Brazelton, Kramer, Randolph, Abromaitis and Stimac named on Team of the Week
(Basketball Champions League) - Vladimir Stimac of Besiktas Sompo Japan, Tim Abromaitis of Iberostar Tenerife, Levi Randolph of Sigidas Avellino, Chris Kramer of EWE Baskets Oldenburg and last but certainly not least the first weekly MVP in the history of the Basketball Champions League, Tyrone Brazelton of Rosa Radom, make up up the Team of the Week of Regular Season Gameday 1, which will be remembered for some incredible buzzer-beating baskets but also for several big individual performances.
Point guard: TYRONE BRAZELTON
He had to stay on the floor for 47 minutes and 34 seconds, but Brazelton finally lifted Rosa Radom to a 93-85 triumph over PAOK following a triple-overtime thriller. The MVP of Gameday 1 reached an efficiency rating of 30 as he poured in a new Basketball Champions League-high 36 points on 8-of-17 shooting from two-point range, 4-of-8 from beyond the three-point arc and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line, while also dishing out nine assists and taking five rebounds.
Shooting guard: CHRIS KRAMER
Man...big time win on the road! We battled and came out with a 1 point victory. We overcame adversity and got better today. @EWE_Baskets— Chris Kramer (@C_K_3) 19 October 2016
The EWE Baskets Oldenburg playmaker would form a lethal backcourt with Brazelton if they played on the same side this week. Kramer played the entire 40 minutes in his team's last-gasp 77-76 win at BK Ventspils and registered a display rated with an efficiency rating of 29 after picking up a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists and also adding five rebounds, one steal and one block
Small Forward: LEVI RANDOLPH
Sidigas Avellino came up with an 84-70 win at Mega Leks in their Group D premiere thanks in great part to Randolph hardly putting a foot wrong. The American forward converted all seven of his shots from two-point range and all four of his free throws, albeit he was 1-of-4 from beyond the arc. Randolph added five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block for an efficiency rating of 28.
Power Forward: TIM ABROMAITIS
The Iberostar Tenerife forward spearheaded his team's triumphant return to the European stage after a 30-year-long absence as contributed a display rated at 26 in their 85-57 win at Cibona Zagreb. Abromaitis corralled 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor (including 3-of-3 from downtown) and also came up with six rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
Center: VLADIMIR STIMAC
The trademark of the Serbian international has always been his ability to be tremendously effective in the paint while caring little about finesse and on Tuesday night he provided one of the best samples. Stimac registered a performance with an efficiency rating of 31 in Besiktas Sompo Japan's 92-75 win at Proximous Spirou as he came up with a literally flawless game, shooting 9-for-9 from two-point range and 1-for-1 from the stripe to collect 19 points and also brought down 11 boards to complete a double-double effort.