FabFive tips, Round 22: Who can stay hot?

Jan 26, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
FabFive tips, Round 22: Who can stay hot?

Endurance is always of high importance when choosing players for the FabFive Challenge, even more so during two-round weeks. Of course, endurance matters little for our purposes if the players aren't offensive weapons.

Among the top scorers in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague over the past three rounds can be found multiple players from three different FabFive Challenge ranges... and all are worthy of consideration.

Which of those hot players are most likely to keep it up? Which ones will get the chance to shine even during a two-round week? Who has the best matchups? And perhaps most important, what does your gut tell you?

With that in mind, here are some FabFive suggestions for Round 22:

Range 1 (0 to 3.99) – After playing limited minutes through the first half of the season, Diego Flaccadori has played at least 15 minutes in two of FC Bayern Munich's last three games and he scored a season-high 8 points versus AX Armani Exchange Milan last week. With a two-round week ahead, he could be in for another large dose of playing time and shots against Khimki in Moscow.

Range 2 (4 to 7.99) – Since he assumed starting point guard duties for LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in Round 20, Derrick Walton Jr. has averaged 9.5 points in 23 minutes per game. At that rate, he won't remain in Range 2 for long.

Range 3 (8 to 11.99) – After not scoring more than 15 points all season, Toko Shengelia has netted 18 points in two of CSKA Moscow's last three games. He was seventh in the league in scoring just last season and this week faces one of the league's weakest defenses in Berlin.

Range 4 (12 to 14.99) – In recent weeks, Nando De Colo of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul has displayed the scoring touch that made him the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner in 2015-16. He's averaged 20.3 points over the past three games and will be eager for a big scoring game at home against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv.

Range 5 (15.0 or higher) – He was already one of the top scorers in the league and now under new head coach Oded Kattash, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens's Nemanja Nedovic could take another step forward. It won't be easy in Madrid, but the risk may well be worth the reward.

Good luck in Round 22!