KK Mega Basket

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Mega Bemax
Mega Bemax 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 Dark Blue
         
President Velimir Mihailović
Head coach Dejan Milojević
Championships 1 National Cup
Website bcmegabasket.net
Uniforms


KK Mega Basket (Serbian Cyrillic: КК Мега Баскет), currently known as Mega Bemax 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

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

Evolution of the Logo
2014–2015 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–present
KK Mega Vizura Logo 2014.jpg KK Mega Leks logo.png KK Mega Leks logo PinkYellow.png Mega-bemax-logo.png

Sponsorship naming

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 (2014–2017)
  • Mega Bemax (2017–present)

Arena

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

Current roster

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

Mega Bemax roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 1 Germany Mushidi, Kostja 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 19 – (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 5 Serbia Sinovec, Stefan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1988-06-20)20 June 1988
G/F 6 Serbia Marjanović, Andrija 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 18 – (1999-01-14)14 January 1999
SF 7 Slovenia Čančar, Vlatko 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 20 – (1997-04-10)10 April 1997
G 9 Montenegro Čarapić, Ognjen 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 19 – (1998-09-01)1 September 1998
PG 10 Serbia Jaramaz, Ognjen 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 22 – (1995-09-01)1 September 1995
C 11 Georgia (country) Bitadze, Goga 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 18 – (1999-07-20)20 July 1999
PG 12 Serbia Jovičić, Mihailo 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 18 – (1999-01-24)24 January 1999
SF 13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Lazić, Aleksandar 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 – (1996-06-10)10 June 1996
C 15 Serbia Koprivica, Miloš 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 22 – (1995-03-24)24 March 1995
C 21 Republic of Macedonia Samardžiski, Predrag 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 31 – (1986-04-11)11 April 1986
F 25 Serbia Mišković, Nikola 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 18 – (1999-01-25)25 January 1999
PG 31 Jamaica Ennis, Dylan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1991-12-26)26 December 1991
PF 42 Serbia Fundić, Stefan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 23 – (1994-06-30)30 June 1994
SG 43 Serbia Kapetanović, Nemanja 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 – (1997-02-03)3 February 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Serbia Marko Sekulić
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Serbia Miloš Savić
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (L) On loan
  • Injured Injured

  • Roster
  • Transactions
Updated: September 9, 2017

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Predrag Samardžiski Goga Bitadze Miloš Koprivica
PF Nikola Mišković Stefan Fundić Andrija Marjanović
SF Vlatko Čančar Aleksandar Lazić Nemanja Kapetanović
SG Kostja Mushidi Stefan Sinovec Ognjen Čarapić
PG Ognjen Jaramaz Dylan Ennis Nikola Rebić Mihailo Jovičić

Squad changes for the 2017-18 season

Notable former players

Players in the NBA draft

# 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
SF Slovenia Vlatko Čančar# 2017 2nd round 49th Denver Nuggets
PG Serbia Ognjen Jaramaz# 2017 2nd round 58th New York Knicks
PF/C France Alpha Kaba# 2017 2nd round 60th Atlanta Hawks

Coaching history

Avala Ada
Mega Basket

Honours and achievements

Club

Individual

References

  1. ^ ISTORIJSKI KUP KORAĆA ZA MEGU! (in Serbian)

External links

  • Official website (in Serbian)
  • Club Profile at aba-liga.com
  • Club Profile at eurobasket.com
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