Joe Ragland on BCL goals, Spanoulis running Peristeri like a EuroLeague team, meeting Jason Williams

2024-04-01T12:47:43+00:00 2024-04-01T12:47:43+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

01/Apr/24 12:47

Joe Ragland talks ambitions of Peristeri in the Basketball Champions League, being coached by legendary Vassilis Spanoulis, career, developing his passing and more.

By Eurohoops Team/

Basketball Champions League superstar Joe Ragland of Peristeri BC joins Eurohoops’ EurohooPOD with Antonis Stroggylakis and Cesare Milanti. Fresh off leading Peristeri to a tremendous comeback and qualification to the BCL quarterfinals, Ragland discusses the team’s big ambitions on all levels, being the competition’s double-double king, and why he believes they can finish the season with the championship title.

Ragland analyzes the influence of legendary Vassilis Spanoulis on himself and the team overall: How he runs the squad like a “EuroLeague program,” his attitude in practices and beyond, and how he convinced him to join Peristeri while he was planning on staying with Hapoel Holon. He also looks back at his stints with Crvena Zvezda and Holon, how Milos Teodosic changed his passing philosophy, and recalls a conversation with Jason “White Chocolate” Williams.

(1:31): “Miracle” comeback to get to the Basketball Champions League quarterfinals

(2:29): Peristeri is run like a EuroLeague program

(3:44): Evaluating Peristeri’s run and potential

(5:30): Favorite double-double out of his total number of 16 in the BCL

(7:23): How watching Milos Teodosic changed his mindset on passing

(10:19): Studying the game since day one with his mom coaching

(11:34): Getting close to the title in the 2022 Final Four

(13:03): Βasketball Champions League Final Four held in Belgrade

(13:41): Overcoming the toughest group ever in the Round of 16

(15:15): How did Vassilis Spanoulis convince Joe Ragland to join Peristeri

(17:32): Looking at a future where he becomes a basketball teacher

(19:15): Analyzing the crazy turnaround from 0-3 to make the quarterfinals

(21:32): Playing against Kill Bill back in the 2014-15 EuroLeague

(23:20): How is Vassilis Spanoulis on a daily basis?

(24:35) EuroCup and Basketball Champions League merging into one competition?

(26:33): Getting back to the EuroCup Finals against an unstoppable Scottie Wilbekin

(27:53): Wishing to have played more in the EuroLeague

(30:44): What happened with Crvena Zvezda back in the summer of 2019?

(34:00): Could Peristeri stand a chance against Olympiacos or Panathinaikos in a series?

(36:17): Joe Ragland is loving it in Peristeri

(37:17): Meeting Jason “White Chocolate” Williams