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Erste Liga Standings
 1. Danilovgrad 0-0 
 2. Ibar Rozaje 0-0 
 3. Jedinstvo 0-0 
 4. Lovcen 0-0 
 5. Primorje 1945 0-0 
 6. S.Centar 0-0 
 7. Sutjeska 0-0 
 8. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 9. Ulcinj 0-0 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost
 2. Mornar Bar
Last:10/12/2017
Prva B Standings
 1. Kotor 0-0 
 2. MNE Team 0-0 
 3. Mogren 0-0 
 4. Podgorica 0-0 
 5. Rudar 0-0 
 6. Strsljen 0-0 
 7. Zeta 0-0 
Last:10/12/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Fiat TO 2-0 
 2 Darussafaka 1-0 
 3 Unics 1-0 
 4 Cedevita 0-1 
 5 Paris-Levallois 0-1 
 6 Andorra 0-2 
Group B
 1 Buducnost 2-0 
 2 B.Muenchen 1-0 
 3 Lietkabelis 1-0 
 4 Galatasaray 0-1 
 5 Grissin Bon RE 0-1 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-2 
Group C
 1 ALBA 1-0 
 2 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-0 
 4 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 5 Limoges 0-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-1 
Group D
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 1-0 
 2 ASVEL 1-1 
 3 Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4 Tofas 1-1 
 5 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 6 Zenit 0-1 
Last:10/17/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 Enisey 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Neptunas 1-0 
 3 Ventspils 1-0 
 4 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 PAOK 0-1 
 8 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Umana VE 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 1-0 
 2 Scandone AV 1-0 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 4 Besiktas 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/17/2017
ABA League Standings
 1 Buducnost 3-1 
 2 Crvena Zvezda 3-1 
 3 FMP 2-2 
 4 Cibona 2-2 
 5 Olimpija 2-2 
 6 Partizan NIS 2-2 
 7 Mega Bemax 2-2 
 8 Cedevita 2-2 
 9 Igokea 2-2 
 10 MZT Skopje 2-2 
 11 Mornar Bar 1-3 
 12 Zadar 1-3 
 13 Borac 0-0 
 14 Bosna-Royal 0-0 
 15 Dynamic BG 0-0 
 16 KK Primorska 0-0 
 17 Krka 0-0 
 18 Lovcen 0-0 
 19 Ohrid AV 0-0 
 20 Rogaska 0-0 
 21 Split 0-0 
 22 Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 23 Vrsac 0-0 
 24 Zrinjski HT 0-0 
Last:10/16/2017
S Standings
 1 Akademik PL 1-0 
 2 Blokotehna 1-0 
 3 Levski 2014 1-0 
 4 Kumanovo 1-1 
 5 Bashkimi 0-0 
 6 Beroe 0-0 
 7 SK Tirana 0-1 
 8 Ibar Rozaje 0-2 
Last:10/17/2017
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
Teodo Tivat 50% Oct.29 Jedinstvo
S.Centar 50% Oct.29 Primorje 194
Ulcinj 50% Oct.29 Ibar Rozaje
Sutjeska 50% Oct.29 Lovcen
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First Round Schedule
MNE Team 50% Oct.29 Rudar
Zeta 50% Oct.29 Mogren
Podgorica 50% Oct.29 Strsljen
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Darussafaka 96% Oct.18 Cedevita
Unics 97% Oct.18 Paris-Levall
Group B
B.Muenchen 58% Oct.18 Lietkabelis
Grissin Bon 58% Oct.18 Galatasaray
Group C
RETAbet BB 98% Oct.18 Limoges
Partizan NI 56% Oct.18 Lietuvos ryt
Lokomotiv 56% Oct.18 ALBA
Group D
Zenit Oct.18 Dolomiti En 99%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Banco di Srd 59% Oct.18 Telekom Bsk
Enisey 57% Oct.18 UCAM Murcia
Group B
Neptunas 57% Oct.18 Ventspils
PAOK Oct.18 Gaziantep 95%
Group C
Banvit BK 57% Oct.18 Olimpija
Bayreuth 57% Oct.18 Strasbourg
Estudian. 95% Oct.18 Rosa
Group D
Nanterre 57% Oct.18 Scandone AV
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

FMP 65% Oct.23 Zadar
MZT Skopje 55% Oct.23 Cibona
Cedevita Oct.22 Crvena Zvezd 65%
Buducnost 67% Oct.21 Mega Bemax
Olimpija 77% Oct.21 Mornar Bar
Partizan NI 58% Oct.21 Igokea
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Akademik PL 99% Oct.18 SK Tirana
Blokotehna 97% Oct.18 Bashkimi
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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