Lukoil Academic
#4 Guard United States of America 1972 Height: 1.83
#5 Guard United States of America 1977 Height: 1.96
#6 Guard Serbia 1980 Height: 1.95
#7 Guard Bulgaria 1979 Height: 1.87
#8 Guard Bulgaria 1981 Height: 1.98
#9 Forward The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 1979 Height: 2.02
#10 Center Bulgaria 1976 Height: 2.04
#11 Guard Bulgaria 1978 Height: 1.99
#12 Guard Bulgaria 1975 Height: 1.89
#13 Center United States of America 1973 Height: 2.21
#14 Center Bulgaria 1981 Height: 2.12
#15 Forward Bulgaria 1977 Height: 1.97
#21 Guard Bulgaria 1988 Height: 1.95
#22 Guard United States of America 1975 Height: 1.91
#23 Forward Jamaica 1977 Height: 2.08
Head coach Bulgaria 1967
ULEB Cup 2004-05
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CEKOVSKI, GJORGJI 12 11 352:00 106 13/29 24/58 8/17 8 53 61 9 10 14   2 49 26 88
DAVIDOV, GEORGI 11 1 117:15 35 16/33 0/1 3/6 10 10 20 2 5 6 1 1 14 6 27
JONES, CHARLES 4 0 57:00 19 3/4 4/6 1/2 1 5 6 3 4 2 1   8 1 20
JONES, LAMONT 12 12 446:45 137 47/88 5/34 28/35 13 46 59 58 20 29   3 37 43 171
KOESHINOV, DECHO 3 0 8:45                         1   -1
LAUDERDALE, PRIEST 5 5 144:15 85 38/57   9/29 10 22 32 8 1 16 7 3 19 26 82
MLADENOV, BOYKO 12 3 210:00 89 29/36   31/55 20 31 51 1 7 11 5 2 49 39 99
NAYDENOV, SIMEON 8 0 30:15 17 2/4 3/7 4/8 1 4 5           5 5 12
PISTOLJEVIC, NENAD 11 6 242:45 76 18/22 7/22 19/27 12 12 24 20 10 14   2 19 30 98
RADIONOV, YULIYAN 7 0 23:00 6 1/1 1/3 1/4 2   2 2 1 2     6 2  
SMITH, BRYANT 6 6 226:30 73 21/44 3/16 22/30 12 17 29 14 16 19 1 4 11 30 85
STOYKOV, TODOR 12 12 457:30 287 46/76 43/106 66/96 10 42 52 29 18 30 2 1 34 74 274
VASILEV, GINKO 3 0 6:30 3 0/1 1/1         1   2     3   -2
WILLIAMS, AJANI 5 4 102:30 60 24/36 1/3 9/14 7 18 25 1 1 7 8 2 23 17 61
Totals     2425:00 993 258/431 92/257 201/323 111 273 384 148 102 160 25 20 280 299 1031
Average     202:05 82.75 59.9% 35.8% 62.2% 9.25 22.75 32 12.33 8.5 13.33 2.08 1.66 23.33 24.91 85.91
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CEKOVSKI, GJORGJI 12 11 29:20 8.8 44.8% 41.4% 47.1% 0.7 4.4 5.1 0.8 0.8 1.2   0.2 4.1 2.2 7.3
DAVIDOV, GEORGI 11 1 10:39 3.2 48.5%   50% 0.9 0.9 1.8 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.3 0.5 2.5
JONES, CHARLES 4 0 14:15 4.8 75% 66.7% 50% 0.3 1.3 1.5 0.8 1 0.5 0.3   2 0.3 5
JONES, LAMONT 12 12 37:13 11.4 53.4% 14.7% 80% 1.1 3.8 4.9 4.8 1.7 2.4   0.3 3.1 3.6 14.3
KOESHINOV, DECHO 3 0 2:55                         0.3   -0.3
LAUDERDALE, PRIEST 5 5 28:51 17 66.7%   31% 2 4.4 6.4 1.6 0.2 3.2 1.4 0.6 3.8 5.2 16.4
MLADENOV, BOYKO 12 3 17:30 7.4 80.6%   56.4% 1.7 2.6 4.3 0.1 0.6 0.9 0.4 0.2 4.1 3.3 8.3
NAYDENOV, SIMEON 8 0 3:46 2.1 50% 42.9% 50% 0.1 0.5 0.6           0.6 0.6 1.5
