Regular Season, Round 10 MVP: John Roberson, ASVEL Villeurbanne

Dec 28, 2017 by Print

The 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season was thrilling until the very last second. When the dust settled, 16 teams had survived to keep playing into 2018 and one player, John Roberson of ASVEL Villeurbanne, smashed a record in the process of earning MVP honors for Round 10. Roberson had an amazing night in his team's triple-overtime, 128-129 victory over Herbalife Gran Canaria. In more than 42 minutes on court, Roberson scored 42 points – the season's best scoring performance yet – and shattered a EuroCup record by making 11 of 16 three-point shots. He completed his fine performance with 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 drawn fouls for a performance index rating of 44, the highest so far this season and the EuroCup's second-best in the last two years. The next individual performance this week came from Zenit St Petersburg's Drew Gordon, whose PIR of 35 allowed his team to claim a Top 16 ticket. Gordon scored 27 points and pulled 10 rebounds in his team's road win over Tofas Bursa. Completing the top performances this week were Ondrej Balvin of Gran Canaria (PIR 34), Richard Hendrix of Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (PIR 30) and Sammy Mejia of Tofas (PIR 29).

Individual leaders: Roberson ties fourth-best scoring mark ever

It comes as no surprise that Roberson was the top scorer of Round 10 with his 42 points. Besides posting the best mark so far this season, Roberson tied for the fourth-highest single-game scoring total in the EuroCup's 15-plus seasons. This was not enough, however, to keep Darussafaka Istanbul's Scottie Wilbekin from becoming the regular season's top scorer with his 19.0 points per game. Balvin was huge under the glasses in his team's triple-overtime defeat, collecting 15 rebounds, the most this week. That total helped him tie Gordon for the regular season rebounding title thanks to an average of 8.4 rebounds each. Chris Kramer of Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius was the best passer of the week again with his 9 assists, which made him the regular season assists king with 7.0 per game. On the defensive end, Jaka Blazic of MoraBanc Andorra and Charles Kahudi of ASVEL shined with 5 steals apiece, but the leaders at the end of the regular season were Galatasaray's Alex Renfroe and Dolomiti Energia Trento's Toto Forray with 2.1 per game each. Finally, four players blocked 3 shots apiece in Round 15: Dmitry Kulagin of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, Anzejs Pasecniks of Gran Canaria and Gordon of Zenit. The blocks champ of the regular season was Stephane Lasme of UNICS Kazan with 2.5 per game.

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