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NBA players Nikola Vucevic and Nikola Pekovic are confirmed for EuroBasket - Jul 13, 2013


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NBA players Nikola Vucevic (210-C-90, college: USC) and Nikola Pekovic (209-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) are confirmed for EuroBasket 2013 in Montenegro squad. Nikola Vucevic is a player of Orlando Magic in NBA. In 77 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 11.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0bpg last season. Vucevic also spent pre-season at the 76ers in NBA that year.
The previous (11-12) season he played at Buducnost in Montenegrin league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Vucevic had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In only one Euroleague Qualifying Round game he recorded very impressive stats: 18 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. He also played 4 games in Eurocup where he had also remarkable stats: 16.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg. Vucevic also played 10 games in Adriatic League where he was fourth best scorer with great 16.9ppg and averaged 9.7rpg (#2 in the league), 1.0apg, 1.1spg and 1.1bpg.
Nikola Pekovic played last season at Minnesota Timberwolves in NBA. In 62 games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.3ppg and 8.8rpg last season.
The previous (11-12) season Pekovic played at Partizan in Serbian league. In 7 games he averaged remarkable 15.4ppg and 4.6rpg that season. He also played 10 games in Adriatic League where he averaged 13.7ppg and 5.5rpg. Among other achievements he won Greek League championship title for three years in a row (between 2008 and 2010). Pekovic received also Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 2nd Team award in 2012. He represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Lithuania two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 13.0ppg, 6.4rpg, FGP: 57.9%, FT: 70.0%.  




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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vojdan STOJANOVSKI
  MKD
  (194-G-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stojanovski, Vojdan28.0 
 2. Veideman, Rain24.0 
 3. Hanga, Adam23.0 
 4. Gomes, Joao22.0 
 5. Dragic, Goran21.0 
 6. Vojvoda, David20.5 
 7. de Jong, Worthy19.5 
 8. Nurkic, Jusuf19.0 
 9. Lawrence, Andrew19.0 
 10. Hermannsson, Mart.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jusuf NURKIC
  BIH
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 15
 1. Nurkic, Jusuf15.0 
 2. Gomes, Joao10.5 
 3. Baeringsson, Hlynur9.5 
 4. Todorovic, Marko9.0 
 5. Karasev, Sergey9.0 
 6. Iarochevitch, Ioa.8.0 
 7. Shengelia, Tornike7.5 
 8. Tumba, Kevin7.0 
 9. Gordon, Ben7.0 
 10. Fesenko, Kyrylo7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Dragic, Goran8.5 
 2. Lypovyy, Oleksandr7.5 
 3. Tsintsadze, Giorgi7.5 
 4. Gordon, Ben6.5 
 5. Mihailovic, Vladim.5.5 
 6. Vojvoda, David5.5 
 7. Travis, Romeo5.5 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, Hord.5.0 
 9. Tabu, Jonathan5.0 
 10. Velikov, Asen5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Derek NEEDHAM
  USA
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Needham, Derek4.0 
 2. Dorbek, Martin3.5 
 3. Keller, Akos3.0 
 4. Baburin, Evgenii3.0 
 5. Hajrizi, Drilon3.0 
 6. Obasohan, Retin3.0 
 7. Broadus, Rashaun3.0 
 8. Tumba, Kevin2.5 
 9. Barroso, Tomas2.5 
 10. Kostov, Chavdar2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  UKR
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bobrov, Vyacheslav2.0 
 2. Kulagin, Dmitrii2.0 
 3. Panteli, Iakovos1.5 
 4. Zipser, Paul1.5 
 5. Benzing, Robin1.5 
 6. Palsson, Haukur1.5 
 7. Hajrizi, Drilon1.5 
 8. Bergstedt, Jonas1.5 
 9. Kitsing, Kristjan1.0 
 10. Mahalbasic, Rasid1.0 
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