2017–18 Pro A season

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Pro A
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 18
Final positions
Champions Le Mans
5th title
Runners-up Monaco
Relegated
Awards
MVP Zachery Peacock (JL Bourg)
Statistical leaders
Points Zachery Peacock
19.3
Rebounds Mouphtaou Yarou
9.1
Assists Jerel Blassingame
7.2

The 2017–18 Pro A season is the 96th season of the Pro A, the top basketball league in France organised by the Ligue nationale de basket (LNB).

On 2 March 2018, Jeep became the new main sponsor of the league and the league was re-named the Jeep Élite.[1]

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Orléans Loiret Basket and SLUC Nancy Basket were relegated after the 2016–17 season after the teams ended in the last two places. JL Bourg promoted as the regular season champion of the Pro B season.[2] Boulazac Basket Dordogne was promoted as the winner of the Pro B promotion play-offs.[3]

Locations and arenas[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Antibes Sharks Antibes Azur Arena
5,249
Boulazac Dordogne Boulazac Le Palio
5,200
Monaco Fontvieille, Monaco Salle Gaston Médecin
3,700
ASVEL LyonVilleurbanne Astroballe
5,556
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Gravelines Sportica
3,500
Champagne Châlons Reims Reims Complexe René-Tys
3,000
Cholet Basket Cholet La Meilleraie
5,191
Élan Béarnais Pau Palais des Sports de Pau
7,707
Élan Chalon Chalon-sur-Saône Le Colisée
5,000
ESSM Le Portel Le Portel Le Chaudron
3,500
Hyères-Toulon Var HyèresToulon Palais des Sports de Toulon
4,700
JDA Dijon Dijon Palais des Sports de Dijon
5,000
JL Bourg Bourg-en-Bresse Ekinox
3,548
Nanterre 92 Nanterre Palais des Sports de Nanterre
3,000
Le Mans Sarthe Le Mans Antarès
6,003
Limoges CSP Limoges Beaublanc
6,000
Levallois Metropolitans Levallois Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan
4,000
SIG Strasbourg Strasbourg Rhénus Sport
6,200
Notes
Team makes its debut in the Pro A.
The defending champions, winners of the 2016–17 Pro A season.

Regular season[edit]

In the regular season, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The eight first qualified teams will advance to the Playoffs, while the last two qualified teams will be relegated to the Pro B.

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification or relegation
1 Monaco 34 25 9 2925 2647 +278 Qualification for playoffs
2 SIG Strasbourg 34 24 10 2849 2605 +244
3 Le Mans Sarthe 34 21 13 2733 2541 +192
4 Limoges CSP 34 20 14 2657 2630 +27
5 JDA Dijon 34 20 14 2788 2679 +109
6 ASVEL 34 19 15 2745 2677 +68
7 Nanterre 92 34 19 15 2763 2748 +15
8 ÉB Pau-Lacq-Orthez 34 18 16 2733 2710 +23
9 JL Bourg 34 17 17 2793 2739 +54
10 Levallois Metropolitans 34 16 18 2694 2745 −51
11 ESSM Le Portel 34 16 18 2527 2553 −26
12 Élan Chalon 34 15 19 2795 2793 +2
13 BCM Gravelines 34 15 19 2595 2611 −16
14 Champagne Châlons Reims 34 15 19 2754 2850 −96
15 Cholet 34 14 20 2447 2572 −125
16 Antibes Sharks 34 13 21 2653 2782 −129
17 Boulazac Dordogne (R) 34 12 22 2639 2887 −248 Relegation to Pro B
18 Hyères-Toulon Var (R) 34 6 28 2523 2844 −321
Source: LNB.fr
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ANT BOU MON ASV BCM REI CHO PAU CHA ESSM HTV JDA JLB N92 MSB LIM LEV SIG
Antibes Sharks 75–70 91–73 82–92 86–85 70–63 83–79 77–74 69–72 73–82 79–57
Boulazac Dordogne 67–76 75–71 70–73 67–91 70–81 88–87 95–99 68–82 66–75 109–102
Monaco 84–76 91–64 83–68 94–101 86–62 87–57 84–66 66–67 105–90 78–77 83–90
ASVEL 93–80 77–59 82–88 83–69 102–85 86–69 83–87 81–65 79–71 71–68
BCM Gravelines 79–66 113–111 55–61 73–67 65–57 55–63 70–80 78–70 81–65
Champagne Châlons Reims 86–78 82–89 86–96 83–72 103–97 70–64 63–95 76–85 89–79 90–93
Cholet 90–78 69–72 77–74 83–68 70–64 73–79 75–73 77–80 86–89 63–73
Élan Béarnais 72–78 68–90 94–82 69–77 70–78 105–93 84–56 65–85 89–75 93–79
Élan Chalon 95–81 87–89 84–52 74–75 62–82 82–67 81–77 93–99 85–55 77–79
ESSM Le Portel 96–69 73–62 77–69 87–83 75–62 74–58 87–73 73–51 77–82 75–80
Hyères-Toulon Var 68–88 70–63 99–103 74–88 75–72 90–86 88–62 85–70 78–72 70–73
JDA Dijon 101–81 71–99 86–61 78–62 88–86 74–87 82–72 79–70 93–85 65–77
JL Bourg 94–81 89–91 89–83 73–96 77–75 76–77 91–82 91–53 99–88 82–85 87–85
Nanterre 92 93–77 98–68 99–69 67–89 93–82 85–54 84–72 92–86 77–80 73–75 102–100
Le Mans Sarthe 94–85 103–63 90–84 65–47 73–58 63–66 77–63 91–70 83–87 89–65
Limoges CSP 98–80 80–72 71–82 90–65 88–79 110–93 88–75 74–70 80–74
Levallois Metropolitans 81–71 71–77 72–65 94–84 55–67 65–74 96–91 76–87 81–87 81–83
SIG Strasbourg 82–76 73–50 93–72 88–54 89–88 91–78 85–62 90–60 76–78
Updated to match(es) played on 11 February 2018. Source: LNB
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

