2012–13 Pro A season

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2012–13 LNB Pro A season
League France LNB Pro A
Sport Basketball
Number of games 240 (regular season)
Number of teams 16
TV partner(s) Sport+
Regular Season
Top seed Gravelines-Dunkerque
Season MVP France Edwin Jackson
United States Dwight Buycks
Top scorer United States Sean May
2012-13 Finals
Champions JSF Nanterre
Finals MVP United States David Lighty
LNB Pro A seasons

The 2012–13 LNB Pro A season was the 91st season of the French Basketball Championship and the 26th season since inception of the Ligue Nationale de Basketball (LNB).

The regular season started on October 5, 2012 and ended on April 30, 2013. Playoffs started on May 14 and ended on June 8, 2013. JSF Nanterre won their first title.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

At the beginning of the 2012-13 season

Teams promoted from 2011–12 Pro B (French 2nd basketball division)

Teams relegated to 2012–13 Pro B

At the end of the 2012-13 season

Teams promoted from 2012–13 Pro B

Teams relegated to 2013–14 Pro B

Team Arenas[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Boulazac Basket Dordogne Boulazac Le Palio 5,200
Élan sportif chalonnais Chalon-sur-Saône Le Colisée 4,070
Cholet Basket Cholet La Meilleraie 5,191
JDA Dijon Dijon Palais des Sports Jean-Michel Geoffroy 4,600
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Gravelines Sportica 3,500
STB Le Havre Le Havre Salle des Docks Océane 3,598
Le Mans Sarthe Basket Le Mans Antarès 6,003
Limoges Cercle Saint-Pierre Limoges Beaublanc 6,000
ASVEL Basket LyonVilleurbanne Astroballe 5,643
SLUC Nancy Basket Nancy Palais des Sports Jean Weille 6,027
JSF Nanterre Nanterre Palais des Sports de Nanterre 1,594
Orléans Loiret Basket Orléans Zénith d'Orléans 5,338
Paris-Levallois Basket Paris – Levallois Stade Pierre de Coubertin
Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan
4,200
3,050
Poitiers Basket 86 Poitiers Les Arènes 4,300
Chorale Roanne Basket Roanne Halle André Vacheresse 5,010
Strasbourg IG Strasbourg Rhénus Sport 6,200

Regular season[edit]

Source lnb.fr – Ranking
# Teams P W L PF PA Qualification or relegation
1 Gravelines-Dunkerque 30 21 9 2360 2174 Playoffs
2 Strasbourg 30 18 12 2297 2180
3 Lyon-Villeurbanne 30 18 12 2276 2220
4 Chalon-sur-Saône 30 18 10 2291 2192
5 Roanne 30 17 13 2172 2078
6 Le Mans 30 16 14 2202 2200
7 Dijon 30 15 15 2096 2134
8 Nanterre 30 15 15 2352 2361
9 Orléans 30 15 15 2356 2366
10 Cholet 30 15 15 2268 2275
11 Le Havre 30 13 17 2303 2314
12 Paris-Levallois 30 13 17 2350 2399
13 Limoges 30 13 17 2158 2227
14 Nancy 30 12 18 2248 2300
15 Boulazac 30 11 19 2128 2303 Relegation to Pro B
16 Poitiers 30 10 20 2133 2267

Season Team leader(s)[edit]

BCM Gravelines Strasbourg IG BCM Gravelines Paris-Levallois Basket ÉS Chalon-sur-Saône Le Mans Sarthe Basket ÉS Chalon-sur-Saône STB Le Havre

Stats Leaders[edit]

Source lnb.fr – Tops
Statistic Player Team Average
Ranking per Game United States Sean May Paris-Levallois 21.28
Points per Game United States Sean May Paris-Levallois 18.41
Rebounds per Game United States Jon Brockman Limoges 10.65
Assists per Game United States Bernard King Le Havre 7.36
Steals per Game Ivory Coast Souleymane Diabate Nancy 2.17
Blocks per Game France Rudy Gobert Cholet 1.85

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter Finals Semifinals Finals
                 
1 Gravelines-Dunkerque 0
8 Nanterre 2
8 Nanterre 2
4 Chalon-sur-Saône 0
4 Chalon-sur-Saône 2
5 Roanne 1
8 Nanterre 3
2 Strasbourg 1
2 Strasbourg 2
7 Dijon 0
2 Strasbourg 2
3 Lyon-Villeurbanne 0
3 Lyon-Villeurbanne 2
6 Le Mans 1

Awards[edit]

LNB Awards[edit]

Source catch-and-shoot.com
Regular Season MVPs
Best scorer
Rising Star Award
Best Defensive Player
Most Improved Player
Block Leader
Best Coach

Finals MVP[edit]

Player of the month[edit]

Month Player Team
October[2] Dominican Republic Ricardo Greer Strasbourg
November[3] United States Sean May Paris-Levallois
December[4] United States Dwight Buycks Gravelines-Dunkerque
January[5] United States Dwight Buycks Gravelines-Dunkerque
February[6] United States Louis Campbell Strasbourg
March[7] Dominican Republic Ricardo Greer Strasbourg
April[8] France Jérémy Leloup Dijon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Lighty élu MVP de la finale de Pro A" (in French). catch-and-shoot.com. June 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ricardo Greer élu joueur du mois d'octobre" (in French). lnb.fr. November 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sean May Joueur du Mois de Novembre" (in French). lnb.fr. December 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dwight Buycks MVP du mois de décembre" (in French). basketactu.com. January 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pro A : Dwight Buycks encore élu joueur du mois" (in French). basketnews.net. February 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "LNB: Campbell élu joueur du mois" (in French). ouest-france.fr. March 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "LNB: Greer élu joueur du mois de mars" (in French). ouest-france.fr. April 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jérémy Leloup élu MVP du mois d'avril en Pro A" (in French). catch-and-shoot.com. May 13, 2013. 

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