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A1 Standings
 1. Cedevita 2-0 
 2. Cibona 2-0 
 3. GKK Sibenik 2-0 
 4. Zabok 1-1 
 5. Skrljevo 1-1 
 6. Alkar 1-1 
 7. Zadar 1-1 
 8. H.Analitica 1-1 
 9. Osijek 1-1 
 10. Kastela 0-1 
 11. Split 0-1 
 12. Jazine 0-2 
 13. Zagreb 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
A2 Standings
 1. Jazine 16-2 
 2. Ribola Kastela 16-2 
 3. Vern 13-4 
 4. Rudes 8-10 
 5. Belisce 8-10 
 6. Podravac Virje 7-10 
 7. Pula 1981 6-11 
 8. Sanac 6-12 
 9. Borovo 4-13 
 10. Graficar 4-14 
Stage One Standings
Last:6/12/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 2-0 
 2 Fiat TO 2-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Andorra 0-2 
 5 Cedevita 0-2 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-2 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 2-0 
 2 Buducnost 2-0 
 3 Grissin Bon RE 1-1 
 4 Lietkabelis 1-1 
 5 Galatasaray 0-2 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-2 
Group C
 1 Lokomotiv 2-0 
 2 Limoges 1-1 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-1 
 4 ALBA 1-1 
 5 Lietuvos rytas 1-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-2 
Group D
 1 ASVEL 1-1 
 2 Dolomiti En. TR 1-1 
 3 Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 5 Tofas 1-1 
 6 Zenit 1-1 
Last:10/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
ABA League Standings
 1 Buducnost 3-1 
 2 Crvena Zvezda 3-1 
 3 FMP 2-2 
 4 Cibona 2-2 
 5 Olimpija 2-2 
 6 Partizan NIS 2-2 
 7 Mega Bemax 2-2 
 8 Cedevita 2-2 
 9 Igokea 2-2 
 10 MZT Skopje 2-2 
 11 Mornar Bar 1-3 
 12 Zadar 1-3 
 13 Borac 0-0 
 14 Bosna-Royal 0-0 
 15 Dynamic BG 0-0 
 16 KK Primorska 0-0 
 17 Krka 0-0 
 18 Lovcen 0-0 
 19 Ohrid AV 0-0 
 20 Rogaska 0-0 
 21 Split 0-0 
 22 Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 23 Vrsac 0-0 
 24 Zrinjski HT 0-0 
Last:10/16/2017
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 1-0 
 2 USK Praha 0-0 
 3 Vienna 0-0 
 4 Prievidza 0-1 
Group B
 1 Tajfun 1-1 
 2 Rieker KN 1-1 
 3 BK Decin 0-0 
 4 Kormend 0-0 
Group C
 1 Osijek 2-1 
 2 Klosterneuburg 1-1 
 3 Sencur Gor. 1-1 
 4 MMCITE Brno 0-1 
Group D
 1 Levice 2-0 
 2 Usti n/Labem 1-0 
 3 Helios 0-1 
 4 UBSC Graz 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin JUNAKOVIC
  Zagreb
  (193-PG-94)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Junakovic, Zagreb31.5 
 2. Katic, Cedevita19.0 
 3. Stipanovic, Cedevita19.0 
 4. Taylor, Osijek19.0 
 5. Vitali, GKK Sibenik19.0 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok18.5 
 7. Bundovic, GKK S.17.5 
 8. Bozic, Zadar17.5 
 9. Williams, Skrljevo17.0 
 10. Vukovic, Zadar16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Venky JOIS
  Osijek
  (202-F-93)
  Avg: 11
 1. Jois, Osijek11.0 
 2. Perkovic, Skrljevo10.0 
 3. Stipanovic, Cedevita9.0 
 4. Melvin, Cibona8.5 
 5. Krstanovic, H.Analit.8.5 
 6. Krajina, Zadar8.0 
 7. Smajlagic, Zabok7.5 
 8. Katic, Cedevita7.0 
 9. Spanja, H.Analitica6.5 
 10. Vitali, GKK Sibenik6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Borna KAPUSTA
  Zabok
  (182-PG-96)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kapusta, Zabok7.0 
 2. Svalina, Alkar6.5 
 3. Sarac, Osijek6.5 
 4. Junakovic, Zagreb6.5 
 5. Woods, Jazine6.0 
 6. Williams, Skrljevo5.5 
 7. Ukic, Cedevita5.0 
 8. Galic, Kastela4.0 
 9. Kalajzic, Split4.0 
 10. Cherry, Cedevita4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Martin JUNAKOVIC
  Zagreb
  (193-PG-94)
  Avg: 3
 1. Junakovic, Zagreb3.0 
 2. Stipcic, Skrljevo3.0 
 3. Dosen, Kastela3.0 
 4. Woods, Jazine2.5 
 5. Konjevic, Skrljevo2.5 
 6. Jois, Osijek2.5 
 7. Cherry, Cedevita2.0 
 8. Jukic, Split2.0 
 9. Johnson, Cedevita2.0 
 10. Brzoja, Zadar2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris JOHNSON
  Cedevita
  (210-PF-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Cedevita3.0 
 2. Vukovic, Zadar2.0 
 3. Marcinkovic, Split1.0 
 4. Sango, Zagreb1.0 
 5. Rozic, Cibona1.0 
 6. Melvin, Cibona1.0 
 7. Palokaj, Zagreb0.5 
 8. Radunic, Skrljevo0.5 
 9. Alston, Jazine0.5 
 10. Krstanovic, H.Analit.0.5 
Player of the Week

