, 13 rebounds), with the support of Norbert Kulon (15 points, 8 assists) and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (12 points). For STK Czarni, Adrian Kordalski was the best with 20 points and 9 rebounds.

It's time for FutureNet Śląsk to put higher gear

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play 2 difficult matches in the semi-final of the basketball league against STK Czarni Słupsk. The stake is high, with the promotion to the great final on the table, and the rival has already proven that he is a difficult opponent. Will FutureNet Śląsk be able to take this challenge?FutureNet Śląsk has behind first 2 matches of this series, played on its own court in Wrocław. FutureNet Śląsk and STK Czarni shared victories, and now the aggregate score is 1:1. In Wrocław, STK Czarni showed plenty of solid basketball, and also a clear idea on how they want to disturb FutureNet Śląsk' performance. A a hard game in defense, especially making the 3 points shooting difficult, worked well. This season, shooting from a distance was often a big advantage of FutureNet Śląsk, helping to win many games. STK Czarni showed that making this element of the game difficult for a team from Wrocław can bring benefits. On Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk had its problems but it won 85:80. On Saturday, the team had a worse day and lost to STK Czarnia 72:86. It was also the first home defeat of the season for our team.Loss on Saturday is quite painful, because FutureNet Śląsk lost the home court advantage. Next two games will be played in Słupsk where STK Czarni always performs well and also have loud support from their fans. In the regular season, it was hard to beat STK Czarni on their own pitch. In 15 games, Czarni won 10 and lost only 5. The team led by coach Robert Jakubiak and his playing assistant, experienced shooter Mantas Cesnauskis, has several strong players. Shooters know their job well, and tall players not only fight hard for rebounds, but they also perform well in defense and always add significant piece in scoring points. Just to mention Damian Cechnak and Patryk Pełka - they both did a great job in games played in Wrocław. Having to play against this duo, tall players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had average performances - worse than than their usual overall. Post-game numbers showed it all, especially about Sunday's game. Our team had less rebounds, assists and 3-pointers, overall shooting accuracy was also worse than usual. It speaks by itself that two experienced guards, Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon, were the team leaders in both games: they've seen a lot in basketball and know how to deal with the pressure. In the next 2 games in Słupsk, FutureNet Śląsk players will have to return to their right track and to their game. There's a lot to improve especially in defense. It also will be the time to prove their character, as the winner will secure the place in great final. There won't be easy games anymore. Mission is simple: to win at least once, bring the series back to Wrocław and finish it with the support of own fans. 

Semi-final, game 2. FutureNet Śląsk - STK Czarni 72:86

On Sunday, STK Czarni Słupsk proved they learned the lesson from the previous game. Tall players of FutureNet Śląsk, especially Aleksander Dziewa (only 4 points, way below his average) and Mateusz Jarmakowicz, were cut off from the passes and had a very hard tough time in the battle around the rim. STK Czarni also did all that was possible to disturb FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players in shooting from beyond the arc. Our team is very strong in this element of the game, but on Sunday shot only 4 times in 21 attempts. And without 3-pointers and without the points which are scored usually by its tall players, it was very hard to score the win.In Sunday's game, STK Czarni accelerated their performance slowly but constantly. The guests were leading 39:29 after the first half, and it was well-deserved lead. Players of STK Czarni played with a deep focus in defence, forced plenty of individual errors and missed shots on players from FutureNet Śląsk. Our team wasn't able to find its rhythm and struggled on the attacked half of the court. In the 2nd half, the game was moving in the same direction. FutureNet Śląsk had only a few ideas on how to create its offensive performance. Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon tried to wake up their teammates, and also took the pressure on their shoulders. But obviously, it couldn't be enough to deal with well-organized, consistent STK Czarni Słupsk. The guest was increasing their lead during the entire 2nd half end eventually, won 86:72.In game 2, only Norbert Kulon (2o points, 3 assists) and Robert Skibniewski (18 points) scored more than 10 points. STK Czarni had also a significant advantage in the fight for rebounds (40 for the guest team vs. 33 of FutureNet Śląsk). As we mentioned before, our team shot only 4 times for 3 points while STK Czarni had 9 successful attempts from the perimeter. The guest team also had more players able to play well in the offence. Wojciech Jakubiak (17 points), Adrian Kordalski (22 points, 8 rebounds), Patryk Pełka (14 points, 6 rebounds), Łukasz Seweryn (10 points) - these players were the leaders of STK Czarni in Sunday's game.

Semi-final, game 1. FutureNet Śląsk - STK Czarni Słupsk 85:80

FutureNet Śląsk started the fight in the semi-final with power! Our team was trailing for most of the game. STK Czarni revealed its strategy for this competition: to disturb our team in offence and to dominate under both rims. The coaching staff of the team from Słupsk did its job well, defining the weakest spots of FutureNet Śląsk because the methods which their adopted worked well. But they missed one, key factor: the will to fight.In the 4th quarter, FutureNet Śląsk had an impressive run of 13:0! Our team made up all of the loses and took the lead. Trio Robert Skibniewski, Aleksander Dziewa and Jakub Musiał did an amazing job, destroying STK Czarni with 3 points shooting. Thanks to their great performance, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław managed to beat STK Czarni Słupsk 85:80.Robert Skibniewski (2o points, including 6 3-pointers), Norbert Kulon (17 points, 7 rebounds) and Aleksander Dziewa (17 points, 6 rebounds) were the brightest stars of FutureNet Śląsk that afternoon. In STK Czarni, Patryk Pełka (21 points) and Adrian Kordalski (15 points) did the best job for his team.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces STK Czarni Słupsk

It will be the final step before the great end of Polish 1st men basketball league. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces STK Czarni Słupsk in the semi-final, aiming to climb even higher. The same four teams which finished the regular season in the top four advanced to the semi-finals. This shows that the distribution of power in the first part of the season shows well the real potential of these teams. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and STK Czarni will play together to clinch the spot in the grand finale. In the quarterfinals, both teams showed a similar form. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych 3:1 on aggregate, and STK Czarni finished the season of WKK Wrocław, also winning 3:1 on aggregate. The team from Słupsk is well known for its offensive power. STK Czarni score around 82 points per game and lose only 78. The average number of rebounds (around 40) per game is also impressive, as well as average shooting accuracy (around 46%). STK Czarni shares the ball well with 20 assists but has a lot of turnovers: around 20 in each game. When it comes to individual performances, STK Czarni has something to boast about. The leading scorer of the team is veteran guard Mantas Cesnauskis who scores 14,6 points and 4,8 assists per game. He also shoots for 3 points with great accuracy reaching 40%. Power forward Patryk Pełka adds 13,5 points and 9,2 rebounds. Playmaker Wojciech Jakubiak knows how to score points (12,3 per game) and also how to pass the ball (3,2 assists). Shooting guard Adrian Kordalski also has good numbers with 12,3 points and 8,4 assists in each game. Centre Damian Cechnak is also a strong point of the team with 11,4 points, 7,9 rebounds and 1,6 blocks per game.  As you can see, STK Czarni is a well-balanced team both around the rim and on the perimeter. This team can be dangerous in mid-range shooting and also from 6,25 meters distance. That's why the upcoming semi-final series with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław promises to be amazing. FutureNet Śląsk has many young players in the team who still learn how to play under the pressure of reaching the goal which the team has, just to mention shooting guard Jakub Musiał, guard Sebastian Bożenko, forward Tomasz Żeleźniak or tall players: Aleksander Dziewa, Michał Sasik and Karol Michałek. It also needs to be mentioned that the team from Wrocław is appreciated widely for its great 3 points shooting skills. But as you can see, STK Czarni can also be dangerous in this element of the game and neutralize the assets which FutureNet Śląsk have. During the regular season, both teams were tied in direct games. In Wrocław, FutureNet Śląsk won 96:83 and in Słupsk the hosts took revenge, winning 80:71. That's why our team needs to step into this competition deeply focused, motivated and 100% ready both mentally and physically - that will be the key to success. 

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław in the semi-final!

Mission completed! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych and advanced to the semi-final in the Polish 1st men basketball league. Our team had to fight hard for success, but it did everything as the leader should. These were two hard matches in Wałbrzych. In the Aqua Zdrój sports hall, where "The Miners" play their matches, visiting teams always have to face the hot atmosphere created by the hosts' supporters. FutureNet Śląsk, which is disliked deeply in Wałbrzych, had an even more difficult task to handle. On Saturday, April 13th, our team seemed like it was going straight with the course. After the 1st half of that game, FutureNet Śląsk was leading 45:42 and looked like a team which knows how to deal with Górnik. But when both teams returned to the court after the break, it all turned around with 180 degrees. FutureNet Śląsk lost fluency in its game completely, and on the other hand "The Miners" started to push them hard. In the 3rd quarter, Górnik trans.eu won 31:15 thanks to the great performance of centre Piotr Niedźwiedzki. And with the hosts playing so good, it was nearly impossible for FutureNet Śląsk to made up the loses. "The Miners" even increased their lead (even 83:61) and were in control of the game. Our team managed to reduce its loss to several points but had to deal with the loss. Górnik trans.eu was better in sharing the ball (20 assists vs. 14), had a very well shooting accuracy reaching 63% and also had a few strong leaders: Piotr Niedźwiedzki (23 points, 14 rebounds), Damian Durski (16 points) and Marcin Wróbel (11 points, 5 rebounds). In FutureNet Śląsk, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (15 points) and Norbert Kulon (14 points) were the leaders in this game. Things turned a little bit dangerous for our team as FutureNet Śląsk was leading only 2:1 on aggregate. But on Saturday, our team took the sweet revenge. FutureNet Śląsk started the game with a deep focus, willing to finish this round in Wałbrzych. In the 1st quarter, the game was very even and our team still had some issues with shooting accuracy. But as the game moved forward, FutureNet Śląsk started to play on its typical, high level. Our team was dangerous under the rim and also in the shooting behind the arc (13 3-pointers scored in the game). After the first half, our team was leading 41:37 and gave the hope that in the next 2 quarters will maintain the good performance. After the break, FutureNet Śląsk put the pedal to the metal. In Q3, our team crushed the hosts and was leading 64:51 after this part of the game thanks to good performance of Aleksander Dziewa, Robert Skibniewski and Jakub Musiał. "The Miners" were on their knees, with a very little chances to return to the game. In the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk increased its lead and eventually, the final score was 86:65 for our team. Jakub Musiał played the leading role with 19 points and took the role from injured Krzysztof Jakóbczyk. Norbert Kulon added also 19 points, as well as Aleksander Dziewa (who also had 8 rebounds) and Robert Skibniewski shot 15 points and 5 assits. In the semi-final, FutureNet Śląsk will face STK Czarni Słupsk. First 2 games will be held on April 27-28 in Wrocław.

One more win for FutureNet Śląsk and.. Welcome to the semi-final!

One thing is sure. It will be a very tough game, but the effort can pay off. On Saturday, April 13th, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will clash with Górnik trans.eu in Wałbrzych and it will be the third game in the first playoff round between these teams. FutureNet Śląsk currently leads 2:0 on aggregate and needs only a single win to get the promotion to the semi-final.  Previously, FutureNet Śląsk played with Górnik in Wrocław and won twice. The first win was significant (94:72 for our team) but the second one came harder (94:85). But now it's only the past and FutureNet Śląsk is in a very comfortable situation as it has 2 wins on its account and Górnik trans.eu walks on the edge. Despite two defeats in Wrocław, "The Miners" from Wałbrzych have a great advantage in its hands: own Aqua Zdrój sports hall. It's a place where it's always hard to play for the visiting teams due to a very intense atmosphere created by home fans. In addition, supporters of Górnik Wałbrzych don't like the fans of FutureNet Śląsk and it also promises that the upcoming games will be very heated. It also leads to the conclusion that in the upcoming home games, Górnik trans.eu will not let the win go easily. During the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk had its problems in the away games. In 15 games away from Wrocław, our team won only 8 and mostly was struggling to find its typical shooting rhythm. Having this in mind and connecting it with a tense atmosphere in the Górnik's hall, it suggests that our team might expect a very hard time in the upcoming away games. On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk has a clutch advantage which might be helpful throughout the playoff round: many experienced players in the team. Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon have a rich experience in professional basketball and they both know how to secure a perfect ball movement and how to cool down their young teammates. In 2 previous games against Górnik, 32 years-old shooting guard Krzysztof Jakóbczyk was on fire and hit several 3-pointers. And Mateusz Jarmakowicz guarantees high skills and experience in the fight close to both rims. With such a wise support, younger players (Jakub Musiał, Aleksander Dziewa, Szymon Tomczak, Aleksander Leńczuk) can focus only on giving their best to the team. This might be the key advantage of FutureNet Śląsk in Wałbrzych. In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk lost with Górnik in Wałbrzych 72:75 but was very, very close to take the game into the overtime. During the weekend, with a definetely higher stake to take from the table, our team could be better than last time in Wałbrzych and close this round of play off quickly.

Important individual rewards for two players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Two players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław have been distinguished for their performances in the regular season of Polish 1st men basketball league. Power forward Aleksander Dziewa has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the regular season. It's the result of voting conducted among the coaches of the teams from the 1st league. Dziewa received 12 votes. This young player from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has been running a great season with averages of 20,3 points, 9 rebounds and 0,2 blocks per game. He was also absolutely the most efficient shooter of the regular season with more than 60 % accuracy. He was also nominated to the best 5 of the regular season, among his teammate from FutureNet Śląsk, playmaker and shooting guard, the captain of the team Norbert Kulon. So-called "Norbo" has good averages of 14,6 points and 5,6 assists per game.

FutureNet Śląsk is very close to reach the semi-final!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław launched its campaign in the play-off round with power! Our team beat Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych twice: 94:72 in game one and 94:85 in game two. Now FutureNet Śląsk needs only one more win to secure the spot in the semi-final.  Górnik trans.eu is a very uncomfortable team to play against. The "Miners" from the city of Wałbrzych are young, ambitions, hard fighting and hungry for success. In addition, Górnik is also the local rival of FutureNet Śląsk and every time when both teams meet, there's fire on the stands between the supporters. FutureNet Śląsk coaches and players wanted to meet with Górnik in the first round of the play-off, just like their counterparts from Wałbrzych. Now it seems that our team takes more profit from this competition. On April 6-7, both teams clashed twice in Wrocław. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław left Górnik without any chances to get even a single win. On Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk beat Górnik Wałbrzych 94:72. Our team outscored the rival from the 3-point line, scoring 15 from 34 attempts (44% accuracy) and the guest team was able to score only 7 3-pointers. Our team also had 16 assists and Górnik got only 8 and it shows that FutureNet Śląsk was significantly better in sharing the ball and creating the space on the floor. On Saturday, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (24 points, including 6 3-pointers) and Jakub Musiał (21 points, 4 3-pointers) and were the leading scorers of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. One day later, both teams clashed, again and again, FutureNet Śląsk left the pitch with a win - this time 94:85. On Saturday, players from Wałbrzych improved their offensive performance. Górnik had slightly more 2-points shooting spots, as well as opportunities from the free-throw line. Both teams were also even when it comes to the number of rebounds and assists. But again this season, the great accuracy in shooting from behind the arc was the key factor leading the win. Krzysztof Jakóbczyk had a great game again, as he scored 22 points on Sunday. He was supported by Norbert Kulon (19 points, 3 assists), Aleksander Dziewa (16 points, 4 rebounds) and Robert Skibniewski (14 points, 3 assists). On this stage of the competition, the game will be held until one team win 3 times. With a 2:0 lead on aggregate, FutureNet Śląsk is very, very close to winning the promotion to the semi-final. Next game of our team and Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych will be held on Saturday, April 13th.

