The upcoming 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Berlin has demonstrated once again the event's broad appeal to fans all over the world. More than three months before the Final Four takes over Mercedes-Benz Arena in the German capital from May 13 to 15, ticket-buyers have again proven their devotion to the Euroleague's signature event by guaranteeing that it will be a sold-out success as always. The overwhelming interest in attending the best weekend in world basketball came from all corners of Europe and beyond, showing that the Final Four draws from a broad spectrum of fans who recognize its unique combination of sporting drama and entertainment held in world-class tourist destinations.
FOCUS ON: CORY HIGGINS
Though he is a Turkish Airlines Euroleague rookie, swingman Cory Higgins has emerged as yet another serious weapon for CSKA Moscow. Higgins is not only CSKA’s third-best scorer, but he is the most efficient three-point shooter still playing in the competition. Once you know about Higgins's background, however, his early Euroleague success is not such a surprise. His godfather is Michael Jordan.
BASKETBALL FROM BIRTH
Khimki Moscow Region ace Alexey Shved had a big helping hand to kick-start his sporting career when he was young. Shved comes from a basketball crazy family and his father Victor is a coach. Young Alexey learned at the knee of his father all the skills he needed to succeed in the game. And to this day, he is still receiving fatherly advice that he continues to take to heart.
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Play Of The Game: Trice to Boone for two easy points! #Round3 #Last32.