More EuroCup teams open training camps

Aug 16, 2021 by Print
More EuroCup teams open training camps

After five teams got their training camps started a week ago, five more 7DAYS EuroCup sides got in the action in the last few days, holding their initial practices of the new season.

Lietkabelis Panevezys hit the floor running on Thursday, with all 12 players available for head coach Nenad Canak. A day later, EuroCup newcomers Hamburg Towers held their first practice, with head coach Pedro Calles ending almost a three-month long summer break for the team from northern Germany.

"It will take eight weeks to see where the journey is headed", Calles said." The first thing to do now is to get to know each other properly and to learn and understand the basics and principles of our work."

Four-time EuroCup champion Valencia Basker, as well as a pair of Adriatic League teams officially opened training camps on Monday.

Valencia got its full squad together and had a double-session. In the morning hours, the team was divided into two groups working out in the gym and had a track session. In the afternoon, coach JOean Penarroya had a team for its first joint basketball practice at Le Fonteta.

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica held their first practice at Moraca Arena, where Montenegrin powerhouse and last year's quarterfinalist aims to get ready for another long run in the competition.

Coach Zeljko Obradovic has been working with younger part of his troops at Partizan NIS Belgrade since last week, but it was on Monday that the team from the Serbian capital held its first official practice. Partizan heads to the Serbian mountain of Zlatibor on Tuesday, where it will spend nearly two weeks. Partizan is scheduled to play its first preseason game on September 1.

Several other EuroCup teams have started with medical test, and will be hitting the floors for practices this week.