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Stellazzurra Basketball Academy at EYBL Central Region 2001

Pubblicato il Venerdì 16 Gennaio 2015 - EYBL / EGBL


Starting from 16th to 18th January, a selection of players from different teams will reach Szekesfehervar in Hungary to compete, always wearing the knit Stellazzurra Basketball Academy, in the category of U14 EYBL dedicated to Central Europe.

"We are proud to start this adventure with the EYBL U14 - said the DS of Stellazzurra Giacomo Rossi - it's a great chance to meet the best european teams. It is really exciting! The EYBL for players born in 2001 is the result of a  collaboration established under the aegis of Stellazzurra Basketball Academy. We will compete thanks to several italians team that joined our values. Athletes are been selected by Stella Azzurra, from Basket Bassano, from Cap Genoa, from Mens Sana in 1981 and Pallacanestro Grosseto. Even the coaching staff it's been created with the criterion of "union " and Michele Catalani will count on Andrea Turchetto, coach of Basket Bassano and already in Italian National Youth Team."

The U14 will also be followed by a major sponsor, in this sense Giacomo Rossi: "We will have an important support during this experience, a great sponsor as Orange1 will be at our side to support our journey. Their vision of business is very close to our way to do sport. I think this "marriage" will give us great benefits, especially from the point of view of organization and know-how".

The League will take place in two stages, in addition to this one of 16 to 18 January, there will be a second round, always in Hungary but in Szolnok, from 20th to 22th march, and then the Superfinal from 30th april to 3rd may at Riga in Lithuania. "We are all curious to take a look at the basketball level that we will find - concluded Rossi - I expect teams with greater physicality than us, but I am sure that at least, from technical point of view, we can compete with clubs like Alba Berlin, Belgrade, Zagreb or Budapest ".

During this first stage Stellazzurra will face Honve Budapest ( 16 to 20.00 ),  KK Flash ( 17 at 9.30 ) Szolnoki Olaj KK ( 18 at 11.00 ) and UKS Prague ( 18 at 15.00 ) . Academy will play against  Alba Berlin , the DK Basketball Academy , the Academy of Vasas Budapest and Cibona Zagreb during the second stage.

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