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Erste Standings
 1. Teodo Tivat 13-3 
 2. Sutjeska 12-5 
 3. Ibar Rozaje 12-5 
 4. Lovcen 10-7 
 5. Ulcinj 9-8 
 6. S.Centar 7-10 
 7. Jedinstvo 7-10 
 8. Danilovgrad 3-14 
 9. Primorje 1945 3-14 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar
Full Standings
Last:2/20/2017
Prva B Standings
 1. Berane Bobcats 8-2 
 2. Zeta 6-5 
 3. Centar BP 6-6 
 4. Rudar 5-6 
 5. Strsljen 2-8 
Full Standings
Last:2/20/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/8/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
ABA League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 22-1 
 2 Cedevita 17-6 
 3 Partizan 16-6 
 4 Buducnost 16-7 
 5 Cibona 11-12 
 6 Igokea 11-12 
 7 FMP 10-13 
 8 Un.Olimpija 10-13 
 9 Karpos Sokoli 9-14 
 10 Mega Leks 9-14 
 11 MZT Skopje 8-15 
 12 Zadar 7-15 
 13 Krka 7-16 
 14 Mornar Bar 7-16 
Last:2/23/2017
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 4-1 
 2 Kozuv 2-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-3 
 4 Sutjeska 2-3 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 4-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-2 
 3 Peja 2-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-4 
Last:2/23/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Milos LATKOVIC
  Lovcen
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Latkovic, Lovcen22.3 
 2. Vukovic, Jedinstvo22.0 
 3. Sutulovic, Danilovg.21.8 
 4. Miljanic, Primorje.19.5 
 5. Koljevic, S.Centar19.1 
 6. Jelenic, Ulcinj18.0 
 7. Bogojevic, S.Centar17.4 
 8. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.17.2 
 9. Draskovic, Jedin.17.1 
 10. Knezevic, Lovcen16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos LOPICIC
  Lovcen
  (216-C-90)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Lopicic, Lovcen11.8 
 2. Palameta, Danilovgrad9.0 
 3. Jocovic, Primorje.8.9 
 4. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.8.8 
 5. Draskovic, Jedin.8.6 
 6. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje8.4 
 7. Miljanic, Primorje.7.5 
 8. Knezevic, Jedinstvo7.2 
 9. Cekic, S.Centar7.2 
 10. Bacovic, Primorje.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milan STANOJEVIC
  Teodo T.
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Stanojevic, Teodo T.6.1 
 2. Miljanic, Primorje.5.3 
 3. Jovanovic, Lovcen5.1 
 4. Latkovic, Lovcen5.0 
 5. Ratkovic, Danilovgrad4.2 
 6. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje4.2 
 7. Fisik, Jedinstvo4.1 
 8. Nurkovic, Ibar R.3.4 
 9. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje3.2 
 10. James, Sutjeska3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Milos LATKOVIC
  Lovcen
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Latkovic, Lovcen2.3 
 2. Lalic, Sutjeska2.1 
 3. Stanojevic, Teodo T.2.0 
 4. Nurkovic, Ibar R.1.7 
 5. Ratkovic, Danilovgrad1.7 
 6. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.7 
 7. Djurisic, Teodo Tivat1.6 
 8. Milosevic, S.Centar1.6 
 9. Felec, Ibar Rozaje1.6 
 10. Draskovic, Jedin.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko LJUJIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (207-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje2.6 
 2. Cekic, S.Centar1.7 
 3. Draskovic, Jedin.1.1 
 4. Lopicic, Lovcen1.0 
 5. Djurkovic, Sutjeska0.8 
 6. Rondovic, Ibar R.0.6 
 7. Jeknic, Ulcinj0.6 
 8. Salic, Sutjeska0.6 
 9. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje0.6 
 10. Hadzibegovic, Ulcinj0.5 
Player of the Week

 Milos Latkovic
  Lovcen
  ( 196-G-93 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 20 (Regular Season)

