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Erste Standings
 1. Ibar Rozaje 6-2 
 2. Teodo Tivat 6-2 
 3. Sutjeska 6-2 
 4. Ulcinj 5-3 
 5. Lovcen 4-4 
 6. S.Centar 4-4 
 7. Jedinstvo 3-5 
 8. Danilovgrad 1-7 
 9. Primorje 1945 1-7 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar
Full Standings
Last:12/4/2016
Prva B Standings
 1. Berane Bobcats 5-1 
 2. Rudar 4-1 
 3. Centar BP 3-3 
 4. Zeta 2-3 
 5. Strsljen 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 6-1 
 2 Cedevita 5-2 
 3 N.Novgorod 4-3 
 4 Lietkabelis 3-5 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-7 
Group B
 1 Khimky 5-2 
 2 ALBA 4-4 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-4 
 4 RETAbet BB 3-4 
 5 Fuenlabrada 3-4 
Group C
 1 Zenit 5-2 
 2 B.Muenchen 5-2 
 3 Unicaja 4-3 
 4 UCAM Murcia 4-4 
 5 Buducnost 0-7 
Group D
 1 Valencia 6-1 
 2 Ratiopharm 4-3 
 3 Hapoel J-M 4-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 3-4 
 5 Un.Olimpija 1-7 
Last:12/7/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 7-1 
 2 Monaco 7-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 5-3 
 4 Aris 5-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-5 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-5 
 7 Helios 1-7 
 8 Bakken 1-7 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-2 
 2 Umana VE 6-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 4 Avtodor 4-4 
 5 Kataja Basket 4-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-5 
 7 Oradea 3-5 
 8 Khimik 1-7 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 7-1 
 2 ASVEL 6-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 5-3 
 4 PAOK 4-4 
 5 Ventspils 3-5 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-5 
 7 Usak 2-6 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-6 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 6-2 
 2 Scandone AV 6-2 
 3 Strasbourg 5-3 
 4 Juventus 5-3 
 5 Oostende 4-4 
 6 Cibona 2-6 
 7 Mega Leks 2-6 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-6 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 7-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-3 
 3 AEK Athens 5-3 
 4 Partizan 4-4 
 5 Stelmet ZG 4-4 
 6 Banco di Srd 3-5 
 7 Spirou 3-5 
 8 Szolnok 1-7 
Last:12/8/2016
Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 12-0 
 2 Buducnost 10-2 
 3 Partizan 10-3 
 4 Cedevita 8-4 
 5 Cibona 8-4 
 6 Igokea 7-6 
 7 Krka 5-7 
 8 Zadar 5-7 
 9 Un.Olimpija 4-8 
 10 Mega Leks 4-9 
 11 Mornar Bar 4-9 
 12 MZT Skopje 4-9 
 13 FMP 3-9 
 14 Karpos Sokoli 3-10 
Last:12/10/2016
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 5-2 
 2 Beroe 4-2 
 3 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 4 Bashkimi 3-4 
 5 Sigal Prishtina 2-2 
 6 Kozuv 1-5 
Group B
 1 Sutjeska 4-2 
 2 Feni Industries 4-2 
 3 Peja 3-1 
 4 SK Tirana 3-4 
 5 Trepca 2-4 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 2-5 
Last:12/8/2016
Points Per Game
 Milorad SUTULOVIC
  
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Sutulovic, Danilov.23.3 
 2. Koljevic, S.Centar20.5 
 3. Bacovic, Primorje.20.3 
 4. Kovacevic, Primorj.18.0 
 5. Perovic, Sutjeska17.3 
 6. Felec, Ibar Rozaje17.2 
 7. Stanojevic, Teodo17.2 
 8. Lekovic, Jedinstvo16.7 
 9. Knezevic, Lovcen16.3 
 10. Ratkovic, Danilov.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos LOPICIC
  
  (216-C-90)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Lopicic, Lovcen14.2 
 2. Palameta, Danilovg.9.0 
 3. Bacovic, Primorje.8.9 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.8.7 
 5. Lekovic, Jedinstvo8.0 
 6. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje7.8 
 7. Popovic, Teodo T.7.5 
 8. Grkovic, Primorje.7.1 
 9. Cekic, S.Centar6.0 
 10. Knezevic, Jedins.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milan STANOJEVIC
  
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Stanojevic, Teodo5.7 
 2. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje5.0 
 3. Jovanovic, Lovcen5.0 
 4. Fisik, Jedinstvo4.7 
 5. Nurkovic, Ibar R.3.7 
 6. James, Sutjeska3.5 
 7. Ratkovic, Danilovg.3.3 
 8. Felec, Ibar Rozaje3.2 
 9. Djurovic, Ulcinj3.2 
 10. Misinezovic, Prim.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vasilije JOVOVIC
  
