2007–08 BC Mures season

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BC Mures finished the 2007-2008 half season in 8th place with a record of 7 wins and 6 losses. The team had the best offense in the Romanian first division with 1163 points (89,46 points/game), but also held the worst defense record with 1164 (89,53 points/game). Midway through the season, United States Troy Selvey and Canada Jon Clark were waived by the management, even though both players were loved by the fans of BC Mures. To replace these players, management signed two players from the United States: Louis Truscott a 29-year-old, 200 cm and Frank Edward Russell, a 24-year-old, 211 cm center. Jay Anderson, the forward who was injured in the team's first game, missed the entire season and was replaced by Luke McKenna. BC Mures finished the regular season in 8th place with a record of 15 wins and 11 losses. The team led in points scored, but also in points conceded.

In the first round of the playoffs, BC Mures were paired against league leaders Asesoft Ploiesti. After losing the first away game by a narrow margin, they were defeated on their home court in an elimination game. Playing for the 5-8th place with playmaker JuJuan Cooley out, the team did not get another win, cementing their position as eighth in the league.


Major Squad changes after end of season

The Romanian Basketball Federation decided to increase the number of participants for the 08–09 season from 14 clubs to 16 clubs. In this case none of the clubs that played in the last season relegated to div. 2. CS Energia Rovinari and CSS ``U`` Craiova are the two new summer clubs that will complete the Romanian Basketball Division A team list. After the folding of the Rm.Valcea club there were only 15 teams left to start the championship race.

2007-2008 Squad Changes[edit]

In

Out

2007-2008 Roster[edit]

Bc Mures 2007/2008 roster
1 Romania Biro Ferenc 205 cm 97 kg Center
3 United States JuJuan Cooley 175 cm 75 kg Guard
4 Romania Bogdan Cormos 177 cm 70 kg Guard
5 Romania Tibor Soos 183 cm 70 kg Guard
8 Romania Daniel Patru 192 cm 92 kg Forward
10 Romania Barnabas Szaszgaspar 183 cm 82 kg Guard
12 Romania Vlad Pora 193 cm 91 kg Guard
14 Romania Cristian Jakab 205 cm 92 kg Center
15 United States Bryan McCullough 198 cm 95 kg Guard
20 Romania Bogdan Puscas 194 cm 87 kg Forward
10 Romania Ioan Mureşan 182 cm 85 kg Guard
33 United States Luke McKenna 201 cm 100 kg Forward
21 United States Louis Truscott 200 cm 106 kg Forward
42 United States Frank Edward Russell 211 cm 108 kg Center

Pre-season[edit]

Bc Mures played 4 games with Romanian teams and participated at an international friendly Cup in Hungary "Gocsej Cup". For details click the main article above.

Gocsej Cup, Hungary Zalaegerszeg sept. 20-23

  • Hungary Zalaegerszeg KK - Bc Mures 95-67
  • Hungary Dombovar KC - Bc Mures 102-90
  • Hungary Falco KC Szombathely - Bc Mures 110-102
  • Hungary MAFC Újbuda - Bc Mures 71-75

2007-2008 Romanian Cup[edit]

  • Bc Mures - Rapid Bucuresti (1st leg) 74-69 photo gallery
  • Rapid Bucuresti - Bc Mures (2nd leg) 84-64 (eliminated)

2007-2008 Regular season[edit]

2nd half-season

  • Bc Mures - Leonardo Oradea 90-73 (McKenna 20pts, 9reb; Truscott 18pts, 10reb; Cooley 12pts, 12as)
  • Elba Timisoara - Bc Mures 72-71 (Truscott 18pts, 10reb; Mckenna 16pts, 12reb; McCullough 15pts)
  • Bc Mures - U Mobitelco Cluj 78-76 (Truscott 23pts, 9reb; McCullogh 21pts; Cooley 9pts, 5as)
  • Bc Mures - Gaz Metan Medias 105-94 (McCullogh 35pts; Cooley 22pts, 10as, 5steals; Truscott 21pts, McKenna 15pts, 11reb)
  • Bc Targoviste - Bc Mures 79-92
  • Bc Mures - CSU Cuadripol Brasov 127-79
  • CS Dinamo - Gealan Bucureşti - BC Mureş Târgu Mureş 88-82
  • Bc Mures - CS Otopeni 93-85
  • CSU Asesoft Ploiesti - Bc Mures 96-69
  • BCM Arges Pitesti - Bc Mures 96-83
  • BC Ramnicu Valcea - Bc Mures 97-100
  • Rapid Bucuresti - Bc Mures 101-83
  • Bc Mures - CSU Atlassib Sibiu 79-75

Playoffs First Round:

Standings after the regular season[edit]

  • (as of 17 Feb. 2008)
Pos. Team W-L Pm - Pr Pts
1. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 24 - 2 2273 - 1885 50
2. CSU Atlassib Sibiu 20 - 6 2257 - 2049 46
3. U Mobitelco Cluj 19 - 7 2250 - 1981 45
4. Rapid Bucuresti 16 - 10 2168 - 2065 42
5. Elba Timisoara 16 - 10 2154 - 2041 42
6. Gaz Metan Medias 15 - 11 2193 - 2124 41
7. Dinamo Bucuresti 15 - 11 2213 - 2076 41
8. Bc Mures 15 - 11 2315 - 2751 41
9. BCM Arges Pitesti 12 - 14 2149 - 2224 38
10. CS Otopeni 9 - 17 2214 - 2229 35
11. BC Ramnicu Valcea 6 - 20 1944 - 2158 32
12. CSU Cuadripol Brasov 6 - 20 1959 - 2275 32
13. Gresiloft Targoviste 5 - 21 1886 - 2267 31
14. Leonardo Oradea 4 - 22 1905 - 2231 30

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