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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 Jason McCoy, former big man of Mornar Bar - Apr 18, 2013


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Jason McCoy
Jason McCoy (206-C/F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee), former big man of Mornar Bar and experienced globetrotter, is talking about his career and season in Montenegro for eurobasket.com. For those who are too young and do not remember Jason take a look at his video against Lovcen Cetinje http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80D9cx2RQT8. The game was played in 2007.

Hello Jason, you are a Houston native. How popular is basketball in your city and who inspired you the most as a boy?

Houston basketball is very popular. Of course we have the NBA team Houston Rockets but we also have several semi pro leagues here as well. The sport of basketball has gotten big with high school kids all the way down to AAU basketball that is played all over the United States. I started playing basketball at the age of 5 years of old. I was inspired by my older siblings because I'm the youngest of 5 kids. My brother and my 3 sisters all received basketball scholarships to play in college as well as I did.

You spent your college career at Rutgers and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2005 you made the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Tell us more about that experience?

Yes in 2005 was my first year being able to play again because I had to sit out the 2004 season because I transferred from Rutgers. In 2005 I was able to be on a sweet 16 team that was coached by my favorite basketball coach Bruce Pearl ! The experience was great because I played well that season and I was able to start making a name for myself as a respected basketball player. It was a lot of fun being able to play on TV in front family and friends. Also being in numerous of newspaper articles from many different places.

In 2006 you were drafted by Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League) but decided to move to Europe and signed for Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (Turkey-D1). However, you did not get a real chance there and had to go back home. How disappointing for a young player like you was that experience and did it motivate you to work even harder to improve yourself as a player?

It was very disappointing! I mean I honestly was debating on quitting basketball and I was about to get a regular job but it was my father that encouraged me. He sat me down and explained to me about all the hardships he had to go through growing up to become a man. He made me realize that problems will always come but its about how you handle the problems that makes you a real man. All of this motivated me to become a better player so I just started working out 2-3 times a day, going to the gym at 2 am sometimes, and watching countless of hours on players that I admire such as Kevin Garnett (211-F/C-76), Michael Jordan (199-F-63, college: N.Carolina), Tracy McGrady (203-G/F-79).

In January 2007 you got a call from Mornar to join them in the newly established Montenegrin basketball league. At that time did you know anything about Montenegro?

In 2007 when Mornar Bar called me I didn't know anything about the country of Montenegro or even where it was located but it didn't matter because I had something to prove.

How did you like your new team and Bar as a town?

I actually loved my team in Bar...we had a lot of great guys on the team. The city was fun also...I enjoyed the beach and the restaurants but I just wish it was a little bit more Americanized.

How good was the level of basketball in Montenegro back then?

The level of competition in the league was ok. Most of the teams wasn't really good but certain guys on certain teams really made it rough on me in some matches. But at the time Buducnost was way better then any of the teams in the league.

During that season Mornar made the Semifinals of domestic league and National Cup. How important for your future career and confidence was to finish a year in Europe? Do you think that the 2006/2007 season was successful for Mornar?

It was very important because I had to prove to myself and the other teams in Europe that I has able to play and go through all of the on and off the court problems in order to lead my team to success. I think the 2006/2007 season for Monar Bar was great! We had some issues but I was very pleased with myself as well as my team.

After the experience in Mornar you travelled the world and played in Turkey, Czech Republic, Uruguay, Slovenia etc. Which league was the most competitive?

Well Turkey is the most competitive but I played in Minsk Belarus and was able to have some success there because we played in the Euro Challenge league which was a lot of fun.

In March you signed in Puerto Rico for Mets de Guaynabo. What are your plans for the future? Would you like to return to Europe?

I still love the game and feel like I have a lot to offer any club. My plans for the future is to continue to get better every single day, God blesses me to open my eyes both mentally and physically. I would love to play in Europe again! I believe the European style fits my game better and I like the way organizations run their teams in Europe.

Thank you for the interview Jason. Eurobasket.com wish you good luck in your career and personal life.

Thanks so much Darko Pekic for your time.
  




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Vranes
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