 Domagoj Vukovic
  Zadar
  ( 207-F/C-93 )
  

Croatian Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Cedevita 99% Oct.20 Kastela
Jazine Oct.20 GKK Sibenik 98%
Skrljevo 58% Oct.20 Osijek
Split Oct.20 H.Analitica 87%
Zabok 58% Oct.20 Zadar
Zagreb Oct.20 Alkar 90%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Cedevita 58% Oct.25 Andorra
Paris-Levall Oct.25 Fiat TO 97%
Darussafaka 59% Oct.25 Unics
Group B
Buducnost 99% Oct.25 Galatasaray
Lietkabelis 56% Oct.25 Grissin Bon
Hapoel J-M Oct.25 B.Muenchen 97%
Group C
Limoges 59% Oct.25 ALBA
Lietuvos ryt Oct.25 Lokomotiv 76%
RETAbet BB 94% Oct.25 Partizan NI
Group D
Ratiopharm 54% Oct.25 Gran Canaria
Dolomiti En 56% Oct.25 Tofas
ASVEL 60% Oct.25 Zenit
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

FMP 65% Oct.23 Zadar
MZT Skopje 55% Oct.23 Cibona
Cedevita Oct.22 Crvena Zvezd 65%
Buducnost 67% Oct.21 Mega Bemax
Olimpija 77% Oct.21 Mornar Bar
Partizan NI 58% Oct.21 Igokea
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Prievidza 55% Oct.25 USK Praha
Group B
BK Decin Oct.31 Tajfun 96%
Rieker KN 95% Oct.25 BK Decin
Group C
Osijek 63% Oct.24 Sencur Gor.
Group D
Usti n/Labem 53% Oct.25 Levice
Interview with Damir Rancic - Sep 21, 2012


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The Croatian sharp shooter helped KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje have a good year in their first ever Euroleague experience and chipped in 6.1ppg mostly from beyond the arc to make things easier for quality big men such as Kasun, Markota, May and Heytvelt. Damir Rancic (199-G-83) has things to say regarding his basketball career and future plans.

You had a stint in the Euroleague with Cibona earlier and last year got back to the competition with KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje. Would you call it a successful season for Zagreb side?

Like you said my first experience with Euroleague was in Cibona 2006 and it was a success last year. It was a debut in Euroleauge for KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje and I think the season was ok. We started group with a couple of big losses but in the second part of the group we started to play better and until the last game we had a chance to go into Top 16 but we lost the last game against Zalgiris and said goodbye to Euroleauge.

Compare to your previous Euroleague experience what do you think of the last year?

The Euroleague is obviously getting bigger and tougher every year. Yes i think that euroleauge is getting better and tougher every year.. Its getting more physical and stronger day by day. In terms of organization Euroleague is one of the best sports events ever done.

Croatian basketball is producing a lot of talent everyday but it seems like people are expecting better success from the national team that you have been a part of as well?

That is true... We have so much young talents and gold medals in youth categories but nobody knows what the problem is with the senior team.. We lost 3 or 4 times in a row in quarter finals starting from Belgrade 2005 where I also participated in.

Mostly youre listed as a guard but do you think you are more of a shooting guard or else a small forward and on the floor positions matter as much as many believe?

My natural position is the shooting guard butIi can also play at small forward because I am 1.99 cm tall, but my trademark is getting out of the screens and shooting with a high percentage..

People know you as a true shooter. Your 3 point percentage has always been high and its said shooting is an instinct?

Yes that is my best thing and people know me through that... I think it is an instinct but also reqiures lots of hard work.

Like many other free agents you seem to be waiting for the right offer since you didnt agree terms with any club yet. Any progress going on with your negotiations?

Everybody knows the situation and the market is bad this year. Many teams lowered the budgets and also have problem with paying on time so I decided to wait for the right offer because I want to be on a team where I can give my best. So far in this season I havent found what Im looking for but I know it will be coming soon..

How does it feel to be professional athlete whos always at the practice or on the road for the games? Do you manage to save enough time for yourself and what do you do on your spare time?

Many players start to practice regularly in a very young age and that kind of life is in their blood... I like basketball and that kind of living so I don't have any problem with having no time for other things. I usually read books or play video games or go fishing in summer time just to get rid of the stress of basketball life.
  




Josh Bostic
Zadar signs Josh Bostic, ex JuveCaserta - 1 day ago
KK Zadar (A1) signed 30-year old American swingman Josh Bostic (196-104kg-87, college: Findlay, OH). He played last season at JuveCaserta in Italian Serie B. In 20 Serie A games he had 8.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1   [read more]

Jahmar Young
Cibona inks Jahmar Young, ex Huracanes PP - 1 day ago
KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 31-year old American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: New Mexico State). He played last summer at Huracanes del Atlantico in LNB league in Dominican Republic. Young managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year. In 8 LNB games he had 11.0ppg, 2.4apg and 1.0spg. Part of last season he spent at Hapoel Haifa (National League) in Israel where in 6 games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.5apg and 2.2spg. Young...   [read more]

Domagoj
Vukovic
Domagoj Vukovic claims Croatian A1 weekly honour - 1 day ago
Domagoj Vukovic (207-F/C-93) put on an amazing game in the last round for Zadar and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. The 24-year old power forward had the game-high 23 points adding eight rebounds for Zadar in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team Zagreb (#13, 0-2) with 25-point margin 124-99. Zadar is placed at 7th position in Croatian A1. Zadar is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle o...   [read more]


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