When Gran Canaria completed its 71-67 victory over Turk Telekom Ankara in the 7DAYs EuroCup Final, one of the happiest players on the floor was playmaker Andrew Albicy. It took Albicy 101 games over seven EuroCup seasons, the last three with Gran Canaria, to finally lift the EuroCup trophy. Albicy led Gran Canaria in PIR (18) in that game. He was already one of the competition's all-time greats when it came to assists and steals, ranking second and fourth all-time, respectively. A trophy was missing, but not anymore. He believes that losing a final before inspired Gran Canaria to not let this opportunity go away. "We have been to the final before, so this was their second time in the final. And for sure, when you lose once, you always want to come back and win after this loss," Albicy said. "And for me, it is also very special to win it with Gran Canaria. I love being here."
Congratulations on winning the 7DAYS EuroCup!
"It's so nice, and it is a big accomplishment for me and the club. I'm just happy we did what we showed all season because, with this format, we know it is very difficult to go to the end. But we did it! We were solid at home, winning all 13 games here. So for us, it was a big step forwards not to lose at home, in front of our fans in Gran Canaria."
How special was it to win it with Gran Canaria, a team that chased the EuroCup title for so long?
"It is very special for the club. We have been to the final before, so this was their second time in the final. And for sure, when you lose once, you always want to come back and win after this loss. And for me, it is also very special to win it with Gran Canaria. I love being here. My girlfriend is from Gran Canaria, my baby was born in Gran Canaria so for me, it is a very special place. I am very comfortable and thankful to be here so if I can finish my career here, I will be very, very thankful for everything."