2008–09 LEB Oro season

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2008-09 LEB season
League Liga Española de Baloncesto
Sport Basketball
Duration September 18, 2008-May 15, 2009
Regular season
Season champions Valladolid
Season MVP United States Jakim Donaldson (Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias)
Top scorer Spain Ricardo Guillén (Villa de Los Barrios)
Play-offs
Final Four champions Lucentum Alicante
  Final Four runners-up Melilla Baloncesto
LEB Oro seasons
← 2007-08
2009-10 →

The 2008–09 LEB season is the 13th season of the Liga Española de Baloncesto. The 612-game regular season (34 games for each of the 18 teams) began on Thursday, September 18, 2008, and will end on Friday, May 15, 2009. The champion of the regular season will be promoted to ACB. The teams between 2nd and 9th position will play a best of 3 games play off to see who plays the Final Four. Two bottom teams will be relegated to LEB Plata.

LEB Oro Regular season[edit]

Pos. Teams Pld W L PF PA Avg Qualification or relegation
1 CB Valladolid 34 25 9 2700 2476 +224 Promotion to Liga ACB
2 Lucentum Alicante 34 25 9 2742 2441 +301 Promotion playoffs
3 Melilla Baloncesto 34 23 11 2714 2554 +160
4 Leche Río Breogán 34 23 11 2661 2584 +77
5 Tenerife Rural 34 21 13 2879 2760 +119
6 Clínicas Rincón Axarquía 34 19 15 2659 2593 +66
7 CB Villa de Los Barrios 1 34 18 16 2594 2550 +44
8 Grupo Begar León 34 18 16 2558 2507 +51
9 Ford Burgos 34 18 16 2762 2708 +54
10 Plus Pujol Lleida 2 34 18 16 2715 2698 +17
11 Cáceres 2016 34 15 19 2542 2592 -50
12 CB Vic 3 34 15 19 2578 2664 -86
13 Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias 34 15 19 2614 2713 -99
14 UB La Palma 34 14 20 2528 2619 -91
15 Mallorca 34 12 22 2751 2913 -162
16 Gandía Bàsquet 4 34 11 23 2507 2677 -170
17 Illescas Urban CLM 34 8 26 2386 2623 -237 Relegation to LEB Plata
18 Beirasar Rosalía 34 8 26 2488 2706 -218

1 CB Villa de Los Barrios relegated due economic problems.
2 Plus Pujol Lleida relegated to Liga EBA due economic problems.
3 CB Vic relegated due economic problems and sold its berth to CB Sant Josep Girona.
4 Gandía Bàsquet relegated to Liga EBA due economic problems.

LEB Oro playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Each quarterfinal was a best-of-three (if third serie necessary) series between teams in the 2-9 positions, with the best-place team receiving home advantage. All opening games were played on May 19, 2009, and all second games were played on May 22. The deciding third games were played on May 24.

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg*
Lucentum Alicante 2 - 1 Ford Burgos 89-69 71-75 84-57
Melilla Baloncesto 2 - 0 Grupo Begar Léon 79-56 76-75
Leche Río Breogán 0 - 2 Villa de Los Barrios 81-89 58-76
Tenerife Rural 2 - 0 Clínicas Rincón Axarquía 83-77 67-66

* if necessary

Final Four[edit]

The Final Four is the last phase of the LEB Oro season, and is held over a weekend in Fuenlabrada. The semifinal games are played on May 30. The championship final is played on May 31.

Semifinals Finals
           
2 Lucentum Alicante 84
7 Villa de Los Barrios 81
2 Lucentum Alicante 72
3 Melilla Baloncesto 66
3 Melilla Baloncesto 91
5 Tenerife Rural 87

Stats Leaders[edit]

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1. United States Kammron Taylor Beirasar Rosalía 20 361 18.05
2. Spain Ricardo Guillén Villa de Los Barrios 34 605 17.79
3. United States Jason Detrick Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias 34 601 17.68
4. United States Thomas Terrell La Palma 31 531 17.13
5. Argentina Diego García Ford Burgos 33 565 17.12

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1. United States Jakim Donaldson Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias 34 323 9.50
2. Brazil Paulo Prestes Clínicas Rincón Axarquía 33 309 9.36
3. United States Robert Battle Valladolid 33 289 8.76
4. Spain Ricardo Guillén Villa de Los Barrios 34 265 7.79
5. United States Brian Cusworth Leche Río Breogán 28 205 7.32

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1. Argentina Diego Ciorciari Melilla Baloncesto 33 201 6.09
2. Spain Javier Mendiburu Plus Pujol Lleida 33 154 4.67
3. Spain Pedro Sala La Palma 34 141 4.15
4. Spain Juanjo Jiménez Illescas Urban CLM 34 129 3.79
5. Spain Daniel López Leche Río Breogán 30 113 3.77

MVP Week by Week[edit]

Date Player Team Efficiency
1 Dominican Republic Eulis Báez
United States Pat Carroll
Grupo Begar León
Beirasar Rosalia
30
2 United States Anthony Stacey
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nedžad Sinanović
Grupo Begar León
Ford Burgos
30
3 United States Jakim Donaldson Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias 32
4 Lebanon Antwain Barbour Tenerife Rural 33
5 Spain Ricardo Guillén Villa de Los Barrios 28
6 Dominican Republic Eulis Báez
Spain Juan Riera
Grupo Begar León
Mallorca
31
7 Spain Ricardo Guillén Villa de Los Barrios 51
8 United States Brian Cusworth Leche Río Breogán 31
9 United States Brian Cusworth Leche Río Breogán 41
10 Lebanon Antwain Barbour Tenerife Rural 54
11 United States Jason Blair Mallorca 30
12 United States Robert Battle Valladolid 41
13 United States Robert Battle Valladolid 30
14 Brazil Vítor Faverani Clínicas Rincón Axarquía 42
15 United States Jakim Donaldson Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias 39
16 Spain Ricardo Guillén Villa de Los Barrios 42
17 United States Wayne Simien Cáceres 2016 31
18 Brazil Paulo Prestes Clínicas Rincón Axarquía 43
19 Dominican Republic Eulis Báez Grupo Begar León 36
20 United States Jason Blair
Austria Martin Kohlmaier
Mallorca
La Palma
26
21 United States Jakim Donaldson Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias 35
22 United States Brian Cusworth Leche Río Breogán 35
23 United States Brian Cusworth Leche Río Breogán 31
24 Spain Juan Riera
Poland Michal Chylinski
Mallorca
Clínicas Rincón Axarquía
29
25 United States Jakim Donaldson Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias 37
26 Argentina Adrián Boccia Tenerife Rural 28
27 United States Brian Cusworth Leche Río Breogán 30
28 Argentina Diego Guaita Cáceres 2016 37
29 United States Brian Cusworth Leche Río Breogán 32
30 United States Zach Morley Gandía 29
31 United States Matt Kiefer Vic 37
32 Brazil Paulo Prestes Clínicas Rincón Axarquía 40
33 United States Charles Ramsdell
United States Jakim Donaldson
Beirasar Rosalía
Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias
34
34 Spain Daniel López Leche Río Breogán 38

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