Round 3 co-MVPs: Raymar Morgan, UNICS and Giorgi Shermadini, Unicaja

Oct 18, 2018 by Print

In a round of stellar individual performances, two players helped their teams win in the most remarkable way. As such, Raymar Morgan of UNICS Kazan and Giorgi Shermadini of Unicaja Malaga, each with a performance index rating of 34, share the MVP honor for Round 3 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season. Shermadini led Unicaja to a 85-96 road win over Mornar Bar on Wednesday. His 26 points and PIR of 34 were EuroCup career highs for him and his 11 two-pointers doubled his previous best. He also made his first three-pointer in European competition after 135 career games in the EuroLeague and EuroCup. He added 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks, as well. Morgan anchored UNICS's runaway 92-78 win over Fiat. His team-highs of 25 points and 34 PIR came in just 21 minutes. Morgan's first 12 points put UNICS up 17-5 in a record 31-6 first quarter. Morgan hit 9 of 12 two-point shots, 7 of 8 free throws to go with 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 7 fouls drawn. Mouhammad Faye of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade had a PIR of 28 in his team's 85-79 win against Morabanc Andorra. Faye led Zvezda with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Peyton Siva of ALBA Berlin and Andrea Albicy of Andorra, with PIRs of 26, completed the top individual performances in Round 3.

Individual highs: ALBA's Siva, 13 assists

Shermadini was also this round's top scorer with 26 points. Brandon Jennings of Zenit St. Petersburg is the competition's top scorer (20 ppg.) but has only played one game so far. Jalen Reynolds of Zenit and Pablo Aguilar of Cedevita Zagreb each pulled down 13 rebounds in Round 3. Ian Hummer of AS Monaco is the competition's best rebounds at 10 per night. Siva dished 13 assists to help ALBA beat Limoges CSP. He also leads the league with 11 per night after three rounds. Albicy and Quantez Robertson of Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt each collected 5 steals, the highest total this week. Javonte Green of ratiopharm Ulm is the league leader with 4 per night. Augusto Lima of Cedevita and Andrea Zerini of Germani Brescia Leonessa each had 3 blocks in Round 3. Lima ranks first in blocks with 2.3 per night. As many as nine players – Nigel Hayes of Galatasaray Istanbul, Faye, Albicy, Hummer, Kenny Gabriel of Turk Telekom Ankara, Mathias Lessort of Unicaja, Reynolds, Gal Mekel of Zenit and Siva – registered double-doubles in this round.