Fan favorite: Miro Bilan voted player of the week
MIES (Switzerland) - All 32 teams were in action during the first week of the Basketball Champions League Season Seven. We set up a poll with five most impactful players and asked the fans who was the player of the week.
We have narrowed the list down to five names, using the Viziball Advanced Stats system. These five guys were the most impactful in their teams' wins this week.
Chase Simon (JDA Bourgogne Dijon)
Winning on the road in Greece is never easy. Chase Simon pulled all the strings for JDA Bourgogne Dijon in a 70-66 triumph over PAOK mateco, finishing with 25 points, done on 10-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 steals.
Ludvig Hakanson (Surne Bilbao)
ERA Nymburk were held to less than 60 points for the first time ever in the BCL, and Ludvig Hakanson was the key man for Surne Bilbao en route to a 68-54 win in Czech Republic. He had 16 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and did not commit a single turnover all game long.
Errick McCollum (Pinar Karsiyaka)
In his first BCL game, Errick McCollum did everything to get Pinar Karsiyaka a 91-88 win over AEK. McCollum finished with 29 points, knocking down 5-of-6 three-pointers, hitting all ten of his free throws, and dishing out 4 assists for good measure. All done off the bench.
Miro Bilan (Peristeri bwin)
Peristeri bwin recorded their largest home win in the BCL, blowing by Bnei Ofek Dist Herzliya 86-70. Miro Bilan was the man of the hour for coach Vassilis Spanoulis, getting 17 points with 9 rebounds, 4 assists and a career-high in all competitions: 4 steals.
Marcelinho Huertas (Lenovo Tenerife)
The defending champs defeated Rytas Vilnius 89-74 to start their quest towards back-to-back titles. Last season's Final Four MVP Marcelinho Huertas had 19 points, 7 assists and 2 steals, and Lenovo Tenerife were a +28 team during his 25 minutes on the floor.
With the voting closed on Saturday morning, it was Miro Bilan who received the most votes (29 percent), narrowly edging out Marcelinho Huertas (26 percent) and Errick McCollum (21 percent).