2021-22Regular SeasonRound 6
December 08, 2021 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
Spain: DAZN & DAZN 2
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Italy: ELEVEN SPORTS
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Russian Federation: OKKO SPORT
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
Slovenia: SPORT TV3

Records

4-1 Regular Season 2-3
4-1 Overall 2-3

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Red-hot Gran Canaria hosts Ulm

Gran Canaria will look to extend its four-game winning streak when it hosts ratiopharm Ulm on Wednesday. Gran Canaria (4-1) has not dropped a game since opening night and routed Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse by 29 in its last home game. Dylan Ennis is Gran Canaria’s top scorer this season with 16.4 points per game followed by John Shurna (12.3 ppg.) and AJ Slaughter (10.6 ppg.). Ulm (2-3) won back-to-back games in Round 3 and 4 before falling at Promitheas Patras before the break. Thomas Klepeisz scored 22 points on 5-of-9 three-point shooting in that loss. Semaj Christon leads Ulm with 18.2 points per game this season, Jaron Blossomgame has been worth 12.8 and Klepeisz 12.0.

Marquee matchup: Gran Canaria’s Albicy vs. Ulm’s Christon

All All-EuroCup selection in 2018-19, Andrew Albicy of Gran Canaria has been a force this season by ranking second in the EuroCup in both assists (7.5 apg.) and steals (2.5 apg.). He’ll be asked to use his quickness, basketball IQ and defensive instincts in a duel against ratiopharm Ulm playmaker Semaj Christon, who leads his team in scoring (18.2 ppg.), assists (6.2 apg.) and steals (1.6 apg.). Albicy’s scoring is at a career-low 5.8 points, but he has more than made up for that with his other contributions and if he can contain Christon, it would be huge for the home team. This will be a big matchup in this game.

Keys to victory: Gran Canaria vs. Ulm

ratiopharm Ulm has committed the most turnovers in the EuroCup this season with 18.4 per game. It is awfully difficult to win on the road with such numbers and Ulm’s priority must be taking better care of the ball in Gran Canaria. Ulm’s three-point defense has also been problematic; its opponents have been shooting 38.1% from downtown. Controlling the Gran Canaria shooters is another key for the visitors.

Gran Canaria leads the EuroCup in steals (10.6 spg.) and plays against the EuroCup leader in turnovers, so having Andrew Albicy, Dylan Ennis and Chris Kramer putting pressure on the Ulm guards could reap benefits.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Euroleague.net
Gran Canaria
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SERRANO, MIGUEL F 2.03 20
3 KRAMER, CHRIS G 1.91 33
5 DIOP, ILIMANE F 2.11 26
6 ALBICY, ANDREW G 1.78 31
7 SALVO, MIQUEL F 2.01 27
8 SLAUGHTER, AJ G 1.91 34
9 BRUSSINO, NICOLAS F 2.00 28
10 LOPEZ, JAVI G 1.88 22
12 DEL CERRO, ADRIAN G 1.95 19
13 PUSTOVYI, ARTEM C 2.18 29
14 SHURNA, JOHN F 2.04 31
15 PEREZ, GERARDO F 2.00 19
16 REDONDO, ALBERTO C 2.10 19
18 DIOP, KHALIFA C 2.08 19
23 MUTAF, DAVID F 1.97 19
30 LOPEZ, RUBEN F 2.03 19
31 ENNIS, DYLAN G 1.88 29
41 STEVIC, OLIVER C 2.05 37
ratiopharm Ulm
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 CHRISTON, SEMAJ G 1.91 29
1 FELICIO, CRISTIANO C 2.11 29
3 LOEMBA, MARC-ANTOINE G 1.88 18
4 BLOSSOMGAME, JARON F 1.98 28
6 GUENTHER, PER G 1.84 33
7 THORNWELL, SINDARIUS F 1.96 27
8 SIMON, JUSTIN G 1.96 25
9 STOLL, MARIUS G 1.97 22
10 PHILIPPS, CHRISTOPH F 2.03 23
12 RATAJ, MICHAEL F 1.98 18
13 BRETZEL, NICOLAS C 2.12 22
14 HERKENHOFF, PHILIPP F 2.08 22
22 KLEPEISZ, THOMAS G 1.86 30
27 KRIMMER, MORITZ F 2.02 21
29 DIALLO, NAT C 2.08 21
35 JALLOW, KARIM F 1.98 24
44 ZUGIC, FEDOR G 1.98 18

Player Stats

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
83.0 Points 82.2
32.4 Rebounds 38.6
10.4 O. Rebounds 11.4
22.0 D. Rebounds 27.2
18.8 Assists 17.8
10.6 Steals 8.4
3.0 Blocks 1.2
57.1% 2PT 50.2%
38.2% 3PT 35.7%
70.0% FT 80.4%
96.6 PIR 84.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.4 Points 84.6
31.2 Rebounds 36.0
9.8 O. Rebounds 10.6
21.4 D. Rebounds 25.4
17.4 Assists 19.8
6.8 Steals 10.4
3.0 Blocks 3.6
49.7% 2PT 51.0%
42.3% 3PT 38.1%
71.2% FT 71.6%
74.8 PIR 97.2
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Gran Canaria vs. ratiopharm Ulm

