Eurocup Round 10 MVP: Keith Langford, Unics Kazan

Dec 17, 2015 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Eurocup Round 10 MVP: Keith Langford, Unics Kazan

On the final night of the Eurocup Regular Season, as five Last 32 spots were being filled, scoring ace Keith Langford won the second consecutive weekly MVP award for Unics Kazan by registering the highest performance index rating for any player on a winning team in Round 10. Langford led already-qualified Unics to a 73-80 road win against Trabzonspor Medical Park with 22 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 blocked shot and 8 fouls drawn. He made 7 of 10 two-point shots, 1 of 4 from the three-point arc and 5 of 5 at the foul line. Those numbers added up to a 31 performance index rating, his best in the Eurocup in this, his second season with Unics, which had the previous round's MVP, Quino Colom, as well. The best performance of Round 10 came in losing effort, with Caleb Green of Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul piling up 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 9 fouls drawn for a 32 index rating that couldn't prevent a 75-81 road loss to Nizhny Novgorod. Rounding out the top three performances, with index ratings of 30 each, were; Gerald Robinson, whose 24 points and 8 assists led JSF Nanterre to an 86-95 road win at Telekom Baskets Bonn, although his team missed the Last 32 in a tie-break; and Darjus Lavrinovic of Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, whose team lost 73-78 at home to Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas despite his 20 points on perfect 7-for-7 two-point and 6-for7 free-throw shooting.

Individual Highs: Jeff Brooks, 13 rebounds

Loukas Mavrokefalidis of AEK Athens and Adrian Banks of Endel Basket Brindisi were high scorers in Round 10, with 27 points each. Mavrokefalidis finished as the regular season's best, with 24.2 points per game. Jeff Brooks of Avtodor Saratov pulled 13 rebounds, more than any player this week, while Kevin Tumba of Proximus Spirou Charleroi had the best regular season numbers, 9.9 per game. Avtodor's Paul Stoll had the Round 10 high of 10 assists, while D.J. Cooper of Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd averaged 10.2 to lead the regular season rankings. Three players had 4 steals each in Round 10, but none of them was the regular season's best, Pavel Pumprla of Spirou, who averaged 2.3 swipes. Four players blocked 3 shots each in Round 10, among them Tumba, the end-of-phase leader with 2.6 per game. And no fewer than 10 players finished the regular season with double-doubles for their teams, including Brooks, Stoll and Cooper.