PISTOLJEVIC, NENAD 11 6 22:04 6.9 81.8% 31.8% 70.4% 1.1 1.1 2.2 1.8 0.9 1.3   0.2 1.7 2.7 8.9
RADIONOV, YULIYAN 7 0 3:17 0.9 100% 33.3% 25% 0.3   0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3     0.9 0.3  
SMITH, BRYANT 6 6 37:45 12.2 47.7% 18.8% 73.3% 2 2.8 4.8 2.3 2.7 3.2 0.2 0.7 1.8 5 14.2
STOYKOV, TODOR 12 12 38:07 23.9 60.5% 40.6% 68.8% 0.8 3.5 4.3 2.4 1.5 2.5 0.2 0.1 2.8 6.2 22.8
VASILEV, GINKO 3 0 2:10 1   100%         0.3   0.7     1   -0.7
WILLIAMS, AJANI 5 4 20:30 12 66.7% 33.3% 64.3% 1.4 3.6 5 0.2 0.2 1.4 1.6 0.4 4.6 3.4 12.2
Average     202:05 82.75 59.9% 35.8% 62.2% 9.25 22.75 32 12.33 8.5 13.33 2.08 1.66 23.33 24.91 85.91
Accumulated Statistics - Eighthfinals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CEKOVSKI, GJORGJI 2 1 64:15 14 4/8 2/5 0/2 1 10 11     2   1 8 2 7
DAVIDOV, GEORGI 1 1 9:15 2 1/2     1 1 2     1     1 1 2
JONES, CHARLES 2 0 17:15 3 1/1 0/1 1/2 1 2 3   2 1     3 1 3
JONES, LAMONT 2 2 75:45 14 7/16 0/10   1 11 12 6 3 4   1 5 3 9
MLADENOV, BOYKO 2 0 44:30 15 4/5   7/18 4 8 12   2 2 1   6 11 21
PISTOLJEVIC, NENAD 2 2 69:45 28 7/9 1/5 11/14 4 5 9 5 3 1     7 10 38
STOYKOV, TODOR 2 2 78:15 47 7/14 9/20 6/8 1 4 5 7 3 4   1 4 13 46
WILLIAMS, AJANI 2 2 41:00 17 7/12 0/1 3/7 1 4 5   1 2 5   9 6 13
Totals     400:00 140 38/67 12/42 28/51 15 45 60 18 14 19 6 3 43 47 138
Average     200:00 70 56.7% 28.6% 54.9% 7.5 22.5 30 9 7 9.5 3 1.5 21.5 23.5 69
Average Statistics - Eighthfinals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CEKOVSKI, GJORGJI 2 1 32:07 7 50% 40%   0.5 5 5.5     1   0.5 4 1 3.5
DAVIDOV, GEORGI 1 1 9:15 2 50%     1 1 2     1     1 1 2
JONES, CHARLES 2 0 8:37 1.5 100%   50% 0.5 1 1.5   1 0.5     1.5 0.5 1.5
JONES, LAMONT 2 2 37:52 7 43.8%     0.5 5.5 6 3 1.5 2   0.5 2.5 1.5 4.5
MLADENOV, BOYKO 2 0 22:15 7.5 80%   38.9% 2 4 6   1 1 0.5   3 5.5 10.5
PISTOLJEVIC, NENAD 2 2 34:52 14 77.8% 20% 78.6% 2 2.5 4.5 2.5 1.5 0.5     3.5 5 19
STOYKOV, TODOR 2 2 39:07 23.5 50% 45% 75% 0.5 2 2.5 3.5 1.5 2   0.5 2 6.5 23
WILLIAMS, AJANI 2 2 20:30 8.5 58.3%   42.9% 0.5 2 2.5   0.5 1 2.5   4.5 3 6.5
Average     200:00 70 56.7% 28.6% 54.9% 7.5 22.5 30 9 7 9.5 3 1.5 21.5 23.5 69
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CEKOVSKI, GJORGJI 10 10 287:45 92 9/21 22/53 8/15 7 43 50 9 10 12   1 41 24 81
DAVIDOV, GEORGI 10 0 108:00 33 15/31 0/1 3/6 9 9 18 2 5 5 1 1 13 5 25
JONES, CHARLES 2 0 39:45 16 2/3 4/5     3 3 3 2 1 1   5   17
JONES, LAMONT 10 10 371:00 123 40/72 5/24 28/35 12 35 47 52 17 25   2 32 40 162
KOESHINOV, DECHO 3 0 8:45                         1   -1
LAUDERDALE, PRIEST 5 5 144:15 85 38/57   9/29 10 22 32 8 1 16 7 3 19 26 82
