It's one thing for a club to win its first 7DAYS EuroCup game ever; it's another to do it on the road in comeback fashion. Nikola Rebic waited until crunch time to step up his game, but his timing could not have been better for Mornar Bar on Wednesday. The 23-year-old point guard scored all 9 of his points in the fourth quarter as Mornar fought tooth-and-nail with host Fiat Turin.
Rebic went 6 of 6 from the foul line – twice tying the game and then giving his team the lead – before knocking down a three-pointer with 18 seconds left to ice the 80-84 victory. Rebic also picked up 2 rebounds, 5 assists without a turnover, and 7 fouls drawn for a PIR of 14. His points and assists totals were both EuroCup career highs, although before this season, he had only appeared briefly in two games for Crvena Zvezda, debuting on his 18th birthday back in 2013.
With years of experience behind him now – including parts of four Turkish Airlines EuroLeague seasons with Zvezda – Rebic is starting to take over a leadership role with Mornar. He played 19 minutes in the EuroCup opener against UNICS Kazan and then almost 29 versus Turin. The 1.88-meter playmaker joined the Montenegrin League champion after playing last season with Mega Bemax of his native Serbia and RetaBet Bilbao of Spain.
Once the youngest and smallest man on the floor in EuroLeague games, Rebic is all grown up and deciding outcomes in the EuroCup!