By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Partizan star Kevin Punter is the latest guest of Joe Arlauckas on The Crossover podcast and the first player of 7DAYS EuroCup to ever join the show. Among other topics, Punter talks about the current season, coach Zeljko Obradovic, motivation, struggles and being a key part of the Olimpia Milano squad that returned to the Final Four.
For the first time in the history of the Crossover with Joe Arlauckas, the guest is a player from the 7DAYS EuroCup! Kevin Punter is starring for Partizan NIS Belgrade this season as it mounts a challenge to get back to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague one year after he helped a rebuilding AX Armani Exchange Milan make its long-awaited return to the EuroLeague Final Four.
Arlauckas founded a kindred spirit in Punter and revealed the many things they have in common throughout the podcast. They both hail from New York, though different parts of the state. They know many of the same people, played for some of the same clubs and both played for Punter’s current head coach, Zeljko Obradovic.
There was never a doubt about Punter’s basketball talent growing up, but he still had to overcome many obstacles to find his way to a professional career. Academic struggles derailed his college plans and almost caused him to give up the game. He was forced to completely retool his jump shot in college and missed the second half of his senior season with a broken foot. When his first contract to play in Europe was offered, another problem arose.
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