19 September, 2017
06 May, 2018
22 Angelo Caloiaro (USA)
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A hardworking, scrappy five for the Gameday 3 Team of the Week

MIES (Basketball Champions League) - The stars came out again in the Basketball Champions League on Gameday 3. The were plenty of oohs and ahhs. There was razzle and dazzle. There was clutch-shooting. There was slamming and jamming. Some studs made game-changing plays at home and others did so on the road.

Which were the players that stood out the most? As always, there were plenty of candidates but we've narrowed down the list. Here's the Team of the Week.

Bryon Allen, Guard

EWE Baskets Oldenburg's Allen was too hot to handle on Gameday 3.

We've seen this before. Allen can flat out play. Last year, he was sensational for CEZ Nymburk in the Basketball Champions League and now, he's at it again with EWE Baskets Oldenburg. He sure caused a stir for the German club in its 96-82 home triumph over previously unbeaten Pinar Karsiyaka. Allen had 21 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. He finished with a +26 efficiency rating. 

Gabe York, Guard

York may as well be applauding himself because yes, he was that good in Slovenia.

While he can set up his teammates, York can also score in bunches. He did it to the tune of 25 points against Petrol Olimpija in Slovenia to lead medi Bayreuth to a 90-77 victory. Here is a word to the wise. Do not leave this man open! He buried seven 3-balls. York is averaging 23ppg in his last couple of Basketball Champions League outings.

Aigars Skele, Guard

Skele was fearless against Elan Chalon on Tuesday night

There was nothing that Skele did not do well this week for Ventspils as they won for the second straight home game in the Basketball Champions League by a single point. The Latvia international scored, he dished, he rebounded. When it was all over, the 24-year-old shooting guard had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in the 78-77 triumph over Elan Chalon.

Angelo Caloiaro, Forward

Caloiaro lays it all out on the line for Banvit 

The 28-year-old contributes in a myriad of ways for Banvit. He puts the ball in the basket when needed, crashes the boards and sets up teammates. After a 20-point, 9-rebound effort in last week's victory over Petrol Olimpija, which saw him attain an efficiency mark of +25, Caloiaro delivered big style again with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists and a +23 in a 74-70 win at AEK Athens. That 2 of 8 effort from the free-throw line on Gameday 1 at Umana Reyer Venezia? It's a distant memory. He's made all seven of his attempts since.

Petr Benda, Center

Benda is always a positive factor for CEZ Nymburk

Experience matters, which is one reason why CEZ Nymburk are glad to have Czech international Benda in their team. He's been doing this for a long time. The  35-year-old center is showing no signs of slowing down, either. He poured in 24 points on 11 of 16 shooting in CEZ Nymburk's win at Telekom Baskets Bonn.