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KLS Standings
 1. Crvena Zvezda 10-1 
 2. Partizan 10-1 
 3. FMP 7-4 
 4. Mega Leks 6-5 
 5. Borac 4-7 
 6. Dynamic BG 4-7 
 7. Vrsac 2-9 
 8. Spartak 1-10 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:5/25/2017
2MLS Standings
 1. Zlatibor 22-4 
 2. Vojvodina NS 22-4 
 3. Proleter Naftagas 18-7 
 4. Napredak 17-9 
 5. Radnicki 1950 17-9 
 6. Pirot 17-9 
 7. Sloboda Uzice 14-12 
 8. Mladost SP 12-14 
 9. Velika Plana 11-15 
 10. Kolubara 9-17 
 11. Futog 7-19 
 12. Jagodina 6-20 
 13. Boljevac 6-20 
 14. Srem 3-22 
Last:4/26/2017
1MRL Standings
Center
 1. Zarkovo 23-0 
 2. Beko Beograd 20-2 
 3. BKK Radnicki 13-10 
 4. Zemun 13-10 
 5. Radnicki OB 12-11 
 6. Ras 10-12 
 7. Torlak BG 10-13 
 8. Zitko Basket 10-13 
 9. Borca BG 9-8 
 10. Astra Beograd 9-13 
 11. Vitez BG 8-14 
 12. Slodes 8-15 
 13. Borac ZM 7-16 
 14. LA Basket 4-18 
East
 1. Zdravlje 16-5 
 2. Prokuplje 15-6 
 3. Soko Banja 14-7 
 4. Dimitrovgrad 13-8 
 5. Jablanica M. 13-8 
 6. Nis 12-9 
 7. Radnik 12-9 
 8. Junior Nis 11-10 
 9. Morava 11-10 
 10. Jastrebac A. 8-13 
 11. Radan Lebane 8-13 
 12. Kursumlija 7-14 
 13. Mladost Za. 6-15 
 14. Vlasotince 1-20 
North
 1. Akademik 19-2 
 2. Dunav 2014 19-2 
 3. Sveti Djordje 15-6 
 4. Radnicki Kovin 13-8 
 5. Hajduk Kula 12-9 
 6. Vrbas 12-9 
 7. Sloven Ruma 10-11 
 8. Nova Pazova 9-12 
 9. Pancevo 9-12 
 10. Topola 9-12 
 11. Zeleznica IND 7-14 
 12. Jedinstvo NB 6-15 
 13. Stara Pazova 6-15 
 14. Crvenka 1-20 
West
 1. Klik Arilje 19-3 
 2. Novi Pazar 18-4 
 3. Radnicki KRG 17-5 
 4. Zlatar NV 17-5 
 5. Zeleznicar C. 15-7 
 6. Priboj 13-9 
 7. Milesevac 12-10 
 8. Zekas 11-11 
 9. Prva Petoletka 9-13 
 10. Student BB 9-13 
 11. Polet Ratina 7-15 
 12. Crnokosa 4-18 
 13. Sabac 2-20 
 14. KK Ub 1-21 
Last:3/23/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 23-7 
 2 CSKA 22-8 
 3 Olympiacos 19-11 
 4 Panathinaikos 19-11 
 5 Fenerbahce 18-12 
 6 Anadolu Efes 17-13 
 7 Baskonia 17-13 
 8 Darussafaka 16-14 
 9 Crvena Zvezda 16-14 
 10 Zalgiris 14-16 
 11 FC Barcelona 12-18 
 12 Galatasaray 11-19 
 13 Brose Bask. 10-20 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-20 
 15 EA7 Armani 8-22 
 16 Unics 8-22 
Last:4/7/2017
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. MZT Skopje 8-18 
 14. Krka 8-18 
Last:4/17/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brano DJUKANOVIC
  Metal.
  (194-SG-95)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Djukanovic, Metal.21.6 
 2. Fundic, Beovuk 7217.7 
 3. Antic, Konstantin17.4 
 4. Randall, Konstantin16.5 
 5. Jeremic, Napredak.16.1 
 6. Jelenic, Spartak15.8 
 7. Stevanovic, Dynam.15.5 
 8. Bogavac, Konstantin15.3 
 9. Nesovic, OKK B.14.9 
 10. Ffriend, Dynam.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stefan FUNDIC
  Beovuk 72
  (199-F-94)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Fundic, Beovuk 7211.8 
 2. Veljkovic, Mlado.8.6 
 3. Zorcic, Dunav SB8.4 
 4. Josilo, Metalac8.1 
 5. Bogavac, Konstantin7.1 
 6. Milincic, Napredak K.6.7 
 7. Cakarevic, Dynam.6.5 
 8. Todorovic, Borac6.5 
 9. Kesar, Tamis6.3 
 10. Lazic, Dynamic BG6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar VASIC
  Metalac
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Vasic, Metalac5.7 
 2. Popovic, Spartak5.4 
 3. Katnic, Dynamic BG4.9 
 4. Nesovic, OKK B.4.8 
 5. Davis, Napredak K.4.6 
 6. Jevdjenic, Beovuk4.6 
 7. Nikolic, Spartak4.2 
 8. Vorkapic, Sloga4.2 
 9. Radulovic, Dynam.4.1 
 10. Djukanovic, Metal.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Djukan DJUKANOVIC
  Metal.
  (181-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Djukanovic, Metal.2.8 
 2. Cakarevic, Dynam.2.2 
 3. Katnic, Dynamic BG2.1 
 4. Nesovic, OKK B.2.0 
 5. Vasic, Metalac2.0 
 6. Stevanovic, Dynam.1.9 
 7. Popovic, Spartak1.8 
 8. Manojlovic, OKK B.1.8 
 9. Kuzeta, Mladost ZE1.8 
 10. Radonjic, Borac1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Lazar ZORCIC
  Dunav SB
  (205-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Zorcic, Dunav SB2.8 
 2. Dujkovic, Metalac2.4 
 3. Ffriend, Dynam.1.3 
 4. Brkic, Mladost ZE1.3 
 5. Bitadze, Smederevo1.2 
 6. Veljkovic, Mlado.1.1 
 7. Milovanovic, Borac0.9 
 8. Jovisic, Spartak0.9 
 9. Lazic, Dynamic BG0.8 
 10. Jeftic, Vrsac0.8 
Player of the Week

