A to Z in the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague!

Oct 08, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print

A is for Assists

With each assist this season, Olympiacos Piraeus legend Vassilis Spanoulis will extend his all-time record of 1,287 in EuroLeague games.

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B is for Buducnost

After an absence of 15 years, Buducnost VOLI Podgorica returns to the EuroLeague and opens at home against dangerous AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan.

C is for CSKA

The most consistent team this century, CSKA Moscow has made 15 of the last 16 seasons Final Fours. What are the chances of Dimitris Itoudis's team doing it again?

D is for Dunks

One of the most thrilling sights in basketball – and any sport – is the slam dunk. Jan Vesely, Mike James, Will Clyburn, Kevin Seraphin... who will provide this season's most spectacular?

Jan Vesely - Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul - EB17

E is for EuroLeagueTV

Want to watch every single game of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup live and on-demand? A season pass subscription for EuroLeagueTV is all you need.

F is for First Team

Nick Calathes, Nando De Colo, Tornike Shengelia and Jan Vesely were voted to the All-EuroLeague First Team last season. Who among them will make it back?

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G is for Gran Canaria

The home of Herbalife Gran Canaria is newest, and most far-flung, destination in the EuroLeague, sitting more than 1,000 kilometers from mainland Europe.

H is for Hanga, Adam

FC Barcelona Lassa is desperate for a resurgence after two frustrating seasons, and all-action forward Adam Hanga – the 2017 Best Defender – will key to that quest.

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I is for Insights

For the best coverage of every game, stay tuned to euroleague.net throughout the season for exclusive interviews, game analysis, video highlights and much, much more.

J is for Jordan

Who will be the outstanding rookie the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season? Jordan Mickey, Khimki Moscow Region's 24 year-old center, could be among the contenders.

K is for Kostas

Is the Fenerbahce Istanbul point guard Kostas Sloukas the most underrated player in the competition? Some team captains said so in our annual survey, coming soon.

Kostas Sloukas - Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul - Belgrade 2018 - EB17_8r3kupyu6fno8ev9

L is for Langford

A two-time Top Scorer Trophy winner is back in business as Keith Langford has joined Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Can he unseat last year's winner, Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region?

Keith Langford - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens Media Day 2018 - EB18

M is for MVP...

...and also for Madrid, home of the last two Most Valuable Players. Will another Real Madrid player follow in the footsteps of Sergio Llull and Luka Doncic?

Sergio Llull - Real Madrid  trophy photo shoot - Belgrade 2018 - EB17

N is for Nemanja

And Nedovic. The Serbian guard is one of several exciting new recruits for AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, with Mike James, Amedeo Della Valle and Jeff Brooks also on board.

Nemanja Nedovic - AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan preseason - EB18

O is for One Team

This season's One Team Games, supporting Euroleague Basketball's social responsibility program, will take place in Round 12, December 13 and 14.

P is for Pesic

A rare intra-family duel will be staged in Round 3 when FC Barcelona Lassa coach Svetislav Pesic battles FC Bayern Munich, whose general manager is his son, Marko.

Svetislav Pesic – FC Barcelona Lassa EB17

Q is for Quality

With the 16 best teams in the continent going head to head, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague provides fans with a weekly guarantee of top-quality basketball.

R is for Rodrigue

One of the most intriguing teams ahead of the new season is Anadolu Efes Istanbul, with its new backcourt trio of Rodrigue Beaubois, Shane Larkin and Vasilije Micic offering plenty of potential.

S is for Sharpshooters

Among the sharpest of shooters is Darussafaka's Jon Diebler, whose three-point conversion rate of 51.5% (101 for 196) is the best of all EuroLeague players this century.

Jon Diebler - Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Media Day 2018 - EB18_95ujrucwmlumvivl

T is for Transition

The quick transfer of the ball from defense to offense is a crowd-pleaser, and among the best exponents of transition play is Bayern Munich point guard Stefan Jovic.

Stefan Jovic - FC Bayern Munich Media Day 2018 - EB18

U is for Underdogs

With so many quality players on every team, perhaps nobody can ever really be considered an underdog in the EuroLeague. Anyone can beat anyone, and every week will deliver surprise results.

V is for Vitoria-Gasteiz

One of the most basketball-crazy cities in Europe is the host for this season's Final Four. Will hometown heroes Baskonia earn an invitation to the big party next May?

W is for White

In his debut season, Aaron White of Zalgiris Kaunas opened a lot of eyes with his theatrical dunks. What can he do for a sophomore encore?

Aaron White - Zalgiris Kaunas - EB17

X is for Xavi Pascual

One of the most consistently successful coaches in Europe, Xavi Pascual, is gunning to take Panathinaikos back to the Final Four after a seven-year absence.

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Y is for Yovel

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv's 20 year-old guard Yovel Zoosman, this summer's U21 European championships MVP, could be among the Rising Star Trophy contenders, too.

Yovel Zoosman - U18 Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv - JT15 (photo Paco Largo)_6ldquqeg8tccdahv

Z is for Zalgiris

Last season's surprise Final Four contestant, Zalgiris Kaunas, is aiming to upset the odds again over the coming months.