History has been made on Friday night in Kaunas where Buducnost Voli Podgorica 15-year old guard Fedor Zugic made his first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague appearance to became the youngest player ever to see time in a EuroLeague game.
Born September 18, 2003, it made Zugic 15 years and 157 days old on the night of his competition debut. Buducnost guard beat the previous youngest, Aleksandar Ugrinoski of Cibona Zagreb, by 109 days. Ugrinoski made his EuroLeague debut in January 2004, in a game against Partizan Belgrade. Zugic has also become a latest-born player, and the first born in 2003 or later, to enter a EuroLeague game, too.
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