By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Voted by the fans, Dogus Ozdemiroglu stood out as the Player of the Week in the Basketball Champions League Play-Ins Game 1.
Ozdemiroglu, 26, gathered 47% of the votes, as announced. Further details of fan voting, Jhonathan Dunn of MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg settled as the runner-up behind 32% of the votes. Rytas’ Martynas Echodas, Pinar Karsiyaka’s Braian Angola, and AEK’s Janis Strelnieks ranged from 10% to 6% and 5%, respectively. Those five players were previously shortlisted as Player of the Week candidates.
Dacka’s floor general has been spectacular moving through his third BCL campaign. The most recent showing, his 18-point, 14-assist double-double alongside three rebounds and two steals powered the away win against Benfica, thus shifting the home-court advantage in the best-of-three series to the Turkish outfit. Wednesday’s Game 2 and the attached clinching opportunity are next.
Previous Player of the Week distinctions belong to Peristeri bwin’s Miro Bilan in Week 1, Falco Vulcano Szombathely’s Zoltan Perl in Week 2, Bnei Ofek Dist Herzilya’s Maurice Kemp in Week 3, UCAM Murcia’s Jordan Davis in Week 4, Ludwigsburg’s Justin Johnson in Week 5, Limoges CSP’s Jayvon Graves in Week 6, SIG Strasbourg’s DeAndre Lansdowne in Week 8, and Igokea m:tel’s Marko Josilo in Week 9 of the Regular Season.
So far, the monthly accolades of the 2022-23 season feature Joe Ragland of Hapoel Atsmon Holon as the October MVP, Marcus Foster of Rytas as the November MVP, and T.J. Shorts II of Telekom Baskets Bonn as the December MVP.
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