LEB Plata

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LEB Plata
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Country  Spain
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 2000; 17 years ago (2000)
First season 2000–01
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 3
Promotion to LEB Oro
Relegation to Liga EBA
Domestic cup(s) Copa LEB Plata
Current champions Sammic ISB
(1st title)
Website lebplata.es
2017–18 season

The LEB Plata is the third basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system, the second basketball division organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation. Each year, the winner and the runner-up of the league, promotes to LEB Oro. The four lowest-placed teams are relegated to Liga EBA.

LEB Plata history

From 2000 to 2007, the league was known as LEB 2.

Season Champion Runner-up MVP
2000–01 Llobregat Centre Cornellà CD Universidad Complutense United States Rahshon Turner
2001–02 Basket Bilbao Berri CB Tarragona United States Melvin Simon
2002–03 CB Aracena CBC Algeciras Cepsa United States John Schuck
2003–04 Valls Félix Hotel Calpe Aguas de Calpe United States Shalawn Miller
2004–05 CB L'Hospitalet Alcúdia-Aracena United States Thomas Terrell
2005–06 Autocid Ford Burgos Aguas de Valencia Gandía United States Brett Beeson
2006–07 Beirasar Rosalía Ciudad de La Laguna Canarias United States Jason Blair
2007–08 Akasvayu Vic Illescas Urban CLM United States Stevie Johnson
2008–09 Faymasa Palencia WTC Almeda Park Cornellà Haiti Robert Joseph
2009–10 Fundación Adepal Alcázar Lobe Huesca United States Ronald Thompson
2010–11 Knet Rioja Iberostar Mallorca Bàsquet United States Ian O'Leary
2011–12 River Andorra Aguas de Sousas Ourense Montenegro Marko Todorović
2012–13 Unión Financiera Asturiana Oviedo Baloncesto Palma Air Europa United States Will Hanley
2013–14 Fundación Baloncesto Fuenlabrada CB Prat Nigeria Ola Atoyebi
2014–15 Cáceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad Amics Castelló United States Nick Washburn
2015–16 Marín Ence Peixegalego Sáenz Horeca Araberri United States Javonte Green
2016–17 Sammic ISB Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid Spain Sergio de la Fuente

Current clubs

Team Home city Arena Head coach
Aceitunas Fragata Morón Morón de la Frontera Alameda Rafael Rufián
Agustinos Leclerc León Palacio de los Deportes Jorge Álvarez
Aquimisa Laboratorios Queso Zamorano Zamora Ángel Nieto Saulo Hernández
Arcos Albacete Basket Albacete Pabellón del Parque Alfredo Gálvez
Ávila Auténtica Carrefour "El Bulevar" Ávila Carlos Sastre Sergio Jiménez
Basket Navarra Pamplona Universitario de Navarra David Mangas
Baskonia B Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza Jon Txakartegi
Cambados Cidade Europea do Viño 2017 Cambados O Pombal Chiqui Barros
CB Extremadura Plasencia Plasencia Pabellón Ciudad de Plasencia Carlos Díaz
CB Martorell Martorell Pavelló Esportiu Municipal Adrià Alonso
Covirán Granada Granada Palacio de Deportes Pablo Pin
Fundación Globalcaja La Roda La Roda Juan José Lozano Jareño Álex González
HLA Alicante Alicante Pedro Ferrándiz David Varela
Real Canoe NC Madrid Polideportivo Pez Volador Miguel Ángel Aranzábal
Real Murcia Baloncesto Murcia Pabellón Príncipe de Asturias Quini García
Torrons Vicens CB L'Hospitalet L'Hospitalet Nou Pavelló del Centre Jorge Tarragona

Copa LEB Plata

The Copa LEB Plata (LEB Plata Cup) is a championship played since 2001.

In the first editions, the three top teams in the first half season and an organizer team played the Cup in a Final Four format. Since 2009, the teams who play this cup are two first qualified in the half season, and it's hosted by the first qualified . The winner of the Copa LEB Plata will be the first team in the play-offs if it finishes between the second and the fifth at the final of the Regular Season.

