Tribute to the Champs: Pero Antic

Jun 14, 2017 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Pero Antic
Experience matters in high-pressure moments such as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game, and Pero Antic proved it at this year's Final Four. Antic did not play in the semifinals, but Coach Zeljko Obradovic knew he could be valuable in the title game against Olympiacos Piraeus. Antic played eight minutes and sank a big three-pointer early in the fourth quarter to help Fenerbahce win its first EuroLeague title. He finished with 4 points, a rebound and an assist in eight minutes en route to celebrating his third EuroLeague trophy after back-to-back wins with Olympiacos in 2012 and 2013. The victory meant that Antic's record with his teams at Final Fours is now 7-1. His only loss was in overtime of the 2016 championship game. Antic averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds in 31 EuroLeague games this season as an important piece of the Fenerbahce puzzle both on and off the court.