DJOKOVIC: “WE WILL TRY TO SURPRISE TENERIFE”
Players of Mega Leks on Wednesday from 20:30 will continue competing in the Basketball Champions League where they will within 7th round play away in Spain against Iberostar Terenife. Players of Dejan Milojevic traveled to the Spain without Ognjen Jaramaz who due to a knee injury sustained in the match against Partizan will pause next match.
Coach of Mega Leks Dejan Milojevic said that the team is looking forward to the match with the Spanish team:
– We’re playing against one of the best Spanish team as their second place in the ACB speaks about it. Tenerife is an absolute favorite in the match against us and we are looking forward to the match because it’s a chance to see where we are compared to the best European teams,
Opponent of Mega Leks is one of the best teams in Spain, as evidenced by the placement of the ACB league where they with 8 wins and 2 losses currently occupy second place. In the last match before the encounter with Mega Leks they beat Baskonia on road with 72:73.
Iberostar Tenerife is an extremely experienced team with many internationals (9) and the average age of 27.8, which means that, on average, they are more than seven years older than Mega Leks (20.7). For reasons of long roster, coach of the Spanish team Jesus Vidorreta well distributed playing time in the Champions League where no one plays more than 26 minutes per game and only player to average double-digit points is experienced (35 years) Canadian quarterback Karl Inglis who for 19 minutes field achieves 15.2 points. On the play is one of the main option American Devin White while on guard positions from the sidelines jump Spaniards Rodrigo San Miguel and Ferran Bassas. On Forward position, the first option Javier Beirán who is with the 5.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game currently first rebounder and assistant in the Spanish team. In the paint is certainly the most famous name of former Spanish international Fran Vazquez, although most of the time in the game implemented the American power forward Tim Abromaitis, Dutchman Aron Doornekamp, experienced Greek Georgios Bogris while slightly fewer minutes receives Senegalese Mamadou Niang.
In Group D of the Champions League Baseball Mega Leks is tied with 3 other teams who all of have score 2 wins and 4 losses while Tenerife in 6 matches won 4 times. In the last match before the encounter with the Spanish team, Mega Leks on Saturday within the ABA league was defeated away against Partizan NIS to 86:79.
Point guard of Mega Leks Radovan Djokovic said that the Mega will try to surprise the Spanish team:
– We can expect a tough match against a team that is in the top of the Spanish league and tthat plays very well, especially at home. In the past week they have achieved two road wins against Avellino and Baskonia which speaks enough about their strength. We have raised the quality of our games in the past few matches and we go to Spain to try to surprise the favorites and recorded an important victory in the fight for a place in the next round,
Match of the 7th round of the Basketball Champions League Baseball between Iberostar Tenerife and Mega Leks is scheduled for Wednesday at 20:30 with live broadcast on TV Arena Sport.
Photo: Mega Leks / Ivica Veselinov