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A1 Standings
 1. GKK Sibenik 21-5 
 2. KK Split 21-5 
 3. Jolly JBS 20-6 
 4. Cibona 20-6 
 5. Zadar 19-7 
 6. Cedevita 18-8 
 7. Vrij.Osijek 12-14 
 8. KK Zagreb 12-14 
 9. Skrljevo 10-16 
 10. Zabok 8-17 
 11. Alkar Sinj 6-20 
 12. H.Analitica 6-20 
 13. Gorica 5-20 
 14. Kvarner 2010 3-23 
Last:4/24/2017
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 Athens 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 ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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 Leks 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:6/21/2017
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 5-1 
 2 KK Primorska 4-2 
 3 Vrij.Osijek 2-4 
 4 Klosterneuburg 1-5 
Group B
 1 Helios 2-1 
 2 Arkadia 2-1 
 3 Zabok 0-2 
Group C
 1 Levice 3-1 
 2 Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3 Tajfun 0-4 
Group D
 1 Rogaska 3-1 
 2 Rieker KN 2-2 
 3 BK Decin 1-3 
Last:1/18/2017
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)

Play-Off bracket 4
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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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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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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Ante Tomic selected the top Croatian playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 5, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Croatian players, who play currently abroad.


Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Ante Tomic (217-87, currently plays in Spain). He led Regal FC Barcelona to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Assignia Manresa (4-16) 88-76 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Tomic was MVP of the game. He scored 24 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (12-8) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Tomic's first season with the team. Tomic is currently third on the list of best rebounders with 6.5rpg. He also averaged so far 12.4ppg, 1.3apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 61.0%(105-172) and FT: 77.1% in the 20 games he played so far. Tomic played for the Croatian senior national team two years ago.

Tomislav Zubcic
Tomislav Zubcic
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Lithuania). He was the main contributor in a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the league outsider Naglis Palangos (0-14) crushing them 87-52 in the Lithuanian LKL last Monday. Zubcic was the best player in that game. He scored 31 points (!!!) and grabbed 9 rebounds. It was his first game for Lietuvos rytas this season. His team is placed eighth in the LKL. Zubcic played for the Croatian national team in 2009.

Marko Popovic
Marko Popovic
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Marko Popovic (185-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked ALBA Berlin (1-5) crushing them 92-56 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Popovic was the top player that evening. He scored 22 points and added 5 passes in 20 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (2-4) is placed fifth in group E. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. Popovic has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 57.7%(30-52), 3FGP: 47.6%(40-84) and FT: 87.8% in the 16 games. He played for the Croatian national team two years ago.

Drazen Bubnic
Drazen Bubnic
   #4. Forward Drazen Bubnic (206-86, currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to Un.Olimpija's victory against the closely-ranked MZT Skopje (10-10) 87-76 in the Adriatic League in Saturday night's game. Bubnic was the top player that evening. He scored 20 points. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (11-9) is placed seventh in the Adriatic League. This season Bubnic averages: 4.3ppg and 1.9rpg. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team back in 2006.

Luka Zoric
Luka Zoric
   #5. International center Luka Zoric (211-84, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Spain could not help Unicaja Malaga (2-4) in their last game. Despite Zoric's very good performance the sixth-placed Unicaja Malaga lost 73-78 on the road to the second-ranked Anadolu Efes in the group E of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Zoric also added 5 rebounds in 32 minutes. This year Zoric has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg and 4.4rpg in the 16 games. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

Roko-Leni Ukic
Roko-Leni Ukic
   #6. Point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Aris (6-9) 81-62 in the Greek A1 on Monday night. Ukic was the top player that evening. He scored 12 points and added 3 passes. Panathinaikos Athens (14-1) is placed first in the A1. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Ukic's overall stats this season are: 8.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.2apg. 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 Euroleague) is a teammate of previously mentioned Marko Popovic and both played together in the last Euroleague game. Delas contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked ALBA Berlin (1-5) crushing them 92-56. He scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. This year Delas' overall stats are: 2.4ppg and 1.7rpg in the 16 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team four years ago.

