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Superliga Standings
 1. SK Tirana 2-0 
 2. Teuta 2-0 
 3. Ardhmeria 1-1 
 4. Vllaznia 1-1 
 5. Flamurtari 0-2 
 6. Kamza Basket 0-2 
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Liga e pare Standings
 1. Partizani 2-0 
 2. Eagles Basket 1-0 
 3. Apolonia 1-1 
 4. Elbasani 0-1 
 5. Skenderbeu 0-2 

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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Vllaznia Oct.29 Ardhmeria 99%
SK Tirana 58% Oct.29 Teuta
Flamurtari 58% Oct.29 Kamza Bsk
Franko Bushati selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - Nov 12, 2012

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We bring you last week's top performances from Albanians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Franko Bushati (190-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an overtime Givova Scafati's victory against the 12th-ranked Prima Veroli (2-4) 68-63 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Bushati scored 8 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 33 minutes on the court. Givova Scafati Basket (4-2) is placed seventh in the Lega2. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bushati's first year with the team. This season he averages: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 73.3% in the six games he played so far. Bushati has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. He is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Ermal Kurtoglu
Ermal Kurtoglu
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Ermal Kurtoglu (208-80, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Turkey. Kurtoglu could not help Anadolu Efes (3-2) to beat Zalgiris (5-0). He did not impress in that game on Friday. Kurtoglu scored only 2 points. The second-placed Anadolu Efes was defeated 77-64 at home by the leading Zalgiris in the group C of Euroleague. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Kurtoglu's overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 2FGP: 54.5%. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Turkish. Kurtoglu played for the Albanian national team in 2011.

Klaudio Ndoja
Klaudio Ndoja
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Klaudio Ndoja (198-85, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (2-5) 72-55 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Ndoja recorded 8 points in 20 minutes. Enel Brindisi (3-4) is placed tenth in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Ndoja's overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.7% in the seven games. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities. Ndoja is also a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Ersid Luca
Ersid Luca
   #4. Center Ersid Luca (212-81, currently plays in Lebanon) contributed to a Hoops Club's victory against the league outsider Anibal (0-3) 77-70 in the Lebanese Division A in Wednesday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was his first game for Hoops Club this season. His team is placed fourth in the Division A. It's Luca's first year with the team. Luca also holds two passports: Serbian and Albanian. He is also Albanian national team player.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Albanian passport:

   #1. Nderim Pelaj (179-G-88, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked BSW Sixers (4-3) crushing them 101-79 in the German ProB (third division) last Saturday. Pelaj recorded 7 points in 25 minutes. BG Dorsten (4-3) is placed fourth in Group North. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Pelaj is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his ninth year in Dorsten's roster. This season his total stats are: 10.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.8apg in the four games he played so far. Pelaj has a dual citizenship: Albanian and German.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Erjon Kastrati (198-F/G-94) plays for Krka in Slovenian Telemach League
Besnik Bekteshi (187-G-93) plays for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL
Ljeko Nicaj (210-C-87) plays for Lovcen in Montenegrin 1A
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Milan Dabovic plays for Smederevo Vizura in Serbian A League
Eljon Harlicaj (193-F-93) plays for Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA
Grigoris Pappas (205-C/F-91) plays for Psyhiko in Greek B
Samir Shaptahovic (174-G-81) plays for Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague
Gerti Shima (202-PF-86) plays for Peja in Kosovan SuperLeague
Edmond Azemi (201-G/F-80) plays for Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Albanian playing currently abroad. Go to Albanian Abroad Page to see completed list.

Superliga Round 2: Ardhmeria loses to Teuta - 2 days ago

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Superliga. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Ardhmeria (1-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Teuta (2-0) 73-67. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 41-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Teuta is looking forward to face SK Tirana on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of...   [read more]
Superliga Round 1: Vllaznia Shkodra loses to SK Tirana - 9 days ago

The Regular Season in Superliga just started. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Vllaznia Shkodra (0-1) on the court of SK Tirana on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by SK Tirana 82-65. SK Tirana is looking forward to face Kamza Basket (#5) on the road in the next round. Vllaznia Shkodra will play against Flamurtari and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Very significant was Teuta's (1-0) victory against Kamza Basket (0-1) 88-65. Teuta will play again...   [read more]

Erkand Karaj
SK Tirana welcomes back Karaj - 22 days ago

Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) landed experienced 34-year old former Albanian international point guard Erkand Karaj (188-82). It is actually his comeback to SK Tirana as he has played here before. Karaj has a double citizenship as he also holds Luxembourg passport. Karaj has played for the last four years at Kamza Basket in the Superliga. Karaj helped them to win the Supercup and end the regular season at the top position. He was selected to Albanian League All-Star Game back in 2010. Kar...   [read more]

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