Round 3 MVP: Alex Hamilton, Maccabi Rishon LeZion

Oct 17, 2019 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print

The third round of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season was full of thrills, but when the dust settled, one player stood above the rest. Alex Hamilton of Maccabi Rishon LeZion racked up a performance index rating of 38 as the MVP of the Round. Hamilton was a beast in his team's first EuroCup win ever, 77-72 over visiting AS Monaco. He led all players on the floor with 22 points -- including 10 of 10 free throws -- 8 assists and 3 blocks. He also picked up 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 10 fouls drawn. His 38 PIR was the best in the EuroCup since December 11, 2018. Following Hamilton, Errick McCollum of UNICS Kazan led his team to a 92-94 road win at Nanterre 92. McCollum had a PIR of 30 thanks to 24 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 9 fouls drawn. The top five individual performances of the week were completed by Langston Hall of Promitheas Patras (PIR 29) and two players with a PIR of 27 each, Aaron Craft of Dolomiti Energia Trento and Octavius Ellis of Patras.

Individual highs: Langston Hall, Promitheas, 11 assists

Devin Williams of Tofas Bursa was the best scorer of the round with 28 points against Umana Reyer Venice. Jamar Smith of UNICS leads all scorers this season with 22.3 points per game. Hassan Martin of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica was huge under the glass with 13 rebounds, the most grabbed by any player this week. Rashawn Thomas of Partizan NIS Belgrade leads the season rankings so far with a whopping 12.0 rebounds per game. Hall of Patras was the best passer of the round with 11 assists, which lifted him to the top spot of the season rankings, as well, where he averages 8.0 assists. On the defensive end, three players collected 5 steals apiece: Eimantas Bendzius of Rytas Vilnius, Vincent Sanford of Limoges CSP and Anthony Clemmons of Monaco. Clemmons is also first through three games with 3.7 steals on average. Finally, stopping shots under the rim, Tyler Cain of Germani Brescia Leonessa and MVP Hamilton had 3 blocks apiece, while Alex Tyus of UNICS leads the season rankings with 2.7 stops per game.