Not only basketball 5 on 5. We have national team players in 3x3 basketball

Three our players represented Czech Republic on the first European Games in Baku. Kamil Svrdlik, Jan Tomanec and Roman Zachrla were members of Czech basketball 3x3 team. Event in Baku was another big step of basketball 3x3 to Olympic games and Czech players helped the new basketball discipline to fascinate IOC observers thanks their attractive game.

Czech team lost on the start game with home Azerbaijan with naturalized American player. Czech guys had to win another two games because of the pest starting position to play-off. They won games against Andorra and Switzerland and went to play-off from the second position.

Czechs faced in the eight-final European champions from Romania leaded by 3x3 basketball legend Angel Santana. It was really thriller game, which Czech team decided in overtime and gain quarter-final ticket. Best scorer of this match was Jan Tomanec with 10 points.

But in the second play-off round waited team of Russia. Czech team fought despite big deficit from the first minutes. There was big chance to beat favored team, when Czechs cut Russian leading, but one tactical failure gave Russia new energy and they ended the game before time limit by scoring 21 points. Czech leaders were Zachrla with 8 points and Tomanec with 7 points.

Tomanec and Zachrla were best Czech scorers on the tournament. Svrdlik fought in the paint, what was his excellent role in successful Czech team. Czechs showed, if they will more practice and play games in 3x3 basketball, the big medal might not be only dream.

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