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Liga Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Krka 8-2 
 2. Rogaska 7-3 
 3. Zlatorog 5-5 
 4. Un.Olimpija 5-5 
 5. Hopsi Polzela 4-6 
 6. Helios 1-9 
Places 7-12
 1. KK Primorska 16-3 
 2. Tajfun 14-6 
 3. Sencur Gor. 12-8 
 4. Terme Olimia 10-10 
 5. LTH Castings 5-14 
 6. Portoroz 1-17 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/29/2017
2SKL Standings
 1. Ilirija 22-0 
 2. Sezana 16-6 
 3. Triglav 14-8 
 4. Plama Pur 13-9 
 5. Grosuplje 13-9 
 6. Parklji 11-11 
 7. Celje 11-11 
 8. Konjice 9-13 
 9. Elektra 8-14 
 10. Crnomelj 7-15 
 11. Branik 4-18 
 12. Pingvini 4-18 
Last:4/15/2017
3SKL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Medvode 10-0 
 2. Hrastnik 5-5 
 3. Koper 5-5 
 4. Jesenice 4-6 
 5. Nazarje 4-6 
 6. Litija 2-8 
Places 7-18 C
 1. Tolmin 10-2 
 2. Postojna 6-6 
 3. Vrhnika 6-6 
 4. Ajdovscina 2-10 
Places 7-18 E
 1. Radenska 8-4 
 2. Calcit 7-5 
 3. Jezica 5-7 
 4. Bistrica 4-8 
Places 7-18 W
 1. Globus 8-4 
 2. Slovan 8-4 
 3. Gorenja vas 4-8 
 4. Jance Prit 4-8 
Places 19-22
 1. Posavje Krsko 5-1 
 2. Krvavec Meteor 4-2 
 3. Pivka 3-3 
 4. Nova Gorica 0-6 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/18/2017
4SKL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Zoltasti T. 9-1 
 2. Hidria 6-4 
 3. Vojnik 5-5 
 4. Vrani Vransko 4-6 
 5. Dravograd 3-7 
 6. Kocevje 3-7 
Relegation East
 1. Zagorje 6-0 
 2. Brezice 4-2 
 3. Ivancna G. 2-4 
 4. Parklji m. 0-6 
Relegation West
 1. Kranjska Gora 5-1 
 2. Cerknica 3-3 
 3. Bloke Novolit 2-4 
 4. Ziri 2-4 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/18/2017
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. Buducnost 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Cibona 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. FMP 0-0 
 6. Igokea 0-0 
 7. Mega Leks 0-0 
 8. Mornar Bar 0-0 
 9. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 10. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 11. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 12. Zadar 0-0 
Last:6/21/2017
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 5-1 
 2 KK Primorska 4-2 
 3 Vrij.Osijek 2-4 
 4 Klosterneuburg 1-5 
Group B
 1 Helios 2-1 
 2 Arkadia 2-1 
 3 Zabok 0-2 
Group C
 1 Levice 3-1 
 2 Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3 Tajfun 0-4 
Group D
 1 Rogaska 3-1 
 2 Rieker KN 2-2 
 3 BK Decin 1-3 
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Duda SANADZE
  KK Primo.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Sanadze, KK Primo.17.2 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog16.6 
 3. Davis, Rogaska16.3 
 4. Span, Zlatorog15.9 
 5. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.8 
 6. Oliver, Un.Olimpija15.3 
 7. Ferme, Rogaska15.1 
 8. Cup, Hopsi Polzela14.6 
 9. Cebasek, Hopsi P.14.2 
 10. Grant, Tajfun13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakob CEBASEK
  Hopsi P.
  (200-G/F-91)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Cebasek, Hopsi P.8.6 
 2. Johns, Rogaska8.3 
 3. Spicer, Tajfun7.9 
 4. Tratnik, Zlatorog7.4 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.4 
 6. Cerkovnik, Terme O.7.0 
 7. Pavic, Sencur Gor.6.8 
 8. Miljkovic, Zlatorog6.2 
 9. Atanackovic, Helios6.2 
 10. Bolcina, Helios6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Tajfun
  (184-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Vujasinovic, Tajfun8.3 
 2. Mocnik, Helios6.1 
 3. Curry, Helios5.6 
 4. Baric, Zlatorog5.0 
 5. Davis, Rogaska5.0 
 6. Sajevic, LTH C.4.9 
 7. Collins, Sencur Gor.4.8 
 8. Rebec, Krka4.8 
 9. Ferme, Rogaska4.5 
 10. Kosic, Hopsi Polzela4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  Un.Olimpija
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija2.3 
 2. Franklin, KK Primo.1.9 
 3. Curry, Helios1.7 
 4. Vujasinovic, Tajfun1.7 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 7. Gajic, KK Primo.1.5 
 8. Cebasek, Hopsi P.1.5 
 9. Davis, Rogaska1.5 
 10. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Khaliq SPICER
  Tajfun
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Spicer, Tajfun1.7 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog1.3 
 3. Djuranovic, Rogaska1.2 
 4. Radulovic, KK Primo.1.1 
 5. Pavic, Sencur Gor.0.8 
 6. Johns, Rogaska0.8 
 7. Fifolt, Tajfun0.8 
 8. Besedic, Portoroz0.7 
 9. Cup, Hopsi Polzela0.6 
 10. Sebic, Tajfun0.6 
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Luka Doncic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Slovenians playing currently abroad: - Apr 15, 2017


