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KLS Standings
 1. Dynamic BG 8-1 
 2. Spartak 7-2 
 3. Vrsac 7-2 
 4. Tamis 6-3 
 5. Mladost ZE 6-3 
 6. Beovuk 72 5-4 
 7. Dunav SB 5-4 
 8. Metalac 4-5 
 9. Borac 4-5 
 10. Napredak K. 4-5 
 11. Sloga 3-6 
 12. OKK Beograd 3-6 
 13. Smederevo 1-8 
 14. Konstantin 0-9 
Play in international cups:
 1. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 2. FMP 0-0 
 3. Mega Leks 0-0 
 4. Partizan 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
2MLS Standings
 1. Vojvodina NS 9-1 
 2. Radnicki 1950 8-2 
 3. Zlatibor 8-2 
 4. Napredak 7-3 
 5. Proleter Naftagas 6-4 
 6. Sloboda Uzice 6-4 
 7. Velika Plana 5-5 
 8. Mladost SP 5-5 
 9. Pirot 5-5 
 10. Boljevac 3-7 
 11. Kolubara 3-7 
 12. Futog 2-8 
 13. Jagodina 2-8 
 14. Srem 1-9 
Full Standings
Last:12/5/2016
1MRL Standings
Center
 1. Zarkovo 7-0 
 2. BKK Radnicki 6-1 
 3. Vitez BG 5-2 
 4. Zemun 5-2 
 5. Zitko Basket 4-3 
 6. Astra Beograd 2-5 
 7. Slodes 2-5 
 8. Borac ZM 1-6 
 9. Torlak BG 1-6 
 10. Barajevo 0-0 
 11. Grocka 0-0 
 12. Kolubara 0-0 
 13. Milan Trivic 0-0 
 14. Zvezdara 0-0 
East
 1. Dimitrovgrad 5-2 
 2. Jablanica M. 5-2 
 3. Radnik 5-2 
 4. Soko Banja 5-2 
 5. Prokuplje 4-3 
 6. Kursumlija 3-4 
 7. Mladost BP 3-4 
 8. Morava 3-4 
 9. Jastrebac A. 2-5 
 10. Junior Nis 2-5 
 11. Radan Lebane 2-5 
 12. Boljevac 0-0 
 13. Knjazevac 0-0 
 14. Zone Boys Blace 0-0 
North
 1. Akademik 7-0 
 2. Sveti Djordje 7-0 
 3. Dunav 2014 6-1 
 4. Vrbas 6-2 
 5. Nova Pazova 4-3 
 6. Radnicki Kovin 4-3 
 7. Hajduk Kula 3-4 
 8. Topola 3-4 
 9. Jedinstvo NB 2-5 
 10. Pancevo 2-5 
 11. Sloven Ruma 2-5 
 12. Stara Pazova 2-5 
 13. Crvenka 1-6 
 14. Zeleznica IND 1-7 
West
 1. Zlatar NV 7-0 
 2. Novi Pazar 6-1 
 3. Zeleznicar C. 6-1 
 4. Klik Arilje 5-2 
 5. Radnicki 1950 5-2 
 6. Zekas 4-3 
 7. Crnokosa 2-5 
 8. Polet Ratina 2-5 
 9. Priboj 2-5 
 10. Prva Petoletka 2-5 
 11. Student BB 2-5 
 12. KK Ub 1-6 
 13. Sabac 1-6 
 14. Svilajnac 0-0 
Last:11/18/2016
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 9-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 7-3 
 3 Real Madrid 7-3 
 4 Olympiacos 6-4 
 5 Baskonia 6-4 
 6 FC Barcelona 5-5 
 7 Anadolu Efes 5-5 
 8 Panathinaikos 5-5 
 9 Darussafaka 5-5 
 10 Maccabi T-A 5-5 
 11 Zalgiris 4-6 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-6 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-6 
 14 Galatasaray 3-7 
 15 Unics 3-7 
 16 Brose Bask. 2-8 
Last:12/2/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 6-1 
 2 Monaco 6-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 4-3 
 4 Aris 4-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-4 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-4 
 7 Helios 1-6 
 8 Bakken 1-6 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-1 
 2 Umana VE 5-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 4-3 
 4 Avtodor 3-4 
 5 Oradea 3-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-4 
 7 Kataja Basket 3-4 
 8 Khimik 1-6 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 6-1 
 2 ASVEL 5-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 4-3 
 4 Ventspils 3-4 
 5 PAOK 3-4 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-4 
 7 Usak 2-5 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-5 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 5-2 
 2 Scandone AV 5-2 
 3 Juventus 5-2 
 4 Strasbourg 4-3 
 5 Oostende 3-4 
 6 Cibona 2-5 
 7 Mega Leks 2-5 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-5 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 6-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-2 
 3 AEK Athens 4-3 
 4 Banco di Srd 3-4 
 5 Spirou 3-4 
 6 Partizan 3-4 
 7 Stelmet ZG 3-4 
 8 Szolnok 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 12-0 
 2 Buducnost 10-2 
 3 Partizan 9-3 
 4 Cedevita 8-4 
 5 Cibona 8-4 
 6 Igokea 7-5 
 7 Krka 5-7 
 8 Zadar 5-7 
 9 Mega Leks 4-8 
 10 Un.Olimpija 4-8 
 11 MZT Skopje 4-8 
 12 Mornar Bar 3-9 
 13 FMP 3-9 
 14 Karpos Sokoli 2-10 
Last:12/5/2016
Points Per Game
 Kimani FFRIEND
  
