Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

The Basketball Champions League has announced the teams for the 2022-2023 season.

More than 70 teams applied for a place in the Basketball Champions League for the next season, and 52 of them were confirmed as participants today. 

The list of clubs that made into the Champions League includes 18 current national champions. Teams from 29 European countries will take part in the 2022-23 season

The 2022-23 Basketball Champions League will start with the Qualification Rounds on September 21, with 24 teams hoping to be among the last four standing. They will join the 28 teams already qualified for the Regular Season, as a result of their recent success in their national competitions. 

The Regular Season starts on October 4, and the format remains unchanged - 32 teams in eight groups of four, group winners moving straight to the Round of 16, while second- and third-placed teams face off in the Play-In Series in January 2023.

The 8 best teams from the Round of 16 will play the best-of-three Quarter-Finals series in April, with the season concluding in a Final Four tournament tipping off in May.

Teams that will play in the regular season:

AEK (GRE), Bahcesehir College (TUR), BAXI Manresa (ESP), Bnei Herzliya (ISR), Darussafaka (TUR), Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari (ITA), ERA Nymburk (CZE), Filou Oostende (BEL), Galatasaray Nef (TUR), Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (ISR), Hapoel Holon (ISR), Hungarian champion (Egis Kormend or Falco Szombathely), Igokea m:tel (BIH), JDA Bourgogne (FRA), Legia Warszawa (POL), Lenovo Tenerife (ESP), Limoges CSP (FRA), MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (GER), PAOK mateco (GRE), Pau-Lacq-Orthez (FRA)*, Peristeri (GRE), Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR), Rytas Vilnius (LTU), Surne Bilbao (ESP), Telekom Baskets Bonn (GER), UCAM Murcia (ESP), Unahotels Reggio Emilia (ITA), VEF Riga (LAT).

Teams that will play in the qualifiers:

Bakken Bears (DEN), Brose Bamberg (GER), Budivelnyk (UKR), CSO Voluntari (ROU), FMP Meridian (SRB), Fribourg Olympic (SUI), Golden Eagle Ylli (KOS), Heroes Den Bosch (NED), Hungarian runner-up (Egis Kormend or Falco Szombathely), Karhu Kauhajoki (FIN), Keravnos (CYP), Leicester Riders (GBR), NINERS Chemnitz (GER), Norrkoping Dolphins (SWE), Opava (CZE), Parnu Sadam (EST), Patrioti Levice (SVK), Rio Breogan (ESP), Siauliai (LTU), SIG Strasbourg (FRA), SL Benfica (POR), Swans Gmunden (AUT), Tofas Bursa (TUR), Unicaja (ESP).

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