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Surne Bilbao Basket is positioned in the third pot for the FIBA ​​Europe Cup

Laura Rangel Ybarra

August 4, 2023 | 12:49 pm

Waiting for the FIBA ​​Europe Cup draw

This Tuesday, basketball fans will await with great expectation the draw for the group stage of the FIBA Europe Cup, to be held in Munich. He Surne Bilbao Basket will be present in said draw, appearing in the third pot, waiting to know their luck in this continental competition.

This will be the first step in the competition for the Biscayan team, whose path is still blurred because the final composition of the groups is still up in the air. The uncertainty is due to the fact that the classification of the teams depends to a large extent on the results of the previous phase of the Basketball Champions League and the qualifying tournaments of the Europe Cup.

Process of conformation of the raffle drums

The organization of the draw has included in the drums the 21 teams that confirmed their participation in the Europe Cup, in case they do not qualify for the Basketball Champions League. However, the team from Biscay might have to wait until the beginning of October to find out the final composition of their group, just before their debut in the competition.

Possible competitors in the third pot

Surne Bilbao Basket will share the third pot with top-level teams such as Strasbourg and Gravelines from France, Varese from Italy, Jonava from Lithuania, Nymburk from the Czech Republic, Alba Fenerver from Hungary and Spojnia Stargard from Poland. However, due to the rules of the draw, these teams will not be able to meet in their group.

Adam Smith, in a meeting of the last BCL

Competitor Insights

The first pot will include defending champion Anwil Wloclawek from Poland, Bahcesehir from Turkey, Leiden from the Netherlands, among others. While the second drum will have teams like Balkan from Bulgaria, Niners Chemnitz from Germany and Sibiu from Romania. The fourth drum will be reserved for the teams that manage to qualify in the preview of the FIBA ​​Europe Cup itself.

All in all, Surne Bilbao Basket faces an uncertain but exciting journey in the upcoming FIBA ​​Europe Cup, with the aim of proving their worth in the European basketball arena.

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