  (211-C-77)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Ffriend, OKK B.23.1 
 2. Djukanovic, Metal.20.8 
 3. Marelja, Vrsac19.9 
 4. Randall, Konstantin19.5 
 5. Fundic, Beovuk 7219.3 
 6. Dimic, Vrsac18.1 
 7. Bojic, Mladost ZE17.7 
 8. Matovic, Sloga16.9 
 9. Jeremic, Napredak.16.3 
 10. Manojlovic, OKK B.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kimani FFRIEND
  
  (211-C-77)
  Avg: 11
 1. Ffriend, OKK B.11.0 
 2. Fundic, Beovuk 7211.0 
 3. Zorcic, Dunav SB8.4 
 4. Matovic, Sloga7.9 
 5. Marelja, Vrsac7.4 
 6. Bojic, Mladost ZE7.0 
 7. Bogavac, Konstant.6.8 
 8. Jankovic, Metalac6.8 
 9. Milincic, Napredak6.6 
 10. Lazic, Dynamic BG6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Svetozar POPOVIC
  
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Popovic, Spartak5.9 
 2. Djukanovic, Metal.5.9 
 3. Radulovic, Dynam.5.8 
 4. Dumic, Sloga5.4 
 5. Vasic, Metalac5.2 
 6. Katnic, Dynamic BG5.0 
 7. Bakic, Mladost ZE4.3 
 8. Jevdjenic, Beovuk4.1 
 9. Manojlovic, OKK B.4.0 
 10. Nikolic, Spartak3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Djukan DJUKANOVIC
  
  (181-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Djukanovic, Metal.3.6 
 2. Simovic, Sloga2.3 
 3. Popovic, Spartak2.3 
 4. Nikolic, Spartak2.1 
 5. Manojlovic, OKK B.2.1 
 6. Dimic, Vrsac2.1 
 7. Vasic, Metalac1.9 
 8. Stevanovic, Dynam.1.9 
 9. Jovisic, Spartak1.9 
 10. Bakic, Mladost ZE1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lazar ZORCIC
  
  (205-C-88)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Zorcic, Dunav SB3.9 
 2. Dujkovic, Metalac2.2 
 3. Bojic, Mladost ZE1.4 
 4. Brkic, Mladost ZE1.3 
 5. Hukic, Metalac1.3 
 6. Matovic, Sloga1.2 
 7. Ffriend, OKK B.1.2 
 8. Kesar, Tamis1.2 
 9. Bitadze, Smederevo1.1 
 10. Milincic, Napreda.0.9 
Player of the week
Round: 9

 Kimani Ffriend
  OKK Beograd
  (211-C-111)
  
Round: 10

 Nikola Cvorovic
  Mladost SP
  (197-G/F-)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Mladost ZE 67% Dec.10 Metalac
Vrsac 68% Dec.10 Beovuk 72
Tamis 91% Dec.10 Smederevo
Dunav SB 74% Dec.10 Sloga
Dynamic BG 85% Dec.10 Napredak K.
Konstantin Dec.10 OKK Beograd 76%
Borac Dec.10 Spartak 64%
Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

