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Division Standings
Liga 6
 1. Igokea 9-1 
 2. Bosna-Royal 7-3 
 3. Zrinjski HT 5-5 
 4. Sloboda Tuzla 5-5 
 5. Spars Sarajevo 3-7 
 6. Kakanj 1-9 
Places 7-13
 1. Siroki Primorka 6-2 
 2. Leotar 4-4 
 3. Gradjanski 4-4 
 4. Mladost 3-5 
 5. Bosnjak 3-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/20/2017
Division II Standings
1. Liga RS
 1. Radnik B. 21-5 
 2. Sutjeska 19-7 
 3. Prijedor 17-9 
 4. Sokolac 17-9 
 5. Rogatica 15-11 
 6. Student BL 14-12 
 7. HEO 13-13 
 8. Borac BL 12-14 
 9. Slavija 12-14 
 10. Varda HE 12-14 
 11. Rudar 11-15 
 12. Kozara 9-17 
 13. Bratunac 8-18 
 14. Teslic 2-24 
A1 Liga FBIH
 1. Vogosca 16-4 
 2. Burch 16-4 
 3. Gradina S. 16-4 
 4. Igman 13-7 
 5. Celik 9-11 
 6. Turbina 9-11 
 7. Donji Vakuf 8-12 
 8. Travnik 8-12 
 9. Iskra Bugojno 7-13 
 10. Lukavac 5-15 
 11. Gradina T. 3-17 
A1 Liga KSHB
 1. Student M. 15-2 
 2. Posusje 15-3 
 3. Grude 14-4 
 4. Siroki II 14-4 
 5. Tomislav 13-6 
 6. Capljina 9-8 
 7. Zrinjski II 6-12 
 8. Livno 5-13 
 9. Novi 4-12 
 10. Brotnjo 1-16 
 11. Busovaca 1-17 
Last:5/6/2017
ABA League Standings
 1. Buducnost 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Cibona 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. FMP 0-0 
 6. Igokea 0-0 
 7. Mega Bemax 0-0 
 8. Mornar Bar 0-0 
 9. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 10. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 11. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 12. Zadar 0-0 
Last:8/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.18.8 
 2. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak18.3 
 3. Kovacevic, Spars S.17.2 
 4. Jovanovic, Spars S.16.7 
 5. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.15.8 
 6. Negovanovic, Gradj.15.7 
 7. Pelkic, Leotar15.4 
 8. Robinson, Igokea15.1 
 9. Hasandic, Sloboda .14.6 
 10. Stanojevic, Mlado.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Obrad TOMIC
  Kakanj
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Tomic, Kakanj9.8 
 2. Kastropil, Siroki P.8.7 
 3. Markovic, Gradj.8.3 
 4. Pelkic, Leotar7.8 
 5. Stanojevic, Mlado.7.6 
 6. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.7.4 
 7. Marojevic, Gradj.7.1 
 8. Milosevic, Igokea6.8 
 9. Kadic, Bosnjak6.8 
 10. Karacic, Siroki P.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jan MOCNIK
  Siroki P.
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Mocnik, Siroki P.8.3 
 2. Knezevic, Zrinjski.5.4 
 3. Princ, Zrinjski HT4.9 
 4. Fekete, Leotar4.6 
 5. Luzajic, Leotar4.0 
 6. Dovadzija, Bosnjak3.9 
 7. Aleksic, Mladost3.9 
 8. Robinson, Igokea3.8 
 9. Zahiragic, Spars S.3.7 
 10. Vasiljevic, Bosna-Ro.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.2.4 
 2. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak1.9 
 3. Brown, Sloboda .1.9 
 4. Mocnik, Siroki P.1.7 
 5. Princ, Zrinjski HT1.6 
 6. Dreznjak, Siroki P.1.4 
 7. Samadan, Zrinjski.1.4 
 8. Milosevic, Igokea1.4 
 9. Kovacevic, Spars S.1.3 
 10. Radivojevic, Igokea1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Franko KASTROPIL
  Siroki P.
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Kastropil, Siroki P.1.1 
 2. Karacic, Siroki P.1.0 
 3. Sturanovic, Bosna-Ro.0.9 
 4. Brummitt, Zrinjski.0.9 
 5. Pelkic, Leotar0.8 
 6. Rikic, Igokea0.7 
 7. Radmilovic, Leotar0.7 
 8. Marojevic, Gradj.0.6 
 9. Tomic, Kakanj0.6 
 10. Milosevic, Gradjanski0.6 
Poll

First Round Schedule
Crvena Zvezd 54% Sep.29 Mornar Bar
Mega Bemax 54% Sep.29 Cibona
Un.Olimpija 58% Sep.29 Igokea
Buducnost 55% Sep.29 Zadar
Cedevita 58% Sep.29 FMP
MZT Skopje 54% Sep.29 Partizan NI
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Jusuf Nurkic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bosnians playing currently abroad: - Mar 13, 2017


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bosnia and Herzegovina players, who play currently abroad.


Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Jusuf Nurkic (213-94, currently plays in NBA). He led Portland Trail Blazers to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers (23-43) 114-108 in the NBA in Thursday night's game. Nurkic was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 20 rebounds. Nurkic also added 8 assists and 6 blocks in 38 minutes on the court. The Portland Trail Blazers have 29-35 record this season. Nurkic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 9.4rpg, 4.0apg, 2.1bpg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 53.3% and FT: 75.0% in 10 games he played so far. Nurkic has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian. Despite he played previously for the Slovenian U16 national team, Nurkic is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany). He was the major contributor in a Bayern Muenchen's victory against the 14th-ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (6-17) crushing them 108-73 in the German BBL last Sunday. Djedovic scored 17 points and had 4 steals. FC Bayern Muenchen (20-3) is placed third in the BBL. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. It's Djedovic's fourth season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 58.6%(51-87), 3FGP: 45.5%(20-44) and FT: 84.1%. Djedovic is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and German. He is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Elmedin Kikanovic
Elmedin Kikanovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany). Kikanovic could not help ALBA Berlin (16-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance ALBA Berlin was defeated 81-76 on the road by the much lower-ranked BG Goettingen (#12). Kikanovic was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 3 passes. This season Kikanovic has very high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 59.1%(152-257) and FT: 80.7%. Kikanovic is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #4. Guard Zack Wright (191-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in France) contributed to Monaco's victory against the closely-ranked Chalon/Saor (16-6) 82-72 in the French ProA last Sunday. He scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 26 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AS Monaco Basket (19-3) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. This year Wright's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.0apg in 21 games. He is a naturalized American. Wright is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player. Strangely he has never played in Bosnia.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #5. Former international center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Buducnost (18-8) 82-66 in the ABA League on Monday night. Kuzmic scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd (25-1) is placed first in the ABA League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Kuzmic's first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 9.6ppg and 5.5rpg. Kuzmic has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian nationalities. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team five years ago.

Adin Vrabac
Adin Vrabac
   #6. Shooting guard Adin Vrabac (204-94, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to Partizan's victory against one of league's weakest teams Krka (8-18) 94-80 in the ABA League in Sunday night's game. Vrabac recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in 32 minutes. BC Partizan NiS Beograd (19-7) is placed third in the ABA League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Vrabac's total stats are: 5.3ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.7apg in 26 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Ivan Ramljak
Ivan Ramljak
   #7. Former U18 international small forward Ivan Ramljak (203-90, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to a 3-point KK Zadar's victory against the closely-ranked Un.Olimpija (10-16) 81-78 in the ABA League last Sunday. Ramljak had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 31 minutes. KK Zadar (9-17) is placed 12th in the ABA League. The Regular Season already ended in the ABA League. Ramljak has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg in 21 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 national team twelve years ago.

Aleksandar Lazic
Aleksandar Lazic
   #8. Swingman Aleksandar Lazic (201-96, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Dynamic BG (15-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Dynamic BG was badly defeated 81-64 at home by the second-ranked Borac. Lazic was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 23 minutes. Lazic has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg in 17 games. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 national team.

Marko Josilo
Marko Josilo
   #9. Former international guard Marko Josilo (200-92, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to Metalac's victory against the closely-ranked Sloga (7-13) 95-83 in the Serbian KLS on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. Josilo also added and 3 steals in 40 minutes. Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (10-10) is placed ninth in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Josilo has relatively good stats this year: 14.2ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg in 12 games. Despite he played previously for the Serbian U19 national team, Josilo is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Dzanan Musa
Dzanan Musa
   #10. Shooting guard Dzanan Musa (204-99, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Gorica (3-16) crushing them 92-70 in the Croatian A1 in Wednesday night's game. He scored 10 points. KK Cedevita Zagreb (14-5) is placed fifth in the A1. This season Musa has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.4apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. Former international point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Romania) was the main contributor in an UBT Cluj Napoca's victory against the sixth-ranked Pitesti 94-84 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Wednesday. Adamovic was the best player in that game. He scored 21 points, made 5 passes and 4 steals in 29 minutes. Adamovic has reliable stats this year: 12.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.4apg and 2.1spg in 19 games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team three years ago.

