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BCL Fantasy tips: Nobody hotter than Randall II in January

MIES (Switzerland) - The official BCL Fantasy game is in full progress, with rewards waiting for you just around the corner. Here to help you get closer is our weekly overview of tips on the players who are on a hot streak.

This week, we're focusing on the current leading scorer of Basketball Champions League Season 8. It's Cholet Basket's Craig Randall II, who has only been with the team during five BCL games, but is already proving he's impossible to guard when he's feeling hot.

Randall's month of January was sensational. He started it with 15 points in Game 1 of the Play-Ins against Banco di Sardegna Sassari, and was twice as good in Game 2 on the road, pouring in 30 points.

He then had to quickly switch to French League surroundings, counting to 22 against ASVEL, before sealing the deal against Sassari in Game 3 with 24 points, to send Cholet through to the Round of 16 in this competition.

The 27-year-old guard finished off the month with 57 points over the last three games, making his southpaw spike one of the scariest sights in European basketball since we entered the 2024 calendar year.

Randall is averaging 19.6 points over the five games he's played in the BCL,  hitting 41 percent of his three-pointers on an outstanding 10 attempts per game. The crucial part of our official Fantasy game is the efficiency rating, of course, and Craig switched through gears over the last three games there, too.

He had an efficiency rating of 59 in that span, which would have definitely boosted your chances to climb the leaderboards and challenge for the rewards in various leagues.

Randall gets the toughest test possible this week, facing Unicaja in France on Wednesday, January 31. On the last day of his hottest month ever, surely this is a game to keep your eyes on and boost your BCL Fantasy campaign.

Remember, he's still a rookie in European basketball. Every single minute out there is his chance to build a name for himself in a previously uncharted territory of his career.