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    SuperLeague Standings
     1. Sigal Prishtina 25-3 
     2. Bashkimi 23-5 
     3. Peja 21-7 
     4. Trepca 17-10 
     5. Ylli 11-16 
     6. Rahoveci 9-19 
     7. Kerasan 2-26 
     8. Vellaznimi 2-26 
    Liga e pare Standings
     1. Borea 14-0 
     2. Drita 10-4 
     3. Kosova 10-4 
     4. Lipjani 10-4 
     5. Prishtina e Re 5-9 
     6. Megasports 4-10 
     7. New Born 3-11 
     8. Kacaniku 0-14 
    Liga e dyte Standings
     1. Kalaja 5-0 
     2. United Bball 4-1 
     3. Istogu 3-2 
     4. Fushe 2-3 
     5. Vitia 1-4 
     6. Llapi Podujeve 0-5 
    3 Standings
     1 AEK 0-0 
     2 Balkan 0-0 
     3 Beroe 0-0 
     4 BK Pardubice 0-0 
     5 Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
     6 Boras 0-0 
     7 CSU Sibiu 0-0 
     8 Demir IBB 0-0 
     9 Dnipro 0-0 
     10 Falco KC 0-0 
     11 FC Porto 0-0 
     12 Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
     13 Khimik 0-0 
     14 Kormend 0-0 
     15 KR 0-0 
     16 Le Portel 0-0 
     17 Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
     18 Nevezis 0-0 
     19 Oradea 0-0 
     20 Parma 0-0 
     21 Rabotnicki 0-0 
     22 Rilski 0-0 
     23 Sodertalje 0-0 
     24 Spirou 0-0 
     25 Stal Ostrow 0-0 
     26 Steaua CSM 0-0 
     27 Szolnok 0-0 
     28 Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
     29 Trabzonspor 0-0 
     30 Wuerzburg 0-0 
    Balkan League Standings
     1. Akademik PL 0-0 
     2. Bashkimi 0-0 
     3. Beroe 0-0 
     4. Blokotehna 0-0 
     5. Ibar Rozaje 0-0 
     6. Kumanovo 0-0 
     7. Levski 2014 0-0 
     8. SK Tirana 0-0 
    Stats Leaders
    Points Per Game
     Trae ANDERSON
      Avg: 21.4
     1. Anderson, Ylli21.4 
     2. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
     3. Brown, Ylli21.3 
     4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.8 
     5. Black, Bashkimi19.3 
     6. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
     7. Veseli, Peja17.3 
     8. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.3 
     9. Zekiqi, Trepca16.9 
     10. Locke, Bashkimi16.2 
    Rebounds Per Game
     Urim ZENELAJ
      Avg: 14.5
     1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
     2. Anderson, Ylli9.2 
     3. Moser, Sigal P.8.2 
     4. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
     5. Sinani, Bashkimi8.0 
     6. Locke, Bashkimi7.2 
     7. Grosha, Ylli7.0 
     8. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
     9. Black, Bashkimi6.4 
     10. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
    Assists Per Game
     Fisnik JUNIKU
      Avg: 7.7
     1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
     2. Anderson, Ylli7.0 
     3. Soyebo, Bashkimi6.6 
     4. Morina, Ylli6.0 
     5. Brown, Ylli5.4 
     6. Kemp, Sigal Prishtina5.4 
     7. Mekaj, Peja5.1 
     8. Wise, Trepca4.7 
     9. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
     10. Black, Bashkimi4.4 
    Steals Per Game
     Arian QALLAKU
      Avg: 2.5
     1. Qallaku, Peja2.5 
     2. Morina, Ylli2.0 
     3. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.9 
     4. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
     5. Deihl, Rahoveci1.7 
     6. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.7 
     7. Brown, Ylli1.7 
     8. Latifaj, Kerasan1.6 
     9. Soyebo, Bashkimi1.6 
     10. Hinds, Sigal P.1.5 
    Blocks Per Game
     Dardan KAPITI
      Avg: 2
     1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.0 
     2. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
     3. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 
     4. Reed, Peja0.8 
     5. Muric, Peja0.7 
     6. Grosha, Ylli0.7 
     7. Stutz, Trepca0.7 
     8. Anderson, Ylli0.6 
     9. Veseli, Peja0.6 
     10. Zekiqi, Trepca0.5 

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    Next Round Schedule

    Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

    BM Slam Sta 57% Sep.28 Bnei Hertzel
    Rilski 57% Sep.27 Nevezis
    Rabotnicki 57% Sep.27 Parma
    Oradea 57% Sep.27 Balkan
    Trabzonspor 57% Sep.27 Szolnok
    Dnipro 57% Sep.27 Demir IBB
    BK Pardubice 57% Sep.27 CSU Sibiu
    Mons-Hainaut 57% Sep.26 KR
    Kormend 57% Sep.26 Boras
    Istanbul BB 57% Sep.26 Wuerzburg
    First Round Schedule
    Levski 2014 50% Oct.11 Kumanovo
    Blokotehna 50% Oct.10 SK Tirana
    Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.10 Akademik PL
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    Scott Bamforth selected the top Kosovan playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 23, 2017

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    We bring you last week's top performances from Kosovans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

    Scott Bamforth
    Scott Bamforth
       #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, agency: BeoBasket, college: Weber St., currently plays in Spain). He could not help RETAbet BB (10-12) in their last game. Despite Bamforth's very good performance RETAbet BB lost 71-82 at home to the lower-ranked (#12) UCAM Murcia. He was the top scorer with 16 points. Bamforth also added 5 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. Bamforth has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 58.1%(54-93), 3FGP: 39.2% and FT: 90.3%(84-93) in 23 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Bamforth is currently a member of the Kosovan senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Kosovo.

