EuroLeague pre-season has got underway with players reporting for training camp despite depleted squads due to international duty with the Eurobasket and AmeriCup.
The Road to Belgrade begins here.
Ricky Ledo had 20 points and Bryant Dunston and Errick McCallum added 14 points each as Anadolu Efes defeated Khimki 77-70 in a closed-door scrimmage in Slovenia. Panathinaikos prevailed over Peristeri 84-69 its first preparation game. Marcus Denmon had 19 points, while Olimpia Milano beat easyCredit BBL side ratiopharm Ulm with 68-58 in Valtellina, Italy.
Norris Cole, Pierre Jackson arrive in Holy Land
With Eurobasket Group B in Tel Aviv taking the attention of Israeli hoop fanatics, Norris Cole and Pierre Jackson slipped though the back door when they arrived in Israel as Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv began their training camp.
Maccabi have not impacted the EuroLeague the way they did when they won the competition in 2014. Last season, they did not make the Playoffs and this off-season, they have made radical changes in order to change their luck around.
Jason Thompson arrives in Istanbul
Fenerbahce’s newest acquisition Jason Thompson arrived in Istanbul on Saturday to begin his preparations for the new EuroLeague and Turkish league season.
“I am very excited, I received so much love from Fenerbahce supporters from the day I signed,” said Thompson who is going to be the new starting center for the EuroLeague champions.
Dee Bost up for the challenge in Kaunas
After a successful campaign with Monaco last season, American Dee Bost is up for a new challenge in the EuroLeague as he spoke to ZalgirisTV.