Karel Guzman gets weekly MVP nod in EuroCup

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Giannis Askounis

16/Nov/23 14:21


Pushing U-BT Cluj-Napoca to the away win versus Dolomiti Energia Trento, Cuban Karel Guzman emerges as the Round 7 MVP in the BKT EuroCup Regular Season

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

A major achievement for Karel Guzman in his fourth campaign as a member of U-BT Cluj-Napoca.

Guzman, 28, was named MVP of the BKT EuroCup Regular Season Round 7, Euroleague Basketball announced on Thursday.

The Cuban shooting guard was the top performer in the away win over Dolomiti Energia Trento on Wednesday. At 6-1, his side ranks second in Group B, trailing only undefeated Dreamland Gran Canaria.

Per the press release: “Karel Guzman was at the center of everything good for U-BT Cluj-Napoca in Round 7 of the 2023-24 BKT EuroCup Regular Season, as he earned MVP of the Round honors for his part in his team’s 60-98 win at Dolomiti Energia Trento.

The 28-year-old’s round-high PIR of 34 was a career-best mark, while he also set career highs in rebounds (12), assists (5) and blocks (2). His 14 points, of which 9 came after the halftime interval, were the joint second most by a Cluj player, while he also committed zero turnovers. Guzman is the first-ever Cluj player to become the MVP of the Round, and it came on a night that saw the Romanian side secure its biggest-ever road win in the EuroCup.

Angel Delgado of Besiktas Emlakjet Istanbul had the second-highest PIR in Round 7 with 30, although it came in an 80-83 loss to the London Lions. The Dominican Republic international had an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double, as well as 3 assists and, like Guzman, 0 turnovers. Two players had a 28 PIR, the third-best total in this round: Matt Morgan of London and Nadir Hifi of Paris Basketball. Morgan recorded 17 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 steal in London’s win at Besiktas, while Hifi amassed 27 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in Paris’s 94-101 overtime victory at Joventut Badalona. Aljami Durham of Veolia Towers Hamburg rounds out the top performers in Round 7 with a 27 PIR, having had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in his side’s 83-86 win at Cedevita Olimpia Ljubljana, the team’s first victory this season.”

Top 10 Plays

Umana Reyer Venice’s Rayjon Tucker running the floor to split the defense and dunk secured first place in the Top 10 Plays of Round 7.

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