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Basketligan Standings
 1. Sodertalje 27-3 
 2. LF Basket 22-8 
 3. Norrkoping 20-10 
 4. Boras 18-12 
 5. Nassjo 16-14 
 6. Sundsvall 15-15 
 7. Uppsala 14-16 
 8. Malbas 12-18 
 9. Jamtland 11-19 
 10. Eco Orebro 6-24 
 11. Umea 4-26 
Last:3/9/2016
Basketettan Standings
Superettan
 1. Solna Branten 13-1 
 2. Hogsbo 10-4 
 3. LF Future 9-5 
 4. KFUM Uppsala 7-7 
 5. Eskilstuna 6-7 
 6. IK Eos 4-9 
 7. Talje 3-11 
 8. KFUM Central 2-10 
BEHN forts
 1. Alvik Basket 19-2 
 2. Ostersund 15-6 
 3. Jarfalla 10-11 
 4. KFUM Fryshuset 10-11 
 5. Orongo 8-13 
 6. BG Lulea 8-13 
 7. Norrort 8-13 
 8. KFUM Blackeberg 6-15 
BEHS forts
 1. Koping 18-6 
 2. Trelleborg 18-6 
 3. Boras II 16-8 
 4. Helsingborg 13-11 
 5. Wetterbygden 13-11 
 6. Huddinge 13-11 
 7. Lobas 10-14 
 8. RIG Mark 6-18 
 9. Brahe Basket 1-23 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/17/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Jamtland
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Henry, Jamtland20.6 
 2. Burrows, LF Basket20.1 
 3. Lindqvist, Spirou18.4 
 4. Barton, Sundsvall18.0 
 5. Anzuluni, Umea17.5 
 6. Bizaca, Sodertalje16.9 
 7. Baker, Logan T.16.8 
 8. Maraker, Boras16.3 
 9. Krayem, Boras16.0 
 10. Sigurdarson, Boras15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.10.8 
 2. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.1 
 3. Engstrom, Malbas9.7 
 4. Anzuluni, Umea8.6 
 5. Burrows, LF Basket8.3 
 6. Nordstrom, Uppsala8.1 
 7. Szabo, Eco Orebro7.9 
 8. Anderson, Soder.7.7 
 9. Maraker, Boras7.6 
 10. Pavlovic, Eco O.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Toni PROSTRAN
  LF Basket
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Prostran, LF Bask.7.2 
 2. Krayem, Boras6.2 
 3. Barton, Sundsvall5.9 
 4. Henry, Jamtland5.7 
 5. Solevic, Nassjo5.0 
 6. Bowlin, Sodertalje4.3 
 7. Darboe, Boras4.1 
 8. Smith, Norrkoping3.9 
 9. Peltier, Eco Orebro3.9 
 10. Pierre, Umea3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Yannick ANZULUNI
  Umea
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Anzuluni, Umea2.4 
 2. Henry, Jamtland2.1 
 3. Rackley, Malbas1.8 
 4. Solevic, Nassjo1.8 
 5. Person, Uppsala1.6 
 6. Bowlin, Sodertalje1.6 
 7. Krayem, Boras1.6 
 8. Starks, Eco Orebro1.6 
 9. Dawit, Umea1.5 
 10. Perine, Umea1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (212-C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.1.8 
 2. Vitali, Boras1.6 
 3. Spires, Sodertalje1.3 
 4. Engstrom, Malbas1.2 
 5. Burrows, LF Basket1.2 
 6. Ruffin, Nassjo1.1 
 7. Anzuluni, Umea1.0 
 8. Darling, Nassjo0.8 
 9. Palm, Boras0.8 
 10. Markusson, Jamtl.0.8 
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Exclusive interview with Igor Skocovski- One of most talented Serbian coaches abroad for 5th consecutive season - Nov 15, 2012


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Igor Skocovski has continued his coaching career in Sweden. Visby Ladies hired Serbian specialist for 2012/2013. He arrived to the club from Austrian Flying Foxes Post SV Wien. They won the championship title and Cup trophy last season. Skocovski was named Eurobasket.com All-Austrian AWBL Coach of the Year -12. Before the Flying Foxes, Igor Skocovski worked three years with Slovakian ZBK Whirpool Poprad. With them he reached Extraliga Semifinals twice. In 2011, they played in Slovakian Cup Final. Igor Skocovski was assistant coach of the Serbian U18 NT three years ago. In 2005, he also worked with U18 NT and they won the gold medal at U18 EuroBasket in Budapest.

1. Having coached abroad, not only in your home country of Serbia, but also here in Sweden, what is your view of the level of play in comparison?
I left Serbia in 2008. and even than it was obvious that we are going through crisis ( lot of players leaving for bigger challenges, better conditions overall, not enough young players filling in those spots as well as problems recruiting young ones to be interest in basketball as sport). Lot of it has to do with our National Team success, not enough young coaches that are motivated and financial problems, but I think now it has changed and it is going forward slowly again. Saying that I think Serbia is little stronger at this point as far as club competition but Sweden is progressing every year significantly. I am very interested to see if our National Teams can meet in near future.

2. What do you think about a recent rule changes? For example. Defensive 3 seconds, or the moving blocks that become prevalent in almost every league imaginable, Can you tell us more on that?
Basketball is game that changes a lot,and it is good. Without a doubt attractiveness that is inside the game also reflects on the rules and other way around. I think rules made basketball what it is today - one of the most popular sport in the World. We have to look at the changes as challenges which will even more give to the basketball.

3. What are you plans for the upcoming season 2012/2013
Plans were made very clearly by the management when I came to island. We want to get in play off and that means we need to be at least 8 from 12 teams,we want to develope our young prospects for National team too (U15,U16,U18). Our Team is totally new,with maybe 2-3 same faces but that makes it more interesting for all of us inside the team and around team. We are dedicated making our goals come true.

4. What are the differences between the Swedish, Austrian, Slovakian and Serbian leagues?
It would certainly take a deeper analyses but in sort I think Serbia is more dedicated,motivated and talented that other countries mentioned. We start from very early age,our coaches are more enthusiastic and educated. Even though I must say that other countries are going forward very fast,especially Sweden. Your youth program established 10 years ago is giving results at the moment and that is why Sweden is very good in young competitions as well as in women senior level basketball.Austria could be better, but is not investing enough in youth programs from what I saw, they do not have a solid base and coaches, on senior level only Flying Foxes Wien ( Austria Champion ) is trying to keep them in international competition which is not enough but still they are doing good job. Slovakia made its mark in international competition and holding strongly to continue that with teams like Good Angels and Ruzomberok, but I think they are loosing battle overall with nobody else stepping up (until now). Also basketball base with young ones will soon ( if not already )face problems that Serbia had last 2-3 years ago and that is no young girls in basketball.

5. What are your opinions about Sweden,Gotland island after 2 months months? Are you learning any Swedish?
Sweden is beautiful country,highly organised,I had chance to visit Stockholm before with U18 National team of Slovakia. My opinion is that they are investing a lot in sports overall and that will give results or is giving already. Gotland is amazing, and with everyday on it I like more and more. Medieval city inside the walls is just story for it self and its beauty can not be described by words.I always imagine how it was few hundred years ago to live there,I am sure it was nice. My Swedish could be better, and I picked up few words which is not enough, but I hope by the end of the season I will know little more.

6.What do u miss about Serbia?

I think friends, going out...just being around people I know, the love ones and envying our food.

7. Hows your season going? What are your goals for the last part of season?
Starting late with preparation is giving us a lot of headache but I can only say that management and girls are focus on doing their best. We are all trying to be better from day to day. Our enthusiasm is big and we all know that results will come later in season. We all work very hard towards those goals we set in the beginning of the season.

8. What advice you would give to young coaches?
Never be to proud to ask for advice.Always explore,learn every day and do not allow time to go over you. Basketball is dynamic sports that changes. There are so many good coaches out there,DVD's that you can buy, used that and work on your education every day and try what ever you learn on your team,that is the only way you will advance and your players will grow with you.

Thank you for the interview Igor, Eurobasket and Tamara Ruzic wishes you a lot of success in your career.

  




Adnan Chuk
Adnan Chuk extends deal with Norrkoping - May 24, 2016

Adnan Chuk has agreed on terms of contract extension with Norrkoping. The head coach has penned a new two-year deal with the Dolphins. Adnan Chuk took over Norrkoping at the start of the last season. He guided the team at 20-10 record in Basketligan regular season. The Dolphins then advanced into Basketligan Finals losing to Sodertalje.   [read more]

Michael Palm
Palm re-signs at Boras - May 24, 2016

Boras Basket (Basketligan) confirmed in their roster 37-year old Swedish ex-international center Michael Palm (210-105kg-79, college: W.Washington). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Palm has played there for the last seven seasons. In 39 Basketligan games he had 10.5ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Palm also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg. The list of the past achievements is...   [read more]

Dino Cinac
Cinac comes back to Jamtland, ex KK Zagreb - May 19, 2016

KFUM Jamtland Basket (Basketligan) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old Croatian forward Dino Cinac (201-88). It is actually his comeback to KFUM Jamtland as he played here before. Cinac played most recently at KK Zagreb in Croatian A1 league. In 14 games he recorded 7.3ppg and 3.4rpg last season. He also played at KFUM Jamtland that season. In 15 Basketligan games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.3spg. The previous (14-15) season Cinac played at Kvarner (A1)...   [read more]


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Brandon Rozzell (ex Svendborg) is a newcomer at LF Basket - May 18, 2016  
Eco Orebro will not play in Basketligan next season - May 12, 2016  
Boras keep Andersson for another season - May 12, 2016  
Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Awards 2016 - May 11, 2016  
Eurobasket.com All-Swedish BasketEttan Awards 2016 - May 11, 2016  
Sodertalje defend Basketligan title - Apr 29, 2016  
Basketligan Round 3 of Finals. Sodertalje post third straight win - Apr 26, 2016  
Basketligan Round 2 of Finals. Sodertalje go 2-0 up on Norrkoping - Apr 23, 2016  
LF Basket keep Adam Ronnqvist - Apr 22, 2016  
Basketligan Round 1 of Finals. Sodertalje beat Norrkoping in opener - Apr 20, 2016  
Jonte Karlsson to take over Boras Basket - Apr 20, 2016  
Arvidsson number one in Swedish Basketettan for round 18 - Apr 19, 2016  
Basketettan Round 18: No surprise as Alvik Basket defeats Orongo Dragons - Apr 18, 2016  
Halling-Ibo's 30-point game gives him Basketettan (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - Apr 18, 2016  
Basketettan Round 17 (Second Stage): KFUM Fryshuset loses to Orongo Dragons - Apr 17, 2016  
Swedish U16 National Team 2016 - Apr 16, 2016  
JuveCaserta released Gaddefors - Apr 16, 2016  
Charles Carayol gets MVP of the Week award for Swedish Basketettan (Second Stage) - Apr 14, 2016  
Basketettan Round 16 (Second Stage): Lobas edge Helsingborg by two points - Apr 13, 2016  
Interview with Eddie Paul Johnson III of Jarfalla Basket - Apr 12, 2016  
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