7DAYS EuroCup, Round 4 MVP: Errick McCollum, UNICS

Oct 24, 2019 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print

Errick McCollum used a career performance to lead UNICS Kazan past visiting Joventut Badalona 86-74 on Wednesday night, and in the process earned the MVP of the Round honor for Round 4 of the regular season. The former EuroCup champion and competition MVP posted his career high with a performance index rating of 41, the highest of any player this season. McCollum netted 32 points, tying his career best, by making 6 of 8 two-point shots, 4 of 8 three-pointers, and 8 of 9 free throws. The UNICS guard also had 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals, as well as 11 fouls drawn to earn the fourth MVP of the Round honor of his EuroCup career. Joventut's Alen Omic had the second best PIR, 35. He scored 20 points, pulled down 13 rebounds, had 4 steals, 2 assists and 1 block in a road loss to EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Justin Knox of Dolomiti Energia Trento accumulated index rating 33 in a home loss against Asseco Arka Gdynia, collecting 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists. Brian Conklin of Limoges CSP had a PIR of 32, with 26 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assists despite his team's road loss at Umana Reyer Venecia. Isaia Cordinier of Nanterre 92 rounded out the list of top performers with a PIR of 30. The 22-year old forward had 20 points 4 assists, 4 steals, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in a road win over Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana.

Individual highs: Justin Knox, Dolomiti Energia Trento, 14 rebounds

McCollum led all scorers in Round 4 with 32 points, the most scored by any player this season. He is also the overall scoring leader with 20.8 points per game through four rounds. Knox had 14 rebounds, another season high in the competition. Alan Williams of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Johnathan Hamilton of Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul are the rebounding co-leaders with 9.5 per game. Semaj Christon of Limoges had 11 assists, more than any player in Round 4. Trento's Aaron Craft leads the competition in assists this season with 8.0 per game. Tarik Phillip of Tofas Bursa led all players this round with 5 steals. Anthony Clemmons of AS Monaco tops the steals chart for the season with an average of 3.0. Five players had 3 blocked shots in Round 4: Hamilton, Martynas Echodas of Rytas Vilnius, Andrea Zerini of Germani Brescia Leonessa, Nathan Boothe of EWE Baskets Oldenburg and William Mosley of Partizan NIS Belgrade. Hamilton leads the EuroCup with 2.5 blocks per game.