NCAA Weekly European report: Alessandro Lever is rising

2018-12-23T11:40:54+00:00 2018-12-23T11:43:49+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

23/Dec/18 11:40

European talent is all over NCAA. Many promising players showed their stuff this past week.

By John Askounis/

Sophomore Italian forward/center Alessandro Lever was on a roll in Grand Canyon’s (7-5) two recent NCAA victories. The Antelopes overpowered Northern Iowa (5-7) on Wednesday and Mississippi Valley State (2-12) on Saturday with 73-62 and 85-74 wins. Lever helped out scoring 17 points in the first game of the week and 26 in the second, well above his season average of 13.9.

Francisco Alonso, Martin Kramplej, Oscar da Silva, Luka Brajkovic and many more European youngsters were also hot, while Vasa Pusica returned to action after recovering from his injury. However, the week belonged to 20-year-old Lever, who hopes to keep rising for the rest of his 2018-19 campaign.

Eurohoops gathered the top European performances of the past week:

Player Weekly Averages Season Averages
Alessandro Lever (Grand Canyon) 21.5pts, 5reb, 1ast 13.9pts, 4.3reb, 1ast
Francisco Alonso (UNC Greensboro) 20.5pts, 3.5reb, 1.5ast, 0.5blk 18.9pts, 2.4reb, 2.4ast, 0.9stl
Martin Krampelj (Creighton) 18.5pts, 7.5reb, 1ast, 1blk, 0.5stl 9.3pts, 4.9reb
Oscar da Silva (Stanford) 17.5pts, 8reb, 1.5ast, 1.5blk, 0.5stl 9.7pts, 6.1reb, 1.8ast, 1.1blk, 0.7stl
Luka Brajkovic (Davidson) 16.5pts, 12.5reb, 2.5blk, 1ast 12.2pts, 6.8reb, 1.3ast, 1blk, 10.5stl
Vasa Pusica (Northeastern) 16pts, 7ast, 3reb, 1stl 14.5pts, 4.7ast, 2.7reb, 1.2stl
Jon Axel Gudmundsson (Davidson) 15.5pts, 5ast, 3.5reb, 2stl 18.1pts, 5.8reb, 4.6ast, 1.2stl
Ruben Guerrero (Samford) 12.7pts, 8.7reb, 1blk 14.5pts, 8.4reb, 2blk
Matej Kavas (Seattle) 12.7pts, 7reb, 1.3ast, 0.3blk 14.9pts, 6.6reb, 1ast
Filip Petrusev (Gonzaga) 12pts, 3.5reb, 2blk, 1.5ast 8.8pts, 3.6reb, 0.8blk, 0.4ast
Jaylen Hoard (Wake Forest) 11.5pts, 3reb, 1.5ast, 1blk 14.7pts, 7.2reb, 1.5ast, 0.7blk, 0.7stl
Guglielmo Caruso (Santa Clara) 10.5pts, 4reb, 1.5blk, 1.5stl, 1ast 4.9pts, 3.7reb, 1ast, 0.9blk, 0.6stl
Kavell Bigby-Williams (LSU) 10pts, 10reb, 1stl 7.3pts, 4.8reb, 2.2blk, 0.5stl
Milos Supica (Charlotte) 8pts, 2reb, 2ast 7.4pts, 5.1reb, 0.6ast
David Czerapowicz (Davidson) 7.5pts, 2reb, 0.5ast, 0.5stl 2.4pts, 1.5reb
Olivier Sarr (Wake Forest) 6pts, 3reb, 1.5stl, 0.5blk 6.5pts, 5reb, 1.2blk, 0.6stl, 0.5ast
Djordje Dimitrijevic (Mercer) 6pts, 1.5reb, 1blk 11.2pts, 2.8reb, 2.8ast, 0.9stl
Joel Ayayi (Gonzaga) 4.5pts, 3.5reb, 0.5ast 3pts, 2reb, 0.4ast
Roberts Blumbergs (Grand Canyon) 4pts, 2.5reb, 1blk 2.8pts, 2reb, 0.7blk
Diogo Brito (Utah State) 4pts, 2reb, 1ast 6.3pts, 4.3reb, 1.6ast, 0.9stl
Kuba Niziol (Cal Poly) 4pts, 1reb, 0.5ast 6.2pts, 3.8reb, 1,5ast
Davide Moretti (Texas Tech) 3pts, 1reb 8.7pts, 2.6ast, 1.6reb, 0.8stl
Matt Haarms (Purdue) 3pts, 3.5reb, 1ast, 0.5blk 7.3pts, 4.4reb, 1.4blk, 1ast
Yves Pons (Tennessee) 2pts, 5reb, 3ast, 0.5blk, 0.5stl 4.1pts, 3.5reb, 1.1ast, 0.7blk, 0.6stl

Photo Credit: Grand Canyon