Dubljevic, Valencia set records together

Nov 15, 2018 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Dubljevic, Valencia set records together

As if a triple-digit display of offensive fireworks wasn't enough already, Valencia Basket gave its fans even more reasons to enjoy Wednesday night's entertaining 101-83 home victory over Turk Telekom Ankara. Popular big man Bojan Dubljevic reached a major milestone by becoming the all-time EuroCup leader in field goals made. The 27-year-old, now in his seventh season with Valencia, entered the game with 447 field goals, just three behind E.J. Rowland. He surpassed that mark with a trademark layup midway through the fourth quarter, setting a new record which he will surely extend to near-uncatchable levels over the next few months.

Dubljevic made all three of his two-point attempts on the night, and that fittingly contributed to another record as Valencia converted 21 of 24 shots from inside the arc for a conversion rate of 87.5%. That remarkable accuracy set a single-game record in the EuroCup, beating the previous best of 86.2% by Bulgarian side Lukoil Academic in a 2003 victory against Demon Astronauts from the Netherlands.

And that’s not all: on a somewhat smaller but still impressive scale, Valencia also set a club record by dishing a total of 31 assists – with 6 of them coming from that man again, Bojan Dubljevic, marking a new career-high on a memorable evening.