Round 10 MVP: Patrick Miller, ratiopharm Ulm

Dec 20, 2018 by Print

Not only did he lead ratiopharm Ulm to victory and the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 in a do-or-die game on the road, but Patrick Miller also recorded the best individual performance this week to earn the MVP honor for Round 10. Miller guided Ulm to get a convincing 80-97 road win against Germani Brescia Leonessa, amassing a performance index rating (PIR) of 33. He scored 23 points by making 7 of 9 two-point shots, 1 of 4 threes and 6 of 6 free throws. He added career highs of 7 assists and 5 steals, as well. Joe Ragland of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, Nigel Hayes of Galatasaray Istanbul and Martynas Echodas of Rytas Vilnius each had a PIR of 31 to follow Miller. Hayes and Ragland did it in the same game, as Zvezda defeated Galatasaray 83-100. Ragland had 18 points and a career-high 12 assists, which was also a new club record. Hayes had 30 points for Galatasaray. Echodas led Rytas to a 71-67 home win against Mornar Bar with 23 points on 11-of-14 two-point shooting, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists. All except the rebounds were new career highs for him. Elgin Cook of Cedevita Zagreb, with a PIR 29 in his team's home loss to Tofas Bursa, completed the top individual performances in Round 10.

Individual highs: Stimac, regular season's top performer

Vladimir Stimac of Turk Telekom, eliminated in its last game, finished as the regular season PIR leader with 19.8 per game. He had a PIR of 26 in his team's Round 10 loss to Partizan NIS Belgrade. Cook was this round's top scorer with 32 against Tofas Bursa. Sergey Karasev of Zenit was the regular season's top scorer, averaging 18.9 points in seven games. Darington Hobson of Fiat Turin led all rebounders in Round 10 with 13 against Unicaja Malaga. Mouhammad Faye of Zvezda was this phase's best rebounder at 7.67 per night, edging Jalen Reynolds of Zenit (7.60). Ragland dished 12 assists, more than anybody in Round 10. Peyton Siva of ALBA Berlin was the regular season's assists king at 9.7 on average. Miller, Borisa Simanic of Zvezda and Devyn Marble of Dolomiti Energia Trento each collected 5 steals in Round 10. Javonte Green of Ulm collected 29 steals in nine games for league-leading average of 3.2 per night. Gerald Beverly of Brescia had 4 blocks this week. Robert Upshaw of Arka Gydnia and Uros Lukovic of Mornar Bar each averaged 1.7 blocks, the best in the regular season. Ragland, Hobson, Reynolds and Leon Kratzer of Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt all recorded double-doubles in Round 10.