#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 33-year old American power forward Manuel Johnson (203-109kg-83, college: Texas A&M - Commerce). He played last season at Teodo Tivat in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 24 games he had 10.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1 [read more]
Sport Klub Tirana (Superliga) agreed terms with 33-year old American power forward Manuel Johnson (203-109kg-83, college: Texas A&M - Commerce). He played last season at Teodo Tivat in Montenegrin Erste Liga. In 24 games he had 10.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.5spg. Johnson helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com Montenegrin League All-Imports Team. Johnson also played 14 games in Balkan League where he recorded 12.3ppg, 7.5rpg (#5 in the league), 1.3apg and 1.3spg. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Honorable Mention. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Johnson played in the final of LSC Tournament in 2008. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Import Player of the Year in 2014. Johnson has played also professionally in Portugal (Academica and Sampaense). He attended Texas A&M - Commerce until 2008 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.
SK Tirana is the newest member of SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League - 28 days ago
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2014/2015 KS Vllaznia made its debut but unfortunately for them didnt get a single win. Of course the team from the capital of the country will try to do better and bring joy to the local fans. Sport Klub Tira... [read more]
Sport Klub Tirana is the newest member of SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League. The Albanian club sent today the necessary documents for registration and will take part of the competition in the upcoming season. Sport Klub Tirana will be second team from Albania to play in BIBL. Back in season 2014/2015 KS Vllaznia made its debut but unfortunately for them didnt get a single win. Of course the team from the capital of the country will try to do better and bring joy to the local fans. Sport Klub Tirana is one of the most popular and successful clubs in Albania. Tirana is 12 times champion and 12 times winner of the Cup. The last title dates back to 2015 while last season the team lost in the semifinals. Sport Klub Tirana plays its home games in "Asllan Rusi" Hall which is for around 3 000 spectators. Courtesy of: balkanleague.net
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