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Albanian Basketball (Men)

Superliga Standings
 1. Kamza Basket 18-2 
 2. Vllaznia 16-4 
 3. SK Tirana 13-7 
 4. Teuta 9-11 
 5. Flamurtari 3-17 
 6. Partizani 1-19 
Last:5/3/2016
Liga e pare Standings
 1. Ardhmeria 14-2 
 2. Superior 13-3 
 3. Elbasani 8-8 
 4. Skenderbeu 3-12 
 5. Tirana 2-13 
Last:5/3/2016

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Ermal Kuqo selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - Dec 17, 2012


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Albanian players, who play currently abroad.

Ermal Kuqo
Ermal Kuqo
#1. This week's number one is an international center Ermal Kuqo (208-80, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL. He could not help Anadolu Efes (7-2) to beat TED Kolejliler (5-5). Kuqo scored only 4 points in 6 minutes on the court. Anadolu Efes was edged 86-85 on the road by the lower-ranked (#7) TED Kolejliler. It was Anadolu Efes' first loss after five consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Kuqo averages: 4.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 54.2% and FT: 77.8% in the eight games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Turkish. Kuqo played for the Albanian senior national team one years ago.

Ersid Luca
Ersid Luca
#2. Second place goes to an international center Ersid Luca (212-81, currently plays in Lebanon), who plays in the Lebanese Division A. He was not able to help Hoops Club (2-5) in their last game. Despite Luca's good performance Hoops Club was crushed 123-85 in a derby game by the second-ranked Al Riyadi. He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 16 rebounds. Luca also added 3 assists in 34 minutes. It was Hoops Club's fourth consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Luca's first season with the team. Luca is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders with 11.0rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.3ppg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 49.4% and FT: 43.5% in the six games. Luca is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Albanian. Ex-Sport Klub Tirana player is in the roster of the Albanian senior national team.

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 managed to help Enel Brindisi to win against the closely-ranked Juvecaserta (5-6) 82-74 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Ndoja scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Enel Brindisi (6-5) is placed seventh in the SerieA. Ndoja's overall stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2FGP: 41.7%, 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 68.4%. He has both Albanian and Italian nationalities. Ndoja is also a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
#4. Shooting guard Franko Bushati (190-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a 2-point Givova Scafati's victory against the eighth-ranked Tezenis VE (6-5) 65-63 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. He scored only 4 points in 22 minutes. Givova Scafati Basket (8-3) is placed second in the Lega2. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Bushati's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4spg in the 11 games. He also holds two passports: Albanian and Italian. Bushati 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), who plays in the German ProB (third division) could not help Dorsten (6-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed Dorsten was defeated 103-88 on the road by the lower-ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (#7) in the Group North. Pelaj was the second best scorer with 23 points. It's Pelaj's ninth season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.1ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. 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
Ljeko Nicaj (210-C-87) plays for Lovcen in Montenegrin 1A
Besnik Bekteshi (187-G-93) plays for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL
Milan Dabovic plays for Smederevo Vizura in Serbian A League
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Eljon Harlicaj (193-F-93) plays for Lugano Tigers in Swiss LNA
Elyan Bumbli (190-G-87) plays for Riva del Garda in Italian Nazionale B
Grigoris Pappas (205-C/F-91) plays for Psyhiko in Greek B
Samir Shaptahovic (174-G-81) 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 of Finals. Teuta beat Vllaznia to draw things level - May 26, 2016

Teuta - Vllaznia 89-76 Teuta evened the Superliga championship series. They overcame Vllaznia in Game 2. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 55-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The third game is scheduled for May 28th.   [read more]
Superliga Round 1 of Finals. Vllaznia celebrate first victory - May 22, 2016

Vllaznia - Teuta 64-60 Vllaznia opened win count in Superliga Finals. They held off Teuta in the opener. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 19-6. But Teuta won second period 20-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vllaznia Shkodra dominated on the defensive end, holding Teuta to just 6 points in first quarter. Game 2 is scheduled for May 25th.   [read more]
Superliga Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Teuta and Vllaznia enter Finals - May 15, 2016

Teuta - Kamza Basket 68-64 Teuta came up with the biggest upset in the playoffs so far. The fourth-ranked team eliminated the regular season winners Kamza Basket. Teuta used just two games to advance into Finals. They followed a road win with a tough home victory to complete the sweep. Teuta will now face Vllaznia for the trophy. SK Tirana - Vllaznia 68-80 Vllaznia swept the semifinal series versus SK Tirana. They earned a road success in Game 2 to seal their Finals appearance. The gam...   [read more]


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Superliga Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Wins for Teuta and Vllaznia - May 12, 2016  
Kamza Basket wins SuperCup 2015/16! - May 6, 2016  
Ardhmeria Basket claim Liga e pare title - May 3, 2016  
Superliga Round 20: Derby game ends with SK Tirana's defeat of Partizani - May 3, 2016  
Superliga Round 19: Vllaznia Shkodra defeats SK Tirana in the game between Top 4 teams - Apr 26, 2016  
Superliga Round 18: Gent Lasku explodes with 100 points as SK Tirana thrash Flamurtari - Apr 18, 2016  
Superliga Round 17: Kamza Basket defeats SK Tirana in the game between Top 4 teams - Apr 11, 2016  
Superliga Round 16: Kamza Basket defeats Vllaznia Shkodra in the closest game of the week - Apr 4, 2016  
Avni Ponari was re-elected as president of Albanian federation - Mar 30, 2016  
Superliga Round 15: Derby game ends with SK Tirana's defeat of Partizani - Mar 29, 2016  
Superliga Round 14 of Regular Season - Mar 25, 2016  
Superliga Round 13: Vllaznia Shkodra defeats Teuta in the game between Top 4 teams - Mar 15, 2016  
Superliga Round 12: Kamza Basket defeats SK Tirana in the game between Top 4 teams - Mar 10, 2016  
Superliga Round 11 of Regular Season - Mar 2, 2016  
Kamza clinch Cup title - Feb 20, 2016  
Tirana and Kamza Basket reach Cup Final - Feb 19, 2016  
Vllaznia inks Algert Gjonaj - Jan 29, 2016  
Fatjon Latifi signs at Ardhmeria - Jan 23, 2016  
Vllaznia inks Corey Allen - Jan 20, 2016  
Sheffield Sharks sign Brandon Hogg, ex Vllaznia - Jan 15, 2016  
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