Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Drew Nicholas Answers Fan Mail

Over on the Euroleague website, Drew Nicholas (1999-2003), whose team, Panathinaikos, is in the midst of the Euroleague Top 16 round robin, is the subject of this week's Euroleague Fan Mail feature, in which Drew answered fans' questions from around the world. Here's one question from a fan here in the US:
Since you are one of the few people to do it, can you compare winning the NCAA and winning the Euroleague?

"I would say the comparison is very similar. Growing up in the States, in America, the NCAA championship is such a big event. You grow up watching it and it’s something you dream of doing. The Euroleague title is one of those things that once you become a professional and you start to play on the Euroleague level, that’s the biggest achievement you can have, so you want to be able to do it. So it’s very, very similar. Both are Final Fours, the atmosphere is great… They are both tremendous, tremendous feelings. I can’t say that the one is better than the other. They are 1a and 1b, with neither above the other."

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