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Erste Standings
 1. Danilovgrad 1-0 
 2. Ibar Rozaje 1-0 
 3. Sutjeska 1-0 
 4. Teodo Tivat 1-0 
 5. Lovcen 0-0 
 6. Jedinstvo 0-1 
 7. Primorje 1945 0-1 
 8. S.Centar 0-1 
 9. Ulcinj 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar
Full Standings
Prva B Standings
 1. Berane Bobcats 0-0 
 2. Centar BP 0-0 
 3. Rudar 0-0 
 4. Strsljen 0-0 
 5. Zeta 0-0 
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 2-0 
 2 Lietkabelis 2-0 
 3 MZT Skopje 0-1 
 4 N.Novgorod 0-1 
 5 Cedevita 0-2 
Group B
 1 ALBA 2-0 
 2 Fuenlabrada 1-1 
 3 Khimky 1-1 
 4 Dominion BB 0-1 
 5 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
Group C
 1 Unicaja 1-0 
 2 Zenit 1-0 
 3 B.Muenchen 1-1 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-1 
 5 Buducnost 0-2 
Group D
 1 Hapoel J-M 1-0 
 2 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3 Valencia 1-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 5 Un.Olimpija 0-2 
Adriatic League Standings
 1 Buducnost 5-0 
 2 Crvena Zvezda 5-0 
 3 Partizan 5-0 
 4 Cibona 4-1 
 5 Cedevita 3-2 
 6 Igokea 3-2 
 7 Mornar Bar 2-3 
 8 Zadar 2-3 
 9 FMP 2-3 
 10 Krka 1-3 
 11 Un.Olimpija 1-3 
 12 Mega Leks 1-4 
 13 Karpos Sokoli 0-5 
 14 MZT Skopje 0-5 
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Beroe 2-0 
 2 Kumanovo 2-0 
 3 Kozuv 1-1 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-1 
 5 Teodo Tivat 0-1 
 6 Bashkimi 0-2 
Group B
 1 Peja 1-0 
 2 Sutjeska 1-0 
 3 Feni Industries 1-1 
 4 Trepca 1-1 
 5 SK Tirana 1-1 
 6 Karpos Sokoli 0-2 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 29
 1. Sutulovic, Danilov.29.0 
 2. Bacovic, Primorje.26.0 
 3. Cekic, S.Centar22.0 
 4. Kovacevic, Primorj.21.0 
 5. Kusovac, Teodo T.20.0 
 6. Perovic, Sutjeska18.0 
 7. Ratkovic, Danilovg.17.0 
 8. Lalic, Sutjeska16.0 
 9. Sajin, Teodo Tivat16.0 
 10. Jovovic, Danilovg.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stefan SAJIN
  Avg: 12
 1. Sajin, Teodo Tivat12.0 
 2. Patkovic, Ulcinj8.0 
 3. Kusovac, Teodo T.8.0 
 4. Radunovic, Ulcinj6.0 
 5. Marojevic, Teodo T.5.0 
 6. Popovic, Danilovgr.5.0 
 7. Sutulovic, Danilov.5.0 
 8. Bacovic, Primorje.5.0 
 9. Ivanovic, Ulcinj5.0 
 10. Perovic, Sutjeska5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola LALIC
  Avg: 4
 1. Lalic, Sutjeska4.0 
 2. Stanojevic, Teodo4.0 
 3. Ivanovic, Ulcinj3.0 
 4. Kovacevic, Primorj.3.0 
 5. Cepic, Primorje.3.0 
 6. James, Sutjeska3.0 
 7. Bakic, Teodo Tivat3.0 
 8. Ratkovic, Danilovg.2.0 
 9. Goranovic, Sutjeska2.0 
 10. Patkovic, Ulcinj2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nikola LALIC
  Avg: 5
 1. Lalic, Sutjeska5.0 
 2. Sajin, Teodo Tivat5.0 
 3. Strunjas, S.Centar3.0 
 4. Ratkovic, Danilovg.3.0 
 5. Bakic, Teodo Tivat2.0 
 6. Jovovic, Danilovgr.2.0 
 7. Radunovic, Ulcinj2.0 
 8. James, Sutjeska1.0 
 9. Marojevic, Teodo T.1.0 
 10. Milosevic, S.Cent.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stefan SAJIN
  Avg: 2
 1. Sajin, Teodo Tivat2.0 
 2. Patkovic, Ulcinj1.0 
 3. Marojevic, Teodo T.1.0 
 4. Cepic, Primorje.1.0 
 5. Koljevic, S.Centar0.0 
 6. Jovovic, Danilovgr.0.0 
 7. Jocovic, S.Centar0.0 
 8. Strunjas, S.Centar0.0 
 9. Jeknic, Ulcinj0.0 
 10. Scepanovic, S.Cen.0.0 

Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Danilovgrad 99% Oct.22 Jedinstvo
Teodo Tivat 97% Oct.22 S.Centar
Primorje 194 58% Oct.22 Ulcinj
Lovcen Oct.22 Sutjeska 96%
First Round Schedule
Berane Bobca 60% Oct.22 Strsljen
Centar BP 59% Oct.22 Zeta
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Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Lietkabelis 97% Oct.26 N.Novgorod
MZT Skopje 58% Oct.26 Cedevita
Group B
ALBA 80% Oct.26 Khimky
Dominion BB 56% Oct.26 Lietuvos ryt
Group C
Zenit 72% Oct.26 UCAM Murcia
Unicaja 73% Oct.26 B.Muenchen
Group D
Lokomotiv 72% Oct.26 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija Oct.26 Hapoel J-M 98%
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

MZT Skopje 57% Oct.23 Karpos Sokol
FMP Oct.23 Partizan 86%
Crvena Zvezd 73% Oct.23 Igokea
Cedevita 84% Oct.23 Krka
Zadar 76% Oct.22 Mega Leks
Buducnost 86% Oct.22 Mornar Bar
Un.Olimpija Oct.22 Cibona 79%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Teodo Tivat Oct.25 Kozuv 87%
Beroe 99% Oct.25 Bashkimi
Group B
Sutjeska 71% Oct.26 SK Tirana
Feni Industr 57% Oct.26 Trepca
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 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 .


Suad Sehovic
Adriatic League: Buducnost escape with narrow win over Igokea - 5 days ago

Igokea - Buducnost 92:93 Buducnost recorded the fifth straight win in the Adriatic League season. They nipped Igokea in Laktasi on Saturday. Five players scored in double digits for the Montenegrin side. Buducnost claimed a 24:21 lead after the opening frame. The Montenegrin side boosted the margin in the second stanza. Buducnost recorded a 49:42 halftime lead. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. Buducnost arrived at the final intermission up by 8 points. Igok...   [read more]

Erste Basketball League Round 1: A good night for guests, only Sutjeska wins at home - 5 days ago

The new season in Montenegrin basketball league started yesterday and all 4 games were played. The curiosity is that 3 out of 4 guests won and it gives the special taste to the first round. The only team that was able to open the season with a home win is Sutjeska. They won 94-77 against the newcomer from Herceg Novi in a game that was closer than the final score says. However, in the last quarter more experienced team from Niksic played better and secured a win. Marko Perovic (203-C-92)...   [read more]

Jedinstvo welcomes back Draskovic - 6 days ago

KK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje (Erste Liga) tabbed 31-year old Montenegrin center Danilo Draskovic (207-85, agency: BeoExcell). It is actually his comeback to Bijelo Polje as he has played here before. Draskovic played most recently at Lucon Basket Club in French NM2 league. The previous (14-15) season he played at CEP Lorient (also in NM2). Draskovic's team made it to the Radivoj Korac (Serbian Cup) Semifinals in 2011. He is a very experienced player. Draskovic has played also professionally...   [read more]

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