Shermadini is feeling great in Tenerife, eyeing more BCL success

25/Apr/23 13:11 April 25, 2023

Giannis Askounis

25/Apr/23 13:11

The Basketball Champions League Final Four is the next big event for Lenovo Tenerife and loyal center Giorgi Shermadini

By Johnny Askounis/

Giorgi Shermadini explained why he would like to wrap up playing days at Lenovo Tenerife, shared his view on the Basketball Champions League Final Four to be held in Malaga between 12 and 14 May, and opened up on the historic occasion of representing Georgia in the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

Since joining Tenerife in 2019, he confirmed himself as a valuable player, connected with experienced point guard Marcelinho Huertas, and enjoyed individual and team accolades. Sticking around is the plan.

“Really, I feel good, personally and with the team. These last four seasons, we are playing very well, in the ACB and the BCL also,” he told Eurohoops, “We are all happy about everything.”

Navigating the fourth campaign marks the longest stint at one single club of his career. Quickly expanding outside Georgia to Greece, Italy, and Spain, he looks pretty comfortable in his current surroundings.

“I have been here for four years and I think I will stay for the rest of my career,” he shared the plan, “We don’t know how our future goes, but I want to finish my career here. I don’t know how many years I have left, maybe four, maybe five more years. But I want to finish here. I feel great in this club. When you feel good, everything is better.”

It has been a brilliant campaign so far for Shermadini, to say the least. Packing team-highs of 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest in the Champions League, using his experience has been a huge part of the success of the team coached by Txus Vidorreta. In addition, he is averaging 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in Spain’s Liga Endesa.