Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Adidas Next Generation Tournament
Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: John Bryant, ratiopharm Ulm
Mar 07, 2013
After an outstanding performance in a historic win, John Bryant of ratiopharm Ulm earned an added bonus: he is Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP! Bryant led all quarterfinals competitors with a performance index rating of 30. Bryant shined for Ulm in an 85-81 home win over Uxue Bilbao Basket with 30 points on 10-of-15 two-point shooting, 2 of 5 three-point attempts and 4 of 5 free throws. He added 7 rebounds, 2 assists, a block and 4 fouls drawn for the 30 index. The second-best index of the week came from Terrell Lyday of Unics Kazan, who stepped up in his team's road loss at Valencia Basket. Lyday amassed 28 points on 6-of-6 three-point shooting and perfect shooting in 6 trips to the foul line. Lyday added 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 fouls drawn to amass an index rating of 28. Leo Lyons of BC Budivelnik Kiev had a 24 index in his team's road loss against Spartak St. Petersburg. Lyons had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, a block and 4 fouls drawn. Derrick Brown of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban, with a 23 index, and Valencia Basket teammates Justin Doellman and Bojan Dubljevic, each with a 21 index, complete the top individual performances in quarterfinals Game 1.
Individual highs: Nikita Kurbanov of Spartak St. Petersburg, 11 rebounds
Bryant was also this week's top scorer with 30 points against Bilbao. Kurbanov was the only player to register double digits in rebounds, pulling down 11 boards. Kurbanov also reached Eurocup career highs in defensive (6) and offensive (5) rebounds. Per Guenther of Ulm, Mantas Kalnietis of Lokomotiv, Janis Strenieks of Spartak and his teammate Zach Wright each dished 7 assists in quarterfinals Game 1. Doellman collected 5 steals against Unics to lead the weekly standings. Brown had 3 blocks to help Lokomotiv to an 18-point road win against Buducnost. His teammates Simas Jasaitis and Richard Hendrix each had 2 blocks in a two-way tie for second place. It was a week without double-doubles - Kurbanov was the closest player to achieve one with 8 points and 11 rebounds against Budivelnik.
2020-21 7DAYS EuroCup MVP: Jamar Smith, UNICS Kazan
A former 7DAYS EuroCup champion and the top three-point shooter in competition history, UNICS Kazan guard Jamar Smith, has been chosen as the MVP for the 2020-21 season...
Apr 23, 2021
7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals MVP: Rob Gray of AS Monaco
Rob Gray is the go-to scorer on AS Monaco, the only team to sweep its 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals series this season. Gray led all scorers with 25 points in Monaco's 82-77 Game 1...
Apr 19, 2021
MVP of the Week: John Brown, UNICS Kazan
A winning effort in a truly historic game has earned UNICS Kazan forward John Brown his first EuroCup MVP of the Week honor. Brown led UNICS to a 100-107 road victory in...
Apr 15, 2021