Slob.Uzice 64% Dec.10 Kolubara
Pirot Dec.10 Napredak 54%
Proleter Naf Dec.10 Vojvodina N 57%
Radnicki 195 93% Dec.10 Futog
Velika Plana 61% Dec.10 Mladost SP
Srem 55% Dec.10 Jagodina
Zlatibor 88% Dec.10 Boljevac
Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes 61% Dec.9 FC Barcelona
Baskonia 68% Dec.9 Darussafaka
Olympiacos 66% Dec.9 Unics
EA7 Armani Dec.8 CSKA 84%
Fenerbahce 75% Dec.8 Crvena Zvezd
Maccabi T-A 76% Dec.8 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 57% Dec.8 Galatasaray
Real Madrid 66% Dec.8 Zalgiris
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Aris 77% Dec.7 Helios
Banvit BK 75% Dec.7 Ironi Nahari
CEZ Nymburk 88% Dec.6 Bakken
Fraport SKY Dec.6 Monaco 74%
Group B
Avtodor 67% Dec.7 Khimik
Macc.Rishon 57% Dec.6 Kataja Bsk
Umana VE 51% Dec.6 Le Mans
Pinar Karsiy 55% Dec.6 Oradea
Group C
EWE Baskets 63% Dec.7 Ventspils
Neptunas 81% Dec.6 Usak
PAOK 71% Dec.6 Rosa Radom
ASVEL 83% Dec.6 Openjobmetis
Group D
Scandone AV 77% Dec.7 Mega Leks
Strasbourg Dec.7 Juventus 55%
Iberostar Te 81% Dec.7 Cibona
Oostende 73% Dec.6 Mornar Bar
Group E
Stelmet ZG 56% Dec.7 Banco di Srd
Szolnok Dec.7 AEK Athens 83%
Besiktas 78% Dec.7 Spirou
Partizan Dec.6 Ludwigsburg 66%
Next Round Schedule

Round 13 (Regular Season)

Partizan 59% Dec.11 Igokea
Un.Olimpija Dec.11 Zadar 63%
FMP Dec.11 Cedevita 80%
Buducnost Dec.11 Crvena Zvezd 57%
Cibona 73% Dec.10 Krka
Karpos Sokol 60% Dec.10 Mega Leks
Mornar Bar 54% Dec.10 MZT Skopje
Interview with Nikola Kuga - May 29, 2012


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Nikola Kuga
Nikola Kuga (200-F/G-86) is a 25 years old shooting guard. He was born in Bihac, in the north-western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He lived in Croatia , then during the war moved to Montenegro, and finaly to Serbia. So he can call himself a truef Yougoslavian: 'It was a really hard childhood time, but I look at it in a positive way. I can say I was lucky because I met many different people as a kid.'

Kuga's basketball time was also interesting. The 200cm serbian grew up in the famous basketball school of FMP Belgrade (the same youth program of many Euroleague players like Milos Teodosic and Nemanja Aleksandrov). Nikola collected dozens of caps in the Serbia Cadet and Junior teams. He played in Serbia (FMP) , Cyprus (Achilleas), Macedonia (Amak Ohrid), Slovenia (Polzela), Iceland (Skallagrimur) and again in Cyprus (AEK Larnaca) before being a legit pioneer on the other continents: Morocco (Sport Plazza), Dubai (Al Sharjah), the Maldives (RLC). He played in South America (Colombia, the first European ever) and in Asia (Vietnam),and was a top 5 player in the Gran Canaria 2007 Summer League and one of the best in the Malaga 2010 Summer League. Time for an interview:

Hey Nikola, your story is pretty interesting. As a product of the Serbian basketball school you decided early to play abroad. Tell us a little bit about you and your career so far.

I love challenges. As a young player I had a chance to go and play abroad. I left Serbia very early. After Serbia I played in Cyprus, Slovenia, Macedonia, Iceland... after afew years in Europe I was offered to play out of Europe. It was an great chance for me to discover new basketball worlds and start to write the second chapter of my basketball story. My first contact out of the Europe was Morocco. I was fascinated by the different lifestyle, culture, people and history, so I never regretted that decision. I spend one great year and season there, with great success. After that I went back to Europe for one season. At the end of the season I got a lovely offer from the Maldives to play a summer tournament. It was a great preparation for the next season, and a really amazing and relaxing time.

The 2011 season brought big challenges. I went to Latin America, and was the first player from Europe in Colombia ever. It was a crazy
time: four games per week, 24 games in less than 2 months, and play offs. It was a really tough league, with some NBA-players. I can describe it in a few words: games, practice, travel, sleep... Of course I had some days off, but only a few times I was able to go out and see the really amazing girls in Colombia.


