Points explosions, records and clutch efforts lead to Team of Week
There were eye-popping performances all over the place on Gameday 8 in the Basketball Champions League. Bryon Allen, Jimmy Baron, Rio Brown, Hrvoje Peric and Vladimir Stimac stood out the most to make our Team of the Week.
Guard: Bryon Allen
Great Team Win. Still Got A Lot Of Work To Do. Just Taking It One Day At A Time. pic.twitter.com/L1wF8jSuOH— Bryon Allen (@_BAllen0_) December 6, 2016
Tuesday was 'Go Time!' for CEZ Nymburk guard Bryon Allen. Mr 'Fast and Furious' had his engine running from start to finish in the Czech club's 114-70 demolition of Bakken Bears. The 24-year-old Allen tormented the Danish outfit on fast breaks and also drilled 4 of 9 from the arc. He finished with 35 points and a +35 efficiency rating.
Guard: Jimmy Baron
Baron lived up to his reputation as a 3-point shooting extraordinaire on Tuesday against Muratbey Usak Sportif. He buried 10 of 15 attempts from the arc on his way to 42 points - the most ever scored in a Basketball Champions League game - as Neptunas prevailed 103-88 to stay on top of Group C.
Guard: Rion Brown
It didn't take long for Rion Brown to make his mark in the Basketball Champions League. On Tuesday in Rishon Le Zion, Israel, Brown erupted for 40 points against Maccabi Rand Media. He connected on 9 of 12 shots from behind the arc and made 15 of 20 from the floor overall. His performance gave Brown a +41 efficiency for the game but more importantly, helped playoff-chasing Kataja Basket even their record in Group B at 4-4.
Forward: Hrvoje Peric
The Croatian sensation made the Team of the Week for the second time this season after leading Umana Reyer Venezia to victory over Group B leaders Le Mans. Peric scored 9 of his game-high 23 points in a 2:50 stretch of the third quarter that helped his team go from facing a 38-35 deficit to taking the lead for good.
Center: Vladimir Stimac
Proximus Spirou brings out the beast in Besiktas Sompo Japan center Vladimir Stimac. The Serbia international had 19 points and 11 rebounds in his team's first win against the Charleroi club and on Wednesday in the second Group E meeting between the sides, he established a single-game record of 18 rebounds in a 68-66 triumph for the Turkish club. Stimac also had 4 blocks to go with his 11 points as Besiktas won for the seventh time in eight games.