HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 16 (ACN) Cuban Jasiel Rivero and his Spanish club Valencia Basket will be in action Wednesday in the fifth competitive round of the Eurocup basketball tournament, which in terms of quality is only behind the Euroleague in the Old Continent.
The Valencians, who with two wins and an equal number of losses are fourth in Group B, will host the French team JL Bourg Basket (1-3) at the Fuente de San Luis Pavilion, known as La Fonteta.
According to the organizers, in this new edition the road to win the crown changes completely, since the 20 teams involved will play a first phase from which only the last two of each group will be eliminated.
As an important fact, the Eurocup champion will secure its qualification to the next Euroleague, the highest level basketball tournament in Europe.
Valencia Basket, which with four titles is the team with the most trophies in that competition, in its previous game recovered from a bad first half and with a great comeback beat the Italian team Virtus Bologna 97-96.
For the winners Rivero was once again a key player with 11 points and eight rebounds, the latter being tied with teammate Jaime Pradilla as the team's top rebounders.