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Erste Liga Standings
 1. Teodo Tivat 19-3 
 2. Lovcen 16-8 
 3. Ibar Rozaje 16-8 
 4. Sutjeska 15-9 
 5. Ulcinj 13-11 
 6. S.Centar 9-14 
 7. Jedinstvo 8-16 
 8. Danilovgrad 6-18 
 9. Primorje 1945 4-20 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar
Last:5/7/2017
Prva B Standings
 1. Berane Bobcats 12-4 
 2. Centar BP 8-8 
 3. Zeta 8-8 
 4. Rudar 6-10 
 5. Strsljen 6-10 
Last:4/1/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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
Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 5-1 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-4 
 4 Sutjeska 2-4 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 3 Peja 3-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Last:3/1/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marko KOLJEVIC
  S.Centar
  (191-G-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Koljevic, S.Centar19.0 
 2. Knezevic, Lovcen17.7 
 3. Bogojevic, S.Centar17.1 
 4. Latkovic, Lovcen16.7 
 5. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.16.4 
 6. Draskovic, Jedin.16.0 
 7. Lekovic, Jedinstvo15.3 
 8. Ratkovic, Danilovgrad15.1 
 9. Salic, Sutjeska14.9 
 10. Bacovic, Primorje.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos LOPICIC
  Lovcen
  (216-C-90)
  Avg: 10
 1. Lopicic, Lovcen10.0 
 2. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.9.6 
 3. Jocovic, Primorje.9.5 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.8.2 
 5. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje8.0 
 6. Knezevic, Jedinstvo7.2 
 7. Bacovic, Primorje.7.0 
 8. Popovic, Teodo T.7.0 
 9. Cekic, S.Centar6.7 
 10. Knezevic, Lovcen6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Milos LATKOVIC
  Lovcen
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Latkovic, Lovcen5.9 
 2. Stanojevic, Teodo T.5.3 
 3. Ratkovic, Danilovgrad4.5 
 4. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje4.3 
 5. Jovanovic, Lovcen3.7 
 6. Fisik, Jedinstvo3.5 
 7. James, Sutjeska3.4 
 8. Nurkovic, Ibar R.3.1 
 9. Djurisic, Teodo Tivat2.9 
 10. Bogojevic, S.Centar2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Milos LATKOVIC
  Lovcen
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Latkovic, Lovcen2.6 
 2. Stanojevic, Teodo T.2.0 
 3. Ratkovic, Danilovgrad2.0 
 4. Lalic, Sutjeska1.9 
 5. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.1.9 
 6. Ivanovic, Danilovgrad1.8 
 7. Koljevic, S.Centar1.7 
 8. Djokovic, Sutjeska1.6 
 9. Kalic, Ibar Rozaje1.5 
 10. Draskovic, Jedin.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko LJUJIC
  Ibar Rozaje
  (207-C-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ljujic, Ibar Rozaje2.2 
 2. Cekic, S.Centar1.4 
 3. Vujovic, Sutjeska1.3 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.1.1 
 5. Lopicic, Lovcen0.9 
 6. Hadzibegovic, Danilovg.0.7 
 7. Salic, Sutjeska0.6 
 8. Marojevic, Teodo T.0.5 
 9. Rondovic, Ibar R.0.5 
 10. Jeknic, Ulcinj0.5 
Poll


First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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First Round Schedule
Crvena Zvezd 54% Sep.29 Mornar Bar
Mega Bemax 54% Sep.29 Cibona
Un.Olimpija 58% Sep.29 Igokea
Buducnost 55% Sep.29 Zadar
Cedevita 58% Sep.29 FMP
MZT Skopje 54% Sep.29 Partizan NI
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Interview with Gentry Lewis, experienced globetrotter and former big man of BC Niksic - May 6, 2013


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Gentry Lewis
Gentry Lewis (206-F/C-81, college: Philander Smith), an experienced globetrotter and husband of WNBA player Doneeka Hodges-Lewis (175-PG-82, agency: LBM Management, college: LSU), talks to eurobasket.com about his past in Montenegrin League with BC Niksic and latest achievements in his career. For those who do not remember him take a look at this buzzer beater from the past season in Kazakhstan http://www.eurobasket.com/VideoView.asp?video=18533.

Hello Gentry, tell us about your first steps on the basketball court. How did it all start?

I started playing basketball at age 7 but never really got really serious until I would say age 14 or 15. I started getting taller and I just wanted to shoot 3s and be like Larry Bird but because of my aggressiveness I had to play position 4-5 but I did not mind, I just focused on being a good position 4-5 while still practicing for other positions to have knowledge of them as well.

In spite of the fact that you have great size for a big man, you did not get a chance to play for a big school. How hard it was for you to make your own way in the world of professional basketball knowing that each year many Division I players struggle to get a playing opportunity abroad?

It was difficult but it had nothing to do with talent I could always score and rebound with any player in the world but when you don't come from big places or you do not fly as high as another guy it makes things difficult but it also makes them that much sweeter when you get your opportunity to make something happen for yourself and your career and you do it.