Let's start the playoff! FutureNet Śląsk faces Górnik Wałbrzych

It's playoff time and it will be the showtime! On Saturday, April 6, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will begin the fight in the crucial part of the season in Polish 1st basketball league. Our team has an opponent straight from the start: its local rival, Górnik trans.eu Wałbrzych. FutureNet Śląsk was sure for a promotion to the playoff a long time ago. Unlike Górnik Wałbrzych which has to fight to reach this goal until the last moment of the regular season. Luckily for this team, the mission has been completed. Górnik finished the first part of the season on 8th place and closed the list of teams promoted to the next round. What was even more surprising, Górnik eliminated favoured Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno - the 3rd team of the last season which was also considered as one of the strongest teams this season. Well, sometimes sports delivers such a surprise. In the regular season, FutureNet Śląsk was tied with Górnik trans.eu when it comes to direct games. In Wrocław, FutureNet Śląsk won 91:78 and gave no chances to the opponent. But in Wałbrzych, in always loud Aqua Zdrój sports hall, Górnik took the revenge and won 75:72. In that game, FutureNet Śląsk was very close to take it into overtime but eventually lost with 3 points. And it also shows how even the games between these teams can be. Now we expect that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and Górnik trans.eu will create great basketball show. In Wrocław, we might expect that many supporters of Górnik will come around to the city from Wałbrzych (which is very close to Wrocław) to support its players loudly, and the FutureNet Śląsk fans can also create a lot of fire on the stands. FutureNet Śląsk also seems to be in the great form recently. In the last game of the regular season, our team beat the strong runner-up Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 105:71, and Górnik trans.eu is considered as a slightly worse team.  It's also worth to mention that FutureNet Śląsk has an advantage which might play crucial role in the playoff: several experienced players inside. Robert Skibniewski, Norbert Kulon, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk, Mateusz Jarmakowicz - each of them played in several clubs on high levels, also outside Poland. And they know how to keep the head cool during the heated games, and in the playoff time every game matters a lot. Górnik trans.eu doesn't have so many experienced players and it might be clutch in the semi-final rivalry. The oldest player of Górnik is Rafał Glapiński (36 years-old), but he hasn't played a significant role in the team throughout the season. Marcin Wróbel is 31 years-old and the rest of the team from Wałbrzych is much younger. It has it bright side, as young players are able to recover faster but on the other hand: the playoff time is the time of experience and wiseness on the pitch. And in this point, FutureNet Śląsk has the most advantages. 

Let's check out the numbers of FutureNet Śląsk from the regular season

Several players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław basketball team finished the regular season in the 1st Polish league with great individual statistics. Power forward Aleksander Dziewa is the second-best shooter of the league with 21 points per game. Bartosz Wróbel from SKK Siedlce has a lower average but played more games and due to the rules of the league, he finished on the 1st place. Norbert Kulon from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław finished on 11th place with 14,4 points per game.  With 9,3 rebounds per game, Aleksander Dziewa was the best rebounding player of the regular season. He was also the most efficient shooter: with 61,4% accurate field goals, he overtook Bartosz Wróbel from SKK Siedlce by 20 percentage points! The number also visualize how strong is FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław when it comes to sharing the ball. Norbert Kulon has an average of 5,8 assists per game and finished on the 5th place among best playmakers of the league, and Robert Skibniewski (5,2 assists per game) was 9th. 

FutureNet Śląsk gave a show of its power!

This was one of the best FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław matches this season! In the match at the top of the 1st men basketball league in Poland, our team outclassed the vice-leader Rawlplug Sokol Łańcut 105:71 and finished the regular season as a strong leader. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played with very high intensity straight from the beginning of the match. Our team was highly motivated and played with full concentration. This brought effect both in attack and defense. Aleksander Leńczuk worked well at the rival' half toghether with Robert Skibniewski, and under its own rim FutureNet Śląsk didn't allow the rival to do anything. As a result, after Q1 FutureNet Śląsk was leading 28:12 and it was obvious that Rawlplug Sokół will have a difficult evening. In Q2, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław still played very hard in the defense, and in the attack scored many 3-pointers. The visiting team couldn't find a way to stop the rival. FutureNet Śląsk had a great 12:1 run, and its advantage grew even to 30 points! Robert Skibniewski was unstopabble and scored 11 points in this quarter, and Rawlplug Sokół was able only to reduce its loss to 25 points at the end of the first half. After the break, Skibniewski was still playing like inspired and had a strong support from Leńczuk and Aleksander Dziewa. When it was needed, Norbert Kulon, Jakub Musiał and bench players did their job right. Rawlplug Sokół was able to reply only with a several shots of Wiktor Sewioł and Maciej Klima. But still the guest team had a big problem to launch any flunecy in its game and was only able to look how FutureNet Śląsk maintains the high pace.  In the last quarter of the game, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław calmly defended its high lead. Rawplug Sokół managed to reduce the loss to 19 points, but only for a moment. Our team was still very aggresive and consistent on the court, and eventually finished the game with the advantage reaching 34 points! It's not obvious result in the direct game between two strong teams but on Sunday evening in Wrocław, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was better by at least a few levels. In this game, Robert Skibniewski showed how important for the team is his great experience. 26 points (including 6 3-pointers), 3 assits, 4 rebounds and it all while stepping in from the bench - no comment is needed. Aleksander Leńczuk with 21 points (and 4/4 in 3-points shooting) also had a good game, along with Aleksander Dziewa (15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists), Szymon Tomczak (4 points, 9 rebounds) and Jakub Musiał (11 points). FutureNet Śląsk destroyed Rawlplug Sokół on the boards (42 vs. 28 rebounds), and also in 3-point shooting (16. vs 7 accurate shots from behind the perimeter). In the guest team, only Kamil Zywert (14 points and 8 assists) and Szymon Szymański (11 points, 10 rebounds) can be satisfied by his performance. Rawlplug Sokół failed as a team in Wrocław and served only as a background. 

Great game at the end of regular season

It seems that fans of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will get the excellent ending of the regular season in the Polish 1st men basketball league. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut, the runner-up and one of the strongest teams in the league, will come to Wrocław focused deeply on a plan to win in Wrocław as the first team this season. The case is clear: only two teams have a chance to finish the regular season in the 1st place. One of them is the current leader, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and the second one is runner-up, Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut. It all turned out that the eventual leader will be determined by the direct match of both teams in Wrocław. And that means that a great basketball spectacle is on its way. The team from Podkarpacie district in Poland runs a great season. Rawlplug Sokół has 50 points and scored 21 wins in 29 games. The team led by coach Dariusz Kaszowski is very strong both at home and in away games of which it won 9 from 14 games. Recently, Rawlplug Sokół has a great winning streak: this team was capable to beat very strong Enea Astoria in Bydgoszcz, WKK Wrocław. Neither of these wins was accidental. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut' number of the season are very impressive. This team scores more than 86 points per game, gets around 39 rebounds, 20 assists and 8 steals. As you can see, these stats shouldn't be underestimated. The individual stats of Rawlplug Sokół players are also impressive. Shooting guard Filip Małgorzaciak scores around 19 points per game and is third-best shooter of the league. Playmaker Kamil Zywert adds around 12 points and 8 assists per game, power forward Maciej Klima delivers 10,5 points and 6,8 rebounds and back-up power forward Rafał Kulikowski scores 10 points 8,2 rebounds in each game. It's also worth to mention that 5 players of Rawlplug Sokół scores at least 10 points per game. It shows the depth of Sokół's squad.  FutureNet Śląsk is the only team which hasn't been beaten at home this season yet. Our team runs an impressive series of 14 home wins. The AWF sports hall in Wrocław, Poland - where our team is the host - has been a fortress throughout the season. It all leads to the conclusion that this fortress shouldn't fall in the last game of the regular season. In addition, in December 2018 FutureNet Śląsk lost with Rawlplug Sokół in Łańcut. Now it's time for revenge, which comes in very good moment. FutureNet Śląsk had its problems in the last weeks, especially in the away games. Despite them, our team kept the leader's chair. Now the crucial time of the season has come: playoff round. It will be important to step inside the playoff time with a win over strong rival like Rawlplug Sokół. 

Incredible win of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław!

It was an amazing match! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław defeated WKK Wroclaw 93:80, but it had to work very hard for this result. At some point in the match FutureNet Śląsk was losing with even 25 points, but managed to catch up with the rival! It was a derby of Wrocław in basketball, and that's why this match had an extra load of emotions. The stake was double: not only victory, but also the title of the best basketball team in Wrocław. What more is needed for ambitious players to give even more than usual on the court? In Q1, both teams fought in a very balanced way. The hosts decided to play a hard defense game, which caused big problems for FutureNet Śląsk. Our team struggled to score for about 5 minutes, but then returned to right track thanks to the good performance of bench players: Szymon Tomczak and Robert Skibniewski. Nevertheless, WKK Wrocław was leading by 24:18. In Q2, the fans watched the outstanding show of WKK Wrocław and also saw completely disorganized FutureNet Śląsk. The hosts were in a trance. They shared the ball great, were very effective in offense and had a great 14:0 run. As a result, the advantage of WKK grew very high to the 38:20 level. FutureNet Śląsk woke up just before the break, thanks to the captain Norbert Kulon who scored a few important shots and kept his team still in the game. The quarter number 3 was crucial to establish the final score of the game. FutureNet Śląsk went trough like a thunder, totally overwhelming WKK. Players of FutureNet Śląsk returned from the locker loom with a lot of energy, were deeply focused and wanted to reduce the loss. And it worked out. Players of coach Radosław Hyży did something amazing: they returned from a 25 loss and took the lead! FutureNet Śląsk had a lot of luck: nearly all of its shots were accurate. WKK, who in the 2nd half had to play without injured leader Jakub Koelner, had no idea how to stop fast-riding FutureNet Śląsk. Before the fourth and last quarter, our team was leading 67:61. In the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk showed its power in 3-point shooting when Robert Skibniewski hit twice from the perimeter and Norbert Kulon added another shot. Then it was all over. FutureNet Śląsk took control over the game and established the final score on 93:80.  The second half was a show of great power of FutureNet Śląsk. Our team won this part of the game 60:29 and demolished WKK. FutureNet Śląsk was led by captain Norbert Kulon who played outstanding game with 24 points (including 4 3-pointers), 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Aleksander Dziewa added 20 points and 9 rebounds, and Szymon Tomczak gave a strong support from the bench (10 points, 13 rebounds). In WKK, Jakub Patoka was on fire: he played 40 minutes, scored 26 points and 8 rebounds.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces its great local rival from the city!

It's time for a great basketball event in Wrocław, Poland! On Saturday, March 23, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face local rival WKK Wrocław. This game will be full of emotions - that's for sure. In sports, there are no more emotional moments than the great local derby. There are many, many examples like clashes between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, Arsenal and Chelsea London, AC Milan versus Inter Milan, Galatasaray against Fenerbahce Istambul... These examples can be multiplied endlessly. And every sports fan know how it is during derby games: passion, a lot of emotions, tough fight on the pitch. The upcoming game between FutureNet Śląsk WKK Wrocław will have a very similar character. Especially when both teams have its well-deserved place at the top of the table and during the season proved its strength. FutureNet Śląsk is currently the leader and has to win to stay on the leader's chair. On the other hand, WKK is on the 5th place in the table but can be sure of its spot in the playoff round. But now the fight has an important goal: each team wants to secure the highest possible place at the end of the regular season to play more games on its own pitch. In December 2018, FutureNet Śląsk was the host of the first game against WKK and won 91:72. Now the local rival will have an opportunity to take the revenge. The team lead by coach Tomasz Niedbalski has several players who marked their impact in the league this season. WKK's leader is point guard Jakub Koelner, who scores around 15 points and more than 3 assists per game. Small forward Jakub Patoka delivers 14,1 points and 8,5 rebounds per game. Other small forward, experienced Damian Pieloch scores 13 points and 4,2 rebounds per game. And young playmaker Michał Jędrzejewski gives necessary support to Koelner, adding 12,8 points and more than 5 assists in each game. Players mentioned above builds the core of WKK and each of them can be go-to-guy when it is needed. The weakest point of WKK Wrocław is defence, as the team loses more points (79,3) than scores (78) in each game. It also has fewer assists than its opponents (16 against 19). In this area, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has more advantages. The team of coach Radosław Hyży is very strong in the offence, with more than 90 points scored in each on average. 3-point shooting is also its strong side. It's also worth to mention that recently, several players of FutureNet Śląsk have given signs that their form is rising. Just to mention Mateusz Jarmakowicz who lead his team to a win with Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz. Robert Skibniewski, Aleksander Dziewa, Jakub Musiał are also getting better just at the end of the regular season. It all means that WKK will have a hard time for sure while playing against FutureNet Śląsk.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław still unbeaten at home!

This season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław just can't be stopped on its own pitch. Our team beat ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz 101:92, scoring its 14th home win in 14 games played. Thanks to this result, FutureNet Śląsk remains as the leader of the 1st men basketball league in Poland. It was a match at the top of the league: FutureNet Śląsk (leader) clashed with Astoria Bydgoszcz (runner-up). Both teams have a strong, balanced composition, and each of them dreams of winning the promotion to the highest league in Poland. In such a match, there must have been a tough fight, a show of great skills and fun for supporters. And it all happened there, on Sunday's evening in the AWF Sports hall in Wrocław, Poland. ENEA Astoria travelled to Wrocław without 2 important players: Jakub Dłuski and Mikołaj Grod. On the other hand, Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk returned to the team after an ankle injury. As it turned out during the game, Dziewa returned with full power and was one of the most important players of FutureNet Śląsk in this match, scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. In Q1, FutureNet Śląsk tried to push Astoria to the wall with a lot of 3-point shots. This method worked out: our team played with great intensity, was efficient on the attacked half of the court and after the first quarter was leading 28:15. The guest team looked like it was a little bit overwhelmed by the way how FutureNet Śląsk played. Next quarter of this game showed why ENEA Astoria holds such high place in the league's table. The guest team from Bydgoszcz improved its offensive game. Players led by coach Grzegorz Skiba replied to FutureNet Śląsk with the same weapon: 3-pointers. With a streak of 4 three-pointers in a row, Astoria managed to reduce its loss to the minimum and before the break it was losing only 50:52. In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk learned its lesson from the previous part of the game. Coach Radosław Hyży ordered his players to improve the speed of sharing the ball all around the attacked half of the pitch. With such a intensive game, FutureNet Śląsk overwhelmed Astoria again. Thanks to good performance of Norbert Kulon, Mateusz Jarmakowicz, Robert Skibniewski and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk, FutureNet Śląsk restored the size of its advantage and finished the third quarter with 88:75 lead. As it turned out during the last 10 minutes of the game, the 3rd quarter was crucial to set the final result. FutureNet Śląsk was defending the lead calmly, using the experience of its veteran players. On the other hand, Astoria lacked of shooting efficiency in the crucial moments. The team from Bydgoszcz was able to reduce its loss to 9 points, but that was enough. FutureNet Śląsk secured the win 101:92 and beat ENEA Astoria for the second time this season.

Tough end of the regular season for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

The regular season in the Polish 1st basketball league enters the decisive phase. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has to play 3 games - everyone with a demanding rival. The first one will be Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz, current runner-up in the league. First challenge: the team from Bydgoszcz. And then, local rival WKK Wrocław and the 3rd power of the league, Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut also wait in the queue. If you check the league's table, you'll see how difficult these games might be for our team. Enea Astoria is currently on the 2nd place, Rawlplug Sokół is 3rd and WKK holds 6th place but it's the greatest local rival of FutureNet Śląsk and will have additional motivation. It all shows how difficult will be the last part of the regular season for FutureNet Śląsk. Especially when the differences in total points scored so far are minimal (FutureNet Śląsk has 47, Astoria and Rawlplug Sokół: 46), so each flop could be very painful. Our team has to avoid flops but it won't be easy during the last games. In December 2018, FutureNet Śląsk beat Astoria in Bydgoszcz 91:86. It was a very valuable win, scored on the opponent's ground. Now FutureNet Śląsk has a chance to repeat it as the team which hasn't lost on its own pitch yet. This season, Enea Astoria has a quite good numbers - both as a team, and when it comes to individual players. Astoria scores around 86 points and loses around 77 per game. This team rebounds a lot (41,1 rebounds per game), and also has 20 assists. The weak spot of the team led by coach Grzegorz Skiba is the number of turnovers: with around 13,5 per game, Enea Astoria loses the ball way to often in each game. The team from Bydgoszcz has a strong, even team. The leading scorer is small forward Paweł Śpica (13,3 points and 3 assists per game). Power forward Mikołaj Grod adds 13,2 points and 6,7 rebounds per game. Experienced playmaker Marcin Nowakowski is responsible for adding optimal level of fluency in the Astoria's game and does his job by scoring 12,4 points and sharing 6,5 assists. 36 years-old Grzegorz Kukiełka adds needed spacing on the floor with 11 points per game, including the best in the team 3-points shooting accuracy at the level of 38%. And tall players: Jakub Dłuski and Łukasz Frąckiewicz have 5,1 and 7,2 rebounds per game respectively. It all shows that Enea Astoria has many strong sides with players who can share the ball, shoot, rebound and play hard defence. With such a opponent, you must be very careful on the pitch and score as many times as it's possible. It's reachable for FutureNet Śląsk to win this game, but our team must play with its best rhytm straight from the start and avoid being dominated in the rebound above both rims.