Kresimir Loncar
Kresimir Loncar
   #8. Forward Kresimir Loncar (210-83, also represented by Alti Sport, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked BC Donetsk (5-8) 84-66 in the VTB United League last Monday. Loncar scored 7 points and added 3 passes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (10-3) is placed second in group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Loncar's total stats this season are: 7.5ppg and 2.5rpg. He used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2010.

Tomislav Ruzic
Tomislav Ruzic
   #9. An experienced former international power forward Tomislav Ruzic (207-79, currently plays in Turkey) was the major contributor in Tofas' victory against the fifth-ranked Mersin (11-5) 88-85 in the Turkish TBL on Sunday night. Ruzic scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 36 minutes. Tofas Bursa (7-10) is placed ninth in the TBL. This year Ruzic's total stats are: 8.3ppg and 3.6rpg in the 17 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team thirteen years ago.

Jure Lalic
Jure Lalic
   #10. Center Jure Lalic (210-86, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Slovenia was not able to help Krka (8-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Lalic's good performance Krka was crushed 77-52 at home by the higher-ranked Radnicki KG (#6). He was the top scorer with 13 points. Lalic also added 6 rebounds. Lalic has reliable stats this season: 10.2ppg and 4.1rpg. He is a former U20 international player as seven years ago he still played for the Croatian national team.

   #11. International forward Damjan Rudez (208-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to secure a victory for CAI Zaragoza (11-9) in their last game. Despite Rudez's good performance CAI Zaragoza lost 77-82 on their home court in Zaragoza to the lower-ranked (#8) Asefa Estudiantes. He was the second best scorer with 14 points in a mere 19 minutes. Rudez's stats this year are: 11.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.1apg in the 20 games. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

   #12. Former international center Andrija Stipanovic (209-86, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Enel Brindisi 97-81 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Stipanovic recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 4 steals. Stipanovic is currently third on the league's list of best rebounders. He has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.3spg. Stipanovic used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2007.

   #13. Former international point guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Real Madrid in a victory against the sixth-ranked Gescrap BB crushing them 94-74 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. Draper has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 1.6apg in the 19 games. He is a naturalized American. Draper used to play for the Croatian national team two years ago. He played also for Cedevita Zagreb in Croatian league.

   #14. Former U20 international power forward Dino Erceg (203-85, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an overtime Apollon Patras' victory against the 11th-ranked KAOD 101-88 in the Greek A1 on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 37 minutes. Erceg has averaged so far 7.0ppg and 5.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team back in 2005.

   #15. International swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luka Zoric. But that was another game of his team in Spanish ACB which we would like to mention. Simon contributed to an Unicaja Malaga's victory against the league outsider Lagun Aro GBC 74-70. He scored 5 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Simon has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.0apg. He is also in the roster of the Croatian national team.


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

   #1. Igor Maric (196-F-85, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian Telemach League could not help Maribor Messer (10-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Maric's good performance Maribor Messer was defeated 67-57 at home by the lower-ranked Tajfun (#4). He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Maric also added 9 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Maric averaged so far 13.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.4apg.

   #2. Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Boise St. to a victory against the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (4-3) 77-72 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Drmic scored 22 points and added 4 passes. The Boise State University has 3-4 conference record this season. Drmic has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.0apg. He has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Australian.

   #3. Mladen Primorac (210-C-90, currently plays in Slovenia) faced previously mentioned Igor Maric in the Slovenian Telemach League last game. Primorac contributed to Tajfun's victory against the closely-ranked Maribor Messer (10-4) 67-57. He scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Primorac averaged so far 12.5ppg and 6.9rpg in the 14 games he played so far.

   #4. Experienced Stipe Modric (206-F-79, currently plays in Slovenia) was the major contributor in a Geoplin Slovan's victory against the closely-ranked Grosuplje (2-12) 87-71 in the Slovenian Telemach League in Saturday night's game. He scored 18 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana (5-9) is placed eighth in the Telemach League. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Modric has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and Slovenian.

