SKOPJE, Macedonia (WKBN) – The Balkan International Basketball League (BIBL) tips off their 9th season today. The 12-team league features teams from seven different countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Israel, Kosovo, Macedonia, Monrenegro, and Romania).
Former Youngstown State standout Kendrick Perry will begin the season on Wednesday when his team Karpos Sokoli 2000 (Macedonia) welcomes Sutjeska (Montenegro) at the Boris Trajkovski Sports Center in Skopje.
Last season, Perry played in Hungary for Egis Kormend, where he appeared in 11 games and averaged 15.4 points and 3.7 assists while shooting 33.3% from three-point range (20-60) and 80.6% from the free throw line (29-36). He left the team in December.
At YSU, he was a three-time first-team All-Horizon League recipient (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14). He closed out his career with the Penguins as scoring 1991 points and averaging 16.2 points over 123 games (115 starts). He also dished out over 120 assists each year (505 total) and finished with 246 steals.
Sigal Prishtina (Kosovo) are the defending BIBL back-to-back league champions. They’ve had such notable players such as Khalid El-Amin (Connecticut), LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor) and John Gilchrist (Maryland). Sigal Prishtina is seeking to become the first team to win three championships in a row.