Inhospitable Słupsk. STK Czarni - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 80:71

The matches on the opponent's court have been full of trouble for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław recently. On Saturday, March 9th, our team lost in Słupsk with STK Czarni 71:80. It was 4th away defeat in a row for FutureNet Śląsk. Nevertheless, the team kept the leader's chair but now will have a tough time to remain in the first place. In the middle of January, FutureNet Śląsk won away game for the last time beating Jamalex Polonia in Leszno. Later GKS Tychy, Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych, Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg and STK Czarni Słupsk took advantage from playing on its own court and won with FutureNet Śląsk. In Słupsk, our team was very close to win but after the exciting game, the hosts managed to score the full set of points. FutureNet Śląsk played in Słupsk once again without Aleksander Dziewa who has recovered from an ankle injury but coach Radosław Hyży decided to let him rest a bit one more time. After the Q1 in Słupsk, FutureNet Śląsk was leading 21:17 thanks to the great performance of Robert Skibniewski and also tall players of FutureNet Śląsk, especially young Szymon Tomczak. In the following quarter, FutureNet Śląsk maintained its great form and was leading even 40:31. But then, a very motivated duo from Czarni, Adrian Kordalski and Wojciech Jakubiak, put the higher gear, scored a few points each and gave their team a tie 42:42 before the break. In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk lost Jakub Musiał who slightly twisted his ankle and was sidelined. Both teams played hard, especially in defence. Our team had some problems in 3-points shooting, and STK Czarni did what they were supposed to and kept the safe distance to our team. As a result, before the last part of the game, there was a tie 61:61. The 4th quarter was crucial to set the final score. STK Czarni managed to launch a great shooting run: scored 11 points and lost none, and took the lead 75:65. It turned out to be the most important moment of the game. The hosts managed to keep the safe lead, despite many efforts of FutureNet Śląsk to chase them down. In the final minutes, Krzysztof Jakóbczak from FutureNet Śląsk missed the crucial 3-pointer and STK Czarni eventually secured the win 80:71.

One of the toughest trips of the season. FutureNet Śląsk before the away game against Czarni Słupsk

This will be one of the longest trips of FutureNet Śląska Wrocław this season. Our basketball team will travel through entire Poland to ill play in Słupsk, a city in Pomerania district close to the Baltic Sea in Poland. STK Czarni Słupsk will be the next opponent of FutureNet Śląsk. For STK Czarni Słupsk, the end of the regular season will be quite anxious. The team is constantly struggling to secure a place in the playoff round. Before the match with FutureNet Śląsk, STK Czarni have 40 points and are in 6th place. Behind them is Polonia Jamalex Leszno (7th place, 39 points) and Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych (8th place, 39 points). Currently, Biofarm Basket Poznań is out of the playoffs (9th place, 39 points) still remains in this fight, and as you can see, the differences between teams are minimal and many things still can change. That's why STK Czarni wants to win with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, as the full set of points will be crucial now. On the other hand, it might be a tough game for the team from Wrocław. At first, it will be the 3rd game within a week, additionally preceded by a long journey. Secondly, STK Czarni is a hard playing team, tough to beat on its own ground, as it won 8 from 13 home games this season. Thirdly, FutureNet Śląsk will be playing without Aleksander Dziewa, its young leader who's still healing an ankle injury. In two previous games without him, FutureNet Śląsk managed to hide his absence with a good performance given by backup players. But STK Czarni might get an idea of how to take advantage of Dziewa's absence. The leader of Czarni is 37-year-old Mantas Cesnauskis, very experienced point guard. This season, he scores 14 points and handles around 5 assists per game. Patryk Pełka adds 13,5 points and 9 rebounds per game. 23-year-old shooting guard Adrian Kordalski gives a decent piece to team's effort with 12,2 points and around 9 assists per game which is one of the best numbers in the league. It's also worth to distinguish centre Damian Cechnak who scores 11,7 points and gets around 9 rebounds per game. As a team, STK Czarni Słupsk has about 40 rebounds in each match which is an impressive result, significantly better than the average of other teams facing this team (around 35). It means that tall players of FutureNet Śląsk in Słupsk will have a lot of hard work to do. STK Czarni also does a good job in defensive performance, allowing the opponents to score little more than 77 points per game. With these advantages, STK Czarni Słupsk will have quite a chance to take revenge on FutureNet Śląsk for the loss in Wrocław in December 2018.

FutureNet Śląsk just can’t be beaten at home! Win with AZS AGH Kraków

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remains unbeaten at home this season! On Wednesday, March 6, our team beat AZS AGH Kraków 72:52. It was a 13th home game of FutureNet Śląsk and our team scored 13th win. On Wednesday's evening, Mateusz Jarmakowicz from FutureNet Śląsk gave his best performance of the season, scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. In the first clash of both teams in this season, AZS AGH was better and won 97:88. It was quite a surprise, but our players decided to take revenge when AZS AGH arrive to Wrocław. And they did as they planned - even though Aleksander Dziewa, the team leader, was absent in the second game in a row due to ankle injury. In Q1, FutureNet repeated its typical scheme shown many times in previous games. Our team had some problems finding its rhytm, shooting accuracy was not as good as it should. The guest team had same problems but was a little bit more efficient in the offence. That's why AZS AGH was leading 14:12 after first 10 minutes of this game. In Q2, bench players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław Robert Skibniewski and Bartłomiej Pietrzak gave a lot of energy and consistency on the pitch. Thanks to their performance, FutureNet Śląsk reduced the loss and was even able to take the lead. But due to still too many turnovers, AZS AGH was still in contact with our team. That's why until the break, FutureNet Śląsk was leading only 30:25. For some fans, it was a legible sign that the second half might be nervous. Third quarter was crucial. FutureNet Śląsk had a great 10:0 run and dominated AZS AGH. The guest team had big problems with finding the way to opponent's basket and during the whole quarter was able to score only 13 points. On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk added 20 and before the last part of the game was in quite a comfortable situation. In Q4, shooters of FutureNet Śląsk: Robert Skibniewski, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Jakub Musiał turned out their guns and started to shoot from the 3-points line. With their great accuracy, they eventually doomed AZS AGH in this game. The final score was 72:52 for FutureNet Śląsk. Mateusz Jarmakowicz, who had to take control as a main tall player of FutureNet Śląsk replacing Aleksander Dziewa, had a great evening with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Robert Skibniewski added 12 points and 4 assists. It's also worth to mention that Norbert Kulon had 7 assists and young Szymon Tomczak gave another good perfomance in a row, as he got 11 rebounds.

The next game within a few days. Challenging time for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Basketball players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław have a very tight schedule recently. On Wednesday, March 6, they will have another match in a few days. Their next rival will be AZS AGH Kraków. This match was primarly scheduled a few weeks earlier, but was postponed at the request of the team from Kraków. The league's authorities found a free date on 6 March, which means that just a few days after the difficult match with Pogoń Prudnik, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will have to stand on the pitch once again. In the current season, AZS AGH Kraków is one of the weakest teams in the league. It has played 24 matches so far, scored 32 points and is on the 15th place among 16 teams. AZS AGH won only 8 of 24 matches, but what's interesting - one of the victories was scored agains FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. It was one of the flops of the team of coach Radosław Hyży, for which the Wrocław team will want to repay their fans. AZS AGH Kraków has many young players, who still gain experience. That's one of the main reasons why this team is so low in the table. Drużyna nie ma też lidera. Its best player is currently 19 years-old point guard Maciej Koperski who scores 14,4 points per game, adding 2,3 assists and 2,7 rebounds. He can count on support provided by small forward Iwan Wasyl (13,5 points, 3,5 rebounds per game) and experienced centre 35 year-old Tomasz Deja (10,3 points, 5,2 rebounds per game), who is the newest player of the team - he signed in December 2018, replacing Maciej Sadło who joined SKK Siedlce. These three players are the only ones scoring an average of over 10 points per game. That's one of the most weak points of AZS AGH: lack of well-balanced, strong squad. It's also worth to mention that AZS AGH Kraków this season has its problem in defence, losing 82 points per game. In the Wednesday's game, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław might be playing once again without its leader, centre Aleksander Dziewa who's steal healing from ankle injury. But as it can be seen in the match against Pogoń Prudnik, Dziewa can be backed up by other tall players: Mateusz Jarmakowicz and Karol Michałek. On the other hand, AZS AGH might play in Wrocław without experienced Tomasz Zych who suffers from injury. Currently, FutureNet Śląsk is still the leader with 44 points. But the other rivals, like Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut, has the same number of points but are on lower positions due to higher number of games played. That's why FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław must win with AZS AGH - to not to slip away from the leader's chair.

Everything according to the plan. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław – Pogoń Prudnik 98:75

And that's what we call a good result! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław defeated Pogoń Prudnik 98:75 and took revenge for the defeat from the previous match of both teams. Thanks to this victory, FutureNet Śląsk is still the leader in the table. Pogoń Prudnik remains in the game to win promotion to the playoff round. That's why the team supporters came to Wroclaw in a large group to help Pogoń with loud cheers. But it didn't help. The hosts showed great strength even playing without its leader Aleksander Dziewa, whose wasn't able to play due to ankle injury. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has imposed a strong pace of the game since the first quarter of the match. In the first minutes, the hosts had little trouble finding their rhythm of the game and the effectiveness of 3-points shooting. But it was just a minour issue, and quickly returned to their level. The energetic play of the young centre Szymon Tomczak was very helpful in that part of the game. As a result, after Q1 FutureNet Śląsk was leading 24:16. In Q2, FutureNet Śląsk increased the lead thanks to the great performance of Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Robert Skibniewski. This duo of well-experienced basketball players regulated the pace of the game wisely, scored from the distance to the break the hosts were leading clearly, 51:32. After the break, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław started to take full advantage of its power. The hosts had great comfort of the game, and they used it to dominate the opponent. Pogoń Prudnik was helpless sometimes, and the hosts built an even higher advantage, which after Q3 was set at the level of 80:50. A real knockout of the team from Prudnik - no more words needed. In the last part of the match, the hosts slowed down, but only for a bit. They played a bit less intensely knowing that the victory is near. Pogoń tried to bounce back and reduced the loss. But it was only a matter of honor, because FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław didn't put out the victory from their hands.

It's time to revenge. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces Pogoń Prudnik

Pogoń Prudnik is one of the teams that has found a way to defeat FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław this season. Now the team from Wrocław wants to take revenge, but this task will be difficult. On Friday, March 1, both teams will meet in Wrocław. In November 2018, both teams faced in Prudnik. It was a hard game, and the hosts did better and won 87:80. In Prudnik, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław fought hard but it wasn't enough to beat Pogoń - the team which plays well in its own hall, supported by lound cheers from its fans. Now, both teams have a different situation in the league's table. FutureNet Śląsk is the leader, but it must strive hard to maintain the lead. Right behind it back is Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut. Each of these teams has 42 points, and FutureNet Śląsk is a leader because it played one match less. But it also means that there may be reshuffles any time at the top of the table, so leaders must win regularly to not to lose their position. On the other hand, Pogoń Prudnik fights for promotion to the playoff round. There's a hard fight to win the playoff spot, as there are 5 teams still in the game. STK Czarni Słupsk (38 points), Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych (38 points), Pogoń Prudnik (37 points), Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków (37 points) and Biofarm Basket Poznań (37 points) - these are the teams that dream about promotion to the best 8 of the league. Five contenders, but only two places - that means that each of them in the end of the main round must fight for victory even harder than usual. And it's also a sign that in Wrocław, Pogoń Prudnik will fight hard against FutureNet Śląsk not caring about the hosts hasn't been beaten in their own hall yet. Pogoń Prudnik has a several experienced players in the team, just to mention 30 years-old power forward Wojciech Pisarczyk (15,1 points and 6,2 rebounds per game), 37 years-old small forward Marcin Sroka (13,6 points and 4,8 rebounds per game), 42 years-old (!) playmaker Grzegorz Mordzak (11,4 points and 3,2 assists per game) and 30 years-old point guard Tomasz Prostak (best shooter of the team with 17,5 points per game, and also 3,7 assists and 4,5 rebounds). These players have seen a lot in professional basketball, so they know how to handle the pressure and also how to help younger players to deal with such a mental load. It's also worth noting that Pogoń Prudnik has quite good overall stats this season. The team scores 83,2 points per game, loses 83,6, has about 35 rebounds and 17 assists. 3-points shooting accuracy level is nice, reaching 35%, and in 2 points shots Pogoń has 53,4% efficiency. It all shows that Pogoń, despite its below-expectations position in the league's table, can always be a dangerous competitor. FutureNet Śląska coach Radosław Hyży has a problem regarding the team's squad before the match with Pogoń Prudnik. In the previous round, Aleksander Dziewa suffered an ankle injury and it's doubtful wheter he'll be available to play against Pogoń. His absence might be a problem, as Dziewa is the leader of FutureNet Śląsk this season. But after all, the team from Wrocław has a wide composition and players who can replace Dziewa, like Bartłomiej Pietras or Mateusz Jarmakowicz. And even without a leader, FutureNet Śląsk is the favorite of the match against Pogoń Prudnik.

A surprising defeat. Kotwica Kołobrzeg - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 80:76

A trip to the Baltic Sea ended with a defeat. Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg set very difficult conditions and defeated FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 80:76. This is the 6th defeat in away match this season for our team. Before the match, we wrote that Energa Kotwica Kołobrze is low in the league's table, but it must't not be underestimated, because it's a team that can be dangerous for everyone in this league. This prophecy has worked, and it was a very even meeting, which can be seen after the final result. The hosts were leading 43:40 before the break, and their good performance was crucial. However, FutureNet Śląsk remained in the game thanks to the good performance of Aleksander Dziewa and Jakub Musiał. In Q3, it seemed that FutureNet Śląsk would win in Kołobrzeg. The team of coach Radosław Hyży dropped 22 points in this part of the game and allowed the opponent to score only 14. FutureNet Śląsk has gained the lead thanks to high effectiveness in 3-points shooting, which is its strongest weapon this season. In Q4, FutureNet Śląsk wasted all for what it worked for throughout the game. The team suddenly appears to have forgotten how to score and for a few minutes wasn't able to score points. Energa Kotwica mercilessly used the weakness of the rival, getting 14 points in a row and taking the lead. However, this wasn't all that happened on Sunday evening in Kołobrzeg. The final minutes of the end of this match were exciting. FutureNet Śląsk reduced losses to 76:77. However, later the hosts scored 2 points, and FutureNet Śląsk missed the key shot and lost. FutureNet Śląsk in this match made 44 attempts for 3 points. However, effectiveness of this shooting was poor: only 12 shots were accurate. In addition, the team had 15 turnovers. These were 2 reasons why FutureNet Śląsk lost in Kołobrzeg. In the home team the best player was Szymon Ryżek (15 points, 5 rebounds). In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa (20 points, 10 rebounds) played the best, but he won't remember good this match because he suffered an ankle injury and won't play for about a week. Jakub Musiał added 18 points and 5 rebounds.

The match that must be won! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław clashes with Kotwica Kołobrzeg

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is waiting for a difficult trip to the Polish sea. On Saturday, February 24, our team will play in Kołobrzeg (the city close to the Baltic Sea) against Energa Kotwica. This match has to be won in order to stay as the leader of the 1st basketball league in Poland. This season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is unbeatable in its own hall and won all 11 home matches. But things look a little bit worse when it comes to away games. All defeats this season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław suffered abroad. In 13 games away from home, our team won 7, but 5 lost. In the foreign ground, FutureNet Śląsk has problems finding its own rhythm and shooting accuracy. Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg will definitely try to use these problems of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. This season, the team based in Kołobrzeg, Poland is one of the weakest: won only 9 out of 24 matches. In its own hall, the results are average (balance 8-5), but apart from Kołobrzeg, Energa Kotwica is helpless and won 1 of 11 matches. However, this team shouldn't be underestimated. In the last series of matches, Energa Kotwica beat Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków 79:61 in its own hall, which had a great winning streak before this defeat. In Energa Kotwica there are also some dangerous players who can cause problems to the defenders of the opposing team. This is shooting guard Jakub Zalewski (average of 12.5 points and 4 assists per game), power forward Łukasz Bodych (average of 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game), small forward Damian Janiak (12.2 points, 6.1 rebounds for the match) and power forward Daniel Grujić (9.7 points, 6.2 rebounds per game). They're the leaders of the team from Kołobrzeg. It's also worth paying attention to team' statistics. Energa Kotwica scores a lot of points in each game: around 80 on average. The team rebounds the ball well (almost 36 rebounds per game), and also shares the ball (over 16 assists per game). The numbers are quite good, but the problem is lack of support given by bench players. That's the main reason of poor results, and the team from Kołobrzeg lays down at the bottom of the table and has no chance to win promotion to the playoffs. In its last away game, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost with Górnik Trans.eu in Wałbrzych. It was a failure in very prestigious game, with great local rival. Despite this loss, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is still the leader of the league. In Kołobrzeg, our team will try to keep this important position as the runner-up Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz has the same number of points. Any slip of our team may be painful, so it will be better to return home from Kołobrzeg with a full set of points.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław scored its 11th home win of the season!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is the only team in the 1st basketball league in Poland, which hasn't lost yet in its own hall this season! On Sunday, February 17, our team beat Biofarm Basket Poznań and scored its 11th home win in a row. This season, FutureNet Śląsk matches are often very similar. In the first minutes the team from Wrocław needs some time to find its rhythm. If it works, it starts to build a high lead and to dominate the rival. This scenario worked well in the Sunday's game with Biofarm Basket Poznań. After the Q1, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was leading olny 27:26. It was 10 minutes of very interesting battle of 2 experienced players. Norbert Kulon played perfectly in FutureNet Śląsk, Marcin Flieger (17 points in the first quarter) stood out in the team from Poznań. The match looked similar in the second quarter: both teams fought hard, and the hosts went down to the locker room for a break with a lead 45:41. In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk started to play much better. The team from Wroclaw improved the game in defense, forcing players from Biofarm Basket to shoot from difficult, unprepared positions. The guests weren't able to find effectiveness in 3-points shooting, and before the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk was leading 65:53. The last part of the match was a show of FutureNet Śląsk Our team scored 21 points in total, thanks to great peformance of Aleksander Dziewa, Tomasz Żeleźniak and Robert Skibniewski. The guests knew that in Wroclaw they wouldn't reverse the fate of this match. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won 86:70, scored 11th win in its own hall this season and kept the leader's chair.

