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Klaudio Ndoja selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - Dec 24, 2012


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

Klaudio Ndoja
Klaudio Ndoja
#1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Klaudio Ndoja (198-85, currently plays in Italy). He led Enel Brindisi to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Angelico Biella (3-9) crushing them 94-59 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Ndoja scored 13 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 21 minutes on the court. Enel Brindisi (7-5) is placed sixth in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Ndoja averages: 5.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 43.8%, 3FGP: 37.1% and FT: 68.4% in the 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. Ndoja is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Ermal Kuqo
Ermal Kuqo
#2. Second place goes to an international center Ermal Kuqo (208-80, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Turkey). He contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Mersin (5-5) crushing them 104-71 in the Turkish TBL last Monday. Kuqo recorded 6 points. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (10-2) is placed third in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Kuqo's overall stats this season are: 3.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 52.9% and FT: 77.8%. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Turkish. Kuqo played for the Albanian national team in 2011.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
#3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Franko Bushati (190-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to a Givova Scafati's victory against one of league's weakest teams Aget Service IM (3-9) 89-81 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Bushati scored 8 points and added 3 passes in 15 minutes. Givova Scafati Basket (9-3) is placed first in the Lega2. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Bushati's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 5.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 43.6%, 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 73.5% in the 12 games. Bushati has both Albanian and Italian nationalities. He is also a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Ersid Luca
Ersid Luca
#4. Center Ersid Luca (212-81, currently plays in Lebanon), who plays in the Lebanese Division A could not help one of league's weakest teams Hoops Club (2-6) to beat Bejjeh (3-6). Luca scored 7 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Hoops Club was defeated 70-65 on the road by the higher-ranked Bejjeh (#7). His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Luca is ranked fourth on the list of the best rebounders in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.1ppg, 11.0rpg and 1.3apg. Luca also holds two passports: Serbian and Albanian. He is also Albanian national team player.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Erjon Kastrati (198-F/G-94) plays for Krka in Slovenian Telemach League
Milan Dabovic plays for Smederevo Vizura in Serbian A League
Besnik Bekteshi (187-G-93) plays for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL
Ljeko Nicaj (210-C-87) plays for Lovcen in Montenegrin 1A
Nderim Pelaj (179-G-88) plays for Dorsten in German ProB
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
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.   



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