2018–19 Israeli Basketball National League

The 2018–19 Israeli Basketball National League (or the Liga Leumit) is the 19th season of the Israeli Basketball National League. It started on October 31, 2018 with the first round of the regular season and ended on May 24, 2019 with the finals. Maccabi Haifa have won the championship after defeating Hapoel Galil Elyon 3–1 in a best of five series.[1]

Israeli Basketball National League
Season2018–19
Teams14
DatesOctober 31, 2018 –
May 24, 2019
TVSport 5
Final positions
ChampionsMaccabi Haifa
Runners-upHapoel Galil Elyon
RelegatedHapoel Kfar Saba
Maccabi Rehovot
Awards
Finals MVPUnited States Keron DeShields
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Jamaica Quintrell Thomas 29.3
Points Jamaica Quintrell Thomas 23.5
Rebounds Jamaica Quintrell Thomas 12.1
Assists Israel Naor Sharon 8.8

TeamsEdit

The following teams had changed divisions after the 2017–18 season:

Relegated from Premier League
Promoted from Liga Artzit

Venues and locationsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
Elitzur Eito Ashkelon Ashkelon Ashkelon Sports Arena 3,000
Elitzur Netanya Netanya Yeshurun Hall 1,000
Elitzur Yavne Yavne Ralf Klain Hall 600
Hapoel Afula Afula Nir Ha'emak Hall 1,000
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 Ramat Gan Givatayim Ramat Gan and Givatayim Zisman Hall 1,400
Ironi Kiryat Ata Kiryat Ata Ramaz Hall 1,000
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin Kiryat Motzkin Goshen Hall 750
Maccabi Ra'anana Ra'anana Metro West 1,850
Maccabi Rehovot Rehovot Katzir Hall 500
Maccabi Hod HaSharon Hod HaSharon Atidim Hall 400

League tableEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Maccabi Ra'anana 26 22 4 2441 2224 +217 48 Advance to playoffs
2 Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 26 17 9 2210 2073 +137 43
3 Hapoel Galil Elyon 26 17 9 2084 1996 +88 43
4 Maccabi Haifa 26 16 10 2226 2110 +116 42
5 Hapoel Afula 26 15 11 2301 2221 +80 41
6 Elitzur Eito Ashkelon 26 14 12 2101 2111 −10 40
7 Ironi Kiryat Ata 26 13 13 2141 2120 +21 39
8 Elitzur Yavne 26 12 14 2092 2116 −24 38
9 Elitzur Netanya 26 12 14 2214 2166 +48 38 Advance to playouts
10 Hapoel Haifa 26 11 15 2348 2414 −66 37
11 Maccabi Hod HaSharon 26 10 16 2189 2238 −49 36
12 Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim 26 10 16 2069 2222 −153 36
13 Maccabi Rehovot 26 9 17 2151 2211 −60 35
14 Hapoel Kfar Saba 26 4 22 2047 2392 −345 30
Updated to match(es) played on April 2, 2019. Source: ibasketball.co.il

PlayoutsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Hapoel Haifa 31 15 16 2806 2856 −50 46
2 Elitzur Netanya 31 14 17 2664 2620 +44 45
3 Maccabi Hod HaSharon 31 13 18 2629 2679 −50 44
4 Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim 31 13 18 2506 2650 −144 44
5 Maccabi Rehovot (R) 31 11 20 2608 2646 −38 42 Relegation to Liga Artzit
6 Hapoel Kfar Saba (R) 31 5 26 2441 2828 −387 36
Updated to match(es) played on May 1, 2019. Source: ibasketball.co.il
(R) Relegated

PlayoffsEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
1
Maccabi Ra'anana
2
 
 
 
8
Elitzur Yavne
1
 
Maccabi Ra'anana0
 
 
 
Maccabi Haifa3
 
4
Maccabi Haifa
2
 
 
 
5
Hapoel Afula
1
 
Maccabi Haifa3
 
 
 
Hapoel Galil Elyon1
 
2
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
2
 
 
 
7
Ironi Kiryat Ata
1
 
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin1
 
 
 
Hapoel Galil Elyon3
 
3
Hapoel Galil Elyon
2
 
 
6
Elitzur Eito Ashkelon
1
 

Statistical leadersEdit

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Quintrell Thomas Maccabi Hod HaSharon 23.5
2   Jarmar Gulley Maccabi Ra'anana 23.4
3   Jahmar Young Hapoel Haifa 22.6
4   Sammy Yeager Hapoel Afula 21.8
5   Marcus Relphorde Maccabi Rehovot 20.0

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Naor Sharon Hapoel Haifa 8.8
2   Guni Israeli Hapoel Galil Elyon 7.7
3   Ziv Ben-Zvi Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin 6.6
4   Yuval Naimy Maccabi Rehovot 6.3
5   Niv Berkowitz Elitzur Eito Ashkelon 5.8

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Quintrell Thomas Maccabi Hod HaSharon 12.1
2   Jeff Allen Hapoel Haifa 11.7
3   Marvin Jefferson Elitzur Netanya 11.5
4   Billy McShepard Elitzur Eito Ashkelon 11.4
5   Brandon Edwards Elitzur Yavne 11.0

EfficiencyEdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Quintrell Thomas Maccabi Hod HaSharon 29.3
2   Jarmar Gulley Maccabi Ra'anana 24.6
3   Jeff Allen Hapoel Haifa 24.2
4   Brandon Edwards Elitzur Yavne 24.1
5   Billy McShepard Elitzur Eito Ashkelon 24.0

Other statisticsEdit

Category Player Team Average
Steals   Jarmar Gulley Maccabi Ra'anana
2.5
Blocks   Jo Lual-Acuil Hapoel Galil Elyon
2.3
Turnovers   Naor Sharon Hapoel Haifa
3.7
Minutes   Naor Sharon Hapoel Haifa
36:36
2P%   Tyler Smith Elitzur Eito Ashkelon
66.0%
3P%   Noam Laish Hapoel Haifa
44.1%
FT%   Eyal Shulman Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim
88.9%

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

AwardsEdit

Finals MVPEdit

Pos. Player Team
G   Keron DeShields Maccabi Haifa

Source: @LeumitBBall

Regular Season Best ImportEdit

Pos. Player Team
F   Jarmar Gulley Maccabi Ra'anana

Source: @LeumitBBall

Most Improved PlayerEdit

Pos. Player Team
F   Hen Halfon Elitzur Eito Ashkelon

Source: @LeumitBBall

Rising StarEdit

Pos. Player Team
G   Eidan Alber Hapoel Kfar Saba

Source: @LeumitBBall

Coach of the YearEdit

Coach Team
  Avner Yaor Maccabi Ra'anana

Source: @LeumitBBall

All-League First TeamEdit

First Team
Pos. Player Team
G   Guni Israeli Hapoel Galil Elyon
G   Ziv Ben-Zvi Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin
G   Niv Berkowitz Elitzur Eito Ashkelon
F   Jarmar Gulley Maccabi Ra'anana
C   Quintrell Thomas Maccabi Hod HaSharon

Source: @LeumitBBall

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ברוכים השבים: הירוקים בליגת ווינר סל". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). May 24, 2019. Retrieved May 25, 2019.