Time to return to the winning path. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław clashes with Biofarm Basket Poznań

It's getting crowded at the top of the 1st basketball league in Poland table. Several teams dream about reaching the chair of the leader, which currently belongs to FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. That's why FutureNet Śląsk must win the upcoming match with Biofarm Basket Poznań, which will be played on Saturday, February 17. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: 39 points (and one played less than others played) and 1st place. Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz: also 39 points and 2nd place. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut: 38 points, 3rd place. WKK Wrocław: 37 points and 4th place. As you can see, the fight for the first place in the league becomes very even. Even one slip of one of the teams can lead to deep shuffles at the top of the table. And there's important stake on the table, because the team from the first place will be in the best position in the playoff round - including the most matches that will be played on their own floor. On Saturday, February 17, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will be the host of the game against Biofarm Basket Poznań. After a loss with Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych and due to a crowd between the rivals to the 1st place, our team must win. There is no room for slips and losing points. The defeat may turn FutureNet Śląsk lower in the table and cause a big problem to with regaining the lead. Therefore, in the nearest game there may be only one result: the victory of the team led by coach Radosław Hyży. Biofarm Basket Poznań wants to win promotion to the playoffs, but in recent games played with a mixed results and now is moved away from this goal. In the last series of matches, the team from Poznan scored a very shameful slip of Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, and lost at home 45:79. Such a defeat against their own fans is a disgrace. In Wrocław, Biofarm Basket players will try to apologize to their fans for this loss. Especially that they still have something to play about. Biofarm Basket will come to Wrocław as a team from place 11 in the table (34 points) and with the loss of point to place number 8 - the last one, which gives promotion to the playoff. The team from Poznań also has great potential. The last match wasn't good, but a few games ago Biofarm Basket defeated Rawlplug Sokol Łańcut - one of the strongest teams in the league. So, it's not a rival which can be ignored.

Not much to win. Górnik Wałbrzych - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 75:72

It was a show of hard basketball and very even sports competition. Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych handled the pressure and defeated FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 75:72. Our team had a phenomenal end to the match, but that wasn't enough to win. All what was predicted before the game found its confirmation when the game started. About 2 thousand fans watched the game in the sports hall in Wałbrzych, and created a very hot atmosphere, disturbing the guests' team. FutureNet Śląsk couldn't find its typical rhythm, had problems with effectiveness and lost the first quarter 12:18. In the second part of the match, our team had a bit better time. Led by experienced playmakers, Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon, were able to take the lead 26:22. However, later players from Wałbrzych regained the lead. A lot of hard work for Górnik was made by centre Piotr Niedźwiedzki who was very dangerous in the offensive and effective in the battle for rebounds under both rims. After two quarters, Górnik returned to to the locker room leading 34:30. After the break, Górnik began to play with more intensity in defense. The fans continued to loudly disturb FutureNet Śląsk and the team from Wroclaw fell into trouble. The players of the coach Radosław Hyży had a problem to work out a clean shooting positions. On the other hand, the hosts - thanks to the consequences in the game and points scored by Grzegorz Małecki and Piotr Niedźwiedzki - build a high 10-points lead after the Q3. At the beginning of the last part of the match, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had an outstanding run! The team from Wroclaw went into 14:2 series, led by Norbert Kulon, who scored 8 points and tied the game 72:72. At this point, the match began again, and the game turned into a war of nerves. However, in the next minutes Górnik had slightly more of luck and was able to took the lead 75:72. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa and Jakub Musiał had their chances to reverse the fate of their team, but both missed. The result didnt change until the end of the match and it was Górnik Wałbrzych who could enjoy the victory. In Górnik Wałbrzych, Piotr Niedźwiedzki played excellently (20 points, 14 rebounds). Bartłomiej Ratajczak also had a good performance with 15 points, 4 rebounds. In FutureNet Śląsk, Robert Skibniewski (16 points, including 3 3-pointers) played the best, showing great experience and helping younger colleagues to deal with the pressure. Norbert Kulon added 15 points, and Aleksander Dziewa 12 and 5 rebounds. What has to be said: in Wałbrzych, our team lacked effectiveness in shooting (only 33% field goal in total) and stability in the game (only 10 assists), which in combination with pressure led to a failure.

Great game is coming! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław waits for clash against Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych

It will be a HOT match! On Wednesday, February 13, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play away match with Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych. This will be the great derby of Lower Silesia district in Poland, and also a game that will burn the fans' emotions. The Aqua Zdrój sports hall in Wałbrzych, Poland is a place where rivals always have a hard time. Górnik's players can always count on their fans that they will make life difficult for the guests' team by loud cheering. Especially in the match against FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. In November 2018, we saw it in the AWF sports hall in Wrocław when both teams clashed for the first time this season. FutureNet Śląsk won 91:78, and for 40 minutes the fans of both teams created an amazing atmosphere around the pitch. On Wednesday, February 13, both teams will face each other again, this time in Wałbrzych. FutureNet Śląsk players must be aware Aqua Zdrój hall will be very loud and the pressure will rise to a very high level. It's also worth to be pointed out that Górnik Trans.eu is now in trouble. The team led by coach Marcin Radomski wants to advance to the play off round, but if the season ended today, this goal wouldn't have been achieved. "The Miners" have 33 points and are on the 9th place in the table. Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków has one point less, and Pogoń Prudnik trails by 2 points. The fight for a place in the playoff is very even, and everybody has to win as many games as possible and overtake other teams. However, Górnik Trans.eu has a very difficult rival in front of him, because FutureNet Śląsk is the leader of the league and has a very strong, balanced line-up. This season, Górnik Trans.eu has two leaders on board. The first one is centre Piotr Niedźwiedzki. He guarantees points (almost 19 per game on average) and rebounds (over 10 per game), as well as a good defence (over 2 blocks per game), statistically he's currently the leader in the league. On Wednesday, he will clash with another league star, power forward Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk, and there will be a lot of hard fighting under the rim. The second core player of the team is the point guard Hubert Kruszczyński, who plays his first season in the 1st league, but despite the lack of experience, he's doing very well. Kruszczyński scores 12 points on average, also has 3 rebounds and 4,5 assists per match. That numbers deserve respect. A few weeks ago, the experienced forward Grzegorz Małecki (almost 10 points and over 3 rebounds per game) joined Górnik to add a little bit of shooting power and strenght to the team. The experienced point guard Rafał Glapiński also gives the team a lot - he scores over 6 points this season and gives 3 assists per game. In addition, during his long career he played 423 matches for Górnik, and if he plays with FutureNet Śląsk - he will become the all-time leader in the club's history. The Kruszczyński-Glapiński duet will have a very difficult rival on Wednesday: Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon. They are currently the leaders of FutureNet Śląsk, as very experienced and effective players who can make a lot of difference on the pitch.

FutureNet Śląsk: the last attempt before the grand derby match has been canceled

On Saturday, February 9, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had a game against AZS AGH Kraków scheduled. Eventually, this match has been postponed at the team from Kraków request. The new date of this game soon will be set. It also means that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will have to wait a little bit longer with attempt to take the revenge on the team from Kraków for the loss which our team suffered in October 2018. In Kraków, AZS AGH beat FutureNet Śląsk 97:88 and it was the first defeat of our team this season. On Wednesday, February 13, FutureNet Śląsk will play an away game in Wałbrzych with Trans.eu Górnik. It might be one of the toughest games of our team throughout the season as Górnik has been its local rival for years. In November 2018, both teams played in Wrocław and FutureNet Śląsk won 91:78. It was a very even game and AWF sports hall in Wrocław was like burning from hot emotions. Now it seems that the revenge in Wałbrzych will be very similar. With the game with AZS AGH postponed, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face Górnik after nearly 2 weeks break - rested and well prepared.

Great form of FutureNet Śląsk, second game in a row with more than 100 points scored!

Another match, another show of strength! This is the 2nd match in a row, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław scored more than 100 points. This time the team of coach Radosław Hyży defeated KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz 123:88. In the match against Księżak Syntex, 6 players of FutureNet Śląsk scored more than 10 points. Such statistics don't happen often in basketball, and it also shows how intensely and effectively the team from Wrocław played in this game. The best scorer was Krzysztof Jakóbczyk (23 points, including 6 3-pointers), and Jakub Musiał scored 21 points. Aleksander Dziewa added 19 points and 8 rebounds, Robert Skibniewski (who returned after the injury) had 15 points and 5 assists. Norbert Kulon also gave a lot: 19 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds. The fight in this match was quite even only in Q1. FutureNet Śląsk finished this part of the match, leading 27:23. Jan Grzeliński, a former player from the team, played great, and thanks to his activity, the visiting team remained in the game. But not for long, because in the next quarter the hosts put the higher gear. In the break, FutureNet Śląsk went back to the locker room with the result 60:48. It's worth paying attention to the number of points scored for the break: 60 is a great result! In the 2nd half of the match, the team from Łowicz was unable to make a fight. The hosts, with great support from the bench, still held a high, even pace of the game. This turned into a constantly growing advantage, which after three quarters was up to 20 points. In the last part of the match FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław didn't give the guests any room to breathe, on the opposite: it turned up the tempo even more and increased the final lead to as many as 35 points. The final result was 123:88. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remains as the leader of the league, and also as one of 2 teams which haven't been beaten yet on its home pitch.

To repeat the result from Łowicz. FutureNet Śląsk faces KS Księżak Syntex

The second match in less than a week - the league does not slow down the pace, and the fight in the forefront of the table is hard. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face Księżak Syntex Łowicz and must win to become the leader. On Sunday (January 27) FutureNet Śląsk beat SKK Siedlce 121:79. The result indicates that the victory came easily, but the hosts played with great intensity in the offensive and put a lot of effort into this match. There wasn't much time to recover, because on Saturday (February 1) another rival awaits FutureNet Śląsk. It will be KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz, the next team - after SKK - from the bottom of the table. The team from Łowicz has played 20 games so far, from which won 8 and lost 12. This team has been doing doing poorly in away games, in which won only once in 9 games. This is one of the reasons why the team is so low in the table. The second is the shortcomings in the composition. There are 4 players in the team who have an average of more than 10 points in the match, but there's no reliable player to do the job around both rims. The best rebounder of the team is Marcin Salamonik who grabs 6 rebounds per game, and the whole team has 32 rebounds per game - significantly less then others. Salamonik also adds an average of 12.6 points per game. He has back up from power forward Arkadiusz Kobus (16 points and 6 rebounds per game), former FutureNet Śląsk player point guard Jan Grzeliński (15.8 points and 5.6 assists per game) and shooting guard Mikołaj Stopierzyński (10.6 points and around 3 assists per game). The team from Łowicz stands out from the league rivals in the effectiveness of the game in the attack: it scores around 78 points on average, and loses more than 85. It's also weaker in rebounds (32,5 against typical competitor's average of 36) and in sharing the ball (around 17). These numbers indicate that Księżak Syntex is a team with a not very balanced squad, which has several leaders, but can't count on valuable players from the bench. And when you play with such an opponent, it's easier to work out his tactics and force one of the important players to make mistakes with the defence focused on him. FutureNet Śląsk has already proved in practice how this method works in the first league match of these teams this season. In Łowicz, the team from Wrocław won 100:77. In that game, only the players from the Księżak's starting unit played correctly, and reserve players couldn't help the team. On the other hand, FutureNet Śląsk get a strong performance from both top and reserve players. Since then, FutureNet Śląsk has added even more power to its team by signing experienced players: Krzysztof Jakóbczyk and Mateusz Jarmakowicz, and the team from Łowicz still has to count on the same players. That's why it seems that in the upcoming match of both teams the high victory of FutureNet Śląsk might be repeated.

Outstanding win of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław with SKK Siedlce!

Such victories don't happen often. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław crashed SKK Siedlce 121: 79 and returned to the the leader's chair in Polish 1st basketball league. It was a phenomenal night for Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk who scored 38 points! Before Sunday's game, FutureNet Śląsk was strongly annoyed after the defeat against GKS Tychy in an match played earlier last week. The meeting in Tychy didn't turn out as expected, so on Sunday players of FutureNet Śląsk wanted to redeem themselves. This was the first warning sign for the guest team. The second was the SKK's problems with squad - the team came to Wroclaw with only 7 players on board! As a result, players from the starting 5 were forced to play without even a short time to get a breath. After 30 minutes of this match, it was easy to see that SKK is getting very tired and is not able to keep up with the hosts. SKK Siedlce in Wroclaw was an equal opponent only in the Q1, which FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won slightly 29:22. In the following parts of the match, the advantage of the hosts grew like a storm cloud. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played as usual with a lot of intensivity in the offence, and on Sunday's evening everything in this team worked just fine. The accuracy statistics says it all: 29 2-pointers out of 49 attempts taken successfully, and also 16 ot of 37 3-pointers, 49 rebounds and 21 assists ... FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław just couldn't lose this match. In Q4, the advantage of FutureNet Śląsk raised even to 45 points, which meant the SKK Siedlce was knocked down. At the end of the match, guests managed to slightly reduce their loss, but after all they didn't stop FutureNet Śląsk from scoring 121 points which has been season-high so far.

Surprising loss. GKS Tychy - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 97:84

This result is a big surprise. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost the away match against GKS Tychy 84:97 and - due to this unlucky result - also the leader's seat in the 1st basketball league in Poland. In Tychy, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played without playmaker Robert Skibniewski, who complained about minor injury. During the match, it turned out that FutureNet Śląsk went to Tychy also without its accuracy in 3-points shooting. During the game, our team scored only 10 out of 42 attempts for 3. This element of the game is usually an important advantage of FutureNet Śląsk, when it was missing - it turned out that the team gets into trouble, which leads to a defeat. FutureNet Śląsk had problems since Q1 of this game. Initially, it trailed to GKS with only 3 points, but until the break the hosts increased their advantage to 10 points. GKS Tychy The hosts did their homework before this match and knew that FutureNet Śląsk had to be thrown out of the rhythm, and also played very hard in defence. This method worked. The team of coach Radosław Hyży still was blind-shooting from the distance, made a lot of mistakes in the offence, and the hosts played consistently and wisely. Thanks to that, in Q3 they managed to have even a 30 points lead. In the last quarter of the match, FutureNet Śląsk managed to slightly reduce the loss, but the result of 97:84 indicates a much better game and a well-deserved victory of GKS Tychy.

