After some leisurely summer time the time has come for a new dose of excitement. Energa Basket Liga is first up, with the yellow-and-blue's following that up with the 7DAYS EuroCup. WKS Śląsk Wrocław and HydroTruck Radom started out first in the PLK, with Silesia winning the first match 111:95. Time for Gdynia, with Asseco Arka Gdynia competing against PGE Spójnia at Stargard on Saturday, 28th of September at 12:40.
Both teams have undergone some fine tuning and undergone staff changes. Coach Przemysław Frasunkiewicz has kept the team captain, Krzysztof Szubarga, his wonderful thrower Josh Bostic and the solid Bartłomiej Wołoszyn and Dariusz Wyka.
Gdynia's core has been boosted by 4 US players: playmaker Phil Greene, forwards Ben Emelogu, Leyton Hammonds and center Devonte Upson, as well as the Polish defender Adam Hrycaniuk. Forwards Marcin malczyk and Wojciech Czerlonko complete the picture, along with a pack of young wolf cubs: the strong forward Grzegorz Kamiński, the brain of Asseco's junior squad playmaker Mateusz Kaszowski and his older brother Marcin Kowalczyk.
On the opposite side of the court, coach Kamil Piechucki has made some changes himself. Piotr Pamuła and Adam Brenka were joined by other polish players, the tall Mateusz Kostrzewski, playmaker Tomasz Śnieg and a duo of forward, Bartosz Bochno and Kacper Młynarski.
The polish players are supported by the centers Peter Olisemeka, the US Justin Tuoyo and his compatriot, defender Raymond Cowels, and the Lithuanian playmaker Jokubas Gintvainis.
It looks like an interesting match ahead of us, with Asseco holding seemingly stronger cards. Will it be enough to win? Time will tell. Coach Frasunkiewicz's team has managed to balance their front and backcourt - now is time to see whether they have managed to get along.
Please feel invited to watching the match at 12:30 on Polsat Sport. We are Asseco!