In just his third 7DAYS EuroCup game ever, forward Isaiah Miles caught fire to help Limoges CSP break a two-game losing streak and to earn the MVP honor for Round 4 of the regular season. Miles exploded for 23 points to go with 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 6 fouls drawn as Limoges topped visiting Tofas Bursa 89-81 in Group B. His 6-for-6 three-point shooting matched the highest total without a miss in any EuroCup game since 2012 and his performance index rating of 31 was the best among all players in Round 4. As such, Miles became the first MVP of the Round ever from Limoges. Behind him in second place was Ismet Akpinar of ratiopharm Ulm, whose career-high 27 points couldn't prevent a 103-95 defeat at MoraBanc Andorra. Akpinar made 4 of 4 two-point shots, 3 of 4 threes and 10 of 10 free throws for a PIR of 30. Uros Lukovic of Mornar Bar came next with a 29 PIR based on his 14 points and 9 rebounds, although his team lost away to Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt. Five players tied with PIRs of 28, including two from Zenit St. Petersburg. Jalen Reynolds had 21 points and 5 rebounds while his teammate Sergey Karasev posted 26 points and 3 assists in Zenit's home win over Valencia Basket. Dimitry Kulagin paced Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to a road win at Cedevita Zagreb with 25 points. Andrew Albicy of Andorra posted a double-double of 17 points and 11 assists as his team topped visiting Ulm. And Derek Needham of AS Monaco had 29 points and 5 assists in road win over Galatasaray Istanbul.
Leaders: Zenit's Brandon Jennings, 12 assists
Needham was the top scorer of Round 4 with 29 points. Tyshawn Taylor of Fiat Turin leads the EuroCup with 18.3 points per game. Three players caught 11 rebounds this week: Samardo Samuels of Limoges, Dominique Sutton of Rytas Vilnius and Vladimir Stimac of Turk Telekom Ankara. Monaco's Ian Hummer is the top rebounder this season with 8.5 per game. Zenit's Brandon Jennings had 12 assists, more than any other player in Round 4. Peyton Siva of ALBA Berlin leads this category with 10.3 assists per contest. Pierria Henry of UNICS Kazan and Dylan Ennis of Andorra led this round with 4 steals each. Javonte Green of Ulm tops the charts after four rounds with 3.7 steals per game. Jamel McLean of Lokomotiv was the top shot-blocker with 4 rejections this week. Three players share the league lead, averaging 2 blocks per game: Lukovic, Augusto Lima of Cedevita and Robert Upshaw of Arka Gdynia.