KB Peja

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KB Peja
KB Peja logo
Nickname

Verdh e Zinjët (Black and Yellows)

Shqiponjat(Eagles)
Leagues Kosovo Superleague
BIBL
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded 1993
Arena Karagaç Sports Hall
Arena Capacity 3000
Location Pejë, Kosovo
Team colors Yellow and Black
         
President Art Gashi
Head coach Aleksandar Todorov
Team captain Rron Grapci
Website kbpeja.com
Uniforms

KB Peja is a professional basketball club based in Pejë, Kosovo.[1][2] The club currently plays in the Kosovo Basketball Superleague, Balkan International Basketball League (BIBL) and in the FIBA Europe Cup

KB Peja is one of the most successful teams in Kosovo. KB Peja won 6 National Championships, 4 Kosovo Basketball cup and 2 times Supercup of Kosovo. In KB Peja have played big names like Acie Earl, Fred House, Ricardo Marsh, Samir Shaptahu, Dardan Berisha etc.

History[edit]

The team was officially formed on 13 March 1993 under the ownership of Ilhami Gashi. The club's first manager was Valdet Spahija and the first roster consisted of Valdet Spahija (himself), Riza Gjakova, Ahmet Nimani, Besim Gjuka, Sebajdin Sylejmani, Agim Lluka, Agim Beqiraj and Turhan Zajmi.

The Former name was KB Peja until 2001, when Ekrem Lluka bought the club and renamed it to KB Dukagjini Peć (Dukagjini is the company named after the region). In 2005 the name changed back to KB Peja.[3] In 1996-97 season KB Peja played in second division due to some problems with Basketball Federation of Kosovo. Also in 2003-04 didn't complete in any league organized by Basketball Federation of Kosovo.

In the 2016–17 season, Peja would play in a European competitions for the first time, when the team entered the FIBA Europe Cup.[4][5]

Honours[edit]

  • Kosovo Superleague
    • Champions (6): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2013
  • Kosovo Cup
    • Champions (4): 1994, 1997, 2011, 2015
  • Kosovo SuperCup
    • Champions (2): 1997, 2015

Current roster[edit]

KB Peja roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Kosovo Kadusha, Blendi 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 21 – (1996-02-09)9 February 1996
SF 9 Kosovo Grapci, Rron (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 27 – (1990-08-22)22 August 1990
PF 13 Kosovo Muric, Mirza 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 20 – (1997-11-17)17 November 1997
G 11 Kosovo Hajdari, Arti 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 24 – (1993-05-12)12 May 1993
G/F Kosovo Kovaqi, Beq 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 24 – (1993-06-09)9 June 1993
Head coach

vacant


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Rron Grapci [[]]
PF Arian Qallaku Mirza Murić [[]]
SF Beq Kovaqi [[]] [[]]
SG Arti Hajdari [[]]
PG Leonard Mekaj Blendi Kadusha

Notable former players[edit]

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Coaching history[edit]

References[edit]