Meeting with old friends. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces GKS Tychy

It's an intense week for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team has to play 3 matches within a week. One of them is behind the team, now is the time for the second challenge: meeting with GKS Tychy. GKS Tychy plays very solidly this season. After 18 games, the team led by coach Tomasz Jagiełka has 29 points and occupies 6th place in the table. GKS plays well in its own hall, in which it won 6 out of 9 matches. The team from Tychy looks slightly worse in away games, where in 9 matches won only 4 times. The nearest future rival of FutureNet Śląsk is distinguished by a good offensive skills. On average, GKS scores 83 points on average in each match, and also 35 rebounds and 20 assists. These numbers show that it's a well-balanced team that takes care of every piece of the game. In addition, players of GKS Tychy shoots good for 2 points, with accuracy reaching almost 55%. In GKS Tychy, there are a few players well known in FutureNet Śląsk. Maciej Krakowczyk played in Wrocław just a few weeks ago, and since 6 matches he's been the player of GKS (6.2 points and almost 5 rebounds per game). Earlier the season, the route from Wrocław to Tychy was chosen by Maksym Kulon (currently 6 points and almost 2 assists per game), and reserve point guard Piotr Hałas (7.3 points and 2.7 assists per match) was once learning the basics of basketball in the Śląsk' junior teams. The leader of GKS Tychy is shooting guard or small forward Michał Jankowski. With an average of 15.6 points, he's the team's top scorer. He gets support from 36-year-old strong winger Paweł Zmarlak, who both shoots (13.2 points per game) and grabs rebounds (almost 10 rebounds per match). Playmaker Piotr Wieloch (over 11 points and 5 assists per match) is responsible for organizing the GKS game. In October 2018, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and GKS Tychy played against each other for the first time this season. At that time, FutureNet Śląsk outclassed its rival 94:61. Will such a high result be repeated in Tychy? It's doubtful, but nevertheless FutureNet Śląsk will be the favorite of this match.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won the Leszno fortress!

Until Saturday, January 19, Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno remained unbeaten on its own ground. But it changed after the visit of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team won 102:88 and maintained its run without a loss to 3 games. In Leszno, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played one of its best games of the season. Our team showed great efficiency in the offence (102 points scored with great 2-points shooting accuracy above 72%!). And in defence, FutureNet Śląsk allowed Jamalex Polonia to score only 88 points. It's a result above the Polonia's average but also a way lower than the achievement made in Leszno by the team from Wrocław. And as one of the sports truth says: it's the defence that makes the difference. The first quarter was amazing. The hosts had a great scoring run 21:2 which allowed them to take the lead 21:7. It worked like a cold shower for the guests' team: players from Wrocław improved the intensity of their game and this part of the match - thanks to the good performance of Jakub Musiał - ended with the result 22:28. In the Q2, the scale shifted in favor of FutureNet Śląsk. The team of coach Radosław Hyży played wisely both in the attack and in defence. Players from Wroclaw saw that in Polonia 1912 Kamil Chanas is unstoppable (22 points until the break!), so they focused to made it difficult for other players of Polonia to play. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa and Krzysztof Jakóbczyk made a good work in the offence. As a result, guests were leading 52:47 until the break. In the 3Q, the match was still very even and therefore nervous. There were great emotions and tension in the legendary Trapez hall in Leszno, as it usually happens when two talented, hard playing teams face each other. At some point of this part of the match, Polonia 1912 Leszno was trailing by only single point, but just before the last whistle of the referee Krzysztof Jakóbczyk scored for 3 points and by the decisive Q4 guests took the lead 74:71. In Q4, FutureNet Śląsk showed its strength. The guests had a great 14:0 series thanks to the excellent play of Skibniewski, Kulon and Jakóbczyk. This allowed the team of coach Radosław Hyży to build a key advantage, because Polonia wasn't able to work it out. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won 102: 88 and became the first team this season to defeat Polonia 1912 Leszno in its hall. In FutureNet, Aleksander Dziewa (18 points, 7 rebounds) was the best player of the evening. Krzysztof Jakóbczyk added 15 points and 5 assists, Norbert Kulon scored 17 points. In Polonia 1912 Leszno, Kamil Chanas (former leader of Śląsk) was unstoppable and scored 30 points.

An important distinction for Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Power forward Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk was appointed to the Polish national basketball team by coach Mike Taylor. At the end of February 2019, the Polish basketball team will face a very big challenge. The promotion to the World Cup tournament in China will be the stake. Af first, on February 22 Poland will play against Croatia and three days later will face the Netherlands. Both games will be a part of qualifications to the World Cup. If Poland wins just a single game, it will clinch the spot among the best basketball nations in the world. On February 18 in Warsaw, Poland will start the final preparations before the most important games of 2019. Head coach Mike Taylor send invitation letters to 24 Polish players who play in the clubs from all over the world. One of the appointments was delivered into hands of power forward Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. It's very important because Dziewa will be the only player from Polish 1st league appreciated by coach Taylor. Aleksander Dziewa is only 21 years old but this season in the Polish 1st basketball league definitely belongs to him, as so far he's been scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds per game on average. With these numbers, Dziewa is on top of the competition. And basketball experts agree: soon he could become the Polish number 1 among tall players.

Krzysztof Jakóbczyk has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław strengthened the team by signing a contract with another player. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży has just signed a contract with experienced shooting guard. Krzysztof Jakóbczyk. The new player of FutureNet Śląsk is 32-years-old, which means that he’s one of the oldest and most experienced members of our team. He started his his adventure with sports in Wrocław, where he was born. During his career, he played in the reserve team Śląsk Wrocław (2004-2005), and later also in Doral Nysa Kłodzka, Rawia Rawicz, Tarnovia Tarnowo Podgórne, Górnik Wałbrzych, Sportino Inowrocław and Polfarmex Kutno. As a player of the team from Kutno, Krzysztof Jakóbczyk fought in the highest league in Poland, and at this level of competition he also played in Siarka Tarnobrzeg, Miasto Szkła Krosno and AZS Koszalin. As a member of AZS Koszalin, in the last couple of months he scored almost 6 points and 1 assists per game. Last year, he had a contract with Miasto Szkła Krosno and finished the league with 8 points and 1,6 assists per match on average. Krzysztof Jakóbczyk will support FutureNet Śląsk in the attack game, relieving some pressure from young and talented Jakub Musiał. His experience will also be helpful as the team is entering the key stage of the competition and will definitely play in the playoffs. The team from Wrocław will have to deal with a lot of pressure and a new level of rivals; toughness. In this context, many years of experience which Krzysztof Jakóbczyk has will be useful. Together with other veterans: Norbert Kulon, Robert Skibniewski and Mateusz Jarmakowicz, he will help the team in coping with the new conditions in the league.

Clash of the best teams in the league. FutureNet Ślask faces Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno

On Saturday, Januaruy 19 in Leszno FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno and it's more than sure: it will be a very tough challenge. Such games shape character and make teams stronger. Clashes with favorites are always a good lesson and also a demanding test, and the victory tastes exceptionally sweet. In Leszno, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will have a lot of work to do to defeat the strong opponent: Jamalex Polonia 1912. So far in the season, the host team has made the fortress from its own court. Polonia 1912 is one of three teams, alongside FutureNet Śląsk and WKK Wrocław, which hasn't yet lost in its own hall. 8 matches at home, 8 wins - this balance makes is quite impressive. However, players from Leszno haven't been able to maintain its home performances in away games, in which they have a 4-5 record. That's why the team now has 29 points (2 less than FutureNet Śląsk) and is only on 4th place in the table. Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno has several players in its squad who in the past played an important role in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. The best known is Kamil Chanas, who grew up as a player in the team from Wroclaw and was its longtime player. This season, Chanas is the leader of Jamalex Polonia, and his statistics look very good: almost 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Other players well known in Wrocław are power forward Mateusz Stawiak (9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game), shooting guard Stanferd Sanny (9.4 points per game) and small forward Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski (7.3 points and 4 rebounds per match). In the team of coach Łukasz Grudniewski (who also worked for years in Wrocław), small forward Adam Kaczmarzyk (12.5 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) also plays an important role. The team from Leszno has several advantages. The first one is a wide, balanced team (both starting 5 and bench) what allow Jamalex Polonia to play with a lot of intensity through the entire game. The second advantage is the effectiveness of the attack: Polonia scores almost 80 points on average and shoots with a good average of 43% from the field. Polonia is also distinguished by respect for the ball, thanks to which it has only 11 turnovers per game.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław still unbeaten at home

This team at home just can't be beaten. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won with Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków 90:76 and scored 8th win in 8th home match of the season. This match was a show of effectiveness of FutureNet Śląsk in the offence, as well as cooperation in sharing the ball. Our team finished this game on a very high percentage of 2 points shooting: 68% which is very high result. In addition, the team of coach Radosław Hyży had also 22 assists, which well emphasizes that this team has a good plan to make the ball circulate as it should. The final statistics of the match show that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played as it should all the time, but this is only part of the truth. In the 1st quarter of this match, the guest team was in the lead, which surprised the fans in the AWF hall in Wroclaw. Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, thanks to the good play of Mateusz Szwed and Michał Kierlewicz, took the lead 28:27. In the 2nd quarter, FutureNet Śląsk started playing just like it was expected from the favorite. The hosts had a great 11:0 run, dominated their rivals and managed to get on the lead. Until the break FutureNet Śląsk build a 48:45 lead, and such a low advantage was a promise of very interesting match in the next two quarters. And so it happened, but for a short time. As the played rolled on, FutureNet Śląsk - thanks to the great performance of Aleksander Dziewa, Norbert Kulon and Robert Skibniewski - took control of this meeting. The hosts gradually increased their advantage, and the team from Pruszków wasn't able to keep up the pace. At some point of the 2nd half, FutureNet Śląsk had even 15 points of advantage. As the end of the game was closing, the guest side scored a few points, but they couldn't afford to tie the game and FutureNet Śląsk won 90:76. Our team had some problems in this match because they had 17 turnovers and it's a significant amount. FutureNet Śląsk' coach Radosław Hyży after the match pointed it out and was a little angry on his players. However, fortunately the hosts were able to mask their weaker points with a good offensive performance as each player who appeared on the pitch scored the points. In addition, FutureNet Śląsk allowed the guest team to shoot only 5 times from beyond the arc. Also, 38 rebounds of FutureNet Śląsk - with 30 of Elektrobud-Investment - was also helpful in claiming the win. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa (23 points, 9 rebounds), Robert Skibniewski (15 points, 9 assists) and Tomasz Żeleźniak (12 points and 4 rebouds in just 21 minutes on the pitch) made a big contribution to this win. And in the team from Pruszków, it was the night of Mateusz Szwed who scored double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has signed a new, experienced player

Half the season is behind us, so it's time to strengthen up the team. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław decided to reach for an experienced basketball player, who should help the team in the second part of the competition. Power forward Mateusz Jarmakowicz has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk for the remaining months of the season. The new player of FutureNet Śląsk is 30-years-old and 208 cm tall. He can play as a power forward or a centre. Mateusz Jarmakowicz is a player with a lot of experience in Polish basketball. He began his adventure in 2007, when he played in Turów Zgorzelec. In the following years he was a player of such a clubs as Zastal Zielona Góra, AZS Koszalin, Rosa Radom, Czarne Słupsk, Polpharma Starogard Gdańsk, Polish Sugar Toruń and Legia Warsaw. His last club was Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, with whom he parted in May 2018. Since then, he has been a free agent. Now he has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk and is starting his second adventure with a club from Wrocław. He played here in 2015 and scored almost 8 points and 3 rebounds per game. In the team of coach Radosław Hyży, he is supposed to support young talented players: Aleksander Dziewa and Karol Michałek, and support the team with their rich experience. - My goal is to win promotion with FutureNet Śląsk. I can’t imagine another scenario. In the next season, I see myself in the first league. It seems to me that for the sake of my career, this should be the last season in the lower class – says Mateusz Jarmakowicz, the new player of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

Time to return home!

Time to return home! On Saturday, January 11, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków in the first home game of the year. The second part of the season has already started, and FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław launched it with victory over KKS Kutno. Thanks to this, the team from Wroclaw returned to the leader's chair. But rivals aren't sleeping, and the advantage of FutureNet Śląsk is not high. That's why the team led by coach Radosław Hyży can't slow down the pace. The first rival who will check the form of FutureNet Śląsk on its home ground in 2019 will be Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków. A few months ago, when these teams faced for the first time, FutureNet Śląsk won clearly 81:56. It was a significant game of Karol Michałek (10 points, 13 rebounds). He was strongly supported by Aleksander Leńczuk (18 points) and Jakub Musiał (14 points). The team from Wroclaw was almost perfect in this match, except for a little weakness in the battle for rebounds. The team from Pruszków is not composed of many tall players, but despite this Elektrobud-Investment ZB in this match had 21 offensive rebounds which is a good number. The weakness of his team was noticed by Radosław Hyży, the coach of FutureNet Śląsk. In the following months, a gap between FutureNet Śląsk and Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków was still growing. The team from Wrocław leads in the league while its closest rival from Pruszków is 14th out of 16 teams. It won only 6 out of 16 matches, including only one win in away game. Elektrobud-Investment plays weakly in the offence (with 69 points per game on average, with rivals scoring 73), poorly shoots for 3 points (only 31% of effectiveness) and poorly shares the ball (15 assists per match). At Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków, the best player is definitely the shooting guard Karol Kamiński. With an average of 16.6 points per game, he's currently the 5th marksman in the league, and he adds also an average of 3.4 assists. The teams has other strong points: power forwards Mateusz Szwed (12 points and 11.4 rebounds in the match) and Robert Cetnar (10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in the match). However, this team has too many weak sides, and FutureNet Śląsk is distinguished by a strong and even squad. Therefore, it seems that in Wrocław the guests team will not create any serious danger for FutureNet Śląsk.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players among the best in the league

FutureNet Śląska Wrocław is running an awesome season. Our team is the leader in the 1st league and has a great chance to win a promotion to the top league in Poland. Several players from FutureNet Śląsk has a strong place among the best in the league. Aleksander Dziewa is currently the best player in the 1st league. Centre of FutureNet Śląsk is the best scorer with 21.8 points per game, and what's very important, he scores his with an excellent efficiency of 63.4%. He also grabs over 10 rebounds in per game, which gives him the 2nd place among the best rebounding players in the league. Aleksander Dziewa also adds 1.25 blocks in each match what makes him an important part of FutureNet Śląsk' defence. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław can also count on its playmakers. Norbert Kulon (5.8 assists per game) and Robert Skibniewski (6 assists per game) both guarantee great full-court vision and perfectly set the rhythm of FutureNet Śląsk play. This duo of experienced point guards, who has signed with the club in the summer, does a great job. Additionally, Kulon is an important part of the FutureNet Śląsk offensive performance, scoring over 15 points per match.

Sebastian Bożenko – star of the weekend in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

This player in the future may be one of the most important in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. In a match against Polfarmex Kutno, won by FutureNet Śląsk 90:63, Sebastian Bożenko had a significant contribution to this valuable win. In the match in Kutno, Sebastian Bożenko scored a very interesting line of statistics. He dropped 19 points and scored 7 of 12 throws from the game, which gives great effectiveness above 50 percent. He also got 4 of 7 throws for 3 points, and he also got a collection, assists and interception. It's all in 19 minutes on the pitch, and therefore for half the match. It was the first match of the season, when Sebastian Bożenko contributed so much for the team. Earlier in the season, the coach Radosław Hyży brought him carefully to the pitch and Bożenko - before the game in Kutno - scored 8 points in total. In Kutno, Sebastian had his moment of breakthrough and it maybe a hit that he'll be playing more in the upcomong games. It's also worth to be mentioned that this player is only 20 years old, so the whole career is still ahead of him. This also shows that the famous school of young basketball players in FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is still working well, and Sebastian Bożenko is its another good product.

Strong entry into the New Year of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

The first match in 2019 and a strong hit right away! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław crashed Polfarmex Kutno 90:63 and returned to the position of the leader of the first basketball league in Poland. It was a spectacular performance of basketball players from Wroclaw. In Kutno, FutureNet Śląsk dominated the hosts in every area of ​​the game. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży played perfectly in defense and the host team finished the game with only 8 3-pointers scored for 30 attempts, and in 2-points shooting they were not much better: 14 out of 43 attempts. FutureNet Śląsk was also much better in rebounding the ball and in sharing assists. With such a great performance, there could be no question who will be the winner of this game. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław from the beginning of the match in Kutno set very high demands on the opponent. As a result, to the break the guests were leading 54:27 and had twice as many points as the opponent! In the second half of the match, the situation on the pitch looked the same. At one point, FutureNet Śląsk had even an advantage reaching 33 points! The guest team was great in every element of the game, overwhelmed Polfarmex by the hard defense. Finally, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won in Kutno 90:63 and returned to the leader's position. - We did what the coach expected in almost a 100%. Only these Polfarmex’ players who we wanted to were able to shoot the ball. I don’t remember such dominance of our team throughout the season, without even minor stumbles – said shooting guard Sebastian Bożenko from FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław after the game.

