FIBA Intercontinental Cup draw to take place on Friday
TENERIFE (Spain) - The FIBA Intercontinental Cup draw ceremony will take place in Santa Cruz of Tenerife, Spain at 11:00 GMT on Friday, January 13 and will be streamed live on the FIBA YouTube channel.
The ceremony will take place in the 'Salón Noble', the emblematic room of the local government (Cabildo Insular de Tenerife) building that is adorned with murals which have been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, and the live stream will be available to viewers worldwide:
BCL CEO Patrick Comninos, Spanish Basketball Federation Competitions Director Elisa Aguilar and ACB General Director Jose Miguel Calleja will conduct the draw.
They will also address the local media at a press conference, alongside a distinguished panel comprising of San Cristobal de la Laguna Mayor Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, Sports Director of the Canary Islands Government Manuel Lopez Santana, Cabildo de Tenerife President Pedro Martin Dominguez and Vice-President Enrique Arriaga Alvarez, and the president of host club Lenovo Tenerife, Félix Hernández.
The draw will determine the Semi-Final pairings of the event which is set to tip off in the Pabellón Insular Santiago Martin arena of Tenerife on Friday, February 10 with the two Semi-Finals, and will conclude on Sunday, February 12 with the Final and the 3rd-Place Game.
The four contenders in this edition are Basketball Africa League 2022 winners US Monastir, Basketball Champions League Americas 2022 champions São Paulo, NBA G League 2022 winners Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the tournament hosts and reigning Basketball Champions League champions, Lenovo Tenerife.
In the 2022 edition in Egypt, Brazil’s Flamengo became the first club outside of Europe and the USA to win multiple FIBA Intercontinental Cup titles, after defeating Spain’s Hereda San Pablo Burgos in the Final.
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