AUS - Andersen the Cup specialist
After a two-year stint in the NBA, Andersen returned to former club Montepaschi Siena last season and led the outfit to Coppa Italia (Final Eight) glory and was named MVP of the event.
Over the weekend, several months after making his second appearance with Australia at an Olympic Games, Andersen made sure his name will always be remembered in Turkey.
In the Turkish Cup, Anderson had 15 points and nine rebounds in Fenerbahce’s win over last season’s Cup winners Besiktas in the Semi-Finals, and he then poured in 21 points in the Final, a 63-57 triumph over Galatasaray.
After Sunday’s championship game, he was named Turkish Cup MVP.
With Fenerbahce boss Simone Pianigiani feeling unwell and unable to walk the sidelines at the Cup, assistant coach Ertugrul Erdogan guided the team
"We came here in a difficult period,” he said.
“All the players showed a very serious character.
“Coach Simone Piangiani couldn’t be with us due to illness and I hope he returns to our team as soon as possible. We needed a trophy.”
Copa del Rey
Though Ingles didn't feature in any of the three games for Barcelona, Jawaii played important minutes as the Catalan club knocked off Real Madrid, hosts Caja Laboral and then in the Final, Valencia Basket.
Andersen tweeted: "Always good to see Aussie brothas winning cups around world. Congrats joe & Nate."
Varese were getting blown out but staged a comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring Mens Sana 25-11 in the frame, but it was too little, too late.
In the most thrilling of all the Cup finishes, Sandro Nicevic took center stage in Croatia.
A member of Croatia's Olympic side in 2008 who only had recently signed for Cibona, the sharpshooting forward buried a game-winning jump shot in the last second of overtime as Cibona lifted the Kresimir Cosic Cup.