Chinanu Onuaku has picked up his first-ever MVP of the Round accolade after shining in Hapoel Vegan Friendly Tel Aviv’s 60-78 win at Dolomiti Energia Trento, which clinched the team’s spot in the playoffs. The Hapoel center tallied 22 points, having made all 8 of his shots from two-point range and gone 6-of-8 from the free-throw line. Onuaku also recorded 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 6 fouls drawn. His PIR of 35 was the highest of all players on winning teams in Round 13 of the 7DAYS EuroCup. This marks the sixth time this season that a Hapoel player has been MVP of the Round.
Yoeli Childs of Veolia Towers Hamburg had this round’s highest PIR, 36, but it came in a 103-105 home loss against Promitheas Patras. Childs posted 26 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, in addition to drawing 6 fouls. Bruno Caboclo of ratiopharm Ulm had a PIR of 34. He scored 33 points after going 14-of-17 on two-pointers. Caboclo grabbed 8 rebounds, too. Rounding out the list of top performers in Round 13 are Sam Dekker of the London Lions, Aleksander Balcerowski of Gran Canaria and Josh Adams of Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana, each of whom had a performance index rating of 27.
Individual highs: Alen Omic, Cedevita, 19 rebounds
Bruno Caboclo tied Ulm’s club record with 33 points, which led all the scorers in Round 13. Joe Young, formerly of Promitheas, remains this season’s top scorer with 23.4 points per game. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana center Alen Omic pulled down 19 rebounds, the most in this round. Alpha Kaba of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica leads the EuroCup with 1.5 rebounds per game. Ulm playmaker Yago Dos Santos dished 11 assists, more than anyone else in Round 13. J’Covan Brown leads the way for assists this season, averaging 7.0 assists per contest. Derek Needham of Frutti Extra Bursaspor recorded a round-high 4 steals on Wednesday night. Jeremiah Martin of Slask Wroclaw tops the charts for steals, averaging 2.8 per game. Ondrej Balvin of Prometey Slobozhanske had 3 blocks to lead all players this week. Ismael Kamagate of Paris Basketball is the EuroCup’s top shot blocker this season, having averaged 1.7 blocks per night. There were four players who had a double-double in Round 13: Childs of Hamburg with 26 points and 10 rebounds; Mitchell Watt of Umana Reyer Venice with 12 points and 10 rebounds; Henry Ellenson of Joventut Badalona with 14 points and 10 rebounds; and Buducnost guard Trae Bell-Haynes with 14 points and 10 assists.
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