2017-18Regular SeasonRound 2
October 18, 2017 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALABIGI
Israel: SPORT3 HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Balkans: SPORTKLUB6

Records

0-1 Regular Season 0-1
0-1 Overall 0-1

Officials

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA, Serbia
Umpire 1
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR, Montenegro
Umpire 2
BAUMANIS, INGUS, Latvia

The Take

Both teams come off Round 1 losses and must try to bounce back. Reggio Emilia swingman Manuchar Markoishvili goes against his former team. Markoishvili is a key piece in Reggio Emilia's backcourt, along with playmaker Garrett Nevels and young bomber Amedeo Della Valle, a natural-born scorer with unlimited range. Galatasaray relies on Alex Renfroe to use his speed and edperience against Nevels. Goksenin Koksal is set to see extended playing time to use his outstanding on-the-ball defense against Della Valle while Scotty Hopson and Emir Preldzic will split minutes at small forward. Dwight Hardy could be the X-factor for Galatasaray due to his explosiveness and athleticism. At the same time, Federico Mussini is set to provide instant offense off Reggio Emilia's bench. The battle in the paint will be equally interesting, as Julian Wright is a natural-born mismatch due to his deep range, quick first step and supreme ballhandling. Reggio Emilia relies on Jalen Reynolds and Riccardo Cervi to use theis size and strength in the paint against former EuroCup Finals MVP Richard Hendrix and T.J. Cline. Wright faces a tough test against another mobile, versatile forward as DaJuan Summers. Galatasaray is more experienced but Reggio Emilia plays at home and a great atmosphere is expected at Palabigi.
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# Player Pos. H. Age
4 MUSSINI, FEDERICO G 1.86 21
5 WRIGHT, JULIAN F 2.03 30
6 BONACINI, FEDERICO G 1.90 18
7 CANDI, LEONARDO G 1.92 20
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO G 1.93 24
10 REYNOLDS, JALEN C 2.07 24
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR F 1.97 30
14 CERVI, RICCARDO C 2.16 26
15 NEVELS, GARRETT G 1.88 24
16 DELLOSTO, NICOLO F 2.00 17
17 SANE, LANDING F 2.07 26
19 DE VICO, NICCOLO F 2.00 23
20 TCHEWA, RUSSEL C 2.10 17
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 HARDY, DWIGHT G 1.88 30
4 YAGMUR, MEHMET G 1.88 30
7 HENDRIX, RICHARD C 2.06 30
10 CLINE, TJ F 2.03 23
11 ARAR, EGE F 2.08 21
12 RENFROE, ALEX G 1.91 31
25 CHRISTMAS, RAKEEM C 2.03 25
32 HOPSON, SCOTTY F 2.01 28
35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN F 2.03 29
53 CAKIR, ABDULKADIR G 1.91 17
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR F 2.06 30
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN G 1.96 26
63 AYDIN, SERKAN G 2.00 17

Player Stats

Della Valle, A. / 18.0 De Vico, N. / 8.0 Sane, L. / 8.0
Hopson, S. / 19.0 Hardy, D. / 17.0 Hendrix, R. / 9.0
Reynolds, J. / 6.0 Cervi, R. / 5.0 Sane, L. / 5.0
Hendrix, R. / 8.0 Arar, E. / 4.0 Hopson, S. / 3.0
Mussini, F. / 2.0 Wright, J. / 2.0 De Vico, N. / 1.0
Hendrix, R. / 3.0 Preldzic, E. / 2.0 Koksal, G. / 1.0
Reynolds, J. / 1.0 Cervi, R. / 0.0 De Vico, N. / 0.0
2PT
Cervi, R. / 100.0 % Della Valle, A. / 60.0 % Reynolds, J. / 50.0 %
Hendrix, R. / 100.0 % Cline, TJ / 100.0 % Hardy, D. / 80.0 %
3PT
De Vico, N. / 50.0 % Mussini, F. / 50.0 % Wright, J. / 50.0 %
Hardy, D. / 75.0 % Hopson, S. / 60.0 % Koksal, G. / 50.0 %
FT
Nevels, G. / 100.0 % De Vico, N. / 100.0 % Wright, J. / 100.0 %
Hopson, S. / 100.0 % Summers, D. / 100.0 % Hendrix, R. / 50.0 %
PIR
Hendrix, R. / 25.0 Hardy, D. / 18.0 Hopson, S. / 15.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
74.0 Points 69.0
31.0 Rebounds 25.0
11.0 O. Rebounds 6.0
20.0 D. Rebounds 19.0
14.0 Assists 14.0
9.0 Steals 9.0
1.0 Blocks 4.0
40.0 % 2PT 53.3 %
43.5 % 3PT 42.9 %
76.2 % FT 62.5 %
78.0 PIR 72.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.0 Points 86.0
31.0 Rebounds 33.0
7.0 O. Rebounds 12.0
24.0 D. Rebounds 21.0
16.0 Assists 31.0
8.0 Steals 13.0
1.0 Blocks 1.0
51.6 % 2PT 52.2 %
43.5 % 3PT 58.8 %
71.4 % FT 61.5 %
86.0 PIR 107.0

Head Coaches

MENETTI, MASSIMILIANO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"We are finally playing at home again with the 7DAYS EuroCup and we'll do so in style, because we are hosting a classic team like Galatasaray in our small town. They are a huge club and they are one of the ones with the most followers all over Europe. It will be emotional for us, but we hope we can play a great game. We will need our fans to turn that night into something magical."

Players

MUSSINI, FEDERICO
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
"It will be a tough game because Galatasaray is an important team with a great roster. However, we are truly motivated to do our job and show we can compete against anybody. We know it won't be easy but we are preparing as well as we can to finally host another European game in our arena."

These teams face each other for the first time. Reggio Emilia is undefeated at home against Turkish teams (3-0).

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Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul

Roster
Abdulkadir Cakir and Serkan Aydin could make their EuroCup debuts in Round 2.
Rankings
Richard Hendrix ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players last season in average blocks with 0.6 per game.

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia

Roster
Riccardo Cervi will be out some three months because of right knee problems. He is expected to be back by mid-January.
Federico Bonacini could make his EuroCup debut in Round 2.
Streaks
Federico Mussini has made 11 straight free throws in the EuroCup.
Amedeo Della Valle has hit at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six EuroCup games.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.