Hoos Playing Overseas '21

In case anyone wanted to see how a domestic team distribution to the Euro leagues go… below is Turkey…

Also… for those keeping track at home for UVa-based Turkish players… there is only one match day remaining in the Basketbol Süper Ligi (Turkish BSL)… Maryol Shayok’s team Bursaspor is currently tied at 43 points for the last playoff spot, but in 9th due to points differential… they need a Beşiktaş (may be familiar if you follow European football) to lose on 2 May as Bursaspor won their round 30 game to make the playoffs for a shot at Eurocup. Darion Atkins team needs a win on 8 May along with a loss by ALİAĞA PETKİM SPOR the same day to avoid relegation to the Turkish second division.

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So Jerome’s team won what’s basically the 4th tier Europe-wide competition? Or are the FIBA-run competitions more parallel in team quality to the EuroLeague and EuroCup as opposed to being under them?

Jerome’s team won the EuroCup… not the FIBA EuroPE Cup (confusing since they are named so similar). Their win got them into Euroleague next year.

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@AdventiveQuasar I forgot to answer the second part of your question. FIBA actually tried to take over the Euroleague and Euro Cup but something broke down politically… not privy to all the details. Instead FIBA created their own two tournaments w/ entry based on domestic standings, however most teams would rather try to win the Euro Cup to gain access to Euroleague due to the money.

Of note… in order to qualify for the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, you must win the FIBA Champions League instead of Euroleague… however currently the US NBA Champion declines inclusion, so take the prestige for what it is worth.

Post Season Updates

Player Next Game Post Season Status
Darion Atkins 8 May vs Afyon Needs a win in final game coupled with a loss by ALİAĞA PETKİM SPOR the same day to avoid relegation to the Turkish second division.
Billy Baron 11 May, QF Best of 5, Game 1 vs Parma Won Russian United League regular season title… also tied 1-1 in Euroleague QF w/ top-seeded Barcelona w/ next game 28 Apr
Devon Hall 30 Apr vs Ludwigsburg Devon Hall’s Brose Bamberg team is currently in the 8th and last playoff spot with 7 games remaining. They have a 6 point lead (2-points for a win) over 9th place and two games in hand. They only need a combination of 3 wins for them or losses by BG Göttingen to clinch.
Nigel Johnson N/A Season complete - Mid-table finish, did not qualify for playoffs nor were in relegation play-out
Sylven Landesberg N/A Season complete - seeded 3rd in playoffs then swept out of best-of-3 playoffs in the semi-finals by 2nd-seeded Liaoning last week
Jerome Meyinsse 29 Apr vs Ironi Nahariya Moved into bottom half split during second half of season (If anyone follows Scottish Premier League, it’s similar to their split in the middle of the season). Top 2 of the bottom half make the playoffs, bottom 2 get relegated to second division while the top half are just playing for seeding. Euro Cup Champions! Also play in the Balkan League which I don’t really understand
Akil Mitchell 28 Apr vs Maccabi Haifa Also in bottom half split of Israeli first division… see above for explanation. They are also in the finals of the Israeli League Cup on 30 May against Maccabi Tel Aviv
Jack Salt N/A Pulled out of Olympic qualifying tournament in June, replaced by the Phillipines
Marial Shayok N/A Currently tied at 43 points for the last playoff spot, but in 9th due to points differential… they need a Beşiktaş (may be familiar if you follow European football) to lose on 2 May as Bursaspor won their round 30 game to make the playoffs for a shot at Eurocup
Darius Thompson 28 Apr vs Sassari Two games remaining in Serie A regular season, locked into seed 2 for the playoffs. Also involved in Champions League and lost in round of 16
Mike Tobey 30 Apr vs UCAM Murcia 5 games left in regular season, 5th seed currently in playoffs, lost in QF to Real Madrid in Euroleague
Isaiah Wilkins 29 Apr vs Merlins Guaranteed a playoff spot with a 4-game win streak
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Awesome wrap up. It’s amazing how many Hoos are getting it done around the globe. A true goldennage of Virginia basketball

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This story says “Europe Cup”: Ironi Ness Ziona crowned FIBA Europe Cup champions - FIBA Europe Cup 2020-21 - FIBA.basketball

And this article has the EuroCup finalists being Kazan and Monaco: EuroCup finalists agree to change in hosting order | Eurohoops

This is very confusing!

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@AdventiveQuasar European basketball is so confusing… there are so many in-season International tournaments. It confuses me just as easily as everyone else.

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Ulm down at halftime to Chemnitz 44-41… they’re shooting over 50% from the field, but Chemnitz is shooting well over 60%! Wilkins has 5 points, 1 rebound and a turnover in a little under 7 minutes.

Update: Ulm comes roaring back to take a 72-65 lead after 3 quarters… Wilkins with a monster block and two free throws!

Edit: If anyone is wondering… Milicic is not on the roster for tonight’s game.

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Update: Final score: 85-70. Ulm holds Chemnitz to 5 points in the last quarter!

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5 pts in a 12 min quarter? Well we know Igor must be learning some defensively fundamentals at practice

@BDragon FIBA is 10 minutes quarters… but still not good.

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Ah… well 10 mins makes it slightly better I guess a bucket every 2 mins…

Isaiah’s & Igor’s team in semi-final of the BBL Pokal (in-season cup) vs. Bayern Munich in 5 minutes (1600 CEST)! In the graphic is says “Can Ulm surprise Bayern on Saturday?”… so they are the underdog.

Live stats at link below!

Update: Wilkins is on the bench… Milicic is not as expected.

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Stream if anyone is interested…

easyCreditBBL - Twitch

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Wilkins at scorers table… Ulm down 8 at the end of the end of the first quarter.

Announcer just said Wilkins is the best defender on the Ulm team…

Ulm getting dominated at halftime… 49 - 36. Wilkins in 4 and a half minutes w/ 4 points all at free throw line… his one miss was a bunny that should’ve gone in. Just a weird bounce.

Only down 1 after 3! 69 - 68! Wilkins quiet in the 3rd during comeback only in for less than 2 minutes.

Beginning of hte 4th… Wilkin offensive rebound, assist to 3-pointer! Lead!

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Monster block on a breakaway from Wilkins w/ less than 3-minutes to go preserving a 5-point lead.

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Going to OT!