May 18, 2014 by Seth Rubinroit
By Seth Rubinroit
Former USC forward David Blu won the 2014 Euroleague Championship as Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Real Madrid in overtime, 98-86, Sunday in Milan.
Blu scored 14 points to claim his second Euroleague crown, after winning in 2004.
“Blu fits right into the Maccabi offensive system as a stretch PF,” said European basketball expert Sam Meyerkopf (@HoopsLikeDrazen) of EuroleagueAdventures.com. “Coach David Blatt doesn’t usually have a deep rotation and trusts just a few guys. Blu has always been one of those guys.”
Here’s what you need to know about Blu’s season in Israel:
- Blu is Mr. Clutch:
- Blu is an absolute ROCK STAR to the Maccabi Tel Aviv fans, as evidenced by this photo:
- Basketball has made Blu a world traveler. Here he is at Milan Cathedral (or Duomo di Milano):
Blu is expected to retire after this season, but you never know. At this time last year, Blu was the big man on campus in his second stop at USC, convinced his basketball career was over while finishing up his degree and writing articles for Galen Central.
His coach, David Blatt, is desperate to have Blu return to Maccabi Tel Aviv: