The youngest club in the competition this season, Germani Brescia Leonessa was founded in 2009 and will be competing in its 10th campaign as it debuts in the 7DAYS EuroCup. Brescia is the second-largest city in the Lombardy region, behind only Milan, with a population for 200,000, but had been without professional basketball for some 13 years after Basket Brescia folded, so local fans were ready to embrace the new club when it was born. Brescia acquired the rights from Cremona to begin competing in the Serie A amateur division and needed only two years to master it. When Brescia bested Trapani in the 2011 playoff finals, it earned a ticket to the second division as the amateur champion. Brescia was a strong competitor even as it climbed the ladder, finishing seventh in its first season and fourth in 2013. A year later Brescia earned its way into Serie A2. In the 2015-16 season, Brescia finished the regular season in second place with a 21-9 record and had to work hard with all four of its playoff series going the distance, but ultimately it eliminated Trapani, Tortona, Scafati and finally Fortitudo Bologna to become the 2016-17 Serie A2 champions and clinch a spot in the top league. Naturally, the goal was to avoid the relegation zone and with league-leading scorer Marcus Landry and the league's top assist man Luca Vitali taking charge, Brescia finished 10th and reached the Italian Cup semifinals. Last season Brescia reached new heights as it occupied first place for much of the regular season, reached the playoffs and won a series, and advanced to the Italian Cup final! Now Brescia will set its sights even higher as it debuts in the EuroCup.