Giannis Antetokounmpo referred to the importance of the Suzhou International Basketball Challenge for the Basketball World Cup preparation of Greece.

Here is what the “Greek Freak” said after the victory of Greece against Venezuela in the Final of the tournament, per the Greek Basketball Federation:

“It was a very important tournament. Playing three games helps you acquire good chemistry. The rest of the guys have been playing together for quite some time.

I haven’t played with the national team for two years, so we needed to find our chemistry. We faced teams that play a different style of basketball, that are very aggressive.

They took many long-range shots. These games definitely helped us prepare for our goal, the World Cup games.”

Photo credit: Hellenic Basketball Federation