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  Eurocup  season 2012 / 2013 Pre-season

November 5, 2012 - Eurocup top 10 stars to watch

More than anything else, it's the players that make the Eurocup great. And the truly specials ones are the players that you can count on producing every night. As we enter the 2012 Eurocup season, there are several players that already fit that billing. This list of 10 Eurocup players to watch features not only two former Eurocup MVPs, but also two past Euroleague champs and seven players who have been parts of Euroleague Final Four teams! It goes without saying that all of these guys know how to win. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - Eurocup top 10 newcomers to watch

A great many Euroleague superstars first announced themselves on the continental basketball scene with strong debuts in the Eurocup. Future champions like Ramunas Siskauskas, Terence Morris and Maceo Baston are among them as well as stars like Dusko Savanovic, David Hawkins, Robertas Javtokas and Terell McIntyre. With the start of the 2012-13 Eurocup season around the corner, we look at 10 newcomers that could have a major impact on the current season. What all of these players have in common is that this will be their first season in either of Europe’s top club competition – the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Eurocup top 10 Rising Star Award eligible players

vladimir mihailovicThe Eurocup has been a launching pad to brilliant careers for many of Europe’s top players. Among the many brilliant players that we enjoy watching today who came through the Eurocup as youngsters are reigning Euroleague Final Four MVP Vassilis Spanoulis, former Euroleague MVP Milos Teodosic, one-time All-Euroleague center Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Rudy Fernandez and Milan Macvan. As every season, the next generation of stars will progress another level this season in the Eurocup. As we look ahead to the 2012-13 Eurocup season, here is a list of the top 10 Eurocup Rising Star Award candidates. The decisions were made based on a combination of age (must have been born after July 1, 1990), performance last season, role on the team this season and projected development during this season. Read more here.

October 10, 2012 - 2012-13 Eurocup Clubs meet after draw

Immediately following the 2012-13 Eurocup Regular Season Draw, the competition’s 32 participating clubs met with the organization's management team to discuss various administrative issues before the start of the season. During the meeting, club members were given an update on the different competition, legal, refereeing, media and communications aspects of the competition. The 2012-13 Eurocup calendar was presented and potential competition system changes for future editions of the Eurocup were also debated. Read more here.

October 9, 2012

Eurocup 2012-13, Group H analysis and quotes

Cajasol Seville returns to the Eurocup just two years after reaching the title game. Head coach Aito Garcia Reneses leads a new project in which scoring ace Brian Asbury and playmaker Tomas Satoransky will be two of the most important players. John Holland, Milenko Tepic and Joan Sastre round the team's backcourt while Juanjo Triguero, Brad Buckman and Luka Bogdanovic will fight under the baskets. Young talents like Beqa Burjanadze and Kristaps Porzingis will get interesting playing time. Read more here.

Eurocup 2012-13, Group G analysis and quotes

Spartak St. Petersburg reached the Eurocup Finals last season and wants to keep growing in 2012-13. Above all, Spartak kept Eurocup MVP Patrick Beverley and players like playmaker Janis Strelnieks and big men Vladimir Dragicevic and Loukas Mavrokefalidis. Spartak brought in athletic guard Zack Wright, forward Josh Carter, Euroleague winner Nikita Kurbanov and talented big man Fedor Dmitriev. Expect Spartak to keep battling hard to win the competition. Read more here.

Eurocup 2012-13, Group F analysis and quotes

The 2011 Eurocup winner is back to the competition after a successful Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut in which Unics Kazan reached the playoffs. Unics is reloaded with newcomers like former Eurocup MVPs Chuck Eidson and Marko Banic, Euroleague winners Kostas Kaimakoglou and Ian Vougioukas and veteran playmaker Mire Chatman. Four of its main players last season - Terrell Lyday, Kelly McCarty, Petr Samoylenko and Vladimir Veremeenko - are back, so Unics will be a top contender. Read more here.

Eurocup 2012-13, Group E analysis and quotes

Fresh off a great Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Galatasaray Medical Park has reloaded its roster to be one of the teams to beat in the 2012-13 Eurocup. Galatasaray inked head coach Ergin Ataman and got stronger in every position, inking players like All-Euroleague guard Henry Domercant, former Eurocup Rising Star Milan Macvan, Jamont Gordon, David Hawkins, Erwin Dudley or Boni Ndong. Furkan Aldemir, Jaka Lakovic, Ender Arslan and Cenk Akyol turn Galatasaray into a dangerous force. Read more here.

Eurocup 2012-13, Group D analysis and quotes

Two-time Eurocup champion Valencia Basket reached the title game last season and wants to do better this time around. Valencia brought back Rafa Martinez, Florent Pietrus, Stefan Markovic, Serhiy Lishchuk and a much-improved Vitor Faverani as its core players. It brought back Thomas Kelati and inked reliable players like Justin Doellman, Marko Keselj, Bojan Dubljevic and Mindaugas Lukauskis. Experienced and ready, Valencia wants nothing but a third Eurocup trophy. Read more here.