In the season 2005/2006 you both played in Poland. Detal Met Notec Inowroclaw offered you a chance at pro level. You played well but were released after few games due club financial problems. Was is difficult to adjust on playing a different basketball style and what are the biggest differences between basketball in United States of America and Europe?

Yes I love Poland still do nice country but very cold. It was sad they were having these problems and I never thought things like that occurred but it happened and you just move on. As for the adjustment period yes Europe is 100 percent a team game on offense and defense and is based on skill mainly and America basketball is more 1 on 1 and based on being athletic.

In January 2007 you got a call from Niksic, a club from newly founded Montenegrin League. How did that call arrive to your address and why did you decide to come to Montenegro?

My agent at the time was working with Rasa Mijuskovic . He convinced me to come there basically and I enjoyed Montenegro we also went to Bosnia and Croatia for practice games I believe so being on the road is always fun with the team bonded etc. I loved Montenegro though and my teammates and I still talk with many of them after I left there and thats one of the languages I loved as well, learning to speak serbian. I found out recently one of my teammates there Ljubo Jovanovic (206-C-87) was killed, stabbed to death, one who I was particularly close with and it still sort of rocked me.

Niksic was a young team led by junior national team members such as Nemanja Vranjes (188-G-88), Nikola Pavlicevic (192-SG-88, agency: BBEH Cokrlija), Marko Kuveljic (197-G/F-88), Darko Kastratovic (189-PG-88, agency: BeoExcell) and more experienced Bosnian international Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84). How did you like your new team and did you have problems to adapt on Montenegrin League?

I liked the team we had many jokes and laughs anybody who knows me know I like joking. I liked coach Zoran Glomazic but it was different for me how he did his rotation it was more of team game where I didn't play so many minutes they were all spread out so that was different as well as the league but I enjoyed it, I learned how to Euro step there.

How did you like Montenegro and do you think coming to Montenegro was the right choice for your career?

I liked Montenegro..As for right choice for my career its hard to say but I will say after America back then Serbia and Montenegro and Yugoslavia was like 2nd or 3rd best countries for basketball in the world with Drazen Petrovic (196-G-64), Vladimir Divac (212-C-68), Toni Kukoc (210-F-68), and those guys.

After the experience in Montenegro, you traveled the globe and played in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Thailand etc. You are 31 year old now and after so many years overseas you can tell us which league was the most competitive and where did you the best time?

Probably Montenegro or Turkey many of the other leagues fore mentioned are money leagues meaning pay very good money but mainly show leagues where all the weight is on the American players or most of it not like team game like Europe and as competitive as Europe but still cool. I enjoyed mostly Thailand- Bangkok and the travel in ASEAN League, going to Singapore Casinos and shopping with my wife was nice.

This season you played in BK Kapshagay (Kazakhstan). Kazakhstan is not famous for its basketball. What are your impressions? How good was your season there?

Well Kazakhstan is very wealthy country. However, they are not greatly known for basketball more ice hockey is what they are actually known for but they are a wealthy country very wealthy actually with the oil trade there. They have Astana in VTB and Kapshagay is also considering joining the VTB League and they have some teams in Baltic League so its on the rise like Lebanon and Middle East was a few years ago. It was cold very cold didn't like that and no one spoke english really maybe 20 people in all the country spoke english. Season was good we were in last place all season and I had the opportunity to play a key role in us turning that around and making the playoffs.

What are your plans for the future? For how long you think you can still play professional basketball?

Plans for the future are to continue to get better as a player and person and constantly evolve etc. As for how long who knows only God but I will just continue enjoying my travels and counting my blessings on the way.

Thanks for the interview Gentry. Eurobasket.com wishes you all the best in your career and personal life.

Thank you for your time Brate!   




Nando De
Colo
France roll over Montenegro in Toulouse - 11 hours ago
France - Montenegro 100-70 France roll over Montenegro 100-70 in Toulouse for the second straight win at the international tournament. Both teams scored 23 points in the first period, while France erupted with a 38-12 surge in the second frame. Moreover they posted a 24-18 rally for a 32-point lead with 10 minutes to go. Montenegro replied with a narrow 17-15 run in the last stanza for the final result. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Vincent Poi...   [read more]

Marco
Belinelli
Italy pip Montenegro in Toulouse - 1 day ago
Italy - Montenegro 67-66 Italy pip Montenegro 67-66 in Toulouse International tournament with 4 participating teams. The latter had a good start and took a 20-14 lead after the first 10 minutes. Moreover they added another 19-12 rally to enjoy a 39-26 halftime advantage. Italy however dominated the second half and won both quarters. They posted a 20-14 run in the third quarter and closed the game with a final 21-13 rally. Marco Belinelli (196-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 24 poi...   [read more]

Milo
Vukcevic
Milo Vukcevic signs at Andujar - 2 days ago
CB Andujar Jean Paraiso Interi (EBA) landed 21-year old Montenegrin center Milo Vukcevic (200-96). He is a well-known player in as he played most recently at Innova Chef in Spanish EBA league. Vukcevic has played previously for another team Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in Spain   [read more]


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