Team of the Week - Gameday 13
19/01/2017
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The cream rises to the top in the latest Team of the Week

There were big-time performances in big-time games all over Europe this week in the Basketball Champions League.

Some stars helped keep their teams' hopes of reaching the Play-Offs alive while others led the way for sides battling for first place.

Once again, there were plenty of candidates for the Team of the Week. We chose the following.

Guard: Joe Ragland

When the Sidigas Avellino playmaker is on his game, there aren't many opponents that will have a chance. Ragland has an uncanny ability to hit big shots to arrest the momentum of opponents, whether it's hitting 3-pointers, putting the ball on the deck and scoring over the bigs or finding teammates with passes. The 27-year-old did a little bit of everything for Avellino in their 78-66 come-from-behind win at Iberostar Tenerife, finishing with 19 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and a steal. He was all over the highlight reel as Avellino maintained hope of finishing first in Group D.

Guard: Larry Drew

The Neptunas point guard, shut out in the first meeting against Ventspils, provided a very different picture this week with 22 points and 6 assists in the Baltic battle. Drew's performance helped Neptunas win for the ninth time and stay in the hunt for first place in Group C.

Guard: Martin Zeno

The versatile CSM CSU Oradea guard picked the right time to have a record-equalling performance. On Wednesday night, Zeno poured in 42 points and led the Romanian club to a 101-91 overtime triumph over Kataja Basket. Jimmy Baron, in a game against Muratbey Usak Sportif earlier this season, hit a competition-high 42 points. Zeno's dazzling display allowed Oradea to improve to 6-7 - the same record as Avtodor Saratov, Kataja Basket and Maccabi Rand Media. All four of those teams have a chance to reach the Play-Offs heading into Gameday 14 - the final round of the Regular Season. 

Forward: Kyle Weems

The clutch man of Besiktas who hit a game-winning, step-back 3-pointer earlier this season at Dinamo Sassari, was a gritty performer once again. This time he had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. He was also outstanding on defense with 3 steals and a game-clinching block in the Turkish club's 96-91 win over Szolnoki Olaj. 

Forward: Vince Hunter

The Avtodor Saratov power forward was bad to the bone (and that's a good thing) against Umana Reyer Venezia. Not only did he score 18 points and grab 9 rebounds, Hunter caught an alley-oop pass from Nick Minnerath and threw it down for one of the most memorable plays of the season. Worth the price of admission comes to mind when you hear the name Vince Hunter.