MVP of the Week: Luke Maye, Dolomiti Energia Trento

Jan 21, 2021 by Print

Dolomiti Energia Trento forward Luke Maye put on a dominant performance in his team's first Top 16 Group F victory to walk away with the 7DAYS EuroCup MVP of the Week award. Maye was relentless in scoring 25 points and pulling 15 rebounds over 31 minutes to pile up a performance index rating of 34. It was the best PIR of Maye's rookie EuroCup season so far and the highest in eight games this week. His rebound total broke his previous Trento club record in EuroCup play. Right behind him with a PIR of 32 was Mathias Lessort of AS Monaco in a 96-84 home win over his former team, Unicaja Malaga. Lessort PIR and 20 points were career highs, as were his 4 steals and 8 offensive rebounds, the latter of which was a Monaco club record. The week's third-best PIR, 27, belonged to Vince Hunter of Virtus Segafredo Bologna, who combined 23 points and 11 rebounds in his team's 87-99 road win over JL Bourg en Bresse. In the same game, Bourg's Danilo Andjusic had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for a PIR of 25. Four players – Milos Teodosic of Virtus, Deon Thompson of Unicaja, Nenad Dimitrijevic of Joventut Badalona, and Kendrick Perry of Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana – tied for the week's fifth-best PIR with 24 each.

Individual highs: Maxime Roos, Metropolitans, 5 blocks

The top scorer this week in the EuroCup was Tyler Stone of Nanterre 92, who had 26 points despite a 95-90 road loss at Joventut. Hunter is the Top 16's best scorer after two games with 22.5 points on average. Maye's 15 rebounds topped all players this week, but Hunter's average of 10.0 is the best in the Top 16 so far. Perry dished 10 assists in Olimpija's 74-71 home win over Buducnost VOLI Podgorica. Through two rounds, he, Dimitrijevic of Joventut and Justin Cobbs of Buducnost average 7.5 each. Lessort of Monaco had the most steals this week with 4. Luka Mitrovic of Buducnost leads the Top 16 with an average of 2.5 steals. And Maxime Roos of Boulogne Metropolitans 92 had a career-high 5 blocks this week and also leads the Top 16 with 3.5 per game.