2017-18 Eurocup Draw: Group A at a glance

Jul 06, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
2017-18 Eurocup Draw: Group A at a glance

Unics Kazan

A classic 7DAYS EuroCup competitor and former champion, Unics Kazan returns for its 11th season in the competition after a stint in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last year. With an up-and-coming new head coach in Dimitris Priftis and a veteran group of players who know how to play at the highest levels, Unics will not know any different but to chase the highest of goals this season once again.

Darussafaka Istanbul

After making noise for couple of seasons in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Darussafaka Istanbul comes for its first try in the 7DAYS EuroCup. Just as it made its EuroLeague appearances remembered, Coach David Blatt and his squad packed with experienced veterans plan to crash the EuroCup party as well and play its part as a not-your-usual newcomer. Home or away, expect Darussafaka to be competitive… and a lot more than that.

Cedevita Zagreb

Back in the 7DAYS EuroCup for the sixth time in the past eight years, Cedevita Zagreb does not hide its ambition to make serious noise in the coming campaign. With former EuroCup Coach of the Year Jure Zdovc now at the helm, Cedevita looks to have the needed quality, depth and determination required to make a deep run in the competition, similar to the one it made in its debut season when it progressed all the way to the EuroCup Finals.

FIAT Turin

Making its EuroCup debut – and returning to the international scene after more than three decades – FIAT Turin is hoping to make a splash at this level after already soaring up five ranks in Italian basketball in recent seasons. After giving the head coaching reins to Luca Banchi, the team and organization as a whole appears hungry for big games, so Turin will need no extra motivation in the 2017-18 EuroCup campaign.

Morabanc Andorra La Vella

A 7DAYS EuroCup newcomer, Morabanc Andorra La Vella represents a small country, but is expected to have a big impact in the competition. Last season Andorra qualified to the Spanish Copa del Rey and the Spanish League playoffs and lost to Turkish Airlines EuroLeague giant Real Madrid in both competitions by a narrow margin. Its outstanding 2016-17 season gave Andorra the right to play European club competitions for the first time since 1996. Expect Andorra to make the most out of this opportunity.

Levallois Metropolitans

The club from the French capital, Levallois Metropolitans returns to the 7DAYS EuroCup after two seasons away hoping to continue where it left off. The last time Levallois was in the EuroCup, it was ousted in a thrilling 2014-15 quarterfinals series. Now legendary player-turned-head-coach Fred Fauthoux and veteran playmaker Louis Campbell hope to lead the team on another significant EuroCup run.