Having already set several 7DAYS EuroCup records this season, center Bojan Dubljevic added another honor to his name by becoming the MVP for Top 16 Round 4 while leading Valencia Basket into the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Dubljevic headlined Valencia’s 81-82 road win over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade with an all-round performance of 24 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal. He made 6 of 10 two-point shots and 4 of 6 triples on his way to a performance index rating of 29, his highest since 2014, earning Dubljevic his fourth MVP of the Round award. Paul Lacombe of AS Monaco had a career-best PIR of 28, the second highest of Round 4, in his team’s 68-71 home loss against Partizan NIS Belgrade. Lacombe netted a career-high 23 points to go with 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Next on the list of best performances in this round were David Walker of MoraBanc Andorra and Mathias Lessort of Unicaja Malaga, who each had a PIR of 26. Walker compiled 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block as MoraBanc beat Zenit St. Petersburg 86-74 to reach the quarterfinals. Lessort had 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in Unicaja’s 77-78 road win over Limoges CSP.
Individual leaders: Rafa Luz, MoraBanc, 4 steals
Stratos Perperoglou of Crvena Zvezda was Top 16 Round 4’s best scorer with 26 points. Andrew Albicy of MoraBanc Andorra leads the Top 16 rankings with 17.7 points per game. Topping the rebounding charts in Round 4 were Alpha Kaba of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne and Mouhammad Faye of Zvezda, with 10 boards apiece. Jalen Reynolds of Zenit is Top 16’s rebounding leader at 10.5 per contest. Ismet Akpinar of ratiopharm Ulm had 9 assists, more than any player in Round 4. Alex Renfroe of Partizan leads the Top 16 in assists with 6.1 per game. MoraBanc’s Rafa Luz led this round with 4 steals. Luz joins his teammate Albicy, Jamel McLean of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Dominique Sutton of Rytas Vilnius in a four-player tie atop the Top 16 steals rankings with 2.0 on average. Five players had 2 blocks each this week: Faye, Lessort, Jarrod Uthoff of Zenit, ASVEL’s Charles Kahudi and Ulm’s Gavin Schilling. Eric Buckner of AS Monaco leads the Top 16 with 1.7 blocks on average.
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