Hapoel Gilboa Galil mekel 311.
(photo credit: BSL)
Hapoel Gilboa/Galil will be aiming to join Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Euroleague
regular season after deciding to become the first Israeli team to take part in
the qualifiers of European basketball’s most prestigious
Despite losing to Gilboa in the BSL title game, Maccabi’s
place in the Euroleague group stage is guaranteed as it holds a long-term
agreement with the competition organizers.
Gilboa was expected to forgo
its place in the qualifiers due to the financial burden of playing in
Euroleague and the fact that it would have to host its games at the
in Tel Aviv.
However, club management decided to enroll for the
qualifiers and on Wednesday Gilboa was named among the 16 teams which
in the newly-expanded qualification rounds.
Just two of the 16 teams will
progress to the regular season, meaning Gilboa will have to win three
A single defeat in any of the qualifying stages would
send Gilboa into the Eurocup regular season.