Thursday at 12:00 p.m. The 2022-2023 FIBA Champions League draw was held, after which the teams are divided into 8 groups of 4 clubs each.
This year, Vilnius “Rytas” was in the second strongest basket before the draw ceremony together with “Banco Di Sardegna” of Sassari, “Falco” of Sombathei, “Filou” of Ostend, “Igokea” of Aleksandrovac, “MHP Riesen” of Ludwigsburg, “Pinar Kašiyaka” of Izmir, Riga VEF.
The Šiauliai-7bet team also applies for the FIBA Champions League group stage, which has to overcome the qualifying competition. The Šiauliai team was in the fourth selection basket. Budivelnik, Volunteer CSO, Pernu “Parnu Sadam” also ended up there.
In the quarter-final stage of selection, Antanas Sireika’s students will have to overcome Hertogenboso „Heroes den Bosch” team. Šiauliai would be waiting in the semi-finals Unicaja Malaga club. After passing these stages, the Šiauliai team would have to meet in the final Levice “Patrioti”, Order “Egis” or Kauhajokio “Karhu” teams.
The opponents of Vilnius in Group H will be Peristeri of Athens, Bnei Herzliya of Herzliya and defending champion Lenovo of Tenerife.
Group A: Strasbourg SIG, Sombathey “Falco”, Murcia UCAM, winners of selection group I
Group B: AEK Athens, Pinar Kashiyaka of Izmir, Telekom Baskets of Bonn, UnaHotels of Emilia Reggio
Group C: Hapoel of Holon, Filou of Ostend, Galatasaray of Istanbul, Legia of Warsaw
Group D: Nimburko ERA, Alexandrovaco “Igokea”, Bilbao “Surne”, Stambulo “Bahcesehir”
Group E: Hapoel Jerusalem, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, Darussafaka Istanbul, Qualifying Group IV winners
Group F: Manresos BAXI, Riga VEF, Limoges CSP, Winners of selection group III
Group G: JDA of Dijon, Banco Di Sardegna of Sassari, PAOK of Thessaloniki, winners of qualifying group II (can be Šiauliai-7bet)
Group H: Lenovo of Tenerife, Vilnius “Morning”, Peristeri of Athens, Bnei Herzliya of Herzliya