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A1 Standings
 1. Alkar 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Cibona 0-0 
 4. GKK Sibenik 0-0 
 5. H.Analitica 0-0 
 6. Jazine 0-0 
 7. Kastela 0-0 
 8. Osijek 0-0 
 9. Skrljevo 0-0 
 10. Split 0-0 
 11. Zabok 0-0 
 12. Zadar 0-0 
 13. Zagreb 0-0 
Last:8/22/2017
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. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
ABA League
 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:9/16/2017
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Prievidza 0-0 
 2 USK Praha 0-0 
 3 Vienna 0-0 
 4 Zlatorog 0-0 
Group B
 1 Rieker KN 1-0 
 2 BK Decin 0-0 
 3 Kormend 0-0 
 4 Tajfun 0-1 
Group C
 1 Osijek 1-0 
 2 Klosterneuburg 0-0 
 3 Sencur Gor. 0-0 
 4 MMCITE Brno 0-1 
Group D
 1 Helios 0-0 
 2 Levice 0-0 
 3 UBSC Graz 0-0 
 4 Usti n/Labem 0-0 
Last:9/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.2 
 3. Marcinkovic, KK Za.19.1 
 4. Novacic, Jolly JBS19.0 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.2 
 6. Zoric, Cibona17.0 
 7. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.8 
 8. Konjevic, Skrljevo16.7 
 9. Vucic, Alkar Sinj16.1 
 10. Sakic, Cibona15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Cedevita
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Bilan, Cedevita8.2 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.7.5 
 3. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.3 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.8 
 5. Sakic, Cibona6.8 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS6.7 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 9. Zganec, Cedevita5.8 
 10. Perkovic, Skrljevo5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 3. Scott, Jolly JBS5.7 
 4. Reynolds, Cibona5.6 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.5 
 6. Vrbica, Gorica5.3 
 7. Filipovic, KK Split5.2 
 8. Kapusta, Zabok4.9 
 9. Raic, H.Analitica4.8 
 10. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 3. Sirko, KK Split1.9 
 4. Babic, Zabok1.8 
 5. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.8 
 6. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.8 
 7. Stemberger, Skrlj.1.7 
 8. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 9. Bozic, KK Zagreb1.5 
 10. Mazalin, Zadar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Izzet TURKYILMAZ
  GKK S.
  (212-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.4 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.1.3 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.1 
 4. Zoric, Cibona1.0 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek0.9 
 6. Begic, Cedevita0.8 
 7. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.8 
 8. Usic, H.Analitica0.7 
 9. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Papac, Jolly JBS0.7 
Player of the Week

 Luka Zoric
  Cibona
  ( 211-C-84 )
  

Croatian Basketball (Men)

First Round Schedule
Alkar 61% Oct.6 Kastela
Cedevita 61% Oct.6 Zadar
Jazine 55% Oct.6 Cibona
Skrljevo 56% Oct.6 H.Analitica
Zabok 55% Oct.6 GKK Sibenik
Zagreb 56% Oct.6 Osijek
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Qualifying Round)

Lukoil Acad 50% Sep.26 Benfica
Kataja Bsk 50% Sep.26 Joventut
N.Novgorod 50% Sep.26 Antwerp
UBT Cluj Na 50% Sep.26 Ludwigsburg
Budivelnyk 50% Sep.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Bakken 50% Sep.26 Groningen
Alba 50% Sep.26 Kalev/Cramo
Mornar Bar 50% Sep.26 Avtodor
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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Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Zlatorog 54% Oct.11 Prievidza
Group B
Tajfun Oct.10 Rieker KN 96%
Group C
Sencur Gor. 57% Oct.10 Osijek
Group D
UBSC Graz 57% Oct.11 Levice
Marko Popovic selected the top Croatian playing abroad in last week's games - Jan 22, 2013


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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Croatians who are currently playing abroad.


Marko Popovic
Marko Popovic
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Marko Popovic (185-82, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the major contributor in Zalgiris' victory against the ninth-ranked Neptunas (1-11) crushing them 111-87 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Popovic scored 16 points and added 5 passes in a mere 18 minutes on the court. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (10-1) is placed second in group B. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Popovic averages: 9.5ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 65.0%(13-20), 3FGP: 39.6% and FT: 85.7% in the 10 games he played so far. He played for the Croatian senior national team two years ago.

Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Ante Tomic (217-87, currently plays in Euroleague). Tomic led his Spanish team Regal FC Barcelona to a victory over the eighth-ranked Besiktas (0-4) 73-59 in the Euroleague last Thursday. He was MVP of the game. Tomic recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Regal FC Barcelona (3-1) is placed fourth in group F. It's Tomic's first season with the team. Tomic is currently second on the league's list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.7apg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 62.4%(63-101) and FT: 52.9%. Tomic played for the Croatian national team in 2011.

Luka Zoric
Luka Zoric
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Luka Zoric (211-84, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Unicaja Malaga (8-10) in their last game. Despite Zoric's very good performance Unicaja Malaga was crushed 91-67 on the road by the leading Real Madrid. He was the top scorer with 20 points in 31 minutes. It was Unicaja Malaga's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Zoric has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 57.1%(84-147) and FT: 70.2% in the 18 games. He is also a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Roko-Leni Ukic
Roko-Leni Ukic
   #4. Point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to Panathinaikos' victory against the eighth-ranked ALBA Berlin (0-4) 79-73 in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game. Ukic recorded 14 points. Panathinaikos Athens (3-1) is placed fourth in group E. Ukic's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.2apg. He is also Croatian national team player.

Sime Spralja
Sime Spralja
   #5. Former international power forward Sime Spralja (206-83, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL was not able to help Trefl Sopot (11-6) in their last game. Despite Spralja's very good performance Trefl Sopot was edged 77-75 in Zgorzelec by the leading PGE Turow. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Spralja also added 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. This year Spralja has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg and 2.8rpg in the 17 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team nine years ago.

Krunoslav Simon
Krunoslav Simon
   #6. Swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luka Zoric. But that was another game of his team in Euroleague which we would like to mention. Simon, who plays in Spain was not able to secure a victory for Unicaja Malaga (1-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the sixth-placed Unicaja Malaga was defeated 72-64 in Madrid by the leading Real in the group E of Euroleague. Simon was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Simon has reliable stats this season: 10.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Croatian National Team roster.

Mario Delas
Mario Delas
   #7. Former international power forward Mario Delas (207-90, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Marko Popovic and both played together in the last VTB United League game. Delas contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Neptunas (1-11) crushing them 111-87. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. This year Delas' overall stats are: 6.7ppg and 3.8rpg in the 10 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team four years ago.

Jakov Vladovic
Jakov Vladovic
   #8. Point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83, currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to a 3-point Krka's victory against one of league's weakest teams HKK Siroki WWin (6-12) 74-71 in the Adriatic League last Sunday. Vladovic scored 13 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Krka Novo Mesto (8-10) is placed ninth in the Adriatic League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Vladovic is currently third on the league's list of best passers. His total stats this season are: 8.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.5apg and 1.2spg. Vladovic used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2009.

Kresimir Loncar
Kresimir Loncar
   #9. Former international forward Kresimir Loncar (210-83, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Maccabi T-A (1-3) crushing them 88-67 in the Euroleague on Friday night. He recorded 8 points and blocked 2 shots in 18 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (3-1) is placed third in group F. This year Loncar's total stats are: 8.2ppg and 4.0rpg in the 14 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team three years ago.

Damjan Rudez
Damjan Rudez
   #10. Forward Damjan Rudez (208-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB couldn't help CAI Zaragoza (10-8) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Rudez's good performance CAI Zaragoza was edged 74-73 in Vitoria by the second-ranked Caja Laboral. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Rudez averaged so far 11.1ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Croatian National Team roster.

   #11. An experienced former international swingman Mario Stojic (198-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Belgium) was the main contributor in a Base Oostende's victory against the closely-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut 74-70 in the Belgian Ethias League last Saturday. Stojic was the best player in that game. He recorded 17 points in 27 minutes. Stojic's stats this year are: 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.8apg in the 12 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team four years ago.

   #12. Former international point guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston, currently plays in Euroleague) faced previously mentioned Krunoslav Simon in the Euroleague last game. Draper managed to help Real Madrid to win against the sixth-ranked Unicaja Malaga 72-64. He recorded only 3 points. Draper has averaged so far 2.8ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Draper used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2011. He played also for Cedevita Zagreb in Croatian league.

