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Round 5 (Regular Season)

FMP 65% Oct.23 Zadar
MZT Skopje 55% Oct.23 Cibona
Cedevita Oct.22 Crvena Zvezd 65%
Buducnost 67% Oct.21 Mega Bemax
Olimpija 77% Oct.21 Mornar Bar
Partizan NI 58% Oct.21 Igokea
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Round 2 (Regular Season)

Zrinjski HT 58% Oct.19 Bosna-Royal
KK Primorska 56% Oct.18 Borac
Vrsac 58% Oct.18 Krka
Lovcen 57% Oct.18 Ohrid AV
Rogaska Oct.18 Split 96%
Dynamic BG Oct.18 Teodo Tivat 95%
Filip Covic claims ABA League weekly honour - Jan 31, 2017


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Filip Covic
Filip Covic (178-PG-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for FMP and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 27-year old playmaker had the game-high 30 points adding four rebounds and seven assists for FMP in his team's victory, helping them to beat Cibona (#5, 11-9) 84-75. FMP is placed at 8th position in ABA League. FMP is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-12 record. In the team's last game Covic had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He has many years of experience at FMP, through which he has constantly improved. Covic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.3ppg) and assists (2nd best: 6.8apg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) of Un.Olimpija. Oliver impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Un.Olimpija lost that game 92-97 to slightly lower-ranked Karpos Sokoli (#9, 8-12). This loss caused Un.Olimpija to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-11 record. Oliver is a newcomer at Un.Olimpija and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Josh Scott (208-F-93, agency: Pensack Sports) of MZT Skopje (#13). Scott scored 17 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of MZT Skopje, leading his team to a 75-74 win against Mega Leks (6-14). The chances of MZT Skopje not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 14 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Scott could try to bring MZT Skopje's a little bit higher in the standings. Scott has a very solid season. In 19 games in ABA League he scored 11.8ppg. He also has 6.5rpg, 1.3bpg and FGP: 62.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Uros Lukovic (213-C-89) of Partizan - 14 points and 10 rebounds
5. Ivan Marinkovic (209-F/C-93) of Zadar - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Dusko Bunic (207-C-89) of Krka - 21 points and 7 rebounds
7. Owen Klassen (208-C/F-91) of Buducnost - 16 points and 10 rebounds
8. James Robinson (190-PG-94) of Igokea - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Charlon Kloof (190-G-90) of MZT Skopje - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Zoran Vrkic (203-F-87) of Karpos Sokoli - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




Luka Zoric
Luka Zoric claims ABA League weekly honour - 8 hours ago
Experienced Luka Zoric (211-C-84) had a great game in the last round for Cibona and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4. The 33-year old center had the game-high 29 points adding nine rebounds for Cibona in his team's victory, helping them to beat Cedevita (2-2) 100-94. Cibona is placed at 4th position in ABA League. Cibona is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories...   [read more]

Josh Bostic
Zadar signs Josh Bostic, ex JuveCaserta - 3 hours ago
KK Zadar (A1) signed 30-year old American swingman Josh Bostic (196-104kg-87, college: Findlay, OH). He played last season at JuveCaserta in Italian Serie B. In 20 Serie A games he had 8.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg (in top 5). The previous (15-16) season Bostic played at VEF Riga in Latvian LBL where in 20 games he recorded 13.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honorable...   [read more]

Jahmar Young
Cibona inks Jahmar Young, ex Huracanes PP - 6 hours ago
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 31-year old American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: New Mexico State). He played last summer at Huracanes del Atlantico in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Young managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 8 LNB games he had 11.0ppg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. Part of last season he spent at Hapoel Haifa (National League) in Israel where in 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.5apg and 2.2spg. Young...   [read more]


