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Erste Standings
 1. Teodo Tivat 17-3 
 2. Ibar Rozaje 15-7 
 3. Lovcen 15-8 
 4. Sutjeska 14-9 
 5. Ulcinj 13-11 
 6. S.Centar 9-13 
 7. Jedinstvo 8-15 
 8. Danilovgrad 6-17 
 9. Primorje 1945 4-18 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar
Full Standings
Last:3/23/2017
Prva B Standings
 1. Berane Bobcats 11-4 
 2. Zeta 8-7 
 3. Centar BP 8-8 
 4. Rudar 6-8 
 5. Strsljen 4-10 
Full Standings
Last:3/22/2017
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 25-1 
 2 Cedevita 20-6 
 3 Partizan 19-7 
 4 Buducnost 18-8 
 5 Igokea 13-13 
 6 Mega Leks 11-15 
 7 Cibona 11-15 
 8 Mornar Bar 10-16 
 9 FMP 10-16 
 10 Karpos Sokoli 10-16 
 11 Un.Olimpija 10-16 
 12 Zadar 9-17 
 13 Krka 8-18 
 14 MZT Skopje 8-18 
Last:3/13/2017
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 
Last:3/1/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Milorad SUTULOVIC
  Danilovg.
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Sutulovic, Danilovg.21.8 
 2. Miljanic, Primorje.19.5 
 3. Bjelic, Jedinstvo18.8 
 4. Latkovic, Lovcen18.6 
 5. Koljevic, S.Centar18.3 
 6. Jelenic, Ulcinj18.0 
 7. Knezevic, Lovcen17.1 
 8. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.17.1 
 9. Bogojevic, S.Centar16.7 
 10. Felec, Ibar Rozaje16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos LOPICIC
  Lovcen
  (216-C-90)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Lopicic, Lovcen10.3 
 2. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.9.8 
 3. Jocovic, Primorje.9.5 
 4. Bjelic, Jedinstvo9.0 
 5. Draskovic, Jedin.8.3 
 6. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje8.1 
 7. Miljanic, Primorje.7.5 
 8. Knezevic, Jedinstvo7.2 
 9. Bacovic, Primorje.7.2 
 10. Cekic, S.Centar7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos LATKOVIC
  Lovcen
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Latkovic, Lovcen6.3 
 2. Stanojevic, Teodo T.5.7 
 3. Miljanic, Primorje.5.3 
 4. Jovanovic, Lovcen4.6 
 5. Ratkovic, Danilovgrad4.5 
 6. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje4.2 
 7. Fisik, Jedinstvo3.6 
 8. James, Sutjeska3.4 
 9. Nurkovic, Ibar R.3.2 
 10. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Milos LATKOVIC
  Lovcen
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Latkovic, Lovcen2.8 
 2. Stanojevic, Teodo T.2.1 
 3. Ratkovic, Danilovgrad2.0 
 4. Lalic, Sutjeska1.9 
 5. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.1.8 
 6. Ivanovic, Danilovgrad1.8 
 7. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.7 
 8. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje1.6 
 9. Nurkovic, Ibar R.1.6 
 10. Vukovic, Ibar R.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko LJUJIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (207-C-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje2.3 
 2. Bjelic, Jedinstvo2.0 
 3. Cekic, S.Centar1.6 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.1.0 
 5. Vujovic, Sutjeska0.9 
 6. Lopicic, Lovcen0.9 
 7. Djurkovic, Sutjeska0.7 
 8. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.0.6 
 9. Jeknic, Ulcinj0.6 
 10. Salic, Sutjeska0.6 
Player of the Week

 Bojan Ratkovic
  Danilovgrad
  ( 183-PG-92 )
  
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Round 27 (Regular Season)

S.Centar Mar.25 Lovcen 64%
Jedinstvo Mar.25 Ibar Rozaje 78%
Primorje 194 Mar.25 Sutjeska 75%
Danilovgrad Mar.25 Teodo Tivat 82%
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Zeta 59% Mar.26 Rudar
Centar BP 61% Mar.26 Berane Bobca
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

