BOSNIANS ON OTHER TEAMS IN THE UNDER 18 CHAMPIONSHIPS RECAP! Some of these players were born in BiH, some of them played in BiH and some play in Bosnia to this day. Some have roots in being Bosnian by birth
No Name Pos. Height Birth date Place of birth
5 Aleksej Nikolic G 1.85 21.02.1995 Postojna (SLO) Aleksej is the son of a famous player of the prewar generation Aleksandar Nikolic who went on to have a great career in Israel and Slovenia. Aleksej currently plays for KK SPARS in Sarajevo and is considered one of the best young prospects from Slovenia. His best game may have been in a head to head matchup with Kenan Sipahi when he scored 17 points in a narrow loss to Turkey. Overall he struggled in the competition but his team wasnt very talented and he had a hard time balancing running the offense and needing to be a primary scorer for the team.
4 Kenan Sipahi PG 1.98 26.05.1995 Pristina (SRB) Kenan it is reported is of Bosnian decent coming from the family name of Sipahic and is a Kosovar Bosnian. He is one of the top young prospects in Europe and flashed big time potential and dominated games going for 18 points and 11 assists in their last game with Slovenia after scoring 35 points in their first matchup against them. He is widely inconsistent though and struggles on defense so far.
6 Cedi Osman SG 1.95 08.04.1995 Ohrid (MKD) Cedi is an excellent ball handler with great size and good defensive skills. He struggles to score, has a bad shooting form and lacks range on his shot. He is excellent at attacking the basket however and is considered to be one of the best prospects of his generation. He was a player on KK BOSNA who the team didnt consider to be a good enough prospect long term otherwise he likely would be wearing a BiH jersey this year instead.
5 Stefan Pot G 1.95 15.07.1994 Bijeljina (BIH) Stefan was one of the surprises of the tournament as he flashed great range on his three point shot and good ball handling skills. He killed Bulgaria going 6-8 from three against them. He showed a good overall skill level and improved as the games wore on. He appears to have a solid future as a pro.
15 Doko Salic C 2.09 18.09.1995 Sokolac (BIH) Doko is a very young talented player from Bosnia who currently plays for KK SPARS as well. He is a highly skilled offensive player who struggles on the defensive end due to softness and lack of defensive aggressiveness. A 210cm post player should average better than .2 blocks per game when you are playing over 20 minutes per game in a youth competition, period.
Igokea roll past Bosna-Royal for Cup title - 23 hours ago
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Igokea - Bosna-Royal 79:67 Igokea claimed the Bosnian Cup title. They overcame Bosna-Royal in the title clash tonight. Danilo Sibalic (202-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 17 points and 6 boards for the winners. Igokea got to a quick start. They poured in 30 points in the first period to take a 13-point lead. Bosna-Royal narrowed the gap in the second frame. They slowed Igokea and cut the deficit at 6-point mark 34:40. However Igokea got back into the driver's seat in the third t... [read more]
Igokea - Bosna-Royal 79:67
Igokea claimed the Bosnian Cup title. They overcame Bosna-Royal in the title clash tonight. Danilo Sibalic (202-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 17 points and 6 boards for the winners. Igokea got to a quick start. They poured in 30 points in the first period to take a 13-point lead. Bosna-Royal narrowed the gap in the second frame. They slowed Igokea and cut the deficit at 6-point mark 34:40. However Igokea got back into the driver's seat in the third term. They ignited a 25:12 run to secure a 19-point lead at the final intermission. Bosna-Royal tried to put up a comeback run in the fourth frame but Igokea held on to the lead and rallied to the win. James Robinson (190-PG-94, college: Pittsburgh) and Vuk Radivojevic (196-G-83) added 12 points each for Igokea. Sasa Vasiljevic (183-PG-79, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 19 points for Bosna-Royal. Maksim Sturanovic (209-C-88, agency: 011 Sports) had 16 points in the loss.
How does Ivica Dukan survive year after year for the Chicago Bulls? The bio of Ivica shows he has been with the Bulls organization for 25 years scouting international players and occasionally scouting in the US in colleges and the NBA. He's a man who was with the team through the Bulls dynasty years under Jerry Krause and a man who has survived the regimes since then. The Bulls organization are known for their loyalty sometimes over competence and no one represents this more than Dukan w... [read more]
How does Ivica Dukan survive year after year for the Chicago Bulls?
The bio of Ivica shows he has been with the Bulls organization for 25 years scouting international players and occasionally scouting in the US in colleges and the NBA. He's a man who was with the team through the Bulls dynasty years under Jerry Krause and a man who has survived the regimes since then. The Bulls organization are known for their loyalty sometimes over competence and no one represents this more than Dukan who has survived years, hard times and multiple regime changes.
His son Duje Dukcan was a non-descript role player for the Wisconsin Badgers coming off the bench mostly as a college player. After college he played in Croatia before that didn't pan out for him. The fact that he wasn't able to cut it in the low level Croatian League didn't prevent the Bulls from signing him to their D-League affiliate where he currently resides, working for an organization known to put friendships and relationships before competency.
He's often credited with discovering Toni Kukoc but this is very misleading, by the time Kukoc was selected in the second round of the 1990 draft by the Bulls he was already established as one of the best talents in Europe. Kukoc was known as the European Magic Johnson and was a bright light in European basketball. The only problem still existing at that point was how much European players wanted to come to the NBA and take on that challenge in their career. Moving to the NBA in 1990 still meant abandoning your home countries international representation, something few where willing or able to do at that point. The story goes that Dukan was instrumental in the Bulls signing Kukoc because of the relationship between him and his fellow countryman.
