2020-21Regular SeasonRound 1
September 30, 2020 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 BJK AKATLAR ARENA
Spain: DAZN
France: RMC SPORT 1
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Turkey: NTV SPOR
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

0-0 Overall 0-0

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI
Umpire 1
LATISEVS, OLEGS
Umpire 2
NEDOVIC, MILAN

The Take

There are only three EuroCup newcomers this season and two of them will face each other in Group A. Bahcesehir arrives to the competition ready to make some noise, led by Erick Green, Jamal Jones, Alex Perez and Josh Owens. The Turkish powerhouse has a deep, versatile roster but faces a tough opponent right way. Bourg managed to keep scoring ace Danilo Andjusic, playmaker Zack Wright and big man Zachery Peacock, but also added EuroCup champ Alen Omic, playmaker Kadeem Allen and swingman Thomas Scrubb. Expect an exciting game at BJK Akatlar Arena.

Marquee matchup:

Two of the best shooters in the competition are set to face each other in Round 1. Green is an all-around scorer, able to create his own shot due to his quick first step and high basketball IQ. He can read his defender to find the right moment to take the shot, and is automatic from mid-range. Andjusic is more of a three-point shooter with a very quick, efficient release, especially from both corners. He has good ballhandling, which allows him to attack the basket and be more unpredictable. It will be a shootout!

Keys to victory: Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul

Green has arrived to Bahcesehir to play a leading role in a really high-scoring squad. Perez and Ismet Akpinar must play at a very high tempo to make the most out of the many scorers in the team. Players like Jones and Aldridge can open the floor with his shots from downtown, allowing Owens and Deniz Kilicli to get more space to play one-on-one in the low post. Controlling the defensive board is critical for Bahcesehir's run-and-gun basketball, as it will allow the team to play in transition and find many open shots.

Keys to victory: JL Bourg en Bresse

In its EuroCup debut, Bourg must rely on his most experience players to make the difference. Andjusic started the season on fire, hitting 5-of-5 three-point shots against Nanterre in French League action. Bahcesehir is a bit undersized at center, so Omic must be ready to work hard in the paint, powering the offensive glass. Wright returns to the EuroCup after a four-season absence and must find the right rhythm against Akpinar and Perez. If Bourg controls the boards and gets Andjusic and Omic involved, it will have a good chance to win.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 JONES, JAMAL F 2.03 27
2 PEREZ, ALEX G 1.91 27
3 YUCEORAL, ALI F 2.03 18
5 AKPINAR, ISMET G 1.93 25
8 OZDEMIR, HADI F 2.02 36
10 ONCEL, RIDVAN G 1.91 23
11 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 28
13 KILICLI, DENIZ C 2.06 29
15 YILMAZ, AHMET C 2.06 19
19 YILDIZLI, BURAK F 2.04 26
20 AKYAZILI, THOMAS G 1.90 23
22 OWENS, JOSH C 2.06 31
23 ALDRIDGE, PEYTON F 2.03 24
33 YILMAZ, ERKAN F 1.92 22
JL Bourg en Bresse
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ALLEN, KADEEM G 1.89 27
3 REY, THEO G 1.93 20
5 BENITEZ, HUGO G 1.89 19
7 COURBY, MAXIME F 2.00 29
8 WRIGHT, ZACKARY G 1.88 35
10 ASCERIC, LUKA G 2.02 23
13 PELOS, PIERRE C 2.05 28
15 PEACOCK, ZACHERY C 2.03 32
20 DARY-SAGNES, TOM G 1.93 19
21 SCRUBB, THOMAS F 1.99 29
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 28
31 DAVAL-BRAQUET, THIBAULT C 2.10 22
33 ANDJUSIC, DANILO G 1.94 29

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 PIR 0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 PIR 0

Head Coaches

AKTAS, ZAFER
Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul
"First of all, as Bahcesehir Koleji, we are very excited and happy to be part of the 7DAYS EuroCup. We cannot wait to be on the court on Wednesday. We’ll meet another newcomer, JL Bourg. We will try to use our home-court advantage to start with a win. On Sunday we played our first game in Turkey and this is going to be our second official game of the season. It’s going to be a very tough game and we must be ready. We’ll do our best."
VUCEVIC, SAVO
JL Bourg en Bresse
"We don't have an easy opponent for this first game. Everyone considers us as a rookie, as a team that has never played in Europe but we will play with a lot of enthusiasm! We can have ups and downs but I remain calm, I trust in my team, I have good players, I hope it will be enough to get as far as possible in the EuroCup."

Players

OWENS, JOSH
Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul
"We’re excited to start the EuroCup competition. We know that JL Bourg is a very talented team. It’s early in the season, we are coming out of our first game in the Turkish League. We played well on Sunday and we need to do it again on Wednesday. We are ready to step up for the challenge after a quick turnaround and defend home court."
COURBY, MAXIME
JL Bourg en Bresse
"We've just won our first two games in the French Championship, we wanted them before starting the European campaign, because we know that everything will accelerate, with lots of travels. We hope to be able to stay on this momentum by perhaps going to look for another win in this first EuroCup game!"

Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul vs. JL Bourg

· This will be the first time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

Friday, September 25, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com

JL Bourg en Bresse

All-Time Rankings
Alen Omic ranks 14th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 369 field goals made total for his career.
Omic ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 347 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Omic ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 369 2-pointers made total for his career.
Omic ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1255 index rating points total for his career.
Omic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 203 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Omic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 550 rebounds total for his career.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.