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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 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 0-0 
Last:9/19/2017
ABA League
 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 Bemax 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:9/16/2017
Balkan League Standings
 1. Akademik PL 0-0 
 2. Bashkimi 0-0 
 3. Beroe 0-0 
 4. Blokotehna 0-0 
 5. Ibar Rozaje 0-0 
 6. Kumanovo 0-0 
 7. Levski 2014 0-0 
 8. SK Tirana 0-0 
Last:9/9/2017
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
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

Joventut 97% Sep.21 Din.Tbilisi
Avtodor 99% Sep.21 Keravnos
Ludwigsburg 97% Sep.21 Bosna-Royal
Kalev/Cramo 50% Sep.21 Karpos Sokol
Vytautas 96% Sep.21 Groningen
Tsmoki-Minsk 97% Sep.21 Sigal Prisht
Benfica 98% Sep.21 Kapfenberg
Antwerp 99% Sep.21 BC Lulea
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
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Levski 2014 50% Oct.11 Kumanovo
Blokotehna 50% Oct.10 SK Tirana
Ibar Rozaje 50% Oct.10 Akademik PL
Check Full Games/Schedule
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.
  




Nikola
Ivanovic
ABA League SuperCup: Buducnost better Cibona to enter semis - 2 hours ago
Buducnost - Cibona 96:90 Buducnost reached the semifinal stage of the ABA League SuperCup. They topped Cibona in Bar tonight. Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: BeoBasket) scored 19 points to lead the Montenegrin side. Buducnost erupted for 27 points in the first period and opened a 6-point lead. Cibona dropped 28 points in the second term to eke out a 49:47 halftime advantage. Cibona added 23 points in the third term to secure a 5-point lead at the final break. However Buducnost found...   [read more]

Staphon
Blair
Staphon Blair (ex Aalstar) signs at Ibar Rozaje - 1 day ago
KK Ibar Rozaje (Erste Liga) landed 24-year old American forward Staphon Blair (206-118kg-93, college: Cent.Florida). He played most recently at Crelan Okapi Aalstar in Belgian Euromillions League. In 31 games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 2.0rpg last season. Blair has played also professionally in ABL (Orlando Whalers). He attended University of Central Florida until 2016 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. KK Ibar Rozaje roster for 2017-2018: Guard: Christavious Gill For...   [read more]

Nemanja
Knezevic
Vestri tabs Nemanja Knezevic - 2 days ago
Vestri (D1) inked 30-year old Montenegrin forward Nemanja Knezevic (203-87). The last time (14-15) he played at Mladost in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Among other achievements Knezevic received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian B League Forward of the Year award back in 2011. He is a very experienced player. Knezevic has played also professionally in Spain (Association Baloncesto Pacense Badajoz), Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas, KK Vojvodina Novi Sad and Radnicki) and Montenegro (Jedinstvo a...   [read more]


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