Regular season Game 1 MVP: Matt Lojeski, Telenet Oostende

Nov 08, 2012 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Regular season Game 1 MVP: Matt Lojeski, Telenet Oostende
Matthew Lojeski - Telenet Oostende  (photo bcoostende.be)A stellar performance in a winning effort allowed Matt Lojeski of Telenet Oostende to become the first weekly MVP of the 2012-13 Eurocup season. In his competition debut, Lojeski stood out as he led Oostende to an 84-65 home win over Panionios BC Athens. The 27-year-old shooting guard amassed 22 points on 6-of-10 two-point shooting, 1 of 2 three-pointers and 7 of 8 free throws. He added 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals a block and 5 fouls drawn for a performance index ranking of 34, which was the second best on any Oostende player in the club’s lengthy participation in the Eurocup. Allan Ray of Ratiopharm Ulm helped his team to its first-ever Eurocup win against Cholet Basket with 25 points on 10-of-12 two-point shooting, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for a 33 index. Five other players stood out with index ratings of 28: - Lojeski’s teammate Wes Wilkinson, Darryl Watkins of PBC Lukoil Academic Sofia, Sergey Karasev of BC Triumph Lyubertsy, Lamont Hamilton of Gescrap Bilbao Basket and Pau Ribas of Valencia Basket, who complete the top individual performances in regular season Game 1.

Individual highs: Miljan Pavkovic of CEZ Nymburk, 10 assists

Karasev was the week's top scorer with 27 points in Triumph's road win against Le Mans Sarthe Basket. John Bryant of Ratiopharm Ulm and Charles Kahudi of Le Mans led all rebounder by pulling down 12 apiece against Cholet and Triumph, respectively. Miljan Pavkovic dished a league-high 10 assists in Nymburk's home win against BC Budivelnik Kiev. Darryl Watkins of Lukoil led all Week 1 players in blocks by rejecting 4 shots against Belgacom Spirou. Mire Chatman of Unics Kazan collected more steals than any other player, 6, in a road win at Stelmet Zielona Gora. Six players – Lamont Hamilton, John Bryant, Arminas Urbutis of BC Prienai, Adam Waczynski of Trefl Sopot, Axel Hervelle of Bilbao and Dwayne Anderson of s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg recorded double-doubles. Only Hamilton (20 points, 10 rebounds) and Hervelle (11 points, 11 rebounds) were the only teammates to do so.

LEADERS REGULAR SEASON, WEEK 1
RANKING
LOJESKI, MATTHEW 34
RAY, ALLAN 33
WILKINSON, WES 28
WATKINS, DARRYL 28
KARASEV, SERGEY 28
POINTS
KARASEV, SERGEYBBY 27
ORELIK, GEDIMINAS 26
THORNTON, BOOTSY 26
GREER, LYNN 25
RAY, ALLAN 25
TOTAL REBOUNDS
KAHUDI, CHARLES 12
BRYANT, JOHN 12
URBUTIS, ARMINAS 11
HERVELLE, AXEL 11
WACZYNSKI, ADAM 11
ASSISTS
PAVKOVIC, MILJAN 10
DIENER, TRAVIS 8
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 8
SATORANSKY, TOMAS 7
HODGE, WALTER 7