After this 3 month competition I shortly moved to Dubai and spend a great time with Arabic 2011 Champion Sharjah . One of the best coaches in The Middle East area, Abdul Hamid, called me to help his team for some tournaments there . I couldn't play the championship, because only 1 import' player is allowed over there, and they allready had a US Point gueard. But it was a great expierience. After that I went to Vietnam, my last stop so far.

You have played in so many countries, from Europe to Africa, South America and Asia. What did you learn from this countries and what are the main differences of the game in these different areas?

Playing basketball in all those countries and experiencing different basketball and cultures made me a really better person and a better player. I feel very blessed and thankful for my basketball experiences. I'm focused on working hard, making teams happy and enjoying basketball. I'm a player who's trying to get better and better, this is my challenge and my job.

There are many differences between the game in Europe and other places I played. Out of Europe the game is much more focused on offense.
Playing as an import means you have to score 20, 25, 30 points. It's more NBA-style, the game is fast. There's more motion, many fast breaks, people like to see their teams score 100 points in a game. In Europe, teams are more focused on defence, tactics, the position game... so that's the main difference. As a player you have to be a bit more athletic and get individual skills, because you can expect to play a lot of 1 on 1 games, and have to create your own space. Also, almost 80 procent of the points come from import players. Teams are expecting points from you each and every game, while in Europe there are at least 8 or 9 players able to have a high score almost every game. It's not an easy job, but every day you learn new things and that is why I really love basketball.


Do you have funny stories about different local cultures ?

Well, you have to be flexibile and adjust your lifestyle to the local culture. There are many more differences then in basketball. My career brought me in so many countries, experiencing cultures and different mentalities and always learn more about the world we live in.
Adjusting is not always easy of course, and there are a lot of funny situations happening every time. People in Asia are so friendly it's always funny walking along the streets every day, where you can just meet people asking you something: it's amazing. It's always a lot of attention. In Morocco it was always funny. Really nice people, but not so organized about basketball. On the day before a game, on the practice all team owners appear and ask the same question: Are you ok?'. Then, the next 5 days, nobody come. The taxi drivers in Vietnam were also funny. They don't speak English. They drive you around the city for 40 minutes, before they drive you to your address. All you can do is wait. Now it's really funy, but there it wasn't .


Food is a special story. You need at least a month to adjust to the local food. In Asia they always make food spicy. On the Maldives, every single meal was spicy. I told them: please bring me an un-spicy meal the next time. Always they answered: sure. And always the next meal was the same as the previous. But hey, now I like spicy food...

Who is Nikola Kuga off court in everyday life?

Well, I am not much of a different person on and off the court. I love sports. Off season time, I try to stay at least 1 month out of basketball. But I play tennis and I like to swim. The last few years, I use the summer to go in a Hiperbaric Chamber to recover after the season.

I love to discover new things. I love music, the internet. Not so much different things than everybody I guess . I like to spend time with my family. Summer time is great for that, because during the season most of the time we're not together.

What's your next challenge as a player?

Well , I am 25 years old . My previous expierience told me never to say I will go there'. So I hope I will continue to write new chapters of my basketball story somewhere in the world.
  




Kimani
Ffriend
Ffriend number one in Serbia for round 9 - 19 hours ago

Jamaican Center Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) had a great game in the last round for OKK Beograd, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9. The 39-year old player had a double-double of 32 points and 16 rebounds, while his team OKK Beograd moved-up to the 12th position in Serbian KLS. OKK Beograd is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 6th lost game this season out of 9 games. Ffriend turned to be OKK Beograd's top player in his fir...   [read more]

Nikola
Cvorovic
Nikola Cvorovic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian 2MLS - 19 hours ago

Talented Nikola Cvorovic (197-G/F-94) had a very impressive game in the last round for Mladost SP and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 2MLS Player of the Week award for round 10. The 22-year old swingman had a double-double of 23 points and eleven rebounds, while his team crushed Radnicki 1950 (#2, 8-2) with 19-point margin 90-71. Mladost SP maintains the 8th position in Serbian 2MLS. Mladost SP is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in t...   [read more]

Stevan
Nadjfeji
KLS Round 9 of Regular Season - 1 day ago

Ninth-ranked OKK Beograd (3-6) gave a tough game to first ranked Dynamic BG (8-1). The visitors managed to secure only eight-point victory 89-81. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for Stevan Nadjfeji who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Dynamic BG have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Newly promoted Dynamic BG maintains first place with 8-1 record. OKK Beograd lost fourth consecutive game....   [read more]


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