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Liga Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Krka 7-1 
 2. Rogaska 7-1 
 3. Zlatorog 4-4 
 4. Un.Olimpija 3-5 
 5. Hopsi Polzela 3-5 
 6. Helios 0-8 
Places 7-12
 1. KK Primorska 15-3 
 2. Tajfun 13-5 
 3. Sencur Gor. 11-7 
 4. Terme Olimia 9-9 
 5. LTH Castings 5-13 
 6. Portoroz 1-17 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
2SKL Standings
 1. Ilirija 22-0 
 2. Sezana 16-6 
 3. Triglav 14-8 
 4. Plama Pur 13-9 
 5. Grosuplje 13-9 
 6. Parklji 11-11 
 7. Celje 11-11 
 8. Konjice 9-13 
 9. Elektra 8-14 
 10. Crnomelj 7-15 
 11. Branik 4-18 
 12. Pingvini 4-18 
Last:4/15/2017
3SKL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Medvode 10-0 
 2. Hrastnik 5-5 
 3. Koper 5-5 
 4. Jesenice 4-6 
 5. Nazarje 4-6 
 6. Litija 2-8 
Places 7-18 C
 1. Tolmin 10-2 
 2. Postojna 6-6 
 3. Vrhnika 6-6 
 4. Ajdovscina 2-10 
Places 7-18 E
 1. Radenska 8-4 
 2. Calcit 7-5 
 3. Jezica 5-7 
 4. Bistrica 4-8 
Places 7-18 W
 1. Globus 8-4 
 2. Slovan 8-4 
 3. Gorenja vas 4-8 
 4. Jance Prit 4-8 
Places 19-22
 1. Posavje Krsko 5-1 
 2. Krvavec Meteor 4-2 
 3. Pivka 3-3 
 4. Nova Gorica 0-6 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/18/2017
4SKL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Zoltasti T. 9-1 
 2. Hidria 6-4 
 3. Vojnik 5-5 
 4. Vrani Vransko 4-6 
 5. Dravograd 3-7 
 6. Kocevje 3-7 
Relegation East
 1. Zagorje 6-0 
 2. Brezice 4-2 
 3. Ivancna G. 2-4 
 4. Parklji m. 0-6 
Relegation West
 1. Kranjska Gora 5-1 
 2. Cerknica 3-3 
 3. Bloke Novolit 2-4 
 4. Ziri 2-4 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/18/2017
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
Alpe Adria Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Zlatorog 5-1 
 2 KK Primorska 4-2 
 3 Vrij.Osijek 2-4 
 4 Klosterneuburg 1-5 
Group B
 1 Helios 2-1 
 2 Arkadia 2-1 
 3 Zabok 0-2 
Group C
 1 Levice 3-1 
 2 Kapfenberg 3-1 
 3 Tajfun 0-4 
Group D
 1 Rogaska 3-1 
 2 Rieker KN 2-2 
 3 BK Decin 1-3 
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Duda SANADZE
  KK Primo.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Sanadze, KK Primo.17.2 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog16.6 
 3. Davis, Rogaska15.8 
 4. Span, Zlatorog15.5 
 5. Ferme, Rogaska15.2 
 6. Oliver, Un.Olimpija14.9 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.14.5 
 8. Cup, Hopsi Polzela14.5 
 9. Robbins, LTH C.14.5 
 10. Cebasek, Hopsi P.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakob CEBASEK
  Hopsi P.
  (200-G/F-91)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Cebasek, Hopsi P.8.7 
 2. Johns, Rogaska8.0 
 3. Spicer, Tajfun7.9 
 4. Tratnik, Zlatorog7.4 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.2 
 6. Cerkovnik, Terme O.7.0 
 7. Pavic, Sencur Gor.6.7 
 8. Atanackovic, Helios6.2 
 9. Bolcina, Helios6.0 
 10. Djuranovic, Rogaska5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Tajfun
  (184-PG-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Vujasinovic, Tajfun8.3 
 2. Mocnik, Helios6.1 
 3. Curry, Helios5.6 
 4. Sajevic, LTH C.5.0 
 5. Ferme, Rogaska4.9 
 6. Collins, Sencur Gor.4.8 
 7. Baric, Zlatorog4.8 
 8. Rebec, Krka4.8 
 9. Davis, Rogaska4.7 
 10. Kosic, Hopsi Polzela4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  Un.Olimpija
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija2.3 
 2. Franklin, KK Primo.1.9 
 3. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 4. Curry, Helios1.7 
 5. Vujasinovic, Tajfun1.7 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 7. Davis, Rogaska1.6 
 8. Cebasek, Hopsi P.1.5 
 9. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.1.5 
 10. Baric, Zlatorog1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Khaliq SPICER
  Tajfun
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Spicer, Tajfun1.7 
 2. Tratnik, Zlatorog1.3 
 3. Djuranovic, Rogaska1.2 
 4. Radulovic, KK Primo.1.1 
 5. Pavic, Sencur Gor.0.9 
 6. Fifolt, Tajfun0.8 
 7. Johns, Rogaska0.8 
 8. Krusic, Zlatorog0.7 
 9. Besedic, Portoroz0.7 
 10. Sebic, Tajfun0.7 
Slovenian men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Second Stage)

