A lot of razzle, dazzle and power in Team of the Week
Coming up with the top five players on a Gameday in the Basketball Champions League is an onerous task because there are always many strong candidates.
What is certain for the latest Team of the Week is that all the members were terrific for their respective sides.
In the quintet is power, grit, finesse and aerial artistry. All five came through in the clutch for their teams.
Guard: Folarin Campbell
Whether he was serving up alley-oop passes to teammates or scoring with nifty moves himself, the 30-year-old Campbell was making important plays for a Ventspils side that was in desperate need of a win to boost its chances of making the Play-Offs. Campbell finished with 16 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and a +23 efficiency rating.
Guard: Furkan Korkmaz
As debuts in the Basketball Champions League go, Turkey international Korkmaz's was stunning on Tuesday night. He was either making big 3-pointers, flying high above the rim for put-backs or coming up with steals and soaring in for dunks. The words "worth the price of admission" come to mind when we see the name Korkmaz!
Forward: Howard Sant-Roos
Talk about production, the CEZ Nymburk ace did it all this week in his team's big win over Fraport Skyliners. The Cuban had a +31 efficiency rating after his 27-point, 6-rebound, 4-assist and 3-steal effort in the Czech team's 87-72 triumph over the Frankfurt team. By the way, opponents will not want Sant-Roos to get the ball in his hands late in games when they need to foul because all the 25-year-old has done this season is make 39 of his 44 attempts from the charity stripe. He was a perfect 11 of 11 on Wednesday.
Forward: Zach Auguste
It takes a brave man to go into combat against Auguste because this power forward takes no prisoners. His dominating 31-point and 14-rebound effort for Muratbey Usak Sportif on Wednesday raised eyebrows all over Europe. Auguste finished with a +31 efficiency rating.
Center: Javon McCrea
Kids that want to grow up and be basketball players should watch how hard McCrea works. He always brings effort, and that effort saw the 24-year-old powerhouse score a season-high 24 points for Maccabi Rand Media in their 79-61 demolition of Umana Reyer Venezia on Wednesday. McCrea also had 13 rebounds, 2 steals and a block and walked off the court with a +36 efficiency rating.