can confirm Italian side Virtus Bologna has progressed to compete in the Final Game of the 2021-2022 EuroCup; the EuroCup is the lower tier competition of the Euroleague.

Bologna beat Valencia 83-73 to setup the final game against Turkish side Bursaspor due to take place on Wednesday, May 11. Ghanaian-Italian Small Forward/ Shooting Guard Awudu Abass is on the Bologna roster but is recovering from an ACL tear he suffered earlier in the season.

Abass dunks in game against Tortona Photo Courtesy: Bologna

Virtus’s veteran duo of Marco Belinelli and Milos Teodosic bagged 14 points and 12 points respectively; the team is also in contention to clinch the Italian Serie A title for the second season in a row.

Bologna leads the 16 team league standings with 26 wins and three losses heading into the final round of games in the Regular Season due to be played on Sunday, May 8.

Prior to joining Bologna, the 29 year old Abass was a top scoring option for Germani Brescia but has been a top defensive option for Virtus since joining the team in 2020.

He has won the Italian League title twice; once with Olimpia Milano and last season’s title with Virtus. At the 2019 Basketball World Cup, Abass averaged eight points and three rebounds.

Abass (extreme left, Jersey Number 55) celebrates with teammates Photo Courtesy: Virtus Bologna
Abass in 2019 with Italy Photo Courtesy: FIBA

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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