Pavel Pumprla has firmly established himself in the Czech starting lineup, with his athleticism and energy providing a great foil to the team's stars. He can often be seen leaking out on the break, ready to profit from a turnover. He enjoyed eight solid years of development in the domestic league before leaving his homeland to play abroad at age 26, and it seems that he not only made the right move but that he has also found the right club. The Czech forward has made a home for himself at Obradoiro, becoming a regular starter for the club and building good rapport with the fans. His experiences in what is arguably Europe's top league have seen him develop even further, and his active hands on defence lead to 1.5 steals per game in the ACB. He led Czech Republic in scoring in the 2nd Qualification Round win over Hungary, and he added 15 points in the home win over Georgia. He was a model of efficiency, shooting 78% (21-of-27) inside the arc over the six qualification matches.