2021-22Regular SeasonRound 6
December 07, 2021 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALASPORT TALIERCIO
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Records

2-3 Regular Season 3-2
2-3 Overall 3-2

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Reyer faces Valencia in Group B showdown

Umana Reyer Venice begins a stretch of four home games in the next five rounds when it takes on Valencia Basket on Tuesday night. Reyer (2-3) has been led in scoring by big man Mitchell Watt (12.8 ppg., 5.6 rpg.) and Austin Daye (10.8 ppg.) and guard Stefano Tonut (9.8 ppg., 2.8 apg.). The team from Venice is 1-1 at home this season, where it has limited teams to 68.5 points per game. Valencia (3-2) has won back-to-back games with Klemen Prepelic (15.0 ppg., 4.3 apg.), Jasiel Rivero (13.2 ppg., 5.2 rpg.) and Sam Van Rossom (10.8 ppg., 5.5 apg.) leading the way. Both of Valencia’s road games have been decided by a single point with a road loss at Buducnost VOLI Podgorica and a win at Virtus Segafredo Bologna. These teams met twice before in 2015-16 with Valencia taking both games in the regular season.

Marquee matchup: Reyer’s Watt vs. Valencia’s Rivero

Center Mitchell Watt of Umana Reyer Venice has been a force in the paint for several seasons in the EuroCup, while Valencia Basket big man has been making waves in his first season in the competition. Watt has been worth 12.8 points on 57.8% shooting and 5.6 rebounds so far this season. Rivero has scored 13.2 points on 69.7% two-point shooting plus 5.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. Rivero has scored in double figures in every game and has multiple blocks in three games. While Watt has had the best two games, Rivero has been more consistent. Both teams will look for strong production from their big men in this clash.

Keys to victory: Reyer vs. Valencia

The point guards will have big roles in this game as Valencia Basket tries to push the pace and Umana Reyer Venice enjoys a slower halfcourt game. Valencia has outrebounded opponents by 6.8 rebounds per game and that dominance on the glass has allowed it to get points in transition. A strong rebounding showing by Reyer would put a dent in Valencia’s style. The more that Tarik Phillips and Stefano Tonut have the ball in their hands, the tougher it will be for Valencia on both ends. Valencia has allowed the third-most points in the EuroCup, 86.8 per game, and it will need to play tougher on defense to improve its chances of winning in Venice.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com
Umana Reyer Venice
# Player Pos. H. Age
5 STONE, JULYAN G 1.98 33
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL F 1.96 34
7 TONUT, STEFANO G 1.94 28
9 DAYE, AUSTIN F 2.11 33
10 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA G 1.85 30
11 SANDERS, VICTOR G 1.94 26
12 PHILLIP, TARIK G 1.90 28
14 ECHODAS, MARTYNAS C 2.04 24
22 MAZZOLA, VALERIO F 2.05 33
23 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 32
30 CERELLA, BRUNO G 1.94 35
31 VITALI, MICHELE G 1.96 30
50 WATT, MITCHELL C 2.08 31
Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 DIMITRIJEVIC, NENAD G 1.86 23
1 CLAVER, VICTOR F 2.08 33
2 PUERTO, JOSEP G 2.00 22
3 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 29
4 PRADILLA, JAIME C 2.05 20
5 RIVAS, DIEGO G 1.98 18
6 LOPEZ-AROSTEGUI, XABI G 2.00 24
8 FERRANDO, GUILLEM G 1.85 19
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM G 1.88 35
10 TOBEY, MIKE C 2.13 27
12 BRESSAN, GONZALO C 2.05 20
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN C 2.05 30
16 JIMENEZ, MILLAN G 1.98 19
24 HERMANNSSON, MARTIN G 1.90 27
41 RIVERO, JASIEL C 2.06 28
42 BELLVER, ALEJANDRO F 1.94 19
51 BAGATSKIS, FREDS F 2.02 18
99 LABEYRIE, LOUIS F 2.09 29

