BNXT League

Can Aris climb to second place?

In the Dutch part of the BNXT League only one game will take place in this round. Only Aris Leeuwarden will continue its home game against The Hague Royals, the other four home teams have rescheduled their games in the hope that the audience will be allowed to attend.

By: Martin Hoekstra
Photo: Adrie Hoogesteger

Aris Leeuwarden is of course favorite in the game against The Hague Royals on Friday night (start 20.00 hours). The Frisians already won the game in The Hague 73-62 and can play in their own Kalverdijkje. The Hague Royals have only won one in nine games. Normally that would put them in last place, but because Yoast United played two games less the Royals are still in penultimate place.

That was a ranking that Aris Leeuwarden reached at the end of last season. How different is it this season? With a victory the formation of coach Vincent van Sliedregt can even climb to second place, although that picture is somewhat distorted by the uneven number of games played.

For Deividas Kumelis this is a special match. The Lithuanian made his debut in the Dutch Basketball League a few years ago as a playmaker for Aris Leeuwarden. He has been the point guard of The Hague Royals since last season.


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