Causeur, Singleton most-improved players at scoring efficiency

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Giannis Askounis

09/Mar/20 10:36

Diving into the five EuroLeague players with the most improvement in points per possession.

By Eurohoops Team/

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with a helping hand from Synergy Sports Technology examines the five players that during their current 2019-20 campaign raised their scoring efficiency the most compared to their 2018-19 run in Europe’s premier club competition. Fabien Causeur tops the list shared through the latest Stats Review installment. Chris Singleton, Trey Thompkins, Giorgos Printezis, and Shane Larkin round up the top five.

Per EuroLeague: “Every year, there are plenty of players who breakout or bounce back as dictated by their role and ability. The list above displays the five most improved players in terms of points per possession among players using over 6 possessions per game both this and last season. There is a heavy veteran presence on this list, which includes Larkin. He averaged an impressive 1.14 points per possession over 10.8 possessions per game last season but was only scratching the surface of the historic shot-making that has allowed him to average 1.29 points per possession over 17.1 possessions per game this season.

Olympiacos forward Georgios Printezis, at 35 years old, is perhaps the most interesting name on this list. He’s having his most efficient scoring season since the 2015-2016 campaign. Shooting 50% in one-on-one situations, the veteran big man has re-established himself as a reliable mismatch threat this season.

Fabien Causeur, in contrast, has seen his efficiency rise in by far the best three-point shooting season of his EuroLeague career. Finding a new level of consistency on the perimeter has pushed his efficiency to new heights. He may not fill an especially large role for Real Madrid but is shooting an eFG% of 71% on jump shots deep into the regular season. His teammate Trey Thompkins makes this list due to similarly strong jump shooting in his first year averaging double figures since his EuroLeague debut with Nizhny Novgorod back in 2014-15.

Playing for his fourth team in five years, Chris Singleton has found his range as a floor spacer and pick-and-pop threat to bounce back from what was below-average shooting last season, by his lofty standards. Scoring 1.14 points per catch-and-shoot jumper last season but 1.49 points per attempt this year, the veteran has thrived in Efes‘s high-powered offense.”

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