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ABA League Standings
 1 Buducnost 3-1 
 2 Crvena Zvezda 3-1 
 3 FMP 2-2 
 4 Cibona 2-2 
 5 Olimpija 2-2 
 6 Partizan NIS 2-2 
 7 Mega Bemax 2-2 
 8 Cedevita 2-2 
 9 Igokea 2-2 
 10 MZT Skopje 2-2 
 11 Mornar Bar 1-3 
 12 Zadar 1-3 
 13 Borac 0-0 
 14 Bosna-Royal 0-0 
 15 Dynamic BG 0-0 
 16 KK Primorska 0-0 
 17 Krka 0-0 
 18 Lovcen 0-0 
 19 Ohrid AV 0-0 
 20 Rogaska 0-0 
 21 Split 0-0 
 22 Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 23 Vrsac 0-0 
 24 Zrinjski HT 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ABA League Standings
 1 Cibona 0-0 
 2 FMP 0-0 
 3 Igokea 0-0 
 4 Mega Bemax 0-0 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-0 
 6 Zadar 0-0 
 7 Vrsac 1-0 
 8 Borac 1-0 
 9 Krka 1-0 
 10 Split 1-0 
 11 Teodo Tivat 1-0 
 12 KK Primorska 1-0 
 13 Dynamic BG 0-1 
 14 Lovcen 0-1 
 15 Ohrid AV 0-1 
 16 Rogaska 0-1 
 17 Zrinjski HT 0-1 
 18 Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 19 Cedevita 0-0 
 20 Buducnost 0-0 
 21 Partizan NIS 0-0 
 22 Mornar Bar 0-0 
 23 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 24 Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dorell WRIGHT
  Igokea
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Wright, Igokea24.3 
 2. Rochestie, Crvena Z.20.5 
 3. Zoric, Cibona19.8 
 4. Morgan, Olimpija19.0 
 5. Bozic, Zadar19.0 
 6. Washington, Igokea18.0 
 7. Ennis, Mega Bemax18.0 
 8. Miller, Partizan.17.8 
 9. Gordic, Buducnost17.8 
 10. Knowles, Zadar17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan MORGAN
  Olimpija
  (203-F-91)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Morgan, Olimpija11.3 
 2. Bozic, Zadar9.3 
 3. Milosevic, Igokea8.8 
 4. Bitadze, Mega B.8.3 
 5. Trajkovski, MZT S.7.8 
 6. Ilic, Buducnost7.8 
 7. Oliver, Olimpija7.5 
 8. Lazic, Mega Bemax6.8 
 9. Zoric, Cibona6.5 
 10. Fundic, Mega Bemax6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Filip COVIC
  FMP
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Covic, FMP8.3 
 2. Williams-G., Partiza.7.3 
 3. Rochestie, Crvena Z.6.5 
 4. Rebic, Mega Bemax6.0 
 5. Garcia, MZT Skopje5.8 
 6. Ennis, Mega Bemax5.3 
 7. Cherry, Cedevita5.0 
 8. Gordic, Buducnost4.5 
 9. Needham, Mornar B.4.3 
 10. Ukic, Cedevita4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Preston KNOWLES
  Zadar
  (187-G-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Knowles, Zadar3.3 
 2. Oliver, Olimpija2.5 
 3. Ivanovic, Buducnost2.3 
 4. Cakarevic, Partizan.2.3 
 5. Ennis, Mega Bemax2.3 
 6. Cherry, Cedevita1.8 
 7. Bjelica, Crvena Z.1.8 
 8. Nichols, Cedevita1.5 
 9. Sehovic, Buducnost1.5 
 10. Fundic, Mega Bemax1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Goga BITADZE
  Mega B.
  (211-C/F-99)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Bitadze, Mega B.3.8 
 2. Lukovic, Mornar B.2.3 
 3. Zoric, Cibona1.8 
 4. Ilic, Buducnost1.5 
 5. Ojo, FMP1.3 
 6. Barovic, Buducnost1.0 
 7. Kraljevic, Zadar1.0 
 8. Nichols, Cedevita1.0 
 9. Melvin, Cibona1.0 
 10. Hrovat, Olimpija0.8 
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