By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
Nikola Radicevic is heading to Surne Bilbao, according to Mozzart Sport.
Radicevic, 28, played for Lietkabelis in 2021-22. For the team based in Panevezys, he logged 6.8 points, 4.2 assists, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game in the 7DAYS EuroCup as his side reached the Playoffs but was knocked out in the Eightfinals by future champion Virtus Segafredo Bologna. His 8.4 points, 3.7 assists, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.4 steals per Betsafe LKL contest powered a brilliant run past Zalgiris and into the Finals of the Playoffs but Rytas was ultimately crowned champion in Lithuania.
Readying to return to Spain’s Liga Endesa, Bilbao is projected to be his fourth team in the ACB following UCAM Murcia, Gran Canaria, and Sevilla, now named Coosur Real Betis. Spain has been the recurring theme in his career but further experiences include Poland’s Trefl Sopot, Greece’s Promitheas, Italy’s Dolomiti Energia Trento, and Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda mts.
Bilbao, guided by Jaume Ponsarnau, will compete in the Basketball Champions League for the second time in team history. Debuting in 2020-21, the Basque outfit missed the cut for the Playoffs as the 2-4 record fell short in Group B, behind Brose Bamberg and Pinar Karsiyaka. The recent 2022 Final Four hosted in Bilbao Arena kept the team in touch via the first-ever neutral venue for the season-ending tournament of FIBA’s premier European club competition.
The next regular-season opponents will be determined on July 7 with the 32 participants split into eight groups of four teams each.
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