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Dario Saric Beats Giannis To Win FIBA Europe Young Men's POY

Jan 21, 2015 10:48 AM

Dario Saric has won the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year award for 2014.

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo finished a close second in the voting while Cedi Osman of Turkey rounded out the top three.

Saric led Cibona Zagreb to a win of the Adriatic League with an MVP performance in the Final Four.

A third campaign in the Croatian senior men's team followed, averaging 11.7 points and 6.7 rebounds on his team's run to the Round of 16 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Saric's NBA draft rights are owned by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Nando De Colo Named Euroleague MVP For Top 16, Round 3

Jan 17, 2015 3:49 PM

Nando De Colo paced CSKA's 69-78 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday with his Euroleague career high of 22 points while making 12 of 13 free throws.

De Colo added four more Euroleague personal highs with 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 12 fouls drawn and a performance index ranking of 34, the highest for any Euroleague player in Top 16 Round 3.

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Taylor Rochestie Named Euroleague MVP Of Top 16, Round 1

Jan 3, 2015 2:46 PM

Nizhny Novgorod's Taylor Rochestie has been named Euroleague MVP of Top 16, Round 1.

Rochestie led Nizhny to a historic first Top 16 79-59 win over host EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Friday.

Coming off the bench late in the first quarter, he set about feeding teammates on the way to eight assists, matching his Euroleague career high. But with his team trailing at halftime, Rochestie turned his attention to the basket and scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half. Rochestie added four rebounds and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, contributing to a performance index rating of 32, which equaled his own previous best and was the highest among all Euroleague players in Top 16 Round 1.

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