The Final Four referees

2018-05-08T09:58:09+00:00 2018-05-08T11:30:47+00:00.

Aris Barkas

08/May/18 09:58

Eight of the most experienced and accomplished officials in the sport have been chosen by Euroleague Basketball to referee the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 18 and 20.

By Eurohoops team/

According to the EuroLeague press release: “After calling games across the continent throughout the 30-round regular season and the playoffs, the eight officials from as many different countries who will bring their expertise to the Final Four are: Matej Boltauzer of Slovenia, Daniel Hierrezuelo of Spain, Ilias Koromilas of Greece, Luigi Lamonica of Italy, Olegs Latisevs of Latvia, Robert Lottermoser of Germany, Sreten Radovic of Croatia and Boris Ryzhyk of Ukraine.

All of them have previous Final Four experience. Lamonica, Lottermoser and Ryzhyk will each be calling the Final Four for the eighth time and Latisevs for the seventh. Hierrezuelo will officiate his fifth such event and Boltauzer will be in his fourth. For Koromilas and Radovic, this will be in their second Final Four. The combined experience of all eight referees going to Belgrade is 36 previous Final Fours, including 12 championship games divided among five of them. In fact, last season’s EuroLeague Championship Game was called by Hierrezuelo, Ryzhyk and Latisevs.

Radovic, Latisevs, Lottermoser and Ryzhyk also officiated at the basketball tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ryzhyk was part of the trio that refereed the gold-medal game“.

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