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 6. London Lions 0-0 
 7. Manchester G. 0-0 
 8. Newcastle E. 0-0 
 9. Plymouth R. 0-0 
 10. Sheffield S. 0-0 
 11. Surrey S. 0-0 
 12. Worcester W. 0-0 
Last:7/4/2017
NBL D1 Standings
 1. Bradford D. 0-0 
 2. Derby T. 0-0 
 3. Hemel Storm 0-0 
 4. Kent C. 0-0 
 5. Lancashire S 0-0 
 6. Leicester W. 0-0 
 7. London Lituanica 0-0 
 8. Loughborough 0-0 
 9. Manchester M. 0-0 
 10. Northumbria 0-0 
 11. Reading R. 0-0 
 12. Solent K. 0-0 
 13. Team Newcastle U. 0-0 
 14. Worthing T. 0-0 
Last:7/4/2017
NBL D2 Standings
 1. Birmingham E. 0-0 
 2. Derbyshire A. 0-0 
 3. Essex L. 0-0 
 4. Ipswich T. 0-0 
 5. Liverpool 0-0 
 6. London GP 0-0 
 7. London W. 0-0 
 8. Middlesex LTBC 0-0 
 9. Nottingham H. 0-0 
 10. Sussex B. 0-0 
 11. Thames Valley C. 0-0 
 12. Westminster W. 0-0 
Last:7/4/2017
NBL D3 Standings
North
 1. Birmingham M. 0-0 
 2. Chester 0-0 
 3. Coventry T. 0-0 
 4. Danum E. 0-0 
 5. Loughborough 2 0-0 
 6. Manchester G. 2 0-0 
 7. Myerscough 0-0 
 8. Sheffield S. 2 0-0 
 9. Stoke-on-Trent K. 0-0 
 10. Sunderland 0-0 
 11. Wolverhampton 0-0 
 12. Worcester W.2 0-0 
South
 1. Cardiff City 0-0 
 2. Cardiff MA 0-0 
 3. East London 0-0 
 4. Essex B. 0-0 
 5. Greenwich T. 0-0 
 6. London Pride 0-0 
 7. Northants T. 0-0 
 8. Oxford 0-0 
 9. Solent II 0-0 
 10. Swindon 0-0 
Last:7/4/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 21
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.21.0 
 2. Fletcher, Newcastl.20.8 
 3. Sanders, Leeds F.19.3 
 4. Dixon, Plymouth R.18.9 
 5. Hassan, London L.18.6 
 6. Brown, Cheshire P.18.3 
 7. Grady, Plymouth R.18.2 
 8. Walker, Worceste.18.0 
 9. Parks, Newcastl.17.5 
 10. Cosby, Bristol AF17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Walker, Worceste.9.5 
 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.8 
 3. Hassan, London L.8.5 
 4. Marsden, Leeds F.8.3 
 5. Brown, Cheshire P.8.1 
 6. Williams, Surrey S.8.0 
 7. Achara, Glasgow .7.9 
 8. King, Leicester R.7.8 
 9. Rollins, Surrey S.7.7 
 10. Grady, Plymouth R.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rahmon FLETCHER
  Newcastl.
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.7 
 2. Taylor, London L.6.2 
 3. Klassen, Worceste.6.2 
 4. Wilcher, Cheshire P.6.0 
 5. Clark, Leicester R.5.8 
 6. Davis, Sheffield S.5.6 
 7. Ali, Bristol AF5.6 
 8. Carter, Plymouth.5.3 
 9. DiNunno, Cheshire.5.2 
 10. Sandoval, Leeds F.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.2.9 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.1 
 3. Ali, Bristol AF2.1 
 4. Nicholas, Plymouth R.2.1 
 5. Carter, Plymouth.2.1 
 6. Sandoval, Leeds F.1.9 
 7. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 8. Anderson, Cheshire.1.9 
 9. Bernardini, Leiceste.1.8 
 10. Kennedy, Worceste.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kieron ACHARA
  Glasgow .
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Achara, Glasgow .1.8 
 2. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.5 
 3. Webster, Manchest.1.4 
 4. Martin, Newcastl.1.1 
 5. Allen-Jordan, Cheshire.0.9 
 6. Grady, Plymouth R.0.9 
 7. Thomas, Glasgow .0.9 
 8. Smith, Bristol AF0.9 
 9. Dixon, Plymouth R.0.9 
 10. Brown, Cheshire P.0.8 

First Round Schedule
London Lions 58% Oct.1 Surrey S.
Glasgow Rock 60% Oct.1 Sheffield S
Bristol AF 61% Sep.30 Plymouth R.
Leeds Force 59% Sep.29 Newcastle E
Manchester G 56% Sep.29 Leicester R
Sheffield S 57% Sep.29 Surrey S.
Worcester W 55% Sep.29 London Lions
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First Round Schedule
Team Newcast 57% Oct.8 Reading R.
Northumbria 58% Oct.8 Solent K.
Worthing T. 55% Oct.7 Leicester W
Manchester M 55% Oct.7 Kent C.
Hemel Storm 59% Oct.7 London Litua
Bradford D. 61% Oct.7 Loughborough
Derby T. 59% Oct.7 Lancashire S
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Djukic Brings Balkan Mentality to Wolves - Sep 5, 2013


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PAUL NILSEN
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Stefan
Djukic
You will struggle to find a more competitive player this season in the BBL than debutante Stefan Djukic (202-SF-89, agency: Dynamics Global Management), who is preparing to bring the world renowned Balkan basketball mentality to Worcester Wolves.

Born in in Belgrade, don't expect any compromises when he hits the floor, an attitude engrained at birth into anyone who descends from this basketball hotbed and even more potent because of the thirst Djukic has always had for sport in general.

"I was born in the former Yugoslavia, when we were good in all sports" said the 24 year old with pride.

"I'm actually half-Serbian and half Montenegrin, although I now also have Portuguese nationality.

"When I was younger, I started swimming first, then took up gymnastics, karate, soccer, handball and finally basketball.

"I guess I can say I'm a true-born athlete."

Speaking candidly about his first sporting love as a kid, it actually wasn't basketball at all.

He admitted, "I really loved handball before I started to play basketball, because it's really physical and that is reflected in my basketball game play as well.

"People can expect that I will give everything on the court (for Wolves) - in all possible ways.We Serbians and Montenegrins have got a warrior mentality, because for us, quitting is never an option.

"And, that mentality is still reflected on us nowadays as well."

Growing up, football also used to catch the eye of Djukic, although like anyone else from that special corner of Europe, ballers naturally found a place in his list of sporting heroes.

"Yes, I used to watch football a lot, even though they were no Serbians" he recalled.

"I really liked to watch Arsenal when Thierry Henry first came, Manchester United when Roy Keane used to play, or Barcelona when Figo played.

"Basketball wise, the LA Lakers of Vlade Divac and Peja Stojakovic at Sacramento, when he was named the best shooter in the NBA."

Because of his parentage, the small forward will be able to follow the progress of two national teams at EuroBasket in Slovenia, although he is adamant that the usual expectations for Serbia in particular have been dampened somewhat.

"This year I expect nothing" he claimed with a note of disappointment.

"There are too many injured players and honestly even though some of them are my friends, during the qualifications last year, Serbia was playing like they had already won the game before it even started.

"Montenegro gave them a basketball lesson and grabbed an amazing win over Serbia, which I actually saw live. Even though Montenegro are a tiny country, with just 650,000 inhabitants."

Had Portugal qualified for Slovenia, Djukic would have had a third team to cheer - in fact even to try and play for.

With his Portuguese passport now in his pocket, he is looking to represent his adopted country at the next EuroBasket which will take place in Ukraine during 2015.

"It's not easy to play for a national team as essentially a foreigner in that country" he mused.

"I was actually in the 20 players list for EuroBasket 2015 1st Qualification Round this summer.

"I'm looking forward to getting a spot in the first twelve next season and then the season after that in the starting five.

"The players in my position are getting very old and along with my hard work, I think I will achieve it - even though I know the best way to get it is to never take it for granted."

Just a few minutes in the presence of Djukic and the winning mentality is evident - something that will be music to the ears of his new head coach Paul James and also the fans of Worcester Wolves.

So what exactly would success look like for the player in his rookie BBL season?

"Becoming BBL champion" is the predictable no-nonsense response and a line spoken like a true Balkan native.

Djukic will make his BBL debut when Wolves tip-off their campaign on the road at Surrey United on Saturday 28th September.   




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