Dukan's record of scouting and the Bulls results of drafting European players have not been good over the years. The team has missed on almost all of their European picks and one of the few bright spots was the forgettable Kornel David who played a key role on some of the worst teams in Bulls history. Andres Nocioni who was a nice role player as the Bulls finally re-established themselves in the mid-2000s after years of poor play and lottery selections. Again in the case of Nocioni he was well established as one of the best players in Europe when he came to the NBA so he deserves little credit for signing a player of his caliber. The case for Dukan is made worse when you consider that he wasn't the director of international scouting when the Bulls selected Kukoc in 1990.
A review of the international players the Bulls have drafted in the last 25 years…
2 (31) 1995 Dragan Tarlac: The Bulls finally select an international player after years of passing on players like Predrag Danilovic and Zeljko Rebraca, players that should have been well known considering they played in his former homeland of Yugoslavia. Tarlac was an absolute failure for the Bulls. Too stiff, un-athletic and unskilled he was obviously not up to being an NBA player. He finally came to the NBA in 2001 and averaged 14mpg 2.4ppg 2.8rbpg while shooting 39.4% from the field. PGs Tyus Edney and Eric Snow as well as current Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg were picked in the draft after the Bulls selected Tarlac.
2 (57) 1997 Robert Duenes: The Bulls embrace of un-athletic players extends to its international drafting. Duenes was a 218cm center who was stiff and lacking physical skills that had a non-descript European career mostly coming off the bench for his teams in Spain. He never made it to the NBA.
1 (24) 2000 Dalibor Bagaric: We have a pattern immerging here. Bagaric couldn't play at all, not only was he an embarrassment in the NBA he was a minor role player in Europe. He played 3 years in the NBA, his best year he averaged 3.7ppg 40.4% from the field and played awful defense. Picked behind him where former Yugoslavians Marko Jaric and Primoz Brezec both who went on to have long NBA careers.
1 (13) 2006 Thabo Sefolasha : He turned into a solid pro who has had a long NBA career as a role player. Kyle Lowry and Rajon Rondo where both available that year but the Bulls didn't have a great need at PG at that time.
2 (36) 2008 Omer Asik: He was a key part of the Bulls bench mob for the Bulls. After the front office guaranteed they would match any offers, they didn't and let him walk to the Rockets for no compensation. The Rockets eventually flipped him for an unprotected first round pick from the Pelicans.
1 (17) 2010 Kevin Saraphin: a non-descript role player who bounced around the NBA who was moved along with Kirk Hinrich for cap space… Immediately picked after him was Eric Bledsoe and Avery Bradley.
1 (16) Jusuf Nurkic: Bulls drafted Nurkic and Gary Harris and immediately traded them for the rights to Doug McDermott who has not exactly panned out for the Bulls. Players available when the Bulls drafted where Dario Saric, Zach LaVine, Clint Capela, Bojan Bogdanovic to name a few, all better options for the team.
2 (48) Paul Zipser: A player the Bulls are high on but once again appears to be a low ceiling, low floor type of a player who is likely to never to develop into anything more than a role player in the NBA.
Some of the international players the Bulls missed on over those years included Manu Ginobili, Gordan Giricek, Mehmet Okur, ZaZa Pachulia, Goran Dragic, Rudy Gobert to name just a few…
Durmo's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
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19-year old power forward Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) had a very impressive game in the last round for Spars Sarajevo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15. He had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team outclassed Siroki Primorka (#7, 6-9) with 28-point margin 91-63. Spars Sarajevo is placed at 3rd position in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Spars Sarajev... [read more]
19-year old power forward Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) had a very impressive game in the last round for Spars Sarajevo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15. He had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team outclassed Siroki Primorka (#7, 6-9) with 28-point margin 91-63. Spars Sarajevo is placed at 3rd position in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Spars Sarajevo will need more victories to improve their 9-6 record. In the team's last game Durmo had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Durmo has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.5rpg) and averages solid 72.7% FGP.
Second best performed player last round was Bojan Stanojevic (203-C-88) of Mladost. He is Serbian center in his first season at Mladost. In the last game Stanojevic recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Mladost was edged by the higher-ranked Zrinjski HT (#2, 10-4) 77-73. This loss caused Mladost to drop to 9th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-10 record. Stanojevic is a newcomer at Mladost and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.4ppg (#8). He also registered 8.1 boards per game.
Third place about best performers goes to forward Bozo Djurasovic (200-F-87) of league's second-best Zrinjski HT. Djurasovic scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Zrinjski HT, leading his team to a 77-73 win against the lower-ranked Mladost (#9, 5-10). Zrinjski HT needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 4 lost games. Djurasovic has a great season in Bosnia. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.4ppg (7th best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Milos Markovic (201-G/F-84) of Gradjanski - 20 points and 8 rebounds 5. Edin Residovic (195-SG-94) of Bosna-Royal - 18 points and 4 rebounds 6. Devonte Brown (188-G-92) of Sloboda Tuzla - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) of Zrinjski HT - 16 points and 10 assists 8. Marko Stevanovic) of Leotar - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Strahinja Dragicevic (203-PF-86) of Bosna-Royal - 18 points and 4 rebounds 10. Zeljko Palavra (194-F/G-82) of Kakanj - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 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)
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