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Adriatic Liga ABA

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The Adriatic Liga ABA is a league regrouping the best teams from former Yougoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia) that was founded in 2001. The league features 12 teams, playing 22 regular season games (each team playing their opponents once at home and once on the road). The top 4 teams are qualified for the playoffs. Semi-finals are played on best of 3 format, and the finals on best of 5.

The 12 teams playing in this league also play in their domestic leagues.

Location: Eastern Europe

Regular-season schedule: September to March

Top 5 Adriatic Liga ABA Teams

Over the last decade, the teams with the best winning percentage in Adriatic Liga ABA are

Last 5 Adriatic Liga ABA Champions

Crvena zvezda (2019, 2017, 2016, 2015), Buducnost VOLI (2018)

All-Time Best Adriatic Liga ABA Players

Todor Gechevski, Marin Rozic, Andrija Zizic, Nebojsa Joksimovic, Cedomir Vitkovac, Jakov Vladovic, Jure Lalic, Smiljan Pavic, Miro Bilan, Marino Bazdaric

From Adriatic Liga ABA to the NBA

Dario Saric, Jusuf Nurkic, Nikola Jokic, Ante Zizic

Argetina Liga A

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Also known as Liga Nacional de Basquet, Argetina Liga A is the top division in Argentina Basketball. It was founded in 1985. The league features 20 teams, playing 38 regular season games (each team playing their opponents once at home and once on the road). The top 16 teams are qualified for the playoffs. The first three rounds of the playoffs are played on best of 5 format. The finals are played on best of 7.

The last 2 teams at the end of the regular season drop down to LLA (LA Liga Argentina), Argentina's second division.

Location: South America

Country info: Argentina has 44 293 293 citizens (31th largest country in the world). It's spoken language is Spanish. The country's largest city is Buenos Aires.

Regular-season schedule: December to May

Top 5 Argentina Liga A Teams

Over the last decade, the teams with the best winning percentage in Adriatic Liga ABA are

Last 5 Argentina Liga A Champions

San Lorenzo (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016), Qimsa (2015)

All-Time Best Argentina Liga A Players

Federico Aguerre, Robert Clark Battle, Adrian Boccia, Samuel Clancy, Juan Espil, Bruno Lábaque, Jamaal Levy, Gabriel Mikulas, Diego Osella, Nicolas Romano, Diego Romero, Jonathan Treise, Alejandro Zilli

From Argentina Liga A to the NBA

Manu Ginobili,

Australia NBL

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Also known as the National Basketball League, Australia's NBL is the top division in Australia Basketball. It was founded in 1979. The league features 8 teams, playing 28 regular season games (each team playing their opponents twice at home and twice on the road). The top 4 teams are qualified for the playoffs. The semi-finals are played on best of 3 format. The finals are played on best of 5.

Location: Oceania

Country info: Australia has 23 470 145 citizens (51th largest country in the world). It's spoken language is English. The country's largest city is Sydney.

Regular-season schedule: October to February

Top 5 Australia NBL Teams

Over the last decade, the teams with the best winning percentage in Adriatic Liga ABA are

Last 5 Australia NBL Champions

Perth Wildcats (2019, 2017, 2016), Melbourne United (2018), New Zealand Breakers (2015)

All-Time Best Australia NBL Players

Adam Ballinger, Adam Gibson, Andrew Vlahov, Damian Keogh, Daniel Johnson, Glen Saville, Jacob Holmes, Leroy Loggins, Mark Worthington, Mika Vukona, Oscar Forman, Phil Smyth, Ray Borner, Scott Fisher, Shawn Redhage, Thomas Abercrombie

From Australia NBL to the NBA

Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Andrew Bogut