17 October, 2023
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Unicaja lift BCL trophy for first time to become legendary in Belgrade

BELGRADE (Serbia) - In a city of basketball legends, Unicaja were proclaimed 2023-24 BCL champions on Sunday after prevailing 80-75 over Lenovo Tenerife in a thrilling final, to celebrate their maiden title in the competition.

The Andalucian team have become the first winners of a club competition in history to be crowned on the revolutionary ASB GlassFloor.

While the innovative technology offered a glimpse into the future of basketball to fans inside Belgrade Arena and to TV viewers around the world, by winning the eighth season of the BCL, Unicaja finally took out a thorn that had been in their side during the past year, when they fell in the 2023 Semi-Finals.

As fate would have it, Unicaja succeed on the BCL throne the very team that had defeated them in that Semi-Final clash, Telekom Baskets Bonn.

Kendrick Perry, the 31-year-old point guard of the newly crowned champions, was presented with the Final Four MVP award by 2024 Final Four ambassador Zeljiko Rebraca, a day after being named in the 2023-24 Basketball Champions League Star Lineup First Team. Perry had 17 points in 20 minutes on the floor in the Final.

Earlier on Sunday, UCAM Murcia turned back Peristeri bwin 87-84 in the 3rd-Place Game with the narrowest ever margin in the eight years of the competition, behind a BCL career-high 22 points from Ludvig Hakanson.

Murcia celebrated their second ever podium finish in the BCL, after finishing in third place also at the 2018 Final Four, in Athens.

Marcelinho Huertas of Tenerife was voted Season 8 MVP on Saturday, while Peristeri playcaller Vasilis Spanoulis was named Coach of the Season, headlining the star-studded list of individual awards and the Star Lineup First Team and Second Team for the 2023-24 Basketball Champions League Season that concluded in Belgrade.


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