Facundo Campazzo has returned to Europe and will continue his career with Red Star Belgrade, and Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic have something to do with this choice.
After signing a contract until the end of the 2023-24 season, the Argentine joined his new team’s training sessions and gave his first impressions as a Crvena Zvezda player.
“So far so good. I am very happy to be here. The teammates, staff and coach have welcomed me with so much love and kindness and I can’t wait to start playing.” said Campazzo.
He let it be known that his former NBA teammates Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic told him about the Belgrade team:
“They really like Red Star. Both of them. Jokic told me more about Belgrade, the best place to live, and he helped me a lot in this decision. Luka sent me a message and congratulated me. He was happy and wanted me to play for this team.”
Welcoming him to Red Star was a familiar face, compatriot Luca Vildoza:
“He was one of the reasons why I am here. To readjust to EuroLega games, having a friend here is very important.”
As a reminder, however, until further notice, Facundo Campazzo cannot play in the EuroLega with the Serbs due to a ban he received from the competition.