MLADENOV, BOYKO 10 3 165:30 74 25/31   24/37 16 23 39 1 5 9 4 2 43 28 78
NAYDENOV, SIMEON 8 0 30:15 17 2/4 3/7 4/8 1 4 5           5 5 12
PISTOLJEVIC, NENAD 9 4 173:00 48 11/13 6/17 8/13 8 7 15 15 7 13   2 12 20 60
RADIONOV, YULIYAN 7 0 23:00 6 1/1 1/3 1/4 2   2 2 1 2     6 2  
SMITH, BRYANT 6 6 226:30 73 21/44 3/16 22/30 12 17 29 14 16 19 1 4 11 30 85
STOYKOV, TODOR 10 10 379:15 240 39/62 34/86 60/88 9 38 47 22 15 26 2   30 61 228
VASILEV, GINKO 3 0 6:30 3 0/1 1/1         1   2     3   -2
WILLIAMS, AJANI 3 2 61:30 43 17/24 1/2 6/7 6 14 20 1   5 3 2 14 11 48
Totals     2025:00 853 220/364 80/215 173/272 96 228 324 130 88 141 19 17 237 252 893
Average     202:30 85.3 60.4% 37.2% 63.6% 9.6 22.8 32.4 13 8.8 14.1 1.9 1.7 23.7 25.2 89.3
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
CEKOVSKI, GJORGJI 10 10 28:46 9.2 42.9% 41.5% 53.3% 0.7 4.3 5 0.9 1 1.2   0.1 4.1 2.4 8.1
DAVIDOV, GEORGI 10 0 10:48 3.3 48.4%   50% 0.9 0.9 1.8 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.3 0.5 2.5
JONES, CHARLES 2 0 19:52 8 66.7% 80%     1.5 1.5 1.5 1 0.5 0.5   2.5   8.5
JONES, LAMONT 10 10 37:06 12.3 55.6% 20.8% 80% 1.2 3.5 4.7 5.2 1.7 2.5   0.2 3.2 4 16.2
KOESHINOV, DECHO 3 0 2:55                         0.3   -0.3
LAUDERDALE, PRIEST 5 5 28:51 17 66.7%   31% 2 4.4 6.4 1.6 0.2 3.2 1.4 0.6 3.8 5.2 16.4
MLADENOV, BOYKO 10 3 16:33 7.4 80.6%   64.9% 1.6 2.3 3.9 0.1 0.5 0.9 0.4 0.2 4.3 2.8 7.8
NAYDENOV, SIMEON 8 0 3:46 2.1 50% 42.9% 50% 0.1 0.5 0.6           0.6 0.6 1.5
PISTOLJEVIC, NENAD 9 4 19:13 5.3 84.6% 35.3% 61.5% 0.9 0.8 1.7 1.7 0.8 1.4   0.2 1.3 2.2 6.7
RADIONOV, YULIYAN 7 0 3:17 0.9 100% 33.3% 25% 0.3   0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3     0.9 0.3  
SMITH, BRYANT 6 6 37:45 12.2 47.7% 18.8% 73.3% 2 2.8 4.8 2.3 2.7 3.2 0.2 0.7 1.8 5 14.2
STOYKOV, TODOR 10 10 37:55 24 62.9% 39.5% 68.2% 0.9 3.8 4.7 2.2 1.5 2.6 0.2   3 6.1 22.8
VASILEV, GINKO 3 0 2:10 1   100%         0.3   0.7     1   -0.7
WILLIAMS, AJANI 3 2 20:30 14.3 70.8% 50% 85.7% 2 4.7 6.7 0.3   1.7 1 0.7 4.7 3.7 16
Average     202:30 85.3 60.4% 37.2% 63.6% 9.6 22.8 32.4 13 8.8 14.1 1.9 1.7 23.7 25.2 89.3
Club info
Perennial Bulgarian League champion Lukoil Academic is back to the Eurocup as a classic team in the competition - it will be its ninth appearance in 11 years. Lukoil comes off yet another successful domestic season. The club claimed yet another Bulgarian Cup trophy and went on to win its 11th consecutive national crown by downing Levski a the best-of-five finals series that went down to the wire. Lukoil also returned to the Eurocup but despite an initial 18-point win against Belgacom Spirou Charleroi, the club did not go past the regular season. Lukoil was one of the superpowers