KK Mega Basket

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Mega Leks
Mega Leks logo
Leagues KLS
Adriatic League
Champions League
Founded December 23, 1998
History KK Avala Ada
1998–2005
KK Mega Basket
2005–present
Arena Pinki Hall
Arena Capacity 3,000
Location Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
Team colors Pink and Light Yellow
         
President Velimir Mihailović
Head coach Dejan Milojević
Championships 1 National Cup
Website bcmegabasket.net
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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KK Mega Basket (Serbian Cyrillic: КК Мега Баскет), currently known as Mega Leks for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Belgrade though playing its home games in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia ever since the start of the 2014–15 season as the Adriatic League doesn't allow more than two clubs from any city.

In addition to Belgrade and Sremska Mitrovica, the club also played its home games in Kruševac (2012–13 season) and Smederevo (2013–14 season). The club participates in the KLS and ABA League. Since 2004, it has been controlled by Serbian sports agent Miško Ražnatović and his BeoBasket sports agency.

History[edit]

KK Avala Ada was established on 23 December 1998 by a group of basketball enthusiasts, all employed at Avala Ada packaging factory. The club played in the lower ranks, functioning as part of Avala Ada sports society that was formed at the same time.

In the summer of 1999, the club won the City of Belgrade regional league (the summer league), thus qualifying for the Serbian Second League (fourth-tier competition in the FR Yugoslavia basketball pyramid). Playing the 1999–2000 season in the Second League, the club set an ambitious goal of gaining promotion on its first try and succeeded.

The 2000–01 season was played in the Serbian First League, finishing third and barely missing the promotion. The following 2001–02 season, Avala Ada finished third again. In the 2002-03, the club again missed promotion based on the league standing, but managed to qualify to federal First B League through playoffs in Novi Bečej, beating KK Vrbas and KK Zeta.

Playing its first season, 2003–04, in the federal rank in First B League (Serbian group), Avala Ada finished third thus missing promotion to top league.

Before the start of 2004–05, the most significant development in club's short history occurred - it was taken over by BeoBasket sports agency led by Miško Ražnatović. After that, at the end of the 2004–05 season, they have qualified for the highest competition level in the country. In December 2005, the club changed it name to KK Mega Basket. At the same time the club signed sponsorship agreement with bakery company Ishrana a.d. from Smederevo, and in the period from 2005 to 2007, the club officially named Mega Ishrana. Later, also for sponsorship reasons, the club was called Mega Aqua Monta in the 2007–08 season, and Mega Hypo Leasing in the 2008–09 season.

In August 2009, before the start of the 2009–10 season, another city club called KK Vizura merged into KK Mega Hypo Leasing, and the club was renamed KK Mega Vizura. In 2016, Mega Leks won its first trophy ever when it beat KK Partizan 86–80 in the Serbian Cup Final.[1]

Logos[edit]

Evolution of the Logo
2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–present
KK Mega Vizura Logo 2014.jpg KK Mega Leks logo.png KK Mega Leks logo PinkYellow.png

Sponsorship naming[edit]

The club has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Mega Ishrana (2005–2007)
  • Mega Aqua Monta (2007–2008)
  • Mega Hypo Leasing (2008–2009)
  • Mega Vizura (2009–2014)
  • Mega Leks (2014–present)

Arena[edit]

Main article: Vizura Sports Center

Vizura Sports Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the New Belgrade municipality and it has a capacity of 1,500 seats. During 2013–14 season, Mega Vizura hosted their ABA League matches in Sports Hall Smederevo, and for the 2014-15 season they relocated to Sports Hall Pinki in Sremska Mitrovica.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

KK Mega Leks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 1 Germany Mushidi, Kostja 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 18 – (1998-06-18)18 June 1998
PG 4 Serbia Rebić, Nikola 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 22 – (1995-01-22)22 January 1995
SG 8 Serbia Đoković, Radovan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 20 – (1996-03-26)26 March 1996
G 9 Montenegro Čarapić, Ognjen 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 18 – (1998-09-01)1 September 1998
PG 10 Serbia Jaramaz, Ognjen 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 21 – (1995-09-01)1 September 1995
PF 14 Montenegro Spasojević, Radosav 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 25 – (1992-02-28)28 February 1992
PF 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Glogovac, Stefan 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 22 – (1994-06-13)13 June 1994
C 24 France Kaba, Alpha 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 20 – (1996-09-21)21 September 1996
SF 25 Serbia Zagorac, Rade 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 – (1995-08-12)12 August 1995
SF 31 Slovenia Čančar, Vlatko 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 – (1997-04-10)10 April 1997
SF 33 Serbia Simeunović, Đorđe 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 21 – (1995-04-26)26 April 1995
PF 35 Serbia Tejić, Marko 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 21 – (1995-08-04)4 August 1995
G 41 Serbia Novak, Jovan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 22 – (1994-11-08)8 November 1994
SG 43 Serbia Kapetanović, Nemanja 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 20 – (1997-02-03)3 February 1997
C 55 Republic of Macedonia Samardžiski, Predrag 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 30 – (1986-04-11)11 April 1986
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Serbia Srđan Flajs
  • Lebanon Jade Fattouh
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Serbia Marko Ćosić
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Serbia Miloš Savić
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 27 August 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Alpha Kaba Predrag Samardžiski
PF Radosav Spasojević Stefan Glogovac Marko Tejić Injured
SF Rade Zagorac Vlatko Čančar Đorđe Simeunović
SG Kostja Mushidi Jovan Novak Nemanja Kapetanović Radovan Đoković
PG Ognjen Jaramaz Nikola Rebić Ognjen Čarapić Injured

Squad changes for the 2016-17 season[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Players on the NBA Draft[edit]

# Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs
Position Player Year Round Pick Drafted by
C Serbia Milovan Raković# 2007 2nd round 60th Dallas Mavericks, traded to Chicago Bulls
C Serbia Nikola Jokić 2014 2nd round 41st Denver Nuggets
PG Serbia Vasilije Micić# 2014 2nd round 52nd Philadelphia 76ers
SG Serbia Nemanja Dangubić# 2014 2nd round 54th Philadelphia 76ers, traded to San Antonio Spurs
G/F France Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot 2016 1st round 24th Philadelphia 76ers
C Croatia Ivica Zubac 2016 2nd round 32nd Los Angeles Lakers
G/F Serbia Rade Zagorac# 2016 2nd round 35th Boston Celtics, traded to Memphis Grizzlies

Honours and achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]