   #5. Pankracije Barac (196-G-81, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Romania) led Pitesti to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Miercurea Ciuc (3-17) 93-81 in the Romanian Liga Nationala in Saturday night's game. Barac was the top player that evening. He scored 21 points and added 3 passes (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) in 30 minutes. BCM U Pitesti (9-11) is placed 11th in the Liga Nationala. Barac is currently fourth on the list of top scorers with 17.7ppg. He also averaged so far 3.3rpg, 3.9apg and 1.8spg in the 20 games.

   #6. Milos Paravinja (212-C/F-79, currently plays in Slovenia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Stipe Modric and both played together in the last Slovenian Telemach League game. Paravinja was the main contributor in a Geoplin Slovan's victory against the closely-ranked Grosuplje 87-71. He was the top player that evening. Paravinja scored 18 points. He has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.2apg. Paravinja has both Croatian and Slovenian nationalities.

   #7. Vjeran Soldo (208-F/C-84, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian Telemach League was not able to help LTHcast Mercator (5-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance LTHcast Mercator was defeated 73-64 on the road by the lower-ranked Polzela (#10). Soldo was the second best scorer with 16 points. He has averaged so far 9.0ppg and 2.9rpg.

   #8. Ljubisa Vrcelj (210-C-84, college: Jacksonville, currently plays in Bulgaria) was not able to secure a victory for Euroins Cherno More in their game against Rilski Sportist in the Bulgarian NBL. Vrcelj scored 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 26 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 17 points 100-83. He averaged so far 11.5ppg and 8.8rpg in the six games. Vrcelj also holds two passports: Croatian and Canadian.

   #9. Marin Petric (190-G-80, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a 2-point Duesseldorf Baskets' victory against the 14th-ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha 77-75 in the German ProA (second division) last Sunday. He scored 11 points in 32 minutes. Petric has averaged so far 9.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg in the 20 games. He holds both Croatian and German passports.

   #10. Marco Buljevic (197-G-87, also represented by Court Side, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a ETB Wohnbau's surprising victory against the league leader BV Chemnitz 99 93-81 in the German ProA (second division) on Saturday night. Buljevic scored 11 points and added 3 passes. He has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg. Buljevic has Croatian and German nationalities. Despite his Croatian passport, Buljevic previously played for the German U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Croatian team.   




Ante Djugum
Kastela lands Ante Djugum - 19 hours ago
Ribola Kastela added size to its roster ahead of its return to the Croatian Premijer League, signing a two year deal with Ante Djugum(211-C-88). Djugum arrived from Siroki, where he averaged 13.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.7 blocks in 9 Bosnian Division I games last season before in December left the club. In his last Croatian A1 League's season, 2015-16 with Split, Djugum averaged 9.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.3 blocks in 32 games. He ha...   [read more]

Zoran Vrkic
Zoran Vrkic (ex Karpos Sokoli) signs at Nantes - 21 hours ago
Hermine Nantes Atlantique (ProB) landed 30-year old Croatian ex-international forward Zoran Vrkic (203-87). He played most recently at Karpos Sokoli in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. In 21 ABA League games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.0apg last season. Vrkic also played 9 games in Balkan League where he had 10.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.8apg. The previous (15-16) season he played at Gipuzkoa in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 34 games he recorded 8.9ppg and 3.4rpg. Among other achievements Vrkic's team m...   [read more]

Marko Banic
Banic leaves Unics - 1 day ago
33-year old Croatian ex-international power forward Marko Banic (205-113kg-84) left Unics Kazan (VTB). Banic played there also last season. In 24 Euroleague games he averaged 4.6ppg and 1.7rpg. He played there also last season. Banic also played 19 games in VTB United League where he had 4.6ppg and 1.9rpg. Among other achievements he played in the final of VTB United League in 2016. Banic received also Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 3rd Team award back in 2012. He was also a member of Croa...   [read more]


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