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    SuperLeague Standings
     1. Sigal Prishtina 23-3 
     2. Bashkimi 22-4 
     3. Peja 19-6 
     4. Trepca 17-10 
     5. Ylli 11-15 
     6. Rahoveci 9-17 
     7. Kerasan 2-25 
     8. Vellaznimi 2-25 
    Full Standings
    Liga e pare Standings
     1. Borea 7-0 
     2. Kosova 6-1 
     3. Drita 5-2 
     4. Lipjani 4-3 
     5. Prishtina e Re 2-4 
     6. Megasports 2-5 
     7. New Born 1-5 
     8. Kacaniku 0-7 
    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 
    FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
    Group K
     1. Chalon 5-1 
     2. Gaziantep 5-1 
     3. Sodertalje 1-5 
     4. Targu Mures 1-5 
    Group L
     1. Demir IBB 5-1 
     2. Antwerp 4-2 
     3. Gravelines 2-4 
     4. Prievidza 1-5 
    Group M
     1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
     2. Vytautas 4-2 
     3. Oberwart 2-4 
     4. Apoel 1-5 
    Group N
     1. Kormend 4-2 
     2. Nanterre 4-2 
     3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
     4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
    Group O
     1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
     2. Alba 4-2 
     3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
     4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
    Group P
     1. Groningen 4-2 
     2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
     3. Enisey 0-0 
     4. Benfica 0-6 
    Group Q
     1. Cibona 0-0 
     2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
     3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
     4. Oostende 0-0 
     5. Oradea 0-0 
     6. Spirou 0-0 
     7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
     8. Usak 0-0 
    Stage One Standings
    Balkan League Standings
    Group C
     1 Beroe 5-1 
     2 Kozuv 3-3 
     3 Feni Industries 2-4 
     4 Sutjeska 2-4 
    Group D
     1 Kumanovo 5-1 
     2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
     3 Peja 3-3 
     4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
    Stats Leaders
    Points Per Game
     Trae ANDERSON
      Avg: 21.6
     1. Anderson, Ylli21.6 
     2. Zenelaj, Ylli21.3 
     3. Brown, Ylli20.8 
     4. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi20.5 
     5. Qallaku, Vellaznimi18.8 
     6. Veseli, Peja17.3 
     7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.17.3 
     8. Zekiqi, Trepca16.1 
     9. Matoshi, Vellaznimi15.5 
     10. Wise, Trepca15.0 
    Rebounds Per Game
     Urim ZENELAJ
      Avg: 14.5
     1. Zenelaj, Ylli14.5 
     2. Anderson, Ylli8.9 
     3. Sinani, Bashkimi8.4 
     4. Dahlman, Peja8.1 
     5. Locke, Bashkimi6.9 
     6. Matoshi, Vellaznimi6.8 
     7. Grosha, Ylli6.8 
     8. Kapiti, Kerasan6.2 
     9. Qallaku, Vellaznimi6.0 
     10. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi6.0 
    Assists Per Game
     Fisnik JUNIKU
      Avg: 7.7
     1. Juniku, Vellaznimi7.7 
     2. Anderson, Ylli6.7 
     3. Morina, Ylli6.0 
     4. Kemp, Sigal Prishtina5.9 
     5. Brown, Ylli5.6 
     6. Mekaj, Peja4.8 
     7. Wise, Trepca4.7 
     8. Ahmetbasic, Peja4.4 
     9. Scott, Trepca4.1 
     10. Latifaj, Kerasan3.9 
    Steals Per Game
     Arian QALLAKU
      Avg: 2.2
     1. Qallaku, Peja2.2 
     2. Morina, Ylli2.0 
     3. Kovaqi, Vellaznimi1.9 
     4. Deihl, Rahoveci1.7 
     5. Brown, Ylli1.7 
     6. Juniku, Vellaznimi1.7 
     7. Hajrizi, Sigal P.1.7 
     8. Latifaj, Kerasan1.5 
     9. Anderson, Ylli1.4 
     10. Wise, Trepca1.4 
    Blocks Per Game
     Dardan KAPITI
      Avg: 2
     1. Kapiti, Kerasan2.0 
     2. Zenelaj, Ylli1.6 
     3. Zeka, Vellaznimi0.9 
     4. Reed, Peja0.8 
     5. Stutz, Trepca0.7 
     6. Anderson, Ylli0.7 
     7. Veseli, Peja0.6 
     8. Muric, Peja0.6 
     9. Sinani, Bashkimi0.5 
     10. Matoshi, Vellaznimi0.5 
    Kosovan men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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    Round 28 (Regular Season)

    Trepca 71% Apr.27 Kerasan
    Ylli 88% Apr.27 Vellaznimi
    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.  

    Kosovan SuperLeague round 27 best performance: Arian Qallaku - 2 days ago
    Guard Arian Qallaku (195-G-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Peja, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 27. The 24-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds, while his team crushed Vellaznimi (#8, 2-25) with 20-point margin 104-84. Peja maintains the 3rd position in Kosovan SuperLeague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Peja will need more victories to improve their 19-5 reco...   [read more]

    SuperLeague Round 27: Trepca loses to Sigal Prishtina in the game between Top 4 teams - 3 days ago
    There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in SuperLeague. The game between Top Four teams took place in Prishtina. First ranked host Sigal Prishtina (22-3) smashed 4th placed Trepca (17-10) 123-77. The game without a history. Sigal Prishtina led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Trepca's 56. Sigal Prishtina looked well-organized...   [read more]

    Shawn Jones
    Shawn Jones joins Scandone Avellino - 6 days ago
    Scandone Avellino (Serie A) landed 25-year old American (has also Kosovan passport) power forward Shawn Jones (203-107kg-92, college: Middle Tennessee State) on loan from Hapoel Jerusalem. He started the season at Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League. In 15 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2bpg this season. Jones helped them to win the cup. The last season he played at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 34 games he had 8.7ppg and 3.4rpg. Jones has tried to make it...   [read more]

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