2019-20Regular SeasonRound 9
December 11, 2019 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 GDYNIA ARENA
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Records

3-5 Regular Season 3-5
3-5 Overall 3-5

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

In a battle of two teams trying to claim the final remaining ticket to the Top 16 from Group D, Arka hosts Trento on Wednesday. Both can do so this week; Arka clinches fourth place if it wins and Buducnost VOLI Podgorica loses against Galatasaray Doga Sigorta Istanbul. Trento goes through if it wins by more than 20 points or it wins by more than 11 points and Buducnost loses. Trento is eliminated with a loss.

Earlier this season

Arka bested Trento 80-91 in Round 4 after taking charge with a 0-12 second-quarter run to lead 32-44 at halftime. Ben Emelogu led Arka with 17 points on 5-of-10 three-point shooting and Bartlomiej Woloszyn added 11 points and 8 assists for the winners. Justin Knox had a monster double-double of 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting and 14 rebounds in a losing effort

Keys to victory: Arka

Scoring has been Arka's Achilles heel this season; despite strong defense, it has struggled at times to get going on the other end and its 69.9 points per game are second-fewest in the competition. This week Arka faces a Trento defense that has allowed the fourth-most points (82.9). Raising its shooting numbers (45.3% 2FG, 29.1% 3FG), which are second-worst in the EuroCup, are vital to winning at home this week.

Keys to victory: Trento

With starting point guard Aaron Craft sidelined, Trento will lean on veteran playmaker Toto Forray and swingmen James Blackmon and Alessandro Gentile to guide the offense. While the trio is capable of making sure Trento is on the right offensive path, replacing Craft's EuroCup leading 2.7 steals per game and the pressure he puts on opposing play will be more difficult. Trento must step up as a team on defense to improve its chances.

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Asseco Arka Gdynia
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREENE, PHILLIP G 1.83 27
2 HAMMONDS, LEYTON F 1.98 25
3 BOSTIC, JOSH G 1.96 32
4 MOORE, ARMANI F 1.95 25
7 SZUBARGA, KRZYSZTOF G 1.78 35
8 MALCZYK, MARCIN F 1.94 37
10 EMELOGU, BEN F 1.96 25
11 WOLOSZYN, BARTLOMIEJ F 1.95 33
14 CZERLONKO, WOJCIECH F 1.96 24
22 KASZOWSKI, MATEUSZ G 1.88 18
23 KAMINSKI, GRZEGORZ F 2.00 19
33 UPSON, DEVONTE C 2.06 26
34 HRYCANIUK, ADAM C 2.06 35
91 WYKA, DARIUSZ C 2.09 28
Dolomiti Energia Trento
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 KELLY, RASHARD F 2.03 24
1 BLACKMON, JAMES G 1.93 24
4 CRAFT, AARON G 1.88 28
5 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO F 2.01 27
6 JOVANOVIC, IGOR G 1.90 17
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE F 2.03 28
9 MIAN, FABIO F 1.96 27
10 FORRAY, TOTO G 1.87 33
13 KNOX, JUSTIN C 2.06 30
14 MEZZANOTTE, ANDREA F 2.08 21
20 VOLTOLINI, ALESSANDRO G 1.90 17
23 LADURNER, MAXIMILIAN C 2.06 18
24 KING, GEORGE F 1.98 25
25 LECHTHALER, LUCA C 2.06 33
34 PICARELLI, MATTEO G 1.90 18