One of the best matches of the season. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut – FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 82:79

Such matches are remembered for a long time even if they haven't been won. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost an away game with Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 79:82. Our team was very close to victory, even though it was losing by 23 points. From the beginning of the match, what the fans expected was confirmed. Rawlplug Sokół was one of the most difficult rivals which FutureNet Śląsk has faced during the season. The hosts didn't take prisoners and set the difficult conditions straight from the start. After the first quarter they were leading 29:11, and FutureNet Śląsk was helpless both in defense and in offence. In the 2nd quarter, the game looked similar, although Rawlplug Sokół increased the intensity of the game even more. In the middle of this quarter, the hosts were leading 34:11 which was their highest advantage in the match. However, it was an alert for the guest team. Aleksander Dziewa and Norbert Kulon took FutureNet Śląsk on their shoulders and in the second quarter they scored together 20 points and managed to reduce their team loss to only 37:43. After the break the game was waving. FutureNet Śląsk played very good and tied the game again, but the hosts immediately threw the higher gear and rebuilt the advantage. Later again - FutureNet Śląsk were chasing and didn't give the opponent even a single moment to breath. In the 4th quarter this pattern was repeated. FutureNet Śląsk tied the score of the match to 68:68, but Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut jumped back to 81:74. Then the guest team mobilized and was trailing with only 3 points, but didn't have enough time to take the game into extra time. The final result was 82:79 for Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa (31 points, 8 rebounds) and Norbert Kulon (21 points, including 5x3 points and 4 assists) played awesome game. However, the team lacked effectiveness in the battle for rebounds and assists (only 13 with 19 hosts), as well as better accuracy of free throws (with 13 shots missed). Despite these shortages, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was very close to defeating a strong opponent and it speaks by itself when it comes to our team strenght.

Clash of the best teams in the league. FutureNet Śląsk faces Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut

Great hit in the Polish 1st basketball league at the end of 2018! The two best teams in the league, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut will stand against each other on the pitch, trying to end the year with an important victory. This season, there are a lot of strong teams in the league. In addition to FutureNet Śląsk, there's also Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno, Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz and Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut. The competition is high, the appetite for promotion to the top league too. So far, FutureNet Śląsk and its closest rival from Łańcut have been doing the best in this race. But when there is such a crowd at the top of the table, none of the teams will give away points easily. Therefore, on Saturday in Łańcut, a great match will definitely take place. Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut is a team with quite impressive stats. The team led by coach Dariusz Kaszowski scores an average of over 86 points per game and loses just over 80. In addition, Rawlplug Sokół players get every second 2-points shot, which is a very good result. Another number worth paying attention is related to rebounds. Rawplug Sokół players in every match collect on average almost 39 balls from the board, of which almost 12 in attack. These numbers show the strength of this team. Currently, the top scorer of Rawplug Sokół is shooting guard Filip Małgorzaciak, who ends every match with almost 18 points and 5 rebounds. Kamil Zywer has over 12 points and 7 assists. Reserve shooting guard Bartłomiej Karolak has an average of 12.2 points and over 2 assists per match. Rawlplug Sokół also has a lot of power in the game under both rims. Experienced centre Maciej Klima (10 points and more than 7 rebounds per game), supported by power forward Wiktor Sewioł (10 points, 5 rebounds per game) are a difficult match-up for every opponent. It's also worth paying attention to the performances of power forward Rafał Kulikowski (10 points and 9 rebounds). That is why Aleksander Dziewa from FutureNet Śląsk, currently the best tall player of the league, will have to work hard in Łańcut because he'll face demanding opponents.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: the best basketball team in town!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław confirmed its dominance - both in the city of Wrocław and in the league! The team supported by FutureNet defeated the local rival WKK Wroclaw 91:72 and strengthened its position at the first place in the table. In this match, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław from the first minute played at a high intensity level. No wonder, because derby with the local rival always give additional reasons to put maximum effort. The team of coach Radosław Hyży was led by Aleksander Dziewa, Aleksander Leńczuk and Norbert Kulon. They played well in the offence, each time destroying WKK players' attempts to break the score. As a result, until the break FutureNet Śląsk led clearly, 47:33. In the second half, the rhytm of the play on the pitch didn't change. WKK had its best moment in this match, when scored 12 points in a row and let FutureNet Śląsk to get only 1. But the hosts quickly managed to overcome this crisis. In the 4th quarter the hosts again began to depart WKK, and a good entry on the pitch was made by young Sebastian Tomczak. In the last seconds of the game, Sebastian Bożenko hit three pointer and determined the result of the match at 91:72. - I'm very satisfied with how we played at the beginning of the match. For the first time this season, I praised the players in the locker room for their defense. Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon did great job by stopping Jakub Koelner and Olek Dziewa stopped Jakub Patoka. We finished the match with a 19 points advantage, so tactics which we chose defended itself. Sometimes our basketball may seem crazy, but I think we are still in control - comments Radosław Hyży, coach of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

Difficult month for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Take one: with ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz

December will be a difficult month for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Our team will play three matches with opponents from the top league table. The first one will be ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz and this game is scheduled for Saturday, December 8. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is currently the best team in the league, and its balance is respectful. In 12 games, our team won 10 times, has 22 points and leads in the league. The team of the coach Radosław Hyży has already proved that it can play a very good basketball, but in December will have to give a lot of itself to keep the leader's chair. FutureNet Śląsk will play with ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz, in the derby of Wrocław with WKK and with Rawlplug Sokol Łańcut (currently league's runner-up). In each of these matches, FutureNet Śląsk will have to put a lot of effort and health to win. To start with, FutureNet Śląsk will go abroad to Bydgoszcz for a match with ENEA Astoria. This is a team that takes 5th place in the table. ENEA Astoria won 8 from 12 games, what's interesting - played better away (5 wins in 7 games) than on its homeground. This team is dangerous in the offence (almost 81 points per match on average) and is strong in battle on the boards (almost 40 rebounds per game, of which almost 11 offensive). ENEA Astoria Bydgoszcz has several players worth paying attention to. The small forward Paweł Śpica scores almost 15 points per game and is the team's top scorer. He's supported by an experienced point guard Marcin Nowakowski, who has a very good average over 12 points and 6 assists in the match. Under the rim, strong centre Jakub Dłuski (11 points and more than 5 rebounds in the match) always make rivals' life harder, supported by Mikolaj Gród (10.7 points, 8 rebounds). For ENEA Astoria also plays a veteran of Polish basketball, Grzegorz Kukiełka (almost 11 points per game).

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Maciej Krakowczyk left the team

Maciej Krakowczyk, 22-years-old small or power forward has terminated his contract with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. During the season, Maciej Krakowczyk wasn't the first choice of FutureNet Śląsk' coach Radosław Hyży. He played only around 13 minutes per game on average - not enough for young player who needs to play and improve his skills. Krakowczyk had also about 5 points and 3 rebounds per game. In the future, Maciej Krakowczyk had no chance for more minutes of the game, because in FutureNet Śląsk the line-up is balanced and coach Hyży bets on other players. That's why Krakowczyk asked club's officials to terminate his contract and his request was accepted.

Total domination. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - STK Czarni Słupsk 96:83

There’s regular winning and then there’s the way in which FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won with STK Czarni Słupsk. It could be described as an absolute domination on the court. At first, we were a bit disoriented. We couldn’t fully realize our coach’s tactic. But with time it got way better. This match wasn’t easy, the very ending showed that the opponent was ready to use the brief moments of deconcentration to their advantage. - that’s how Kamil Michałek, player of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, commented on the match. The slow start didn’t stop our team from putting up a good fight against their opponents. The final score was 96:83. This kind of victory will surely make them even stronger. Norbert Kulon, Śląsk’s point guard, deserves a special praise for his performance. He alone scored 24 points and made a true highlight reel moment with his buzzer beater from the half of the court during the end of Q3! Thanks to this victory FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remains the leader of their league!

Second loss of the season. Pogoń Prudnik – FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 87:80

As we anticipated, Pogoń Prudnik turned out to be a very demanding rival for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. That’s why our team lost to Pogoń 80:87 and noted a second defeat of the season. Pogoń Prudnik plays great in its own hall. Before the match against FutureNet Śląsk, the team from Prudnik lost only once at home this season. It also promised the team from Wrocław will have to face a very difficult task. And these predictions were confirmed straight from the start of this game. Pogoń played well balanced basketball, its players were better in 1:1 matchups, and in defense the home team was still pulling FutureNet Silesia out of the rhythm. As a result, Pogoń was clearly 49:41 after two quarters of the game. In FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa took the team on his shoulders and kept it alive with great performance on both ends of the playground. In the second half of the match, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław fell in serious trouble ans was trailing even by 15 points. The hosts knew well how to neutralize the strengths of the visiting team, and they did a great job in the offensive game. Therefore, the team from Wroclaw was able to only reduce the loss to 5 points, for more the hosts didn’t allow. Eventually, the match ended with the result 87:80 for Pogon Prudnik.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faces touch rival: Pogoń Prudnik

It's time to end the break and to return to the field! Basketball players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play in Prudnik with Pogoń. It will be a difficult match with an uncomfortable opponent. After 10 games of the season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has 9 wins and is currently the best team in the league. That's why everyone in the club from Wroclaw is full of optimism. In Prudnik, it is slightly less joyful. The team was supposed to fight for promotion to the Energa Basket League, but for now it seems that this mission will be hard to complete. In 10 matches, Pogoń won only a half. Such a result of the team led by coach Tomasz Michalak is a disappointment, because the team from Prudnik is only 9th in the table. This shows that in Prudnik they didn't dream of such a beginning of the season. Despite the troubles, Pogoń still can be a dangerous team for everyone in this league. The team from Prudnik has several leaders. It's a small forward Wojciech Pisarczyk (average 17 points and 6.6 rebounds per game), raised in junior teams of FutureNet Śląsk point guard Tomasz Prostak (average 15.9 points and 3.2 assists per match), very experienced 37-year-old power forward Marcin Sroka (12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds) and another veteran of Polish basketball, point guard Grzegorz Mordzak (8.8 points and 3.9 assists for the match). They are players, who at any moment can catch the rhythm very dangerous for the rival and make their life on the pitch a lot harder. In addition, the sports hall Obuwnik in Prudnik is very specific. The fans sit there practically at the pitch, which creates an amazing atmosphere - very difficult for every visiting team. This season, own four walls are a big advantage of Pogoń, who lost only once in 5 games. And it all shows that FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will face a difficult task in Prudnik.

Quick summary of 10 games played so far by FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

After 10 games of the season, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is the leader in the 1st Basketball League in Poland. Our team won 9 games, showed a lot of good basketball. Coach Radosław Hyży and point guard Norbert Kulon summarize the first stage of the competition. Coach Radosław Hyży is satisfied with how his team looked in the first 10 games of the season. – You can definitely say for the moment that the team is developing and going in the right direction – that’s what I enjoy the most – comments the coach of FutureNet Śląsk. In the coach’s opinion, his team improved those elements of the game that didn’t look their good in the previous season: concentration in matches with theoretically weaker teams. – In the previous season we lost a few matches, in which it seemed that we faced teams with whom we shouldn’t have bigger problems. In the current season, we manage to win in such meetings, and the balance at this moment is very good. What must FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław improve? Radosław Hyży thinks that his players and the coaching staff have to put a lot of work on the implementation of tactical plans. This is the key to winning the league. – After another win, it’s sometimes hard to realize that 100% mobilization is needed in every match, and 75% level of reaching of our tactics, otherwise we won’t win. I repeat once again: this league is leveled. There is no such disparity as in previous years, where on certain trips it was almost a sure victory. Experienced point guard Norbert Kulon, who joined FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław before the season, shares the views of coach Radosław Hyży. – So far, the oncentration has been our biggest problem. With a set of such talented players, concentration and belief in one’s own skills is crucial. We have tactics based on many shots and on a very offensive game. So we can’t – like in Krakow where we suffered our only loss so far – avoid any element in the attack: stop the shots or hesitate. Such downtimes will cost us lost – says Norbert Kulon.

The great series goes on. Biofarm Basket Poznań – FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 70:79

It was a long series of games and lot of hard work to do for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players. But finally, this true marathon has come to the end. In Poznań, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Biofarm Basket 79:70 and scored its 9th win in 10 games of the season. FutureNet Śląsk had to play several games within a few weeks. It was very demanding series – especially when it comes to the physical resistance. Players from Wrocław had a full right to be tired, even though coach Radosław Hyży distributed minutes on the pitch wisely. But despite this run, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław proved its quality and lost only one game. In Poznań, local team Biofarm Basket forced FutureNet Śląsk a lot of effort. After two quarters played, the hosts vere leading 36:30. It was a kind of surprise for our team and a signal that in the second half even harder effort will be needed. Shooting efficiency and rebounding also needed to be improved as FutureNet Śląsk before the break was worst than the host team. In Q3, FutureNet Śląsk was playing better in the offence, scored 23 points in total and had 51 before Q4. Our team was shooting better from the perimeter and also improved its defence. But the hosts still played intense and hard so its loss to FutureNet Śląsk was only 51:53. In Q4, FutureNet Śląsk finally started 3-points shooting. Robert Skibniewski scored twice, Tomasz Żeleźniak and Jakub Musiał added single three-pointers and Biofarm Basket was a little shocked. However, the hosts managed to return to the game and reduced its loss to 70:73. But then players of FutureNet Śląsk was more cold-blooded, added 6 points from the free throw line and the hosts weren’t able to score once again. The final result was 79:70 for FutureNet Śląsk. The best scorer of FutureNet was Jakub Musiał (22 points) supported by Aleksander Dziewa (17 points, 14 rebounds) and Tomasz Żeleźniak (12 points, 5 rebounds).

To grab an away win and stay on the leader’s chair. FutureNet Śląsk faces Biofarm Basket Poznań

It was a long series of matches in a short period of time, but FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is closing to well-deserved rest. On Saturday, November 10, our team will play an away game against Biofarm Basket Poznań. The nearest future rival of FutureNet Śląsk is currently one of the weaker teams in the league. Players from Poznan currently hold 13th place in the table among 16 teams. In 8 games, Biofarm won only twice. This is a result below the fans’ expectations. On Saturday, Biofarm Basket will try to show its good side in front of its own audience. That’s why FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław must be fully-focused in Poznań. The team of coach Radosław Hyży has already had a few opportunities to find out that the theoretically weaker rivals in matches it get additional motivation. There are a few players in Biofarm Basket Poznań who deserve more attention. Currently, the best scorer of the team is center Mikołaj Kurpisz, who scores on average over 14 points and 10 rebounds per game. He is supported by point guard Tomasz Smorawiński (over 12 points and 4 assists per match). Other tall and strong player of Biofarm Basket, center Adam Metelski (over 10 points and 5 rebounds per game) can also be dangerous. The team from Poznan can gain an advantage in rebounding. Its players grabs around 40 balls on average every match. Biofarm Basket also has a weak point: effectiveness in the offence. On average, Biofarm Basket scores about 73 points for the match, and FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław over 90. As you can seen, FutureNet Śląsk should expect a lot of tough fight in Poznań, but the opponent can be beaten.

What a win! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław – Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 91:78

This win tastes very sweet. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 91:78. The result of the match suggests that hosts won without major problems, but it’s not true. This game was full of hard fight to the referee’s last whistle. Players from Wałbrzych from the beginning of the game were a very demanding rival for FutureNet Śląsk. In the first quarter, their leader was Hubert Kruszczyński while Aleksander Leńczuk looked great in FutureNet Śląsk. Effect? The advantage of FutureNet Śląsk 23:21 after Q1. In Q2, the game has sharpened and players of both teams worked hard with their elbows. The hall was hot from emotions. The head coach of Górnik Trans.eu Marcin Radomski didn’t handle the pressure and was thrown out by the referee into the locker room. In these nerves the hosts managed better. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław maintained its effectiveness in the offensive, in defense forced on Górnik Trans.eu further errors and turnovers. As a result, until the break FutureNet Śląsk had 48:35 lead. In Q3, guests from Wałbrzych got back on track and FutureNet Śląsk fell into little trouble. Górnik Trans.eu, thanks to the points of Kruszczyński and Piotr Niedźwiedzki, quickly returned to the right track and reduced the loss to 3 points. It promised great emotions in the last part of the match! At the beginning of Q4, Górnik Trans.eu immediately shot a 3-pointer and tied the game. This was an alarm signal for FutureNet Śląsk: it’s time to get back into the game because the opponent is speeding up! At this difficult moment, the calm and experience of playmaker Robert Skibniewski was very useful. Despite the pressure, he skilfully guided the FutureNet Śląsk on the pitch. When it was necessary, he also added points, as well as Aleksander Leńczuk and Norbert Kulon. The hosts began to increase their advantage, and the guests were more and more tired and also strength unable to respond. The final result of the match is 91:78 for FutureNet Śląsk: clear victory, but worked out after a very difficult fight. In FutureNet Śląsk, Norbert Kulon played a great game: 23 points, 5 assists. Robert Skibniewski added 16 points and 10 assists, and Aleksander Dziewa scored 15 points and 16 rebounds.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players among the leaders of the league

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had a great start to the season. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży won 7 of 8 games and is the leader of the league. It's a great merit of the impressive form of two players: strong Aleksnder Dziewa and Norbert Kulon. Aleksander Dziewa is only 21-years-old and is already considered one of the best young basketball players in Poland. This season, Dziewa shows that these compliments are fully deserved. The FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław player is growing above the league reality. Currently, he has a great averages: 22.5 points, over 11 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. Thanks to this, he is the best scoring and and rebounding player of the league. Norbert Kulon is another strong point of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. He plays well both as a shooter (with an average of over 15 points per game, and as a playmaker (6.6 assists per game, which is the second result in the league). It's worth to mention that another FutureNet player, veteran point guard Robert Skibniewski, provides over 4 assists per match. This shows that the game creation area of the team is in good hands, and both point guards became the core of FutureNet Śląsk.

