By Vangelis Papadimitriou / firstname.lastname@example.org
Athens, Greece – In the 2022 “Pavlos Giannakopoulos Tournament”‘s opener, Milan beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 71-80 and got a spot in the final. Veteran leader Kyle Hines played 15 minutes, closing his game with 3 points and 5 rebounds, as his team will need him the most later on when the Italians will make a run for the Final Four.
“It’s a great opportunity for us, as players to see where we’re at”, Hines said to Eurohoops. “Playing against some great clubs, like Maccabi, Panathinaikos, and Efes. As a person who played in Greece and who knows the history of basketball here, it’s an honor to play in this tournament”.
“I think it’s going to be one of the most competitive seasons we’ve seen thus far. Every team has great players, I don’t think it’s going to be an easy night anywhere we play. I think it’s gonna be a great year”, he said about the upcoming EuroLeague season.
Hines is not only a EuroLeague legend, but he’s still one of the toughest opponents you can face on a European court. “Winning keeps me going. The addiction and the possibility to win games, championships and titles keep me going”, he added.