Player Stats

Bostic, J. / 12.9 Upson, D. / 9.8 Hammonds, L. / 9.5
Knox, J. / 14.4 Blackmon, J. / 13.0 Gentile, A. / 12.1
Upson, D. / 5.5 Hrycaniuk, A. / 4.8
Knox, J. / 7.0 Kelly, R. / 5.0
Szubarga, K. / 4.5 Bostic, J. / 3.5
Craft, A. / 7.9 Gentile, A. / 2.6
Bostic, J. / 1.0 Moore, A. / 1.0
Craft, A. / 2.7 Kelly, R. / 1.6 Forray, A. / 1.1
Upson, D. / 0.8
Knox, J. / 0.5 King, G. / 0.5
2PT
Hammonds, L. / 59.5% Upson, D. / 57.1% Hrycaniuk, A. / 41.5%
Craft, A. / 64.7% Knox, J. / 64.3% Kelly, R. / 56.1%
3PT
Emelogu, B. / 44.7% Woloszyn, B. / 28.1% Szubarga, K. / 26.7%
King, G. / 48.0% Blackmon, J. / 41.3% Forray, A. / 39.1%
FT
Bostic, J. / 85.7% Upson, D. / 71.0%
PIR
Upson, D. / 13.0
Knox, J. / 18.4 Craft, A. / 16.7 Gentile, A. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
69.9 Points 78.0
36.9 Rebounds 32.0
10.9 O. Rebounds 8.9
26.0 D. Rebounds 23.1
14.4 Assists 16.9
6.0 Steals 7.4
1.4 Blocks 1.4
45.3% 2PT 54.0%
29.1% 3PT 34.5%
75.3% FT 79.0%
68.1 PIR 81.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
75.5 Points 82.9
38.4 Rebounds 33.6
9.0 O. Rebounds 9.8
29.4 D. Rebounds 23.9
15.0 Assists 17.6
7.3 Steals 7.4
2.5 Blocks 2.5
53.9% 2PT 55.4%
26.6% 3PT 35.3%
73.8% FT 77.2%
84.5 PIR 95.3
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Asseco Arka Gdynia vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento

· This will be just the second time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

· Earlier this season, Arka took the road win, 80-91.

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Asseco Arka Gdynia

Streaks
Leyton Hammonds has collected at least one steal in his last 7 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Leyton Hammonds posted his career high in index rating with 15 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.
Leyton Hammonds posted his career high in points with 15 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.
Krzysztof Szubarga posted his career high in index rating with 16 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.
Ben Emelogu posted his career high in points with 17 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.
Bartlomiej Woloszyn posted his career high in index rating with 14 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.
Bartlomiej Woloszyn posted his career high in assists with 8 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.
Devonte Upson posted his career high in index rating with 22 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.
Devonte Upson posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 4 for Arka Gdynia against Dolomiti Energia Trento on October 23, 2019.

Team Records
Arka recorded its highest team assists in EuroCup play this century, 24, against Trento on October 23, 2019.

Season Rankings
Asseco Arka Gdynia Devonte Upson is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 60.4% .
Asseco Arka Gdynia Devonte Upson is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 70.9% .
Asseco Arka Gdynia Devonte Upson is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.2 per game.
Asseco Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 4.5 per game.
Asseco Arka Gdynia Josh Bostic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 85.7% .

Dolomiti Energia Trento

Roster
Aaron Craft will miss the next weeks due to injury.

Streaks
Aaron Craft has dished at least 4 assists in his last 10 EuroCup games.
Craft has collected at least 1 steal in his last 10 EuroCup games.
Craft has racked a PIR of at least 12 in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Justin Knox posted his career high in index rating with 33 for Dolomiti Energia Trento against Arka Gdynia on October 23, 2019.
Justin Knox posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 11 for Dolomiti Energia Trento against Arka Gdynia on October 23, 2019.
Justin Knox posted his career high in total rebounds with 14 for Dolomiti Energia Trento against Arka Gdynia on October 23, 2019.

Season Rankings
Dolomiti Energia Trento Aaron Craft is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.7% .
Dolomiti Energia Trento Aaron Craft is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 343.7% .
Dolomiti Energia Trento Aaron Craft is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 7.8 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Aaron Craft is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 2.7 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Alessandro Gentile is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.5 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento George King is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 48.0% .
Dolomiti Energia Trento James Blackmon is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.3 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 64.3% .
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 14.3 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.2% .
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.6 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.8 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 67.6% .
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.0 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 7.0 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Justin Knox is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.3 per game.
Dolomiti Energia Trento Rashard Kelly is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.6 per game.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 0
Asseco Arka Gdynia Dolomiti Energia Trento
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Asseco Arka Gdynia
Home record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 0-0
Away record vs. Dolomiti Energia Trento: 1-0
Dolomiti Energia Trento
Home record vs. Asseco Arka Gdynia: 0-1
Away record vs. Asseco Arka Gdynia: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 23 October 2019 Regular Season Dolomiti Energia Trento 80 - 91 Asseco Arka Gdynia