It will be Polish El Classico in basketball!

There are matches in which the players’ elbows work all the time and sparks fall on the pitch. These are sports classics that have been arousing the emotions of fans for years. One such match is the clash between Polish basketball teams: FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych. On Wednesday, November 7, both teams will meet in Wrocław. Górnik Trans.eu is a newbie in Polish basketball 1st division. It’s also a team with an interesting tradition and ambitions who tries to return to their rightful place in Polish basketball after years of playing in the lower leagues. This season, the team from Wałbrzych performs unexpectedly well. In 7 games, Górnik Trans.eu won 4 times and has 11 points and currently is on the 8th place among 16 teams. The leader of the team is center Piotr Niedźwiedzki who has an average of 19.2 points, 11 rebounds and almost 2 blocks per game. Currently, he’s one of the top players in entire league. Power forward of FutureNet Śląsk Aleksander Dziewa, who is currently the best scorer in the league, will have a very difficult time with him – that’s for sure. In Górnik, there is also an experienced 36-year-old point guard Rafał Glapiński, who has almost 4 assists every match and also solid power forward Marcin Wróbel who also performs a good job (almost 10 points and 5 rebounds per game). FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław players should also pay attention to Jakub Der, who came to Górnik during the summer break and who has experience playing at Stelmet Zielona Góra – one of the best Polish clubs of recent years. At the weekend, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław suffered its first defeat this season losing to AZS AGH Krakow. This irritated the ambition of the team. Now players want to prove that it was just a single flop. But it won’t be easy because Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych isn’t only a solid opponent. It’s also a team which never allow itself to leave FutureNet Śląsk even a milimeter of free place on the pitch.

First defeat of the season. AZS AGH Kraków – FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 97:88

Each series has to end. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost to AZS AGH Krakow 88:97 and suffered the first defeat of the season. Before the match in Krakow, it was certain that FutureNet Śląsk will have a difficult task there. During the season, AZS AGH has shown several times that has great skills and is not afraid of the favorites. In the first quarter of the match, the hosts immediately showed that they will do its best to grab the win. Its players fought hard in the defence and after this part of the match, AZS AGH was leading 20:18. In the second quarter, FutureNet Śląsk had considerable problems in defense. The players from Wroclaw often fouled and additionally, the hosts had a great period in the attack: recorded a series of 15:3. As a result, they were going to the locker room leading 44:36. After the break, FutureNet Śląsk managed to reduce losses. It wasn't easy, because the hosts were still impressing by the hard fight and strong defense. But before the last quarter of the match their advantage was only 2 points (61:59). However, it turned out that FutureNet Śląsk couldn't afford more this evening. The hosts again jumped back for a safe distance, defended forcing mistakes on players from Wroclaw and won 97:88. This is the clear and well-deserved win of the hosts. In the FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa was the best scorer with 24 points and Norbert Kulon (23 points) provided him a decent support. On the other hand, Jakub Musiał had only 5 points played worse than usual. In Kraków, FutureNet Śląsk also missed its typical 3-point shooting accuracy with scoring only 4 times from the perimeters in total.

Time to go abroad. AZS AGH Kraków – FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Time for the third match of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław during the week. This time, the team of coach Radosław Hyży will clash in Kraków with AZS AGH. The team from Wroclaw has recently to rise to the heights of physical preparation. Each match is a big challenge, which costs a lot of strength. Three matches, also during the week, is a very serious test: for both players and for the coach, who must shuffle the squad accordingly and give minutes on the pitch to those who have more strength. On Saturday, October 3, FutureNet Śląsk will play in Kraków where AZS AGH waits. But it needs to be pointed out that team led by coach Wojciech Bychawski doesn’t play very well this season. In six games it won only 2 and lays on 10th place in the table. Therefore, FutureNet Śląsk – even after such a series of matches – will be the favorite in Kraków. The AZS AGH Krakow is led by a young small forward Ivan Wasyl who scores 12,5 points on average and is the team’s top scorer. The experienced pointguard Tomasz Zych is great at creating the game and has an average of over 8 assists per match. It is also worth to mention Michał Sadło, who has an average of 7.5 rebounds per game.

7 games - 7 wins! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław continues to dominate in the league

The outstanding series of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław goes on! On Tuesday, October 30, our team defeated Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg 101: 80. It was the 7th victory of FutureNet Śląsk in seven games this season and, at the same time, the third game in a row with over over 100 points scored! In this match, the players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław gave a show of accuracy in 3-point shots. They hit as many as 17 out of 33 attempts, which gives over 50 percent effectiveness! This is a rare result, and thanks to such effectiveness FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław didn't give Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg any chances in the match in Wroclaw. In the first quarter of this match, FutureNet Śląsk had some problems finding its game rhythm. But in the next quarter, the team of the coach Radosław Hyży got back on the right track and before the break it took the lead 48:39. Almost 50 points scored in the first half - it shows how well this evening FutureNet Śląsk played in the offence. Just a simple fact: at some point in the second quarter our team had a series of 22:3. Well, it speaks for itself. In the second half of the match, the hosts didn't slow down the offensive. For two consecutive quarters they scored a total of 53 points! FutureNet Śląsk continued to be very effective in three-point throws, especially Alexander Leńczuk, who scored 5 times for three points. It's also worth to distinguish Jakub Musiał, who scored 23 points - including 4 threepointers.

Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg - next rival of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław doesn't slow down and has to play second match in three days. This time, FutureNet Śląsk faces Energa Kotwicą Kołobrzeg at home - a rival from the bottom of the league's table. The team from Kołobrzeg certainly didn't imagine the beginning of the season to turn that way. In six games it won once and now is on 14th place among 16 teams. It has the same number of points as the the KS Księżak-Syntex Łowicz which is just one position lower in the table and both teams can easily change places, which will deepen the Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg crisis. Individual statistics of Energa Kotwica's players can't throw anybody on their knees. Currently, the team's top scorer is small forward Damian Janiak (13.2 points), and just behind him places power forward Daniel Grujić (12.2 points) who is also the best rebounding player of the team (6 rebounds per game). The best ball-sharing player in the team is shooting guard Jakub Zalewski (4 assists per game). FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław must pay special attention to these players. FutureNet Śląsk is a definite favorite of this match. After the win with KS Księżak-Syntex Łowicz last weekend, the team of coach Radosław Hyży grabbed the first place in the table. Now it wants to stay there as long as possible, and for this purpose more wins are needed. Therefore, any other result of this match than the victory of FutureNet Śląsk will be a big surprise.

This team just can't be stopped

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław remains unbeaten! The team led by coach Radosław Hyży won for its sixth game of the season, this time an away game against KS Księżak-Syntex Łowicz 100: 77. This win helped our team to jump into the first place in the league's table! FutureNet Śląsk has a dream start to the season. A series of six wins in a row doesn't happen often. But it also doesn't seem that players from Wrocław would lose their great form anytime soon. FutureNet Śląsk is getting better and better from match to match and its game is still improving. Players from Łowicz only in the first quarter of this match were able to make an equal fight. In the second quarter, FutureNet Śląsk clearly jumped up and took the lead 53:37 before the break. After the break, the match in Łowicz looked similar. The hosts tried to return to the game but FutureNet Silesia hit two three pointers in a row and cooled down the rivals' plans. In the fourth quarter, the hosts we're sure that they won't be able to even tie the game. And FutureNet Śląsk kept its good shooting accuracy. Before the final whistle, our team managed to take the lead reaching more than 20 points. And that's how it ends. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocła won with KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz 100:77.

It's time for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław to start a true marathon!

It will be a very demanding time for FutureNet Śląska Wrocław. From October 27 to November 10, the team will play 5 league matches! Its first rival in this difficult series will be KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz, and the match will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław and KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz are currently teams from two different worlds in the 1st basketball league in Poland. FutureNet Śląsk has won each of the 5 matches and currently holds the second second place. On the other hand, the team from Łowicz in five games won only once. As a result, it stays in the last but one place in the league's table However, this doesn't mean that the team from Wrocław will have an easy match. Why? Because everyone in the league mobilizes harder than usual when has to fight against favorite team. FutureNet Śląsk get a sample of this motivation in its last match against SKK in Siedlce, the last team in the league. FutureNet Śląsk won after extra time and thanks to the shot taken in the last seconds of the match. On Saturday, we expect the same difficulty level against KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz. Currently, the team from Łowicz has two leaders. The first is 31 years-old experienced small forward Arkadiusz Kobus, who scores 13 points per game. And the second is point or shooting guard Jan Grzeliński, who has currently 12.6 points per game and over 4 assists per game. It's worth noting that in the previous season Grzeliński played in Śląsk Wrocław and during the summer break he decided to switch clubs and joined the team from Łowicz. In Saturday's game, FutureNet Śląsk will try to maintain its great series without loss. And for the KS Księżak-Syntax Łowicz, there's nothing much to lose: this team can play in Wrocław without too much pressure beacause its win will be a big surprise and loss will be something expected anyway.

To maintain good run: FutureNet Śląsk vs. GKS Tychy

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has very busy days recently. Just a few days after a win with Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno, on Wednesday team led by coach Radosław Hyży will have to face another difficult rival. This time FutureNet Śląsk clashes with GKS Tychy. Currently, GKS Tychy hold 4th place in league’s table. After three games played, GKS has two wins and one loss in its books and 5 points in the table. FutureNet Śląsk advantage over its next rival is only 1 points what means that possible win of GKS in Wrocław will make both teams switch their position in league’s table. GKS has a few interesting and efficient players inside the team. Power forward Paweł Zmarlak now has 14,7 points scored in average and he’s the best scorer of GKS. He also gets around 8 rebounds per game. It’s more than sure that tall players of FutureNet Śląsk will have a lot of hard work to do to neutralise this player. Point and shooting guard Paweł Szymczak and centre Maciej Maj scores 13,3 points per game and 24 years-old playmaker Piotr Wieloch (who joined the team in summer after years in Biofarm Basket Poznań) scores more than 10 points and more than 6 assists per game. As you can see, GKS Tychy has strong foundation both inside the paint and from the perimeter. That’s why this team may deliver many problems for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław during Wednesday’s game. But without any doubts, the hosts will be also a favourite of this match. FutureNet Śląsk hasn’t lost yet and also has a few players with great form at the beginning of the season: centre Aleksander Dziewa, point guards Norbert Kulon and Robert Skibniewski, as well as shooting guard Jakub Musiał. And as it’s more than obvious that FutureNet Śląsk will have a tough challenge to face, any other result than a win of the hosts will be a surprise.

Third game - third win! FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno

Such victories taste very sweet. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had to put in a lot of work and commitment, but it paid off with a win against Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno 86:82. The third game of the season - the third victory! This match was announced as a hit of third round of games. Why? It was easy to understand straight from the first whistle of the referee. Both teams played very intense and well, it was a tough basketball but from the beginning the guests looked much better in the offence. After the first quarter, Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno led 31:23. In the next quarter, the hosts started to play more consistent basketball. FutureNet Śląsk also improved its defense game and was more effective in the offence. As a result, the hosts scored 24 points, Polonia Leszno only 16. And as a result, both teams went to the locker room for a break with a draw 47:47. In the third quarter, FutureNet Śląsk threw a higher gear. Aleksander Dziewa and Bartłomiej Pietras were great in the attack, Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon delivered assist by assist. The result was impressive: FutureNet Śląsk took the 13 points lead. However, before the end of 3rd quarter the guests managed to reduce the loss to 6 points. In the last quarter, FutureNet Śląsk held the pressure and refused to take away the lead. But it wasn't easy. Mateusz Stawiak from Polonia was hot in the offence and just a few minutes before the end of the game, the guests trailed by 3 points only. But they wasn't able to do more this evening. FutureNet Śląsk improved its defense game and Polonia ran out of time and energy to tie the game. Third match, the third victory - FutureNet Silesia has a great start to the season. The team from Wroclaw is currently one of two teams in the league, along with Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut, which has not lost yet.

Good individual efforts of two FutureNet Śląsk players

Two players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, point guard Norbert Kulon and centre Aleksander Dziewa, have a great start of the season when it comes to the individual stats. Both are currently the leaders in some overall league' classification. After two games, Norbert Kulon has the best average number of assists given per match: 10,5. He impressed with great experience, feeling of playground and easiness in sharing the ball with teammates. And Aleksander Dziewa is currently is the best rebounding player in 1. basketball league in Poland. His average per game is around 7,5. He's also on the 4th place of most effective shooters. So far, he shot 13 from 18 taken in total.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will clash with strong rival from Leszno

It will be the first serious test for basketball players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław! On Saturday, October 13, they will clash with Jamalex 1912 Polonia Leszno - one of the strongest teams in the league. FutureNet Śląsk and Jamalex Polonia are teams that have one goal: to promote to Extraleague in Poland. Both teams already have two matches behind them, both won. In the team from Leszno there are many players experienced in serious competitions. Among them you'll find players formerly related to Śląsk like Kamil Chanas, Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski, Karol Kutta and Mateusz Stawiak. During the summer break, Polonia has also signed experienced shooter with an adventure in Wrocław Tomasz Ochońko but a few weeks ago he sustained a serious knee injury and won't be able to play in the upcoming months. FutureNet Śląsk will try to dominate the opponent with an intense game at both ends of the court, as well as with the experience of creating the game which is guaranteed by Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon. In recent games, tall players of FutureNet Śląsk, Aleksander Dziewa and Karol Michałek, were doing well too. But Polonia, with its experience and quality players, will surely set difficult conditions in Wroclaw. What else to write - it all promises a great match!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław is a leader of Polish 1. league

It was a very convincing win and also a show of dominance over the rival. FutureNet Śląsk defeated EB-Investment Znicz Pruszków 81:56 in the away match and became the leader of table 1. Polish basketball league. FutureNet Śląsk was the favorite of this match and it was visible straight from the referee's first whistle. The team from Wrocław dominated the rival in both attack and defense. After the first quarter they led 20:6! In the second part of the game, the hosts wake up and get back to work. But until the break they were able to reduce the loss to FutureNet Śląsk only to 10 points. After the break, the guest team again threw a higher gear. Their game was led maturely by Robert Skibniewski and Norbert Kulon. Aleksander Leńczuk was trustworthy in the half-distance shots, Jakub Musiał impressed with dynamism and center Karol Michałek scored double-double helping the team both in attack and in rebounding. This mixture effectively beat the hosts from their dreams of victory. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won in Pruszków 81:56 and became a leader in the 1st Polish basketball league. - As for the weaknesses of this match, I would like to point out only two things. With the team based on low players like Pruszków, we have allowed them to get too many offensive rebounds. I also think that we were able to get 10 points more - in a few moments we could use the limit of fouls exceeded by the hosts. But after all, I could give my team a 4 grade in the scale of 5 - summarize the coach of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław, Radosław Hyży. EB-Investment ZB Pruszków - FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 56:81 Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Leńczuk 18 (4x3), Musiał 14 (3x3), Skibniewski 13 (1x3), Kulon 12 (3x3), Michałek 10, Dziewa 7, Żeleźniak 3 (1x3), Pietras 2, Bożenko 2, Krakowczyk 0, Sasik 0.

First game on the road - another win?