Terme Olimia 62% Apr.26 LTH Casting
Un.Olimpija 51% Apr.26 Zlatorog
Rogaska 57% Apr.26 KK Primorska
Tajfun 71% Apr.26 Sencur Gor.
Portoroz Apr.26 KK Primorska 95%
Hopsi Polzel 82% Apr.26 Helios
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Erazem Lorbek selected the top Slovenian playing abroad in last week's games - May 20, 2013


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Here is the weekly review of the top performing Slovenian players, who play currently abroad.


Erazem Lorbek
Erazem Lorbek
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Erazem Lorbek (209-84, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Spain). He led Regal FC Barcelona to a 1-point victory against one of league's weakest teams Lagun Aro GBC (8-26) 90-89 in the Spanish ACB in Thursday night's game. Lorbek recorded 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Lorbek's fourth season with the team. This year he averages: 9.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 2FGP: 56.0%(107-191), 3FGP: 29.9% and FT: 75.4% in the 34 games he played so far. Lorbek played for the Slovenian senior national team two years ago.

Bostjan Nachbar
Bostjan Nachbar
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international power forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80, currently plays in Germany). He led Brose Baskets Bamberg to a victory against the seventh-ranked Phoenix Hagen (18-16) 104-94 in the German BBL last Sunday. Nachbar scored 22 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Brose Baskets Bamberg (26-8) is placed first in the BBL. Nachbar has relatively good stats this season: 13.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 49.5%, 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 81.8%. He played for the Slovenian national team in 2010.

Sani Becirovic
Sani Becirovic
   #3. The Slovenian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Sani Becirovic (196-81, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. Becirovic could not help Banco di Sardegna Sassari (22-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Banco di Sardegna Sassari was edged 82-80 on the road by the lower-ranked (#7) Cantu. Becirovic was the top scorer with 19 points (made all of his seven free throws) in a mere 18 minutes. This year Becirovic's overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 82.9% in the nine games. He has a dual citizenship: Slovenian and Italian. Former Union Olimpija Ljubljana starter played for the Slovenian national team three years ago.

Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
   #4. Center Jusuf Nurkic (212-94, currently plays in Croatia) led KK Zadar to a 1-point victory over the fifth-ranked Jolly (7-7) 77-76 in the Croatian A1 in Tuesday night's game. Nurkic was MVP of the game. He scored 22 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. KK Zadar (11-3) is placed second in Places 1-8 group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. Nurkic is currently fifth on the league's list of best blockers. His total stats this season are: 8.7ppg and 5.2rpg. Nurkic is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian. He used to play for the Slovenian U16 national team back in 2010.

Mirza Begic
Mirza Begic
   #5. Former international center Mirza Begic (217-85, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked FIATC Joventut (16-18) crushing them 85-64 in the Spanish ACB last Thursday. Begic recorded 8 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in only 14 minutes. Real Madrid (30-4) is placed first in the ACB. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Begic's total stats are: 5.4ppg and 3.0rpg in the 34 games. He has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian nationalities. Begic used to play for the Slovenian national team two years ago.

Gasper Vidmar
Gasper Vidmar
   #6. Power forward Gasper Vidmar (211-87, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Besiktas (19-11) in their game against Banvit BK (25-5) in the Turkish TBL. He did not beat the league record on Friday evening. Vidmar recorded only 3 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and made 2 blocks. Besiktas was edged 68-65 in Balikesir by the higher-ranked Banvit BK (#3). They ended the series of six consecutive victories. Vidmar belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #5. He has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.1apg. Vidmar is a former international player as he played for the Slovenian senior team three years ago.

Zoran Dragic
Zoran Dragic
   #7. Former international swingman Zoran Dragic (196-89, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Unicaja Malaga (18-16) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) in the Spanish ACB. He recorded 7 points in only 9 minutes. Unicaja Malaga lost 50-57 in Barcelona to the higher-ranked (#3) Regal FC. It was Unicaja Malaga's first loss after four consecutive victories. The Regular Season already ended. It's Dragic's first season with the team. Dragic has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 2.5rpg in the 28 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team two years ago.

