By Eurohoops team / email@example.com
The final month of Regular Season action in the 2020-21 Basketball Champions League left us with some remarkable individual performances, as teams were jostling for position in the race towards the Play-Offs.
Among the several serious candidates to make Team of the Month for January, in the end Bakken Bears point guard Q.J. Peterson, AEK shooting guard Keith Langford, SIG Strasbourg small forward Bonzie Colson, Pinar Karsiyaka power forward Raymar Morgan and Tofas Bursa center Tomislav Zubcic were the five players who got the nod, as announced by BCL.
One of the above players will be the MVP of the month, and his name will be announced on Monday. Here’s a closer look at the performances of the five members of Team of the Month for January 2021 in the BCL:
Q.J. PETERSON (January efficiency rating: 30)
The 2020-21 BCL campaign of the Bakken Bears will not extend past the Regular Season but, during a short window in January, the Danish champions had very realistic hopes of reaching the Play-Offs for the first time in club history and Q.J. Peterson was a huge part of that great run.
The Bakken point guard dazzled fans around Europe with his two performances this month, his 35-point display in the win against Galatasaray on January 5 and his 18-point, 8-assist showing in the victory over powerhouse Iberostar Tenerife two weeks later.
Peterson and the Bears will not be in the Play-Offs but, in what was a milestone European campaign in both the career of the 26-year-old American guard and in the history of the club, they proved to everyone that they will be a forced to be reckoned with the next time around.