Mirkovic, Vaughn, O'neal McKissic, Clark and Qvale named on Team of the Week
Basketball Champions League) – Gameday 3 MVP Shaquielle O'neal McKissic, of Muratbey Usak Sportif, headlines a Team of the Week that comprises of players who stood out for their offensive prowess in the third week of the Regular Season. The ideal Week 3 line-up also includes Branko Mirkovic of CSM Oradea, Kwame Vaughn of Fraport Skyliners, Earl Clark of Besiktas Sompo Japan and Brian Qvale of EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
Point guard: BRANKO MIRKOVIC
It required a lot of things to go right for CSM Oradea to out-score Avtodor Saratov 96-85 and pick up their first win in Group B, but the foundation of their success was the solid display of their playmaker who reached an efficiency rating of 28. Mirkovic went 7-of-10 from the floor to score 21 points and also dished out five assists, grabbed four rebounds and came up with two steals in 23 minutes of action.
Shooting guard: KWAME VAUGHN
Nobody registered a higher efficiency in Week 3 action than the Fraport Skyliners playmaker who has to move at the '2' spot on our Team of the Week but for sure would be able to play in this role without even blinking. In his team's hard-earned 61-56 win over Helios Suns in Domzale, Vaughn stayed on the floor for 34 minutes and collected a game-high 27 points on a fantastic 4-of-5 from the three-point range and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals for good measure.
Small forward: SHAQUIELLE O'NEAL MCKISSIC
His name alone makes it impossible for the Week 3 MVP to go unnoticed, but o'Neal McKissic does great in maintaining the spotlight on him with this outstanding performances. On Wednesday night he inspired Usak to a late fightback against Ventspils and led them to their first win in Group C, 74-69, by pouring in 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting from the floor and coming up with 10 rebounds as well as two steals, which earned him an efficiency rating of 24.
Power forward: EARL CLARK
The Besiktas center would have to play at the '4' position on this team but on Tuesday night he looked like he could do pretty much anything anywhere, so this slight adjustment would be little cause for concern for him. Clark paved the way for the Turkish team's 88-78 win at AEK with his 27 points on 8-of-14 shooting, eight rebounds, two steals and one block in just over 33 minutes of action.
Center: BRIAN QVALE
Rock-solid is the word that Qvale evokes so often and he certainly did justice to his reputation on Wednesday night as he reached an efficiency rating of 29 to instigate Oldenburg's comeback from an 18-point deficit and their 70-66 triumph over Rosa Radom in overtime. The German team's big man finished with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds as he shot an impressive 10-of-12 from the floor, while he also came up with three blocks and two assists.