Marko Pekovic has set his sights on winning a place in the Serbia & Montenegro national team squad after making a promising start to this season's FIBA Europe League campaign.
The Lavovi 063 guard has been one of the leading performers for the Belgrade-based outfit, who are making their European debut in Group D.
It was the classic tale of two halves in the FIBA Europe League Group D match between Hapoel Tel Aviv and KK Belgrade at Ussishkin arena last night, which Hapoel rebounded to win 109-79.
Hapoel was down 46-41 at halftime but the five-point deficit wasn't the major concern – rather their sloppy, undisciplined and poorly organized play.
Hopes are high for the future of Serbian basketball after Red Star and Lavovi 063 agreed a partnership deal for Lavovi to become a feeder club to their more illustrious city neighbours.
Lavovi's owners, the private corporation Astragroup, recognised an opportunity to become involved with Belgrade giants Red Star following the departure of Red Star's head coach Zmago Sagadin last month and acted quickly to tie up an agreement.
Goran Sasic believes the return of coach Jovica Arsic will help to revive Lavovi 063's hopes of progressing from the group stage of the FIBA Europe League.
Arsic missed the opening games of the season as he was in the US on a coaching trip, but he is back in the Lavovi fold to lead their European campaign, which continues at Hapoel Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
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