  (185-SG-97)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Jovovic, Danilovgr.3.2 
 2. Stanojevic, Teodo2.5 
 3. Kusovac, Teodo T.2.3 
 4. Felec, Ibar Rozaje2.0 
 5. James, Sutjeska2.0 
 6. Nurkovic, Ibar R.1.8 
 7. Koljevic, S.Centar1.8 
 8. Kovacevic, Primorj.1.7 
 9. Lalic, Sutjeska1.7 
 10. Radunovic, Ulcinj1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko LJUJIC
  
  (207-C-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje2.8 
 2. Cekic, S.Centar2.3 
 3. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje1.0 
 4. Perovic, Sutjeska0.8 
 5. Lopicic, Lovcen0.8 
 6. Milickovic, Danilo.0.7 
 7. Draskovic, Jedin.0.7 
 8. Starovlah, Lovcen0.7 
 9. Grkovic, Primorje.0.7 
 10. Sajin, Teodo Tivat0.5 
Player of the week

 Arso Lekovic
  Jedinstvo
  (200-SF-)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Primorje 194 Dec.10 Sutjeska 83%
Teodo Tivat 61% Dec.10 Ulcinj
Danilovgrad Dec.10 S.Centar 83%
Ibar Rozaje 83% Dec.10 Jedinstvo
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Rudar 67% Dec.10 Centar BP
Strsljen Dec.10 Zeta 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Group A
N.Novgorod Dec.14 Cedevita 53%
Gran Canaria 97% Dec.14 MZT Skopje
Group B
Khimky 67% Dec.14 RETAbet BB
Fuenlabrada Dec.14 Lietuvos ryt 57%
Group C
Zenit 67% Dec.14 Unicaja
B.Muenchen 95% Dec.14 Buducnost
Group D
Hapoel J-M 56% Dec.14 Ratiopharm
Valencia 82% Dec.14 Lokomotiv
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Helios Dec.13 Monaco 92%
Bakken Dec.13 Aris 86%
Ironi Nahari 52% Dec.13 CEZ Nymburk
Banvit BK 88% Dec.13 Fraport SKY
Group B
Khimik Dec.14 Le Mans 91%
Oradea Dec.14 Macc.Rishon 56%
Pinar Karsiy Dec.13 Umana VE 57%
Kataja Bsk 60% Dec.13 Avtodor
Group C
Usak Dec.14 PAOK 66%
Openjobmetis Dec.14 Neptunas 83%
Rosa Radom 56% Dec.14 Ventspils
ASVEL 67% Dec.13 EWE Baskets
Group D
Strasbourg 52% Dec.14 Scandone AV
Mornar Bar Dec.13 Iberostar Te 86%
Cibona 57% Dec.13 Mega Leks
Juventus Dec.12 Oostende 55%
Group E
Partizan Dec.14 Besiktas 68%
AEK Athens 55% Dec.14 Spirou
Banco di Srd 79% Dec.13 Szolnok
Ludwigsburg 64% Dec.13 Stelmet ZG
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Un.Olimpija 71% Dec.18 Mega Leks
Karpos Sokol 60% Dec.18 Krka
Cibona 55% Dec.18 Igokea
Buducnost 63% Dec.18 Cedevita
MZT Skopje Dec.17 Crvena Zvezd 89%
Partizan 83% Dec.17 Mornar Bar
FMP Dec.16 Zadar 64%
Round 2
Un.Olimpija 67% Dec.12 Krka
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Kozuv Dec.13 Teodo Tivat 70%
Kumanovo Dec.13 Sigal Prisht 51%
Bashkimi 56% Dec.13 Beroe
Group B
SK Tirana 54% Dec.14 Sutjeska
Karpos Sokol Dec.14 Peja 70%
Trepca Dec.14 Feni Industr 76%
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 .

  




Cole
Dickerson
Cole Dickerson leaves Mornar Bar - 1 day ago

25-year old American forward Cole Dickerson (201-104kg-91, college: USF) left KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga). In 10 games he averaged 9.3ppg and 3.3rpg this season. He also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.0spg. The last season Dickerson played at Egis Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 38 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. A very good season in his career as...   [read more]

Nemanja
Krstic
Krstic leaves Mornar Bar - 1 day ago

23-year old Serbian small forward Nemanja Krstic (205-93) left KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga). In 10 games he averaged 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg this season. He also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 4.7ppg and 1.6rpg. The last season Krstic played at Igokea in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 15 games he recorded 11.1ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Krstic also played 14 games in ABA League where he got 5.4...   [read more]

Vladan
Jocovic
KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi adds Jocovic to their roster - 3 days ago

KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi (Erste Liga) added to their roster experienced 34-year old center Vladan Jocovic (211-115kg-82) from S.Centar. The experience big man signed an open contract and will be able to move abroad if a better opportunity presents itself after New Year holidays. Jocovic ended the last season at Trepca (SuperLeague) in Kosovo where in 5 games he averaged 3.4ppg and 3.6rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Ibar Rozaje. In 14 Erste Liga games he had 12.7ppg and...   [read more]


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