Year Host Winner Runner-up Score MVP
2001 Algeciras CB Tarragona CB Cornellà 84–82 Spain Salva Camps
2002 Bilbao Bilbao Basket CB Tarragona 84–74 Spain Lucho Fernández
2003 Plasencia CB Aracena CB Plasencia 80–71 United States DeCarlo Deveaux
2004 Logroño CB Clavijo CI Rosalía de Castro 77–75 Spain Manu Coego
2005 Gandía CB Atapuerca Gandía Bàsquet 98–78 United States Tony Smith
2006 Pontevedra CB Atapuerca CB Peñas Huesca 88–78 Argentina Diego Guaita
2007 Santiago de Compostela Club Ourense Baloncesto CB 1939 Canarias 90–89 Spain Sony Vázquez
2008 Palencia CB Vic CB Illescas 66–64 Dominican Republic Eulis Báez
2009 Palencia Palencia Baloncesto CB L'Hospitalet 69–65 Spain Carles Bravo
2010 Huesca CB Peñas Huesca CD Huelva Baloncesto 89–67 United States Stevie Johnson
2011 Logroño CB Clavijo BC Andorra 79–72 Brazil Sidão Santana
2012 Andorra la Vella Araberri BC BC Andorra 82–74 Spain Alberto Ausina
2013 Guadalajara CEBA Guadalajara Oviedo CB 78–71 Spain Sergio Llorente
2014 Fuenlabrada CB Prat Baloncesto Fuenlabrada B 83–79 Spain Sergio Pérez
2015 Castellón de la Plana AB Castelló CEBA Guadalajara 88–73 United States Nick Washburn
2016 Ávila CB Peixefresco Óbila CB 76–66 Spain Antonio Pantín
2017 Granada Fundación CB Granada Fundación Lucentum Baloncesto 80–74 Spain Jesús Fernández

Final Four Editions

Since 2009, the Copa Príncipe de Asturias (renamed Copa Princesa de Asturias in 2015) is only played with the two top teams at the first half of the LEB Plata season

Stat leaders at LEB Plata

Season Top rating PIR Top scorer PPG Top rebounder RPG Top Assistant APG
2000–01 United States Rahshon Turner 24.48 Spain Nacho Yáñez 21.83 Venezuela Richard Lugo 11.00 Spain Carlos Braña 4.20
2001–02 United States Melvin Simon 24.31 United States Danny Moore 20.60 United States Melvin Simon 10.69 Spain Fernando Pérez 4.15
2002–03 United States David Schuck 21.86 Trinidad and Tobago Duane Virgil 20.12 United States David Schuck 9.97 Spain José Báez 4.90
2003–04 United States Shalawn Miller 25.42 United States Tony Smith 22.69 Spain José Manuel Coego 11.31 Spain Lino López 4.96
2004–05 United States Thomas Terrell 30.39 United States Thomas Terrell 22.97 Panama Antonio García 13.07 Spain Lino López 5.10
2005–06 United States Brett Beeson 22.23 United States Tony Smith 21.03 United States Rammel Allen 9.84 Spain Jorge Jiménez 6.03
2006–07 United States Jason Blair 25.38 United States Brett Beeson 19.21 United States Jakim Donaldson 11.26 Spain Frederic Castelló 4.64
2007–08 United States Stevie Johnson 25.39 United States Stevie Johnson 21.39 Brazil Paulão Prestes 9.40 Spain Josep Marcos 4.66
2008–09 Haiti Robert Joseph 23.90 United Kingdom Tarick Johnson 20.11 Spain Pep Ortega 8.73 Spain Lino López 4.40
2010–11 United States Ian O'Leary 20.38 United States Mat Witt 16.39 United States Ian O'Leary 9.50 United States Mat Witt 6.04
2011–12 Montenegro Marko Todorović 20.38 United States Alfredo Ott 17.58 United States Alex Thompson 8.48 Uruguay Federico Bavosi 5.83
2012–13 United States Will Hanley 23.65 United States Will Hanley 17.65 United States Will Hanley 11.20 Spain Fran Cárdenas 6.35
2013–14 Nigeria Olasumbo Atoyebi 20.05 Spain Ibon Carreto 16.25 Nigeria Olasumbo Atoyebi 10.50 Spain José Antonio Marco 6.08
2014–15 United States Nick Washburn 20.04 United States Ridge McKeither 17.70 United States Dane Johnson 9.13 Spain José Antonio Marco 7.12
2015–16 United States Javonte Green 21.60 United States Gabe Rogers 18.38 Spain Jesús Fernández 10.17 Spain Javier Marín 4.42
2016–17 Spain Sergio de la Fuente 19.17 Spain Sergio de la Fuente 17.13 Spain Sergio de la Fuente 10.20 United States Lamonte Thomas 4.77

External links

  • LEB Plata in FEB.es
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