If they didn't know it already, Germani Brescia fans saw in the Italian Cup that C.J. Massinburg can thrive in big games. And that’s something the 7DAYS EuroCup rookie has shown throughout his career.
Massinburg played a major role in Brescia knocking off two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams en route to winning the 2023 Italian Cup crown - the first such title in club history.
"It feels good to have our names written down in history. This is the first cup that Brescia has won. I’m honored to be a part of it. We worked really hard and it was a tough route, beating two EuroLeague teams, and I think we really deserved it," the guard said.
Brescia started the Italian Cup with a major upset as the eighth-seeded team knocked off top-seeded EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 75-72. Massinburg led Brescia in scoring with 16 points, and he said his team felt overlooked, especially after Brescia lost 78-77 to Milan in the first game of the season in the Italian League.
"Nobody picked us to win the [cup] game. We had that as fuel and the confidence from the first close game and then we were able to get it done. It felt good," the 25-year-old said.