Gameday 9 Team of the Week - Novica Velickovic (SRB), Teemu Rannikko (FIN), J'Covan Brown (USA), David Bell (USA) and Nik Slavica (CRO)
15/12/2016
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A quality quintet in Team of the Week

Big shots, nifty assists and gritty all-round effort - the Basketball Champions League had it all and more on Gameday 9.

There were plenty of strong candidates once again for the Team of the Week but here are the stars that made it.

Guard, J'Covan Brown

The Pinar Karsiyaka man has turned on the style a lot this season but Wednesday night may have been his finest hour. The 1.88m shooting guard erupted for 36 points and finished with an efficiency rating of 35 as the Turkish club throttled an Umana Reyer Venezia side that had been red hot, 99-59.

Guard, David Bell

Dinamo Sassari's new signing has taken to the Basketball Champions League like a duck takes to water. In his first game, the 35-year-old point guard connected on 6 of 9 shots from behind the arc and scored 31 points while also handing out 6 assists. His efficiency rating was 37 after the Italian team's 97-88 home triumph over Szolnoki Olaj.

Guard, Teemu Rannikko

Teemu Rannikko was spectacular for Kataja Basket

The Kataja Basket playmaker has been wheeling and dealing in the competition for the Finnish club and making it genuine contenders for a spot in the play-offs. Rannikko had 26 points and 10 assists as Kataja Basket avenged their defeat earlier in the season to Avtodor Saratov by winning, 97-86.

Forward, Nik Slavica

The Cibona ace, one of Croatia's standout players in the youth ranks, exploded for a season-high 25 points and also pulled down 9 rebounds while dishing out 5 assists in his team's 87-77 victory over Mega Leks. What will fans remember most from this game? Slavica's rim-rocking dunk in the first half is a contender for the slam of the season.

Forward, Novica Velickovic

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The veteran turned in another solid performance for Partizan Belgrade as they won for the second time in a row. Velickovic, against Group E leaders Besiktas, had 20 points - 7 of them coming in the decisive fourth quarter - as Partizan prevailed for the fifth time this season.