Fil-Am Isiah Umipig leads the way for BK Iskra Svit in the Slovakian Extraliga League


Filipino-American Isiah Umipig had a remarkable run as a member of the BK Iksra Svit in the 2015-2016 season of the Slovakian Extraliga league.

Suited up for 15 games, the 6’0 guard out of Seattle University average a team-high 20.1 points per game and also a team-high 3.7 assists. Umipig’s scoring output is also good for second over-all in the league, while his ball-distribution ways is tenth-best in the Slovakian Extraliga. With Umipig as the team’s main weapon, BK Iskra finished the season in 6th place with a 10-22 record.

The former Red Hawks registered his best game in the season against BK Levicki Patrioti last February. Facing a team featuring former Slovakia U20 and Men’s National basketball player Milan Žiak, the 24 years old dropped a season-best 30 markers in 37 minutes of play on 8-of-18 shooting highlighted by four triples.

Umipig and the rest of the Rudolf Jugo-mentored squad ended their remarkable season when they lost to MBK Rieker Komarno in the quarterfinal round of the Slovakian Extraliga League in three straight games.



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