   #13. Former U20 international forward Drazen Bubnic (206-86, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help Un.Olimpija in their game against Cedevita in the Adriatic League. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 13 minutes. His team lost 67-73. Bubnic has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 2.0rpg in the 18 games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team seven years ago.

   #14. International center Darko Planinic (211-90, currently plays in Israel) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Ironi Ashkelon crushing them 80-59 in the Israeli Winner League last Monday. He recorded only 4 points in 10 minutes. Planinic has averaged so far 6.8ppg and 2.8rpg in the four games. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

   #15. Former U20 international center Ante Djugum (211-88, also represented by Court Side, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to Zlatorog's victory against the closely-ranked Maribor Messer 83-76 in the Slovenian Telemach League on Saturday night. Djugum scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Djugum averaged so far 10.3ppg and 6.0rpg. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team five years ago.


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

   #1. Mladen Primorac (210-C-90, currently plays in Slovenia) was the major contributor in Tajfun's victory against the closely-ranked Elektra (6-6) 71-60 in the Slovenian Telemach League in Saturday night's game. Primorac had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 30 minutes. KK Tajfun Sentjur (7-5) is placed fourth in the Telemach League. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Primorac averaged so far 13.0ppg and 6.9rpg in the 12 games he played so far.

   #2. Pankracije Barac (196-G-81, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Romania) led Pitesti to a victory over the league outsider CS Dinamo Bucuresti (0-18) crushing them 90-59 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Barac scored 24 points, had 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 5 balls. BCM U Pitesti (8-10) is placed 11th in the Liga Nationala. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. The Regular Season already ended. Barac is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Barac averages: 17.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.7apg and 1.8spg.

   #3. Vjeran Soldo (208-F/C-84, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to a 3-point LTHcast Mercator's victory against the closely-ranked Geoplin Slovan (4-8) 80-77 in the Slovenian Telemach League in Saturday night's game. Soldo scored 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. TTHcast Mercator Skofja Loka (5-7) is placed seventh in the Telemach League. Soldo has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 2.8rpg.

   #4. Igor Maric (196-F-85, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian Telemach League could not help Maribor Messer (9-3) to beat Zlatorog (10-2). Maric scored 9 points. But Maribor Messer was defeated 83-76 at home by the leading Zlatorog. It was Maribor Messer's first loss after four consecutive victories. Maric averaged so far 12.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg.

   #5. Ozren Pavlovic (203-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Hawaii's surprising victory against the University of Pacific (4-2) 60-52 in the NCAA on Thursday night. He scored 13 points and added 4 passes. The University of Hawaii has 3-3 conference record this season. Pavlovic averaged so far 12.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg.

   #6. Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Boise St. (1-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the Boise St. was defeated 91-80 on the road by the U.S. Air Force Academy. Drmic recorded 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Drmic averaged so far 12.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg. He has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Australian.

   #7. Ljubisa Vrcelj (210-C-84, college: Jacksonville, currently plays in Bulgaria), who plays in the Bulgarian NBL was not able to secure a victory for Euroins Cherno More (5-1) in their last game. Despite Vrcelj's good performance the league leader Euroins Cherno More was crushed 87-65 in Sofia by the leading Lukoil Academik. He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds in 35 minutes. Vrcelj averaged so far 13.3ppg and 9.5rpg in the four games. He is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and Canadian.

   #8. Kristijan Krajina (206-F-90, is currently at the American university) contributed to Mt.St.Mary's' victory against the Central Connecticut State University 80-75 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Krajina recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. Krajina averaged so far 13.3ppg and 9.5rpg in the four games.

   #9. Experienced Igor Milicic (194-G-76, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help AZS Koszalin in their game against Kotwica in the Polish TBL. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Milicic scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 88-76. Milicic has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 3.2apg. He has both Croatian and Polish nationalities.

   #10. Marin Petric (190-G-80, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Duesseldorf Baskets' victory against the league outsider USC Leipzig 84-75 in the German ProA (second division) on Sunday night. Petric scored 10 points in 27 minutes. Petric averaged so far 10.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.1apg in the 18 games. He also holds two passports: Croatian and German.   




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