Shengelia captures seventh EuroLeague MVP of the Round award

2023-10-19T12:44:42+00:00 2023-10-21T12:45:24+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

19/Oct/23 12:44

Opening the first double-game week of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Tornike Shengelia emerges as the top performer

By Eurohoops Team/

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 3 MVP award belongs to Tornike Shengelia of Virtus Segafredo Bologna.

The Georgian forward was announced as the latest MVP of the Round by Euroleague Basketball on Thursday morning.

Shengelia, 32, drew a PIR of 32 in the win against ALBA Berlin in Paladozza on Wednesday. He scored 26 points behind 9/11 field goals to go with four rebounds and three assists.

Per the press release: “In his 225th career game, Tornike Shengelia returned to the MVP of the Round ranks thanks to his leadership Virtus Segafredo Bologna’s 87-76 home win against ALBA Berlin on Wednesday. Shengelia poured in 26 points by making 8 of 9 two-point shots and 7 of 8 free throws for what was his third-highest scoring total in 11 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague seasons. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists with 0 turnovers and 4 fouls drawn. His performance index rating of 32 was the best among all players in Round 3 and boosted Virtus to its second victory in a row. It marked the seventh time in his career that Shengelia earned the MVP honor.

Behind him among Round 3 performers were Real Madrid teammates Vincent Poirier and Facundo Campazzo, with PIRs of 29 and 28, respectively. Poirier came off the bench with 18 points, 7 rebounds and an assist while downing 7 of 8 two-pointers and 4 of 6 free throws as Real topped visiting Zalgiris Kaunas 93-79 on Tuesday. Campazzo combined 18 points with 9 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals while hitting 3 of 4 two-point shots, 3 of 5 triples and 3 of 4 free throws.

Nando De Colo of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne came next with a 27 PIR based on his 25 points, 4 assists and 2 steals but couldn’t prevent his team’s 89-84 defeat at Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The same fate befell Mathias Lessort despite his PIR of 25 after scoring 19 points and pulling 11 rebounds as Panathinaikos Athens lost 83-69 on the road to Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.”

Top 10

A spectacular connection between Darius Thompson and Will Clyburn for Anadolu Efes punched in the first spot in the Top 10 of Round 3.

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