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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 E
 1 Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2 Gran Canaria 4-2 
 3 Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-5 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 6-0 
 2 Khimky 4-2 
 3 Lietkabelis 2-4 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-6 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 5-1 
 2 Zenit 3-3 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 4 N.Novgorod 1-5 
Group H
 1 Valencia 6-0 
 2 Unicaja 3-3 
 3 Cedevita 2-4 
 4 ALBA 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/8/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
ABA League Standings
 1. Crvena Zvezda 25-1 
 2. Cedevita 20-6 
 3. Partizan 19-7 
 4. Buducnost 18-8 
 5. Igokea 13-13 
 6. Mega Leks 11-15 
 7. Cibona 11-15 
 8. Mornar Bar 10-16 
 9. FMP 10-16 
 10. Karpos Sokoli 10-16 
 11. Un.Olimpija 10-16 
 12. Zadar 9-17 
 13. MZT Skopje 8-18 
 14. Krka 8-18 
Last:4/17/2017
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 
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Interview with Morris Finley, Lagun Aro GBC's point guard and former star player of Mornar Bar - Apr 11, 2013


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Morris
Finley
After some great seasons at the Euroleague level, Morris Finley (180-G-81, agency: Two Points, college: UAB), one of the best foreigners that have ever played in Montenegro, joined in January Lagun Aro GBC (ACB) and is trying to help the team from San Sebastian to avoid relegation. Maybe all basketball fans do not know, but Mo has started his playing career in Mornar Bar and dominated the League with 23.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.2apg, 2.4spg in 2004-2005 so eurobasket.com took the opportunity to ask him about his past in Montenegro but also about his current team and plans for the future.

Hello Mo, how are doing? You joined Lagun Aro GBC in January, how do you like your new club? There are some well known names there, such as Qyntel Woods (203-F/G-81, college: N.Mississippi JC) and Ivan Paunic (194-SG-87, agency: Beo Basket)..

I am very well. I am enjoying Lagun Aro very much. The club here is extremely proffessional and hard working. The players have welcomed me since Day 1. Our team is full of experienced players who love basketball and working with them has been a pleasure for me.

Do you think you can avoid relegation this year?

I believe we can avoid relegation. Obviously, we still have much work to do, but I am confident in the way we are working each day to achieve our goal of remaining in the ACB.

Lets return to your childhood. Who was your favorite athlete when you started playing basketball?

As a kid my favorite athletes were my father Walter Finley, my uncles Jesse and James Sims, and the members of the varsity basketball team from my hometown of LaFayette, Alabama.

How did you choose UAB? Is it because it was close to home or you had different reasons?

UAB was one of the few schools that offered me a scholarship. Fortunately, it was also close to my hometown.

At the Unieversity of Alabama you had very nice numbers your senior year: 13.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.8spg. After that you participated at Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft). How did you choose to go sign with Mornar? Who convinced you to go there?

After the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, I did not receive any opportunities to play in the USA. Mornar was the only team in the world to offer me a contract.

That team was very successful and had another American, Wayne Wallace (205-C/F-80, college: Virginia Union), who dominated the League in 2004-2005 in rebounding and blocks. How did you like Wayne as a player and was he helpful for a rookie like you with no pro experience?

Wayne Wallace is one of my favorite teammates of all-time! Wayne was especially nice, as were all of the guys on that team in Mornar. He was able to help me adjust to being outside of the US, because he knew exactly how I was feeling at the time.

You led the team in scoring and Mornar won some important games during that season. Do you think that Mornar was an important stepping stone in your career?

Mornar definitely helped me prepare for life as a basketball player in Europe. The starting pg of the team was Radovan Pesic (186-G-72, agency: Beo Basket). I don't know if he realized it, but he was very instrumental in teaching me how to adapt to the style of play in Europe, different tricks of the trade, etc. He was very helpful and a terrific player. Thanks Pesic!!

How did you like Serbian & Montenegro Legaue and Montenegro as a country?

Serbia and Montenegro was cool. Very picturesque.

After your experience in Mornar, you played in Greece, Belgium, Italy and Turkey. You even reached Euroleague level and most people consider you the most successful foreigner who has ever played in Montenegro. How much has Morris Finley changed over the years as a player?

I think I am a much better basketball player now. I've had the luxury of learning firsthand from great players such as Pesic, Tyrone Grant (202-F-77, college: St.John's), Davide Bonora (188-G-73) and Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson). They each taught me different skills that are needed in abundance to survive as a professional basketball player.

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

I plan to play until God tells me to do something else.

Thank you for this interview Mo. Eurobasket.com wishes you good luck in the years to come.

Thank you.
  




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Bojan
Dubljevic
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