In the first playoff round of the BKT EuroCup "Prometey" plays in Riga against "Aris" Greece


BC "Prometey" - BC "Aris" (Thessaloniki, Greece)
March 6. 19:00.
BKT EuroCup. 1/8 finals.
Riga. "Arena Riga".
Broadcast - TV channel and YouTube channel "DIVISPORT".

With a match against “Aris” Greece, "Prometey" resumes its performance in the tournament a month after the end of the regular season within the first stage of the BKT EuroCup playoffs.

We would like to remind that according to the results, our team finished fourth in Group A. This fact gave it the right to play a match at the first stage of the playoffs at the home arena. The "titans" will play against the fifth team of Group B, which is "Aris".

"Aris" is a 10-time champion of Greece and a 7-time winner of the national Cup. The "golden" era of the club is the 80s and early 90s of the last century. "Aris" became the champion 8 times during this period.

The rival of "Prometey" reached significant achievements at the Euroarena as well. In 1993, they won the FIBA European Cup, and in 1997 - the Korac Cup. From 1988 to 1990, "Aris" consistently participated in the Final Four of the Champions Cup (a forerunner of the Euroleague).

Last summer, "Aris" returned to European club competitions after a four-year break. In the BKT EuroCup Group B, the team achieved a 50 percent win rate (9 wins in 18 matches), and at that, never managed to win against the teams from the top three.

As for the Greek championship, "Aris" is currently in 5th place. In its last match of the championship, the team lost in the road match to "Promitheas" (57:70), last year's rival of the "titans" in the Eurocup, and after this failure, they lost their 4th place.

In the roster of “Aris”, there are 7 legionnaires: 4 Americans (guards Roberto Gallinat and Jonathan Stark, swingman Ronnie Harrell, Jr., forward Kris Bankston), big man Ismael Sanogo has the passports of the Ivory Coast and the United States, his colleague by the role Silvio de Sousa represents Angola, and another forward - Roberts Blumbergs is from Latvia. However, the team's most productive player in the Eurocup is the Greek guard Vassilis Toliopoulos (14.4 points per game, 53.1% of successful two-point shots, 37.7% of three-pointers and 91.9% from the line - very decent indicators).

In order to follow the course of events in the match between "Prometey" and "Aris” in Riga, watch the live video broadcast on TV-channel “DIVISPORT” and on YouTube channel of the same name on March 6 at 19:00,