Intense game, hard fighting, victory - the first match of FutureNet Śląska Wrocław in the season was finished as expected. Now basketball players from Wroclaw will play an away game for the first time this season, clashing with EB-Investment Znicz Pruszków. The match in Pruszków will be held on Friday, October 5, at 6 p.m. FutureNet Śląska players will face a team that has undergone significant changes before the season. The players who were leaders in the previous season, Adrian Kordalski, Mateusz Jarmakowicz, Mikołaj Stopierzyński, Tomasz Madziar and Damian Cechniak, decided to leave the club. In their place, mainly young basketball players came to EB-Investment Znicza Pruszków. The team signed centre Łukasz Paul, a player with significant experience in Ekstraklasa, as well as young point guard Karol Kamiński. Will this mix of experience and youth work? For now, Znicz has one defeat - in the opening match of the season with Jamalex 1912 Polonia Leszno. In the first match, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław defeated KKS Probasket Kutno 87:77. The leader was Aleksander Dziewa (26 points) and Norbert Kulon (18 points, 16 assists). FutureNet Śląsk showed an intense game on both sides of the playground. That's the attitude which head coach Radosław Hyży requires. Will this tactic work in the match in Pruszków? We'll find out on a Friday evening.

Maksym Kulon has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Shooting guard Maksym Kulon has signed the deal with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. He's the last new player signed by the team during the summer break. Maksym Kulon is a 25-yeard-old shooting guard who was raised as a player in Śląsk' junior teams. During the last two seasons, he played abroad: in Jamalex 1912 Polonia Leszno and Doral Nysa Kłodzko. Now he decided to return to Wrocław and strengthen the team led by coach Radosław Hyży. Maksym Kulon will play important role in the team, giving strong backup as a highly-skilled shooting guard. His basketball experience and full-court intensity will help the team for sure in the upcoming season.

FutureNet Śląsk finished fourth in The Marshall of Opolskie Cup 2018 in Prudnik

Players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław had tough preseason workouts behind them. So, it wasn't easy for the team to compete during The Marshall of Opolskie Voivodeship 2018 Cup which was held on September 21-22 in the city of Prudnik. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław lost both games of the tournament. On Friday, FutureNet Śląsk lost with Pogoń Prudnik 91:83. Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Musiał 21, Żeleźniak 17, Dziewa 15, Michałek 6, Skibniewski 6, N. Kulon 5, Pietras 5, M. Kulon 4, Krakowczyk 4, Bożenko 0. On Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław faced Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych in the match which has a third place of the tournament as a stake. This time, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław also was defeated and Górnik Trans.eu won 89:80. Points for FutureNet Śląsk: N. Kulon 27, Dziewa 19, Żeleźniak 9, Musiał 7, Krakowczyk 7, Pietras 5, Michałek 2, Tomczak 2, M. Kulon 2, Bożenko 0.

Win with KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won with KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz 92:91. The game was played on September 19, as a part of The City of Kutno Rose Cup 2018. Initially, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was supposed to take part in both days of the tournament. But it was the decision of coaching staff to retire from day 2 and play only one game. Additionally, coach of FutureNet Śląsk Radosław Hyży decided that several players will rest and reserve players will get their chance to prove their skills. The first half of this game was very difficult for FutureNet Śląsk, especially in the defence because the team lost 52 points before the break. In the second half, FutureNet Śląsk got back on track and won narrowly, 92:91. Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Kulon 26 (4), Krakowczyk 16 (3), Bożenko 18, Żeleźniak 10 (1) Malesa 9 (1), Michałek 7, Pietras 3, Zagórski 2, Tomczak 1.

Jakub Musiał awarded with title of MVP of the FutureNet Cup

Young and very talented playmaker Jakub Musiał gave a great performance during the FutureNet Cup 2018. In the first game of the tournament, he scored 12 points. And one day later, in the final game of the Cup, Jakub Musiał proved his awesome skills. He scored 31 points in the final clash with WKK Wrocław and was unstoppable for the defenders. When the final game was over, the jury had no doubt: Jakub Musiał deserved to be awarded the MVP title of the entire tournament.

Winners of Adam Wójcik Memorial - FutureNet Cup!

It was a dream scenario for the fans of the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. In the final game of Adam Wójcik Memorial - FutureNet Cup, the team led by coach Radosław Hyży clashed with its local rival, WKK Wrocław. As it's easy to imagine, each match of both teams has an additional flavour due to obvious reason - both teams want to be the best in the city. On Saturday, September 2018, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław proved his superiority over the local opponent and won with a huge advantage, 93:76. Points for the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Musiał 31, Dziewa 17, Pietras 10, Kulon 10, Żeleźniak 8, Krakowczyk 7, Michałek 4, Bożenko 2, Tomczak 2, Malesa 2.

FutureNet Cup day 1: FutureNet Śląsk beat Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków

On Friday, September 14 the 1. Adam Wójcik Memorial - FutureNet Cup started. The competition was divided into 2 days and each team had to play two games. Winners of games held on Friday gained right to clash in the great final of FutureNet Cup. The first rival of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków. the hosts of the tournament had no problem with clinching its spot in the final. FutureNet Śląsk won 89:77. Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Kulon 18, Żeleźniak 12, Musiał 12, Michałek 12, Dziewa 11, Bożenko 9, Pietras 7, Zagórski 4, Krakowczyk 3, Malesa 1, Tomczak 0.

Friendly game with MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza is cancelled

On Tuesday, September 11 the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was supposed to play a friendly match with MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza. Ultimately, the team from Dąbrowa Górnicza asked FutureNet Śląsk to cancel the meeting.

Thoughts after The City of Leszno Mayor's Cup

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław was a runner-up in The City of Leszno Mayor's Cup. It has sharpened the appetites for the success in the upcoming season. After the final game, point guard and playing assistant coach Robert Skibniewski expressed some thoughts about the performance of the team. - There's enthusiasm in our team, everyone wants to work hard and to play good basketball. We still have a lot to work on but we can also look into the future with optimism. We have a few friendly games behind and now it's time to analyse and take a look at what we can improve in our playing style - explains "Skiba".

Second place at The City of Leszno Mayor's Cup!

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław finished second in The City of Leszno Mayor's Cup. The tournament, organized by Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno, was held on September 8-9. On Saturday, FutureNet Śląsk clashed with Biofarm Basket Poznań and won 102:86 (point for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 22, Skibniewski 12, Krakowczyk 12, Musiał 9, Żeleźniak 7, Michałek 6, Bożenko 6, Kulon 5, Pietras 2, Leńczuk 0, Tomczak 0, Zagórski 0). It opened the road to the final of tournament in which Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno was waiting. And this time, FutureNet Śląsk had to swallow bitter pill and suffer its first loss during preseason. In the final game of tournament, Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno won 101:96. Point for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Kulon 28, Dziewa 16, Bożenko 15, Musiał 13, Żeleźniak 7, Krakowczyk 6, Zagórski 5, Michałek 4, Pietras 2, Tomczak 0.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław still unbeaten

It was their fourth friendly game and also first played abroad. The team managed to maintain its great series of games without the loss and extended it to four in a row. On September 5, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław clashed in Wałbrzych with Górnik Trans.eu and won 75:66. Points for the FutureNet Śląsk: Musiał 23, Kulon 11, Pietras 10, Leńczuk 10, Żeleźniak 9, Skibniewski 8, Krakowczyk 2, Zagórski 2, Tomczak 0, Michałek 0.

Third friendly game - third win!

So far, the Futurenet Śląsk Wrocław is unbeaten during sparring matches. On Saturday, September 1 the team played its third friendly game meeting with AZS AGH Kraków. In two previous games, players from Wrocław scored certain wins but this time it was a lot harder. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat the rival from Kraków 73:72 but was trailing with just one second to go. Luckily, in the last action of the game, Aleksander Dziewa was fouled, then scored both free throws and led FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław to win 73:72. Points for FutureNet Śląsk: Dziewa 24, Leńczuk 11, Kulon 10, Pietras 9, Skibniewski 7, Musiał 5, Zagórski 2, Krakowczyk 2, Michałek 1, Żeleźniak 0.

Coach Radosław Hyży comments on won friendly games

During the weekend, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław won both friendly games: on Friday with WKK Wrocław and on Saturday with Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych. After these victories, coach Radosław Hyży shared his thoughts. - We wanted to use both games to adjust our tactics and in general, I'm satisfied because we made space under the basket and enforced fouls. At this stage of the preseason, our game was very good and the victories will boost our confidence - says coach of the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław.

FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław - Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 73:61

The second rival of the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław during the summer preparatory workouts was Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych. The game was held on Saturday, August 25. In this friendly match, players of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław proved that their form is constantly growing and didn't give the opponent a chance to win. In the end, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław beat Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 73:61. Points for FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Dziewa 24, Krakowczyk 12, Kulon 12, Żeleźniak 6, Tomczak 6, Musiał 6, Michałek 4, Skibniewski 2, Zagórski 1, Leńczuk 0.

First preseason game - first win!

On Friday (August 24), FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław played for the first time during summer preseason. Its first rival was WKK Wrocław. FutureNet Śląsk won without problems and the final score was 89:75. Points for the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław: Musiał 19, Dziewa 17, Leńczuk 14, Tomczak 10, Skibniewski 9, Krakowczyk 7, Żeleźniak 5, Kulon 4, Michałek 1, Zagórski 1, Kutta 0.

Robert Skibniewski comments his return to FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

It will be his fourth time as a player of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. Robert Skibniewski, a 35-years old and very experienced playmaker, decided to return to the club after a few years spent in other Polish clubs: Anwil Włocławek, King Szczecin, GTK Gliwice and PGE Turów Zgorzelec. - After a few conversations with coach Radosław Hyży and CEO Michał Lizak, we managed to decide how my role in the club will look like. I'm very excited about this cooperation, it doesn't happen often to be a player and an assistant coach at the same time. as I noticed after a few trainings, other players are very motivated and put a lot of energy in workouts. I believe that when we mix it with my experience, It will let us reach our basic goal for the next season: to promote to Polish Extraleague. And I also can't rule out that it will be my last season in professional basketball - explains Robert Skibniewski.

The team's squad for the 2018/2019 season has been completed

The transfer of Robert Skibniewski is the last one done by the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław during summer. The squad of the team is completed and coach Radosław Hyży has 13 players at his disposal: Robert Skibniewski (point guard), Norbert Kulon (point or shooting guard), Karol Kutta (point guard), Sebastian Bożenko (point guard), Aleksander Leńczuk (shooting guard or small forward), Jakub Musiał (shooting guard), Tomasz Żeleźniak (small forward), Marcin Bluma (power forward or center), Aleksander Dziewa (power forward or center), Bartłomiej Pietras (power forward or center), Michał Sasik (center), Karol Michałek (center) and Maciej Krakowczyk (center).

Robert Skibniewski is back to the club

35-years old playmaker Robert Skibniewski has signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. He will play two roles - as a team member and also as an on-field assistant of coach Radosław Hyży. Last year, Robert Skibniewski played for 2 teams in Polish Extraleague: GTK Gliwice and PGE Turów Zgorzelec. He took his first basketball steps in youth teams of Śląsk Wrocław. In 2002, he won his first Polish championship with the club. In the next years, he represented clubs in Poland, Czech Republic and in Slovakia. Skibniewski has also an experience in Polish national team and four performances (2007, 2009, 2011, 2015) during European Championship. In the upcoming season, he will help the young and talented team with his playmaking skills and more than 10 years of experience in professional basketball.

Schedule of preseason friendly games has been revealed

The plan of friendly games during the preseason of FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has been revealed. The team led by coach Radosław Hyży from August 24 to September 22 will play at least five such games. By now, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław has five rivals confirmed: WKK Wrocław (August 24), Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych (August 25), AGH Kraków (September 1), Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych (September 4) and MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza (September 11). FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play also in three friendly tournaments: in Leszno (September 7-8, with Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno, GKS Tychy and Biofarm Basket Poznań), Kutno (September 17-18) and in Prudnik (September 21-22, with Pogoń Prudnik and Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno).

The schedule of Polish first basketball league has been revealed

It's only little more than a month until the start of the season in 1 league of basketball. The season will start on September 29th. 16 teams will fight for the promotion to the highest league and 5 of them are new in the competition. FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław will play its first game with Polfarmex Kutno. For the full schedule please visit the Games section below.

Bartłomiej Pietras joined FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

Bartłomiej Pietras signed a contract with FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław. He's 20-years old, 211 cm tall and can play as a power forward or as a center. During his career, he played for TKM Włocławek, Estudiantes Madrid in Spain and his previous club was Asseco Gdynia. With this last-mentioned team, Bartłomiej Pietrzak won Polish U-20 championship.

Start of preseason workouts

On August 6th, FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław started training before the new season in the Polish first basketball league. At the first training, coach Radosław Hyży had 13 players to work with: K. Kutta, N. Kulon, A. Leńczuk, M. Krakowczyk, T. Żeleźniak, M. Bluma, A. Dziewa, K. Michałek, M. Sasik, S. Bożenko, J. Malesa, S. Tomczak and M. Zagórski. - I really like the preparation time, because it's the best time to model the game of my players. It will be hard on my workouts - explains coach Radosław Hyży.

Preseason camp will start soon

A few weeks ago, the team decided to renew the contract of coach Radosław Hyży and also signed two new players: Norbert Kulon and Aleksander Leńczuk. In August, the team will return to training after the summer break. This month FutureNet Śląsk will also play the first friendly matches before the new season in Polish 1. league of basketball. The official match schedule will be announced soon, as well as names of new players who will play for the FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław next season.


Radosław Hyży

Radosław Hyży

Coach of the team

Robert Skibniewski

Robert Skibniewski

Point guard, assistant coach

Jan Malesa

Jan Malesa

Shooting guard

Tomasz Żeleźniak

Tomasz Żeleźniak

Small forward/Power forward

Jakub Musiał

Jakub Musiał

Point guard/Shooting guard

Bartłomiej Pietras

Bartłomiej Pietras


Aleksander Dziewa

Aleksander Dziewa

Power forward/Center

Norbert Kulon

Norbert Kulon

Point guard

Michał Sasik

Michał Sasik


Szymon Tomczak

Szymon Tomczak


Maksymilian Zagórski

Maksymilian Zagórski

Small forward/Power forward

Sebastian Bożenko

Sebastian Bożenko

Point guard

Karol Michałek

Karol Michałek


Aleksander Leńczuk

Aleksander Leńczuk

Shooting guard/Small forward

Krzysztof Jakóbczyk

Krzysztof Jakóbczyk

Shooting guard

Mateusz Jarmakowicz

Mateusz Jarmakowicz

Power forward

Kamil Wenzlaw

Kamil Wenzlaw

Physical coach

Łukasz Piwkowski

Łukasz Piwkowski

Physical coach

Marcin Janusiak

Marcin Janusiak



Team Pts. G W/L Home Away PSc-PLs +/- W-G
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PTS (Points), G (Games), W/L (Won/Lost), PSC-PLS (Points scored-Points lost), W-G (Wins-Games)




FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 89 - 75 WKK Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 73 - 61 Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 73 - 72 AGH Kraków
Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 66 - 75 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 102 - 86 Biofarm Basket Poznań
Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno 101 - 96 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 89 - 77 Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 93 - 76 WKK Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 92 - 91 KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz
Pogoń Prudnik 91 - 83 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 89 - 80 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 87 - 77 KKS Kutno
Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków 56 - 81 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 86 - 82 Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 94 - 61 GKS Tychy
SKK Siedlce 102 - 104 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz 77 - 100 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 101 - 80 Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg
AZS AGH Kraków 97 - 88 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 91 - 78 Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych
Biofarm Basket Poznań 70 - 79 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
Pogoń Prudnik 87 - 80 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 96 - 83 STK Czarni Słupsk
Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 86 - 91 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 91 - 72 WKK Wrocław
Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut 82 - 79 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
KKS Kutno 63 - 90 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 90 - 76 Elektrobud-Investment ZB Pruszków
Jamalex Polonia 1912 Leszno 88 - 102 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
GKS Tychy 94 - 87 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 121 - 79 SKK Siedlce
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 123 - 88 KS Księżak Syntex Łowicz
Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 75 - 72 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 86 - 70 Biofarm Basket Poznań
Energa Kotwica Kołobrzeg 80 - 76 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 98 - 75 Pogoń Prudnik
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 72 - 52 AZS AGH Kraków
STK Czarni Słupsk 80 - 71 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 101 - 92 Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz
WKK Wrocław 80 - 93 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 105 - 71 Rawlplug Sokół Łańcut
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 94 - 72 Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 94 - 85 Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych
Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 100 - 91 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
Górnik Trans.eu Wałbrzych 65 - 86 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 85 - 80 STK Czarni Słupsk
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 72 - 86 STK Czarni Słupsk
STK Czarni Słupsk 76 - 85 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
STK Czarni Słupsk 103 - 101 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 82 - 81 STK Czarni Słupsk
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 79 - 97 Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz
FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław 85 - 86 Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz
Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz 86 - 77 FutureNet Śląsk Wrocław

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