Betaland Capo d’Orlando proudly announces that the club will participate to the 2017-18 edition of the Basketball Champions League, starting from the 3rd Qualification Round (the last before the Regular Season). This will be a historic moment for our organization and the game of basketball in Sicily, as Betaland Capo d’Orlando will be the first ever Sicilian basketball men’s team to play an International competition for clubs.
Three more Italian teams will be involved in the Basketball Champions League: Sidigas Avellino, Banco di Sardegna Sassari and the new Italian domestic Champions Umana Reyer Venezia. Betaland Capo d’Orlando joins this competition after a successful 2016-17 campaign, with a second playoffs qualification in six Serie A appearences. The Basketball Champions League Draw will be held on July, 11.
Enzo Sindoni (team’s owner): “Our joy for this historic participation is second only to our pride to be the first ever Sicilian team in a European basketball club competition for men. We are the smallest city in Europe to play in a domestic 1st Division since a longtime, we will show that we will be competitive at Continental level too. We want all the Sicilian Institutions, business activities and basketball fans not to be ‘supporters’, we want them be a part of this fantastic opportunity”.