 Kimani Ffriend
  Dynamic BG
  ( 211-C-77 )
  

 Nikola Vujicic
  Jagodina
  ( 185-G-89 )
  
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Borac May.28 Partizan 83%
Spartak May.28 FMP 88%
Dynamic BG May.28 Mega Leks 63%
Crvena Zvezd 88% May.28 Vrsac
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.   




Milos
Teodosic
Milos Teodosic selected the top Serbian playing abroad in last week's games - 3 hours ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Serbians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87). Heto a victory against the fourth-ranked Lokomotiv in the VTB United League in Friday night's game.    [read more]

Kimani
Ffriend
Kimani Ffriend gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian KLS (Second Stage) - 23 hours ago
Experienced Jamaican Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) had an amazing evening in the last round for Dynamic BG and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11 (Second Stage). The 39-year old center had the game-high 28 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Dynamic BG as his team lost the game against FMP (#3, 7-4) 75-89. Dynamic BG maintains the 6th position in Serbian KLS. Dynamic BG is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it...   [read more]

Uros Lukovic
KLS Round 11: FMP beats Dynamic BG in a derby game - 2 days ago
Partizan - Spartak 100-80 The game with biggest result difference took place in Beograd. Local Partizan (10-1) outscored 7th ranked Spartak (1-10) 100-80. The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. Spartak was better in fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Spartak 43-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. Partizan players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Spartak helped op...   [read more]


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