Valencia 84% Mar.28 Unicaja
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Semi-Finals)

Buducnost Mar.28 Crvena Zvezd 56%
Partizan 51% Mar.25 Cedevita
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Semi-Finals)

Kumanovo 73% Mar.29 Peja
Beroe 66% Mar.28 Teodo Tivat
Interview with Samir Saptahovic, former player of Primorka and a star player in Kosovo - Mar 8, 2013


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Samir
Shaptahovic
Do you remember Samir Shaptahovic (174-PG-81)? A lighting fast sharp shooter that played for Primorka in YUBA league and always fought hard on the court? Well, Samir Shaptahovic has been playing for over 10 ten years in Kosovo and helping one of the youngest basketball nations in Europe to make steps forward and try to join the rest of FIBA basketball community. Eurobasket.com did an interview with Samir and asked him about his past in Montenegro but also about his plans for the future.

Hi Samir, do you remember the day when you started playing basketball and is basketball the first sport that you loved?

I have began practicing basketball at the age of 9 in youth teams of Mornar. My first coach was Predrag Vujacic, and then I played in the cadet and junior teams of Mornar, and Vujacic followed me in all these youth categories. We won everything that was on the table in Montenegro. Of course that basketball was my first love and I have loved it since I was a child. My role model back than was Ranko Carapic (185-G-70, agency: Beo Basket), a great point guard.

You were a member of a very talented generation of Primorka, which was an example of how to work with young players. You succeeded in a short time to transform an anonymous club to a YUBA league member where you played in the season 2001/2002 and had excellent statistics (9.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 17ast, 1.8spg). What kind of memories do you have about Primorka and what was the secret of your success?

My generation was among most successful teams at the time- Slobodan Tosic (195-G-80, agency: BeoExcell), Mladen Sekularac (203-G/F-81), Petar Mijovic and others. Soon we all joined the first team of Mornar. For our efforts and work at that time was credited Dragan Bozinov. When I moved to the first team of Mornar, I was still a junior player, and Mihailo Pavicevic gave me a chance. Thats when my career started moving forward. After the fusion between the clubs from Bar (Mornar and Primorka) I joined Primorka. We started from the First Montenegrin league and in 3 seasons came to Yuba League which was a dream come true for every player. Our coach at that time was Milan Rondovic (agency: BBEH Cokrlija ). In YUBA league I had a very difficult competition, because my position was covered by two established names such as Radovan Pesic (186-G-72, agency: Beo Basket) and Gavrilo Pajovic (187-G-71). I've earned my minutes due to my hard work and effort. Primorka name is still in my heart and I remmember all the players and coaches that were a part of that project.

After an excellent season in Primorka how did you decide to move to MEB Prishtina, a team from the newly formed League of Kosovo?

I have moved to MEB Pristina, because I felt at that moment it was time to make a career out of Montenegro. My club Primorka received 30 000 euro as a transfer fee for my move to Pristina, and then definitely began my career ..

In those years Kosovo basketball was in great expansion. Clubs from Kosovo brought big names such as Acie Earl (208-F/C-70, college: Iowa), Jimmal Ball (179-PG-78, agency: ACMT, college: Akron), Goran Kalamiza (189-G-74) etc.. How you got used to the Kosovo league and how the transition influenced on you as a player?

At the time I arrived here basketball in Kosovo was in a large expansion and was accompanied by a very good media coverage and of course financially. Many former NBA players came, big names from Croatia and across Europe of course, and there were a lot of quality coaches from all over the world, and I learned a lot from all of them, especially from Bujar Ljoci from Kosovo Ekrem Menum from Turkey and Rudolf Jugo from Croatia.

In your first season in Kosovo you won the National Championship. In the meantime, you have built up your name in the Top Division in Kosovo and became a symbol of the League. How did Samir Shaptahovic change as a player in the last ten years?

With Pristina I won everything I was offered, from the Cup titles to the national championships. Of course in the last 10 years primarily I was formed as a man, then as a true basketball player who gained the right experience at point guard position.