Aleksandar Capin
Aleksandar Capin
   #8. Point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia), who plays in the Serbian A League couldn't help Radnicki KG (13-9) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Capin's good performance the third-placed Radnicki KG was defeated 72-66 at home by the leading Zvezda in the Superliga group. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Capin also added 4 assists. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be extremely important. This season Capin has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.1apg. He used to play for the Slovenian national team back in 2008.

Emir Preldzic
Emir Preldzic
   #9. Former international small forward Emir Preldzic (205-87, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Fenerbahce Ulker (24-6) in their game against Karsiyaka (23-7) in the Turkish TBL. Preldzic recorded only 4 points. Fenerbahce Ulker was defeated 74-68 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Karsiyaka (#5). Preldzic is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Fenerbahce Ulker's roster. He has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.3apg. Preldzic used to play for the Slovenian national team five years ago.

Uros Slokar
Uros Slokar
   #10. Power forward Uros Slokar (210-83, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 to win against the 16th-ranked Blancos de Rueda (12-22) 78-62 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He recorded 5 points. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (19-15) is placed seventh in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Slokar has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 3.0rpg. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Slovenian senior national team.

   #11. Former international small forward Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-81, currently plays in Bosnia) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Bosna ASA BHT crushing them 86-58 in the Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I in Tuesday night's game. Joksimovic scored only 2 points and blocked 2 shots in 17 minutes. Joksimovic has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.9apg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Slovenian national team four years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Slovenian passport but never been selected to any of Slovenian national teams:

   #1. Experienced Vlado Ilievski (190-PG-80, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1 could not help Cedevita (11-3) to beat Cibona (12-2). Ilievski scored 6 points and added 4 passes in 26 minutes. Cedevita (#3) was edged 85-84 in a derby game by the leading Cibona in the Places 1-8 group. It was Cedevita's first loss after five consecutive victories. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. Ilievski has averaged so far 5.4ppg and 2.3apg in the 12 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Slovenian.

   #2. Jure Balazic (204-F-80, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL was not able to help Erdemir (11-19) in their last game. Despite his good performance Erdemir was crushed 92-65 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Karsiyaka. Balazic scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. It was Erdemir's third consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Balazic has reliable stats this year: 11.6ppg and 5.7rpg in the 29 games.

   #3. Damir Zeleznik (185-G-80, currently plays in Austria) was not able to secure a victory for Xion Dukes (21-9) in their game against Redwell Gunners Oberwart (18-12) in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Zeleznik scored 7 points. The league leader Xion Dukes was defeated 69-64 in Oberwart by the lower-ranked Redwell Gunners (#5). Zeleznik has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.8apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #4. Nejc Strnad (190-PG-83, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Ikaros (12-14) in their game against Panionios (20-6) in the Greek A1. Strnad scored only 4 points in 19 minutes. Ikaros was crushed 86-62 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Panionios. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. This year Strnad averages just 4.6ppg in the 25 games.   




Igor Tratnik
Zlatorog's Igor Tratnik out of the season with knee injury - 14 hours ago
Igor Tratnik (207-F-89) of Zlatorog will miss several month of action with a knee injury. He got injured during the practice last Friday. Tratnik re-joined Zlatorog last summer and averaging 16.9 points (ranked second), 7.5 rebounds (ranked fourth), 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks per 32 minutes in 29 Slovenian League appearances. He has already played for Zlatorog during the 2014-15 season, averaging 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.3 nblocks in 32 Slovenia...   [read more]

Devin Oliver
Oliver number one in Slovenia for round 8 - 1 day ago
American Devin Oliver (204-SF-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Un.Olimpija, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8 (Second Stage). The 24-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Helios (#6, 0-8), Second Stage bottom-ranked team 77-63. Un.Olimpija is placed at 4th position in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Un.Olimpija is rather a weak team placed in lower...   [read more]

Devin Oliver
No play-off for the reigning champion Helios - 2 days ago
Union Olimpija snapped their four-game losing streak by beating winless reigning champion Helios Suns 77-63 in Champioship Stage Round 8 to keep their play-off hopes alive. Helios blew their chance to make the playoffs. Rogaska-Hopsi 76-70: Rogaska used a 9-0 run for a 24-15 lead early in the second quarter, their largest lead of the night. Hopsi cut the deficit to 24-26 and then went on a 15-2 run to close out the first half with a 39-30. The visitors had their largest lead of the game...   [read more]


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