By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
An epic double-double performance by Alan Williams paced Lokomotiv to victory against Lietkabelis in Round 3 of 7DAYS EuroCup, earning him this week’s honors.
At the heart of the biggest team scoring performance of the season so far was one of the best individual rebounding exploits in recent years. Alan Williams amassed a double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar’s 76-105 victory over host Lietkabelis Panevezys and secure the MVP of the Week honor.
Williams finished with a performance index rating of 33. His 17 rebounds were a new Lokomotiv record and matched the best total in the EuroCup since 2017.
Another center, veteran Ante Tomic of Joventut Badalona, followed with a PIR of 31 based on his 21 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in a 72-91 road win at Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul. Next came Frutti Extra Bursaspor forward Metin Turen, who debuted this season with 20 points for a PIR of 30 in his team’s 84-93 home loss to Promitheas Patras. Tied for the fourth-best performances of the week were UNICS Kazan big man Jordan Morgan and ratiopharm Ulm forward Aric Holman. Morgan had 22 points and 8 rebounds in a 93-70 victory over Partizan NIS Belgrade. Holman’s 20 points on perfect shooting and 5 assists went for naught in Ulm’s 80-86 home loss to Boulogne Metropolitans 92.
Individual highs: Miller-McIntyre, Olimpija, 7 steals
The top scorer of the week was Ian Miller of Promitheas with 27 points. Jamar Smith of UNICS leads the overall standings at 21.0 points per game. As stated, Williams was the week’s top rebounder with 17 for a league-leading average of 11.7. Dee Bost of AS Monaco dished 9 assists to top all passers this week. Gary Browne of Dolomiti Energia Trento is the overall best with 8.0 per game. Codi Miller-McIntyre of Partizan NIS Belgrade swiped 7 steals, the most in the EuroCup in almost three years, putting his league-leading average at 4.0. Four players – Simon Birgander of Joventut, Danny Agbelese of Promitheas, Ibrahima Faye of Telenet Giants Antwerp and 1.85-meter guard Josh Adams of Virtus Segafredo Bologna – had 3 blocks each this week. Faye, Agbalese and Reggie Lynch of Lokomotiv are tied for the blocks lead with 2.3 on average.