How good is the current level of Kosovo League and what is the future of Kosovo basketball?

I sincerely hope that very soon Kosovo basketball will join Europe because these people and this country deserve it ..

Peja, your club, is currently first in the league of Kosovo, led by you and Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) and coach Rudolf Jugo from the bench. What are your ambitions this year? How realistic would be to win the title?

My current club Peja is in the first position in this league, and on my team, I have very prominent names, such as Polish guard Dardan Berisha who will play at the European Championships this summer. The team is coached by one of the best Croatian coaches Rudolf Jugo . The Club's ambitions are clear- march to the national title and cup title but our eternity rival Pristina has the same goal. However I have no doubt that we can win it all this year.

What are your plans for the future? Do you plan to go back to Montenegro as a player or coach?

My plans are now tied to my ciub Peja but it is certain that I will return one day as a player because my dream is one day to finish my career where I started it long time ago.....

Thanks for the interview Samir. Greetings from Montenegro!

All the best to you and Montenegro be always be a part of my heart!   




Bojan
Dubljevic
Bojan Dubljevic selected the top Montenegrin playing abroad in last week's games - 4 minutes ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Montenegrins who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international power forward Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket). He led Valencia Basket to a victory over the league leader CB Canarias in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Igor
Cvorovic
Erste Basketball League Round 26: Home teams got all wins, big men dominated and Teodo won the regular season - 22 hours ago
Everything is known in Erste Basketball League and everybody are waiting for the play offs so the Round 26 did not bring much excitement as the previous round. Ibar finally got a win after few defeats and this time against Studentski centar at home (93-83). Post players Nikola Rondovic(207-PF-91, agency: Interperformances) (24 points) and Marko Ljujic (207-C-90) (21 points) played well for the winners while Marko Koljevic had another scoring night and had 24 points for the guests. Lovce...   [read more]

Nemanja
Milosevic
Orleans add Milosevic to their roster - 1 day ago
Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) added to their roster 30-year old Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Milosevic (204-111kg-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: 011 Sports). He started the season at Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian Premier League. Milosevic managed to play in three leagues this year. In 12 Premier League games he had 14.5ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.7apg. Milosevic also played 18 games in VTB United League where he recorded 6.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 4 games in Basketball...   [read more]


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Prva B Round 18: Centar BP defeat leader Berane Bobcats - 2 days ago  
Ratkovic's 17 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago  
Best players of Montenegrin Erste Liga round 23 - 5 days ago  
Erste Basketball League Round 25: Danilovgrad defeated Primorje in Herceg Novi and deserved to stay to keep its place in first division - 6 days ago  
KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi inks Brandon Bilbija, ex Ryerson - 7 days ago  
Erste Basketball League Round 24: Lovcen and Ibar upset favorites, another big win for Danilovgrad - 8 days ago  
Prva B Round 17: Strsljen defeats Zeta in the closest game of the week - 11 days ago  
Erste Basketball League Round 23: Big win for Danilovgrad in Podgorica - 11 days ago  
Bojan Dubljevic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Montenegrins playing currently abroad: - 14 days ago  
Cekic number one in Montenegro for round 22 - 17 days ago  
Milos Latkovic's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - 19 days ago  
Erste League Round 22: Three exciting games in the most interesting round of the regular season - 19 days ago  
Adriatic League: Mornar Bar roll past Igokea - 20 days ago  
Prva B Round 16: Zeta top Centar BP - 20 days ago  
Erste League Round 21: Home teams show no mercy. Milos Latkovic got a tripple double - 21 days ago  
Best players of Montenegrin Erste Liga round 20 - 25 days ago  
Erste Basketball League Round 20: Big win for Teodo against Sutjeska, Danilovgrad looses by 1 at home and the battle to avoid relegation intensifies - 21 days ago  
Nikola Vucevic selected the top Montenegrin playing abroad in last week's games - 28 days ago  
Adriatic League: Union Oimpija rally past Buducnost - 30 days ago  
Cole Dickerson is back at Kormend - 30 days ago  
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