Baltic Basketball League

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Baltic Basketball League
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 Baltic Basketball League
Baltic Basketball League logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded 2004
No. of teams 22
Country  Estonia
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Finland
 Russia
Continent Europe
Most recent champion(s) Lithuania Šiauliai
(1st title)
Most titles Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
(5 titles)
TV partner(s) Viasat Sport Baltic
Official website BBL.net

Baltic Basketball League (BBL) is the Baltic states basketball league founded in 2004.

The league mainly focuses on teams from the Baltic states but teams from Sweden, Russia, Kazakhstan and most recently from Finland have participated in the Baltic League.

For the 2014–15 season, the format of the BBL includes a regular season composed by two groups of six teams and one group of seven teams. Later, the format is similar as Eurocup with a Top 16 and a knockout stage with double legged series. The three teams participating in FIBA EuroChallenge and Eurocup competitions – Šiauliai, Tartu Ülikool/Rock and Ventspils – will begin their journey at the start of the playoffs, seeded respectively first, second and third based on last season’s results.

Baltic Basketball League also features a Baltic Basketball League Cup competition before the beginning of the regular season since 2008.

Current teams[edit]

These are the teams that are participating in 2014–15 season:

Baltic League Champions[edit]

Elite Division Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner Up 1st leg 2nd leg Host City
2004–05 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 64–60 Lithuania Vilnius
2005–06 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas 86–74 Estonia Tallinn
2006–07 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas 81–77 Latvia Rīga
2007–08 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 86–84 Lithuania Šiauliai
2008–09 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas 97–74 Estonia Tartu
2009–10 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 73–66 Lithuania Vilnius
2010–11 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Latvia VEF Rīga 75–67 Lithuania Kaunas
2011–12 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 74–70 Lithuania Šiauliai
2012–13 Latvia Ventspils Lithuania Prienai 91–69 70–73 Lithuania Prienai & Latvia Ventspils
2013–14 Lithuania Šiauliai Lithuania Prienai 62–57 78–66 Lithuania Prienai & Lithuania Šiauliai

Challenge Cup Champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner Up 1st leg 2nd leg Host City
2007–08 Lithuania Nevėžis Latvia VEF Rīga 81–68 Latvia Rīga
2008–09 Lithuania Sakalai Latvia VEF Rīga 84–77 Lithuania Utena
2009–10 Sweden Norrköping Dolphins Lithuania Rūdupis 77–87 107–72 Lithuania Prienai & Sweden Norrköping
2010–11 Lithuania Juventus Lithuania KK Kaunas 87–81 89–72 Lithuania Kaunas & Lithuania Utena
2011–12 Lithuania Lietkabelis Estonia Rakvere Tarvas 89–74 71–82 Estonia Rakvere & Lithuania Panevėžys

BBL Cup Winners[edit]

Season Winner Finalist Score Host City
2008 Lithuania Lietuvos rytas Latvia Barons/LMT 80–78 Latvia Rīga
2009 Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 83–78 Lithuania Kaunas
2010 Estonia Tartu Ülikool/Rock Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 61–57 Estonia Tartu
2011 Latvia VEF Rīga Estonia Tartu Ülikool 95–69 Estonia Tartu
2012 Estonia Rakvere Tarvas Latvia Liepāja/Triobet 80–71 Estonia Rakvere
2013 Lithuania Nevėžis Estonia Tartu Ülikool/Rock 82–64 Lithuania Kėdainiai

Baltic League Awards[edit]

Regular Season MVP[edit]

Season Player Team
2004–05 United States Tanoka Beard Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2005–06 Lithuania Darjuš Lavrinovič Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2006–07 United States Travis Reed Estonia Kalev/Cramo
2007–08 Serbia Vladimir Štimac Latvia Valmiera
2008–09 Lithuania Paulius Jankūnas Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2009–10 United States Alex Renfroe Latvia VEF Rīga
2010–11 Belarus Artsiom Parakhouski Latvia VEF Rīga
2011–12 Lithuania Valdas Vasylius Lithuania Šiauliai
2012–13 Lithuania Gediminas Orelik Lithuania Prienai
2013–14 United States Travis Leslie Lithuania Šiauliai
 

Finals MVP[edit]

Season Player Team
2004–05 United States Tanoka Beard Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2005–06 United States Fred House Lithuania Lietuvos rytas
2006–07 United States Kareem Rush Lithuania Lietuvos rytas
2007–08 United States DeJuan Collins Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2008–09 United States Chuck Eidson Lithuania Lietuvos rytas
2009–10 United States Marcus Brown Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2010–11 Lithuania Tadas Klimavičius Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2011–12 Lithuania Mantas Kalnietis Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
2012–13 Latvia Jānis Timma Latvia Ventspils
2013–14 United States Travis Leslie Lithuania Šiauliai

Statistical Leaders[edit]

Statistics include regular season and play-off games

Points Per Game[edit]

Rebounds Per Game[edit]

Assists Per Game[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]