2017–18 Israeli Basketball National League

The 2017–18 Israeli Basketball National League (or the Liga Leumit) is the 18th season of the Israeli Basketball National League. It started on October 15, 2017 with the first round of the regular season and ended on May 22, 2018 with the finals. Hapoel Be'er Sheva have won the championship after defeating Maccabi Kiryat Gat 3–0 in a best of five series.[1]

Israeli Basketball National League
Season2017–18
DatesOctober 15, 2017–
May 22, 2018
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)Sport 5
Regular season
Season MVPIsrael Robert Rothbart
RelegatedHapoel Migdal HaEmek
Finals
ChampionsHapoel Be'er Sheva
  Runners-upMaccabi Kiryat Gat
Finals MVPUnited States Storm Warren
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Israel Robert Rothbart 26.2
Points United States Storm Warren 21.9
Rebounds Cuba Ismael Romero 12.8
Assists United States Vernon Teel 8.1

TeamsEdit

The following teams had changed divisions after the 2016–17 season:

Relegated from Premier League
Promoted from Liga Artzit

Venues and locationsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
Elitzur Yavne Yavne Ralf Klain Hall 600
Hapoel Afula Afula Nir Ha'emak Hall 1,000
Hapoel Be'er Sheva Be'er Sheva Conch Arena 3,000
Hapoel Galil Elyon/Safed Upper Galilee and Safed HaPais Kfar Blum 2,200
Hapoel Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000
Hapoel Kfar Saba Kfar Saba HaYovel Kfar Saba 680
Hapoel Migdal HaEmek Migdal HaEmek Yearot HaEmek 850
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim Ramat Gan and Givatayim Zisman Hall 1,400
Ironi Kiryat Ata Kiryat Ata Ramaz Hall 1,000
Maccabi Hod HaSharon Hod HaSharon Atidim Hall 400
Maccabi Kiryat Gat Kiryat Gat Ashkelon Sports Arena 3,000
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin Kiryat Motzkin Goshen Hall 750
Maccabi Ra'anana Ra'anana Metro West 1,850
Maccabi Rehovot Rehovot Katzir Hall 500

League tableEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 26 19 7 2283 2182 +101 45 Advance to playoffs
2 Ironi Kiryat Ata 26 18 8 2285 2146 +139 44
3 Hapoel Be'er Sheva 26 18 8 2221 2131 +90 44
4 Maccabi Rehovot 26 18 8 2140 1991 +149 44
5 Maccabi Ra'anana 26 18 8 2240 2124 +116 44
6 Hapoel Galil Elyon 26 14 12 2208 2094 +114 40
7 Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim 26 12 14 2155 2143 +12 38
8 Hapoel Kfar Saba 26 11 15 2000 2108 −108 37
9 Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 26 11 15 2077 2176 −99 37 Advance to playouts
10 Elitzur Yavne 26 10 16 2156 2222 −66 36
11 Hapoel Haifa 26 9 17 2052 2131 −79 35
12 Hapoel Afula 26 9 17 2144 2206 −62 35
13 Maccabi Hod HaSharon 26 9 17 2174 2305 −131 35
14 Hapoel Migdal HaEmek 26 6 20 2152 2328 −176 32
Updated to match(es) played on April 10, 2018. Source: ibasketball.co.il

PlayoutsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Elitzur Yavne 31 14 17 2577 2632 −55 45
2 Hapoel Afula 31 13 18 2568 2598 −30 44
3 Maccabi Hod HaSharon 31 12 19 2595 2700 −105 43
4 Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 31 12 19 2513 2641 −128 43
5 Hapoel Haifa 31 11 20 2429 2509 −80 42
6 Hapoel Migdal HaEmek (R) 31 7 24 2605 2820 −215 38 Relegation to Liga Artzit
Updated to match(es) played on May 1, 2018. Source: ibasketball.co.il
(R) Relegated

PlayoffsEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
1
Maccabi Kiryat Gat
2
 
 
 
8
Hapoel Kfar Saba
1
 
Maccabi Kiryat Gat3
 
 
 
Maccabi Rehovot0
 
4
Maccabi Rehovot
2
 
 
 
5
Maccabi Ra'anana
1
 
Maccabi Kiryat Gat0
 
 
 
Hapoel Be'er Sheva 3
 
2
Ironi Kiryat Ata
1
 
 
 
7
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim
2
 
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim2
 
 
 
Hapoel Be'er Sheva3
 
3
Hapoel Be'er Sheva
2
 
 
6
Hapoel Galil Elyon
1
 

Statistical leadersEdit

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Storm Warren Hapoel Be'er Sheva 21.9
2   Ismael Romero Hapoel Haifa 21.0
3   Folarin Campbell Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 21.0
4   Jimmy Hall Hapoel Migdal HaEmek 20.4
5   Byron Wesley Hapoel Kfar Saba 20.2

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Vernon Teel Maccabi Hod HaSharon 8.1
2   Nimrod Tishman Maccabi Kiryat Gat 5.8
3   Guy Lavie Maccabi Ra'anana 5.7
4   Folarin Campbell Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 5.5
5   Gal Gilinski Hapoel Galil Elyon 5.3

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Ismael Romero Hapoel Haifa 12.8
2   Robert Rothbart Maccabi Kiryat Gat 12.2
3   Jimmy Hall Hapoel Migdal HaEmek 11.3
4   Brandon Edwards Hapoel Galil Elyon 10.9
5   Germain Jordan Elitzur Yavne 10.8

EfficiencyEdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Robert Rothbart Maccabi Kiryat Gat 26.2
2   Brandon Edwards Hapoel Galil Elyon 25.2
3   Samme Givens Maccabi Ra'anana 24.2
4   Jeff Allen Hapoel Afula 24.1
5   Storm Warren Hapoel Be'er Sheva 23.6

Other statisticsEdit

Category Player Team Average
Steals   Vernon Teel Maccabi Hod HaSharon 3.0
Blocks   Robert Rothbart Maccabi Kiryat Gat 2.0
Turnovers   Folarin Campbell Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 4.3
Minutes   Vernon Teel Maccabi Hod HaSharon 38:16
2P%   Brandon Edwards Hapoel Galil Elyon 62.7%
3P%   Tony Younger Hapoel Be'er Sheva 43.6%
FT%   Rashad Madden Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim 82.6%

Source: ibasketball.co.il Archived 2020-01-26 at the Wayback Machine

AwardsEdit

Finals MVPEdit

Pos. Player Team
F/C   Storm Warren Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Regular Season MVPEdit

Pos. Player Team
C   Robert Rothbart Maccabi Kiryat Gat

Coach of the YearEdit

Coach Team
  Yaniv Burger Hapoel Be'er Sheva

All-League First TeamEdit

First Team
Pos. Player Team
G   Guy Lavie Maccabi Ra'anana
G   Nimrod Tishman Maccabi Kiryat Gat
F   Malik Cooke Ironi Kiryat Ata
F/C   Storm Warren Hapoel Be'er Sheva
C   Robert Rothbart Maccabi Kiryat Gat

Source: EuroBasket.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hapoel Beer Sheva lift National League title". basket.co.il. May 23, 2018.