Henry the seventh player with a triple-double in the Turkish League

2017-12-02T23:02:31+00:00 2018-10-10T21:11:26+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

02/Dec/17 23:02


Only six players before Pierria Henry had managed to finish the game with a triple-double.

By Antonis Stroggylakis/ info@eurohoops.net

Triple-doubles are far from common in European basketball and they get rarer and rarer as we reach the highest levels of continental hoops. In EuroLeague, for example, only one player (Nikola Vujcic) has ever finished a game (two actually) with double figures in three different statistical categories.

Tonight, Pierria Henry succeeded in registering a triple-double (14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) to lead Tofas Bursa to victory over Galatasaray in the Turkish league. Quite the accomplishment, since the championship is regarded as the most competitive in Europe, together with the Spanish League.

Henry’s triple-double is just the seventh in the league’s history. The last one to accomplish this before him was no other than Fenerbahce guard Bobby Dixon who had 23 points, 12 rebounds 10 assists in a victory over Besiktas in March 2016.

Here’s the list of the rest of the players that have notched a triple-double in the Turkish League:

Mark Dickel (FenerbahçeGalatasaray) 16 points-13 rebounds-11 assists

Emir Preldzic (Fenerbahçe-Olin Edirne) 10 points -15 rebounds -10 assists

Mire Chatman (Besiktas-Erdemirspor) 12 points-10 rebounds-10 assists

Courtney Fortson (Banvit – IBB) 20 points-12 assists-10 rebounds

Randolph Childress (Kombassan Konya – Mydonese College) 24 points-14 rebounds-14 steals