Igor Rakocevic talks to young players at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament

Igor Rakocevic talks to young players at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament

EuroLeague Players’ Association prepared the inaugural ELPA Professional Transition Seminar during Adidas Next Generation Tournament, dedicated to all participating U-18 players.

The aim of the seminar was to educate and provide young players with useful guidelines for their transition towards a professional career.

Amongst other tasks on the program, players also had the opportunity to listen and talk to the 3-time EuroLeague top-scorer Igor Rakocevic, who wrote a letter, initially intended to his younger self, which he openly shared with the players. The letter is a summary of his long and successful career, and includes valuable advices for any young athlete, stepping on the path of professionalism.

Rakocevic concluded the seminar with strong words of encouragement:

“You can dream big but make sure you back it up with hard work and dedication!”