   #12. International point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, another player represented by BeoBasket, college: Belmont, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point FC Barcelona's victory against the 13th-ranked UCAM Murcia 73-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He scored 6 points and added 3 assists in only 14 minutes. Renfroe has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.1apg in 10 games. He is a naturalized American. Renfroe is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. Apparently he has never played in Bosnia.

   #13. Former international point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for OKK Beograd in their game against Vrsac in the Serbian KLS. Despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game Nesovic recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and making 10 passes. He also added 4 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). This season Nesovic has very high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.9apg and 1.8spg. Nesovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team five years ago.

   #14. International swingman Nikola Gajic (195-91, college: SF Austin, currently plays in Slovenia) couldn't help KK Primorska in their game against Un.Olimpija in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM, despite his very good performance in Wednesday night's game. Gajic scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. But his team lost 81-87. Gajic has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg in 21 games. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #15. U20 international center Markus Loncar (211-96, currently plays in Croatia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Dzanan Musa and both played together in the last Croatian A1 game. Loncar managed to help KK Cedevita Zagreb in a victory against the 12th-ranked Gorica crushing them 92-70. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 17 minutes. Loncar has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 3.7rpg in 15 games. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina U20 national team.


The list of other players, who all have Bosnia and Herzegovina passport but never been selected to any of Bosnia and Herzegovina national teams:

   #1. Aleksandar Todorovic (206-C/F-87, currently plays in Serbia) led Borac to a victory over the closely-ranked Dynamic BG (15-5) 81-64 in the Serbian KLS on Friday night. Todorovic was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 10 rebounds. Todorovic also added 2 blocks in 36 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. KK Borac Mozzart Cacak (15-5) is placed second in the KLS. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. It's Todorovic's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg and 6.7rpg in 20 games he played so far.

   #2. Marko Dujkovic (226-C-90, currently plays in Serbia) was the major contributor in Metalac's victory against the closely-ranked KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac (10-10) 100-97 in the Serbian KLS last Sunday. Dujkovic recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 17 rebounds. He also added 9 blocks. Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (10-10) is placed ninth in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Dujkovic has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.1bpg. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and FYR Macedonian.

   #3. Boris Barac (205-F-92, currently plays in ABA League) could not help KK Zadar (9-17) in their last game. Despite Barac's very good performance KK Zadar lost 79-85 on the road to the higher-ranked (#10) Karpos Sokoli. He had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 10 rebounds in 36 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the ABA League. Barac has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.9apg in 25 games.

   #4. Mirza Begic (216-C-85, currently plays in ABA League) contributed to Cedevita's victory against the ninth-ranked FMP (10-16) 104-92 in the ABA League in Saturday night's game. Begic scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. KK Cedevita Zagreb (20-6) is placed second in the ABA League. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Begic has averaged so far 5.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.2bpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #5. Experienced Dejan Cup (202-PF-83, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Slovenia) was the main contributor in a Hopsi Polzela's victory against the closely-ranked Helios (12-9) 87-70 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Friday night. Cup was the best player in that game. He scored 17 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Hopsi Polzela (15-6) is placed fourth in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This season Cup has very high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.2spg. Cup has both Serbian and Bosnia and Herzegovina nationalities.

   #6. Dragan Djuranovic (203-C/F-88, currently plays in Slovenia) was not able to help Rogaska (12-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Djuranovic's good performance Rogaska was edged 84-82 at home by the lower-ranked Sencur Gorenjska gradbena druzba Kranj (#9). He scored 12 points, had 7 rebounds, passed 4 assists and added 4 blocks. Djuranovic has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg.

   #7. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Movil Estudiantes (17-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Suton's very good performance Movil Estudiantes was defeated 77-71 in Badalona by the much lower-ranked Joventut (#15). He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Suton also added 4 rebounds. Suton has averaged so far 7.9ppg and 5.8rpg. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #8. Ismet Sejfic (208-C-93, currently plays in Hungary) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider MAFC 84-69 in the Hungarian A Division in Wednesday night's game. Sejfic had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds in 26 minutes. Sejfic has very impressive stats this year: 16.9ppg and 7.9rpg in 21 games.

   #9. Stefan Matic (196-SG-91, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to Spartak's victory against the closely-ranked Tamis 74-60 in the Serbian KLS last Sunday. He recorded 13 points. Matic has averaged so far 4.8ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg.

   #10. Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to Gelisim's victory against one of league's weakest teams Mamak DSI 81-76 in the Turkish TBL (second division) last Friday. He was the top player that evening. Rizvic had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 12 rebounds in 24 minutes. Rizvic has very impressive stats this year: 15.9ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.6bpg and 1.6spg in 28 games. He holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian passports.   




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