By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Anthony Cowan of Promitheas Patras has earned MVP of the Round honors in Round 16 of the 2022-23 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season after finishing with a career-high 34 PIR in his team’s 89-93 road win at the London Lions.
The 25-year-old Cowan enjoyed a career night at Copper Box Arena, setting new personal highs en route to a 26-point, 11-assist double-double, his first in 16 EuroCup appearances. Although Cowan was a modest 2-of-6 from two-point range, he was particularly effective from three-point land and the free-throw line, going 5-of-7 and 7-of-8, respectively. After reaching the 11-assist mark in the third quarter, Cowan scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to ensure that his team left with the victory. On the night, he also grabbed 4 rebounds, had 2 steals and drew 6 fouls.
The second-highest PIR in Round 16 belongs to Jeremy Evans of Paris Basketball, as he had a PIR of 33 in his side’s 89-85 triumph against Slask Wroclaw. Evans led an undermanned Paris side on the night, recording an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double, along with 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 4 fouls drawn. Jayson Granger of Umana Reyer Venice rounds out the top three after recording a 29 PIR as his side’s 73-89 win at Frutti Extra Bursaspor. The guard scored 18 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, provided 8 assists, had 1 steal and was fouled 8 times. D.J. Stephens recorded a PIR of 28, the fourth highest in Round 16, as Prometey Slobozhanske downed Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse 96-82. The high-flying Stephens had 28 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Completing the top five is Jerian Grant of Turk Telekom Ankara, with the guard amassing 23 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in his side’s 89-79 loss at Gran Canaria.
Individual highs: Emanuel Cate, 13 rebounds, Cluj
D.J. Stephens of Prometey was the leading scorer in Round 16, netting 28 points in his team’s 96-82 win against Bourg. Yogi Ferrell of Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana is the EuroCup’s top scorer at 19.2 points per game.
U-BT Cluj-Napoca center Emanuel Cate grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in this round as his side fell 104-81 at Joventut Badalona. The leading rebounder in this year’s EuroCup is Buducnost VOLI Podgorica’s Alpha Kaba, who brings in 10.9 per night.
Round 16 MVP Anthony Cowan dished a round-high 11 assists in Promitheas’s victory at London. J’Covan Brown of Hapoel Vegan Friendly Tel Aviv is the EuroCup leader for assists with 7.0 per contest.
A couple of players set new career highs for steals in this round, with Leonardo Meindl of Cluj and Trent Lockett of Dolomiti Energia Trento recording 5 apiece. Overall, Jeremiah Martin of Slask leads the way with 2.6 steals per game.
Cedevita center Karlo Matkovic, Hapoel rim protector Chinanu Onuaku and Germani Brescia big man Tai Odiase all blocked 3 shots, the most in Round 16. Onuaku is now tied with Ismael Kamagate of Paris as the EuroCup’s best shot blocker at 1.7 per night.
Six players in this round – MVP Cowan (26 points, 11 assists) of Promitheas, Jeremy Evans (18 points, 10 rebounds) of Paris, Yoeli Childs (19 points, 12 rebounds), JP Tokoto (12 points, 10 rebounds) of Hapoel, and Cluj duo Cate (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Jalen Jones (16 points, 10 rebounds) – all recorded double-doubles.