The bags of the clubs that will participate in the draw of the Basketball FIBA Champions League 2021-2022 season have been announced. Beşiktaş Icrypex and Pınar Karşıyaka will participate in the 2nd draw, while Darüşşafaka Tekfen, Galatasaray and TOFAŞ will participate in the 3rd draw.
According to the statement made by FIBA, the bags of 28 teams that will directly participate in the regular season draw were determined in line with the Champions League club and country rankings. Turkish clubs Beşiktaş Icrypex and Pınar Karşıyaka that will compete in the tournament will participate in the draw from the 2nd bag, while Darüşşafaka Tekfen, Galatasaray and TOFAŞ will participate in the 3rd bag draw.
The draw will take place on Wednesday, July 7, at the Patrick Baumann Basketball House in Mies, Switzerland. In the statement, information was also given about the format change in the organization, where 32 teams will compete, 4 of which will come from the pre-selection.
Among the clubs that will be distributed to 8 groups of four, those who finish the regular season in the first place will advance to the round of 16. The teams that take the 2nd and 3rd places in the groups will play the play-in tournament. 8 teams that have achieved 2 wins in the matches will go to the last 16 rounds.
Teams that complete the last 16 rounds in 4 groups of four will make their names in the quarter-finals. The clubs that achieved 2 wins in the quarter-finals will participate in the final four, which is planned to be held in May.
Here is the breakdown of the teams into the bags:
1st bag: AEK (Greece), ERA Nymburk (Czech), Hapoel Bank Yahav, Hapoel Unet-Credit Holon (Israel), Hereda San Pablo Burgos, Lenovo Tenerife (Spain), Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), SIG Strasbourg (France)
2nd bag: Beşiktaş Icrypex, Pınar Karşıyaka (Turkey), Dinamo Sassari, Happy Casa Brindisi (Italy), Falco Szombathely (Hungary), Filou Oostende (Belgium), JDA Dijon (France), PAOK (Greece)
3. bag: Darüşşafaka Tekfen, Galatasaray, TOFAŞ (Turkey), BAXI Manresa, Unicaja (Spain), MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany), Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania), VEF Riga (Latvia)
4. bag: EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany), Igokea (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lavrio Megabolt (Greece), Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski (Poland), 4 teams from the preliminary rounds