The blue-white-sky blues have been placed in the fifth pot and will be joined in that pot by Kant, AEK and Ulm. Zenit will also avoid Lokomotiv-Kuban, Khimki and Nizhny Novgorod in the draw.
A full list of participants:
Pot 1: Lokomotiv-Kuban, Khimki, Nizhny Novgorod, Unicaja.
Pot 2: Valencia, Alba, Bavaria, Gran Canaria.
Pot 3: Tsedevita, Dominion of Bilbao, UCAM Murcia CF, Union Olimpija.
Pot 4: APOEL, Lietuvos Rytas, Dinamo Sassari, Zielona Gora.
Pot 5: Zenit, Kant, AEK, Ulm.
Pot 6: Buducnost, Partizan, Dolomiti Energia, Reggio Emilia.
The draw for the first stage will take place on 7 July in Barcelona, the participants will be divided into four groups of six teams each. The four best teams from each group will progress to the second group stage.