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We bring you last week's top performances from Slovenians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Luka Doncic (201-99, currently plays in Spain). He led Real Madrid to a victory over the closely-ranked Baskonia (19-8) 86-82 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Doncic was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 13 rebounds. Doncic also added 4 assists and 4 steals in 30 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Real Madrid (20-7) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Doncic averages: 7.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 57.6%(49-85), 3FGP: 31.9% and FT: 77.8% in 27 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Gasper Vidmar
Gasper Vidmar
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Gasper Vidmar (211-87, currently plays in Turkey). Vidmar could not help Banvit (17-8) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Banvit was defeated 86-75 on the road by the leading Fenerbahce. Vidmar was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 7 rebounds. Vidmar's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 66.4%(97-146) and FT: 39.1%. He is in the roster of the Slovenian senior national team.

Goran Dragic
Goran Dragic
   #3. The Slovenian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Goran Dragic (190-86, currently plays in NBA). Dragic was the main contributor in a Miami Heat's victory against the Washington Wizards (49-33) 110-102 in the NBA on Wednesday night. He was the best player in that game. Dragic scored 28 points (!!!), grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 37 minutes. The Miami Heat has 41-41 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. Dragic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 49.8%, 3FGP: 40.5% and FT: 79.0% in 73 games. Dragic is also a member of the Slovenian senior national team.

Edo Muric
Edo Muric
   #4. Forward Edo Muric (202-91, currently plays in Turkey) is a teammate of previously mentioned Gasper Vidmar and both played together in the last Turkish BSL game. Muric was not able to help Banvit in their game against Fenerbahce (20-5). Despite his good performance in Sunday night's game He recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Muric's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.8apg. He is also Slovenian national team player.

Aleksej Nikolic
Aleksej Nikolic
   #5. International point guard Aleksej Nikolic (191-95, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Brose Baskets' victory against the 14th-ranked Walter Tigers (9-23) 87-75 in the German BBL on Thursday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Brose Baskets Bamberg (26-3) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Nikolic's overall stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.0apg. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

Domen Bratoz
Domen Bratoz
   #6. Point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93, currently plays in Estonia) helped Rapla win their game against the sixth-ranked Valga (12-20) crushing them 92-71 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Tuesday night's game. Bratoz recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 25 minutes. AVIS Rapla (20-12) is placed second in the Alexela KML. Bratoz has relatively good stats this year: 13.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.8apg and 2.1spg in 29 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Slovenian National Team roster.

Klemen Prepelic
Klemen Prepelic
   #7. International guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92, currently plays in France) helped Limoges CSP Elite edge the 16th-ranked Chalons-Reims (9-19) 84-82 in the French ProA last Tuesday. Prepelic was the top player that evening. He scored 18 points and added 4 assists. Limoges CSP Elite (14-14) is placed tenth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Prepelic has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.7apg. Prepelic is also Slovenian national team player.

Alen Omic
Alen Omic
   #8. Center Alen Omic (216-92, currently plays in Spain) helped Unicaja Malaga win their game against the 14th-ranked Blusens Monbus (8-17) 78-70 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (16-9) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa. This year Omic's overall stats are: 6.2ppg and 4.9rpg in nine games. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

Jure Balazic
Jure Balazic
   #9. An experienced former international forward Jure Balazic (204-80, currently plays in Turkey) helped Gaziantep win their game against the 13th-ranked Trabzonspor (8-17) crushing them 96-75 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. Balazic recorded 9 points. Gaziantep Basketbol (13-12) is placed eighth in the BSL. Balazic's total stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Slovenian national team two years ago.

Beno Udrih
Beno Udrih
   #10. Point guard Beno Udrih (190-82, currently plays in NBA) helped Detroit Pistons win their game against the Memphis Grizzlies (43-39) 103-90 in the NBA last Sunday. Udrih scored 11 points and added 5 passes in 21 minutes. The Detroit Pistons have 36-45 record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. It's Udrih's first year with the team. This season his total stats are: 6.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.7apg in 36 games. Udrih is a former international player as seven years ago he still played for the Slovenian senior national team.

   #11. Former U20 international point guard Jan Mocnik (178-87, currently plays in Bosnia) was not able to secure a victory for Siroki Primorka in their game against Gradjanski in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Despite his very good performance on Saturday night He was the top scorer with 20 points. Mocnik also added 9 assists. This season he has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 8.3apg and 1.7spg. Mocnik used to play for the Slovenian U20 national team ten years ago.

   #12. Former international center Mirza Begic (216-85, currently plays in ABA League) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Cedevita in their game against Crvena Zvezda in the ABA League. He scored 6 points in only 12 minutes. His team lost 73-84. Begic has averaged so far 5.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1bpg in 30 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team back in 2013.

   #13. Former international shooting guard Sasha Vujacic (201-84, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the New York Knicks in their game against the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. Vujacic scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. His team were defeated 101-88 in the NBA. He has averaged so far 3.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.3apg. Vujacic used to play for the Slovenian national team eight years ago.

   #14. International guard Jaka Blazic (196-90, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in a victory against the closely-ranked Gran Canaria 95-90 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Friday night. He scored only 3 points in 8 minutes on the court. Blazic has averaged so far 6.6ppg and 2.5rpg in 24 games. He plays currently for the Slovenian national team.

   #15. Former international center Hasan Rizvic (212-84, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Gelisim in their game against Pertevniyal in the Turkish TBL (second division). Despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game Rizvic was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks. This season Rizvic has very high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.6bpg and 1.5spg. Rizvic used to play for the Slovenian national team seven years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Slovenian passport but never been selected to any of Slovenian national teams:

   #1. Kevin Pangos (188-PG-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) was the major contributor in Zalgiris' victory against one of league's weakest teams Nevezis (6-26) crushing them 82-54 in the Lithuanian LKL last Sunday. Pangos scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in a mere 18 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (29-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Pangos' first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.7apg in 31 games he played so far. Pangos has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Slovenian.

   #2. Experienced Vlado Ilievski (188-PG-80, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) led Rabotnicki to a victory against the second-ranked Karpos Sokoli (5-2) 79-74 in a derby game in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Sunday night's game. He scored 16 points and added 8 passes in 40 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje (4-3) is placed third. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. It's Ilievski's first season with the team. Ilievski has reliable stats this year: 10.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 6.3apg and 1.3spg in 18 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Slovenian and FYR Macedonian.

   #3. Radoslav Pekovic (215-C-94, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) could not help Kumanovo (2-5) in their last game. Despite Pekovic's very good performance the fifth-placed Kumanovo (2-5) lost 78-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Kozuv in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 16 points in a mere 19 minutes. It was Kumanovo's fifth consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be important. It's Pekovic's first season with the team. Pekovic has averaged so far 6.8ppg and 3.4rpg in 19 games.

   #4. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Sevilla in their game against RETAbet BB (12-13) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. He recorded 5 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Sevilla was defeated 85-73 at home by the higher-ranked RETAbet BB (#9). It was Sevilla's fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Mahalbasic's first season with the team. Mahalbasic has reliable stats this year: 10.9ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6apg. He has both Austrian and Slovenian nationalities.

   #5. Emanuel Richter (192-G-86, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Topstar (10-16) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Richter's very good performance the 11th-placed Topstar (10-16) was crushed 86-64 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Vilsbiburg in the South-East group. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Richter also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists. The Regular Season already ended. Richter has reliable stats this season: 12.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg.

   #6. Robert Abramovic (185-PG-88, currently plays in Kosovo) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Rahoveci crushing them 118-80 in the Kosovan SuperLeague on Saturday night. He scored 15 points and added 3 passes in a mere 18 minutes. Abramovic has reliable stats this year: 14.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.8apg in six games.

   #7. Fuad Memcic (210-C/F-82, agency: Promotex, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Arkadia Lions in their game against Redwell Gunners Oberwart in the Austrian A Bundesliga. He scored 6 points. His team were defeated 79-70. Memcic has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 1.5rpg. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #8. Andraz Kavas (208-F-92, agency: Two Points, college: Harding, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Caceres Basket in their game against Ourense in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Kavas recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. His team lost 65-71. Kavas has averaged so far 5.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 11 games.

   #9. Bojan Jovanovic (182-G-82, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help KK Pirot in a victory against the closely-ranked The Ere 99-91 in the Serbian 2MLS (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded only 2 points in 8 minutes on the court. Jovanovic has averaged so far 3.6ppg and 1.5rpg in 21 games.   




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Erjon
Kastrati
Union Olimpija Ljubljana brings back Erjon Kastrati - 1 day ago
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