UNICS KAZAN: Did you know that...?

Apr 25, 2021 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
UNICS KAZAN: Did you know that...?

Here are some facts you might not know about 7DAYS EuroCup 2020-21 finalist, UNICS Kazan. Did you know that...

...UNICS can win its second 7DAYS EuroCup title? It lifted its first trophy in 2011 by downing Cajasol Sevilla 92-77 in the championship game in Treviso, Italy.

...Jamar Smith can win his second EuroCup crown? He first won the EuroCup with Unicaja Malaga in 2017?

...Smith is the EuroCup's all-time leader in three-point pointers made? He leads the standings with 264 three-point shots made - and counting.

...Smith ranks second on the all-time scoring list with 1,384 points? He needs 62 points to move into first place. Bojan Dubljevic leads the standings with 1,445 points.

...Smith needs 15 assists to reach the EuroCup’s all-time top 10? He ranks 12th with 310 assists. Sam Van Rossom ranks 10th at 324.

...Smith leads the 2020-21 EuroCup in scoring with 342 points? His teammate Isaiah Canaan ranks second with 316.

...Dimitris Priftis can become the first Greek coach to win the EuroCup? Two Greek coaches, Georgios Bartzokas and Dimitris Itoudis, have lifted the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague trophy, but no Greek coach has ever won the EuroCup crown.

...UNICS also played in the EuroCup Finals in 2014? Four of its players - Evgeny Kolesnikov, Pavel Sergeev, Kostas Kaimakoglou and Pavel Antipov - were with UNICS that season and now return to EuroCup Finals seven years later!

...former UNICS player Marko Popovic has the EuroCup Finals' assist record? Popovic dished 11 assists against Cajasol in the 2011 championship game.

...Canaan leads the 2020-21 7DAYS EuroCup in three-point shots made with 59? Smith is right behind him with 58 three-pointers.

...Smith ranks third this season in accumulated PIR with 337? John Brown is fourth 319. Mathias Lessort of Monaco leads the standings with an accumulated PIR of 371.

...Jordan Morgan leads the 2020-21 EuroCup in total rebounds with 145? Brown (137) is second and Okaro White (106) is10th.

...Brown is first in total steals this season with 42?

...Kaimakoglou can become the fourth Greek player to win the EuroCup? Only Lazaros Papadopoulos and Antonis Fotsis with Dynamo Moscow in 2006 and Nick Calathes with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in 2013 have lifted the trophy in the past.

...UNICS can become the fourth team to win the EuroCup a second time? Valencia Basket tops the charts with four EuroCup crowns (2003, 2010, 2014 and 2019). Khimki Moscow Region (2012, 2015) and Rytas Vilnius (2005, 2009) have each won the competition twice.