ALL-TIME EX-YUGOSLAVIA ALL NBA TEAM! Former Yugoslavia has produced many NBA stars and it successor states of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo havent been as successful as the original. Its players are still in high demand, however and we look back at the best all time players in the NBA from the former Yugoslavia. Many of these players had mixed upbringings from mixed marriages, Serbs born in Croatia, Croats born in Bosnia and everything in between. One thing that cant be taken away is the strong basketball tradition, the training and they style of play that defines Yugoslav basketball. STARTING FIVE PG) Goran Dragic: Europes not known for producing high level NBA point guards but that maybe a bit misguided. Many were never given the opportunities including Bosnain Zoran Planinic who had a solid NBA career coming off the bench and Aleksandar Djordjevic who was one of the best former YU players of all time. SG) Drazen Petrovic: Drazen is one of the best pure shooters of all time. He wasnt given a chance early in his NBA career but was coming into his own when he tragically died early. C) Vlade Divac: Vlade was one of the best passing big men of all time and a very solid player for many years in the NBA playing on some very good teams. SF) Peja Stojakovic: One of the best shooters of his generation Peja could light it up from anywhere on the court. PF) Dino Radja: Dino was a dominating post player who had a very solid start to his NBA career until injuries derailed his NBA dreams. BENCH G) Predrag Danilovic: Sasa was very good in his short NBA career, he had weak ankles and the grind of the NBA season proved too much for him. He averaged 16.6ppg in his last stop in the NBA with the Mavericks at the age of 27. G) Beno Udrih: Beno has never been a star but has been a solid contributor to NBA teams for almost 10 years. G) Marko Jaric: Marko had a long but unspectacular career as an NBA professional. His claims to fame these days are being married to super model Adrianna Lima. C) Nikola Pekovic: Nikola has been a beast in the NBA; he has great moves around the basket and great size and strength. It was a tough decision between putting him or Nikola Vucevic on the team. F) Toni Kukoc: One of the few players in NBA history who could legitimately play all five positions on the court. Toni was one of the best 6th men of all time in the NBA and could create nightmarish mismatches on the court for opponents. F) Bostjan Nachbar: Bostjan had a very solid NBA career and could have continued to do so but he opted for a big money, big time return to European basketball instead. F) Mirza Teletovic: Mirza has just started out on his NBA adventure and it hasnt been the best beginnings, but he is expected to be a solid NBA player for a very long time.
Bosnian born players in Europe Recap! - May 31, 2016
Bosnian born players in Europe Recap! List of players who come from BiH or have ties to the country who played abroad this season... Rasid Mahalbasic: Rasid has molded himself into one of the better centers in Europe even with his limited athleticism. He is a highly skilled big man who is also one of the best passers in Europe. He doesn't play big minutes for his club in Russia but is still a key player for his team. In the VTB League he played in 27 games and averaged 22mpg 12.6ppg 5.... [read more]
Bosnian born players in Europe Recap!
List of players who come from BiH or have ties to the country who played abroad this season...
Rasid Mahalbasic: Rasid has molded himself into one of the better centers in Europe even with his limited athleticism. He is a highly skilled big man who is also one of the best passers in Europe. He doesn't play big minutes for his club in Russia but is still a key player for his team. In the VTB League he played in 27 games and averaged 22mpg 12.6ppg 5.5rbpg 2.4aspg while shooting 58.3% from two and 73.1% from the FT line. He posted similar numbers in the competitive Eurocup competition, in 20 games he averaged 22mpg 11.2ppg 5.2rbpg 1.8aspg while shooting 61.6% from two and 58.1% from the FT line. He did struggle with shooting three's going 3-25 on the season.
Davor Lamesic: The long term Austrian player had another solid season even as he career begins to wind down at the age of 32. He showed once again he that he is a force to reckon with in a multitude of roles. He played in 43 games averaged 31mpg 14.9ppg 6rbpg 2.9aspg and shot 54.8% from two and 74.3% from the FT line.
Darko Planinic: At one point Darko was considered one of the best young centers in Europe when he was picked up by Macabi Tel Aviv a few years ago. His career has derailed a bit from that point on and has bounced around without really establishing himself again. He played in 26 games averaging 9mpg 4.1ppg 2rbpg while shooting 67.9% from two.
Stanko Barac: The former NBA draft pick has never established himself as a top flight European center but has had a solid career none the less. He played in 17 games in the Italian league averaging 16mpg 6.5ppg 3.8rbpg while shooting 51.6% from the two. In the Euroleague he played in 10 games averaging 18mpg 6.4ppg 3.9rbpg while shooting 59.6% from the field.
Suad Sehovic: In the Adriatic League Suad played in 28 games averaging 29mpg 9.9ppg 4.5rbpg 1.7aspg He shot a blistering 72.7% from two, 31.3% from three and 78.8% from the FT line. In the Eurocup he played in 10 games and averaged 29mpg 12.4 4.6rbpg 1.4aspg 1.4stls while shooting 68% from two, 41.3% from three and 88.9% from the FT line. The one time NBA prospect does an excellent job taking what the defense gives him and playing within the team concept.
Sead Sehovic: Sead played in 25 Adriatic League games averaging 21mpg 8.3rbpg 2.9rbpg 2.2aspg while shooting 52.7% from two, 35.1% from three and 66% from the FT line. In 10 Eurocup games he averaged 24mpg 8ppg 3.8rbpg 2.2aspg while shooting 52.1% from two, and 81.8% from the FT line. The long and solid athletically built player can play multiple positions and is a solid glue guy for his club.
Andrija Stipanovic: The center for the BiH National Team blossomed under the direction of Bosnian legend Nenad Markovic who left the team during the season. It didn't affect the rugged post players game on the court as he continued to produce in Turkey at a high level. In 30 Turkish League games he averaged 25mpg 10.3ppg 5.6rbpg 2.5aspg while shooting 55.6% from the field. In 16 Eurocup games he averaged 27mpg 14ppg 5.3rbpg 2.5aspg while shooting 63.1% from two on the season. Damir (Ohmerhodzic) Markota: He was arguably the best player on his team in Turkey on the season and had one of the best seasons of his career. The one time member of the NBA's Milwaukee Buck has had a solid professional career and is one of the best players ever from Sarajevo. He played in 30 games averaging 29mpg 11.4ppg 6.3rbpg 1.5aspg while shooting 59.8% from two, 37.6% from three and 85.1% from the FT line.
Mirza Begic: The veteran center had his first taste of NBA basketball when he was signed by the New Orleans Pelicans. The experience didn't last long however and he was back to Europe. He had another solid season in Europe for his Spanish Club. He played in 19 games in the Spanish League averaging 15mpg 6.1ppg 4.4rbpg 1.3 blks while shooting 50% from two and 62.8% from the FT line. He played even better in the Eurocup he played 4 games averaging 14mpg 8.3ppg 3.3rbpg 1.5blks while shooting a blistering 73.3% from the field and 78.6% from the FT line.
Alen Omic: After moving to Spain Alen finally had the chance to prove he is among the best in Europe at his position and he did just that. In 34 Spanish League games he averaged 24mpg 12.2ppg 6.9rbpg 1.1aspg he shot 61.3% from the field. He was even better in the Eurocup he played in 21 games and averaged 24mpg 14ppg 7.6rbpg 1.4aspg he shot 63.3% from the field.
Aleksdandar Capin: Played in 7 games in the Greek League averaging 30mpg 14.6ppg 2.7rbpg 2.9aspg while shooting a blistering 51.7% from two, 44.2% from three and 93.8% from the FT line.
Ognjen Kuzmic: In the Greek League Kuzmic played in 16 games averaging 12mpg 4.5ppg 4.6rbpg while shooting 49.1% from two and 69.2% from the FT line. He played in 25 games averaging 13mpg 5.1ppg 4.2rbpg while shooting 48% from two and 68.2% from the FT line.
Kemal Karahodzic: He played in 32 games averaging 28mpg 13.4ppg 5.9rbpg 1.5aspg while shooting 59.6% from two and 65.8% from the FT line in the Hungarian League.
Goran Ikonic: Goran played 24 games in the Swiss league averaging 31mpg 17ppg 3.3rbpg 3.3aspg 1.4stls while shooting 54.9% from two, 38.8% from three and 78.1% from the FT line.
Emir Preldzic: The former NBA draft pick never quite blossomed into the player many had expected, that said he has had a very solid career in Turkey so far. In 31 Turkish League games he averaged 19mpg 6.4ppg 2.2rbpg 2.7aspg while shooting 52.1% from two, 42.6% from three and 72.4% from the FT line. In 20 Euroleague games he averaged 18mpg 4.6ppg 3.4rbpg 2.9aspg he struggled shooting 42.5% from two, 27.3% from three and 57.9% from the FT line.
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Igokea keeps Sibalic for another season - May 24, 2016
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BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) re-signed 28-year old Serbian forward Danilo Sibalic (204-103kg-88, agency: Beo Basket). He played there last season. In 15 Division I games he recorded 9.9ppg and 4.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Sibalic also played at Smederevo (KLS) in Serbian league that season. In 14 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg and 4.1rpg. The previous (14-15) season he played at Teodo Tivat (Erste Liga) in Montenegrin league. In 19 games he ave... [read more]
BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (Division I) re-signed 28-year old Serbian forward Danilo Sibalic (204-103kg-88, agency: Beo Basket). He played there last season. In 15 Division I games he recorded 9.9ppg and 4.6rpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Sibalic also played at Smederevo (KLS) in Serbian league that season. In 14 games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg and 4.1rpg. The previous (14-15) season he played at Teodo Tivat (Erste Liga) in Montenegrin league. In 19 games he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.7rpg in 2014-15 season. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Sibalic also played 4 games in Balkan League where he averaged 13.8ppg and 3.3rpg in 2014-15 season. The other team he played shortly was KK Strumica (Prva Liga) in FYR Macedonian league. In three games he averaged remarkable 19.0ppg, 7.7rpg and 2.0apg in 2014-15 season. In 13-14 season Sibalic played at LF Basket (Basketligan) in Swedish league. In 37 games he averaged 6.9ppg and 2.9rpg in 2013-14 season. In 12-13 season he played at Servitium (Division II). In 5 games he averaged high stats: 17.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.2apg in 2012-13 season. Sibalic was a member of Serbian U20 National Team back in 2008. He is a very experienced player. Sibalic has played also professionally in Austria (UBC St. Polten), Serbia (Radnicki KG 06, Napredak Rubin, Konstantin and KK Vojvodina Novi Sad), Montenegro (Ulcinj) and FYR Macedonia (Ovce Pole).
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