Eurocup 2012-13, Group C analysis and quotes

It was one game away from reaching the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and now Le Mans Sarthe Basket wants to bounce back to reach high in the Eurocup. Playmaker Khalid El-Amin and center JP Batista are its main pillars but Le Mans is much more than that. Cam Long, Charles Kahudi and Pape Sy add athleticism and quickness at both wings, Alain Koffi and Cuthbert Victor are reliable options under the baskets and Le Mans has the experience to fight for interesting goals. Read more here.

Eurocup 2012-13, Group B analysis and quotes

Gescrap Bilbao Basket made it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs last season and reached the Eurocup semifinal in its two previous appearances. Euroleague-winning playmaker Nikos Zisis, center Milovan Rakovic and power forward Adrien Moerman are its main signings. Gescrap managed to keep Raul Lopez, Roger Grimau, Alex Mumbru, Kostas Vasileadis and Axel Hervelle - five well-rounded veterans ready to lead Bilbao really deep into this competition. Read more here.

Eurocup 2012-13, Group A analysis and quotes

Few teams know the competition better than CEZ Basketball Nymburk, which reached the quarterfinals last season and wants to do even better in 2012-13. Its most veteran players in the Eurocup, such as Petr Benda, Christos Taputos, Miljan Pavkovic and Radek Necas will be its main core, along with A.J. Abrams, Mike Taylor, Aubrey Coleman and Drew Naymick. Nymburk has the depth, experience and talent needed to go deep in the competition, especially if its stays solid at home. Read more here.

October 9, 2012 - 2012-13 Regular Season Eurocup Draw results

The 2012-13 Eurocup Draw took place in Barcelona on Tuesday and divided 32 clubs from 17 countries into the regular season groups that will mark the road forward toward the eventual crowning of the competition'schampion next April. The six-game Eurocup regular season will begin on November 7 and finish on December 12, with the best two of each group's four teams advancing. Games resume on January 9, with the opening of the Last 16 round, which consists of six more games for each team, ending February 20. Again, the best two teams from each group advance, this time to the Eurocup Quarterfinals, head-to-head two-game home-and-away series decided on aggregate score between March 6 and 13. This season, the Eurocup will relive the semifinals round, which divides the four quarterfinals winners for another, two-game home-and-away series between March 20 and 27. Read more here.

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October 8, 2012 - Eurocup Regular Season Draw: Seeds and Procedure

The 32 teams qualified for the Eurocup Regular Season will be divided into four seeds with eight teams in each. The performance of teams in European competitions during a three year period will be used. Each club will get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a tie or loss from the Regular Season onwards. 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 8, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the last 4, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the Final. The Club Ranking consists of the sum of the club coefficients from the last three years. The results of the worst performing team from each country/League will be added together every year to create a position for that country/League in the Club Ranking. This is the lowest possible position that any club from that country/League can occupy in the draw. Read more here.

September 27, 2012 - 2012-13 Eurocup Regular Season Draw set for October 9 in Barcelona

eurocup basketballBarcelona, September 27, 2012. A draw to determine the groups that will make up the Regular Season groups for the 2012-13 Eurocup will be held on Tuesday, October 9 at the Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona at 16:00 CET. The list of teams that will make up the 2010-11 Eurocup Regular Seasons is all but complete. A total of 32 teams will play in the Eurocup regular season. The field is made up of 25 direct qualifiers plus 7 others that come from the Euroleague qualifying rounds. The Euroleague qualifying rounds end on Friday, September 27. Read more here.

September 7, 2012 - Budivelnik substitutes EiffelTowers Den Bosch

On Friday it was officially confirmed by Euroleague Basketball that Budivelnik of Ukraine will fill in in the competition for Dutch team EiffelTowers Den Bosch, who decided not to take part in the 2012-13 Eurocup season. As such, Budivelnik will be part of the 25 teams that are already confirmed to play the Eurocup regular season. The seven remaining teams will come from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round, to take place in late September in Desio, Italy. This will be Budivelnik's second participation in the Eurocup. In its previous one, in 2010-11, the team reached the Last 16 and finished last in Group J. Read more here.

August 29, 2012 - Cajasol Sevilla substitutes Lagun Aro

On Wednesday it was officially confirmed by Euroleague Basketball that Cajasol Sevilla of Spain will fill in in the competition for another Spanish team, Lagun Aro San Sebastian, who decided not to take part in the 2012-13 Eurocup season. A ssuch, Cajasol will be part of the 25 teams that are already confirmed to play the Eurocup regular season. The seven remaining teams will come from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round, to take place in late September in Desio, Italy. This will be Cajasol's second participation in the Eurocup. In its previous one, in 2010-11, the team reached the title game played in Treviso Italy, losing to Unics Kazan of Russia. Read more here.

June 16, 2012 - Euroleague Basketball and FIBA Europe agree on 2012-13 Eurocup Competition System Changes

Both organizing bodies have agreed that the 2012-13 Eurocup will have some changes compared to recent editions. Following the Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) Shareholders Executive Board Meeting held on March 5 2012, the proposed competition system for the 2012-13 season that will require approval by the ECA Shareholders Meeting on July 5 2012 will include a single game final, home and away semi-finals, and will not include a Qualifying Round. In recent years, the Eurocup champion has been decided in tournament format with either eight or four teams. Under the new proposal, the title would be decided in a single-game, one-day event, as it was between 2004 and 2007, when the Eurocup was known as the ULEB Cup. Read more here.

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