Player Stats

Watt, M. / 12.8 Daye, A. / 10.8 Tonut, S. / 9.8
Prepelic, K. / 15.0 Rivero, J. / 13.2 Van Rossom, S. / 10.8
Watt, M. / 5.6
Phillip, T. / 3.0 Tonut, S. / 2.8
Sanders, V. / 1.8 Vitali, M. / 1.4 Brooks, J. / 1.2
Echodas, M. / 1.0 Daye, A. / 0.8 Stone, J. / 0.8
Rivero, J. / 1.2
2PT
Watt, M. / 57.8% Tonut, S. / 50.0%
Rivero, J. / 69.7% Prepelic, K. / 40.9%
3PT
Vitali, M. / 44.4% Daye, A. / 40.0% Tonut, S. / 40.0%
Van Rossom, S. / 55.0% Dubljevic, B. / 40.0% Labeyrie, L. / 38.9%
FT
Prepelic, K. / 88.2% Rivero, J. / 65.4%
PIR
Vitali, M. / 13.4 Watt, M. / 12.4 Tonut, S. / 11.0
Rivero, J. / 15.8 Van Rossom, S. / 15.0 Pradilla, J. / 13.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
74.8 Points 89.2
34.4 Rebounds 36.4
9.6 O. Rebounds 12.8
24.8 D. Rebounds 23.6
16.8 Assists 21.4
10.0 Steals 4.4
3.0 Blocks 2.0
54.3% 2PT 57.8%
34.3% 3PT 39.2%
70.5% FT 81.9%
79.6 PIR 106.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
75.8 Points 86.8
34.8 Rebounds 29.6
10.2 O. Rebounds 10.0
24.6 D. Rebounds 19.6
14.8 Assists 17.4
10.4 Steals 6.4
0.8 Blocks 2.0
50.0% 2PT 58.4%
36.1% 3PT 38.7%
69.9% FT 74.1%
81.0 PIR 90.2
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Umana Reyer Venice vs. Valencia Basket

· This will be the third time ever that these two teams play against each other in the EuroCup.

· They had not played each other since the 2015-16 season, in which Valencia took both regular season duels for a 0-2 record.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com

Umana Reyer Venice

Streaks
Michele Vitali has made at least 1 three-point shot in 13 of his last 14 games dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Vitali has at least 1 steal in 8 of his last 9 games.

Player Records
Michele Vitali posted his career high in Index rating with 36 for Umana Reyer Venice against Virtus Segafredo Bologna on November 16, 2021.
Vitali posted his career high in Points with 26 for Umana Reyer Venice against Virtus Segafredo Bologna on November 16, 2021.
Vitali posted his career high in 3-pointers made with 5 for Umana Reyer Venice against Virtus Segafredo Bologna on November 16, 2021.
Vitali posted his career high in Free throws made with 7 for Umana Reyer Venice against Virtus Segafredo Bologna on November 16, 2021.
Vitali posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 5 for Umana Reyer Venice against Virtus Segafredo Bologna on November 16, 2021.
Vitali posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 6 for Umana Reyer Venice against Virtus Segafredo Bologna on November 16, 2021.

Player Records Against Opponent
Michael Bramos posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 4 for Umana Reyer Venice against Valencia Basket on December 9, 2015.
Bramos posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 4 for Umana Reyer Venice against Valencia Basket on November 3, 2015.
Jeff Brooks posted his career high in Blocks with 2 for Unicaja Malaga against Valencia Basket on April 5, 2017.

Season Rankings
Austin Daye is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.60 per game.
Martynas Echodas is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.00 per game.
Mitchell Watt is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 61.54%.
Watt is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 57.78%.
Watt is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.20 per game.
Victor Sanders is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.80 per game.

Valencia Basket

Streaks
Sam Van Rossom hit at least 1 three-pointer and had a double-digit PIR in 7 of his last 8 games dating back to the 2019 EuroCup Semifinals.
Van Rossom has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Mike Tobey has more than 5 rebounds in eight of his last nine appearances.
Klemen Prepelic scored 11 or more points and made at least 1 three-point shot in 8 of his last 9 games.

Player Records Against Opponent
Xabi Lopez-Arostegui posted his career high in 2-pointers made with 4 for Joventut Badalona against Umana Reyer Venice on October 20, 2020.

Season Rankings
Bojan Dubljevic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 3.00 per game.
Jasiel Rivero is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.60 per game.
Rivero is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.40 per game.
Rivero is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 65.38%.
Rivero is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 67.35%.
Rivero is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 68.57%.
Rivero is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 69.70%.
Rivero is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.20 per game.
Rivero is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.80 per game.
Klemen Prepelic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 4.25 per game.
Prepelic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.75 per game.
Prepelic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.25 per game.
Prepelic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 88.24%.
Sam Van Rossom is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 5.50 per game.
Van Rossom is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 2,200.00%.
Van Rossom is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 55.00%.
Van Rossom is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.75 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1480 points total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 236 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 432 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 521 field goals made total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 668 rebounds total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 310 free throws made total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 393 2-pointers made total for his career.
Dubljevic ranksfirst on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1731 index rating points total for his career.
Sam Van Rossom ranks 14th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 147 3-pointers made total for his career.
Van Rossom ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 268.2% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Van Rossom ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 346 assists total for his career.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 2
Umana Reyer Venice Valencia Basket
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Umana Reyer Venice
Home record vs. Valencia Basket: 0-1
Away record vs. Valencia Basket: 0-1
Valencia Basket
Home record vs. Umana Reyer Venice: 1-0
Away record vs. Umana Reyer Venice: 1-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2015-16 09 December 2015 Regular Season Umana Reyer Venice 58 - 62 Valencia Basket
2015-16 03 November 2015 Regular Season Valencia Basket 88 - 59 Umana Reyer Venice