2015–16 Israeli Basketball Super League

The 2015–2016 Israeli Basketball Super League was the 62nd season of the Israeli Basketball Super League. The regular season started on October 11, 2015 and ended on March 6, 2016. The last game was played on June 9, 2016.

Israeli Basketball Super League
Competition details
Season 2015–2016
Teams 12
Games played 363 (regular season)
Dates October 11, 2015 – June 9, 2016
TV Sport 5
Channel 1
Final positions
Champions Maccabi Rishon LeZion (1st title)
Runners-up Hapoel Jerusalem
Relegated Ironi Nes Ziona
Awards
MVP United States Darryl Monroe
Final Four MVP United States Darryl Monroe
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Darryl Monroe
24.2
Points United States Will Clyburn
20.9
Rebounds Nigeria Alade Aminu
9.9
Assists Israel Gal Mekel
7.4
Records
Biggest home win 40-Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.
Highest scoring 116-Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.
Winning streak 12-Hapoel Jerusalem B.C.
Average attendance 2,372[1]
^1 Sponsored league name, referring to Winner.
Israeli basketball in 2015–16
League
(Final Four)
State Cup League Cup

This season, the league had a different format. After the eight best teams qualified for the Playoffs, the winners of the series would play in a Final Four tournament.

Hapoel Jerusalem was the defending champion. Hapoel failed to reclaim its title, because Maccabi Rishon LeZion won in the Final. It was the first championship ever for Rishon LeZion.

TeamsEdit

Maccabi Kiryat Gat has been promoted to the league after winning 2014–15 National League. Hapoel Gilboa Galil, who finished last season, relegated from the Super League.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Bnei Herzliya Herzliya HaYovel Herzliya 1,500
Maccabi Kiryat Gat Kiryat Gat Ashkelon Sports Arena 3,000
Hapoel Holon Holon Holon Toto Hall 5,400
Hapoel Jerusalem Jerusalem Pais Arena 11,000
Ironi Nahariya Nahariya Ein Sarah 2,000
Ironi Nes Ziona Nes Ziona Lev Hamoshava 1,300
Maccabi Ashdod Ashdod HaKiriya Arena 2,200
Hapoel Eilat Eilat Begin Arena 1,690
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Rishon LeZion Beit Maccabi Rishon 2,200
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 10,383
Hapoel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Drive in Arena 3,500

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Jerusalem 33 27 6 2886 2572 +314 Advance to Playoffs
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 33 24 9 2826 2521 +305
3 Maccabi Haifa 33 19 14 2565 2482 +83
4 Ironi Nahariya 33 18 15 2547 2611 −64
5 Hapoel Eilat 33 17 16 2636 2677 −41
6 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 33 16 17 2659 2644 +15
7 Bnei Herzliya 33 15 18 2690 2733 −43
8 Hapoel Tel Aviv 33 15 18 2698 2678 +20
9 Maccabi Ashdod 33 14 19 2719 2813 −94
10 Hapoel Holon 33 12 21 2567 2715 −148
11 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 33 11 22 2627 2785 −158
12 Ironi Nes Ziona 33 10 23 2591 2780 −189 Relegation to Liga Leumit
Source: Basket.co.il

PlayoffsEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

The Quarterfinals were played as best-of-five playoff series. The higher ranked team hosted games 1, 3 and 5 (if necessary). The lower ranked team hosted games 2 and 4 (if necessary). The Quarterfinals started on May 19 and ended on June 1.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Hapoel Jerusalem 3–2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 99–97 85–87 90–73 84–93 86–84
Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–0 Bnei Herzliya 76–75 68–51 81–54
Maccabi Haifa 2–3 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 69–71 71–89 83–66 75–65 60–70
Ironi Nahariya 0–3 Hapoel Eilat 75–82 77–80 85–86

Final fourEdit

 
Semi-finals
6 June
Final
9 June
 
      
 
 
 
 
Hapoel Jerusalem82
 
 
 
Hapoel Eilat78
 
Hapoel Jerusalem77
 
 
 