    Gezim Morina
    Gezim Morina
       #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Gezim Morina (203-92, currently plays in Slovenia). He was the major contributor in a KK Primorska's victory against the fifth-ranked LTH Castings (3-8) 91-72 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Wednesday night. Morina recorded 16 points and added 4 assists in a mere 19 minutes. Sixt Primorska (10-1) is placed first in Places 7-12 group. This year Morina averages: 7.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 54.1%, 3FGP: 28.9% and FT: 78.8% in 23 games. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Slovenian. Morina played for the Kosovan national team in 2011.

    Dardan Berisha
    Dardan Berisha
       #3. The Kosovan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Dardan Berisha (191-88, currently plays in Italy). Berisha was not able to help Juvecaserta (9-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Juvecaserta was edged 74-71 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#4) Betaland Cdo. Berisha was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 3 steals in 27 minutes. It was Juvecaserta's fifth consecutive loss in a row. This year Berisha's overall stats are: 9.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 42.9% in four games. He is another player who holds two passports: Kosovan and Polish. Ex-KB Peja player is also a member of the Kosovan senior national team.

    Jaren Sina
    Jaren Sina
       #4. Guard Jaren Sina (188-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to G.Washington's surprising victory against the The University of Toledo (12-6) 73-69 in the NCAA National Tournament Round 1 on Wednesday night. Sina recorded 8 points and added 3 assists. The The George Washington University has 10-8 conference record this season. The National Tournament Round 1 already ended in the NCAA. Sina's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.2apg. He is a naturalized American. Sina is also Kosovan national team player. Apparently he has never played in Kosovo.

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

       #1. Shawn Jones (203-PF-92, college: Middle Tenn.St., currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Jerusalem to a victory against the closely-ranked Ironi Nahariya (10-13) 91-80 in the Israeli Winner League last Sunday. Jones scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Hapoel Jerusalem (13-10) is placed fifth in the Winner League. This season Jones averages: 5.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.3bpg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Jones has never played in Kosovo.

       #2. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Helios (0-1) 76-59 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Krka Novo Mesto (1-0) is placed first in Places 1-6 group. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. Kastrati's overall stats this year are: 9.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

    Other top Kosovan players, who play abroad:

    Kenan Sipahi (197-PG-95) plays for Besiktas in Turkish BSL
    Justin Doellman (205-F-85) plays for FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa
    Fahri Breca (190-G-85) plays for Recklinghausen in German ProB
    Bardhosh Kelmeni (195-G-98) plays for Malbas in Swedish Basketligan
    Damir Nicevic (205-C-76) plays for Vogosca in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division II
    Elio Sadiku (186-PG-91) plays for Cognac BB in French NM2
    Gerti Shima (204-PF-86) plays for SK Tirana in Albanian Superliga
    Hekuran Pireva (C/F-86) plays for Trelleborg in Swedish Basketettan
    Valon Gashi (202-F/C-87) plays for Trelleborg in Swedish Basketettan
    Valdet Obertinca (197-F/G-82) plays for Hoganas in Swedish Basketettan

    Notice: The list above includes only some of the Kosovan playing currently abroad. Go to Kosovan Abroad Page to see completed list.  

    Alban Veseli
    All signing requests at Kosovan Superleague 2017/18 - 21 hours ago
    The summer transfer windows has ended in Kosovan Superleague 2017/18 and Basketball Federation of Kosovo (FBK) has got more than 20 requests from the clubs for the registration of players. Golden Eagle Ylli had 7 request, to be the team with most transfer requests for the new season and after them came the reigning champions, Sigal Prishtina with 6. SIGAL PRISHTINA: Eric Johnson, Wayne Martin, John Stuart, Alban Veseli (202-F-90), Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) and Lis Shoshi (211-C-94, c...   [read more]
    Prowell inks at Rahoveci at the beginning of his pro career - 5 days ago
    KB Rahoveci (SuperLeague) added to their roster American guard Junious Prowell. just graduated from S.Crescent Tech (JUCO). As mentioned above Prowell is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his college team won GCAA DIII Tournament in 2015. Prowell was also voted All-GCAA DIII Player of the Year and NJCAA D3 All-Region XVII 1st Team in 2015. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfe...   [read more]

    Ylli lands Michael Harmon - 6 days ago
    Golden Eagle Ylli (SuperLeague) landed 23-year old American point guard Michael Harmon (180-82kg-94, college: Northeastern State). He played in the summer at Houston in Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas, which helped him to get the job in pro basketball. In 6 ESL games he averaged 9.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.2apg. The last season he played at Panthers in U.S. semi-pro league ABA. Harmon played at the MIAA Tournament Semifinals in 2014. He graduated from Northeastern State in 2015 and it will...   [read more]

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