Bart Schild recently returned from the United States to play again at Basketball Academy Limburg (BAL) in Weert.
On Tuesday night, the second win of the season should have been booked by Schild and BAL, but twice it went wrong in the last second. So these are balls for the 23-year-old, who is very happy with his return to the old nest, even though he had to deal with a little culture shock.
It is not often that players return to the BAL training institute during their careers. Shield did this during the lockdown. Four years ago, he left Weert to play in the United States. He looks back on this adventure with satisfaction and pride. Schild hopes to use the experience gained to add value to BAL, especially under the basket.
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The first place qualifiers are the club’s goal. But for the moment, BAL is camped between the bottom teams of the Dutch Basketball League standings. “We played against the top four teams in the first five games,” said chairman Jeroen van Veen, confident that BAL will climb the rankings. Van Veen and Schild point to the list of injuries that are currently bothering BAL.
On Tuesday night, BAL curiously fell against Den Bosch Heroes, but on Saturday the last chance for revenge awaits us. Weert’s side will then play in Amsterdam against the last player in the league, Apollo.