Jedinstvo Feb.25 Ulcinj 61%
Primorje 194 Feb.25 Lovcen 82%
Danilovgrad Feb.25 Ibar Rozaje 85%
Teodo Tivat 61% Feb.25 Sutjeska
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Strsljen Mar.4 Berane Bobca 83%
Zeta 55% Mar.4 Centar BP
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Lokomotiv 71% Feb.28 Zenit
B.Muenchen 84% Feb.28 Unicaja
Hapoel J-M 57% Feb.28 Gran Canaria
Valencia 76% Feb.28 Khimky
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
Next Round Schedule

Round 24 (Regular Season)

MZT Skopje 58% Feb.25 Igokea
Krka 57% Feb.25 Mornar Bar
Mega Leks Feb.25 Partizan 62%
Zadar 62% Feb.25 Cibona
Cedevita 82% Feb.25 Karpos Sokol
Crvena Zvezd 81% Feb.25 Un.Olimpija
Buducnost 64% Feb.25 FMP
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group C
Kumanovo 90% Mar.1 Karpos Sokol
Feni Industr 57% Feb.28 Kozuv
Sutjeska Feb.28 Beroe 71%
Group D
Peja Mar.1 Teodo Tivat 56%
Interview with American forward Rickey Young, former KK Ulcinj player who is curently the only American in Montenegrin Second Division (KK Centar Bijelo Polje) - Feb 12, 2012


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Rickey Young
Rickey Young (204-F/C-90, college: W.Virginia Tech), the young American forward who is currently averaging 12ppg and 11 rpg for Centar Bijelo Polje ( MNE 2nd Division) shared with eurobasket.com his thoughts about European basketball and his ups and downs in Montenegro this year. Like everybody else here in Montenegro, Ricky also experienced surprising hard weather conditions in the last couple of days.

Hello Rickey, I have to ask you first how do you like the snow here in Montenegro? You are probably not used to it?

The snow here in Montenegro is unbelieveable!! As you know I am from the south ( Atlanta,Ga) so Ive never experienced snow like this, its up to my knees..

Its not a usual thing to see an American in Montenegin Second Division. You signed a contract for one of the top teams in Montenegro, Ulcinj, at beginning of the season and then you moved to Centar, a small club from Bijelo Polje. What do you think about your new club and your latest performances? It seems to me that it did not take you long to conquer the hearts of fans in Bijelo Polje.

My new team ( KK Centar) is a young team, but they play hard everyday and I respect that. My last few performances have been solid, three consecutive double-doubles. And yes the fans here in Bijelo Polje have been great.

However, you and your ex teammate Paul Kirkpatrick (208-C-89, college: Howard) were the first Americans in Ulcinj's history but you did not settle in well. Both of you left the team after a couple of months. Is there a specific reason or you just did not feel it was a perfect situation for you?

Im not sure if I can say there was one specific reason why things didnt workout in Ulcinj, it was just the wrong situation at that stage of my career. I needed time to adjust to this game and playing with foreign players, but the management in Ulcinj are very ambitious right now and needed someone who could step in right-away and lead that team to good results.

Considering the fact that your first professional adventure in Ulcinj did not proceed as you planned, could you explain us how difficult it is to get used to living in a different culture, in a foreign country? It must be hard for a 21 year old, fresh out of college.

It is very difficult to adjust to life in a foreign country. The biggest obstacle would have to be communicating with the people on a daily basis.

You played in a small NAIA school. It would be interesting to know more details about your 'road to Europe'? Who helped you to get a deal in Montenegro? Why did you choose Montenegro?

Yes I attended a small NAIA school ( WV Tech). I played two seasons there before pursuing a professional career. My road to Europe has been an unlikely one! I only played one season of high school basketball, my last two at tech,and this is only my fourth year playing organized basketball. My agent (Sejo Cokrlija ) got me a deal here in Montenegro. we choose Montenegro because he is actually from Bijelo Polje, and felt that this would be a good place to begin my career.

As I said before, this is the first step in your professional career. Could you tell us more about the impact of european basketball on you? How did you adjust to the european style of play?

The European game is very different from the game I got used to in college. from the game rules, to the spacing on defense, and just the overall flow of the game. This game has really impacted me mentally, because it is a different game! Earlier in the season I was over-thinking and making mistakes on the floor. Now that I have adjusted to the game I'm thinking less and back to playing good ball.

