FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Draw date confirmed
MUNICH (FIBA EuroBasket 2017) – The FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Draw has been confirmed to take place in Turkey on Tuesday 22 November 2016.
The Draw for Europe’s premier basketball competition, which will be played out in Cluj-Napoca (Romania); Helsinki (Finland); Istanbul (Turkey); and Tel Aviv (Israel) from 31 August to 17 September 2017, sees Europe’s elite 24 men’s teams divided into four groups.
Turkey earned the honour of holding the prestigious Draw owing to Istanbul hosting the Final Phase, in addition to one of the four Group Phase groups.
Despite recent unrest in Turkey, FIBA has full faith in hosting FIBA EuroBasket 2017 in the country which has a proud heritage in organising top-level FIBA events.
FIBA Europe President Turgay Demirel gave his reassurances in a press conference on Thursday in Istanbul.
Mr Demirel expressed that, "We are more than a year away from FIBA EuroBasket 2017 and Turkey has a good reputation of hosting such competitions. I have had very positive feedback from federations saying that they have no concerns in regards to Turkey hosting FIBA EuroBasket 2017."
The exact venue and time of the Draw will be announced in due course.