Former Gamecock favorite Chuck Eidson hopes to lead Maccabi Tel Aviv to the title in the Euroleague Final Four, which features the best basketball teams you will find outside of the NBA. From The Painted Area's preview:
"Not many American fans are likely familar [sic] with the name Chuck Eidson, but he has been one of the better all-around players in Europe over the last few years. The former S. Carolina Gamecock is a versatile combo guard with sneaky athleticism, who will help Pargo handle the ball. Eidson is probably more dangerous shooting off the dribble than when he has his feet set. Eidson's averaging 9 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 apg & 2.6 steals per."
If you're a big basketball fan, you may recognize Eidson's teammates Jeremy Pargo (Gonzaga), and David Blu (formerly Bluthenthal, Southern Cal). If you are a huge basketball fan, you may also recognize C/PF Sofo Schortsinitis ("Greek Shaq") from a couple of impressive international performances against Team USA.
Maccabi's semifinal tips off at 3 pm Eastern, and can be viewed online at ESPN3 live or replayed. The Painted Area will provide coverage of game results.