Is there a significant difference in basketball level between US college league where you played and basketball in Montenegro, considering the fact that most teams in Montenegro have young teams?

Yes there is a big difference between the leagues. The players in America are much more athletic and physically stronger than many of the players here. But Ive noticed that there are much better shooter here in Europe even the big men can step out and make jumpshot.

How do you get along with local people? Did you have any problems with them?

The people here in Bijelo Polje are great! They welcomed me in from the first day I arrived, I havent had any problems since Ive been here.

What are your plans for the future? After a season in Montenegro you will probably want to move to a stronger league?

My plans for the future include finishing this year strong, and helping kk centar get to first division. As far as longterm, I plan to continue to get better and play in one of the top leagues in Europe. Hopefully sooner than later.


Thank you Rickey for taking the time to respond to our questions. Eurobasket. com team wishes you a good season and many success in your overseas career .

  




Nikola
Jankovic
Adriatic League: Union Oimpija rally past Buducnost - 1 day ago
Union Olimpija - Buducnost 81:79 Union Olimpija celebrated the 10th victory in Adriatic League regular season. They nipped Buducnost in Ljubljana tonight. Nikola Jankovic (207-PF-94, agency: BeoBasket) and Brandon Jefferson (175-PG-91, college: Metro St.) provided 24 points each to pace the hosts. Union Olimpija sank 23 points in the opening quarter to take a 4-point lead. The Slovenian team maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They built a 45:40 halftime lead. Buducnost nar...   [read more]

Cole
Dickerson
Cole Dickerson is back at Kormend - 1 day ago
Egis Kormend (A Division) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Cole Dickerson (201-104kg-91, college: USF). It is actually his comeback to Kormend as he has played here before. Dickerson supposed to play at Mornar Bar in Montenegrin Erste Liga, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games he had 9.3ppg and 3.3rpg this season. Dickerson also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.0spg. The last season Dickerson played at Egis Kormend. In...   [read more]

Milos
Latkovic
Latkovic number one in Montenegro for round 19 (by Court Side) - 3 days ago
Guard Milos Latkovic (196-G-93, agency: Dynamics Global Management) had a great game in the last round for Lovcen, receiving a Court Side Player of the Week award for round 19. The 23-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, five rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Jedinstvo (#7, 7-10) with 34-point margin 98-64. Lovcen maintains the 4th position in Montenegrin Erste Liga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games...   [read more]


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National Cup of Montenegro: Buducnost capture another Cup title - 4 days ago  
Ibar Rozaje signs Stefan Vukovic, ex Portoroz - 4 days ago  
National Cup of Montenegro: The classic between Buducnost and Mornar in the finals - 5 days ago  
Latkovic's 25 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - 5 days ago  
Bojan Dubljevic selected the top Montenegrin playing abroad in last week's games - 6 days ago  
Jedinstvo inks Dejan Bjelic, ex Sloboda Uzice - 6 days ago  
Erste Basketball League Round 19: No mercy for Danilovgrad, easy wins for Lovcen and Ulcinj - 6 days ago  
Teodo Tivat tabs Sreten Knezevic - 8 days ago  
Best players of Montenegrin Erste Liga round 14 - 9 days ago  
Prva B Round 14: Zeta beat Rudar by two after a very close game - 9 days ago  
Marko Perovic (ex Sutjeska) is a newcomer at Vitre - 10 days ago  
TLU/Kalev tabs Stefan Knezevic, ex Jedinstvo - 10 days ago  
Academik Plovdiv inks Milorad Sutulovic - 13 days ago  
Adriatic League: Zadar too good for Mornar Bar - 13 days ago  
Prva B Round 13: Strsljen beat Zeta by three after a very close game - 15 days ago  
Vitre signs Nikola Korac - 16 days ago  
KB Peja signs Slobodan Miljanic, ex Primorje - 17 days ago  
Doxa Lefkadas sign Ivan Maras - 17 days ago  
Erste Basketball League Round 18: Teodo defeats Sutjeska in Niksic, big win for Danilovgrad in Ulcinj - 19 days ago  
Tyrese Rice selected the top Montenegrin playing abroad in last week's games - 20 days ago  
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