Team of the Week oozes with quality
MIES (Basketball Champions League) - We saw high-flying jams, the sweetest of passes and big-time shots on Gameday 2. There were also terrific defensive plays. And there were numerous contenders for the Team of the Week.
In the end, there can only be five and here they are.
Adam Smith, Guard
Smith pulled the right strings for Elan Chalon in a 67-55 win over Capo D'Orlando
Talk about wheeling and dealing, Smith did it in abundance for Elan Chalon to help fire them to victory over Capo d'Orlando. The 24-year-old had 25 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and a couple of steals and walked off the court with a +31 efficiency rating. Magnifique!
Tony Taylor, Guard
Talk about scintillating, that's the word that should precede Taylor's name in every game he plays. He had 9 of his 24 points in overtime and hit 75 percent of his shots from the floor for Banvit, who overcame the heartbreak of a triple overtime defeat at Umana Reyer Venezia and beat Petrol Olimpija, 87-83.
Jamal Shuler, Guard
When in need of a basket, call 1-800-Jamal Shuler
Inspiration you want? Inspiration you get with Shuler, who is already proving to be as valuable for Nanterre 92, just as he was last season for AS Monaco Basket. Shuler, who has a shooting stroke to die for, connected on 4 of his 8 shots from long range and poured in 24 points overall in the French team's 89-81 home triumph over Sidigas Avellino.
Jarrod Jones, Center
Can anyone stop Pinar Karsiyaka sensation Jarrod Jones? Unlikely.
Goodness me, is this going to happen on a weekly basis for Mr Jones? Already the MVP of Gameday 1, Jones has followed that up with a performance that was just as good, if not better against Juventus Utena. Jones had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists as Karsiyaka beat the Lithuanian club to improve to 2-0.
Dimitris Mavroeidis, Center
AEK wouldn't have had a chance without the solid play of veteran Mavroeidis
The Greece international made play after play to help AEK stay within striking distance of Umana Reyer Venezia. He finished with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist and a +25 efficiency rating as the Greek club claimed a famous overtime triumph in Italy.