The 7DAYS EuroCup regular season is entering its final stretch and the first teams already made the Top 16. However, there are other teams still trying to reach that phase, as in the cases of Tofas Bursa and Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, for whom Sammy Mejia and Hassan Martin, respectively, earned MVP of the Week honors. Mejia and Martin had the highest performance index ratings of Round 7, with 29 each, as they pushed their teams to victories to stay alive in the Top 16 race. Mejia led all scorers this week with 26 points. He added 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal to lead Tofas to an 82-72 victory over Partizan NIS Belgrade to solidify third place in Group B. Martin was the catalyst of Buducnost's first win of the season, posting 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks in a 69-76 road ambush against Dolomiti Energia Trento. Completing the top five individual performances of the round were Clevin Hannah of MoraBanc Andorra (PIR 28), Alen Omic of Joventut Badalona (26) and Arnas Butkevicius of Rytas Vilnius (25).
Individual highs: Markovic collects 5 steals, becomes EuroCup's steals king
Mejia was the top scorer of the round with his 26 points against Partizan. Jamar Smith of UNICS Kazan still leads the season rankings with 18.4 points per game. Under the glass, Alan Williams of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar shined with 13 boards, more than anyone else in Round 7. He is also the league leader with 8.9 rebounds per game. Semaj Christon of Limoges CSP was the best passer of the round with 12 assists, reinforcing his leadership in the overall rankings (8.0 apg.). On the defensive end, Stefan Markovic of Segafredo Virtus Bologna collected 5 steals and became the EuroCup all-time steals king with a total 171 in 113 games, surpassing Mire Chatman who had 167 in 75 games. AS Monaco's Anthony Clemmons leads the season rankings with 3.0 steals per game. Martin and Muhsin Yasar of Tofas Bursa led Round 7 with 4 blocks apiece. Martin is also the league leader with 2.0 rejections per game.