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

· During the regular season of the 2017-18 season, each team managed to win its home game to make it 1-1 in their series.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com

Gran Canaria

Streaks
Chris Kramer has collected at least 1 steal in each of his last 14 EuroCup games dating back to February 2018.
AJ Slaughter has made at least 1 three-pointer in 8 straight and 16 of his last 17 games.
Andrew Albicy has dished at least 3 assists in his last 10 EuroCup games.
Albicy has collected at least one steal in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Dylan Ennis has scored at least 12 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Ennis has collected at least one steal in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Ennis has hit at least 2 three-pointers in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Artem Pustovyi posted his career high in Index rating with 24 for Gran Canaria against Frutti Extra Bursaspor on November 17, 2021.
Pustovyi posted his career high in Points with 20 for Gran Canaria against Frutti Extra Bursaspor on November 17, 2021.
Pustovyi posted his career high in 2-pointers made with 9 for Gran Canaria against Frutti Extra Bursaspor on November 17, 2021.
John Shurna posted his career high in Steals with 3 for Gran Canaria against Frutti Extra Bursaspor on November 17, 2021.
Dylan Ennis posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 8 for Gran Canaria against Frutti Extra Bursaspor on November 17, 2021.

Player Records Against Opponent
Dylan Ennis posted his career high in Index rating with 25 for MoraBanc Andorra against ratiopharm Ulm on December 11, 2018.
Ennis posted his career high in Free throws made with 9 for MoraBanc Andorra against ratiopharm Ulm on December 11, 2018.
Ennis posted his career high in Steals with 4 for MoraBanc Andorra against ratiopharm Ulm on October 24, 2018.

Season Rankings
AJ Slaughter is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 300.00%.
Andrew Albicy is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 600.00%.
Albicy is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 7.50 per game.
Albicy is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 2.50 per game.
Artem Pustovyi is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 68.97%.
Dylan Ennis is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 5.60 per game.
Ennis is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.4 per game.
Ennis is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.4 per game.
Ennis is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.60 per game.
Ennis is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.60 per game.
John Shurna is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 64.29%.
Shurna is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 66.22%.
Shurna is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 60.00%.
Nicolas Brussino is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.33 per game.

All-Time Rankings
AJ Slaughter ranks 12th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 154 3-pointers made total for his career.
Slaughter ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1063 points total for his career.
Andrew Albicy ranks 13th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 101 steals total for his career.
Albicy ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 369 assists total for his career.
Chris Kramer ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 250.0% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Oliver Stevic ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 433 rebounds total for his career.
Stevic ranks fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 178 offensive rebounds total for his career.

ratiopharm Ulm

Streaks
Semaj Christon has scored at least 11 points in each of the 12 games he played in the competition dating back to the 2019-20 season.
Christon had a PIR of 10 or more in 11 of his 12 career games.
Thomas Klepeisz has made at least 1 three-point shot in 7 of his 8 career games.
Fedor Zugic has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Semaj Christon posted his career high in 2-pointers made with 9 for ratiopharl Ulm against Promitheas Patras on November 17, 2021.
Thomas Klepeisz posted his career high in Points with 22 for ratiopharl Ulm against Promitheas Patras on November 17, 2021.
Klepeisz posted his career high in 3-pointers made with 5 for ratiopharl Ulm against Promitheas Patras on November 17, 2021.
Klepeisz posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 3 for ratiopharl Ulm against Promitheas Patras on November 17, 2021.
Fedor Zugic posted his career high in 3-pointers made with 3 for ratiopharl Ulm against Promitheas Patras on November 17, 2021.
Zugic posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 5 for ratiopharl Ulm against Promitheas Patras on November 17, 2021.

Player Records Against Opponent
Per Guenther posted his career high in Points with 21 for ratiopharm Ulm against Gran Canaria on October 25, 2017.
Guenther posted his career high in 3-pointers made with 5 for ratiopharm Ulm against Gran Canaria on October 25, 2017.

Season Rankings
Cristiano Felicio is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.40 per game.
Felicio is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.60 per game.
Jaron Blossomgame is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 7.40 per game.
Blossomgame is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 6.20 per game.
Semaj Christon is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 4.20 per game.
Christon is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.40 per game.
Christon is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 7.60 per game.
Christon is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 6.20 per game.
Christon is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 18.2 per game.
Thomas Klepeisz is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.40 per game.
Klepeisz is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 533.33%.
Klepeisz is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 95.24%.
Klepeisz is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 4.00 per game.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 1
Gran Canaria ratiopharm Ulm
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Gran Canaria
Home record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 1-0
Away record vs. ratiopharm Ulm: 0-1
ratiopharm Ulm
Home record vs. Gran Canaria: 1-0
Away record vs. Gran Canaria: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 13 December 2017 Regular Season Herbalife Gran Canaria 97 - 84 ratiopharm Ulm
2017-18 25 October 2017 Regular Season ratiopharm Ulm 97 - 87 Herbalife Gran Canaria