Maccabi Rishon LeZion83
 
Maccabi Tel Aviv69
 
 
Maccabi Rishon LeZion71
 

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Qualification or relegation
1
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Qualified for 2016–17 Champions League Regular season
2
Hapoel Jerusalem Wild card for 2016–17 Eurocup Basketball
3
Maccabi Tel Aviv Automatically qualified for 2016–17 Euroleague
4
Hapoel Eilat
5
Maccabi Haifa
6
Ironi Nahariya Qualification for the Champions League First qualifying round
7
Bnei Herzliya Qualification for the FIBA Europe Cup
8
Hapoel Tel Aviv
9
Maccabi Ashdod
10
Hapoel Holon
11
Maccabi Kiryat Gat
12
Ironi Nes Ziona Relegated to the Ligat Leumit

Statistical leadersEdit

As of 22 April 2016.[2]

EfficiencyEdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Darryl Monroe Maccabi Rishon LeZion 25.0
2   Paul Delaney Maccabi Kiryat Gat 23.5
3   Alade Aminu Hapoel Eilat 22.6

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Will Clyburn Hapoel Holon 20.4
2   Charles Thomas Maccabi Ashdod 20.4
3   Diante Garrett Maccabi Ashdod 18.8

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Alade Aminu Hapoel Eilat 9.9
2   Richard Howell Ironi Nahariya 9.6
3   Darryl Monroe Maccabi Rishon LeZion 8.8

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Niv Berkowitz Ironi Nahariya 6.7
2   Gregory Vargas Hapoel Haifa 6.6
3   Diante Garrett Maccabi Ashdod 6.0

Season highsEdit

Category Player Club
Points
46
  Nate Robinson Hapoel Tel Aviv
Rebounds
20
  Richard Howell Ironi Nahariya
Assists
16
  Gal Mekel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Blocks
6
5 occasions
Steals
7
  Paul Delaney (2 times) Maccabi Kiryat Gat

Source: RealGM

All-Star GameEdit

The 2016 Israeli League All-star event was held on 25 March 2016, at the Begin Arena in Eilat.

25 March
Israeli All-Stars 143–118 International All-Stars
Scoring by quarter: 41-25, 39-34, 24-35, 39-24
Pts: Kadir 21
Rebs: Kadir 9
Asts: Berkovitz 8
Pts: Garrett 18
Rebs: Garrett 8
Asts: Garrett 5
Begin Arena , Eilat
Attendance: 1,690

Three-point shootoutEdit

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First round Final round
G   Isaiah Swann (W) Maccabi Haifa 21 16
F   Guy Pnini Maccabi Tel Aviv 22 14
G   Amit Simhon Hapoel Eilat 19 -
G    Michael Umeh Ironi Nahariya 19 -
G   Aviram Zelekovits Bnei Herzliya 16 -
G   Yotam Halperin Hapoel Jerusalem 14 -
G   Afik Nissim Hapoel Eilat 13 -
G   Yuval Naimi Ironi Nes Ziona 9 -

Slam Dunk ContestEdit

Contestants
Pos. Player Team First round Second round Final round
F   Gilbert Brown (W) Ironi Nahariya 50 45 46
F   John Williamson Hapoel Tel Aviv 50 45 45
F   Karam Mashour Bnei Herzliya 50 42 -
C    Alade Aminu Hapoel Eilat 44 42 -
G   Diante Garrett Maccabi Ashdod 41 47 -

AwardsEdit

Regular season MVPEdit

All-BSL 1st teamEdit

All-BSL 2nd teamEdit

Coach of the SeasonEdit

Rising StarEdit

Best DefenderEdit

Most Improved PlayerEdit

Sixth Man of the SeasonEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "כדורסל ישראלי | עונת | נתוני צופים לפי קבוצה לעונת 2015-16". Basket.co.il. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  2. ^ "Israeli Basketball, News, Teams, Scores, Stats, Standings, Awards". eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2016-06-10.