Playoffs[edit]

The quarter-finals were played in a best-of-three format, while the semi-finals and finals were played in a best-of-five format. The higher seeded team played game one, three and five (if needed) at home. The play-offs began on 22 May 2018.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Monaco 2
8 ÉB Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0
1 Monaco 3
4 Limoges CSP 1
4 Limoges CSP 2
5 JDA Dijon 0
1 Monaco 2
3 Le Mans 3
2 SIG Strasbourg 2
7 Nanterre 92 0
2 SIG Strasbourg 2
3 Le Mans 3
3 Le Mans 2
6 ASVEL 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Monaco 2–0 ÉB Pau-Lacq-Orthez 99–97 98–73
Limoges CSP 2–0 JDA Dijon 79–75 81–64
SIG Strasbourg 2–0 Nanterre 92 83–77 77–70
Le Mans 2–1 ASVEL 68–81 72–67 79–68

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Monaco 3–1 Limoges CSP 88–71 78–71 71-76 94-83
SIG Strasbourg 2–3 Le Mans 76–66 71–80 60-80 89-82 79–85 OT

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Monaco 2–3 Le Mans 78–71 77–87 72–84 78–69 74–76

Individual honours[edit]

Season awards[edit]

Award Player Club
Most Valuable Player[4] United States Zach Peacock JL Bourg
Final MVP[4] United StatesRepublic of Macedonia Romeo Travis Le Mans
Best Young Player[4] France Adam Mokoka BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque
Best Sixth Man[4] United States D. J. Stephens Le Mans
Best Coach[4] Montenegro Zvezdan Mitrović Monaco

MVP of the Month[edit]

Month Player Club Ref.
October
United States Zachery Peacock JL Bourg
November
United States Trae Golden ESSM Le Portel
December
United States Quincy Diggs Boulazac Dordogne
January
United States Frank Hassell ESSM Le Portel
February
United States Chris Johnson BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque
March
France Jacques Alingue JDA Dijon
April
France Valentin Bigote JDA Dijon
May
United States Kevin Jones Nanterre 92 [5]

French clubs in European competitions[edit]

Team Competition Progress Ref
Levallois Metropolitans EuroCup Group Stage [6]
ASVEL Basket Top 16
Limoges Top 16
Élan Chalon Champions League Group Stage [7]
SIG Strasbourg Quarterfinal
AS Monaco Basket Final
Nanterre 92 Top 16
ESSM Le Portel FIBA Europe Cup Quarterfinal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La PRO A devient la Jeep® ELITE" [The PRO A becomes the Jeep® ELITE]. Msb.fr. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Un trophée de champion de ProB et une victoire "cadeau" pour la JL Bourg Basket". Fracetvinfo.fr. 2017-05-14. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  3. ^ BOULAZAC RETROUVE LA PRO A AU BOUT DU SUSPENSE !
  4. ^ a b c d e [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ "7DAYS EuroCup Board meets ahead of 2017-18 season". EuroCup Basketball. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Champions line up in battle for European glory". BasketballCL.com. 28 June 2017. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.