when European club basketball competition was created over half a century ago. Founded in 1947, Academic Basketball Club played in back-to-back European Cup finals in 1958 and 1959. Academic lost both title series against ASK Riga, but was one of the first teams to shine brightly in the newborn competition with players like Viktor Radev, Georgi Panov and Ljubomir Panov and head coach Bozhidar Takev. Academic remained the dominant force in Bulgaria by winning 12 titles between 1957 and 1976. Years of obscurity followed, but the club returned to the elite when Lukoil became its main sponsor and the team shined soon after by lifting the Bulgarian Cup trophy in 2002. And Lukoil has dominated Bulgarian basketball ever since. It reached the ULEB Cup elimination rounds four times in the past decade and the Last 16 in 2007-08. Along the way, Lukoil fans had the chance to witness great individual performances from players like the Eurocup's all-time leading scorer Todor Stoykov, 2003-04 ULEB Cup MVP Priest Lauderdale and 2005-06 ULEB Cup assists champ Lamont Jones, among many others. In 2010-11, Lukoil lost on point-difference against Aris in the Eurocup Qualifying Round. It rebounded to reach the EuroChallenge quarterfinals, where Academic lost 2-1 against eventual champion Krka Novo Mesto in a three-game series that came down to the last shot. Lukoil has not gone past the Eurocup regular season in each of the last two seasons but carries on dominating inside the Bulgarian borders. In fact, Lukoil has accumulated an incredible 371-30 Bulgarian League record since 2003. The goal will be no different in the 2013-14 Eurocup - take one game at the time, use its vast experience in the competition and see where it leads.
Trophy Case
Bulgarian National League: 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1962-63, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1975-76, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 , 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
Bulgarian National Cup: 1952, 1954, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
# Player Pos. H.
4 JONES, LAMONT G 1.83
5 SMITH, BRYANT G 1.96
6 PISTOLJEVIC, NENAD G 1.95
7 RADIONOV, YULIYAN G 1.87
8 NAYDENOV, SIMEON G 1.98
9 CEKOVSKI, GJORGJI F 2.02
10 DAVIDOV, GEORGI C 2.04
11 VASILEV, GINKO G 1.99
12 KOESHINOV, DECHO G 1.89
13 LAUDERDALE, PRIEST C 2.21
14 MLADENOV, BOYKO C 2.12
15 STOYKOV, TODOR F 1.97
21 KOSTOV, CHAVDAR G 1.95
22 JONES, CHARLES G 1.91
23 WILLIAMS, AJANI F 2.08
President:
Valentin Zlatev
Club Address:
Postoyanstvo 67A, 1111 Sofia, Bulgaria
Arena:
UNIVERSIADA
2, Shichenski Prohob BLVD, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria